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Charley Cameron

Fashion Victims: Spanish Artist Protests Unethical Treatment of Garment Workers in Live Street Performance

by , 06/22/13
filed under: Art, social responsibility

Yolanda Dominguez, fashion victims, rana plaza, performance art, ethical fashion

This month, Spanish artist Yolanda Dominguez brought a stark representation of Bangladesh’s horrific Rana Plaza building collapse to a packed shopping district in Milan with a “live” performance that underscored the real fashion victims of unethical clothing production. Inspired by the April 24th disaster that claimed the lives of at least 1,127 garment workers, Dominguez “buried” well-dressed women under piles of debris, their projecting limbs a clear evocation of the images of mangled bodies that emerged in the tragedy’s aftermath.


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