Exhibition For Human Rights

Some months ago, I was asked if I wanted to take part in an exhibition for the Human Rights. The exhibition consisted in that different artists (sculptors, photographers, watercolorists, collage artists...) had to choose an article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and make an artwork based on it.

I chose the 7th article, basically around Justice. I chose this article because I think that in some way it comprises the essence of Human Rights. It is just that everyone has the same opportunities, that everybody can opt to the same education. It is just that we all can be the same.

Here you can see me with my artwork. You can also watch it at my portfolio.

Photo by Franchi

The exhibition was on day December 10, 2010, in the day of Human Rights. Remember that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was approved on December 10, 1948.

The exhibition opened at 20:30 PM. It was presented by Vicente Pertegas, coordinator of International Amnesty, Jose Francisco Morales, councilor of culture of Elda, Ana Martinez in representation of all the artists, Consuelo Giner, the President of EDA, and Maravillas Cano, a poet that read some poems.

This exhibition started on Alicante, in Panoramis Gallery, and will route through another cities and art galleries.

There were many people and we got lots of signatures for several human rights issues. I am very happy of participating in this.

Oh, and another thing, many people liked my Justice. They asked me about the artwork. This kind of situations flatter and blush me :D

-Emma Alvarez-

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Jhon Davis said...

this kind of exhibitions should be held in developing countries where they don't have any idea about human rights. What is use of in developed countries.

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Emma Alvarez said...

Yes, but the use of making them is to make pressure on those countries to free or respect their citizens.

suruha said...

I think it would depend on the reason there are no human rights in an area. If it is because one group benefits from the lack of rights of the others, good luck with trying to arrange something like this there. In places where the people are just so far removed from the rest of the world, I don't know that they would 'get it'. I see the logic to bringing an event like this to those places, but, I don't think it would do as much good as making everyone, everywhere, aware of the issue. All change begins with awareness.

Good for you, Emma!!

Happy Holidays!!


Emma Alvarez said...

I agree. I wish this wasn't necessary because human rights were respected all over the world.

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