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THE AGE OF CENSORSHIP
Today as ambassadors of freedom, free-spirited artists still endure.
Yet we know Light shines even brighter in the dark.
Amongst many censorships since 2002 todate, to name a fiew :
FB - May 2019
Ricketts' facebook account was hacked & censured for a year.
INSTAGRAM - Oct. 2020
Ricketts' Instagram account was shut down.
TWITTER - Jan 10th 2021
Ricketts' Twitter account was shut down for retweeting
President Donald J. Trumps' last tweet.
on île Rousseau, hosted by The Hôtel des Berges / Four Seasons, Geneva, Sept 3rd 2019
JEANNE RICKETTS / SWAY® - Wavescape-evolution installed by Geneva's river stream & jet d'eau - 81,5 x 303cm - vynil acrylics and charcoal on canvas.
Photo © by EXCELLENCE International S.A.
THE COMMISSION FOR ETHIC RIGHTS & PEACE (AIAS, Paris) and the ARARAT INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES invited Jeanne Ricketts to Geneva in September 2016, to hold a conference on one of her projected “intuitive-series” in context with World-affairs and present her merged holistic family portrait entitled“Our Eldest Brother Iraq & Sister Syria”. —
At the occasion of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide in September 2015, the same hosts awarded her for "Arts and World Culture" at UNESCO in Paris, for her compelling speech she held at their conference on "Genocide, Art and Peace”. Her words were illustrated by her intuitive drawing “And This Is Iraq”, which she dreamt about in 2008, pre-announcing an “upheaval coming from Africa”, later known as the “Arab Spring”. -
At the occasion of the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide in September 2015, the Ararat Academy of Sciences awarded Ricketts for "Arts and World Culture" at UNESCO in Paris, for her first conference held on her relic, “And this is Iraq” which she dreamt about in 2008, pre-announcing an “upheaval coming from Africa” later known as the “Arab Spring”.
In honor of all victims of power abuse, “Human Wave At The Bus Stop” (2010) revealed the refugee-wave, her 2nd donation for the Agence Internationale pour la Paix in Paris, accompanied by her compelling speech on "Genocide, Art and Peace”. —
Projection of Jeanne Ricketts' short-film TRAPPED IN FREEDOM onto one of for her earliest murals painted in the vault of St. Louis' Chapel, built in 1646 in the hamlet of La Doire de Séranon, off the famous "Route Napoléon" in Provence, (F). "Heavenly Kingdom, Earthly Kingdom" is the title she gave to her 5x7,70m mural she painted during six months of hermitage in multiple layers of shades of inks, providing the viewer with a sensation of swaying between two parallel realms. The inaugural media coverage of this masterpiece triggered over 60 murals and ca.150 small to large scale art pieces, partially commissioned across Europe, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, the Middle East and the USA.
With Korean artist YOUN at a Picasso show, 2013
At the film première of Antartica, 2018