Network+ Project Artforum Culture Foundation starts new ways of co-operations cross-over between artists, museums, galleries, cultural institutes, government departments, cities and economical partners. With the Network+ Project Artforum Culture Foundation itself will come in touch to all these different partners and will provide cross-over co-ordinations between these partners. Network+ Project can become a mediator, built up connections between all these different partners to realise at the end a self-growing multi-level communication-network.
Artforum Culture Foundation will give technical and personal aid for such a network to initiate new proposals as well as to disseminate information and set up a database that will constitute new tools to handle the future. Various personal and media meetings will worked out and pursued by the Artforum Culture Foundation, as well as pilot projects in co-operation with partners.
IAM – International art moves. IAM - international art moves presents the best talents from art academies worldwide in Berlin. Art and religion / Kunst und Religion (KuR). Artists project to analyze the role of religion. bbk-koeln.de, www.koeln.de/koeln/ausstellung_untersucht_rolle_der_religion_707186.html, www.artundamen.de
OSTRALE - Contemporary art project. Since 2007, the OSTRALE- Center for Contemporary Art organizes the annual international exhibition of contemporary arts in Dresden. From 2017, the Ostrale will be the Biennial. ostrale.de
WINTER FOUNDATION. The Winter Foundation (Winter Stiftung) is a private foundation in Hamburg to support art, culture and social targets. They build up an own art collection to unite common wellknown international art with art of emerging artists, also outside the mainstream. The foundation acts without any frontier to push its aims. winterstiftung.org
European Cultural Centre (ECC)
An explained aim of Artforum Culture Foundation is to install within the scope of the non-profit assignments an European Cultural Centre (ECC) as an icon of the western culture and a meeting place for the intercultural exchange. It should become an institution which displays drop-in centre and a close place for artists and cultural partners - not only from Greece, the Balkans, and the countries of Europe, but also from the Middle East, Africa, Asia, America and the Pazific area. Creative people from all regions and cultures should be able to gather here for exhibitions, music and theatre events and to symposia. The variety of their own ideas and suggestions will lead absolutely not only to an enrichment of the modern cultural world of the region, but also transfer new ideas from the exchange of ideas into the world. In particular this European Cultural Centre will also devote itself to the people in the Diaspora (not only from ' Greece) and prepare for them chances to introduce her special experiences.
Artforum Culture Foundation would like to perform with this idea and the following project development also a contribution for the transfer of the traditional Greek philosophy as a world heritage, into a new cultural era - in the knowledge, that cultural impulses always show also social, political and economic impact.In this sense, the EEC shall be a home or a retreat for artists and other cultural workers.
GULF PROJECTS. From Dark to Light
Dialogue of western thinking and islamic culture. Basic idea of the projects is to make as starting point the uneasiness, which proceeds also from the common one in western and Arab culture, for a respectful argument. Those independently developed since beginning of the eighties by Astra and Jansen is an effective way to overcome today again the predominating lack of communication between the cultures. A main condition will be the public presence of the cultural dialogue.
No progress of the cultures without economic basic conditions - and also no economic prosperity in the long term without cultural reciprocal effect. But nobody can know therefore, how the cultural potentials distribute themselves. This is a further approach of the concept. ' From Dark ton of Light'. GULF PROJECTS refers also to the project variety in the Gulf region and its model-character. The incomplete, the fresh developing, the multiple mix under the pressure of time and market leaves perhaps only further cultural profanity to develop, but perhaps in addition, something, which is synthetic in the best sense.
Contributions of western and arabian contemporary artists. Exhibition projects in Europe and the Arabian gulf countries (started 2009). An open exhibition project in Europe and the Arabian gulf region, stated in 2009. In co-operation with the Goethe-Institut. Loans by Winter Foundation, Hamburg. Based on a concept by Safiriou and Jansen in 1983. A basic aim is to draw attention for the authenticity, but also for the common roots of the western and Arab cultures.
For further information see: gulfprojects.kulturserver-nrw.de