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UNEARTH Exhibition. Reception with The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon to discover 68th years of UN history “unearthed” in this unique art exhibition.
The Gabarron Foundation - 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016.
New York, December 11, 2013 - The exhibition is on view from October 29th to December 27th, 2013 at the Gabarron Foundation in New York City. UNEARTH is curated by Chaim Litewski, Renata Morteo, Antonio Silva, Mark Garten, and Ziad Al-Kadri.
In 2015 the United Nations will celebrate its 70th anniversary. To mark this momentous and auspicious occasion, we propose a public presentation of some of the organization’s rarely-seen and wide-encompassing collection of films and videos, campaign posters and photographs in galleries in New York and elsewhere. This exhibition, co-organized by the Gabarron Foundation and the United Nations through its Department of Public Information, will celebrate the UN through its vast iconographic archives and will travel the world until 2015 being exhibited at different museums and art centers.
UNEARTH is the most revealing and broadest exhibition ever assembled about the UN’s own perspective in key moments of recent history, encompassing the organization’s seven decades of life span. It will show, reflect and comment on the UN’s journey as the world and humankind changed dramatically during the past 68 years and it will emphasize some of the most important aspects of its main activities (Human Rights, Development, Humanitarian Assistance, Peace and Security). The exhibition will not only showcase the achievements of UN but will also highlight the challenges facing the international organization in the next decades. A vast array of UN officials, Goodwill and Peace Ambassadors, intellectuals, artists, journalists and historians will dig into the UN history in order to present the general visitor the organization’s past, present and future of this unique and vital institution.
UNEARTH consists of 30 campaign posters designed by creatives of the Graphic Design Outreach Division of the UN like Milton Glaser, Jan Arnessen, Maxim Zhukov, Rocco Callari, Allan Markman, Matias Delfino, Martin Samaan, Ziad Alkadri or Mackenxie Crone; an exclusive photography exhibition of 40 photographs, made by celebrated photographers as John Isaac, retired from the UN in 98 as chief of the Photo Unit; Peter Magubane, South African photographer known for his coverage of apartheid or Eskinder Debebe, currently on staff in the UN Photo Unit; also some others are anonymous, one in particular would be the Korean refugees crossing a provisional bridge over the Han River in 1950 or indigenous people with Secretariat mission visitor in New Guinea the lookout patrol in Cyprus from 1964, Beirut, Lebanon of Palestinian refugee children from 1949. And a wide range film and video selection. Also the exhibition shows the work of iconic artists like Victor Vasarely, Robert Rauschenberg, Joan Miró, Jean-Micheal Folon, Hans Erni, Marc Chagall, Keith Haring, Oswaldo Guayasamin or Cristobal Gabarron, whose art helped to promote UN endeavors.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of the visionary minds behind the inception of the United Nations. In addition to the vast UN Archives, the exhibition has the collaboration of Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum.
The exhibition will not only have an important impact in New York City by reaching key opinion-makers -- journalists, politicians, representatives, celebrities, delegates, etc, as well as local visitors but also further afield through webcast and video streaming. After New York the exhibition will continue its global journey returning to NY in 2015.
The Gabarron Foundation – Carriage House Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization and an exclusive international center specializing in art exhibitions and other cultural activities. Its main objective is the promotion of culture, making this multicultural space a cultural reference in the city of New York. Since 2002 the Carriage House has aspired to be an excellent platform for the propagation of Hispanic culture in the United States. This organization promotes exchange and understanding between cultures, providing a space for interaction and enhanced appreciation of emerging and established cultural figures from a diverse palette of countries.