Sunday, August 17, 2014

Humor Chic News - VALIDleben Magazine Austria "Interview with aleXsandro Palombo"



Plötzlich Prinzessin

Sie sind hübsch, liebenswert und perfekt. Prinzessinnen aus dem Märchen und aus Zeichentrickfilmen sitzen nicht im Rollstuhl, haben alle Gliedmaßen und sind weder gehörlos noch blind. Und krankheitsfrei sowieso.
Alexsandro Palombo ist Künstler, Menschenrechtsaktivist und Rebell. Seine Kunst ist subversiv und reflektiert. Seine Werke sind eine Konzentration von Satire, Humor und Farbe und haben die Fähigkeit, das Unsichtbare sichtbar zu machen.
Bereits mit seinen Zeichnungen zum Thema Gewalt gegen Frauen erregte er öffentliches Aufsehen, waren doch die dabei gezeigten Figuren bekannte Superhelden und die Familie Simpson. Mit seiner Serie Disabled Disney Prinzessen begibt er sich erneut auf unerforschtes Terrain.

Interview

VALIDleben: Sie kommen ursprünglich aus der Welt der Mode. Der Welt des Schönen und der angeblichen Perfektion. Inwiefern steht das Projekt der behinderten Zeichentrick-Prinzessinnen damit in Zusammenhang?

A. Palombo: Disabled Disney Princesses (Bild größer) ist eine Arbeit, die vorherrschende Schönheitsideale in der heutigen Gesellschaft anprangert. Wir leben in einer Zeit, in der alles vom Erscheinungsbild abhängig ist und eine daraus resultierende Leere auch die Oberhand über die Intelligenz gewinnt.

VALIDleben: Warum haben Sie gerade diese Prinzessinnen und Figuren als Sujet gewählt?


A. Palombo: Disney ist ein Marketingprodukt des gegenwärtigen Konsumdenkens. Hinter Disney steht nicht ein Märchen, sondern eine Geldindustrie, mit dem Ziel, das Massendenken zu vereinheitlichen und somit noch mehr Profit zu generieren. Als ich die Reihe von Disabled Disney Princesses realisiert habe, gab es unterschiedliche Rückmeldungen.

Einerseits gab es sehr viele Mails von überglücklichen Müttern von behinderten Kindern, die sich darüber freuten, in den Prinzessinnen welche gefunden zu haben, mit denen sich ihre Kinder identifizieren konnten. Andererseits gab es auch Mails von erzürnten Müttern, die behaupteten, dass Prinzessinnen mit Behinderung ihre Kinder schockieren könnten. Das gleicht der Aussage, dass ein Kind ohne Behinderung von einem körperlich eingeschränkten Kind traumatisiert bleibt.

Kinder haben jedoch keine Angst vor der Andersartigkeit, da sie im Vergleich zur Erwachsenenwelt eine unvoreingenommene Vorstellung ihrer Umgebung haben. Aus den Reaktionen von erwachsenen Personen hingegen erkennt man, wie viel Diskriminierung und Ignoranz in unserer Gesellschaft noch vorhanden ist.

VALIDleben: Haben Sie einen persönlichen Bezug zum Thema Behinderung?

A. Palombo: Vor einigen Jahren wurde bei mir eine seltene Form von Krebs diagnostiziert, die einen Teil meines Körpers lähmte. Von jenem Zeitpunkt an musste ich mich einer Reihe von Umständen stellen, die ich nicht gewohnt war. Durch körperliche Betätigung und viel Ausdauer konnte ich mich dem neuen Leben anpassen.

In einer zivilisierten Gesellschaft sollte der barrierefreie Zugang möglich sein. In Italien ist dies aufgrund von architektonischen Barrieren und auf Gehsteigen geparkten Autos nicht der Fall. Menschen mit Beeinträchtigungen sind gezwungen, zu Hause zu bleiben; davon zeugt das Straßenbild, auf dem kein einziger Mensch mit Behinderung zu sehen ist.

In Italien sind Menschen mit Behinderung unsichtbar - ohne Rechte und großen Ungerechtigkeiten ausgesetzt. Diese sozialen Umstände sind auf einen "laissez-faire"-Staat und eine korrupte und abwesende Politik zurückzuführen. Das Niveau dieser Unkultur in diesem Lande ist sehr hoch, und ehrlich gesagt schäme ich mich, Italiener zu sein.

