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'Lesser Violence', panel discussion: 31 August 2017

On Thursday 31 August (the last day of Women’s Month), VIAD and GALA (Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action) jointly hosted an intimate discussion around performance art practices as modes of addressing the problematic of gendered violence and rape culture in South Africa. Moderated by VIAD curator and researcher, Amie Soudien, the panel included artists Donna Kukama, Gabrielle Goliath, Nondumiso Msimanga and Senzeni Marasela.

The discussion brought together a community of artists, curators, researchers, activists and writers with a shared interest in gender rights, and with a view to initiating dialogue around artistic strategies for working with, through, around and against enactments of gendered and sexualised violence, and their systemic perpetuation. With the support of GALA ,and other partners, VIAD is planning a related performance program for 2018.