Humanae is a photographic work in progress by artist Angélica Dass. Currently composed of almost 4,000 portraits from volunteers all around the globe, Humanæ pursues to document humanity’s true colors and bring up a critical reflection on the white, red, black and yellow false labels associated with race. The project does not select participants and there is no date set for its completion. It is a journey of open-ended possibilities that enriches the way we see ourselves, beyond faces and colors. Nowadays, the artist has been doing portraits in 36 different cities and 20 different countries.
It’s not a simple and quick switch or a click button that will end racism and intolerance. Society as a whole has to do the work. This is why Humanae is so important
The exhibition consisting of five cubes was distributed over five main spaces in Zagreb: Ban Josip Jelačić Square, King Tomislav Square, Petar Preradović Square, Republic of Croatia Square and Ivan Dežman Street. As in a playful tour, visitors had to find all the pieces scattered around the city.