At the World Justice Forum IV, renowned artists including photographer Reza Deghati, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, singer Manny Answar, and filmmaker Roberto Hernandez discussed the ways in which art can be used to educate people about their rights, the mediums that artists employ to raise awareness about rights, and the effects when an artist transforms into a representative of the people or the government.
Artists and their work hold the power to transcend social, economic, and educational differences and bring political discourse to a global stage. Within the chaotic mix of conflicting voices and viewpoints, the work of an artist may emerge as the declaration of a nation, articulating the concerns of the people and inspiring social change.
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- Philip Kennicott, Art & Architecture Critic, The Washington Post (USA)
- Ai Wei Wei, Artist & Architect (China) - via video
- Manny Ansar, Singer; Executive Director, Festival au Désert (Mali)
- Reza Deghati, Founder, Ainaworld; Journalist & Photographer (Iran)
- Roberto Hernández, Movie Director & Researcher (Mexico)