Gernika Peace Museum
Because artivists do not disembark; they live within the conflict and embark on the difficult and risky task of transforming it.
The Artivist Sailing: Artherapy and Artivism is a process of research, participation and exhibition based on the potentiality of art in addressing the social emergencies of our time. We embark on an imaginary vessel in order to sail through the rough seas of civil, human and ecosystemic rights and duties. ‘Artivism’ will be our propeller and rudder.
We embark on an imaginary vessel in order to sail through three rough seas:
• The sea of Civil Rights and Duties
• The sea of Human Rights and Duties
• The sea of Environmental Rights and Duties
And we begin our voyage with the rudder and propeller of ‘artivism’ or social and political activism through creative and non-violent means.
Gernika Gogoratuz, Gernika Peace Museum, Donostia-San Sebastian 2016.