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A Rose is A Rose – contemporary art exhibition supporting victims of female genital mutilation
September 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - September 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm UTC+2
105 contemporary artists will take part in A Rose is A Rose – a fund raising exhibition to support victims of female genital mutilation. The exhibition and art sale will take place at the Desert Flower Centre (Krankenhaus Waldfriede,Berlin-Zehlendorf) from 16th – 18th September 2016.
Curator Dodi Reifenberg says the FGM cause has inspired contributions by artists from Germany, USA, Japan, Austria, Israel, Italy, U.K., South Africa, Spain, Syria, Mexico, Tunis, Iran, Poland, Russia and Sweden. “It’s amazing to see how many artists (107) have stepped forward to support the crucial work being done by the Desert Flower Centre. We’ve ensured that there is room for all, by advising artists to submit small sized paintings, sculptures and photographs.”
Female genital mutilation causes needless pain and suffering to over 160 million girls and woman today. Complications can lead to infections and, in many cases, death. Dr. Roland Scherer, director of Desert Flower Center said that over 50,000 German residents have been subjected to female genital mutilation. “At the Desert Flower Center, we do our best to help with reconstructive surgery and therapy, but none of this is covered by health insurance. The funds from A Rose Is A Rose are greatly appreciated as they help further this laudable cause.”
The artists have agreed to donate at least 50 percent of their proceeds to the Desert Flower Center, some promising even the entire sum.
Hayyan Al Yousouf
Jiří Georg Dokoupil
Eva Sjodahl Essen
Vera Lehndorff/Holger Trülzsch
Milovan Destil Markovic
Fiorentino De Martino
Haralampi G. Oroschakoff
Martin von Ostrowski
Peter Rune Christiansen
Daphna Saker Massey
Ingeborg zu Schleswig-Holstein
Eva Maria Schoen
Mandy Smith/Oksana Valentelis
Birgit Maria Wolf
Krankenhaus Waldfriede, Argentinische Allee 40, 14163 Berlin-Zehlendorf
16th September 2016
17th – 18th September
Exhibition open Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 7 pm
16th – 18th September
Hedoné project installation by Berlin based artist Rubò.*
“Desert Flower” screening – entrance free
German version: 4 – 4.30 pm
English version (original, with subtitles): 6 – 7.30 pm
11am – 5 pm: hospital and its premises open to the public
*Details of HEDONÉ (interactive performance / collective art project)
De Rerum Natura is an artistic recreation of the epic poem “On the Nature of Things“ by the Roman poet Lucretius, which defined the philosophy of Epicureanism.
Improvisation and aesthetic sensing are used to depict natural pleasures within an artistic performance.
This piece provides a glimpse of a larger collective art project called Hedoné, which uses Hedonism, Art and Philosophy to combat one of today’s major crimes against pleasure, namely that of female genital mutilation.
Our community gathering encapsulates the philosophy and sensuality of De Rerum Natura and Ethical Hedonism. Our costumes and decor are body paint and natural elements, designed to provoke a visual climax and channel the natural energy inspired by the beauty of the floral world.