Alaa Satir // Hope and papers

Fresco – Rue du Champ de l’Eglise 73/89, 1020 Brussels (Laeken).

This fresco was created by Sudanese artist Alaa Satir as part of the ICORN (International Cities of Refuge Network) project. The project was implemented in Brussels by Passa Porta and Cartooning for Peace. The artist’s work, with its links to women’s rights, is a call to action in support of social justice and freedom of expression. ICORN is an independent organisation of cities and regions offering refuge to at-risk writers and artists. Its mission is to advance fundamental rights, including democratic values and international solidarity.

“The mural takes its inspiration from the physical support of a ramp, framing the journey of seeking refuge above all as a form of displacement. The composition uses human figures and birds to illustrate this movement”. – Alaa Satir

The artist will create the fresco between the 19th and 27th September.

The inauguration will be held at 4pm on the 27th September 2023 at Rue du Champ de l’Eglise 73/89, 1020 Brussels (Laeken).

About the artist

Born in 1990 inKhartoum,Sudan, Alaa Satir is aSudanesevisual artist, known for her illustrations,murals,caricatures andcomics depicting images relating towomen’s rights, theSudanese revolutionand other social and political issues in contemporary Sudan. Since her first exhibition in Khartoum in 2017, and in particular thanks to her murals painted during theSudanese Revolution, highlighting the important role of women in this revolution, she has gained an international reputation as an artist and campaigner for freedom of expression, social justice and women’s rights. She is a member of Cartooning for Peace.

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