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We’re so excited to see Mark Warren Jacques bring his watery wonder to the streets of NYC! Check out his new mural covering Fair Folks & a Goat’s West Village location at 96 West Houston St. Check it out if you are in the neighborhood!
by Kimberlie Birks
It’s likely no surprise the Tank team digs creative approaches to sustainability. Inspired by the huge fish that beached themselves in Rio during the Rio+20 Sustainability Development Conference in June, we are tumbling into the plastic arts today, with a look at projects that cause us to reflect on our consumption habits in inspiring ways.
In the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, dignity, equality, security, and freedom of thought are all acknowledged. But what about water access? With over 1 billion people in the world not having access to safe drinking water and millions dying each year from lack of water with basic sanitation, one could argue that fresh water access is a universal human right. This essential right is the focus of the Women and Water Rights exhibition.
There are over 50 artists that have contributed to the exhibit, drawing their inspiration from water insufficiency and its lengthy history. The exhibit, Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration, first premiered in February 2010 at the Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. During its run, it was very effective at highlighting the importance of water accessibility for all people around the world. The project continues with Women and Water Rights: Concerning Water, an exhibit at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, running through July 22, 2012 . Featuring work by local, national, and international artists, water as a right serves as the inspiration, subject, and material for the various pieces of art.