On the occasion of “International Day of Mount Everest” (May 29), “The Art Maze”, by curator Marcus Schaefer, unveils the latest masterpiece by artist Sacha Jafri as a first-ever event at the Mount Everest
KATMANDU, Nepal–(BUSINESS WIRE)–‘The Art Maze’ World Tour, in partnership with UNESCO, is an unpresented collection of 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, created by renowned artist Sacha Jafri, to celebrate the 50th World Heritage Site of UNESCO.e anniversary and The Next 50, a year-long UNESCO campaign promoting interdisciplinary thinking about the future of World Heritage.
Jafri, awarded by the UN for his humanitarian work raising more than 140 million dollars for charitable causes, unveils his painting “Sagarmatha National Park – Mount Everest”, a spectacular triptych of 380 cm x 160 cm on three canvases. With this project, Jafri aims to reconnect humanity to our cultural heritage, our ancestral past and the beauty that surrounds us in our natural world, as well as to shine a light on the important conversations and actions so desperately needed for the future. future of our world, in the areas of equality, sustainability and climate change.
Sacha Jafri, Artist & Philanthropist: “It is such an honor for me to partner with ‘The Art Maze’ and UNESCO in using the power of art to reconnect with humanity in space and on earth.”
Marcus Schaefer, art visionary and curator: “Feeling such a strong connection to this great country, we are thrilled to unveil Sacha’s latest painting featuring the people of Nepal on majestic Mount Everest.”
Michael Croft, Head of Office and Representative in Nepal at UNESCO: “As we listen to communities in mountain regions and hear their perspective on tackling the twin challenges of climate change and sustainable tourism, we are both motivated – and better informed – about how best to shape our own actions for change.”
UNESCO’s partnership with “The Art Maze” and Sacha Jafri reinforces its mission to promote inclusive and interdisciplinary dialogues related to climate change, heritage conservation, sustainable tourism and the challenges these sites face in the context of climate change. In Nepal, UNESCO is working to bring together leaders of mountain communities through The Next 50 dialogues.
Raza Beig, President of BoredPuma: “So delighted to be able to announce my purchase of this monumental painting – I now own a piece by a living Indian master, Sacha Jafri, but also the artistic expression of the world’s greatest natural beauty – Mount Everest.”
In honor of this cause, Jafri produces a collection of iconic prints for art lovers who want to own a piece of his humanitarian journey. They can be found at: https://www.collection.theartmaze.com/
‘The Art Maze’ visits 18 countries on six continents of the world 2022-2024 with the next stop in Paris, September 2022, at UNESCO Headquarters commemorating 50 years of the organizatione anniversary with the 50 paintings by Jafri exhibited.
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