BIO Szendi Werner (born in 1966 in Guessing, Austria, childhood and youth in Harmisch, Burgenland) currently lives and works in Vienna and Kritzendorf. He discovered his artistic talent at the age of 16. The creation of several sacral paintings for churches familiarized him early on with the techniques of the Old Masters. He uses pencil, […]
ASEF through culture360.ASEF.org and Casa Asia are pleased to launch the open call for At Home/Being Home, an e-residency for young emerging artists from the performing arts, music, film and new media sectors. With this e-residency we continue to organise virtual capacity building initiatives in response to the impact of the global pandemic. The residency will consist of a capacity building component and a […]
Artist statement With my art, I try to convey a feeling of serene loneliness and stillness, the inevitable passage of time and nature, and seeing beauty in decay. I am especially inspired by the desert, which I find the most beautiful of landscapes, and reinforces the philosophy of “Less is More”. While my work can […]
Updating of the “Policy Document on the impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage properties” World Heritage properties are affected by the impacts of climate change at present and in the future. Their continued preservation requires understanding these impacts to their Outstanding Universal Value and responding to them effectively. World Heritage properties also harbour options […]
Hi Pau! Nice to meet you! Could you tell us about yourself and share the story of how and why you became an artist? I look for a harmony between color and light. I consider myself a great defender of total freedom of expression in art and I try to avoid classifications. I consider my […]
It provides an overview of the most dominant gender gaps in the cultural creative sectors (CCS), practical recommendations on how to tackle them and a list of over 250 good practices from across the EU, including in the field of cultural heritage, whose aim is to promote gender equality in the CCS. A short news item has been published […]
World Heritage properties and heritage sites in general are exposed to the impacts of natural and man-triggered catastrophic events, which threaten their integrity and may compromise their value. The loss or deterioration of these outstanding properties has severely negative impacts on local and national communities, both because of their cultural importance, and because of their […]
The German Commission for UNESCO herewith invites UNESCO World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Africa to submit proposals for projects that help them to overcome an existing impairment caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Up to 20,000 Euro financial support will be provided to selected projects. By providing financial and technical support to […]
The drones “painted” in the sky works such as The Starry Night and The Sunflowers. A performance by China’s EFYI Group has entered the record books for the longest show involving drones. The performance featured 600 unmanned aerial vehicles with a time of 26 minutes 19 seconds. The show’s organisers enlisted the help of Tianjin University and […]
About Irene Hoff For Asia-based Dutch artist Irene Hoff, the world is out of balance, which is evidenced by both the human and environmental challenges we are currently faced with. Irene’s aim is to encourage and support humanity in reclaiming their sovereignty, in overcoming limiting beliefs, and in discovering their personal talents – always with […]
Artist statement Metodija Jovanov is a fine artist from North Macedonia who mainly focuses on painting with acrylics and oils but as a creative visual artist he also dips his toes in photo and video editing, and collage from time to time. In his art, Metodija explores a wide variety of topics, however his muse is, […]
For our 25th dialogue, the mathematician Danijela Nedeljković talks to us about her lively artwork, which can brighten the gloomiest of days! Danijela…first off, thank you for taking your time out to do the interview! Beginnings inspire us and give us hope, so take us back to yours… I’m a mathematician and work with children […]
Germany says it has now returned 14 artworks — from a collection looted by the Nazis from Jewish owners — to their rightful heirs. In 2012, during an operation, authorities discovered the collection of more than 1,500 works hidden for decades by Cornelius Gurlitt, who died in 2014. Among the returned works is a drawing […]
One of the Art & Culture Inside’s goals is to provide its public, especially emerging professionals, with useful sources for inspiration and developing skills and knowledge. And here we are more than excited to share a new 4-year running project (2021-2024) co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union called CHARTER! CHARTER, the European […]
We are delighted to share with you an article piece by Klaudia Chzhu who participated in e-residency called #VirtualCrossovers organised by Asia-Europe Foundation and ENCATC to support virtual mobility for young professionals in the restricted conditions caused by Covid.
