Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Assault on Artist Yan Yinhong

In October of 2012, in a Member News post on this blog: "Virginia Maksymowicz's Report from China," feminist artist Yan Yinhong was featured (see <http://phila-wca.blogspot.com/search?q=yinhong>).



In August of 2013, Yinhong was sexually assaulted during her performance, “One Person’s Battlefield,” in the city of Hai’an near Shanghai. Two men, said to be other artists, attacked her as she danced. The audience thought it was part of the performance. Yinhong fought them off. Ironically, her piece was about sexual violence against women.

Yinhong, you have proved yourself a "tiger woman" par excellence!

Go to <http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/07/world/asia/07iht-letter07.html>
          <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uhcTJmiHps>
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