Contemporary culture places a great deal of importance on the input of the senses.  We are constantly bombarded with images, sounds, movements and colors.  The aesthetic experience, as many philosophers noted, is closely related to the ethical experience, since truth and goodness meet in beauty.

To live meaningfully often means experiencing beauty in body, mind and spirit because love of the beautiful is a quintessential human quality. A person can hardly attain happiness without beauty-sensible, intellectual or religious. A nation cannot function properly without the beauty of religious and national celebrations, parks and playgrounds, art exhibits, musical and literary performances.

Thus, the category of beauty could help the modern world to discover perennial ethical values.  In this light, Bioethics global art encourages a rediscovery of ethical values through a deeper appreciation of all art forms- music, architecture, literature, visual art, performing arts and dramas.

Art can, therefore, promote and increase human dignity and human rights. The arts enable us to reflect on the human condition and on ourselves, provoke a change in moral attitudes and inner transformation.

The project seeks to deepen the relationships between aesthetics and ethics by means of in-depth original research, education and training of artists of these values who will in turn educate the youth to form ethical judgment through the arts.  Other stakeholders behind the stage-critics, directors, screenwriters, gallery owners, investors, etc-will also be involved since the creation of a work of art often many talents.

Events such as music concerts, exhibitions, literature and drama will help launch and disseminate these ideas.

Bioethics Art Comepetition

When we refer to behavior and conduct involved in science and technology in the field of Life Science, it is Bioethics. The UNESCO (United Nations Education, Science, and Cultural Organization) Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights seeks to promote those universal values inherent in all cultures regarding goodness, truth and beauty; to ensure the effective protection of human dignity and fundamental rights; and to stimulate greater interest, social sensitivity, compassion, and discussion of life science, bioethics and human rights.

Bioethics Art Group of Study

 Among the main objectives, this group of study intends to contribute to:

  • Inspire art lovers to appreciate the universal language of arts expressing moral values, ethical principles in respect of human dignity and human rights in a diverse and globalize world.
  • Evaluate and disseminate the transformative power of arts in bioethics and its influence culture.
 

Contagia Alegria

Based on the values of cooperation and generosity, the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights and the social program Contagia Alegria have reached an agreement and a common goal. Contagia Alegria was born as a social action to help children and people in need react to and live with disease.