In a current historical moment such as the one we are going through, it is more important than ever to fight for peace. In the context of Expo, a showcase of exchange and visibility involving 192 countries, the San Marino Pavilion wanted to dare its contribution in transmitting a heartfelt message of peace and solidarity, hosting the largest collection of extraordinary children’s drawings from 136 countries around the world. The ‘Colors for Peace’ exhibition is curated by the non-profit association of the same name founded in March 2015 in Sant’Anna di Stazzema, in the province of Lucca which, in collaboration with Artissima Art Agency, promotes the art of children at an international level to reduce the cultural, social and economic distances between rich and poor countries.
The ‘Colors For Peace’ team works so that the adult of tomorrow becomes aware of a universal culture of bringing peace, rejecting any logic of war and division of peoples. In carrying out its objectives, Colors for Peace therefore promotes the values of Equality, Respect for Others, Solidarity and Justice.
Drawing is a simple but very effective art form that embodies a series of educational activities carried out in favor of peace. The exhibition is in fact the demonstration of a small but significant means of ‘soft diplomacy’ that facilitates relations between peoples by creating bridges and breaking down barriers. An example of communion and a fruitful attempt at interchange and integration between more than 150 children belonging to the Primary and Infant Schools of 136 Nations representing 5 Continents.
“Colors of Peace” was inaugurated last Thursday 3 March in the vip lounge of the San Marino pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai by Letizia Cardelli, Pavilion Director, Aurela Cuku, Curator of the exhibition and Founder of Artissima Art Agency and Vice President of Colors For Peace and will remain active until mid-March. Also present at the opening moment were Mariana Turchio, Ambassador of Colors For Peace in Argentina, together with the staff of the San Marino Pavilion and local art lovers.
Letizia Cardelli, director of the San Marino Pavilion said: “We are honored to show 150 drawings created by children from all over the world, which convey a powerful message of peace on our physical and virtual exhibition platform. The Universal Exposition has an international audience. , and thus offers visibility to rhythm messages to a multicultural audience “.
Aurela Cuku, curator of the exhibition and founder of Artissima Art Agency said: “We feel privileged to collaborate with the San Marino Pavilion, managed by a dynamic team that understands the need to make the voices of children heard through art and therefore it will appeal to entire masses to ensure a peaceful future for the younger generations ”.
Cs – General Commissioner for Expo 2020 Dubai