10 December 2018 International Human Rights Day
THE RETURN OF ART INTO THE COMMUNITY
A free participatory event connected with different realities in the world
TO ALL ARTISTS IN FIRST PERSON
PLEXUS INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL OPEN 2018
BRING YOUR WINGS TO FLY TOGETHER FREE AS A BUTTERFLY THROUGH THE DOOR OF NO-RETURN
The wings of a butterfly can be felt all over the WORLD
The adventure continues of the Plexus Metr’ ART: the travelling of simple photocopies of 719 digital works by 304 artists from around the world that in their historical travel from 2004 to 2017, turned into original works on board the Metr'ART and that like a caterpillar will turn into a colorful butterfly, flying through the "Door of the No Return, at the next Plexus International event at the MACRO Asilo project in Rome, on 10 December 2018, Human Rights Day, Dakar, thus giving life to a historical contemporary art work as a symbolic return of art into the community.
A journey, this of Plexus International, which set sail in 1984 from the Lower East Side of New York with the open call "In Order to Survive" aimed at the survival of artists in the community.
Plexus International, active for over 30 years, born in 1982 in New York and took root in Rome, Dakar, Cagliari and Cairns in Australia, realizing numerous events, "art-works" and "art-coopere", in which over 1000 artists participated, with recalls of attention towards biodiversity also social diversity; the commodification of art and the alternatives to it; slavery understood in a historical and metaphorical sense; the search for free forms of artistic expression and sustainable development. As of 10 December 2017, the Metr'ART has reached a total length of 287.60 meters, with 719 works by 304 artists from around the world who have responded via emails to Plexus International Open Calls to measure together the different forms of "erosion, growing in the world symbolically starting from the sea erosion of the "Door of No Return" of the House of Slaves of Goree, Dakar, as a symbol of the erosion of the historical memory of humanity, the erosion of human rights, freedom and peace in the world , to the erosion of the natural and cultural heritage of the planet.Symbolic measurements that have become in the construction of the Metr'ART expressions of freedom of art, no longer understood and experienced as an autonomous experience concerning the expression of the individual artist but as a collective contribution to the widening of perception and knowledge, a different way of seeing the world collectively, artistically and freely expressed, combining diversity and safeguarding the identity of "each" participant artist.
A global cultural navigation that has linked art to improving the quality of life for all. - to the well-being, as a human right for all; a conscious way of living, individual and collective. Since its inception, Plexus International has turned itself to experimental artistic researches of alternatives aimed at improving human experience, through social, environmental and economic change, imagined and explored through artistic practice, in which art is an essential element of human evolution.There is the awareness of the necessary interconnection between all spheres of life.