VALIDleben: Hat der Konzern, der diese Zeichentrickfiguren produziert, jemals auf Ihre Zeichnungen reagiert?


A. Palombo: Bis jetzt gab es keine Rückmeldungen. Ich bin mir jedoch sicher, dass eine Stellungnahme von Seiten Disneys globalen Einfluss auf die Wahrnehmung der Kinder hätte. Durch deren Augen kann man die Welt verändern und verbessern. Wenn du ein Kind mit Behinderung bist und somit anders, wirst du nie so sein können wie die perfekten Prinzessinnen in der märchenhaften Welt von Disney. Die Andersartigkeit ist Ausdruck von Kultur und somit ein großer Mehrwert, den man den Kindern beibringen sollte.

VALIDleben: Eine italienische Modefirma hat für ihre letzte Kampagne eine Frau im Rollstuhl als Testimonial gewählt. Sie kennen die Modebranche. War das eine einmalige Marketingkampagne oder ein Zeichen für die Zukunft?


A. Palombo: Es war eine ausgezeichnete Marketingkampagne, aber mit dem Ziel, das soziale Gewissen der Menschen zu lenken, um eine Verkaufssteigerung zu erzielen. Somit hat diese Kampagne nichts mit Aktivismus und dem Aufzeigen sozialer Umstände zu tun. Man geht für Menschenrechte auf die Straße und protestiert, zeigt auf, riskiert Tag für Tag. Aber nicht, um seine Gewinne zu maximieren.

Dieser Artikel von David Calas erschien im Sommer 2014 in VALIDleben

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Humor Chic News - LE FIGARO "Les Simpson parodiés autour de l'intervention israélienne à Gaza"


Un dessinateur italien fait parler de lui sur le Net après avoir mis en scène les personnages du dessin animé sur le thème du conflit entre Israël et la Palestine.
Avec sa série de dessins «Free Gaza», le dessinateur AleXsandro Palombo suscite l'intérêt des internautes depuis quelques jours.
Cet artiste milanais a réalisé des portraits de Homer Simpson ainsi que de Marge, sa femme, portant le keffieh, coiffe traditionnelle des paysans arabes, faisant le «V» de la victoire sous une inscription explicite: «Free Gaza»(«Gaza libre»).
Dans cette même campagne, les personnages de Springfield cottoient certaines princesses du monde de Disney, comme Blanche-Neige, Cendrillon ou la Petite Sirène.
Ce n'est pas vraiment un coup d'essai pour l'Italien de 39 ans: AleXsandro Palombo réalise depuis plusieurs années des détournements pour certaines causes. Récemment, les princesses de Disney ou certaines «Super Women» étaient apparues avec du sang ou des yeux au beurre noir pour dénoncer les violences faites aux femmes.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Humor Chic News - Las Ultimas Noticias Newspaper Chile "Interview with aleXsandro Palombo"


Las Ultimas Noiticias Newspaper
aleXsandro Palombo


Humor Chic Human Rights - #SaveTheChildren "Mickey Mouse, Palestine" by aleXsandro Palombo


 by aleXsandro Palombo

Humor Chic Human Rights - Disney Princess Cinderella #FREEGAZA by aleXsandro Palombo



 by aleXsandro Palombo

Humor Chic Human Rights - Disney Princess Snow White #FREEGAZA by aleXsandro Palombo



 by aleXsandro Palombo

Humor Chic News - IBTIMES Internantional Business Times "Artist Uses Disney Princesses to Appeal for #FreeGaza and Stop the Massacre"




The ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict has left hundreds of innocent children dead triggering a massive outcry from nations to stop the Gaza assault by Israel.

Artist Alexsandro Palombo used Disney characters, popular among children,  to send a peace message to both the conflict-ridden territories.

Palombo has used the Disney princesses, who are better known as an ideal lover marrying her prince charming and fighting the wicked witches, as the peace messengers in his latest artworks.
In his latest cartoon picture series, the artist has shown popular Disney characters like Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine wearing a 'Keffiyeh' to cover their shoulders and appealing to #FreeGaza with fingers posed for the peace sign.
Earlier in a pro-Israel campaign, the artist had transformed princess Jasmine and Aladdin's characters as Hamas terrorist pointing gun towards the hostages Snow White and Cinderella.
Palombo is famous for using popular cartoon characters as the medium to discuss serious issues, including domestic violence and sexual assault.
The Gaza Strip assault has become the focus of international debates and Palombo is using the fictional characters to express his opinion on the humanitarian crisis.

