Hyuro was recently in south-eastern Italy where she painted this symbolic mural for this year’s Willoke Festival in Moteleone di Puglia.
The wall is located in the Piazza Municipio of Monteleone di Puglia city in Italy, a place that saw the first popular uprising against the fascist regime happen the morning of August 23 in 1942. It was in this same square that hundreds of women took to the streets to protest against food restrictions. Women, children and elderly were arrested by the fascist authorities, many of the detainees remained in prison for fourteen months.
According to Hyuro, the wall speaks about the role occupied by these women during periods of war, about the care they provided their households, families and lands. An important role that was largely silenced throughout history. Lovely piece with a significant meaning.
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