Progetto Genesi Art and Human Rights

Curated by Ilaria Bernardi

Starting on September 21, 2021, Association Genesi will starts Progetto Genesi. Art and Human Rights, curated by Ilaria Bernardi: it is a cross-disciplinary, inclusive project lasting a whole year that combines exhibition and educational events with the aim of offering a permanent education on the matter of human rights.

It comprises a vast program that includes educational activities addressed to a public of all ages, a cycle of twelve online conversations in collaboration with the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, and a traveling exhibition, in collaboration with FAI – FONDO PER L’AMBIENTE ITALIANO, of the Collezione Genesi, Associazione Genesi’s collection of contemporary art. The works are by artists from around the world, and they are aimed to encourage a reflection on the most dramatic issues of our day and age.

The idea from which the conception of Progetto Genesi stems is that contemporary art can assume the role of ambassador of human rights.

Conceived as interdisciplinary and multimedia, because of the radical nature of its engagement, the vast scope of the horizons, and the breadth of initiatives it includes, Progetto Genesi represents a veritable unicum in the contemporary art system, and one not limited to Italy alone.

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Progetto Genesi. Art and Human Rights is promoted by Associazione Genesi

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[Cover: Mequitta Ahuja, Autocartography III, 2012. Copyright and Courtesy Mequitta Ahuja]