The United Nations Office at Geneva has launched an online international art contest, “The Future We Want”, to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
Exhibition in the Palais des Nation at the occasion of #UN75. All pictures have been submitted in an international art contest on “The Future we want”. I am really proud that the exhibition also features my art piece “Terraforming”.
22.10.2020 – 15.01.2021
The exhibition starts at the Palais des Nations and will travel to D10 Art Space Gallery in Geneva.
Art in Times of Corona: The Future We Want
The Perception Change Project of the UN organised the online art contest The Future We Want, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world. Covid-19 is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations. Both global dialogue and action are now more urgent than ever, to prevent this pandemic from leading to greater mistrust. The project states that 2020 ‘must be a year of dialogue, of us coming together to discuss our priorities as a human family, and how we can build a better future for all.
The empowerment of artistic production
Art is often an enabling tool to foster such a conversation about the kind of future we want and sparks the imagination on how we can empower youth in working towards it. To this end, the Perception Change Project in the Office of the Director-General of UN Geneva organised The Future We Want, a worldwide art contest open to all Geneva-based UN Missions. Each work of art on their website was submitted by Geneva-based permanent missions. All five continents are represented.
artist list: Erna Ben-Ami, ZHAO Peizhi, Sigita Maslaus Kaitė-Mazylienė, Luigi Olivadoti, Leca Auraijo, László Herszt, Anne Wölk and others