The 2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion aims to raise awareness, but also to give a voice to people experiencing poverty and to inspire European citizens to take action. It also aims to challenge stereotypes and collective perceptions of poverty. Through art, people in precarious circumstances can become visible again, without being stigmatised. Being poor is hard. Being invisible is intolerable.
The Art Partner Project (IN)VISIBLE is one of the many initiatives of the 2010 European Year. Students and people experiencing poverty worked together in a common project.
Around 70 photos coming from all over Europe will be shown in the Gallery Horta from the 19th November, for around two weeks. The photos exhibited on the cubes are challenging common perceptions and inviting citizens to reflect upon poverty and social exclusion.
The Art Partner Project is not a competition – there is nothing to win and no artistic, aesthetic or technical criteria have been imposed on the photographers. This collection of images, from the four corners of Europe, illustrate poverty as seen through the eyes of art students and people experiencing poverty.
The exhibition is open to everyone, see you there!
Location: Gallery Horta in the Brussels Central Station
When: 19 November from 4.30 PM to 7 PM