WTF Gallery and Café Hosts global exhibition “Change this world! 50 years of poster for Amnesty International (1961-2011)”
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY 14 MAY 2011, 6.30pm
Exhibition on view from 14 May – 13 June 2011
WTF Gallery, Sukhumvit Soi 51, Bangkok
"Artwork is instrumental to challenge tyrants and oppressions throughout the histories. Those images are like loudspeakers that resonating the spirit of those longing for freedom and justice. Indeed, a painting cannot free people from the claws of the oppressor. However, that painting might lighten up tens, perhaps hundreds people to see the injustice that eroding our society. In addition, persuade those people to stand up, and take action to change this world – to be a better place with equality and fairness."
Amnesty International Thailand cordially invites you to visit a global exhibition “Change this world! 50 years of poster for Amnesty International (1961-2011)” to commemorate the 50th Anniversaries of Amnesty International – a volunteer-based international organization working to protect and defend human rights worldwide. Amnesty International conducts researches and campaigns to end human rights violations – particularly rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Posters displayed at this exhibition are collected from Amnesty International’s campaigns in the past 50 years from every corners of the world. The posters communicate a variety of messages including freedom, prisoner of conscience, civil and political rights. These posters demonstrates that the power of artists’ creativity can transmit the people’s will from those who desire for freedom, equality, and respect for human dignity. This people’s will is timeless and beyond frontier.
Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 3pm-10pm
WTF Café & Gallery
7 Sukhumvit Soi 51, Wattana, Klongton-Nua, Bangkok 10110
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