Absolut Embraces Art to Inspire Action
A new initiative from Absolut sees seven artists create seven pieces of awe-inspiring work across the globe.
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Vodka brand Absolut today unveiled a new project called A Night for Change which aims to celebrate global unity through a single night of international artistic expression.
Absolut, in partnership with branded content studio Cult, and culture and lifestyle film publisher Crane.tv, brought together seven artists in seven countries around the world, uniting them for a common cause of positive action.
Avantika Mathur's work in Mumbai
Each artist created a mural with their vision of a better tomorrow during the same night in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, the UK and the US. Documented by director Aaron Rose and the production team at Cult, who worked from sunset to sunrise across different time zones, local artists worked to help shine a light on issues facing their community in each country.
The artists created a series of murals in their respective neighbourhoods visualising themes around sustainability, gender equality, global unity and freedom of expression, to inspire one another and people in their local communities to live in a more open and inclusive world.
Panmela Castro's piece in Catete, Rio de Janeiro
In the upcoming months, each artist, supported by Absolut, will lead workshops and activities in the community to encourage people to come together and drive change through creative expression. Additionally, each piece of art can be bought online via Absolut.com with all profits going to support these local initiatives.
Since the late 1980s Absolut has collaborated with more than 550 artists from Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst to Keith Haring and Mickelene Thomas. Other notable artists include three time Academy Award-winning filmmaker, Emmanuel Lubezki who recently worked with BBH London to creat the One Night film [below] to launch the new platform 'Create a Better Tomorrow, Tonight'.
The accompanying TVC for the campaign, created by BBH London and directed by Emmanuel Lubezki
“We are very proud to have supported the causes and visions of such talented artists," says Absolut's global communications director, Gaia Gilardini. "Seeing their positive messages come to life across the world, all connected towards a common goal, has been a really meaningful experience.”
The seven artists involved in the project are;
Catete, Rio de Janeiro; Brazil - Panmela Castro
Downtown Eastside, Vancouver; Canada - Emily Gray
Chengdu; China - Fansack
Kreuzberg, Berlin; Germany – Ibo Omari / Poet 73 / Gris
Mumbai; India – Avantika Mathur
Toxteth, Liverpool; UK - BetaRok 75
Bushwick, New York; US - Fumero
Emily Gray's mural in Downtown Eastside, Vancouver