Blaise Patrix, “L’Art Sociable, une forme d’arte partecipativa particulièrement conviviale”, in «Africa e Mediterraneo. Cultura e Società», 76, 1/2012, pages 6-10.
A professional opportunity arose, for a Fundraising officer, at “les ateliers pARTage”. Deadline to send your application: 3rd of Mai.
To read the detailed job offer and to know how to apply, click on the following link: Job offer – Fundraising Officer.
Pirjo Roponen-Lunnas, “Community arts in Meri-Toppila suburb”, insert «Les Ateliers pARTage 1», in «Africa e Mediterraneo. Cultura e Società», 76, 1/2012.
According to Claude Lévis-Strauss, Modern art lost its main characteristic that is the power of creating symbolic links, typical of the so-called “primitive art”. Nevertheless, if we start reflecting
on participative art and its different forms, which has been developed at international level in the ’80s as a result of many political and artistic movements in the ’60s and ’70s, we might change our mind.
The evolution of this type of art demonstrates how artists have tried to engage into the real world through their own experiences rather than simply representing it. This led the artists’ transition from creating their work alone to having the community work on it as a whole. Participative art projects usually take place in symbolic places, and try to appreciate social dynamics. In this context the public is asked to participate in the creation of the art works rather than just being a spectator.
Come one, come all to see and meet local and international artists at work. Participative arts are a growing trend and Artlinks is your chance to taste, feel and touch it.
The event is open to all art lovers and encourages collaborations between social and cultural actors from the public and private sectors, from ten European countries.
You will learn about the current initiatives, exchange knowledge and find new partnerships in a friendly and festive atmosphere. Exhibition modules and creative workshops will introduce you to a current variety of methods. Creative workshops will involve photography, painting and video. An afternoon drink will offers you the possibility to build and deepen relationships.
Three round table discussions will explore :
- the possibility to enhance collaborations between artists, cultural organizations, and actors in the field of social mediation, insertion and cohesion, as well as health, communication, and sustainable development .
- the extension of the method to other artistic means involving new media technologies such as interactive installation, sculpture, NTIC…
- the development of legal, administrative, logistical and financial tools in the service of the creative professions and international cultural cooperation
The first session of the festival has been running on the 24th and 25th of May 2012 and has been covered by a special issue of the “Africa e Mediterraneo review”.