The Power of Art: Oneness in Trauma

By Taggert Smith Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts of Desire is a brilliant one-woman play, in which Raffo portrays nine different Iraqi women she’s interviewed in an interwoven series of scenes. While initially seeming an odd choice, it is through this form that the play develops one of its core themes–the ability of the artist toContinue reading “The Power of Art: Oneness in Trauma”

How feminist art works to dismantle patriarchal beliefs

by Jackie Weyerhaeuser Artworks typically classified as “feminist” have sparked profound conversations about the established patriarchy and how we challenge its established norms.  Hahn/Cock does so in multiple ways. The way the rooster poses (in a large and imposing manner) implies the power men hold in society. Since it is literally placed on a pedestal, itContinue reading “How feminist art works to dismantle patriarchal beliefs”