Art in Dialogue Chamagodo 2011

http://www.artindialogue.dk

 

Helen Lykke-Møller

Henrik Broch-Lips

Felix Pedersen

Steen Rasmussen

 

 

DECLARATION

 

The increasing need for global cultural exchange is an expression of mankindfs quest for cooperation and peaceful co-existence. In this context, the importance of the role of Art as mediator for cultural interactions and intercultural dialogue in an extended and multicultural society must not be underestimated.

Without the possibility of human interaction, the intercultural conversation that can open the way for interesting encounters between different people from all over the world cannot take place.

The artists behind eArt in Dialoguef have as their essential goal the promotion of such intercultural meetings that develop within a given artistic context such as that of 16th International Environment Art Symposium at Chamagodo 3-19. august 2011.

With its point of departure in Artfs potential, the purpose of the different eArt in Dialoguef projects is to produce invitational social art and interactive works that will be included in startling dialogues with both the audience and the local inhabitants.

Together with already existing artworks, documentation of the location-specific staging of social interactions will be in included in future exhibitions, nationals as well as internationals.

But the deeper goal of eArt in Dialogue Chamagodof is that the random and arbitrary human dialogues that arise within and outside the exhibition room can lead to new insights and create a broader cultural framework of understanding. With, of course, respect for differences in individual and local experiences.

There is still a need for this in a global world, which is to date not culturally open and without borders.

 eArt in Dialogue Chamagodof is an elaboration upon the international project Dialoguetables in Brænderigården in Viborg from 2009 and eArt in Dialogue Sarajevof, which took place during the Winterfestival in Sarajevo February 2011.

With these interactive projects the artists behind eArt in Dialoguef wished to shed light upon the communicative potential of Art and to create a forum within which people could meet and exchange experiences around themes and subjects set by artists.

Let the exchange of experiences and the interactive potential of Art once again be reflected.

This time in the middle of the old horse- and tea road between Yunnan in China and Kathmandu in Nepal.