AQUA, the latest art project of ART for The World, is a worldwide traveling exhibition curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg which centers on environmental issues related to water, engaging a selection of works by 32 contemporary artists as a tool for reflecting on the role that this vital resource plays in our lives.
According to the UN-Habitat World Cities Report 2016: Urbanization and development "by 2030, global demand for water is expected to grow by 50%", AQUA aims to emphasize our collective responsibility on the role and use of water in our world today, where water management is a major challenge and a priority objective of the 21st century.
The exhibition will be inaugurated in Geneva on World Water Day, 22 March 2017. It will be open to the public on 23 March at two venues - at the museum of the Château de Penthes (until 2 July), and on Rousseau Island in the heart of Geneva (until 31 May).
Featured in the show, Fuori Registro by Italian artist Luca Pancrazzi, "this painting reminds us that water is omnipresent" explains the curator. "It flows on Earth, in pipes, rivers, lakes and seas. At the same time, water dominates us, as in the magnificent and impressive high-level clouds depicted, the culmination of the artist's two-year research of the mountains and valleys of the Swiss Engadine region".