Posters have been pasted on buildings and bus stops in Europe, showing pictures of some very famous women who seem brutalized … in an attempt to get people in the collar so that they better understand domestic violence.
Artist AleXsandro Palombo has taken pictures of the vice president Kamala Harris, together with British Dutchess kate Middleton, Queen Letizia of Spain, French politician Christine Lagarde and others … make them appear as DV victims in her series, “She reported him, but she was killed anyway.”
The caption under the battered faces reads: “She reported him – But no one believed her – But she was left alone – But she was not protected – But he was not arrested – But she was killed anyway.”
The posters have been seen in Milan and Spain, and probably beyond.
The artist says that his final play is to “draw attention to the poor responses from politics regarding the problem of gender-based violence and highlights the ineffectiveness of the support and protection system for victims.”
He continues … “Why should a woman report the violence if she is not protected by the institutions after the report and is still killed? How can a woman who has been abused and abused still have confidence in the institutions? “