The exhibition Hairstory/Herstory included Jill AnnieMargaret’s work developed in different instances: Shed, an installation produced years ago in USA that was mounted in a different way at the Dialogue Space and the artist book from the project Hairstory-Herstory, made from the work in collaboration with women groups from Idaho, USA and Buenos Aires, Argentina during her residency in the ‘acePIRAR Program.
This project gave the opportunity to ‘ace to exchange its artistic activity with a new community and space and at the same time to enrich from the participation from the Oral Narration group, Centre Arminda Aberastury that belongs to the Women Secretary at the Buenos Aires Government.
During the July 30th ‘aceNITE, we had the very special visit from the group of women participants from the Oral Narration Workshop developed in the Arminda Aberastury Centre, from its coordinators Patricia Rendón, Silvia Cukierblat and its director Cristina Vasino. Also Daniela Reich, director from the Women Direction of the City of Buenos Aires.
ABOUT Hairstory – Herstory
This project addresses the basic human rights of women and girls with regard to freedom from sexual assault and battery. Establishing partnerships with the Women’s and Children’s Alliance, Boise, Idaho, USA and the Centre Arminda Aberastury, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the artist led a series of workshops, which gathered writing, audio recordings and hair to create the exhibition. The project gives voice to a community of women whose common shared experiences often leave them silent and isolated.
The project was hosted under the auspices of Subgerencia Operativa Asuntos Culturales (Cultural Affairs Council) of Buenos Aires, Ministerio de Cultura (Ministry of Culture) and Gobierno de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (Autonomous City of Buenos Aires Government). It is supported by the Arts and Humanities Institute, Division of Research and Economic Development, The College of Arts and Sciences, The Art Department and International Learning Opportunities of Boise State University.
Daniela Ruiz Moreno