Wednesday, March 9, 2011

MOMA Exhibition

If you are New York between March and August, you should stop by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).

Artworks from the "Break the Silence" portfolio are currently on exhibition at the MOMA. 

Below is South African Artist, Trevor Makhoba's artwork entitled, "God wants his People" from AFH's "Break the Silence" Portfolio which is one of the artworks currently being exhibited.

"God Wants His People" Trevor Makhoba

Click Here for more Break the Silence Artworks. 

1 comment:

  1. Art for Humanity (AfH) initiated the Break the Silence HIV/Aids print portfolio in 2000, with the purpose to instill a greater sense of social responsibility towards the pandemic and to those who are infected and affected by the disease. The project was designed by AfH director Jan Jordaan in collaboration with Vedant Nanackchand and Dr. Nigel Rollins. 31 artists – 21 South African and ten international – have contributed original fine art prints to the HIV/AIDS initiative.

    Well-known South African artists, including Gabisile Nkosi and Diane Victor, joined international artists Alex Flett (Scotland), Carmen Perrin (Switzerland) and others to contribute to the portfolio collection. The Break the Silence initiative is endorsed by a number of international leaders involved in the field of health, human rights, culture and art, including Dr. Peter Piot, head of UN AIDS.

    The artists joined the project because it offered them a unique opportunity to use their talents to advocate these significant messages to the community. Gabisile Nkosi, an artist based in KwaZulu-Natal believes in the African proverb that says ‘If you want to hide something from a black man, write it in black and white.’ To convey this message, Nkosi said, “it is better to do a colourful visual, rather than to use text. As an artist, I feel privileged to play a role in promoting HIV/Aids awareness through the medium of visual art”.

    The limited edition portfolio (25 sets) of the original signed and numbered prints and the catalogues are exhibited worldwide and are available for a donation. The funding raised will be used to support the advocacy programme of the project which consists of a billboard and