From the day of its ratification on 10 Dezember 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has lost non of its relevance and urgency. This presentation aims to deliver and diseminate its message into the heart of our digital age.
Andrea Fuchs developed the idea of publishing this art book with the support of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights in Vienna, Austria, represented by Professor Manfred Nowak, as well as in cooperation with curator Petra Stelzer. The book IMAGINE HUMAN RIGHTS – Artists celebrate the Universal Declaration presents the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the six official languages of the United Nations. It juxtaposes Human Rights articles with a multitude of artworks and wishes to thereby inspire a debate beyond the written word.
Austrian President Alexander van der Bellen and Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, have kindly supported the book by each writing a preface.
56 internationally renowned artists agreed to participate in the making of the book project to underscore the positve message of the book’s content. They all selected works in support of or in direct dialogue with the subject matter. Koen Vanmechelen's Collective Memory statue has been selected as the campaign image.
The book is for sale in the LABIOMISTA shop, proceedings go to a good cause.
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