However, his pro-Israel creations have drawn major criticisms as Gaza bombing has left hundreds of children dead and orphaned.


Monday, August 04, 2014

Humor Chic News - GLOBALNEWS Canada "The Simpsons get political in art pieces"



TORONTO — Homer and Marge of TV’s Simpson family are advocating for a free Gaza in memes created by Italian activist and artist Alexsandro Palombo.

Palombo, who describes his work as a collision of art and satire, is also wading into the Israel-Palestine conflict using Disney’s most famous females, including The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel, Snow White and Cinderella, wearing keffiyehs.

The artist has previously used well known cartoon characters to take on issues like domestic violence, discrimination faced by disabled people and the use of fur in the fashion industry.

Last month, Palombo shared a piece of art showing Princess Jasmine from Disney’s Aladin as a terrorist holding Lois Griffin of Family Guy hostage under the words: “Stop Hamas Terrorism on Israel.” Another showed Lisa Simpson as a soldier and read: “Stop Palestinian Child Abuse from Hamas.”

The series, which appears on Palombo’s blog, includes images of Peter Pan, Pinnochio and Bart Simpson as child soldiers.



Humor Chic News - THE HUFFINGTON POST "Des personnages de Disney dans une campagne de soutien pour Gaza"




aleXsandro Palombo est un artiste et activiste Italien, connu pour être un visionnaire audacieux. C'est tout en couleur qu'il apprécie critiquer les vices des gouvernements du monde. Dans sa nouvelle série, il utilise les personnages Disney pour soutenir les civils de Gaza.

Il y'a quelques mois, AleXsandro avait déguisé Homer Simpson en 'El Chapo', fameux trafiquant de drogues mexicain, afin de critiquer les politiques de lutte anti-drogues qui, au lieu de réprimer la consommation de ces substances, ne servent qu'à agrandir les réseaux de trafic de drogues, causant des milliers de morts chaque année.

Cette fois ci, l'artiste a transformé les personnages de Walt Disney en militants politiques. Sur les images, on les voit portant un keffieh et faisant un signe "paix" avec la main, avec le hashtag "#FREEGAZA".

Le conflit au Proche-Orient s'intensifie jour après jour, le bilan des morts a atteint 1822 Palestiniens et 67 Israéliens au 28è jour.

Un massacre qui indigne même les princesses Disney!


Friday, August 01, 2014

Humor Chic Human Rights - #FREEGAZA "Stop the Massacre in Gaza" by aleXsandro Palombo


Stop the Massacre in Gaza
#FREEGAZA #FREEPALESTINE
by aleXsandro Palombo

Disney Princess Jasmine, Ariel (The Little Marmaid)
Cinderella, Snow White, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
 Homer Simpson and Marge Simpson











Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Humor Chic News - America 24 / Il Sole 24 Ore "Marge Simpson con l'occhio nero provoca l'America"



Il personaggio del cartone animato reinventato insieme ad altri dall'artista italiano aleXsandro Palombo per denunciare la violenza sulle donne

Lorenzo Pozzi

Li conosciamo già tutti. Ci hanno fatto compagnia per anni nei pomeriggi dopo la scuola e forse continuano a essere presenti nelle nostre vite: sono i personaggi dei nostri cartoni animati preferiti ma non come li conosciamo. Questa volta sono meno perfetti e meno esilaranti: Marge Simpson con un occhio nero, Lois Griffin con un rivolo di sangue dalla bocca, Wonder Woman con la mano di Superman che gli tappa la bocca, Cenerentola al suolo sanguinate.
È con queste immagini che l’artista “ANTI-POP" aleXsandro Palombo, italiano del Salento, tocca un tema molto delicato e importante come quello della violenza sulle donne. Lo stile è quello che lo caratterizza: provocante ed ironico. Il progetto “No Violence Against Women” (no alla violenza contro le donne) fu lanciato l’otto marzo scorso in occasione della festa delle donna ma continua a riscuotere grande attenzione a livello mondiale, arrivando anche sulla stampa americana.

