• Panorama Rouen 1431
    created by Yadegar Asisi in 2016
    photo © asisi

Humanity Months in Bourbaki Panorama from 8 January to 8 May 2015

Friday, 08 May 2015

The centrepiece of this 4-month series is the exhibition parcours “Path to Humanity” curated by the lawyer Marco Stoffel. Together with accompanying events, it forges links between the postulates of humanity, international humanitarian law and art.

The Bourbaki Panorama by Edouard Castres, which dates from 1881, places the viewer in the middle of the humanitarian disaster of February 1871, when in the Swiss Jura region 87,000 soldiers sought humanitarian aid during the Franco-Prussian War and were granted asylum in Switzerland. The theme of the 4-month series address the issue of “being right in the middle of it”. As visitors make their way along the exhibition parcours, they learn more about how humanitarian disasters have a direct effect on us, even when they are far away.