Generating Beauty. New Beginning At The Ends Of The Earth


Among the ends of the world Pope Francis talked about there are also the poorest places of the Earth, where misery, war and hunger jeopardize the human dignity.
Can faith really affect reality till finding answers to these great challenges? What are the factors that generate development? Can third-sector organization like AVSI really reach results, or is it just a form of assistance, of “distributing crumbs”?

This exhibition introduces us to three different realities: a group of schools of Kenya, founded to offer quality education to the poorest youths; a centre for nutritional education in Sao Paulo based on the responsibilities of the parents and on the familiar and social bonds; a new form of children education in the suburbia of Quito, aimed at enhancing the individuals and their resources poverty too often burdens.
Through beauty, this realities become the place for a new beginning for youths, mothers, fathers, families and, therefore, for whole communities.

The braveness of the Church in the last steps that separate us from the “different” is what offers the surprise of a humanity that blooms again: the meeting with somebody that tells us “you are worthy”. And life changes, a new journey starts. Cyprian, Joakim, Anthony, Gisela, Leo, Stefania, Amparito and many others risked their freedom and “generated beauty” for whole communities.
Ignatius, Theresia, Ruth, Alex, Araceli, Amanda, Bruno, Luciano, Samuel were born again.

Humanity and talents that would be otherwise buried by poverty stood up from the waves of history, and became a symbol of hope: the only real possibility for a sustainable development.

Curators: John Waters and AVSI foundation.


24 Agosto 2014 - 30 Agosto 2014




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