Detour: See the World through Creativity

The Moleskine Detour New York Exhibition Showcases Notebooks Transformed into Works of Art by 75 Creative Thinkers, including William Kentridge, Francis Kéré, Paula Scher, Sigur Rós, and Joana Vasconcelos.

Taking place at One World Observatory, the exhibition showcases notebooks from The Moleskine Foundation collection in support of its mission of creativity for social change.


An exhibition showcasing notebooks from the Moleskine Foundation Collection that have been transformed into stunning works of art by 75 creative thinkers will be on display at One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York starting May 13th. Artworks by William Kentridge, Paula Scher, MC Yan, Sigur Rós, Francis Kéré, Joana Vasconcelos, Cristina Lei Rodriguez and more than 20 New York creatives contributed to the exhibition.


Each creator generously donated their artwork to the Moleskine Foundation to support its mission of “creativity for social change” Through a variety of unconventional programs and initiatives, the Foundation seeks to unlock the human potential of youth in underserved communities to drive positive social change across the globe.. Launched in 2006, The Moleskine Foundation collection contains over 1,300 Moleskine notebooks that have been decorated, hacked, sculpted, and reconstructed into artwork.

Taking place at One World Observatory atop One World Trade Center, a symbol of rebirth in the world’s creative capital, the Moleskine Detour New York exhibition celebrates how blank pages, traditionally a tool for personal creativity, can be transformed into work of art in themselves, providing powerful moments of both inspiration and introspection for the thousands of visitors who visit the landmark each day. This marks the first time that One World Observatory has hosted an art exhibition as well as the return of Detour to New York.


The exhibition will be available to the public from the 13th to the 22nd of May, with complementary access available with tickets to the One World Observatory.

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