Works from the Freedom to Create Prize

Ana Tzarev Gallery, New York
18 February - 20 March 2010

The Ana Tzarev Gallery is hosting a groundbreaking exhibition of works from the 2009 Freedom to Create Prize, an international award celebrating the courage of artists who use their talents to promote social justice, build the foundations for open societies and inspire the human spirit. The artist Ana Tzarev is a member of the Freedom to Create Prize judging panel which consisted of internationally acclaimed artists, social consciousness awareness makers and human rights leaders. The exhibition features a powerful range of works selected from over 1000 entries from more than 100 countries. The Main Prize winner was Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf for a body of work that promotes social justice and human rights.

Works on display include an installation of giant paper mache dolls, The Kumjing Storytellers, created by women trapped in refugee camps along the Thai-Burma border after being forced to flee from Shan State in Burma. The women cannot travel but they find help to transport the dolls around the world to raise awareness of the plight of migrants and refugees.

To view the Press Release, click here.