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ActOnition WhyWhyArt, Shanghai (June – September 2021)

At the Department of Culture and Education of the German Consulate General in Shanghai, Shanghai, China June – September

Following the “Starting a conversation on comparative feminism” exhibition in Nanjing, China in 2017, WhyWhyArt initiates ActOnition – an Action performed in public spaces for individuals and activists to not only acknowledge personal responsibilities but to also Act On and to point out and change the unjust aspects of social behaviors.

For that occasion, WhyWhyArt puts forward seven Antonyms. Antonyms against violence, Antonyms against sexual assault, Antonyms against domestic violence and Antonyms against mental violence, Antonyms against emotional violence, Antonyms against cultural and spiritual violence. The first 6 ActOnitions were performed by Susanne Junker and Zane Mellupe in Vietnam in April 2019. The displayed artists works that are dealing with feminist approach and violence against individuals were created between 2007 and 2019.

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