Dear iDEALS, Maison Martin Margiela strikes with a French edition for the second time, creating a wonderful T-Shirt to fight AIDS. The charity AIDS T-Shirt has been present in all Maison Martin Margiela collections since Fall/Winter 1994/1995. Each T-Shirt is produced in a different colour with contrasted text every season and bears the text marked below in English.
THERE IS MORE ACTION
TO BE DONE TO FIGHT
AIDS THAN TO WEAR
THIS T-SHIRT BUT IT’S
A GOOD START
Further to the seasonal English version, the Maison has decided to have a yearly edition every time in a different language for the World AIDS day. After the previous Japanese edition, we propose this 2nd edition in the French language.
Created in Paris, sold around the world, worn touching the heart, this limited edition charity AIDS T-shirt will be exclusively available in all Maison Martin Margiela stores and in the Margiela e-boutique.
So the text becomes :
IL Y A PLUS A FAIRE
POUR COMBATTRE LE
SIDA QUE DE PORTER CE
T-SHIRT MAIS C’EST UN
When most T-shirts carry a slogan their message may be read from a distance... dialogue is not necessary. When this T-Shirt is worn it is no longer possible for others to read the text printed on it (most of the text is on the inside at the back of the V-neckline).
A dialogue on HIV/AIDS is there encouraged once another asks the wearer to explain what is written on their T-Shirt. A percentage of the sales is donated to ‘AIDES’, a French non-governmental organization dedicated to fight the HIV and hepatitis virus and take care of patients living with HIV/AIDS and hepatitis (www.aides.org).
Over the years, 180,000 T- shirts have been sold and brought a contribution of over 750,000 euros to ‘AIDES’. Unfortunately, the virus is still around and that action is still valid.
Vamiali's gallery is pleased to present “REVERIES OF WILL”, art from the land of Cyprus, a group exhibition curated by artist Polys Peslikas. “Reveries of will… because the reverie is nearly always associated in our minds, with a state of relaxation, we fail to appreciate those dreams that include focused action, which I will call dreams of will. And so when the real stands before us in all its terrestrial materiality, we are immediately persuaded to [forgot the existence of these ] unconscious impulses, , the oneiric forces which flow unceasingly through our conscious life ” (Gaston Bachelard, Earth and reveries of will, 1948).
The exhibition's curator, Polys Peslikas with a brief reference to Gaston Bachelard writes about the idea behind the exhibition: "Perhaps one of the most dangerous elements for an artwork is if it is created within narrow geographical contexts. Any reality tends to swell, as it happens with desire.
Avoiding any romanticism and every harsh reality of events, historical, political and the "loading" caused by the acts in the geographical area of an island, we make a proposal to define the image of an identity that responds to contemporary artistic production and creation of Cyprus. These artists do not belong to the same generation, but their work could be compared and coexist, be read on many levels and readings by creating multiple folds.
The artists of the exhibition are characterized by their relationship with everyday life, current events, time, or the history as a pliable material, or just by the strict devotion and methodical approach to their artistic production (sometimes as an obsession). The visual result is clean, sophisticated, low-lit, The sculptural installations of A. M. comprising of different elements and materials, could be described as a whole as drawings in space. They function as a reference to the concept of time, of immobility and silence of death. With an intense tragic element but at the same time with humor, his works could be read as descendants of surrealism. Forged metal, stones, natural raw materials forming a linear image of a world-culture of reason and of dream.
Video still from BLOMQVIST 2001 by Alexandros Pissourios
13 September - 22 October 2011 Tuesday - Friday 13.00-19.00 Saturday 12.00-16.00 Participating artists: Evelyn Anastasiou, Savvas Christodoulides, Elina Ioannou, Sotiris Kallis, Stelios Kallinikou, Phanos Kyriacou, Angelos Makrides, Panagiotis Mina, Vicky Pericleous, Alexandros Pissourios, Socratis Socratous, Lefteris Tapas, Philippos Vasiliades. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
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