The Canadian Museum for Human Rights’ first phase of the ARTiculate Our Rights exhibition featured an outdoor art display at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that explores the meaning of human rights to youth
(Updated November 2021)
In a vibrant art exhibition at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Manitoba youth express their views about human rights. ARTiculate Our Rights runs from July 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022. A free outdoor exhibition in 2020 (running from July 15 until October 31) provided a free preview into this exhibition. The full indoor exhibition had to be postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. This post features the outdoor exhibition.
A series of artwork billboards along a pathway at The Forks in Winnipeg, Manitoba were part of the 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 was 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 were varied, engaging, powerful, and thought-provoking. That is probably best explained with a few photos of the works themselves.
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