Tue 11/06/2024 - 12:16

Digital Art for Good

As World Refugee Day approaches, Switzerland for UNHCR is excited to announce the launch of "Nowhere to Run," an innovative digital art project in collaboration with the Tezos Foundation, OBJKT, ArtMeta, and The Collector's Club.

This initiative, blending art and blockchain technology, aims to shed light on the struggles faced by individuals forced to flee due to climate change or living in regions severely affected by it. The digital artworks will go live on OBJKT.com on June 20th, in honor of World Refugee Day. 

 

Climate Change: A Global Phenomenon 

While climate change has been a significant theme in art for decades, it remains crucial to highlight its devastating impact on the constantly growing population of displaced individuals worldwide. These people, among the most vulnerable to climate-related disasters, contribute the least to the problem but suffer the most from its effects. 

Inspiration and Purpose 

"Nowhere to Run" draws inspiration from UNHCR’s recently launched Climate Resilience Fund, which aims to protect and build resilience among those forcibly displaced by or living in climate-vulnerable countries. This fund ensures these individuals are safeguarded against the impacts of climate change

Digital Art: A Powerful Awareness Tool 

The participating artists, already renowned in the digital art world, will be showcasing their work for the first time during the prestigious Art Basel week. The collection includes contributions from Goldcat, Uczine, Violet Bond, MEK.txt, lechatn0ir, Marjan Moghaddam, Alida Sun, Eduardo Kac, Sabato, and Diane Drubay. Their artworks capture the effects of climate change on displaced people, emphasizing the urgent need for global action. 

Each digital piece will be sold as an NFT on the Tezos blockchain via Objkt.com, with a minimum of 50% of the sales proceeds donated to the UNHCR Climate Resilience Fund. 

Exclusive Preview at the Digital Art Mile 

An exclusive preview of the "Nowhere to Run" digital artworks will take place on June 11th at the Digital Art Mile in Basel, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Attendees will have the opportunity to view the artworks and engage with the Tezos and Switzerland for UNHCR community. 

Stay Updated 

For more information about the project and to learn about the participating artists through the ‘’One Artist a Day’’ initiative, follow our Twitter account: UNHCR_CH_Innov. Don’t miss the chance to support this vital cause and acquire meaningful digital art. Thank you very much for this! 

See you on OBJKT.com on June 20th!