🎉 GOOD NEWS! Art & Culture Inside is pleased to launch BOOK HUB, a new section where we share our favorite books with each other!
Elina V.G. is a watercolor artist who explores the beauty of daily life. She seeks to change people’s perception of their surroundings by painting everyday life treasures, because it looks as if we sometimes forget to stop and enjoy them for what they are. Maybe because of that Elina adheres realism in her practice.
The UN condemns Israel police attack on Palestinians at Jerusalem Al-Aqsa mosque, leaving 300 injured
Violence broke out in the Al-Aqsa mosque which is considered to be the third holiest site in Islam.
Due to the need to close museums and art galleries in 2020, many art lovers have turned to the internet as the only way to view the works of their favourite artists.
On the day of May 9, Russians celebrate a Victory day back in 1945 when Hitler was defeated. Russians commemorate people who sacrificed their lives in that cruel human war: women and men, young and old people. It matters to us because every family has its heroes, great grandfathers, and great grandmothers who had to fight for their motherland.
‘…regardless of the language and technique chosen, aesthetics is very important in my work. I like to grab the observer by the beauty, by a refined technique…’ Ana Letícia Barreto The Brazilian writer Guimarães Rosa was right: ‘Everything that changes life comes quietly in the dark, with no warning preparations’. The story of a woman […]
BARQ Festival Internacional de Cine de Arquitectura de Barcelona celebra su primera edición del 11 al 16 de mayo de 2021. Tendrá lugar en Barcelona de forma presencial y online a través de la plataforma Filmin para toda España.
It is Easter time! Do you want to cook something delicious? This post is written especially for you! 195flavors, specializing in food heritage worldwide, has collected some recipes which you can cook right now!
Arquitectura libre is a long-term project on the self-built environment. It focuses primarily on the architecture of remittances; the fantastical houses being built by financing from Mexican immigrants in the US who send money home.
Behind the stunning design of the dresses, the exhibition was at the same time sending out a strong social message of freedom, tolerance and rights of every person to love and to beloved. This message came across in the right moment when Serbia is in the process of adopting the legislation on same-sex partnerships, while Montenegro and Croatia were the only countries in the Western Balkan which already adopted the law.
The world’ newest metro station, Shanghai Metro Line 15 Wuzhong Road Station was open to the public right before the Chinese new year of 2021.
Symphony es una experiencia inmersiva audiovisual que ofrece un viaje a través de las emociones y la música con el objetivo de acercar la música clásica a todos los públicos. El espectador podrá vivir y entender la música clásica sintiéndose como un músico más dentro de una orquesta.
‘It took us year to understand, that food (and eating) is the most cultural “thing” (object and action) human beings have. Every kind of culture is somehow related to food. On the other hand, from the very beginning, we were very much interested in daily objects and actions.’
An introduction by Tatyana Radaikina before watching Tarkovsky’s ‘Mirror’ – a treasure of Russian cinematography.
Santiago Jesús Otero Vela was born in Málaga (Spain), where he studied piano, trombone and percussion. Despite his extensive instrumental training, conducting has always been his strongest vocation, in which he has focused all of his efforts by always searching for a distinctive value and the highest interpretative and technical quality.
The European Cultural Heritage Green Paper is produced by Europa Nostra in close cooperation with ICOMOS and the Climate Heritage Network, with the input of other members of the European Heritage Alliance. It is supported by the European Investment Bank Institute and the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
This idea of digitizing art won over many adherents and the NFT market exploded with more than $400 million moved in the first months of 2021. This new art comes with different styles and tastes, so we’ve compiled a list of the most expensive NFTs, styles and digital collections so far.
En medio de tanta incertidumbre, cabe la seguridad de que el arte no será el mismo después dela experiencia planetaria del confinamiento universal, que ha hecho estallar las convicciones, que ha mostrado que el capitalismo no da más y que ha hecho evidente algo que está allí y que no queríamos verlo: el malestar de la cultura. Nada volverá a ser igual.
