We’re can’t wait to go and see Protection, which is a new exhibition curated by our friends Riposte in partnership with Amnesty International UK. On display at Coal Drops Yard in London from 10 December.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the declaration of human rights, Riposte, in partnership with Amnesty International UK, has curated a group exhibition featuring women and non-binary artists. It will run from 10-16 December at Coal Drops Yard.
There’s a line-up of 30 inspirational artists (some who have graced the pages of Oh Comely over the years), including Guerilla Girls, Esther Mahlangu, Erin Aniker, Hattie Stewart, Juno Calypso, Lotte Andersen, Lynnie Zulu, Maisie Cousins, Mona Chalabi, Nathalie du Pasquier, Phoebe Collings-James, Steph Wilson and many more. All contributing artists have been invited to create work in response to the theme of “Protection”. All profits from art sales will be donated to Amnesty International UK.
Drafted in 1948 following the atrocities of the second world war, the declaration provides a universal set of minimum standards for how people should be treated worldwide. It is rooted in a desire for dignity, equality and fairness for all. It has been translated into over 300 languages and it laid the foundation for the human rights protections that we have in the UK today.
As part of the Amnesty Collective, Riposte wanted to bring together a global collection of artists to reflect on important human rights issues that affect us all. On the global spread of the artists involved in the show, editor of Riposte and curator of the exhibition Danielle Pender said, “We made sure that the artists involved were a global mix to reflect the myriad of ways that we’re affected by the issues around human rights. We invited established artists and designers such as Guerilla Girls, Nathalie du Pasquier and Esther Mahlangu alongside younger artists to explore the generational reaction to the issues covered in the declaration.”
The exhibition opens on Monday 10 December, RSVP here.