Through paintings, sculptures, papier mache and scented dried flowers, “The Transformative Power of Art”
embodies the necessity to place people at the centre of our concern while protecting the planet.
The exhibition is part of the United Nations “2015: Time for Global Action” campaign.
During the ceremony, remarks were made by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
General Assembly President Kutesa, Under-Secretary-General for Communications Cristina Gallach,
Curator Fabrizio Ruggiero.
The exhibition features sculptures and portraits by Fabrizio Ruggiero and papier mâché by Nina Muzzi.
Ms. Muzzi’s papier mâché pieces resemble sculpted stones but are made with recycled newspapers and cardboard
, which in the hands of this environmental artist becomes a new ecological material.
Mr. Ruggiero’s 16 large portraits combine the ancient fresco technique with contemporary technology
and depict thinkers and artists from all continents who contributed to the common good of humanity and stood up for the most vulnerable.
The official opening of “The Transformative Power of Art,” an exhibition organized by Sam Kahamba Kutesa,
President of the sixty-ninth session of the United Nations General Assembly,took place in the Visitors’ Lobby on Tuesday, 30 June 2015.