From November 18th to December 16th, the French Institute in Moscow is presenting the exhibition “Cartooning for Human Rights” at the Contemporary Art Center Winzavod. The project aims to bring together the work of 28 European about the necessity of protecting human rights.
Our time is the scene of immense challenges. Today’s crises demonstrate more than ever the interconnections and the need to build sustainable development everywhere. However, how to build sustainable development without peace and without just and inclusive societies free from fear and violence? Based on critical, powerful artistic creations of 28 cartoonists from all over the European Union, this exhibition will raise awareness of the need to respect, protect and fulfill human rights in order to provide the foundation for freedom, justice and peace and attain sustainable development.
This exhibition will be an unique opportunity to display 28 point of views of European professional cartoonists, one per EU Member State, on current challenges, gaps and perspectives with regard to human rights protection in the world. It will denounce human rights violations and development obstacles. It will raise questions of the impacts of the denial of civil, political, social, economic and cultural rights on development.
Discussions panels between Russian and European cartoonists are also organized: stay tuned, more info coming soon!
Discussions panels between European and Russian cartoonists are also organized, featuring Plantu (France), Joep Bertrams (The Netherlands), Milan Kounovsky (Czech Republic), Vlaber (Lithuania), Mikhail Zlatkovski, Sergei Tunin, Igor Smirnov and Aleksei Iorsh (Russia).
Saturday, December 09 – 4pm: « Press cartoon : art or message? » at the Winzavod Contemporary Art Center
Monday, December 12 – 2.30pm: « Can we laugh at everything? » at the Faculty of Journalism
Monday, December 12 – 6pm: « From press to social media: the evolution of editorial cartoon » at Dom Jour
In collaboration with: The Russia French Institute, EUNIC network (French, Dutch, Czech and Lithuanian embassies), the Faculty of Journalism/University of Moscow State and Dom Jour