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Women's Work: 1,000 Hour Drawing

An Installation / Sweatshop by C. V. Mansoor

Women's Work: 1,000 Hour Drawing

An Installation / Sweatshop by C. V. Mansoor

The Cincinnati Arts Association and the Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts presents Women’s Work: 1,000 Hour Drawing, an installation/sweatshop by Cincinnati artist, C. V. Mansoor

C. V. Mansoor’s, Women’s Work / 1,000 Hour Drawing, is a performance-based, progressive installation that plays with the image of a sweatshop. Workers, hired by the artist, perform labor by drawing for two-hour periods on dress patterns of a conservative business dress and jacket. The work is tedious, mundane, and repetitive reflecting Mansoor’s personal approach to artmaking that allows for an intentional slowing down and awareness of the passage and function of time. Once the drawing process is complete the dress patterns are assembled as garments and displayed as part of the overall installation. Participating workers will be compensated for their labor with a voucher that will admit them to a performance by a nationally known performance artist. In Women’s Work / 1,000 Hour Drawing, Mansoor utilizes the dress pattern and drawing process to contemplate issues of personal identity, financial representation, labor, business, and social relationships.
Please Note: C.V. Mansoor’s work is also included in the concurrent exhibition Lithographic Works from Mark Patsfall Graphics

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