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COMPLICIT- ERASURE OF THE BODY

Please join Nasty Women Connecticut and Yale Divinity School as we bring you “Complicit- Erasure of the Body”. In light of the #MeToo Movement, and as we think about the grey areas of this movement against sexual violence and harassment, we invite you to express how acts of complicity remove one’s voice, erase the body and sense of self from the emotional, the spiritual and the physical.
Our call invites all artists, makers and creators to use their voice to create a visual or literary work that embodies this theme. All types of medium are accepted with some size limitations.

All work entered will be accepted, and submission is free.
Only one work will be accepted per artist.

Location: Yale Divinity School
Walls on the entire first floor, Marquand Chapel and the outdoor courtyard.

Events related to the exhibition will take place throughout New Haven in partnership with Black Lives Matter New Haven, New Haven Pride Center, Yale Law School, Interference Archive, and more.

Important Dates:
Installation: February 27-28th, 2019
Exhibition: March 1- 31st, 2019
Opening Reception: March 8th, 2019
De installation: March 31st, 2019

Drop off location for artwork is Yale Divinity School first floor main entrance. Drop off date is February 27th after 5pm until 8pm. if you need special accommodations or can't make it this time let us know for an alternate option!

Any questions please email nastywomenct@gmail.com

This partnership is particularly important as we think about how collaboration bridges communities that are often sharing physical spaces but not developing dialogue nor finding ways to work together. In light of the recently reported sexual violence history of a former YDS adjunct professor/program chair as well as the current disagreements caused by a YDS student removing survivor solidarity posters, this is a much needed essential conversation for our community, and YDS is the ideal location for this collaboration.
The accountability of #MeToo is a vital opportunity to reflect on historical and current rituals, theologies, and relational communities as we consider the future of our religions. Seeking justice, survivors of sexual violence turn to law enforcement, but they also often turn to religious leaders ( especially when the state is not holding those abusers accountable).


Nasty Women Connecticut in known for its radical work and advocacy within the arts. We hope to open the doors of YDS to interacting with all communities, including the greater Yale community, local faith communities, and the New Haven County population with this public event and conversation.


This exhibition will be an act of celebration as well as a platform for resistance.

Complicit - Erasure of the Body aims to support the voices and creations of those seeking justice in the world. We will not accept any work that condones hate.

Free and Welcome to All!