Exhibit exploring violence against women has resonance in Winnipeg

Global News

WINNIPEG – An anonymous woman stands, topless, with most of her breasts, nose and mouth covered by a large frying pan.

Her eyes are dark saucers that peek out over the shallow pan as her hands tightly grip the long handle.

In the photo, by Japanese artist Yoko Inoue, the frying pan is not a kitchen staple but a weapon against domestic violence, the caption explains.

“In some communities, where direct intervention is culturally impossible, women respond to severe domestic violence by assembling outside the household in question and bang out an alarm on pots and pans. This informs the man that the spirit he attempts to break belongs to many, not one.”

The powerfully simple piece is part of a travelling exhibit titled “Off The Beaten Path,” which is making its last Canadian stop at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, where it runs until April 20. It’s hoped the exhibit featuring the works of artists from around the world will spark a…

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