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Sean Scully Raising for Myanmar

24 May 2021

Migrate Art presents Raising For Myanmar, a timed edition poster series acting as an emergency fundraiser appeal for the rapidly deteriorating situation in Myanmar. Collaborating with some of the world’s leading artists, including Tacita Dean, Guerrilla Girls, Jeremy Deller, Sean Scully and Sarah Lucas amongst others, Migrate Art is producing a series of 21 ‘protest posters’ to raise funds for the victims of the violent military coup that struck the country in February 2021. The first of the Raising for Myanmar’s posters will be on sale from May 10th, on Migrate Art’s website, with two subsequent releases on May 17th and May 24th.

Each poster will be sold for £50 in support of Mutual Aid Myanmar, which is listed in the collective platform Support Myanmar Fund. Profits will be put towards the relief of medical staff, striking government workers and civilians who continue to protest on the streets despite life threatening conditions. The Support Myanmar Fund is one of a handful of trusted local and global emergency fundraisers that have been set up to support Burmese protesters, the families of those who have been killed and civilians who have been forcibly removed from their homes.

“The idea to focus on this medium in particular relates to the key role posters have played in the Burmese resistance. Raising for Myanmar comes from the genuine urge to support people whose entire lives have been uprooted, and who are facing situations of extreme violence. It has been incredibly uplifting to see such a positive and quick response from all the artists involved” says Simon Butler, Founder of Migrate Art.

Raising for Myanmar brings the art industry to the forefront of one of the most pressing political situations of today. The project is a testament to the power of collectivity and creativity, demonstrating that national borders and cultural differences are meaningless in the face of unity and benevolence.

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