French artist Marica Quartuccia's artwork depicts the contrast between the challenging conditions present in some current African Francophone nations with the strength and exceptional character of the women in her portraits.
Event will be in English and in French.
Artist Statement (excerpt):
"By representing the unknown African heroes who strive, and often risk their lives daily to ensure the respect of human dignity, I want to pay tribute to the sacred nature of their remarkable deeds, which preserve and enrich humanity.
What matters is not for the painting to be beautiful but for it to accomplish what it was made for, that is to denounce injustice and show the incredible resilience and strength of those who fight it and dare to challenge the status quo."