Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dialogue Among Civilizations Exhibition Tonight

KZN SA Gallery on 166 Bulwar Road, Glenwood, Durban is host to the Art for Humanity, "Dialogue Among Civilizations" Exhibition happening this evening at 6pm, all are welcome.

Art for Humanity

Limited Edition Print portfolio
Limited Edition Individual Archival Prints
Art and Poetry inspire dignity, respect, pride, and freedom of expression, imagination, recognition of the individual, creativity, excellence and human rights:

“Dialogue among Civilizations” forms the basis for a new initiative by Art for Humanity.  It involves collaboration between artists and poets from Africa and those countries who participated in the 2006 Soccer World Cup.  The participants were invited to create work on the theme of identity, land, object and belief.  

The aim is to inspire the viewer with ‘moral ownership’ -- through engaging with the creative works, for the public to internalise the values espoused by the art and poetry. These values include creativity, freedom of expression, human rights, excellence, dignity, pride, inspiration, reflection, cultural heritage as well as respect for individual rights and independence.

The ultimate objective is to elicit and challenge the South African public’s views on xenophobia, racism, refugees and foreign visitors in and to South Africa.  These views are presently couched in an endemic magnitude of racism, xenophobia and victimisation of those individuals and families seeking refugee status in South Africa or as visitors and amongst South Africans themselves.

The art and poetry resulting from the project will be exhibited in public spaces throughout South Africa in the form of billboards, banners, exhibitions and posters. A publication has been produced that documents the art and poetry together with contributions from internationally recognised human rights personalities and specialists in the field of sport, xenophobia and refugees.

To view the Dialogue Among Civilizations Portfolio check our blog: www.afhsaportfolio.co.za

Exhibition closes 23 July 2011.
166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood
Enquiries: 031 277 1705
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm.
Mon: Closed

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