UN75: Medicine Men, The Art of Health

This UN75 Moderated Dialogue brought together physician artists and curators to explore the healing power of art as a driver for improved health, education and social justice at this critical time. Following the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, the discussion is framed within the dual crisis of a global pandemic and a climate emergency. The panelists will share their journeys from Medicine to Art, and explore the values of service, healing and collectivism that have guided their practice. How art can play a role in healing individuals, communities and societies both now and in the future. This dialogue features the perspectives of Medicine Men and we acknowledge the views of Medicine Women are not included in this panel discussion.

Release Date

June 2020

Project Artists

Locations

UNITED NATIONS
NEW YORK

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CHIP THOMAS THE PAINTED DESERT
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TFIU CHRISTOPHER BAILEY
TFIU CHIP THOMAS
TFIU KOAN JEFF BAYSA
TFIU AHMED MATER
X-Ray, 2011 Ahmed Mater Offset Print on X-Ray

Ahmed Mater

Painted Desert Project Chip Thomas Public Billboard artwork
Painted Desert Project Chip Thomas Public Billboard artwork
Christopher Bailey WHO’s Arts & Health Lead
Chip Thomas, aka Jetsonorama Artist Physician based on the Navajo Nation and Founder of The Painted Desert Project
Kōan Jeff Baysa, Curator Physician and Founder of Honolulu Biennal Foundation Director of iBiennale Co-Founder of Joshua Treenial
Ahmed Mater Artist Physician based in Riyadh Founder of Pharan Studio and Co-Founder of Edge of Arabia.

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