"Ogni due giorni viene ammezzata una donna, basta questa come motivazione” per averlo portato a realizzare il progetto, racconta ad America24 Palombo, che lavora "per emozione, mi occupo di tematiche sociali perché lo considero un dovere civile a cui nessuno dovrebbe sottrarsi, è il miglior modo per contribuire al senso di comunità in una società permeata dall’individualismo e l’egocentrismo”.

È lo stesso artista a definirsi un’artista ANTI-POP, vuole che "i suoi lavori scardinino e mettano in discussione certi linguaggi della cultura popolare: quello che faccio mi ha caratterizzato e reso unico in tutti questi anni”, spiega.

Non è la prima volta che i personaggi della Disney vengono usati dall’artista: a inizio anno ha pubblicato il progetto intitolato “Do You Still Like Us?” (ti piacciamo ancora?) in cui Pocahontas, Biancaneve e Cenerentola venivano raffigurate in sedie a rotelle, con le stampelle o con gli arti mutilati. Palombo qualche anno fa è stato colpito da una forma rara di cancro che gli ha compromesso gravemente la salute paralizzando il braccio e la gamba sinistra del suo corpo. La sua disabilità gli ha trasformato la vita ma non ha spento la sua grande energia e forza artistica.

Le opere di Palomdo che hanno affrontato il temi della disabilità, della droga e dei diritti degli animali non sono esposte in nessuna galleria se non quella "più grande del mondo: Internet. Oggi sono i lavori esposti nelle galleria ad essere pericolosamente confinanti”, ci spiega. Per scelta non è rappresentato da nessun gallerista, nemmeno in America dove a differenza dell'Italia la sua arte è apprezzata. il suo lavoro non vuole essere parte di nessuna lobby e non è mai stato sostenuto da nessuna figura di potere: come in molti vuole essere un artista libero, fuori dei giochi.

L'artista crede fermamente nella forza del linguaggio visivo: “Non ha barriere né confini, è il mezzo più potente”. Si definisce fortunato per essere nato in Salento, che descrive “una terra unica, un luogo di frontiera ricco di contraddizioni che mi ha educato al mix culturale, all’accoglienza, all’apertura verso l’ignoto, mi ha dato tanto e sopratutto mi ha resto cittadino del mondo". Parlando dell'Italia la definisce come un Paese concreto dove tantissimi "cittadini ogni giorno si prodigano nel sociale. Ma serve di più: per arginare la piaga della violenza sulle donne ci vogliono leggi più dure e sopratutto che siano certe verso i delinquenti che commettono questo tipo di reati. Basta indulti e sconti di pena”.

A Palombo non piacciono i complimenti: “Se ne ricevo troppi significa che qualcosa nel mio lavoro è andato storto. Insulti e critiche sono fondamentali se si vuole nutrire con accuratezza la propria autoironia e vitalità”. Chi pensa che il lavoro dell’artista tenda a ripetersi (tutte le donne sono ritratte con un rivolo di sangue che esce dalla bocca e un occhio nero, rappresentazione della realtà in un modo statico, “bidimensionale”) lui risponde: “bidimensionale è il modo migliore per raccontare la staticità e la passività di questa società che ha perso la sua tridimensionalità, dov’è finita la profondità?”.

A questo proposito ci spiega che al giorno d'oggi la persone non sono più spaventate dalla durezza delle immagini: “Siamo bramosi di assistere alla crudezza della macabra verità”. Lui vuole essere diverso perché è consapevole che è l’immaginazione a volte a impaurirci di più: "è l’ignoto che spaventa".


