Greatest pop singer of the world, Madonna, stars in the latest spread of Vogue Uomo May/June 2014 issue. Photographed by Tom Munro, in bossy chic looks alternating from Giorgio Armani (the cover), to Thom Browne and Dolce & Gabbana suit, she talks about the fact that her new music will be used to promote her Art For Freedom Campaign. She is involved since forever in humanitarian projects, such as Malawi and her most recent projects are Secretprojectrevolution – a short film co-directed with Steven Klein, a manifesto against oppression, with autobiographical accents from Madonna’s fight against the stereotypes. A noir choreography, with masochist scenes, shot in a former prison in Buenos Aires, the film shows a Madonna both as a prisoner and torturer. “Sometimes we are the victims of oppression, other times we imprison ourselves“, she says. “The movie is an example of the paradoxical world we live in“- and Art For Freedom – a campaign that encourages people to believe that they can bring a change in the world through art.
This projects fights stereotypes, bigotry and discrimination, and promotes civil rights and the acceptance of diversity. “There are enemies, tyrants, fascists and dictators, people who destroy other people’s lives or take away their freedom: like Putin or the president of Venezuela“, Madonna continues. “In actual fact, the enemy is inside us. Whether we’re aware of it or not, we constantly discriminate against and judge others. So the first thing we have to change is ourselves. All the great leaders said that, like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, John Kennedy and Nelson Mandela“.
“I’m willing to sacrifice all in the name of human rights“, she declares, “apart from my children“.
Photographed by Tom Munro;
Hair Andy LeCompte;
Makeup Gina Brooke;
Stylist Arianne Phillips;
Fashion Editor Rushka Bergman.