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Yoshiko Shimada "It's Not Yours To Decide!"

Ota Fine Arts


Yoshiko Shimada
Ota Fine Arts is pleased to present "It's Not Yours To Decide!" by Yoshiko Shimada, starting on April 15.
This exhibition will feature the "Women's Union for Liberalization of Abortion and Legalisation of the Pill (Chupiren)," which was established in 1972. Chupiren was ostracized by the media and other feminists alike as "radical" and "ridiculous" for its direct action and assertion of the right to self-determination. But their claims are still very relevant today; they insisted on women's reproductive rights, de-manded compensation for domestic violence toward women in the home (this was before the term "domestic violence" was known), established a women's party to bring women into national politics and requested more women in full-time official government positions. Although Chupiren's methods were frowned upon as sensationalist, the members' actions clearly targeting authority are commendable today.
In this exhibition, Shimada will attempt to revive the spirit of Chupiren and stand against the patriarchy. On display are photographs, paintings, and video works.

[Related Events]
Talk Event
Date: Saturday, April 15
Speakers: Yoshiko Shimada, Hiroki Yamamoto (researcher, artist, and lecturer at Kanazawa College of Art)
*Please check the official website for more information.


Apr 15 (Sat) 2023-Jun 17 (Sat) 2023 

Opening Hours Information

Monday, Sunday, Holidays
Closed on June 1.
VenueOta Fine Arts
Location3F Piramide Bldg., 6-6-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032
Access1 minute walk from exit 1a or 1b at Roppongi Station on the Hibiya or Toei Oedo line.
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