The Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ first phase of the ARTiculate Our Rights exhibition features an outdoor art display at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that explores the meaning of human rights to youth
A series of artwork billboards along a pathway at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba are part of an exhibition staged by Canadian Museum for Human Rights. ARTiculate Our Rights expresses human rights themes important to youth in Manitoba today.
To mark the 150th anniversary of Manitoba becoming a province, the museum invited students aged 13 to 19 from across Manitoba to imagine the future for human rights and how these rights will impact people’s lives. Students submitted artwork. More than 100 diverse works were chosen for two phases of display.
The first phase is an outdoor exhibition featuring art by 26 youth on 13 large installations.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights sits at the edge of The Forks, a community hub and National Historic Site that includes shops, restaurants, museums, recreational areas, park space, and a riverside walkway. It is a lovely area to walk through and makes a beautiful backdrop for the art.
The pieces of art are varied, engaging, powerful, and thought-provoking. That is probably best explained with a few photos of the works themselves.
The ARTiculate Our Rights outdoor exhibition opened July 15, 2020 and runs until October 31, 2020. The indoor version, which will consist of dozens of projected and still images, is postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19. Specific dates have not yet been determined.
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