Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Call for Paper Dolls: The Ragdoll Project needs your dolls for Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art International Caucus at the LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China




 
CALL FOR PAPER DOLLS!
The Ragdoll Project is creating a new installation that will be entered into the juried exhibition Half the Sky: Intersections in Social Practice Art, presented by the Women’s Caucus for Art International Caucus at the LuXun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang, China. 



We request donations of handmade dolls cut out from paper. The dolls will be stitched together by organizers of the project and presented to the jury. 


Installation Theme: 
Witness. Millions of women and children across the globe suffer daily as victims of commercial sexual exploitation. As 53% of the world’s population, women can help victims of CSE and take action to end this crime. We can witness and reflect a woman’s value back to her, we can witness her suffering so it can be exposed, and then we can collectively take action to end it. We will create a web of interconnected dolls that stand as a witness for the women affected by commercial sexual exploitation. 

If you would like to include text on your doll, we ask you to write a statement about what you are a witness for by using the phrase “I see your ______” For example: “I see your pain,” “I see your courage,” “I see your uniqueness,” “I see that they mistreated you,” "I hear your voice."

Deadline: September 25, 2013 

Dolls:
Dolls should be made of paper that is at least the weight of copy paper and flexible enough that the final piece can be rolled up in a tube for shipping. Dolls cannot exceed11in x 14in. The theme is open to interpretation, keeping in mind our intention to be respectful of women who have been commercially sexually exploited. 

Dolls will not be returned. If we do not collect enough dolls to complete this project by the deadline, you may request that your doll be returned.

Contact: Joanna Fulginiti, joannfulginiti@aol.com 

Dolls can be mailed to:
Joanna Fulginiti 
2501 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130

The Ragdoll Project was created in 2011 by the 
Philadelphia Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art
http://phila-wca.blogspot.com/ 


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