Art for Human Rights

Event has passed (Wed Nov 13, 2013 - Sun Nov 24, 2013)
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


In 2004 and 2005, internationally acclaimed artist Fernando Botero created a torrent of powerful paintings and drawings for his renowned Abu Ghraib series. The brutish and compelling images of detention and imminent physical and psychic threat are still charged with recent memories of the horrifying revelations of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Four works from this important series are on view in the Bancroft Lobby as part of Art for Human Rights. Four additional paintings by Botero are displayed at Boalt Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. Art for Human Rights coincides with the November 13 screening of Susana de Sousa Dias’s film 48, about political prisoners in Portugal.