W. Keith & Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
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Women's Rights Are Human Rights:

International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination

Sep 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

Location: Kellogg University Art Gallery

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"Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination" Exhibition

Exhibition dates are tentative and subject to change due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. Events will all be launched as Virtual Exhibitions, and participatory events will be Zoom-based Talks & Tours or Opening Receptions as listed for now, and until further notice.

Women's Rights Are Human Rights is a very fitting title for an exhibition of Women’s rights and advocacy posters, as it is a term used in the women's rights movement and was the title of an important speech given by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995. In her speech, Hillary Clinton suggests that “if the term 'women's rights' were to be interchangeable with the term 'human rights' the world community would be a better place because human rights effect the women who raise the world's children, care for the elderly, run companies, work in hospitals, fight for better education and better health care.”

Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage disparities. Women are often denied access to basic education and health care, and suffer from violence and discrimination, and are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.

In many cultures women have very little control over their own bodies, with female sexuality being largely controlled and defined by men in patriarchal societies. Sexual violence committed by men is often rooted in ideologies of male sexual entitlement, and these systems grant women very few legitimate options to refuse sexual advances. This entitlement can take different forms, depending on the culture. Human rights and women's rights are violated every single day as the rape and brutality of women is used as an instrument of armed conflict. Women and children make up a large majority of the world’s refugees. And when women are excluded from the political process, they become even more vulnerable to abuse.

This exhibition features posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens should play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing sexual and reproductive rights, and protecting women and girls against brutality. These posters promote women’s empowerment and participation in society while challenging religious and cultural norms and patriarchal attitudes that subordinate, stigmatize or restrict women from achieving their fullest potential. In their collective visual voice, these posters are designed to jolt the viewer’s sense of collective responsibility to challenge prevailing attitudes toward gender inequality and discrimination, while provoking both a healthy discomfort and empathetic response in the viewers.

Women's Rights Are Human Rights is a traveling exhibition facilitated by Michele Cairella Fillmore at the Kellogg University Art Gallery, Cal Poly Pomona.

Event sponsored by the Kellogg and Huntley Gallery Endowments.

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womens right are human rights opening

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Women's Rights are Human Rights Opening

The On-Site Exhibition is opening September 15, 2021, be sure to come in and check it out!

 

 

 
 


Portrait of Curator Elizabeth ResnickGuest Curator Biography

Elizabeth Resnick is a Professor Emerita, former chair of Graphic Design and current part-time faculty at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.

Elizabeth Resnick Design, an independent Boston design studio was in operation from 1973–1996. Clients included: Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corporation, Store 24, Animal Rescue League of Boston, AIGA Boston, Massachusetts College of Art, and other area schools plus many local non-profit cultural organizations.

Professor Resnick is a passionate design curator who has organized seven comprehensive design exhibitions: Within/Without: The Art of Russell Mills with Teresa Flavin (1991); Dutch Graphic Design: 1918–1945 with Alston Purvis (1994); The Art of the Poster: Makoto Saito with Jan Kubasiewicz (1999); The Graphic Imperative: International Posters of Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005 with Chaz Maviyane-Davies and Frank Baseman (2005); Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010 with Javier Cortés (2010); Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age: 2001–2012 (2012) and currently Women’s Rights Are Human Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence and Discrimination (2016) which investigates gender-based inequalities deeply entrenched in every global society.

Her publications include catalogs for the most of the exhibitions mentioned above plus The Social Design Reader Bloomsbury Visual Arts (2019), Developing Citizen Designers, Bloomsbury Academic (2016), Design for Communication: Conceptual Graphic Design Basics, John Wiley & Sons Publishers (2003) and Graphic Design: A Problem-Solving Approach to Visual Communication, Prentice-Hall Publications”(1984).

She has led poster workshops and lectured throughout the United States, Mexico, Ireland, Great Britain, China, South Korea, Iceland, Taiwan, Bolivia, Krakow and Warsaw. Her posters have been accepted at the Warsaw Poster Biennial and Mexican Poster Biennial and she frequently participates in International poster invitational exhibitions.
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Artwork Listing

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Selected Artworks

Women’s Rights Are Humans Rights: International Posters on Gender-based Inequality, Violence, and Discrimination is an exhibition that features posters created by both men and women to celebrate and acknowledge the vital role that all citizens play in protecting and promoting human rights while challenging gender inequality and stereotypes, advancing reproductive and sexual rights, protecting women and girls against brutality, and promoting women’s empowerment, education, and participation in society. The posters argue for the empowerment of women, achievement of equality between women and men, and the elimination of discrimination against women and girls.

