Benetton donates statue to Libya

Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Following on from the launch of its Unhate Project in November, Benetton has unveiled its first monument to peace through Colors Magazine. The publication donated the large dove sculpture to the Libyan capital, Tripoli on Saturday, which marked the countries first Independence Day in 42 years.

Made by Fabrica, the Unhate Dove art installation is composed of over 15,000 spent shell cartridges picked up in the world’s ‘hot spots’, and symbolised newfound peace in the region. The dove is being displayed in the grounds of the University of Tripoli.

“The official handing-over of the dove is the UNHATE Foundation’s first act, both concrete and symbolic,” said Alessandro Benetton, Benetton Group’s executive deputy chairman, on behalf of the Foundation. “Our aim in creating the Foundation is to oppose the culture of hate. It seeks to be a leader and driving force behind the desire for participation and change felt by citizens of the world, especially young people”.

Images: Benetton/Colors Magazine

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