‘prayer board’ + ‘burka board’
working under the pseudonym ‘juan james’, chilean-born new york-based artist and designer
sebastian errazuriz has collaborated with NYC artist and musician j. carlton dewoody to create
two limited edition skateboards – ‘burka board’ and ‘prayer board’ – to be exhibited and auctioned
skateistan is afghanistan’s first skateboarding school, which engages growing numbers of urban
and internally-displaced youth in afghanistan through skateboarding. it is the only organization
which provides girls in afghanistan with the opportunity to play sports. the platform provides youth
with new opportunities to thrive in cross-cultural interaction, education and personal empowerment
improving their quality of life. with 50 percent of the population under the age of 16, skateboarding
classes are a first starting point for a series of other recreational and educational activities.
‘prayer board’ detail
the exhibition and fundraising event will include more than 50 different customized boards
created by a series of artists designers and skateboarders.
the fundraiser is tonight, august 20th, 2010 from 9pm – 12am at the red bull space in soho NY.
tickets are 40 USD and you must RSVP here.
‘burka board’ detail