February 16 - June 16, 2017


Desconocida Unknown Ukjent is an international art project by Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert that utilizes a mass collaboration, the stitching of nametags to protest the murder of women in Ciudad Juaréz, Mexico and in remembrance of similar crimes worldwide.  Each participant in Desconocida Unknown Ukjent, embroiders two name tags; one carries the name of a murdered woman in Ciudad Juarez, the other the word Unknown in the participants own language and alphabet, memorizing victims of similar crimes globally.

The project began in 2005 and to date, more than 4800 people have embroidered close to 7900 labels in countries including the US, Australia, Philippines, Pakistan,  Turkey, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, France, UK, Israel, on Palestinian territory, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Russia, Poland and in all corners of Norway. The exhibition of the work in the Rubin Center’s atrium will be accompanied by a complementary exhibition in Ciudad Juarez, and a series of workshops on both sides of the border. 





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