Pepijn is participating in the upcoming exhibition Art For Animals’ Sake 2017
6 – 15 October Amsterdam
Art For Animals’ Sake is an initiative of 2 Dutch artists, who wish to contribute to the well-being of animals by high quality contemporary art, starting with a fundraising art exhibition from 6 – 15 October 2017. We have selected 100 talented, either well-known or emerging Dutch and International artists, who are enthusiastic to participate in this fundraising exhibition in support of animal rights organizations. This event will contain art, lectures, music and poetry.
After careful consideration, we have chosen as beneficiaries the following organizations, because of their outstanding and effective striving for animal wellbeing:
House Of Animals, who is also so kind to host our exhibition
Of every sold piece of art, the artist will donate half of the revenue (or more) to the fund. The collected money will be split among the 4 organizations above mentioned.
The world in which animals live today is of much growing concern.
New facts come to light each day about abuse in the biotech industry and other sectors where animal testing is prevalent—all in the name of human progress. At the same time, there is a growing awareness about the strong link between animal welfare and human well-being. Humans are slowly coming to know animals as they really are, and not just as resources to be exploited.
This exhibition in Amsterdam envisions, among other things, a future in which the animal and human worlds are united in common interest and collective welfare. It shows animals as our equals—with their own wills, purposes, and personalities—and not as mere victims on the path to human consumption.
Raising awareness of animal abuse and giving aid to abused animals is critical. We want to contribute to organizations that help prevent animal cruelty. Therefore, all proceeds from Art For Animals’ Sake will go to those organizations that help animals in need. We have asked all artists to use only materials that do not include animal byproducts.