Faces swollen Brigitte Macron and Michelle Obama cover to Milan

Faces swollen Brigitte Macron and Michelle Obama placarded in the streets of Milan: a series of posters shock signed by the Italian artist AleXsandro Palombo is intended to alert the scourge of violence against women.

The campaign “street art” is called “Just because I am a Woman” (Just because I’m a woman).

In addition to the wife of the French president and the former ” First lady “, the posters depict the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, the former candidate to the us presidential election, Hillary Clinton, the parliamentary democratic american Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the head of the de facto government of burma, Aung San Suu Kyi and Sonia Gandhi, the president of the Congress party, the main opposition in India.

By thus displaying the faces subjected to violence, including some of the most important women of the world political stage, AleXsandro Palombo is meant to “illustrate the drama that touches millions of women around the world (…) in order to denounce, raise awareness, and elicit a genuine response of the institutions and of the political,” said his press office in a press release.

On each poster, have faces bearing traces of blow and strangulation, phrases in English to denounce the situation of many women around the world: “I am a victim of domestic violence, I am paid less, I’ve suffered genital mutilation, I don’t have the right to dress as I want, I can choose who I’ll marry, I was raped “.

“Violence against women is a global problem that affects everyone, without distinction as to race, social class or religion “, further underscore the posters.

Contemporary artist and activist AleXsandro Palombo, 45, is known for his works with colourful and irreverent. It uses the art of satire as a means of raising awareness, and engaging in a reflection on social and cultural issues.

Among his works the most important are “Disabled Disney Princesses” (” princesses with disabilities, ” Disney “) or “The Simpsons Go To Auschwitz” (” The Simpsons go to Auschwitz “).

On the occasion of the international Day of the woman, he had launched the campaign #BriefMessage inviting women to denounce the violence by writing a message on their panties and sharing the photo then on the internet.