Born in Havana (Cuba) in 1978, Erik Ravelo is in charge of the Social Engagement Campaigns Area at Fabrica, the Benetton Group’s communication research center. Ravelo is the author of numerous social campaigns for clients such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, The Guardian, Reporters Without Borders etc. His work has been published in the international press and showcased in important exhibitions, including Fabrica: Les Ouverts yeux (2006) in collaboration with the Centre Pompidou in Paris and presented in Paris, Milan, Shanghai and Tokyo, and the Art Biennial in Venice (2011).
Lana Sutra is a series of 15 installations, dedicated to the desire for an equal and sharing society. Revalo explains that “it is humanly natural to think of things and forces that separate us from each other. Language, culture, place, values and tradition; they all create a separation which we call differences or diversity.” In this project the artist intends to eliminate these differences by covering two embraced bodies in Lana, which translates into wool, and sutra, meaning a thread which unites, thereby articulating the different positions of love. For more of his works visit www.erikravelo.info.
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