27 September 2013 – 1 February 2014
Private View 26 September, 17.30 – 19.00, all welcome
The Victoria Gallery & Museum is to open an exhibition that highlights the issue of the disappearance and murder of women and girls on the border between Mexico and the USA.
`Remember Them’ features work by a group of international artists that highlight the huge number of female disappearances and murders – estimated at more than 2000 since 1993. These have been committed in Ciudad Juárez, a city described as the most violent on earth.
The exhibition, which is being shown for the first time in the UK, features works by Mexican photographer Julián Cardona, Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert, Irish painter Brian Maguire, and Mexican contemporary artist and 2013 Arts Mundi prize winner Teresa Margolles. The artists seek to bring attention the endemic injustices and cyclical nature of the violence that occurs in Ciudad Juárez and challenge the absence of humanity that allows these conditions to continue.
Victoria Gallery & Museum, University of Liverpool, Ashton Street, Liverpool L69 3DR