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A giant fresco on Place des Nations against the bombing of civilians around the world

The artist Saype has joined forces with Handicap International, contributing to its combat against the bombing of civilians around the world by creating a giant fresco on Place des Nations. A temporary event from 4 to 15 September 2023.

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Fresque Nations Saype

In 2022, approximately 57 civilians worldwide were killed or injured by explosive weapons every day (+ 83% compared to 2021).

To make the Swiss population aware of this terrifying observation, Handicap International has invited Saype to participate in an extraordinary artistic operation. The Franco-Swiss artist will create a giant fresco on grass using biodegradable paint  in dialogue with  “Broken Chair”.

Alerting public opinion

The famous monumental wooden sculpture by the Swiss artist, Daniel Berset, was also erected on Place des Nation in 1997 with the same aim of alerting public opinion and the international community with regard to its responsibility and the importance of protecting civilians against all types of arms and destruction connected to war.

Like all of Saype's works, this extraordinary installation is produced using biodegradable ink and will be removed from Place des Nations to be recycled.


  • 4-7 September: installation of the lawn on Place des Nations
  • 7-8 September: creation of the fresco by Saype
  • 9-11 September: come and discover the completed fresco!
  • 12 September: discover the work in images as seen from above
  • 13-15 September: disassembly of the work and recycling

More information on the Handicap International website - Art against weapons

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Article modifié le 18.09.2023 à 12:20