was a work in progress from May '98 to September '99 created by Fabiana de Barros with the collaboration of Michel Favre, webmaster Kevin Rollin and the public:
vulnerables was an art web site created for the exhibition THE EDGE OF AWARENESS organized by Adelina von Fürstenberg, curator of the exhibition and President of Art for The World, in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of The World Health Organization.
This itinerant exhibition began at WHO - Geneva in May 1998 and then travelled to New York - PS1 (sept.. 98), São Paulo - SESC Pompéia (dec. 98) and New Delhi - Museum of Contemporary Art (march 99). vulnerables was on-line during each exhibition, each time with new elements.
Fabiana de Barros was born in 1957 in São Paulo. She lives and works in Geneva. She creates interventions and performances which are all "works in progress", continuing and transforming themselves from one exhibition to another. During this process, she uses various mechanisms to establish an individual relationship with each visitor. Following her "Tours du Monde", a project involving displacement in space and in time around a few large towers at various points of the globe, she created a weird travel agency called Aller/Re-Tour. This agency offered visitors a motionless trip in which Fabiana de Barros talked with them and showed them drawings and paintings.