Art and Artists’ Responses to Gender, Armed Conflict & Human Rights Bibliography with Abstracts


The power of art is critical because it can push the boundaries of experience for which there might not yet be language; as Angela Davis has said, “Artists, whether they be musicians or visual artists or literary artists, are often our beacon in times of struggle. Art can educate the imagination.” This quality of art enables potent challenges to western, masculinist, colonial epistemology. In this bibliography, the Consortium includes research on artists grappling with gender, conflict and human rights violations, as well as coloniality and postcoloniality, Orientalism and the War on Terror, and feminist activist performance art.

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