onuart, Mr. March, Recently, in March 2007 the cathedral of Majorca has opened the chapel produced by Barceló in clay. It consists of two worlds: The fruits of the sea and the fruits of the earth. The picture shows a Christ over an open tomb and skulls.
"Spanish painter Miquel Barceló has launched an ambitious project for the ceiling of Room XX, aka the "Chamber for Human Rights and for the Alliance of Civilizations," at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. Scheduled to open in October 2008, the room will house the UN’s Human Rights Council. Begun in September 2007, the undertaking -- which involves some 20 assistants and 100 tons of paint -- encompasses the entire surface of the chamber’s 1,300-square-meter ellipsoidal dome, and the results are described by the artist as being like watching the "sea’s surface above your head." The project is the first initiative of the newly formed Fundación ONUART, an organization dedicated to using Spanish contemporary art to the ends of diplomacy."
On April 24, 2007, at a ceremony presided over by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Miguel Angel Moratinos, the ONUART Foundation was founded in Madrid ("UA" are the initials in Spanish initials for the "United Nations"). Among it's sponsors we find Luis Solana(Javier's brother)'s company telefonica and they also mention D. Robert Aymar, the boss of nuclear project CERN, as adviser:
btw: ("At the CERN a machine is built, with which for the first time in the history of mankind black holes could be produced on Earth. The amazing is, nobody believes that that is dangerous.'Quote from an interview with Professor Dr. Otto E. Rossler)
and see also here: http://www.notepad.ch/blogs/
In May 2007 began the work of decorating the dome of the hall of the Palais des XX United Nations in Geneva. This room will host the meetings of the Human Rights Council and be renamed the Human Rights Chamber and the Alliance of Civilizations.
"ONUART Foundation has a powerful mandate, focused on promoting a platform that permits enhance the value of art as a catalyst for dialogue, as driving force of understanding between cultures and societies, thus promoting multilateralism increasingly effective. In this regard, the Foundation, through art, will stimulate debate at the highest level, seeking to highlight its potential to inspire tolerance and understanding among states and cultures within all international organizations - looking forward to transcend differences through an approximation less bureaucratic and conventional in every negotiation, every debate."
and in an interview ambassador Juan Antonio March he tells:
"It is a work beloved by Minister Moratinos and by the King, and supported by a large number of Spanish companies that are part of the foundation that funds the project, the Foundation ONUART. It is not only an artistic work, but goes beyond. It's making art inspires a new kind of dialogue, a new kind of encounter between cultures and civilizations. The Barceló of going to be one of the great paintings of the twenty-first century. It is not decoration of a room, it is a work alive on more than 1,000 meters of clothes, a dome of 41 meters in diameter, where the artist is doing an experiment in contemporary art. We want to give ambition and solemnity to multilateralism and the UN system. And with that Spain will mark a milestone because it will help the arts play a significant role in multilateralism, as she did in her time in the religions life.This will be a room for the human rights and the alliance of civilizations. "
During 2008, year of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Foundation will announce ONUART artwork most important and far-reaching in the history of the United Nations. The "Chamber of Human Rights and the Alliance of Civilizations" is the official name of the Chamber a century after its inauguration, and will become the permanent headquarters of the newly created Human Rights Council of the United Nations. LINK