Tuesday, November 25, 2014

BRASILPOST The Huffington Post Brasil "Interview with aleXsandro Palombo"



'Covarde', nova série do cartunista aleXsandro Palombo, repudia a violência contra as mulheres

Neste Dia Internacional da Não Violência contra a Mulher, celebrado nesta terça-feira (25), o cartunista e ativista italiano aleXsandro Palombo apresenta a sua nova série de peças intitulada "Coward" (Covarde, em português).
É a segunda vez que ele trata do tema, depois da mostra "Sem violência contra as mulheres", em que usa personagens de desenhos animados e princesas da Disney para denunciar o problema.
Em entrevista ao Brasil Post, Palombo explica por que o universo feminino é recorrente em seus trabalhos — já que, além de violência contra as mulheres, desenhouos efeitos do câncer de mama e a superação de mulheres com deficiência.
"Acredito que o dever de cada um de nós é se engajar diariamente para melhorar nossa sociedade", opina Palombo. "Acima de tudo, devemos fazer cada vez mais pela igualdade de gêneros."
Leia a íntegra da entrevista e veja as imagens:
Brasil Post: Palombo, por que você sempre usa personagens de desenho animado e princesas da Disney no seu trabalho?
aleXsandro Palombo: Eu uso personagens de desenho porque elas acompanharam cada um de nós no passado e ainda pertencem à nossa cultura pop contemporânea. Eu as transformo para contar novas histórias, para trazê-las mais perto da realidade em que vivemos.
Você acha que a comunicação de assuntos delicados, como violência contra a mulher e câncer de mama, é mais efetiva por meio desse tipo de representação?
Minha arte é satírica ao mesmo tempo que reflexiva. Minhas obras são como um espelho, a expressão cultural da sociedade. Tento explorar o direito à expressão, liberdade e igualdade. O culto à celebridade é uma parte importante do meu trabalho, mas também foco em aspectos sociais.
Assim, você cria uma linguagem artística própria...
Eu misturo cor, personagens de cartoons icônicos, sarcasmo, humor, realismo e surrealismo. Eu tento entreter e fazer as pessoas refletirem ao mesmo tempo.
Geralmente, como são as reações ao seu trabalho? Você ouve muitas críticas devido ao uso de cartoons para retratar situações dramáticas?
Alguns amam, outros desprezam — como deve ser. Arte é um ato poderoso que causa reações positivas e negativas. Como artista, eu apenas escuto os meus instintos. Crio com liberdade total. Sou um grande fã de críticas e as aprecio de fato.
Por que o seu interesse especial em temas relativos ao universo feminino, tais como os direitos das mulheres e a violência contra elas, tão recorrentes em sua obra?
Estou sempre na linha de frente da defesa dos direitos humanos. Acredito que o dever de cada um de nós é se engajar diariamente para melhorar nossa sociedade. Acima de tudo, devemos fazer cada vez mais pela igualdade de gêneros.
Qual é sua proposta com "Coward"?
Em março deste ano, fiz uma série contra a violência doméstica. Recebi muitos e-mails de homens ao redor do mundo insultando minhas obras. Vários diziam que eu deveria fazer uma série com as verdadeiras vítimas: homens agredidos por mulheres.
Que absurdo...
Sim, essas mensagens me fizeram perceber como tem homens violentos no mundo. Todo ano, milhares de mulheres morrem por causa desses caras nojentos. Na Itália, a cada dois dias, uma mulher morre nas mãos de um homem. Isso é desprezível e inaceitável. Pensei que deveria criar uma série de obras de arte mais diretas, algo que falaria o quão covarde esses homens são! Devemos punir esses covardes.

Monday, November 24, 2014

PRESS NEWS - DAILYMAIL "Snow White's black eye, Ariel's bruises and Cinderella's tears: Disney princesses re-imagined as domestic abuse victims to highlight violence against women"



- The cartoons are the work of Italian artist, aleXsandro Palombo


  • - Mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

  • - Shows battered Disney princesses with black eyes and bloody lips

  • - Marge Simpson and Olive Oyl also reimagined as domestic abuse victims 

With painful looking black eyes and blood dripping from their noses, these cartoons show iconic animated characters shockingly reimagined as victims of domestic violence.

Disney princesses such as The Little Mermaid's Ariel and Snow White feature in the collection, as do TV favourites including Marge Simpson and Olive Oyl.
Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which takes place on the 25th November, AleXsandro Palombo, a contemporary artist and activist, decided to create the striking art to raise awareness.
Calling the collection 'Coward'  Palombo depicts each woman holding a picture of their partner with the word stamped across his head in red. 

