Ubuntu is a project that explores the private from the public, the global from the local, and the individual from the collective. “I am human through the reflection of your humanity back at me.”
“Ubuntu is one of those precious words capable of embracing more meanings than we can apprehend. As a word, it comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages and obeys a philosophy in which sharing allows humanity to connect empathically, where individuality is based on collectivity” (David Barro).
Based on this concept, we created a work fragmented into 36 parts that connected 36 collectors. With the acquisition of each of these quadrants, we assumed the commitment to paint that fragment in a place in the world. In this way, the collector, with his private action, becomes a patron of a project in the public space, creating, in turn, a link between 36 places.
A global journey between March 2022 and April 2023, which x-rays how humans inhabit the world.
Diseño original / Original design
División en 36 sectores / Division into 36 sectors
Distribución en 36 lugares del mundo / Distribution in 36 places around the world
Mapa Mundi con las 36 ubicaciones/ World map with the 36 locations
UBUNTU, acrílico sobre papel. Conjunto de 36 piezas de 30 x 30 cm cada una / UBUNTU, acrylic on paper. Set of 36 pieces of 30 x 30 cm each