If you find yourself lost in the middle of the technological boom caused in the last year, and just like us a while ago not having a clue about what all those terms mean, check a quick introduction below and find some of the most used terms of the moment!
By making champagne and painting, we tend to reach the same goal: we want people to have emotions – Sarah Launois
I am from Champagne and when I met my husband after my studies, I started to work with him to create a winery and elaborate Champagne in 2015. I am passionate about Champagne and Art and I realized that these two passions were very close and can be paired.
I was born in Corfu, a Greek island. I think the region’s visual richness, the sea, the sun and the bright and inspiring light was definitely something that influenced me a lot.
‘I believe that my work wouldn’t even exist without culture. Much in part because of the reference to the place where I was born and the cultural influence that this brought me. Like the materiality I seek, the traces, the questioning, the ancestry, the history, the colours.’
Storytelling is a way our species has explained events, explored meaning and purpose, and examined common values. Women have always created and they have always led but their contributions have either been simply erased or relegated to token status, and their works dismissed as somehow less genius than their male counterparts’.
Michel de Oliveira was born in Tobias Barreto (SE), Brazil. Visual artist, photographer, writer and art educator. He is motivated by the intuitive action of the creative process and by the aesthetic and material potentialities of the photographic image.
Billed as an “entertainment botanical garden,” Hana Biyori is housed within a 1,500-square-meter greenhouse, situated next-door to the amusement park.
Desde pequeña siempre he sido lectora, devoradora de libros, podríamos llamarlo. Leía y escribía: cuentos, historias, revistas que vendía a mis familiares…
My art is applied, sometimes combining three functions: utilitarian, aesthetic and artistic. But I want to give up direct functionality in my art. I create objects, and provide an opportunity to “animate” them the way that the person – who decided to acquire my art object – wishes. My objects are self-sufficient and free of purpose.
ESACH Talks are an interactive, fast-paced event that provides a platform for sharing knowledge amongst students and young professionals working within cultural heritage studies.
A new year has brought a number of fresh and exciting commitments to heritage young professionals across Europe and beyond. On 28 January, Europa Nostra officially launched its ‘European Heritage Youth Ambassadors Programme’, in partnership with the European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH) and the European Heritage Tribune.
Chinese New Year itself – also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival – falls on Friday, February 12. The preparations start seven days before Chinese New Year’s Eve. Many celebration activities for this period are traditional customs, but some are quite new…
Once relegated as simple handcraft, textiles are suddenly everywhere. In the last decade, both artists and amateurs have turned in large numbers to textile processes, driven by a series of major international exhibitions of 20th century seminal fiber artists.
My advice is to get on and make art. No matter how badly it’s going – there is always something good that can come out of failure. – Lesley Hilling
The Sultanate of Oman supports capacity-building for promotion of World Heritage sites in Eastern Africa – UNESCO
On 22 January 2021, the Sultanate of Oman signed an agreement with UNESCO in the amount of Euros 583,566 to provide support for capacity-building of nomination projects and promotion of World Heritage sites in five Eastern African countries: Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Somalia and United Republic of Tanzania.
Hello, Miguel! We are very happy to interview you! We were used to see you as our teacher in Arts & Cultural Management MA course. But today we speak to you as an artist. Can you tell us when did you start painting and what does inspire you to create?
A portrait of a Young man holding a roundel (around 1470-80) by the Renaissance master seemingly sold to a Russian buyer, The Art Newspaper reported!
Hola, Manuel! Our first traditional question is how did you start your experience with art?
Returning for its 33rd edition, this year the fair presents 63 galleries in a digital format. Until Sunday 31st January you can discover, browse and enquire upon selected works through the Viewing Rooms, featuring audios and written commentaries narrated by the galleries. You can also access it through Artsy website, check the entire online catalogue […]
Citron | Lunardi is a collaboration born in 2014 between two different personalities: I, Selene Citron who passing from digital fabrication to performance and Luca Lunardi who works with video and writing.
