In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the United Nations and the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, BECA presents ARTICLE 19.
Drawing inspiration from both the preamble and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artists, architects + designers from around the world were challenged to Explore, Discover and Act through Art + Design. The resulting international, multimedia, and multidisciplinary group exhibition embodies not only the spirit of Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but also explores today’s ever-growing challenges faced by contemporary society from all corners of the globe when attempts are made to realize our human right to freedom of expression. Through the ARTICLE 19 exhibition, BECA looks forward to broadening the discourse and extending the boundaries of awareness of our global human right to freedom of expression and the current threats posed to these rights.
Featured Artists + Designers:
Jennifer Lynn Bates, Wendy DesChene, Christopher Gideon, Margaret Noble, Carol-Anne Ryce-Paul, Brad Schwede | Graffiti Technica, and Ong Xiao Yun.
The works included within were exhibited at the New Studio A.D. exhibition space in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA from November 2-16, 2010.
The BECA Foundation is an artist + designer run (and thus far, volunteer run) not-for-profit global arts organization benefiting artists, designers and the public now headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, USA. BECA is an acronym for Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art. The organization's core belief is that "NEW ART + NEW DESIGN FUELS THE BEST OF WHAT'S YET TO COME ON THIS PLANET". Our organization serves as a bridge, facilitator, supporter, enabler and vessel for local, national and international contemporary art + design communities toward the growth and advancement of new ideas and innovation via contemporary art + design. The core program focus is on developing public art exhibition and related opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists + designers. Those opportunities are also extended to established artists + designers who are forging new pathways by exploring new mediums, ideas and processes not previously associated with their work.