The Solar Panel Art Series and BEAM Magazine have invited Underdogs to join their humanitarian efforts with The Solar Panel Art Series – Underdogs Edition online exhibition, which includes specially commissioned works created on used solar panels by the visual artists ±MaisMenos±, Bordalo II, Tamara Alves, Vhils and Wasted Rita.
The Solar Panel Art Series aligns science and art, creating a platform where renewable energy meets artistic creativity. Transforming solar panels into an artistic medium, this initiative uses art to create a positive impact, promoting social awareness and change. Raising awareness about global energy poverty, it provides funds for those living beyond the energy grid to supply them with clean and reliable light sources.
The Solar Panel Art Series – Underdogs Edition is an online exhibition, and part of the proceeds from sales will be donated to the “Solar Kids School Programme” of the Little Sun Foundation, providing clear, safe and sustainable light in the form of solar lamps to over 2,000 school children and their teachers in Rwanda.
Founded in 2016 by the artist Olafur Eliasson, this not-for-profit organisation has been supplying energy, humanitarian relief and improving education, safety, and health for those who live without energy access since its creation in 2016: a foundation for a brighter future.
“An artwork is never just the object; it is also the experience and its contextual impact, how it is used and enjoyed, and how it raises questions and changes ways of thinking and living. The Solar Panel Art Series does exactly that, and it is a great example of how to open up the discussion about renewable energy and the unequal distribution of energy today. In addition, they not only make us think, but also act. The Solar Panel Art Series decided to donate a part of their proceeds to the Little Sun Foundation, in order to bring light and study time to children in rural Rwanda, and we are very grateful for this. Collectively, we can work towards global togetherness and a better future, including energy access for all.”