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Human Rights and the Cyrus Cylinder

Sander, Ralf (2016) Human Rights and the Cyrus Cylinder. The J. Paul Getty Museum [Artefact]

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URL: http://www.farhang.org/freedom


The artwork Ralf Sander has developed was influenced by the 2500 years old first written human rights bill. It changes its shape and appearance permanently like the idea of human rights. It is the result of a number of rigorous research and experiments in sculptural transformation. The idea was shortlisted for a major public urban art piece in Los Angeles, California, USA. Sanders proposal is based on in depth studies of the history of human rights. Written in Babylonian script, the Cyrus Cylinder has become the most influential and celebrated declaration of religious freedom and political multiculturalism from the ancient world. The Farhang Foundation became interested in this concept for a proposal in the public sector, to commemorate the concepts of religious diversity and freedom as human rights as inspired by the ideals of Cyrus the Great but another object was realized.

Item Type:Artefact
Keywords:Public art competition, sculpture, ralf sander, art
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > Belfast School of Art
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Art and Design Research Institute > Creative Ecologies
Art and Design Research Institute
Location:The J. Paul Getty Museum
Location:The actual artwork site is located on a median strip bordered by a 6 lane avenue ,LA, USA
Date:15 June 2016
ID Code:31559
Deposited By: Mr Ralf Sander
Deposited On:08 Feb 2016 10:24
Last Modified:08 Feb 2016 10:24

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