Dear Shaded Viewers,
Rita Sabo wants to inspire people to make choices that are good for both the environment and society. She believes in strengthening the bond between humans and nature to protect our planet and improve the future for the next generations. Her art project, Sacred Planet, highlights the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
Rita Sabo is involved in the #Art4GlobalGoals campaign, aimed to raise awareness about these 17 goals. Her art exhibition at the UNESCO headquarters gives visitors a chance to explore these goals through her artwork. The exhibit features 17 sculptures, plus one additional piece, each representing a part of a “Sacred Planet” and our common future. They’re designed to resonate with cosmic harmony and inspire humanity to tackle today’s challenges.
One of the sculptures is painted in the 17 colors representing the SDGs, bringing all the development goals together in one artwork. This is meant to symbolize that our different values, beliefs, and systems can coexist harmoniously.
Rita Sabo deeply appreciates UNESCO’s efforts to promote the SDGs and has also created a large painting as a personal tribute to UNESCO’s work. This painting is meant to highlight the power of collective action and her own gratitude toward UNESCO for fostering hope and thoughtful action for a sustainable future.
About Rita Sabo: Rita Sabo was born in the North Caucasus region and grew up in Jerusalem, Israel, before living in Switzerland. She studied art in Zurich and Basel and jewelry design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Vienna, Austria, with her husband and daughter. In the summer of 2023, she had a solo exhibition named “Sacred Planet” in Venice, Italy.
#Art4GlobalGoals Campaign: Rita Sabo is actively participating in the #Art4GlobalGoals campaign led by the YOU Foundation, in collaboration with Geuer & Geuer Art. The campaign is supported by UNESCO and aims for urgent action to meet the goals set for 2030.