Three Weeks In January

Three Weeks in January: End RAPE in Los Angeles 12 January – 1 February 2012

UPDATE: Suzanne Lacy will be featuring Storying Rape: Shame Ends Here for the Liverpool Biennial 2012. Lacy is working with organizations in the City of Liverpool, including METAL, to promote a public conversation on rape incidence, education, and prevention that includes youth and men in the effort to end violence. Engage with the project anywhere in the world from September – 25 November 2012

Three Weeks In January: End Rape in Los Angeles, a new work of public performance art by artist Suzanne Lacy in partnership with Los Angeles student and arts groups, political organizations and civic institutions. Re-creating key aspects of an original 1977 artwork titled Three Weeks in May, the new project focuses on where Los Angeles is now – forty years into the anti-rape movement – and how to end violence against women.

A hallmark of Three Weeks in January is the Los Angeles Rape Map, installed at Deaton Auditorium, in front of the Los Angeles Police Department in downtown Los Angeles. Each day for three weeks the map will be marked with the prior day’s police reports. Surrounding this activity there will be a press conference at the site of the map, a series of critical conversations and multi-vocal events, and a Candlelight Ceremony. As in the original work, art is the platform to organize a series of presentations that collectively bring renewed focus to the effort to end rape.

The form and structure of this work engages activism, education, media, city politics, and art with participants from all of these areas. Explore the schedule of 30+ events, organized across the Los Angeles metropolitan region here.

Three Weeks in January is part of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival. Organized by the Getty Research Institute and LAXART with support provided by the Getty Foundation.

Additional support has been generously provided by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office, the Los Angeles Police Department, Peace Over Violence, CODEPINK, the Rape Treatment Center, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Otis College of Art and Design and ForYourArt.

February 1
A Forum on Global Violence Against Women
Presented by California Institute of the Arts and CODEPINK
From grassroots to global peace and social justice movements, this dynamic forum will present multiple perspectives on the issue of violence against women, highlighting mass rape in militarized zones.

California Institute of the Arts Main Gallery
24700 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355