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In collaboration with STUDIO IN A SCHOOL, we are thrilled to present WATER! The Water Tank Project Student Art Exhibition at David Zwirner’s 535 West 20th Street space. Curated by Neville Wakefield, Bettina Bryant and Mary Jordan, the exhibition features select works by public high school students from each of New York City’s five boroughs who participated in the Spring 2012 Art Competition for The Water Tank Project. In celebrating the creativity of these students, the exhibition seeks to highlight water as the defining resource of the 21st century.
The exhibition will be on view September 28 - October 6, 2012
In the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, dignity, equality, security, and freedom of thought are all acknowledged. But what about water access? With over 1 billion people in the world not having access to safe drinking water and millions dying each year from lack of water with basic sanitation, one could argue that fresh water access is a universal human right. This essential right is the focus of the Women and Water Rights exhibition.
There are over 50 artists that have contributed to the exhibit, drawing their inspiration from water insufficiency and its lengthy history. The exhibit, Women and Water Rights: Rivers of Regeneration, first premiered in February 2010 at the Regis Center for Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. During its run, it was very effective at highlighting the importance of water accessibility for all people around the world. The project continues with Women and Water Rights: Concerning Water, an exhibit at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, running through July 22, 2012 . Featuring work by local, national, and international artists, water as a right serves as the inspiration, subject, and material for the various pieces of art.