Human Rights Institute Past Exhibitions Link


February 1st - June 20th, 2018
Reception: Thursday, February 1st, 2018; 3:30 - 4:30 pm; 5:00 - 7:00pm

Franca Marini has created a semester-long project at the Human Rights Institute Gallery entitled Transnational Migration and Immigration to challenge our thinking and acceptance of others. The humanitarian crisis in Italy is the example she has used to focus on universal human rights, including issues of economy, politics, and conflict which ultimately influence all refugees. With this gallery installation, Franca chose to represent not only the physical journey of those who are forced to risk their lives in hope of a different destiny but also the interior journey of transformation. This is only possible through the encounter with an acceptance of that which is different. The threat that the stranger represents in our collective unconscious implies the recognition in others of our shared humanity, without which a truly just world is not possible. Marini’s work has been shown in Europe, the United States, Central America and the Middle-East. She has exhibited in personal and group shows, carried out public art commissions, and participated in cultural events and film festivals with her video projects. Today Franca Marini teaches painting at the Siena Art Institute and for the SUNY Siena Program of Buffalo State College in Italy.

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Exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Gallery Hours are:

Monday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am - 4:30pm

Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm