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Art and humanity: what is possible?

Every Tuesday afternoon in May 2021,an international, multidisciplinary, and interactive online symposium was held on the relationship between art and humanitarian action. Learn from leading experts, discover the videos of the symposium on our Youtube channel.

Download the general programme of the online symposium

The online symposium Art and Humanity: What Is Possible? is organised by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (MICR), the Geneva Haute école d’art et de design and the International Committee of the Red Cross, in partnership with the Geneva Red Cross, on the occasion of the exhibition Concerned. 30 Artists on Humanitarian Issues on view at the MICR in Geneva from 27 April to 26 September 2021.

Session 1

4 May 2021 – Learning

Watch recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bmf8m3A9i-w&t=4020s

  • Ariane Koek, Independent Consultant, London
    Real Feelings – The Artist as Visionary
  • Francesco Zucconi, Assistant Professor, IUAV University of Venice
    Displacement as Method: Reflections on the “Humanitarian Caravaggio”
  • Olivier Chow, PhD, Founder and Director, Foreign Agent, Lausanne
    Representing the Impossible: Trauma and Representation in Alfredo Jaar’s Rwandan Project

Session 2

11 May 2021 – Engaging

Watch recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqbjhRX6zgo&t=3s

  • Sophia Milosevic Bijleveld, Independent Consultant, Geneva
    The Arts of Memorialisation
  • Azadeh Sobout, Post-doctoral Scholar, University of Manchester
    Re-making Art as An Aid: Drawing on The Aesthetic and Ethical Engagement of The Artists in The Post-blast Beirut
  • Elodie Paillard, Lecturer, University of Basel
    Ancient Greek Theater as A Humanitarian Tool

Session 3

18 May 2021 – Looking

Watch recording here: Online Symposium – Art and Humanity: What Is Possible? – Day 3: Looking – YouTube

  • Dominique Laleg, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bibliotheca Hertziana Max-Planck-Institut Rome
    Three Arguments For (And Against) an Aesthetic of Suffering
  • Marc Herbst, Artist, Editor, Researcher, Leipzig / Somers (New York)
    Toward Collaborative Ethic of Cultural Work
  • Isabelle de le Court, Art Advisor, Switzerland
    Why a Chair? Artistic Gestures as Acts of Memory and Reconstruction

Session 4

25 May 2021 – Changing

Watch recording here: Online Symposium – Art and Humanity: What Is Possible? – Day 4: Impacting – YouTube

  • Afshan Heuer, Museum Liaison and Evaluation Expert, EPFL, Lausanne
    The Art of Transformation
  • Paola Forgione, Healthcare in Danger Delegate, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva
    Swimming with The Artists: A Humanitarian Worker’s Perspective
  • Luis Carlos Tovar, Visual Artist, Bogota / Paris
    Jardín de mi Padre
  • Katarzyna Grabska, Visiting Professor, University of Neuchâtel
    Art and Humanity: What Is Possible? Closing Remarks.

 

Concept and organisation

  • Julie Enckell Julliard, Director of Cultural Development, Geneva Haute école d’art et de design
  • Pascal Hufschmid, Director, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva
  • Philippe Stoll, Communication Adviser. Strategies, Innovation and Research, International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva

Coordination

  • Pierre-Antoine Possa, Manager, Cultural Projects and Events, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva

2 responses to “Concerned. 30 Artists on Humanitarian Issues”

  1. Avani says:

    I would love to participate online from India.

  2. MICR says:

    Dear Avani,
    Thank you for your kind message.
    As part of the Concerned Exhibition, the Museum has organised an online symposium ART AND HUMANITY: WHAT IS POSSIBLE? that will be held every Tuesday in May at 4 p.m. (CET).
    This international abd multidisciplinary symposium on the relationship between art and humanitarian action will start tomorrow. We would love you to join!

    You can register here: https://www.redcrossmuseum.ch/en/blog/

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