Los Zapatos Rojos is the work of the Mexican artist Elina Chauvet, time to say no to violence against women. Art and social issue: a perfect marriage. Not just a day to remember the victims of femicide and so Chauvet has turned this battle into a source of daily inspiration.
Her installation consists of 33 red shoes, “Los Zapatos Rojos”, was founded as a public art project in 2009 and has been exposed in Ciudad Juárez, the city where the femicide rate is high enough to be called “the city that kill women”.
From that moment on the red shoes, the color of the blood shed by so many women around the world, have become the symbol of the International Day Against Violence Against Women, which is celebrated on November 25.
Los Zapatos Rojos “have also arrived in Italy, thanks to art curator Francesca Guerisoli Milan, who wanted to bring here the exhibition of public art, with the aim of giving voice to the complaints of Elina Chauvet. The success at the social level has been so strong as to cause the red shoes in Italy to become the symbol of violence against women in general.
“With this installation I wanted to scream for women not to be ashamed and to leave the daily silence that forces them to solitude,” said Elina Chauvet “because the message of the red shoes is to not go unnoticed and especially not feeling ever forget.”
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