“I had a dream” exhibition at The Africa Center in New York and on Google Arts&Culture

Pascale Marthine Tayou, Many, many (people), 2011, courtesy of Moleskine Foundation Collection

We are very excited to announce the first-ever AtWork international exhibition, “I had a dream” that will be hosted in partnership with the newly opened Africa Center in Harlem and will run from May 31st to July 28th. The exhibition marks the launch of the Moleskine Foundation headquarters in the US in New York City .
It will feature 100 hand decorated notebooks, the majority of which were created by young creative minds who took part in our AtWork Tour 2018 “I had a dream”, held in Rome, N’Djamena, Kampala and Harare. The notebooks are the creative expression of the transformational process that the students have gone through during the workshop while debating their dreams and making concrete projects out of them. The exhibition will also feature notebooks created by celebrated authors and artists who have donated their work to Moleskine Foundation Collection, a collection that counts more than a 1000 notebooks, many of them crafted by internationally renowned creative minds. Spike Jonze, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Jean Claude Ellena, Joël Andrianomearisoa, Joana Vasconcelos, Carlo Stanga and Paula Scher are just a handful of the Collection authors ranging from film directors to perfume creators, whose work will be on display at the Africa Centre alongside those of young students.

Another exciting news is that we are taking “I had a dream” exhibition on-line together with Google Arts&Culture, the technological platform developed by Google to promote and preserve culture on-line. For the occasion of the International Museum Day Moleskine Foundation is launching the first part of its Digital Collection. 84 hand decorated notebooks produced during our AtWork educational Tour “I had a dream” have been digitalised and put on the platform. This is just the first step in putting our unique Collection on Google Arts&Culture, the Google platform that allows the users to explore the works of art of more than 1800 museums, archives and organizations that have worked with Google Cultural Institute to share their collections and stories on -line.

With the launch of “I had a dream” exhibition and the new US headquarters our commitment is to continue to grow our scope and give access to more youth across the globe to our unconventional educational experiences, inspiring a new generation of creative thinkers.

Make sure to visit the exhibition at The Africa Center if in New York or on Google Arts&Culture from wherever in the world!