ART AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Part of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Geneva, Palais des Nations
December 4 – 15, 2023
On November 10, 1948, in the wake of the Second World War, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one of the most significant, and still relevant, documents in the recent history of the world.
Seventy-five years later, from December 4 to 15, 2023, Italy will hold, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, a major exhibition titled “Art and Human Rights,” curated by Ilaria Bernardi, promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in Geneva in collaboration with the Milan-based Associazione Genesi, which since 2020 has been committed to promoting Human Arts through contemporary art.
The works of the 16 artists will be on display in the Gallery opposite the Human Rights Room at the United Nations. The artists will be given a space in which to show one or two of their works, accompanied by a descriptive text ideally linking them to one of the main themes of the Universal Declaration. The video NUI SIMU [That’s Us] (2010) by Marinella Senatore based on the voluntary participation of the ex-miners of Enna will be of use to recalling the right to a dignified job.