Artists have the power to effect change. Their work can inspire emotions, create reactions and reach people far more effectively than long speeches. The Artists Against Torture initiative was first launched in 1992 when 19 contemporary artists (including Jasper Johns, Georg Baselitz, Not Vital and Max Bill) joined forces to produce a portfolio of lithographs.

Today, the APT together with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), is reviving this great initiative and created a new association Artists against Torture. The Association will invite renowned contemporary artists to donate a work that conveys a strong message against torture. Communication around the works and around the artists will enable to mobilise people and funds for the APT and the ICRC.


Donald Judd, No title, Woodcut, 2 colours; Paper: Tumba Zorn, natural white, 300g, 60x80 cm. Printer: Stoob, Steinbruck, St Gallen. 1993. Association Artists against Torture.