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Humanae Project

Humanae

 

Humanae. Work in progress

Humanae is a work in progress, who intends to deploy a chromatic range of the different human skin colors. Those who pose are volunteers who have known the project and decide to participate. There is no previous selection of participants and there are no classifications relating to nationality, gender, age, race, social class or religion. Nor is there an explicit intention to finish it on a specific date. It is open in all senses and it will include all those who want to be part of this colossal global mosaic. The only limit would be reached by completing all of the world’s population. This taxonomy adopts the format of the PANTONE® Guide, which gives the sample a degree of hierarchical horizontality that diluted the false preeminence of some races over others in terms of skin color. The presentation of the range of color shades induce the viewer to reflect on one of the dual meanings containing the word identity: that associated with equality. Humanae activates a semantic mechanism with an “innocent” displacement of the socio-political context of the racial problem in a safe environment, as is a color catalog in which the “primary” colors have exactly the same importance as “mixed”. Alejandro Castellote

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