UNESCO Cities of Design

Indonesian art director Maggie Michella, created an exhibition “Inside The Outside of Culture” to draw attention to the increasing racism in the United States. This exhibition consists of 25 images of Mona Lisa with different eyes originating from 5 Asian countries: China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand.

She wanted to break the stereotype that “All Asians look the same” and educate the people about different looks in Asia. The reason she used Mona Lisa for this project was to give a new perspective from an existing prejudice towards a well-known painting.

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