’CULTURE’ FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE: ART/ARTISTS IN FORE- AND BACKROUND
The project "’Culture’ for sustainable future: art/artists in fore- and background" is conceptualized as a long-term, gradually evolving and enlarging, message of visual arts.
The content of this message should correspond to a specific topic (as the central constant of the long-term cycle):
"Sustainable Future - quo vadis: Process, metamorphosis, directions of movement (motion) of matter and spirit as essential building elements of being (existence)".
The very message senders are artists from all over the world, from different fields of visual arts (sculpture, painting, photography, design) with their chosen works that reflect/express the above stated theme.
The works will be presented as a front posting (on the start-page of this website), and will rotate during the year, changing every two months. In that way the artwork presented will be the first visual impression of the ‘Culture for Peace’ website.
The artworks themselves will be exhibited within the Culture for Peace project at annual exhibitions and presentations of the project (in various countries as well as annual in-house exhibitions).
The content of the project will thus create interaction between wider audiences and artists with their respective works from different corners of the world.
The ultimate goal is to provide an open stage, a platform for the artists' inspirations, works and messages that initiate (inter)actions between authors and audiences – all aimed at the creation of a pacific and balanced society as a sine qua non for our planetary sustainable future.
SUSTAINABLE FUTURE - QUO VADIS: ALEM KORKUT
The work of renowned sculptor Alem Korkut (photo of works) is the first visual artistic message under the auspices of the project "Culture’ for sustainable future: art/artists in fore- and background".
The exhibited work of the author was actually an early initiation - to say inspiration, for annotating the project`s topic as: "Sustainable Future - quo vadis: Process, metamorphosis, directions of movement (motion) of matter and spirit as essential building elements of being (existence).
He also authors the very logo of the Culture for Peace - Unifying Potentials for the Future.
Alem Korkut is the winner of several awards at public tenders for the art in open, public spaces. He has exhibited at about forty solo, and about one hundred and fifty group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. Since 2007, he has been teaching sculpture at ALU in Zagreb (Academy of Applied Arts of the University of Zagreb), currently in position of Associate Professor.
An important part of Korkut's opus are the reliefs, the surfaces that provide the smallest possible space in which the author explores the constant theme of his interest: matter and processes that change it (www.alemkorkut.com)
In the Korkut relief presented here, we observe the processes of merging / healing or separation / cracking of forms / pure forms / contents and materials that the artist uses. Movement directed toward the (desired) whole or movement opposite to it - depending on the direction of observation that we choose.