USA  Scott Bakal  Keep Abortion Legal, 2017
Keep Abortion Legal
New Zealand  Nigel Buchanan    Fight Like RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg), 2016
Fight Like RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsberg)
USA  Molly Crabapple  Audra Lorde, 2018
Audra Lorde
Germany/Poland  Lex Drewinski   Free Pussy Riot, 2014
Free Pussy Riot
USA  Brooke Fischer    Greta Thunberg: Climate Activist, 2019
Greta Thunberg: Climate Activist
Germany  Michelle Flunger    Stop FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), 2012  Design: Michelle Flunger  Font: Thorn by Hubert Jocham  Winner MUT ZUR WUT, 2012
Stop FGM (Female Genital Mutilation)
France  Nicolas Gillon    Violence Against Women: aïe love you, 2014   Photo, Art Direction, Copy: Nicolas Gillon  School: E.S.A. Saint-Luc Tournai
Violence Against Women: aïe love you
Bosnia & Herzegovina   Dalida Karić-Hadžiahmetović    Woman is not an Object, 2012   Design: Dalida Karić-Hadžiahmetović   Photo: Dalida Karić-Hadžiahmetović and   Nora Hadžiahmetović
Woman is not an Object
Denmark  Gitte Kath   Women’s Right Are Human Rights, 2017
Women’s Right Are Human Rights
Hungary  Anna Korolovszky    #youtoo, 2017
#youtoo
Canada  Anita Kunz    Leave My Body Alone, 2006  © Anita Kunz for RESIST Publication  Art Direction: Françoise Mouly and Nadja Spiegelman
Leave My Body Alone
Japan  Takayuki Kuribayashi    Let’s Protect a Woman from Sexual Violence, 2015  Art Direction, Design & Photo: Takayuki Kuribayashi
Let’s Protect a Woman from Sexual Violence
Ecuador  Antonio Mena    Indigenous Women of Ecuador, 2007   Design/Illustration: Antonio Mena   Client: FLACSO, Ecuador
Indigenous Women of Ecuador
USA  Ricardo Levins Morales    History’s Perspective–Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 2008
History’s Perspective –Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
Greece  Maria Papaefstathiou    Breast Cancer: The Value of Early Detection, 2015
Breast Cancer: The Value of Early Detection
USA  Jessica Sabogal   Women Are Perfect, 2017
Women Are Perfect
USA   Joe Scorsone & Alice Drueding    Acid Violence Against Women, 2010  Design: Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding
Acid Violence Against Women
Saudi Arabia  Mohammad R. Sharaf    Allowed, 2013
Allowed
Sweden  Volontaire    Female Gential Mutilation:  White Rose, 2007   Copywriter: Malin Akersten Triumf   Art Director: Yasin Lekorchi   Photographers: Niklas Alm, Mattias Nilson, Vostro   Retouch Artist: Sofia Cederström, Vostro   Client: Amnesty International
Female Gential Mutilation:
White Rose
United Arab Emirates   Y&R Dubai    Words Hurt–Verbal Abuse–Bitch, 2011   Art Director: Kalpesh Patankar   Copywriter: Shahir Zag   Photographer: James Day   Client: KAFA, Lebanon
Words Hurt–Verbal Abuse–Bitch

In person installation views of the exhibition will be available after the show's Opening Reception.

Virtual Exhibition Gallery Views

Installation View, Front West Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021Virtual Exhibition Installation View, Front West Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

 

Installation View, Front West Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021Virtual Exhibition Installation View, Front West Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

 

Installation View, Front East Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021Virtual Exhibition Installation View, Front East Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

 

Installation View, Front East Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021Virtual Exhibition Installation View, Front East Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

 

Installation View, Corridor of Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021Virtual Exhibition Installation View, Corridor of Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

 

Installation View, Back of Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021Virtual Exhibition Installation View, Back of Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

 

Installation View, Back of Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021Virtual Exhibition Installation View, Back of Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

 

Installation View, Front East Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

About the Virtual Exhibition

The Women's Rights are Human Rights Virtual Exhibition is an online exhibiton. You will be able to navigate this virtual exhibition without downloading any files.

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Installation View, Back of Gallery, Women's Rights are Human Rights Exhibition, Sept 15, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

Previous International Installations

Installation View, Women's Rights Are Human Rights Exhibition, December 2016, Seoul.
Installation View, Women's Rights Are Human Rights Exhibition, December 2016, Seoul, South Korea.

 

Installation View, Women's Rights Are Human Rights Exhibition, April 2017, Warsaw.Installation View, Women's Rights Are Human Rights Exhibition, April 2017, Warsaw, Poland.