Cultural Diplomacy – 1st Edition
Towards new Alliances in the world of Culture Diplomacy and Art, together artists, civil society practitioners, students, and young professionals from around the world to explore the role of art in societal transformation, before and after Covid-19, new models
of cooperation to improve our society and to implement in the best way the Agenda 2030 of the 17 Goals of the ONU.
Art can be instrumental in shaping the tone and nature of intercultural relations. It provides, on the one hand, a medium through which cultural heritage and identity can be experienced and interpreted. On the other hand, it can create a unique space for artists, audiences, and other stakeholders in cultural management to come together on a neutral platform. Nowadays, and after the pandemic is crucial to act all together to eliminate the gap created in our society among our city and villages, among populations and to create more solidarity in Europe and atthe International level. Culture and Art are the most powerful instruments to re-generate new model of collaboration and to open dialogue and to promote social justice.
Art and Culture play a very important role in the world of politics. The diplomacy sheltered by art and armed by culture can infiltrate societies and charm leaders. It reflects for countries, nations and people. Alliances cannot be forget without demonstrating awareness about the society one aims to connect with.
Peace and Solidarity in partnership with the Consulate General of Germany. An online and in presence artist residency started with International artist to deal all together on how to build a dialogue saying stop to any war and conflicts across the world.
The project is also in collaboration with the association: Embajada del Arte – Ukrain, de Barcelona, founded by Victoria Tissot.
The project is divided in different events.
-Several workshop with ukrainian refugees, kids and families.
-Piano Concert with the artist Maryna Naydon, at the Reial Cercle Artistic
–Dialogue Exhibition, presenting the artworks of the artists in residency.
Cultural Diplomacy – 2nd Edition
The following events happened as part of the project Cultural Diplomacy – 2nd Edition.
On the occasion of the closing of the international sustainability festival Drap-Art’23, and in conjunction with the Cultural Diplomacy project in partnership with the German Consulate in Barcelona, we invite you to celebrate with us on 21 December the Rebirth-Day promoted by Cittadellarte and Michelangelo Pistoletto, an annual event that sees the whole world united together to find solutions to safeguard our planet.
The exhibition of the large canvases of Kids Guernica inspired by the work of Pablo Picasso will be presented in collaboration with the project Terzo Paradiso by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte. On this occasion, Cittadellarte’s project “Preventive Peace” will also be presented in different parts of the world with the participation of Barcelona thanks to the collaboration of Drap-Art, the artistic association Art Embassy of Ukraine, coordinated by Espronceda.
Talking with Tanja Grass, from Drap Art. Tanja Grass, graduated in German, English and Hispanic Philology, certified translator and interpreter. Founder and director of Drap-Art, she has helped spread the global movement of sustainable art created with reused materials. She is a cultural manager and curator of exhibitions. Drap-Art was born in 1995, in Barcelona, as a platform for artists who recover the concept of the objet trouvé and reflect it on their environment and its concerns.
Peace and Solidarity was carried out in collaboration with BCN Past Up Festival, bringing together people from all walks of life to explore the cultural and artistic values of the community, disseminating different forms of artistic expression.
Espronceda Institute of Art & Culture proposes to collaborate with the space of creation, integration with the community as well as providing an artistic residency for the winning artist, selected by our juries, where the artist will be able to develop his art living in the neighbourhood and in collaboration with the locals, ending the period of his residency with the exhibition of his art at the BCNUP festival.