’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.
ART/ARTISTS IN FORE- AND BACKGROUND: 2019/2020
JUAN TRINIDAD answers on our topic "Sustainable Future - quo vadis: Process, metamorphosis, directions of movement (motion) of matter and spirit as essential building elements of being (existence)" with his work displayed hereby:
"Without forgetting the past, I make sculptures today, thinking about the future."
Born in Bonao, Dominican Republic (1963). Conceptual sculptor of the Generation of 1980s. Graduated from the Cándido Bidó School of Art. He lives and works in his workshop in Bonao, R.D.
His sculpture belongs to the Dominican tradition and the Afro-Antillean identity, dominating the totemic carvings in oak and centenary mahogany, also the size of stone and marble (https://www.instagram.com/esculturastrinidad/)
His works are decorating shelves and spaces on four continents. Among numerous exhibitions, let us mention just few: the Tactile Exhibition of the Louvre Museum, International Ice Biennials in Canada, Gold Book of World Plastic, ITB Berlin, Magia del Caribe Lisbon and UNESCO Paris.
Henry Loyrette Former President - Director of the Louvre Paris says on his works: “Since ancient times, -Dáprés l’Antique- invites us to make dialogue of cultures… The past and the present are mixed, thanks to the presentation of contemporary sculptures by Juan Trinidad.
The opportunity to ask questions about the sources of art in the Dominican Republic, Amerindians, Africans, Europeans and more particularly Mediterranean… Juan’s works wonderfully contributes in re-approaching our cultures, seemingly distant, but so close ...”
Sustainable future - Quo vadis
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.