Art Beyond Borders - Exhibition History
Art Beyond Borders has been presented by TIMOTCA, in cooperation with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the following venues;
• United Nations Headquarters in New York
• UNESCO Headquarters in Paris
• World Expo in Lisbon, Portugal
Former United Nations Secretary General
“Art Beyond Borders is an exhibition with a mission that is both timeless and timely. Spreading cultural knowledge is a timeless pursuit that encourages tolerance and appreciation for those different from ourselves. Visual art is uniquely positioned to be a vehicle for fostering peace through understanding, in that it is accessible to all with no language barrier to hamper its message. It is a universal language which can help to focus attention on the aims of the UN Charter, a world without war, respect for human rights, international law, and social and economic progress. This exhibition is particularly timely, as it coincides with the International Year of a Culture of Peace. The more we know about each other, the more we will realize that our differences are something to be celebrated, rather than feared.
I am very pleased that the long and fruitful association with UNESCO has resulted in a number of exhibitions and hope that there will be more such cooperative efforts in the future. I am confident that TIMOTCA will continue in its important work and through the magic of art send a powerful message that will reach the hearts and minds of people throughout the world. I wish you continued success.”