How, you ask?
THE TOURING BHOPAL AND MASKS ART EXHIBITS!
Both are incredible ways to raise awareness about Bhopal and Dow Chemical and both are available right now.
You can hang it in your school, at a local church, or café or even in city municipal buildings!
Reserve one today!
BHOPAL PHOTO EXHIBIT – BY RAGHU RAI (24 pieces)
This exhibit is incredibly powerful, if you haven’t hosted it yet, you should. You can preview the entire exhibit here:
This has been traveling for 5 years so it is a little beat up, but it remains incredibly powerful.
BEHIND THE MASK OF DOW – by PAUL PHARE (18 pieces + introductory board)
So you already hosted the Raghu Rai exhibit and want to do something new?
This hard hitting art exhibit was designed to counter Dow Chemical’s Human Element Campaign, it features several pieces about Bhopal but also discusses Agent Orange, climate change, selling feed stocks for possible chemical weapons to Saddam Hussein in the 80’s, Dow’s messes in Louisiana and other US disaster sites. It opens with a copy of Dow’s PR featuring an Indian child, and a parallel mock Dow ad with a Bhopali survivor to illustrate vividly how Dow is trying to cover up its crimes in Bhopal and the world over with this Human Element Ad campaign.
Both exhibits are great for raising awareness as a lead up to a talk or event or just to keep interest and awareness of Bhopal alive in your community or school. Just send me an email if you would like reserve either one and for what dates! Thanks, Aquene
KEY THINGS TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT (courtesy of Ryan)
Firstly, the exhibit is in constant rotation, so we ask that folks that host the exhibit bear the cost of sending it to its next destination, wherever that may be. The US Postal Service usually offers the best rates, and when you include insurance ($500 on each box) the total cost of shipping is never more than $90-$110. Less for the Mask Art Exhibit.
As for how to hang them, painter’s tape usually works when applied liberally. They may still have a few hooks on the back, though I remember trying to get them removed, because unless people are careful packing the photos, the hooks in the back can cause scratching. And velcro or easels always works just fine. The photos themselves are on a lightweight, styrofoam backing, and while they were formerly bordered in a thin black frame, I think that’s mostly succumbed to the fraying I mentioned (I don’t know for sure; I haven’t seen the exhibit myself in over a year, while it’s been on rotation). You can also use easels which are fairly cheap to buy online if you haven’t found any you can use in the display facility.
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