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

Posted By Charley Cameron On June 22, 2013 @ 12:13 pm In Art,social responsibility | No Comments

Yolanda Dominguez, fashion victims, rana plaza, performance art, ethical fashion [1]

This month, Spanish artist Yolanda Dominguez [2] brought a stark representation of Bangladesh’s horrific Rana Plaza building collapse [3] 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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[3] Rana Plaza building collapse: http://www.ecouterre.com/tag/rana-plaza

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