Unveiling of the Digital Art Exhibition for the SDGs in New York
The UN SDG Action Campaign and Code Green present a digital art exhibition dedicated to inspiring and mobilizing action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set to be unveiled at the 2023 Sustainability Summit NYC, held in New York from 18 to 20 September, as world leaders gather at UN Headquarters for the high-level opening session of the General Assembly.
The 2023 UNITE TO ACT Digital Art Exhibition will feature artworks by a diverse array of international artists dedicated to promoting a sustainable future through creativity and art. Featured artists will include New York-based Indonesian artist Foodmasku, Singer-songwriter and UNCCD Goodwill Ambassador Inna Modja, Marco Conti Sikic (MCSK) and Venezuelan multidisciplinary artist Alejandra Her.
Known for his elaborate masks made of food which he first wears then consumes, Foodmasku’s art is a tongue-in-cheek commentary on sustainable food systems and food waste. His contribution to the digital art exhibition, titled Farm-to-Face, was also first presented at the UN Food Systems Summit in Rome, Italy, earlier this summer during the UN SDG Action Awards. UNCCD Goodwill Ambassador Inna Modja’s work, meanwhile, presents an image, charged with poetic symbolism, highlighting the urgency to tackle the climate crisis and the potential of individuals to resist and overcome the impending catastrophes. For their part, artworks by Marco Conti Sikic (MCSK) and Alejandra Her address SDG 16 and SDG 5, respectively, offering inspiring visualizations of Peace and Gender Equality.
“UNITE TO ACT is a message of hope, possibilities, and of the urgency of action for a more sustainable future,” said Marina Ponti, Global Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign. “And at the mid-point of our journey to 2030, we know that art is a powerful vehicle for inspiration, mobilization, and action for the SDGs.”