A retrospective exhibition will cover the eleven years of the call for 'Human Rights and Artistic Creation', an initiative of the Municipal Development Cooperation Service in collaboration with the Montehermoso Cultural Center, which aims to generate synergies between artists and local organizations working together on projects related to solidarity and the defense of Human Rights at the international level.

This exhibition will show six works from the history of the call, which can be visited at different locations in Vitoria-Gasteiz from February 22 to April 22.

The Montehermoso Cultural Center will host two works, one made up of the posters of the eleven exhibitions selected since 2013 and another one with a diptych taken from the group show 'Geu, Afrikarrok' from the 2022 call for entries. In the Ibaiondo civic center, the mural created by artist Verónica Werckmeister for the exhibition 'Sexumusutxalotiropum!', in collaboration with Medicus Mundi Araba, in 2015, will be on display. The same entity promoted in 2021 the exhibition 'Agua, nombre de mujer' (Water, a woman's name), which will be at the Alava campus of the UPV/EHU. The works 'Bizi-Toki' in 2023 and 'Palestina, ágora artística' in 2020 can be visited at the BIBAT museum. The School of Arts and Crafts will host the work 'Tierra, Cultura e Identidad: Producto robado' from the 2014 call. Finally, the Euskadi Public Higher School of Art and Design IDarte will show the work selected in 2018 '#FemRIGHTS' by Irantzu Lekue, coordinator of the retrospective.

The artists will offer guided tours of their creations. The first one will take place on Friday, February 23 at 6:00 p.m. at the Montehermoso Cultural Center. On Monday 26 at 11:15 a.m. Irantzu Lekue will explain her work at IDarte and on Wednesday 28 there will be a visit at 12:00 p.m. to the work 'Stolen Product' at the School of Arts and Crafts and at 5:30 p.m. at the BIBAT museum by Zuriñe López de Sabando.

"This exhibition will allow citizens to reflect on the situation of Human Rights in the world, thanks to the joint work of artists and groups of Vitoria-Gasteiz that address different situations from a local dimension to the global", explained the Councilor for Development Cooperation, Ana Lopez de Uralde, who has encouraged artists and groups in the city to collaborate and participate together in the new call for 'Human Rights and Artistic Creation'.

Vitoria-Gasteiz City Council website - Development Cooperation

Selection of artistic project 'Human Rights and Artistic Creation' (vitoria-gasteiz.org)

The Development Cooperation Service and Montehermoso promote a retrospective exhibition of the call 'Human Rights and Artistic Creation' " Notas de prensa (vitoria-gasteiz.org)