United Nations Seminar & Exhibition
The United Water in UN 2009
at The United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S.A.
Seminar: May 8, 2008 United Nations HeadquartersArt Exhibition: May 2-30, 2008 United Nations Visitors' Lobby
The United Nations Department of Public Information, the Natural World Museum and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) present this international seminar as part of the Unlearning Intolerance seminar series.
This century is often indicated as the Age of Water, as opposed to the Age of Fire with wars and dramatic growth of the 20 century. There is little dougt a "water-based culture" can be the most "water-based culture" can be the most powerful medium for those in search of new possibilities of coexistence and cooperation to span the diversities that furrow the world.
Perspective towards Art for the Future
In the UN seminar I made short speech as one of 7 environmental artists selected from all over the world. The invitation card states as follows: 7 artists from 7 countries explore climate change from a global perspective. Inspired by the subject of 'global perspective', I put stress on importance of 'Water's-Eye' as more symbiotic and communicative perspective.
Nowadays when we are destined to live together with change of various ecological situations, we must see things in perspective corresponding to an ecologically sustainable earth. I'd like to stress te importance of Water's-Eye View, not Bier's-Eye View for looking down the world from the upper viewpoint.
water as the fundamental human rights
I will make every effprt to do, not 'future for art', but 'art for the future'.
For me, what 'Art for the Future' aims means to create fundamental rights for those living on more disturbed global environment than today.
three dimensional space spreading between clean water and contaminated water
This artwork is asking viewers where you can carry conserving precious water in the water box backpacking on your back.
Be a backpacker of water for people living in the future earth !