Art Day 2012
At the 15th of April 2012 the first World Art Day was held to
emphasize the meaning of art and artists in society. We are collecting
the reports of the national committees fore evaluation at the
General Assembly in Istanbul, Turkey in October 2012. Read here
the report of the Slovakian National Committee.
Assembly in Berlin 2011
28 – 30 2011 IAA Europe held its 8th General Assembly where
new Executive Committee was elected. For more information about
discussed topics, resolutions and plans see completed
version of minutes and the summary.
This event was co-organized by German National Committee IGBK
which also presented project Artists in Transit during two days
Democracy in Art (by Alex Meszmer)
About a year ago Pfyn, a small village (2000 inhabitants)
about 40km outside Zurich, declared itself the cultural capital
of Switzerland 2011-12. For Switzerland does not have a 'cultural
minister', the swiss artists created in 2004/05 their own cultural
ministry and elected their own cultural ministers to lobby politically
for the cultural sector. Writer Dominik Riedo, the 2nd cultural
minister first declared his hometown, Romoos (745 inhabitants)
cultural capital of Switzerland to launch a discussion about urban
and provincial culture. For the 3rd cultural minister did not
want to take this project further, artists Alex Meszmer and Reto
Mueller applied to gain the title for Pfyn, where they are running
a digital archive and a Transitory Museum. Read More:
heart of the cultural capital program are the 'democratic art
weeks: Ten artists and artist groups from Egypt, Germany, Italy,
the Netherlands, UK and Switzerland were invited to Pfyn to create
participatory art projects with the inhabitants of Pfyn: Fatma
Hendawy Yehia, Alexandria, Egypt started to build a library/archive
of Pfyn in cooperation with the protestant church, Eva Paulitsch
& Uta Weyrich, Stuttgart, Germany were collecting mobile phone
videos of the youth and composed a video screening. Stefano W.
Pasquini, Bologna, Italy wants to apologize for the invasion of
the Roman Empire 2000 years ago to Pfyn and Switzerland, Ana Laura
Lopez de la Torre brought together Ambassadors from Tulse Hill,
South London and Pfyn and is currently running a South London
Embassy in Pfyn, to bring multicultural life into the small swiss
village. Read more:
there is more to be found in Pfyn this summer: a temporary amphitheatre
with cinema, kidstheatre, poetry slam and more; in July (6.-8.7.)
Pfyn will celebrate itself with a big party - expo ad fines, organized
by the clubs an association and the trade; there will be a travelling
column and and and...
of Drawing Pilsen Reminder
BIENNIAL OF DRAWING PILSEN ALREADY ACCEPTS WORKS IN THIS YEAR'S
BIENNIAL OF DRAWING 2012. Deadline is 31 May 2012. Just to remind,
they accept maximum of 5 monochrome drawings, maximum dimension
100 x 70 cm created after 2007. All information, contacts and
application forms are on website www.bienale-plzen.cz.
Biennial team will be happy to answer any question on e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. On request we can send application
form by e-mail. Biennial team is looking forward to seeing you
at Biennial 2012.
about IAA card (link to guide)
Learn more about opportunity to visit galleries all over Europe
for reduced price or for free with IAA card! Information how
to produce, implement and use your card. To get your card,
contact IAA Europe National Committee in your country.
on the website:
A Study of International Artist Representation
Presented by Artists’ Interaction and Representation (AIR)
and Canadian Artists’ Representation/Le Front des artistes
canadiens (CARFAC). Written by April Britski, December 2011. Read
the study by clicking here.