Art Works for Change

Art Works for Change is an organization that partners “with leading educational and activist organizations to produce art exhibitions on such topics as social justice, human rights, gender equity, war and peace, and the environment.” 

One exhibition featured on the web site was featured here in 2009.  It  is “Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women and Art.”  You can enter into a virtual version of the exhibition.  Among the remarkable pieces is Susan Plum’s set of oversized brooms that feature in a video.  It is meant to invoke healing for the senseless deaths and disappearances of women in Juarez, a town just across the US-Mexican border from El Paso.  Here are her brooms:

If you look around the site, you’ll find you can view parts of other exhibitions, such as a remarkable one on the nature of cities.  A still from that: