Countering Grenades With Balloons 

Monday, November 14th, 2011

In a live-art project he calls “Monday Morning”, American artist Yazmany Arboleda has organized the giveaway of tens of thousands of brightly colored balloons. Arboleda’s stated goal is “to take a balloon and inserting it in this weak moment…to change the way somebody thinks about Monday mornings”. Following recent attacks and threats from terrorists, the latest giveaway in Nairobi took on special significance. From the looks of this picture, it seems to be having the desired effect.

A volunteer hands out yellow balloons for Monday


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