Seen and Heard
Seen and Heard: An Active Commemoration of Women’s Suffrage
Opening June 10, 2017
Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of women’s suffrage in New York State in 1917, Seen and Heard explores the state’s history of activism and use of the arts as a catalyst for social change. Inspired by Barbara Kruger’s “Who Speaks, Who is Silent?”, a monumental work in the Everson’s permanent collection that addresses the implication of silence and representation for women, this exhibition brings together newly commissioned work from artists working in photography, printmaking, and social practice, as well as several works from the Museum’s collection. Accompanied by a series of public programs, Seen and Heard explores the language and tactics of protest through the arts.
Untitled (Who Speaks?/Who is Silent?), 1990
Photographic silkscreen on vinyl
52 x 197 inches
Everson Museum of Art Museum purchase