Dear Ms Ono,
We are having a 5 Year Plan benefit for Doctors Without Borders at Mitchell-Innes & Nash (534 w.26th St. NYC) on Tuesday Sept. 27th, 6-8pm.
The 5 Year Plan is giving the first $25,000 profits from the book to Doctors Without Borders, any profit after that will go to a further cycle of creative collaborations between artists and Gandhi Ashram collectives in India.
You very graciously contributed an artwork to the 5 Year Plan artist book edition.
It is an honor to serve with you, everyone was thrilled, the elder volunteers at the ashram in New Delhi Mr Handa and Mrs Bina Handa know of your work and respect you.
We are 100% independent artists and funded only through small donors and sponsors.
We are inspired by Fluxus and Gandhi and Love.
Thank you so much Ms Ono,
Aaron Sinift on behalf of everyone of the 5 Year Plan project.
• 5 Year Plan was conceived in honor of Mahatma Gandhi, in response to the need for creative, unconventional solutions to the problems facing the world today.
• 5 Year Plan is an international project that brings artists, craftspeople and collectors together to benefit Doctors Without Borders (MSF), a relief organization that provides lifesaving medical care around the world.
• 5 Year Plan activates the power of individuals to become the change they seek by joining the creativity of artists, the courage of MSF workers, and the support of art lovers into a sustainable social architecture where everyone wins.
• 5 Year Plan is a collection of 32 screen-printed artworks by 32 contemporary artists. Contributors include Yoko Ono, Donald Baechler, Chris Martin and Julie Doucet, as well as underknown artists such as Tamara Gonzales, Tim Wehrle, and Pushpa Kumari. The artworks are printed on khadi cloth and bound into a limited edition of cloth books.
• 5 Year Plan celebrates and supports an imperiled way of life. The books are handmade at every step by local weavers, printers, and bookbinders in India. The cloth for the books is produced by Gandhi Ashram Collectives, which help millions of rural villagers survive by sustaining local industries and agriculture.
5YP will be published in Jaipur in an edition of 500 copies. 65 copies will be signed by all the artists; each signed copy will have hand-embroidered covers produced by the Indian clothing designer Alpana Bawa. All profits from sales of 5 Year Plan go to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and to fund the next 5YP benefit project. This first 5YP project can raise $40,000 for MSF.
5 Year Plan is love in action.
Aaron Sinift explains his project “5 Year Plan,” a artist book silkscreened on homespun cotton. The book includes the work of about 30 artists, and will be printed in India this winter. It’s modeled on the handloom cotton “jhola” shoulder bags which are a traditional craft of India.
Visit www.5yearplan.org for more information.
Your purchase of one of these uniquely tactile art collections will support the efforts of dedicated, compassionate people around the world.