Art and Human Rights- Saype – Beyond Walls
Featured image: Saype – Beyond Walls, 2019 (VFLPIX.COM /Valentin Flauraud).
Guillaume Legros or Saype is a french artist, he created a large ephemeral painting on the park adjoining the world-famous Eiffel Tower in Paris to mark World Refugee Day on June 20th.
This represents the power of using environmental spaces to strengthen the norms of international principles of human rights, to generate more awareness of the migration statues and our humanitarian responsibility toward them. The creative part of this artwork is using clean substances to draw the painting to gather between exploiting the environment in a clean way and sending or building direct quick stable messages on the mind of the viewers.
Another creative part of this artwork is the idea that the painting vanishes with rain, this will give the chance to use the same space in sending other new messages, or even complete building on the previous messages from the previous painting. The link between migration and this work is the human unity, the right of life for everyone even if they are migrants, the right of gaining support as humans to reach their basic rights. Additionally, the artwork reflected the kind of mutual positive relation that should be between migrants and original citizens to allow coexistence, integral, and mutual gains.
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Author Renad Issa is a Palestinian Human Rights and International Law scholar and gratuate of Al-Quds university (AQU) - Al-Quds Bard college for arts and sciences (AQB). Starting her major in 2016, she has and continues writing, conducting research projects, and doing presentations about various issues on human, children, women, refugees, youth and other rights issues. In her second year at AQU and AQB she became a distinguished PAYCE Fellow (Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement program), participating with students in a workshop that took place in Amman-Jordan, (where she became involved in The Global Summit movement). Her PAYCE research was about bridging perspectives, experiences, and increasing youth awareness of their civic rights in both Palestinian and US communities. This workshop helped Renad rethink in both American and Palestinian context of Human Rights enjoyment, exploring the gaps of Human Rights enjoyment between the USA as a Developed country and Palestine as a Developing country. Her final report titled “Art became my voice”, is available on PAYCE website at https://www.buzzsprout.com/215436/885560-art-became-my-voice.
In 2019, Renad seized an opportunity to train at the Independent Commission of Human Rights Office at Hebron-Palestine (ICHR). ICHR, as a governmental organization, which tries to empower Palestinian rights encouraged me her to take more steps to improve the Palestinian awareness of their national and international rights, and to work more to engage the international Human Rights Law IHRL in support of ICHR, other Human Rights institutions, and Palestinian citizens rights.