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The Future we want – group show in Geneva, Switzerland

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”.

The exhibition starts at the Palais des Nations 22.10.2020 – 30.11.2020
and will travel to D10 Art Space Gallery in Geneva until 15.12.2020 – 15.01.2021.

Palais des Nations,
Parc de l’Ariana,
1211 Geneva, Switzerland

Gallery D10 Art Space,
Geneva 6, Rue Ami-Lullin 15,
1207 Geneva, Switzerland

download link exhibition catalogue:

Terraforming, 2020, 70 x 140 cm, oil on canvas
The future we want is all about preserving our planet. Earth is the only place where life can flourish. Life anywhere else would look very different. And yet human nature possesses an inherent curiosity about what lies beyond our horizon.

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.

Installation view, 2020, Palais des Nation, Geneva, Switzerland

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.

Terraforming, Detail

artist list:
Erna Ben-Ami, ZHAO Peizhi, Sigita Maslaus Kaitė-Mazylienė, Luigi Olivadoti, Leca Auraijo, László Herszt, Hugo Kaagman, Sherein Mostaf Ali Abozaid, David Danielyan, Rainer Prohaska, Rashad Mehdiyev, Dr. Ekaterina Kenigsberg, Lieven Lefere & Charles Verraes, Phillip Lesiga Segola, Tiama Aboudou, Tchalê Figueira, Chhim Sothy, Angeles Ortiz, Carmen Lansberg, Josaia McNamara, Antero Laine, Tamaz Varvaridze, Manuel Giron, Gerard M. Lafontant, Anne Wölk, Keyla Hannani Morel Salgado, Gudrún Kristjánsdóttir, Ralina Abibullayeva, Alejandro Darío Pizarro Chellet, Maja Šofranac, Joel L. Geolamen, Carlos Correia, Jin Hee Lan, Delia Perrois, Rastko Ćirić, Viktor T., Mohamadia I. Alnasan, Sirilak Sutichuay, Bayramgeldiyeva Ayjeren, Rosie Yates, Olena Shtepura, Faris Mohammed Abdulla Al Hammadi, Mushtariybegim Qurbonova

List of countries:
Arab Republic of Egypt, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Ecuador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Mexico, Montenegro, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, The Netherlands, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

Installation view, 2020, Palais des Nation, Geneva, Switzerland
Installation view, 2020, Palais des Nation, Geneva, Switzerland
Copyright Permanent Mission of Netherlands Geneva
Installation view, Terraforming, 2021, 70 x 70 cm (each), oil on canvas
Copyright Leca Araujo Atelier
Copyright Permanent Mission of Netherlands Geneva
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