Are Social responsibility and Art connected? I think so. Social responsibility is an ethical framework and suggests that you as an individual, have an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large. Social responsibility is a duty for each of us to perform so as to maintain a balance between the economy and the ecosystems. When it comes to Art, as I an artist I always try to create pieces that benefit the society's development. But is this enough? Each of us can surely contribute and I like the idea of using my art as a medium to create social value.
"I SAVE LIVES" CAMPAIGN
During the recent COVID-19 emergency BEDDRU launched a campaign to help a local hospital in Brussels, Clinique Saint-Jean to collect funds in order to buy medical equipment to better contain the outbreak.
The artist offered 100% of his earnings on the sale of specific limited editions listed in the campaign-page.
On top of it, the artist extended the campaign to LE NEUF gallery in Brussels where h was having the solo exhibition "BETWEEN MYTH, SEA & SICILIAN MARKETS".
10% donation was therefore applied to the sale of each original artwork on display at the gallery.
The campaign eventually collected a total of 700 EUR donated to the hospital as announced.