Monday, July 14, 2014

Humor Chic News - ANSA Italy "Cenerentola e Biancaneve, anche le principesse Disney sono a rischio violenza"



Con i suoi irriverenti ritratti, la campagna satirica dell'artista Palombo fa il giro del mondo
(ANSA) Occhi pesti e lividi, le amate principesse Disney come non le avete mai viste. Il principe azzurro, dentro le mura del castello, non era poi quell'uomo tanto sognato e persino Homar Simpson alzava il pugno su Marge. L'artista salentino aleXsandro Palombo ridisegna le principesse Disney e Marge Simpson come vittime di violenze domestica. Biancaneve, Cenerentola, Marge Simpson, Lois Griffin, Wonder Woman, Olivia di Braccio di Ferro e Wilma Flintstone, neanche i personaggi più iconici delle fiabe e dei cartoni animati sono immuni dal problema della violenza domestica. Con questa serie di artworks l'artista italiano lancia una campagna di sensibilizzazione su un problema che coinvolge molte donne in tutto il mondo, un invito a reagire e denunciare. E la sua campagna finisce su The Indipendent e The Huffington Post.
Artista e attivista italiano, noto per la sua arte satirica e irriverente che tende a scardinare e mettere in discussione molti stereotipi della cultura Pop ha intitolato la sua serie così:"Marge Simpson, Wonder Woman, Disney Princess Snow White and Cinderella NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN''.
VIA ANSA

Monday, July 07, 2014

Humor Chic Exclusive - Today in the Metro Newspaper US (New York, Boston, Philadelphia) "No Violence Against Women Campaign by artist aleXsandro Palombo"


Artist aleXsandro Palombo
 speaks to The Metro Newspaper
New York, Boston, Philadelphia


Metro Newspaper New York


Metro Newspaper Boston


Metro Newspaper Philadelphia

Faces of domestic violence: Wonder Woman, Marge Simpson, Lois Griffin

They are faces you’ve seen, but never like this. They’re families you’ve shared dinner with, women whose adventures you’ve read about, men who could be your neighbors — people you think you know.

That’s the point of Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo’s latest “social campaign,” No Violence Against Women, which calls attention to domestic abuse through the battered faces of famous cartoon women and their partners. 
“I’ve decided to launch this new series because I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects a great amount of women all over the world,” he told Metro in an email.

Palombo is known to make his points through cultural icons — he previously depicted fashion moguls including Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld wearing Bambi for an anti-fur ad. This time, he chose the familiar faces to make a point: that domestic violence is so prevalent, its victims and perpetrators could be anyone.

“Have you ever seen a very normal couple walking on the street, and then a glimpse of the woman’s face, bruised? In many cases, monsters are apparently very normal people,” he said.

According to a 2013 study published in the journal Science, more than 20 percent of women ages 15 and older in North America have suffered some form of violence by their boyfriend or husband.
Palombo is concerned about the commodification of women through advertising and fashion, a trend he wants to see reversed by nurturing respect. His art is intended to give a voice to domestic violence victims, as many may be ashamed to ask for help or believe the abuse is justified because of something they did, he said.

Breaking domestic violence laws, where they exist, should be met with severe punishment, Palombo said, but hopes his work inspires a more personal call to action: “In my opinion, [it] should be men themselves to fight against men who abuse women all over the world.”




Sunday, July 06, 2014

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Humor Chic News - THE HUFFINGTON POST KOREA 가정폭력의 피해자가 된 만화 주인공들




우리가 좋아하는 여성 만화 캐릭터들이 가정폭력의 피해자라면?

밀라노를 중심으로 활동하는 예술가 알렉산드로 팔롬보는 "여성 폭력 금지(No Violence Against Women)" 프로젝트의 일환으로 백설공주, 신데렐라, 마지 심슨, 원더우먼 등을 폭력에 얼룩진 얼굴로 묘사했다.

시선을 돌려 여성 곁에 서 있는 남자의 얼굴도 보자. 하나같이 아무렇지도 않다는 표정이다. 작가는 폭력의 결과와 더불어 겉으로는 행복한 가정생활을 영위하고 있는 것처럼 보여야 하는 사회적 인식도 보여준다. 마냥 행복할 것만 같은 만화 속 세계에 끔찍한 현실감이 더해지니 의미가 더 충격적으로 다가온다.

'한국여성의전화'가 지난 한 해 언론에 보도된 살인사건을 분석한 결과, 2013년 최소 123명의 여성이 남편이나 애인 등 친밀한 관계인 남성에게 살해됐거나 목숨을 잃었다. 경찰청에 따르면 지난해 가정폭력 검거 건수는 무려 1만 6787건이다. 끔찍한 통계다.

익숙한 얼굴의 캐릭터들이 우리에게 묻는다. "당신은 어떤 남자입니까?"

