Miami Dade College, in collaboration with International Solidarity for Human Rights, commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with an installation by internationally-renowned artist Carlos Cruz-Diez.
ISHR, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, also presented the Human Rights Friendly recognition awards in 4 categories: Human Rights Friendly Country, Human Rights Friendly Educational Institution, Human Rights Friendly Corporation and Human Rights Friendly Individual.
The art piece, titled Induction Chromatique, represents Human Rights Article 27, Right to Culture and has been donated to the college by ISHR as part of its Route to Human Rights Project. The ongoing project, which kicked off in 2010 at MDCs InterAmerican Campus, places works of art at various MDC campuses (there are currently 6 pieces in place). Each work of art represents a different article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Carlos Cruz-Diez, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, has lived and worked in Paris since 1960. He is a major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical art, a movement that encourages an awareness of the instability of reality, as said by art historian Jean Clay. Cruz-Diezs body of work has established him as one of the key 20th century thinkers in the realm of color. His works are housed in prestigious permanent collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; Tate Modern in London, Musee d Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in Paris, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Germany.