Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson at the Liverpool Biennial
Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson will launch a campaign, ThE riGHt tO RighT, a mixed media intervention at The Liverpool Biennial 2012, The UK Biennial of contemporary art, opening on September 15.
For the 2012 Biennial, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson will launch their campaign ThE riGHt tO RighT. The campaign is intended to act as a catalyst, provoking discussion about our right to rights: to open debate, to destabilise and question the status quo.
Through this campaign, the artists assert that this fundamental right is the first step towards a real and communal socio-political emancipation: above and beyond the multitude of international conventions, declarations, protocols and constitutions that specify and regulate the rights that nation-states and transnational agencies have made available to citizens.
This is ultimately a right that precedes the political sphere: it is the first right we have to fight for so as to enable for any subsequent rights to surface.