¡SOMOS VIDA! WE ARE LIFE!
In April 2009, the UN General Assembly designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day (resolution 63/278), recognizing that the Earth and its ecosystems is our home and highlighting the need to promote harmony with nature and the planet. In addition to alleviating overpopulation, pollution and making responsible use of natural resources.
Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and now it
is celebrated annually in 192 countries.
For this occasion, Latin American Art Pavilion joins in the celebration of International Mother Earth Day with the art exhibition entitled We are life! ¡Somos Vida!
We are Life! ¡Somos Vida! Is an artistic proposal that comes together to celebrate the month of Mother Earth through the art of seventeen Ibero-American creators in the disciplines of painting, photography and sculpture. Nature and animal themes have been present throughout the history of art and once again, the contemporary artist is attracted to them, but in this instance from activism and the understanding of their symbiotic relationship. The artist addresses these issues from the awareness of their existence to provide first the contrast and then valid solutions that help maintain balance in ecological systems and care for the planet. Art rises from a voice committed to safeguarding Mother Earth.
The human through his own history has paid worship and respect and thanks to Mother Earth for good harvests and the provision of natural materials such as wood, mud, stone for the construction of buildings, furniture and home accessories to support their permanence in the planet.
Latin American Art Pavilion proposes a tribute to Mother Earth with artists from its platform through the exhibition Somos Vida / We are life to address issues such as:
- Misuse of natural resources
- Greater interrelation with nature
- No water pollution
- Protection and conservation of flora and fauna
- Control in the mechanization of agriculture
- Control of toxic gas emissions