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To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations, in San Francisco on 26th June 1945, Switzerland has gifted the UN a giant poetic, ecological and ephemeral work of 6000 m² produced by artist SAYPE, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Swiss-French artist Saype works on his giant ephemeral landart painting entitled “World in Progress” representing two children drawing their ideal world. The artwork covering 6000 square meters was produced with biodegradable paints made from natural pigments such as coal and chalk.
In the heart of the Palais des Nations park in Geneva, this work entitled “World in progress” evokes the collective construction of our future.
A symbol of the ‘world of tomorrow’ is seen by two children linked by a universal farandole reminding the present generations of their duty towards those to come.
This, in order not to lose sight of the bright idea of peace and mutual aid between nations which will go hand in hand with the preservation of the world environmental heritage.
All these values are fundamental to the artist’s philosophy developed in recent years and form the core of the theme for this anniversary date.
The work will be inaugurated on Friday, June 26 at 5 p.m. local time by Federal Councilor Ignazio Cassis, in the presence of the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Tatiana Valovaya. The images of the presentation will follow at 6 p.m.