VIA HUFFINGTON POST KOREA

Friday, July 04, 2014

Humor Chic News - THE HUFFINGTON POST Germany "Häusliche Gewalt: So haben Sie Ihre liebsten Comicfiguren noch nie gesehen"



Homer Simpson verprügelt brutal seine Marge, Fred Feuerstein setzt seinen Knüppel gegen Wilma ein und Cinderellas Prinz auf dem weißen Pferd entpuppt sich als übler Schläger.

Das zeigen verstörende Bildern die im Rahmen der Kampagne "No Violence Against Women" entstanden.

Mit den Cartoons will der italienische Künstler Alexsandro Palombo auf häusliche Gewalt aufmerksam machen.

Er nutzt berühmte Comicfiguren, um die Not von Frauen zu zeigen, die trotz prügelnder Ehemänner die Fassade eines glücklichen Lebens aufrechterhalten müssen.



Humor Chic News - THE HUFFINGTON POST UK "Artist Re-Imagines The Simpsons And Disney Characters As Domestic Violence Victims In Haunting Cartoons"



It is estimated that there were 12.9 million incidents of domestic violence acts against women in the UK in 2013, and one project is aiming to throw the disturbing realities of the crime into the spotlight - all by using our favourite cartoon characters.

No Violence Against Women is a project by Italian artist and activist Alexsandro Palombo.

Alexsandro, who is based in Milan, uses characters from the Simpsons, Snow White, the Flintstones and Wonder Woman to highlight the plight some women go through while presenting the facade of a happy family life to the outside world.
"I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects a great amount of women all over the world," Alexsandro told the MailOnline.

"Domestic violence is a problem so widespread that its victims and perpetrators could be anyone. Even in couples that appear to be normal."

The disturbing images show some of the world's most well-known female cartoons bloodied and battered as they stand with their male counterparts.

The images are hard to look at, highlighting that we shouldn't be ignoring the millions of incidences of domestic violence that happen around the world each year.

An image of all the characters together bears the stark question: 'What Kind of Man are You?' while the rest of the images speak for themselves.


Humor Chic News - THE INDIPENDENT "Artist redraws Marge Simpson and Disney Princesses as battered and bruised victims of domestic violence"



They’re our favourite cartoon characters, but not as we know them.
Marge Simpson stands despondently with a black eye next to a grinning, vacant Homer. A trickle of blood comes from Lois Griffin’s nose as Peter drapes his arm around her. Wonder Woman has Superman’s hand clasped over her mouth, while Snow White lies seemingly unconscious at the feet of Prince Charming.

These illustrations are the work of an artist who has put a sinister spin on iconic animations in order to highlight the disturbing realities of domestic abuse.
No Violence Against Women is a project by Italian artist and activist AleXsandro Palombo, 40, who is based in Milan.
It forces its audience to confront the plight some women go through under the pretence of a happy relationship or family.

“I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects a great amount of women all over the world,” he told MailOnline.

“Domestic violence is a problem so widespread that victims and perpetrators could be anyone. Even in couples that appear to be normal.”
The British Crime Survey estimates that there were 12.9 million incidents of domestic violence acts against women in the UK in 2013.

And according to Women’s Aid, one in four women experience domestic violence over their lifetimes, and between 6 and 10 per cent of women suffer domestic violence annually.

It is not the first time Palombo has produced provocative work.
After he lost his own leg two years ago, the artist published a project entitled Do You Still Like Us?, depicting Disney characters with wheelchairs, crutches and missing limbs, which raised awareness around the subject of people with disabilities.


Humor Chic Art & Social - WONDER WOMAN "Domestic Violence" by aleXsandro Palombo




  Awareness Campaign 
   by aleXsandro Palombo

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Humor Chic News - DAILYMAIL "Can you imagine Wonder Woman as a battered wife? Artist draws strong female cartoon characters to shine a disturbing light on domestic violence"



Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the U.S.
Artist and activist AleXsandro Palombo hopes to encourage more victims to come forward

