Curatorial Concept

‘Diversity for Peace!’ seeks to explore the stories behind each artist and their work fusing art and life as we challenge the notion of normality. Located in Piazza San Marco, Venice, the exhibition hopes to create a hub of local and global cultural exchange by using art to encourage critical thought and tolerance. The exhibition will showcase many new commissioned pieces from internationally renowned artists selected from countries across the globe, each bringing their own unique personal experience and cultural background, contributing to the central theme of diversity. Engaging with art is not a solitary act, which is why ‘Diversity for Peace!’ seeks to act as a catalyst to bring people together through art. Each artist has experienced globalisation in various forms, a process that often focuses on superficial standardisation, threatening cultural diversity. If the artist’s role is express their inner self, then the viewer must be able to perceive these individualities and appreciate them for what they are. By following this credo, the exhibition doesn’t follow a strict notion of heterogeneity in the selection of works exhibited, rather it celebrates all forms of difference and individual expression. We hope that this notion of acceptance will inspire the world to be united in our celebration of diversity.