Olu Oguibe (b. 1964, Aba, Nigeria) lives and works in Rockville, Connecticut, United States. Oguibe brings a modern obelisk made from mirror-polished metal to New York with a message that enjoins young people everywhere to learn to live together in harmony and care for and protect the planet. The work reads: CALLING ON THE YOUTH OF ALL NATIONS. AND ON ALL WHOM HISTORY AND CIRCUMSTANCE HAVE BROUGHT HERE. THAT YOU MAY LEARN TO LIVE TOGETHER AS ONE HUMAN FAMILY. SECURE AND IN HARMONY. WITH UNDERSTANDING. RESPECTING AND CARING FOR ONE ANOTHER AND FOR THE PLANET WHICH NATURE HAS ENTRUSTED TO US. FOR YOU HAVE THE POWER TO CHANGE THE WORLD AND. PUTTING CURIOSITY ABOVE MISTRUST AND DISCORD. CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL HUMANITY.
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