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The 2002 installation ‘Rape Garage’ displayed statistics about rape, along with first-person narratives about sexual trauma. Stefanie Bruser, Josh Edwards, Katie Grone and Lindsey Lee. Mixed media site installation at “At Home: A Kentucky Project with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman.” 2001-2002. Courtesy the Flower Archive, housed at the Pennsylvania State University Archives.

A half-century before the hashtag, artists were on the front lines of #MeToo

Many Renaissance-era masterworks depicted rape and sexual assault as erotic. Beginning in the 1970s, artists worked to redefine rape as a crime of aggression and act of female subjugation.
Realpen Pencil is a young instant live drawing artist who lives and works in Accra, Ghana. Nduka Mntambo

Ghana’s ‘Chale Wote’ festival lifts spirits, frees souls

Ghana’s Chale Wote festival's main aim is to provide an alternative platform for the arts. It uses street arts to break creative boundaries and cultivate a wider audience for the arts in West Africa.
Visitors take in Cameron Robbins’ Field Lines at the Museum of Old and New Art. Mona/Remi Chauvin

Dark Mofo and the affective power of a creative storm

Hobart's winter festival explores darkness, storms and the very nature of the universe, with artwork performed in an asylum; echoing the elements and conceived while on a residency at Geneva's Centre for Nuclear Research.
Performance artist Marina Abramovic is undertaking a residency in Sydney. This image from her 2009 work, The Drill at the Manchester International Festival 2009 Photo © Marco Anelli. Courtesy the Marina Abramovic Archives

The mystical stillness of Marina Abramovic in Sydney

It's hard to resist the extraordinary charisma of performance artist Marina Abramovic, who has just started a new residency in Sydney.
The work, while personal, forms a lasting sense of introspection for the spectator as well. Image courtesy of Dark Mofo

Excavating Marina Abramović’s Private Archaeology – review

This collection of Marina Abramović’s works from 1975 to the present isn’t a retrospective. It offers a chance to consider the supremely artist-centric art as something separate to its creator.
It’s all fun and games until someone loses a motza. Jarrad Seng/Sydney Festival

Forget passion – unpaid work keeps fringe festivals afloat

Perth’s Fringe World 2015 is currently sauntering through the Western Australian capital. Featuring more than 2,000 performers, the annual festival has perfected a blend of cabaret, circus, theatre, film…

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