Blindness Awareness Month
As part of October Blindness Awareness Month, my previous solo exhibition “Entre Luz” was inaugurated at the Cultural Directorate of Nezahualcoyotl. This project was developed jointly by Rodrigo Arciniega, PRPG, the Cultural Directorate of Nezahualcoyotl, the Municipal Government of Nezahuralcoyotl, and the Nezahualkoyotl Administrative Unit.
The day was warm and bright, and many attended the opening and the ribbon cutting. Susana Cano (Diputada Federal por la 5a Circunscripción) visited the exhibition, and we spoke extensively through a translator about the artwork, specifically “Benevolent Kiss, Day 234.” The Senator’s questions focused on the stomach area of the nude figure, and she described the woman’s womb as empty. The work is purposeful in the intent and is meant to elicit this observation, few people have spoke of this aspect of the image.
Thank you for the support received. It’s essential to continue our work of democratization of art. Showing artwork in public spaces is crucial. This way, anyone from any background may discover viewing and experiencing art. This is why street art and the public are so important to me; I gravitate toward this artistic expression, not matter the media.
Every October, Blindness Awareness Month focuses on the blind and visually impaired community and the realities of living without sight. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “everyone, if they live long enough, will experience at least one eye condition in their lifetime.” The proof is in the numbers. An estimated 2.2 billion people around the globe suffer from some form of visual impairment or blindness – including everyone who simply wears corrective lenses. One billion of these cases could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed. So, we should all understand how to maintain optimal eye health and navigate life with visual impairments, whether for ourselves or loved ones. Read on to learn how you can observe, celebrate, and advocate during Blindness Awareness Month.
Thank you for the support received. It’s essential to continue our work of democratization of art.
Please make an appointment with your health care professional to test your eyes.
Exhibition location: City Hall -Unidad Administrativa Nezahualcoyotl in Av. Central calle 35, State of Mexico.