„Virtual Minefield“ on display in United Nations New York“


For a mine-free world - 20 years of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

The exhibition "For a mine-free world" is currently on display in the Main Gallery, Visitors' Lobby of the Visitors' Centre, United Nations Headquarters, New York.  It is organised by Handicap International, Medico International and Solidarity Service International (SODI) in conjunction with the Federal Foreign Office of the Permanent Mission of Germany in Geneva and New York and United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). The exhibits on display relate to such topics as mine clearance, victim support, risk education, and the economic and social consequences of landmines and cluster munitions being deployed. The collection includes large prints by the well known photographers Lukas Einsele, John Rodsted, Sean Sutton and Till Mayer, taken in the worst affected countries: Afghanistan, Kosovo, Libya, Uganda, Viet Nam and Laos. Shirin Homann Saadat’s Landmine Box and the Virtual Minefield, an installation by conceptual artist Peter Zizka, are also on display.