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Edited by Adelina Cüberyan von Fürstenberg.
published in August 2016
16,5 x 23,5 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
256 pages (325 color & b/w ill.)
Published on the occasion of the twenty-year anniversary of the non-governmental organization ART for The World (www.artfortheworld.net
), this publication presents the prestigious organization's activities during the period 1995 to 2016.
Inspired by the Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to take part freely in the cultural life of the community, [and] to enjoy the arts,” ART for The World is a bridge between art and society—a museum without walls. Founded in 1995 in Geneva in the context of the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations, its activities involve the participation of artists and filmmakers from around the globe. In conceiving its international traveling art exhibitions, performances, film productions, and concerts, the NGO merges ethics with aesthetics to build cross-cultural relationships and promotes education
, well-being, and sustainability. In 2005 its sister NGO, ART for The World Europa, was established in Turin as its rhizomatic expansion. The activities of both organizations are based on the ideals of human rights, including dignity, freedom, peace, and solidarity.
The book presents all ART for The World projects divided in 4 chapters—When Art meets the UN, Interpreting Sustainability, Global South, and ART for The World Europa. It is enriched with forwards and texts of many distinguished contributors, including artists, architects, art historians and critics, journalists, curators. The 256 page, 325 image book highlights the platforms for meaningful exchange and dialogue that lie at the intersection of art and society developped by ART for The World.
Founder and Director of ART for The World, Adelina von Fürstenberg is an independent curator and film producer, founder and former Director of the Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève, and former Director of Magasin-CNAC, Grenoble, France. She was the curator of the National Pavilion of Armenia, Golden Lion for best national participation at the 56th Venice Biennale 2015, and winner of the Swiss Grand Award for Art/Prix Meret Oppenheim 2016