Thursday, March 29, 2012

"Banned" used as Mask.

Ela Gandhi with three people sporting the "Banned" masks.  

The Durban based Amnesty International Group held a reading of Liu Xiaobo's poems on Human Rights Day  this year.  
The reading which was a worldwide initiative was held to 'highlight the unjust imprisonment of Liu Xiaobo and the incommunicado status of his wife.' - Coral Vinsen.  

Ela Gandhi granddaughter of Gandhi who attended the event read one of Liu Xiabobo's poems whilst being flanked by  people wearing masks  that had the artwork, "Banned" by Tibetan artist Gonkar Gyatso (right), which is part of Art for Humanity's Universal Declarations of Human Rights (UDHR) Print Portfolio.  

The artwork was done by the exiled artist for the "Right to Freedom of Speech" clause under the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights.  

For more information on the UDHR portfolio, please click HERE 

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Dialogue Among Civilization (DAC) Print Portfolio

The Dialogue Among Civilizations Print Portfolio which focuses on issues such as xenophobia, racism and refugees will be exhibiting at the FADA Gallery in the University of Johannesburg, from the 26 March-27 April 2012.

The exhibition is centered around building and informing the public's knowledge on how to combat affairs such as xenophobia, racism and the influx of refugees that stare South Africa in the face today. In essence, they affect and prevent all South African's from potentially growing into a nation which symbolizes civil rights and unity in diversity.