A Múmia Brasileira
Obra inspirada no eleitor brasileiro, um autorretrato que propõe a reflexão do sujo que fala do mau lavado, como no dito popular. Propõe um registro desse ano eleitoral e do eleitor que se depara com tantos escândalos de corrupção em todas as esferas da sociedade. Como reagir quando a corrupção mostra sua cara sem vergonha até no judiciário, esfrega na cara do eleitor sua incapacidade e insinua que até as Urnas eletrônicas sejam fraudadas.
The Brazilian Mummy
Work inspired by the Brazilian voter, a self-portrait that proposes the reflection of the dirty that speaks of bad washing, as in the popular saying. It proposes a record of this election year and of the voter who faces so many corruption scandals in all spheres of society. How to react when corruption shows its face without shame even in the judiciary, rubs in the face of the voter its incapacity and insinuates that until the Electronic Urns are rigged.
#Repost @indeclineofficial ・・・
An installation for the “Hidden Rooms” group show at the defunct Rendon Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.
This piece was created to celebrate our governments unwavering dedication to political and cultural isolation under the ignorant and misguided leadership of Donald J. Trump and his administration. Their allegiance to white nationalism, blatant human rights violations and environmental rape, all while proudly trotting along at the end of a corporate leash, has sent a message to the world that America is content with our status as a superpower on the verge of self destruction, and that we’re all too proud to abandon the Titanic. Not that we have many icebergs left to hit anyway.
Here’s to those that pay attention and find strength and inspiration in this current chaos. We are many. They are few.
Music: Star Fucking Hipsters “Immigrants and Hypocrites”
Hidden Rooms: Curated and Produced by Cindy Schwartzstein of @cartwheel_art.
Hast Du gewusst, dass die Murals, also die Wandgemälde, in Californien ursprünglich einen politischen Hintergrund hatten? Mit Beginn der 60er bis in die 1970er Jahre hatten Künstler mexikanischer Abstammung in Californien kaum eine Möglichkeit, ihre Kunst in den Museen und Galerien auszustellen. Frustriert über Ausgrenzung und Unterdrückung durch das Establishment generell schufen die Chicanas/ Chicanos großflächige Kunstwerke auf Häuserwänden, in denen sie ihren Protest, aber auch ihre Hoffnung, Träume und Trauer ausdrückten.
Viele der monumentalen Exponate - gerade in Süd-Californien - wurden bis in die 1980er zensiert und “whitewashed“, also vorsätzlich übertüncht und damit zerstört.
Heute sind murals auf der ganzen Welt hipp und bringen als Touristenattraktion viel Geld für öffentliche Kassen ebenso wie es Firmen gibt, die die kunstvolle Bemalung von Häuserwänden als lukrative Geschäftsidee entdeckt haben.
Noch bis zum 16. September 2018 ist die sehr sehenswerte Ausstellung #muralesrebeldes zu sehen im @californiahistoricalsociety in #sanfrancisco , 678 Mission Street.
Wenn Du zufällig in dieser Zeit in San Francisco bist und Streetart magst, dann schaue unbedingt vorbei. Ganz in der Nähe der Ausstellung ist außerdem gerade der höchste Skyscraper von SF fertig gestellt und der Skywalk wird dort auch bald eröffnet.
With all of the toxic news that's out there, I'm very hoppy to report that I've had a piece accepted into AVA's Pride & Protests exhibit. My painting, "Donald (Ranitomeya Amazonica)", was selected, warts and all, for display in this show "pertaining to politics, discrimination and justice" . The opening reception is Friday at 5:30. The forecast calls for rain - it might even be a bit froggy - but dart on over. If you miss it, I'd hate to say I toad you so, so hop to it!
Happy Friday everyone! Posting a Behind the scenes collaboration I did with these lovely ladies. We worked on documenting stories of Incarceration for school projects to raise awareness about such an important subject. I am also posting to express how important it is to have like minded people in your life that support the creative process. Stay tuned for a finished project. ✊🏽
*content warning* “White Van” abductions of Tamils in occupied Eelam are notorious in Sri Lanka. The rise of the white van abductions re-emerges in 2006 during the time of the ceasefire agreement; a government military sponsored form of torture and state built fear. Tamil civilians, journalists, LTTE members, and Tamil activists were abducted primarily in Jaffna and parts of Colombo. In the past few years there continues to be white van abductions of Tamils. According the the UN, Sri Lanka has the second highest number of enforced disappearances during war.
Protests about enforced disappearances during the war continues to occur in some parts of northern Eelam. Tamil women many of them who are mothers and wives are in the forefront of the movement demanding the Sri Lankan government in prioritizing the investigation of those who have disappeared during the war. It has now been over 365 days of protest and there is no sign of accountability from the government.
Justice and peace building is nearly impossible if the Sri Lankan government continues to deny the measures of violence and torture they have administered against Tamils. How can one discuss reconciliation initiatives with the Sri Lankan state if they continue to lack accountability on the evident torture they have been directing?
In the month of the Mullivikaal genocide- let us remind ourselves that cultural erasure and genocide of the Thamil people is ongoing. We do not need to wait take action when a “physical war” is being administered against our people. Keeping those affected by the war and those who continue to fight against these atrocities forever in my thoughts.
Artwork: Roshni. R
Resources: @tamilguardian @pearl_action @adayaalam_cpr
All the brouhaha surrounding the eligibility of our politicians for Parliament reminded me of work that was commissioned for an exhibition in Old Parliament House in 2014 by Craft ACT. This work was to respond to a specific room in the Prime Ministers wing which contained this gorgeous red leather chaise longue. I scoured original vintage newspapers from 1920's -1976 for political articles and cut out the fragile paper to make a quilt, entitled "Political Cover-up" and a newspaper flokati rug entitled " Under the Mat". Politics provides us with endless food for thought and artistic reinterpretation .......