Sander van Bussel

Sander van Bussel is the founder and artist behind the Human Rights Tattoo project. Since 2012 van Bussel and his team travel around the world to tattoo the declaration of human rights, letter by letter, on 6773 individuals. This makes a  living work of art, a chain where no letter and no human can be missed. The project is one from of a long list of social artistic projects that van Bussel made with his collective Tilburg Cowboys since 2001.

His projects and works are know for their innovative concepts and its participatory way to use the power of art for social change.

Van Bussel is also lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Breda, and the founder and artistic leader of city-art-hack festival ‘Kaapstad’ in Tilburg, NL.


Human Rights Tattoo

Wednesday 23 October

Human Rights Tattoo is tattooing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 6773 people around the world. One character – one person. This Declaration, starting with ‘All human beings are born free and equal’ defines the moral principles of being human in 30 articles, containing 6773 letters. Together this tattooed community will carry this Declaration through-out their lives, for a lifetime. The tattoo is not only a self-reminder, this community spreads these words by talking about their tattoo.

More details about this session
Wednesday 23 october
13:30 - 14:45
Bar Left 50 Open setting, theatre

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