In recent years, activists have targeted art to raise awareness about food access and climate change issues. It’s an unconventional — and some have argued, misguided — method to get a point across, but it happens nonetheless.
On Sunday, two female activists hurled soup at the famous Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre Museum to protest food insecurity and a broken agricultural system. The demonstrators are part of an environmental group, Riposte Alimentaire, translated as “Food Response.”
A video posted by CNN shows the orange soup being hurled from bottles before one of the protestors climbs underneath the barrier to tell onlookers at the Paris museum, “What is more important: Art, or the right to a healthy and sustainable diet?”
The Mona Lisa incident comes as French farmers protest against the government
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Author: Heidi Crnkovic