Run by the United Nations, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women marks 16 days of activism, culminating on December 10 - Human Rights Day. 

According to the UN, 35 per cent of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and or sexual violence in their lifetime with up to seven in 10 women facing this abuse in some countries.

Famous for his striking and satirical art, Palombo has used characters from popular children's cartoons to highlight domestic abuse on previous occasions.
He said of the current campaign: 'Thousands of women are killed every year all over the world. Femicide is an unacceptable social issue.
'As a man, I feel ashamed of the behaviours of those who use violence against women. These beings are not men but cowards. 
'It's up to real men to persecute and fight these cowards'

The UN are encouraging people to 'Orange YOUR Neighbourhood' to support the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

The website urges: 'Reach out to your neighbours, local stores, food-sellers on the corner of your street, gas stations, local cinemas, barbers, schools, libraries and post offices! Project orange lights and hang orange flags onto local landmarks, tie orange ribbons where you are allowed, and organize local ‘orange marches’ on 25 November to raise awareness about violence against women and discuss solutions that would work for your community.'


DATE WITH MEANING

The 25th of November was the date chosen for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women to commemorate the Mirabal sisters. 
They were three political activists from the Dominican Republic, who were brutally assassinated in 1960 during the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship (1930-1961)

VIA DAILYMAIL


PRESS NEWS - METRO UK "aleXsandro Palombo depicts cartoon characters as victims of domestic violence"



With split lips, black eyes and bloodied noses, these striking images show iconic cartoon characters as you’ve never seen them before.
The powerful project is the work of artist aleXsandro Palombo, who created the images to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which takes place on the 25th November.
On his wesbsite Palombo explains: ‘Thousands of women are killed every year all over the world. Femicide is an unacceptable social issue. As a man, I feel ashamed of the behaviors of those who use violence against women. These beings are not men but cowards. It’s up to real men to persecute and fight these cowards.’
Check out the thought-provoking images below.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

ART - "COWARD" by aleXsandro Palombo


#Coward #Lâche #Cobarde #Vigliacco 

"Thousands of women are killed every year all over the world. Femicide is an unacceptable social issue. As a man, I feel ashamed of the behaviors of those who use violence against women. These beings are not men but cowards. It's up to real men to persecute and fight these cowards" aleXsandro Palombo



COWARD 
by aleXsandro Palombo

Iconic cartoon characters Marge Simpson (The Simpsons), Lois Griffin (Family Guy), Olive Oyl, Wilma Flinstone, Disney Princess Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel and Jasmine. 











DON'T MISS
MONDAY, MARCH 03, 2014


NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
by aleXsandro Palombo













Friday, November 21, 2014

CLARA Magazine France "aleXsandro Palombo - Il était une fois l'art de dènoncer les violences faites aux femmes"


CLARA Magazine 
"Interview with aleXsandro Palombo"


 CLARA Magazine Cover
 by aleXsandro Palombo


AleXsandro Palombo Il était une fois l’art de dénoncer les violences faites aux femmes

Même quand la vie de couple semble avoir commencé comme un conte de fée, la violence conjugale, lorsqu’elle s’installe, tue. Derrière les images d’Épinal d’une vie idyllique se cache parfois une douloureuse situation que les ami-es, la famille, la société ne veut pas voir. Pour dénoncer cette situation, AleXsandro Palombo, artiste italien, propose une série d’images détournées à partir des personnages féminins des contes de notre enfance et comics americains. Entretien.

Comment en êtes-vous venu à travailler sur les violences conjugales?

Il s’agit d’une urgence sociale plus qu’une idée. Chaque jour, beaucoup de femmes subissent des violences de la part de leur conjoint. En Italie, une femme meurt assassinée par son conjoint tous les deux jours. Il s’agit d’une situation sociale terrible. Je voulais contribuer à
la diffusion de ce message contre les violences conjugales.

Comment choisissez-vous vos personnages?

J’utilise depuis toujours les personnages des cartoons pour affronter des thèmes sociaux importants. Dans ce cas précis, j’ai utilisé les personnages qui étaient
selon moi les plus aptes à transmettre ce message.

D’où l’idée d’utiliser des personnages connus?

C’est certainement plus efficace. Ces personnages
appartiennent à l’imaginaire collectif, ils sont familiers, un bout de notre enfance.

Quel message essayez-vous de faire passer à travers votre art?

Réfléchir, raisonner, penser, ouvrir son esprit, ce que de moins en moins de personnes font aujourd’hui. Nous
vivons dans une société de consommation, une société faussement construite par le marketing. Les gens sont bombardés au quotidien par des messages irréels, déformés… C’est exactement ce que je mets en débat à travers mon travail artistique.

