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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hair Code Duality by Sonya Rapoport

Sonya Rapoport is participating in HAIR-CODE, an activist Vienna Memory Project about Violence Against Women, a first phase of the Holocaust Memorial project.

Hair and hairstyle are seen as a social expression for gender. They play an important symbolic role in human culture.
The image I am exhibiting in The Vienna Project is a digital collage from "(in)AUTHENTIC: Woman, War, Jew", that I created in 2008.

The Vienna Project submission makes use of selected texts by Sigmund Freud, Luce Irigaray, and Jean-Paul Sartre that address gender and anti-Semitism. I correlated the texts with images of Nigerian hairstyles, military tanks, matriarchal mitochondrial genetics, alchemical symbols, and women in violent environments.

Monday, November 11, 2013


A photograph of Sonya Rapoport's interactive piece "ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS?" at the Fresno Art Museum, where participants chose a title and paste it onto its matched image. 

Photograph by David Keaton.

The exhibition runs through January 5, 2014.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Come Join Us 

Wednesday, Nov 6th  5:00 p.m. 
6th & Gilman in Berkeley 

***  We began a complex discussion at last week's Symposium:
ART : Appropriation - Authenticity - Application.
Let's Continue the Discussion !!   ***