art for humanity...'the art of human rights'
is a non-profit organisation based in Durban, South Africa which specialises in producing fine art print portfolios, exhibitions, billboards and research projects that advocate various human rights issues in South Africa and internationally. The Art for Humanity website serves as an online resource for those interested in human rights, art and social development.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Book launch of Dialogue Amongst Civilisations
Please join us for the book launch of ‘DIALOGUE AMONG CIVILISATIONS’, a project of Art for Humanity, and to view the exhibition of Limited Edition Prints featured in the publication.
Friday 01 July 2011 at 6pm, all welcome.
Refreshments and a light finger supper will be served.
166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood
Enquiries: 031 277 1705
View the exhibition in the Park Contemporary at www.kznsagallery.co.za
Art and Poetry inspire dignity, respect, pride, and freedom of expression, imagination, recognition of the individual, creativity, excellence and human rights.
Published by Art for Humanity, the publication documents the art and poetry collaborations by artists and poets representing 35 countries and six cities with the focus on issues of xenophobia, racism and refugees.
‘This series of conversations is aptly attached to current discourse associated with displacement, marginalisation and imagery that is so often located in protest and resistance art forms throughout the world. It foregrounds a series of deeply moving images and poems which remind of the ongoing ability of art to touch at the very nexus of the ethos of an age. Such imagery is powerful enough to galvanize people to reconsider and address the inequalities and prejudice of our age. It is appalling that in the early 21st Century we still face such degrees of inhumanity, objectification and intolerance. We need to reposition ourselves in terms of a single premise: to recognise the light within ourselves, in order to recognise the light within others, in the process restoring our humanity. (Juliette Leeb-du Toit (Prof) Senior Research Associate, Centre for Visual Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal).