Art Exhibition

Exhibition: “10 in 10: The world through the eyes of a girl”

The “10 in 10: The world through the eyes of a girl” art exhibition is one of the main activities of EWAG 2022. The art pieces, in form of illustrations, portrays how the world can look like for a 10-year-old girl in 10 years from now – if the demands of young advocates are met, the rights of girls are fully upheld, and policies and structures are put in place to ensure that every girl can be her truest self.

The exhibition displays illustrations from 5 different artists from around the world, focusing on themes and concepts that the 2022 EWAG Young Advocates identify as their priorities for the future. The illustrations show the world as it should be – and as it can be. Each art piece is accompanied by a written message created by the young advocates themselves on their own experiences, aspirations, demands and hopes. The written messages takes visitors a step further from the art itself, shedding more light into how we move from seeing the future as a reality that can be to a reality that will be.

What: 10 in 10: The world through the eyes of a girl
When: 11th – 14th October 2022 | Opening: 11th October, 14:00
Where: Esplanade of the European Parliament, Rue Paul-Henri Spaak, 1000 Brussels

 

The illustrations from the exhibition are also portrayed below:

Economic Empowerment

“I wanted to show a young girl who has a great desire for financial independence by working hand-in-hand with other women to create job opportunities. In my personal experience, the street art world is still dominated by men, but I think it’s really important to work together to support other women street artists.” Yessi Nur Mulianawati

 

 

Political and Civic Participation

“I’ve always been fascinated by postal stamps. I had a big collection with my dad and brother growing up. I like how postal stamps showcase important historical events, celebrate diverse individuals and industry pioneers, and showcase humanity’s achievements in art, medicine, and science. For my art piece, I illustrated stamps that future generations will be able to see and collect, depicting important milestones that need to be achieved in the next 10 years for the new generations, and young girls in particular, to have a better future.” Tanya Shyika

Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights

“Reali-tea: A reality where the world is a place that pours knowledge, freedom, and power to all girls. I hope for a future where all girls in the world are provided with knowledge about their rights and are empowered by all society to be their true selves. I wish for a world where all girls can feel safe, be confident to wear whatever they like, a world where there are no limits on who they can be. I will keep fighting for this reality.” Pati Matsushita

 

“Communi-tea: A reality where the whole community supports girls to be who they are, providing them with love, empowerment & knowledge. I hope for a future where all girls in the world are provided with knowledge about their rights and are empowered by all society to be their true selves. I wish for a world where all girls can feel safe, be confident to wear whatever they like, a world where there are no limits on who they can be. I will keep fighting for this reality.” Pati Matsushita

 

Combatting Stereotypes & Harmful Gender Norms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If the demands of young defenders are met, I imagine that in 10 years girls will have the opportunity to be whatever they want to be, because they will have the same opportunities as others. Gender inequality and discrimination will cease to exist. They will have access to information and freedom to make conscious decisions on different topics. They will be able to occupy important political positions no matter where they are in the world and they will have the freedom to live without being influenced by moral codes, biological reasons and religious and social impositions.” Andrea Vallejo (Fugitiva)

Inclusive and Quality Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“For my art piece, I wanted a literal vision of what the future would look like if all girls had access to resources and safe education. I think dreams and ambitions should be nurtured in young girls. They give us hope and purpose as we grow older. I aimed to communicate that it is possible and it is attainable to be a lawyer, businesswoman, teacher, dancer or to pursue any other career, and that it benefits everyone to educate girls. I think then, the world will become a better, safer and happier place for women to live in.” Phathu Nembilwi