Artivism: The Atrocity Prevention Pavilion

3 May 2019 15:25

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation will be hosting a pavilion in Venice, Italy during the International Art Exhibition Biennale Arte 2019 taking place from 11 May to 24 November. At the intersection between art, human rights and genocide prevention, Artivism is a unique project that illustrates how the arts can be used as mechanism for preventing and responding to mass violence.

The Artivism Pavilion will introduce visitors to the personal, emotional and historical realities of atrocities. The Pavilion also aims to present how arts can become a tool for social transformation at grassroot level, as well as a deterrent to systematic violence. 

The exhibition will be showing works by six artists and activist collectives from around the world. All of them have been confronted to political violence and have been using arts as a tool for understanding conflict and cultivating social transformation.

The Opening of the Artivism Atrocity Prevention Pavilion will be held on 9 May in the presence of the curators, artists and representatives from organizations that have collaborated and sponsored the project. The public exhibition will start on 11 May.