Katy Donoghue of Whitewall Magazine interviews feminist artists Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank about their upcoming mural collaboration with NY Live Arts. The piece titled We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident is a response to the “election” of Donald Trump. Text gathered from statements male politicians have made about women the last few years will be obscured by the image of a reclining woman along the 31 foot long wall.
Here is a brief excerpt from the interview, Zoë Buckman and Natalie Frank Won’t Let you Forget What Politicians Say About Women:
It’s my belief that real healing can only come after cleansing, and cleansing, by nature, is not pretty. There is clearly an incredible amount of hatred and anger that has been bubbling up here for decades, and in order for real change to take place we need to be able to have some frank, difficult, and confrontational conversations. The mural that Natalie and I are creating isn’t just about empowering women, it’s about exposing the ridiculous, hurtful, unfounded, unscientific, and inhumane statements elected men and women have made about women in this country.” – Zoë Buckman
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