UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR has the pleasure to auction original artworks by internationally acclaimed artists and refugee artists as part of UNHCR's Second Edition of 'Art Stands With Refugees' event at Art Basel. Participating artists include Alfredo Jaar, Tania Bruguera, Bouchra Khalili, Miriam Cahn & François Burland, the refugee artists Allam Fakhour and Natalia Sierra Poveda as well as the photographers Emmanuel Jambo, Helena Christensen and Reza. Artists have donated their artworks, representing a generous commitment to supporting people who have been forced to flee their homes. The proceeds of each sale will go to MADE51, a global brand of artisanal products, crafted by refugees, brought to life by UNHCR. Through MADE51, UNHCR connects refugee artisans with social enterprises to facilitate the design, creation, and marketing of unique home décor and fashion accessories across the world. MADE51 creates a way for refugees to harness artisanal skills, often passed from generation to generation, to earn an income. Stand with UNHCR in support of refugee artisans and our work to unlock their talent and creativity. Your solidarity will help us show the world that refugees can create things of beauty, contribute to their host communities, and support themselves – if given the chance. www.unhcr.ch/art-stands-refugees www.made51.org
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