Art can be a catalyst for change by drawing attention to important issues in society and encouraging people to think deeply about what is happening around them. An exhibition organised by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) aims to use this power of art to raise awareness about world hunger and the WFP’s efforts to combat it, while generating funds for this humanitarian cause. The show, titled Aware, has been organised by the WFP offices in Iran and the UAE in collaboration with Contemporary Practices Art Journal and The Farjam Collection. It features paintings, sculptures, calligraphy and photographic artworks donated by artists from Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Lebanon and the UAE. The works will be auctioned at The Young Collectors Auction to be held at the Ayyam Art Centre on April 15th 2013, with the entire proceeds going to WFP Iran for funding their relief operations for refugees living in Iran.
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