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Art Exhibition by Martí Boada in the UNESCO Headquarters

Date: 2019-06-17 / 2019-06-21

Art Exhibition by Martí Boada in the UNESCO Headquarters

In the framework of the 31st Session of the International Co-ordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Reserve 

 

Date: Opening, Monday June 17th 2019

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, Room IV (Fontenoy Building)

 

Opening of the Exhibitions ‘Our Biosphere, Our Future. Local Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals’ and ‘Forest Art in Biosphere Reserves and in NPA’ sponsored by the Abertis Foundation

 

Program

12:40 Opening remarks by the Director-General of UNESCO (or her representative)

12:45 Opening remarks by the Director of the Abertis Foundation, Mr. Sergi Loughney

12:52 Remarks by the artist and scientific advisor of the Abertis Foundation; Martí Boada i Juncà

12:59 Visit of the Forest Art Exhibition (presentation of three artworks by Dr Boada)

13:07 Visit of the Exhibition ‘Our Biosphere, Our Future. Local Actions for the Sustainable Development Goals’

13:15 End of the opening

 

For many years, Martí Boada (Sant Celoni,1949) went to the forest. During his childhood, he had cleared the forest with his father, mostly in the valley of Olzinelles, in Catalonia, Spain, while he also gathered acorns with his mother. He later studied ecology, geography and environmental sciences. However, it is through art where this emerging naturalist, evaluator of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, has found a significant way to communicate the need to protect the forests to the world.

With the objects of the exhibition Forest Art in Biosphere Reserves and in Natural Protected Areas, Martí Boada wishes to pay homage to the forest. Drawing inspiration from the ecologist Ramon Margalef who said: «to understand a forest, science is insufficient, it requires at least one poet «From this perspective, Martí Boada creates an artistic work where in his own words: «Each work represents an object observed in the forest, identified, reinterpreted, with elements of science, but essentially reconverted into art, cleared and derived from the forest to show new nuances of creativity.»

 

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