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Empty Chairs

Linda Soberman's avatar Linda Soberman

ARTIST STATEMENT Linda Soberman's The Empty Chairs speak powerfully to contemporary concerns of human freedom, tolerance and indifference. Soberman uses the narrative of presence and absence and the commonality of loss as a metaphor in awakening our consciousness by questioning social and political values. Miniature steel chairs cascade from the ceiling, hang tenuously by an invisible thread attached are transparent faces of women who no longer sit at our table. Find your own. REMEMBER Millions of Jewish women lost in the Holocaust Women brutally raped, kidnapped, murdered The women of Juarez The Comfort Women Muslim women stoned to death Massacres of Christians in Iraq Women and girls that are sexually abused REMEMBER ALL VICTIMS We share in this communal loss together

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 10'
  • Medium: Steel chairs, photo transfers
  • Width: 12'
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 10'