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"Oppositions" 
(MFA Thesis exhibition at Hunter College, CUNY,  1982)

The viewer is asked to lift a panel on the work in order to see the text below. It is a viewer participatory installation piece about the Vietnam War.

It represents a woman’s stance against the Viet-man war using self-portraits of the artist in bondage (exterior panel)  and various paraphrased articles and texts about the war (interior). 

notes from written script
Public horror - private pain 
United by symbolic fabrics (writing) text paraphrased from the books about the war
Juxstaposed against image photographed by the artist depicting self as sex and vicitm

© 2016 by Olivia Beens

Email: oliviabeens@gmail.com

Photo Credits:

Sherman Sussman

Regina Cherry

Chris Bolton

Seth Rubin

Peteris Krumins