Strongin Collection Presents She’s Gone

By Editorial Team on November 30, 2021

Thu, 02 December 2021 - Thu, 09 December 2021

Image by She’s Gone.
Opening: Thursday, December 2 at 6:30pm

An exhibition of clothing of Israeli and American murder victims of domestic violence will go on display Thursday, December 2nd at 6:30pm ET at the Strongin Collection, 1631 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC, as part of a unique effort by Remember the Women Institute, in partnership with the Strongin Collection, She’s Gone, The Moment Gallery of Moment Magazine, and in cooperation with the Israel Embassy to the United States.

“She’s Gone” is a protest against gender-based murder, specifically intimate partner (domestic) violence. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this heinous assault against women has been recorded in greater numbers worldwide than ever before. The installation combines part of the “She’s Gone” installation of clothing of murdered Israeli victims of intimate partner violence with two garments that Remember the Women Institute obtained in the United States. See more information about these two women here: Jana Lynn Mackey and Simeonette (Sissy) Mapes. The exhibition speaks on behalf of all innocent victims of intimate partner violence.

Among the featured speakers are New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, along with Rachel Louise Snyder, author of No Visible Bruises; Director of Civil Society Affairs at the Israel Embassy, Emily Gilgoff; Founding Director of Remember the Women Institute, Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel; and co-founders of the Moment Gallery, editor-in-chief and CEO of Moment Magazine Nadine Epstein and Founder of the Strongin Collection, Robin Strongin. The mini-exhibition will run through December 9th, 2021.

Keren Goldstein, creator of the international art installation “She’s Gone,” is an Israeli documentary film director and activist on behalf of women and youth. She received her degrees in literature and film studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The “She’s Gone” installation involved her contacting the grieving families of Israeli victims of domestic violence, and asking them to trust her with the clothing of the women they had lost.

Remember the Women Institute, a New York-based research institute dedicated to telling women’s stories, added to the mini-exhibition two more garments generously provided by the mothers of victims in the United States. All Databases Are Incomplete, a video of a play written by Cynthia L. Cooper and performed by Lisa Pelikan, is part of the exhibition. The clothing and the stories they reveal demonstrate the power of community and shared memory to preserve the legacies of the far too many loved ones tragically lost to domestic violence.

The event is free; media coverage is invited.

NOTE: PROOF OF VACCINATION AND MASKS ARE REQUIRED TO ENTER THE GALLERY, WHICH IS ONE FLIGHT UP FROM STREET LEVEL.

Hours:

  • By Appointment

Strongin Collection is located at 1631 Wisconsin Avenue NW.