Articulée autour d’une question : « Quel genre d’homme es-tu? », cette série interpelle directement les auteurs ou potentiels auteurs de violences conjugales.

Toute les voix qui s’unissent contre la violence sont importantes mais je pense que ce sont les hommes eux-mêmes qui devraient combattre la violence des
hommes envers les femmes, c’est selon moi la meilleure des façons pour lutter contre cette urgence sociale.
Vous êtes également l’auteur d’une série représentant des princesses Disney en situation de handicap.
J’ai voulu réaliser cette campagne car elle me concerne de très près. Il y a quelques années, j’ai subi une intervention chirurgicale pour l’ablation d’un cancer qui m’a laissé dans une situation de handicap, une partie de mon corps a été gravement endommagée. Depuis,
je vis un vrai calvaire, j’ai été catapulté dans une nouvelle réalité remplie de douleurs avec lesquelles je dois vivre tous les jours et pour le reste de ma vie.

C’est suite à cette expérience personnelle que j’ai développé cette idée. Cette série fait-elle l’unanimité?

Je suis contre toute forme de stéréotypes et préjugés et pourtant, lorsque j’ai réalisé cette série, il y a eu un grand débat à travers plusieurs pays. D’un côté, les « pour » avec des parents d’enfants porteurs de handicap qui étaient heureux car cette série s’approchait de leurs
situations réelles, sans discrimination et, de l’autre côté, les « contre » avec des parents indignés car, selon eux, les princesses représentées ruinaient l’enfance
de leurs enfants. D’une part, l’égoïsme social de la perfection, de la fiction, de la stupidité et, d’autre part, le droit à l’égalité sociale et la lutte pour l’égalité
des droits humains.

Quels sont vos projets ? Quelles sont les thématiques que vous voulez aborder?

Parmi les dernières séries présentées, il y a celle contre l’utilisation d’enfantssoldats de la part du Hamas en Palestine et une forte campagne contre l’intimidation.
Mon art est toujours en évolution, c’est le miroir du monde dans lequel nous vivons…

Propos recueillis par Gwendoline Coipeault

Des chiffres en +

En France, 121 femmes sont mortes sous les coups de leur compagnon l’an passé. À l’échelle européenne,
22 % des femmes ont subi des violences physiques et/ou sexuelles de la part de leur compagnon actuel ou passé au moins une fois. Source : Agence des droits
fondamentaux de l’Union Européenne, 2014.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

ART CHINA "Princess Kate Middleton and Queen Elizabeth II by aleXsandro Palombo"




黄皮肤的凯特王妃同样时尚!Kate Middleton X 辛普森恶搞插画

 如果没有被 simpsonized 过的话,也算不上是大红大紫!这样说,一点都没有错。因为你总是可以看到 simpsons 家族在每个角落出现,扮演著不同时代、不同国家、不同民族、不同阶段、不同宗教信仰的人们。我唯一可以说的就是,在 simpsonized 的国度裡,一点都没有歧视,因为被 simpsonized 过的,都是人人平等。

已经不是第一次看过由 aleXsandro Palombo 恶搞过的图像。aleXsandro Palombo 一直都在时尚上发功,画过了许多昤尚名人,也有画过童过故事;现在他将目标一转,转到去 Royal Style 之上。

目光放到整个英国都会面向的 Kate Middleton 身上。自从成为了皇妃以后,Kate Middleton 每一个造型都成为了大家最注视的新闻之一,她的穿搭成为了很多英国少女心目中最好的贵族形象!现在就让 aleXsandro Palombo 以他讽刺性的画笔,给大家带来接近六十张以 Princess Kate Middleton 以及 Queen Elizabeth II 为主角的插画吧!好让大家在 weekday 之中被丰富的色彩洗洗沉闷的心灵!

Friday, November 07, 2014

PRESS NEWS - The Blot Magazine "Dorri Olds Interviews aleXsandro Palombo"



TOONS GO TOPLESS WITH MASTECTOMY SCARS FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

"Every woman is beautiful, even after a mastectomy, 
and women should know that."
aleXsandro Palombo

VIA THE BLOT MAGAZINE

Thursday, November 06, 2014

PRESS NEWS - YAHOO! Health "'Disney Princesses' Show Off Breast Cancer Scars in Artist's New Work"



Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty bares her breast cancer surgery scars in a new series of controversial illustrations by artist aleXsandro Palombo. 

VIA YAHOO!

