URBAN NATION and artist Mia Florentine Weiss united for women’s rights

  • October 24, 2017
by / Claudia Raupach

Two weeks ago, the time finally arrived: Over the last couple of months performance- and concept artist Mia Florentine Weiss worked on her brand new neon sculpture "NOW". This sculpture was finally erected and illuminated on the 21st of October in front of the Reichstag building. Later, it was transported on an open truck to the URBAN NATION MUSEUM FOR CONTEMPORARY ART.

From now on, "NOW" can be visited in the URBAN NATION headquarter. In addition, visitors can climb into the sculpture and thereby set a sign for women's rights in Germany. "NOW" is part of a campaign which, together with the the women's magazine EMOTION, draws attention to women's rights in Germany and worldwide.

 

 

Background of the campaign

A representative survey with more than 10,000 participants under the age of 60, conducted by the women's magazine EMOTION, revealed that women in Germany still feel strongly disadvantaged in comparison with men in various areas. The central statement of the survey is: "There is still a lot to do so that women and men are equal". 71 percent of all participants agreed on that statement. The detailed results are available here (in German language).

About Mia Florentine Weiss

Mia Florentine Weiss, born in Würzburg/southern Germany, is a concept and performance artist. Her work includes different artistic disciplines like performance, text, blood, installation, sculpture, objet trouvé, photo and film. Find an overview of her work on her Website.