HAMSI BOUBEKER - LES MAINS DE L’ESPOIR

SOME CULTURE...

Painting on multiplex panels and glazed enamelled steel plating (1999)

Since 1994 he has collected hand prints in around 87 countries. The drawings of hands, inspired by traditional tattoos, were enlarged to form three large entities. These prints of hands from around the world express a desire for world peace. They were mostly collected in schools. However, prominent persons such as the Nobel peace prize winners Yasser Arafat (1994) and Adolfo Perez Esquivel (1980), the member of European Parliament Daniel Cohen-Bendit, Albert Jacquard, biologist and philosopher, and many other personalities from the world of literature, politics, film, art, culture, sport and religion were also involved in this movement. People that are usually considered as belonging to marginal groups, such as prisoners, the homeless, asylum seekers and refugees, the handicapped and the elderly were also involved. The main objective was to represent Brussels as a cultural capital in the year 2000.

HAMSI BOUBEKER - LES MAINS DE L’ESPOIR