Lotus Charity exhibition – public art campaign against female genital mutilation
“The project deals with the sensitive issue Female Genital Mutilation. We firmly believe that education is the solution for fighting against genital mutilation and this can contribute to a social Change. Our plan is to raise awareness for this issue and fight against FGM with a global street art campaign. […] It`s an collaborative arts project to raise awareness of diffrent kinds of diseases, with the help of artists. We want to be a Plattform to support charities. ”Because a picture says more than words”.
Closing event & Finissage & FilmScreening & Talk: “femmes globales” on 22.10.2018, at 6pm
*** An event organised by iOnArt & Lotus Charity”
Francis Alÿs, Julien Devaux, Jorge de Leon, Manuela Picallo Gil, Michael Pöllinger, Sofia Cruz and Maximilian Leon
curated by Oscar Sanchez
at gallery Schleifmühlgasse 12-14
Vernissage 6th of September 2018 at 7 pm
Special Meeting 24th of September 7 pm
Duration 7.- 29.9.2018
“Sobreviviré” / “To Survive” is a presentation of Latino America and European artists and their interpretation of their survival battles in Mexico City.
Once Francis Alÿs mapped the city, for a better understanding or kind of dissecting a new area. Sanchez asked artists like Francis Alÿs, Julien Devaux,
Jorge de Leon, Manuela Picallo Gil, Michael Pöllinger, Sofia Cruz and Maximilian Leon for their representation of the actually situation as well as a visualization of their daily struggles.
The match of well known artists and up coming ones offers a wide range not only in the interpretation issue, also a substantiated impression of their current status as well as about their suffering. Mexico City and Guatemala City are torn between culture and narc business, between corruption and poverty.
screenshot of facebookpage: Schleifmühlgasse 12-14
filmstill of “Wide Details” by Francis Alÿs