Wednesday, 16 December 2009

ART for The World's New Year wishes

We will be closing ART for The World's offices for Winter Holidays, from December 17, 2009 until January 6, 2010.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Stories on Human Rights on La Repubblica

On December 8, La Repubblica published an interview with Adelina von Fürstenberg on the film project "Stories on Human Rights" .
The interview and the short movies are also available on the newspaper's website at the following link:

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Some of our past projects: ART for The World’s Commitment for Human Rights and its collaborations with International Institutions

ART for The World’s activities are based on the ideals of Human Rights, Dignity, Freedom, Peace and Solidarity enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as proclaimed as fundamental values by the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Therefore, since its foundation, ART for The World’s major commitment has been to organize events (art exhibitions, cinema, concerts, conferences and lectures, etc.) in close collaboration with the artists' community and with the international institutions such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), the High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR), the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of Europe, as well as NGOs such as SESC Sao Paulo, or Deepalaya Foundation in New Delhi.

ART for The World is a direct outgrowth of the exhibition Dialogues of Peace conceived to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations in 1995. From then onwards, many projects have been organized in collaboration with international institutions to foster the defense and knowledge of Human Rights around the world. ART for The World’s initiatives indissolubly join aesthetic as well as humanitarian purposes, with a view to raising public attention on the issues that stir up our society:
  • 2008 Stories on Human Rights (60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
  • 2005 Donna Donne (10th Anniversary of the Beijing Conference)
  • 2001 The Overexcited Body, Art and Sport in Contemporary Society (in the context of the UN program of the Elimination for Racial Discrimination)
  • 2000-01 Alfredo Jaar, The Silence -The Rwanda project (50th Anniversary of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • 2000 onwards Playgrounds&Toys (50th Anniversary of the the UN High Commissioner for Refugees)
  • 2000 Art and Social Realities (in collaboration with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in the context of the 2000 International Summit on Social Development)
  • 1998-99 The Edge of Awareness (50th Anniversary of the World Health Organization)
  • 1995 Dialogues of Peace (50th Anniversary of the United Nations)

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Where "Stories on Human Rights" can be viewed in December 2009 and January 2010

1) Dole (France), December 4: Soirée spéciale Histoires de Droits de l'homme

2) Luxembourg, December 10: Special screening on Human Rights Day, Amnesty International event

3) Thessaloniki (Greece), December 11 - January 31: Video installation at the Archaeological Museum

4) Amsterdam (The Netherlands), December 17-21: Euro-Arab Film Festival

5) Bondi Beach (Australia), January 8-17: 19th Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

QUESTIONI DI LINGUA by Claudio Citterio, Diego Morandini and Luisa Protti

On Monday, November 30th, ART for The World presented QUESTIONI DI LINGUA by Claudio Citterio, Diego Morandini and Luisa Protti.

The opening was characterized by an open discussion with the artists and:
  • Giorgio Colombo - photographer, Contemporary Art Archives
  • Massimo Minini - gallerist, Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia
  • Valter Rosa - conservatore c/o the Museum Diotti, Casalmaggiore (Cremona) and professor of History of Modern Art c/o Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan
  • Francesco Tedeschi - art critic and professor of History of Contemporary Art c/o the Cattolica University, Milan

Installation view

Luciano Fabro, L'Italia ipocrita, 1996 (Private collection, Milan)

Luisa Protti, Gelateria, 2006