Graduate Student Jessica Baran will present a New Perspectives Talk at the Kemper Art Museum in June

Jessica Baran, MA student in the Department of Art History & Archaeology in Arts & Sciences, discusses collection artworks by such contemporary artists as Sue Coe and Adrian Piper that address gender-based violence and its representations in art and popular culture. Baran considers how these works can be seen as critiques of the need for visual evidence or "credible" testimony as recourse to justice, both of which unduly burden an already-vulnerable individual. She asks how visual art can perhaps serve as a tool for discourse, protest, and reform.

The talk, titled "Credible Testimony and Gender-Based Violence," is free and open to the public on June 24th at 2 p.m. For more information about the talk click here