An exhibition inspired by, and promoting discussion of, the universality and importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Entrance is free, to allow everyone to appreciate and be touched by the artists’ work.

Thirty artists from different backgrounds have produced works highlighting the layers of meaning of each of the articles of the UDHR. The exhibition will present reproductions of these works, accompanied by the original text of the milestone document.

The exhibition will be shown throughout 2023 at five different venues in Luxembourg. It will be launched in December 2022 with a festival at the Forum, Geeseknäppchen campus (see under ‘Festival’ on this page). The closing celebration will take place at Place Clairefontaine in December 2023. Our aim is to ‘make human rights visible’ throughout the country, targeting young people and students in particular.

At each venue the exhibition will be accompanied by:

Discussions of the legal implications of certain articles, An introductory note about the artist of each of the works exhibited, An educational programme drawn up in cooperation with the host school, its staff and various partner organisations throughout the country, A ‘Living Library’ where selected people will act as ‘books’ and tell their personal life story in the light of the topics highlighted at the venue, Workshops where students and other interested people will discuss, design and create original art based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The material resulting from these workshops and events will then be used in a number of different ways: For guided visits through the exhibition, As inspiration for subsequent workshops at other venues, In thematic dossiers (to be made available later for free download by anyone interested in the subject). A selection of artworks created – under professional guidance – in these workshops will be shown to the public at a special exhibition in 2023.

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Young ACAT Stand Up For Human Rights is a section of ACAT* Luxembourg that aims to raise awareness of human rights among young people with different origins and backgrounds living in Luxembourg.

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