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"The Ghoul Exhibition" - Guns, Performance and Social Justice



The project “The Ghoul Exhibition” was supported by Humanity in Action as a grant competition project.

The Ghoul Exhibition is an artistic response to the unfolding tragedy of gun violence in the United States. Created by Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Héctor Álvarez, this project merges performance and social engagement surrounding this pressing issue.

As a solo theater performance piece, it charts the link between gun deaths, race, geography, economics, mental illness and discrimination, questioning how the “representation” of violence in the media and the arts actually contributes to the problems behind gun violence.