BOTH WATER AND ART HAVE ALWAYS PLAYED IMPORTANT ROLES FOR THE MIRABAUD GROUP. THESE TWO TOPICS, THE COMMUNICATION VECTORS REPRESENTATIVE OF HUMAN HERITAGE, ALSO FORM THE BASIS FOR ITS CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY EFFORTS. IT IS THEREFORE ONLY NATURAL THAT MIRABAUD SUPPORTS THE AQUA EXHIBITION AS IT ALLOWS US TO APPROACH WATER AND THE CHALLENGES IT HARBOURS FROM A CONTEMPORARY ART PERSPECTIVE.

At the cutting edge in Geneva

As part of its awareness-raising campaign on the crucial topics of our time, ART for the World is presenting the mobile AQUA exhibition in Geneva to coincide with World Water Day on 22 March 2017. The works by 32 contemporary artists, exhibited on Île Rousseau until 31 May and at Château de Penthes until 2 July, aim to raise public awareness on the topics of water usage, interdependencies, sustainability and preservation. Managing this natural resource is one of the 21st Century's great challenges.

On conclusion of its time in Switzerland, from November 2017 onwards, the exhibition will continue on to São Paulo, Brazil.

An international challenge

The geopolitical, economic and climatic challenges that water presents us stretch beyond borders, as they affect the very future of our planet. This is why the Mirabaud Group promotes quality in this field and works with partners who share the same concerns about this primordial element, the source of all life on Earth.

A forward-looking exhibition

ART for the World, supported by the United Nations, aims to use contemporary art as a tool to encourage us to really think. The organisation is currently run by Adelina von Fürstenberg, its founder and an internationally renowned exhibition curator who recently received the Swiss Grand Award for Art / Prix Meret Oppenheim, conveyed by the Swiss government. Her work was also rewarded with the Golden Lion for the best national pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale of International Art in 2015.

Adelina von Fürstenberg instils the AQUA exhibition with the will to extend the boundaries of conventional visual art in our lives, asking us how we see our future and sparking dialogue on the major topics of our time.

ART for the World

Founded in 1996, ART for the World is a non-governmental organisation affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI). Its mission: to use art, cinema and contemporary culture as a tool with which to address current global issues. Exhibitions, screenings, events, and topical, mobile projects enable the organisation to build bridges between art and the challenges faced by society.

Since 1998, ART for the World has regularly collaborated with SESC Belenzinho's regional direction in São Paulo, Brazil. In 2005, its sister association ART for the World Europa was founded in Turin, Italy.

ART for the World website

Invited artists

Omar Ba (Senegal)
Nigol Bezjian (Syria)
Clemente Bicocchi (Italy)
Stefano Boccalini (Italy)
Alighiero Boetti (Italy)
Benji Boyadgian (Palestine)
Jonathas De Andrade (Brazil)
Silvie Defraoui (Switzerland)
Michel Favre (Switzerland)
Noritoshi Hirakawa (Japan)
Francesco Jodice (Italy)
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (Ukraine/USA)
Shin Il Kim (South Korea)
Salomé Lamas (Portugal)
Alexander Kosolapov (Russia)
Marcello Maloberti (Italy)
Andrea Marescalchi (Italy)
Carlos Montani (Argentina)
Marcelo Moscheta (Brazil)
Stéphanie Nava (France)
Luca Pancrazzi (Italy)
Dan Perjovschi (Romania)
George Pusenkoff (Russia)
Shimabuku (Japan)
Eduardo Srur (Brazil)
Barthélémy Toguo (Cameroon)
Maria Tsagkari (Greece)
Velu Viswanadhan (India)
Gal Weinstein (Israel)
Vasilis Zografos (Greece)