Turkish artist Ugur Gallenkus and his manager and publisher Arzu Tunca bring global attention to the injustices affecting children through Ugur’s poignant, heart-wrenching collages.
Parallel Universes of Children, a beautiful 11 x 11 inch, 108-page hardcover volume, acts as both a call to action and a tender meditation on the preciousness of our youngest, most vulnerable citizens alongside the suffering so many of them endure. It features 50 collages from Gallenkuş’ moving, ongoing series about the starkly different realities inhabited by children around the world. Parallel Universes of Children aims to make a difference in how we understand children’s lives and the social disparities that separate those who live in privilege from those who are oppressed. The book officially became available on Nov. 20, 2020, International Children’s Rights Day.
Produced on artist-print quality paper, the book offers a carefully crafted, memorable pictorial experience, but it also endeavors to be more than that. The book takes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children, enforced since 1990, as its foundation, aiming through these 50 collages to convey the essential rights each child should have, regardless of their circumstances or geography. Each collage represents one of the U.N.-determined rights of children and is accompanied by statistics indicating the pressing realities putting children in danger world-wide. This data reminds us that we all share responsibility for making our world better for its children and protecting their rights to nourishment, safety, happiness, and so much more.
For more information about the book: www.ugurgallenkus.com
April 26, 2016
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