By ANNABEL FENWICK ELLIOTT

From the Simpsons and the Flintstones, to Snow White and Wonder Woman, one artist has put a disturbing spin on the animated lives of America's favorite cartoon characters.
No Violence Against Women is a project intended to throw the issue of domestic abuse into the spotlight, by forcing us to confront what goes on behind the happy veneer of many real-life families and relationships.
Italian artist and activist AleXsandro Palombo, 40, who is based in Milan, tells MailOnline: 'I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects a great amount of women all over the world.'
The artist, who is famous for his thought-provoking satirical work, chose 'the most iconic cartoon characters of all time' to illustrate his point, and released the images in honor of International Women's Day earlier this year.
His cast includes a bloodied Snow White at the feet of Prince Charming and a battered Marge Simpson standing dejectedly next to her husband Homer, who, like fellow fictional patriarchs Fred Flintstone and Peter Griffin, grins vacantly beside his wife as if nothing is amiss. 
The only male figure who looks conventionally menacing is Popeye, who wears his trademark scowl, and perhaps the smiling Fred Flintstone, who, on closer inspection, is gripping his baton shiftily behind his back.

One banner bears the stark question: 'What Kind of Man are You?'
Such challenging art generally sparks a divided response, but regardless of how the message is conveyed or received, violence against women remains a profound issue all over the world.
'Domestic violence is a problem so widespread that its victims and perpetrators could be anyone,' Mr Palombo says. 'Even in couples that appear to be normal.'
According to DomesticViolence, one woman in the U.S. is beaten or assaulted every nine seconds.
Furthermore, domestic violence is classed as the leading cause of injury to women in the U.S - more than car accidents, muggings, and sexual assaults combined.
And sadly, based on government reports, between 55per cent and 95per cent of women who have been physically abused by their partners never contact non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.

For Mr Palombo, its not the first time Disney characters have appeared in his provocative work. Earlier this year, he published a project entitled Do You Still Like Us? - which saw Pocahontas, Cinderella and Snow White, amongst others, in wheelchairs or with crutches and missing limbs. 
The artist, who lost his own leg to cancer two years ago, gained wide applause for raising awareness around the subject of people with disabilities. 
Earlier works dive into the morally-fraught fashion world, including an image depicting Vogue editor Anna Wintour clutching a butcher's knife and a rabbit's head - a reference to her outspoken obsession with fur - and another which sees designer Victoria Beckham as a bikini-clad skeleton, entitled Anorexic Fashion Icon.



Humor Chic Art & Social - Awareness Campaign "Disney Princess Snow White and Cinderella NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN" by aleXsandro Palombo






The artist aleXsandro Palombo portrays the most iconic cartoon characters in scenes of domestic violence. 

What kind of man are you?

Marge and Homer Simpson (The Simpsons), Snow White and Prince Florian, Popeye and Olive, Disney Princess Cinderella and Prince Charming, Peter and Lois Griffin (Family Guy), Wonder Woman and Superman, Fred and Wilma Flintstone by aleXsandro Palombo

Read more - CAMPAIGN  "NO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN"


Saturday, June 28, 2014

Humor Chic News - DER SPIEGEL Magazine [Germany] "Kymie Trifft Homer" Der Italienische Künstler aleXsandro Palombo veröffentlichte jetzt Version des populären Paares




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 Kim Kardashian und Kanye West als Simpsons
"Kymie Trifft Homer"

Der Italienische Künstler aleXsandro Palombo 
veröffentlichte jetzt Version des populären Paares

Kimye trifft Homer
Wer immer schon wissen wollte, wie Kim Kardashian, 33, berühmt für ihre Berühmtheit, und ihr Mann, der Musiker Kanye West, 37, als „Simpsons“-Zeichentrickfiguren aussehen würden, muss nicht länger grübeln: Der italienische Künstler Alexsandro Palombo veröffentlichte jetzt seine Version des populären Paares. Besondere Aufmerksamkeit widmete der 40-jährige Illustrator Kardashians großem Einfluss auf die Belfie-Mode. Dabei handelt es sich um ein Internetphänomen, das bekannte und unbekannte Frauen dazu treibt, Fotos ihres Pos online zu veröffentlichen; Kardashian war eine der Vorreiterinnen dieses seltsamen Trends. Ihre Vorbildfunktion
wird auch in der „Simpsons“ Welt des Zeichners Palombo deutlich: Nicht nur die Dame des Hauses Kimye zeigt ihren Po, auch der Rapper-Ehemann und Baby North machen mitt. ks