"Arts & human rights are closely related and need each other. Art can only flourish in an atmosphere of freedom from fear, violence, and repression. [...] This is the time when we need to stand up and defend human rights and democracy in Europe and worldwide. “We” means civil society, above all academics, intellectuals, and artists. Venice, a historical meeting point of arts and culture, is the perfect place to start a new human rights culture." As we write in our Arts and Human Rights Fundraising campaigns.
From 8 until 10 May 2019, we attended the Opening of Biennale Arte 2019 in Venice and we found many artworks linked to nowadays challenges to human rights and climate change: from India to Denmark, from the Philippines to Sweden, Norway, and Finland, from Belgium to Italy, from the pics of Zanele Muholi on LGBTI rights in South Africa to Shilpa Gupta's installation, 100 microphones to give voice to poets detained for their poems e political position.
- 4 July, Opening of LABIOMISTA in Genk, Belgium - Arts & Human Rights dialogues with the book presentation "Imagine Human Rights"; - 26 August, Beginning of the 2019 Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy Summer School (Application deadline: 31 May, www.gchumanrights.org/chra).
Arts & human rights are closely related and need each other. Art can only flourish in an atmosphere of freedom from fear, violence and repression. We attended the Opening of #BiennaleArte2019 and we found many artworks linked to nowadays challenges to human rights and climate change. Stay tuned for our next events #Art4HumanRights: