OF NOTE Magazine
An award-winning online magazine featuring global artists using the arts for social change.
The Gun Issue
Gun Violence is a Women’s Issue.
Yet, to read the statistics about gun violence in America is to read about a gun culture dominated by men. For women, however, the stakes are just as high—even deadlier. Now, more than ever in our country, gun violence against women and girls has reached new heights. It is undeniably a health crisis.
The 10 multidisciplinary women artists in the OF NOTE’s The Gun Issue engage the gun as an art object in their artistic practices. In doing so, they confront the infiltration of guns in our day-to-day lives—the gratuitous violence meted out by femme fatales in television, film and gaming, the marketing of real pink guns to girls, the faulty narratives equating gun possession with women’s empowerment, and the eroticization and sexualization of the gun-wielding modern woman as the epitome of desire and seduction.
The Burqa Issue
While many employ the burqa as fodder for debate, the artists we’ve selected for The Burqa Issue use their creative voice and art practice to examine the complicated experiences of the women who actually wear the burqa—by choice or by force.
These multidisciplinary global artists employ the burqa, actual and symbolic, in their photography, documentary film, poetry, graffiti, street art, murals, sculpture and painting, to trouble our perceptions.