THE ART WORK
The Art of Fundamental Rights consists of 13 artworks by professional artists from across Europe, each interpreting the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights through different art forms. The works of art are of high professional quality and are made by both established and upcoming artists, each using different materials, art and forms of expression.
The exhibition offers many different art forms and embraces a wide range of knowledge within the visual arts. The individual artworks are each a personal, artistic interpretation of one fundamental right that can inspire the viewer to relate to and further interpret the particular fundamental right. Therefore, all works can stand alone, and are in themselves both an artistic and intellectual experience. Common to all the artwork is that they are of high artistic quality and that they reinforce the important messages and values on which the charter is built.
by AnNush, Germany
by Lena Nicolajsen, Denmark
by Agata Nowicka, Poland
by Lester Gradiz, Greece
by Sara Jansen, Spain
by Nadia Mir, Ukraine
by Karen Land Hansen, Denmark
The reddish orange squid adorns the work Dignity. In a sensuous expression, the work tries to focus on the balance between human and natural dignity. The work is characterized by a complex duality and is open to endless possibilities for interpretation.
by Benjamin Abana, Denmark
Acrylic on canvas
The work depicts a face. A face that, through ambiguity, achieves a recognizability and universalism. The face is surrounded by pigeons and sparrows, symbolizing freedom, internationalism and fragility. There are 14 birds, which symbolize the 14 articles under the chapter "Freedom".
by Raquel Pedro, Portugal
The artwork, Equality, portrays a world of full equality. The work is a commentary on the present and a reminder of the similarity we have not yet achieved. Similarity and diversity are found in all facets of the work through colors, objects, and words.
by Kristine Hellesøe
The artwork depicts solidarity in different scenarios. Common to these scenarios is that togetherness binds them together. Unity and solidarity come, among other things, to expression through a common chain dance. The work is a commentary on the individualistic solidarity of the time.
by Abdalla Al Omari, Syria / Belgium
Boat refugees at sea. Citizens Rights shows at first glance boat refugees somewhere on the ocean. Upon closer inspection, the artwork opens up further - not least through the passengers on the boat. The symbolism in "We are all in the same boat" is expressed.
by Peter Zelei, Hungary
by Karolin Schwab, Germany
Acrylic and watercolor on canvas
With her minimalist approach, Karoline Schwarb depicts the sun, which becomes the symbol of the natural in rights. Despite the simple expression, the work contains lots of complexity. The work thunders strongly through with the statement: The sun is for everyone, rights too.