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Aida Muluneh: Can you change lives through art?

Three acclaimed artists including Aida Muluneh talk about how their work takes on issues such as access to safe drinking water, land rights and the fight for democracy.

What comes to mind when you think about the world of art?

Perhaps it’s million dollar auctions or celebrated galleries like the Louvre and New York’s Metropolitan. But what about issues such as land rights, the battle for democracy or access to safe drinking water?

Three acclaimed artists, Aida Muluneh of Ethiopia, Cian Dayrit from the Philippines and Zimbabwe’s Kudzanai Chiurai speak to Brenda Emmanus about how their work takes on those issues and reflects upon some of the greatest social and political challenges faced by people in their countries.

We also hear from the artists Angela Su and Mary Sibande about how their new work addresses the continuing democracy protests in Hong Kong and the post apartheid politics of South Africa.

Presented by Brenda Emmanus

Image/Credit: Aida Muluneh

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