Fundacion de Solidaridad Amaranta, Spain and member of RENATE, is pleased to announce that the art exhibition entitled ‘’The Black Tears,’’ will be held at The Other Art Fair, at Victoria House, Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4DA.
The objective of the Black Tears Project is to raise social awareness and funds for two organisations: Proyecto Esperanza which combats human trafficking in Spain and Amaranta Foundation which combats sexual slavery of women and girls in Asia (Siliguri, India).
Since June 2013, the Black Tears Project has brought together 2,245 women across 46 countries to create one monumental tapestry. Following 8980 working hours of stitching and sewing, the completed tapestry will now be exhibited internationally and will be launched in the UK, at The Other Art Fair, this April.
At the nucleus of the tapestry lies a woman curled up on a bench, her heart ‘stopped by grief’. She is surrounded by hundreds of blue sewn canvases, each 15x15cm square; a product of meticulous care and skill from women across the world. These canvases (‘tears’) appear to multiply and spread, to create a magnificent spectacle and an artwork measuring 14mx2m.
The tapestry will be auctioned in June 2015 to support both these organisations.
The Other Art Fair provides an opportunity to get exposure to a large number of people, with the Fair being publicised in the print media such as The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Time Out and many more publications.
In addition, partners of The Other Art Fair include; International New York Times, Elephant Magazine, Fever Tree, STATE magazine, Modern Painters, Aesthetica, Cass Art, Art Below, The Conran Shop, FAD, Club Monaco, The May Fair Hotel, TOMS Shoes, Art Fund, Polaroid, Jotta, Culture Label, Sipsmith, The Breakfast Club.
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Prepared by Anne Kelleher,
RENATE Communications Person
Black Tears Exhibition in London, 23rd – 26th April 2015