Sunday, November 02, 2014

PRESS NEWS - DAILYMAIL "Can you imagine if Marge Simpson or Jessica Rabbit had breast cancer? Artist redraws female cartoon characters to support those battling the disease"



Artist AleXsandro Palombo's latest projects aims to encourage women to embrace their bodies after mastectomies 

He has previously portrayed cartoon characters as domestic abuse victims

Mr Palombo explained the message in the work is of 'hope and courage'

These pictures show iconic female cartoon characters as you've never seen them before. 
An artist has redrawn classic animated ladies as breast cancer survivors in a bid to raise awareness for those battling the disease.
Italian artist and activist AleXsandro Palombo's latest project, called 'Survivor' shows what Marge Simpson, Jessica Rabbit and Wonder Woman would look like if they underwent surgery to remove their breasts. 

The cast includes a posing Lois Griffin from Family Guy, Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, Betty Boop, Snow White, Olive Oyl, Cinderella, Wilma Flintstone and Wonder Woman and Jessica Rabbit covering her remaining breast with a purple-gloved hand.

The Milan-based artist, who has previously portrayed the same cast of characters as domestic abuse victims, is known for his colourful and thought-provoking satirical work.
And his latest work aims to help breast cancer survivors find the courage to embrace their bodies.

The message is one of 'hope and courage' because of the mental strength required by women who have had mastectomies to save their lives. 
Mr Palombo described the series is a 'powerful reflection on the disease, mastectomy and its effects, female identity and acceptance.' 

Artist aleXsandro Palombo

He told MailOnline: 'I believe that we must create awareness to young people and teach them health education.
'Breast cancer is a disease that can also affect younger women.
'The acceptance of your own body mutilated by a mastectomy is one of the devastating moments that is part of the disease. 

VIA DAILYMAIL

Friday, October 31, 2014

PRESS NEWS - HUFFINGTON POST BRASILPOST "Personagens de desenho animado viram sobreviventes do câncer de mama nas mãos do cartunista AleXsandro Palombo"



A campanha Outubro Rosa, de alerta ao câncer de mama, termina nesta sexta-feira (31). Mas a mensagem difundida por autoridades, médicos e pacientes deve continuar orientando as mulheres, tanto na prevenção quanto na superação dessa doença.
Um dos trabalhos mais criativos — e reflexivos — para mostrar a convivência das pacientes com as sequelas de tumores nos seios foi feito pelo artista contemporâneo e ativista italiano aleXsandro Palombo.
A obra "Survivor" mostra personagens de desenho animado e princesas Disney como sobreviventes do câncer de mama.
Conhecido por seus cartuns irreverentes, Palombo retrata a beleza e a naturalidade de Marge Simpson, Betty Boop, Ariel, entre tantas protagonistas, após a cirurgia nos seios.
A intenção de Palombo é refletir sobre "a doença, a mastectomia e seus efeitos, identidade feminina e aceitação" em uma tentativa de fortalecimento da autoestima das mulheres que enfrentaram o câncer.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

PRESS NEWS - CNN "Princesas de Disney sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama"


(HLN) – Esta no es la primera vez que el ilustrador y activista AleXsandro Palombo retrata a las princesas de Disney con adversidades. Ya podrás recordar sus representaciones de Pocahontas, Belle y Mulan como amputadas en silla de ruedas.
Esta vez, el artista satírico añade otras protagonistas femeninas de dibujos animados, incluyendo la Mujer Maravilla, Lois Griffin y Jessica Rabbit, para explorar el lado menos visible del cáncer de mama.

VIA CNN

PRESS NEWS - HLNTV "Disney princesses as breast cancer survivors"




As Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to an end, contemporary artist aleXsandro Palombo takes a candid look at what iconic cartoon characters would look like as breast cancer survivors. This is not the first time illustrator and activist aleXsandro Palombo has portrayed Disney princesses with adversities. You may remember his renderings of Pocahontas, Belle and Mulan as wheelchair-bound amputees.
This time, the satirical artist adds other female cartoon leads, including Wonder Woman, Lois Griffin and Jessica Rabbit, to explore the less visible side of breast cancer.

VIA HLNTV

Monday, October 27, 2014

ART - Iconic female cartoon characters "SURVIVOR" by aleXsandro Palombo


Breast Cancer Survivors

Disney Princess Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, Jasmine, Tiana, Iconic cartoons characters Marge Simpson (The Simpsons), Lois Griffin (Family Guy), Wonder Woman, Jessica Rabbit, Betty Boop, Olive Oyl and Wilma Flinstone.


"Every woman is beautiful, even after a mastectomy, 
and women should know that."
aleXsandro Palombo