In this post we are excited to share with you, our reader, the speech of Levent Tökün made in the first ESACH (European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage) Talks entitled Museums & Art.
Artsy researchers focused their attention this year on the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impact on sales and marketing practices in the gallery sector. And, for the first time, this report explores diversity in the industry, taking a hard look at the experiences of gallery owners and directors who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC).
In December 2020, UNESCO prepared a practical guide for the CCI to cope with the impact of COVID-19 and build resilience to the current situation. Read an overview of this guide!
his post reviews the webconference entitled Digital Transformation for User Engagement in Cultural Heritage, organized by Photoconsortium in collaboration with Europeana and the Cyprus University of Technology, on November 5, 2020, as well as a course on Creating a Digital Cultural Heritage Community on edX online platform.
Our invited guest for Dialogue #4 is José Callado, a visual artist from Spain working in mixed techniques.
UNESCO reported on January 11, 2021 that Rangers of the Virunga National Park were ambushed near Kabuendo while patrolling inside the park.
In 2020, Australia marked the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s first voyage to the east coast of the country. This anniversary also marked the beginning of the large scale removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage to overseas collections.
This blog post is dedicated to one cool online exhibition we found on the Internet space for the last few days and we are thrilled to share our brief analysis of this exhibition with you! Let’s get started!
El objetivo de este curso es poner en valor un sistema relacional como metodología para aproximarse a un ámbito del saber que abre innumerables opciones interpretativas y para derribar las fronteras porosas que hay entre cine y literatura, teniendo en cuenta que a menudo ponen en común sus respectivas narrativas.
Hello, Roberto! Please tell us how did you start your experience with art? My experience with art began when I was a child. I clearly remember feeling emotion in associating colors with that game with colored pegs to be inserted on perforated boards. Then, I began to draw and paint emulating the various expressions of […]
This year Greeks are commemorating 200 years of freedom after 400 years of Turkish and Ottoman Empire rule, and to mark this important anniversary the arts organisation Neon is renovating a historic building in Athens. The historic tobacco factory in Athens to be renovated into cultural space, currently lies half unused while the other half […]
This blue icon means protection for our cultural heritage. It is the emblem of the Blue Shield and it is used to identify cultural property and to avoid its destruction in times of conflict. The Blue Shield is a network of committees of dedicated individuals across the world that is “committed to the protection of […]
So Amy, tell us a little about yourself and how you were introduced to the art world… My name is Amy Marie Lalanne. As an artist, I go by the alias “Ohh Lalanne.” Art has always been a significant part of my life as far back as my memories take me. My first canvas was […]
An online exhibition proposed by Vitor Schietti to celebrate veganism through visual arts. For him, art is a powerful tool for transformation, and what greater transformation is there than turning the world vegan? Vitor Schietti’s works proposes an abstract idea: to know the thoughts of animals. An exercise that we are not even sure to […]
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) to transform our world: GOAL 1: No Poverty GOAL 2: Zero Hunger GOAL 3: Good Health and […]
As one of the Portuguese icons and widely recognized by tourists, the Portuguese sidewalk is an inseparable part of the country’s identity. Even so, many consider that the state of degradation in which the sidewalks are found today represents a risk for the safety of pedestrians – being this a major factor in terminating this […]
It is the viewer who has to “finish” my works and the more divergent and proper their interpretations, the better Joaquín, can you tell us about your artist’s path? I was born in Caspe (Zaragoza) and it was there that I began my training at the Municipal School of Art, to later continue in a […]
Following news of the collapse of a part of the House of Wonders (Beit-al-Ajaib) in Stone Town, Zanzibar on 25 December 2020, the Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Ms Mechtild Rössler joins the people of Zanzibar, and the United Republic of Tanzania in general to mourn this sudden and significant loss. The House […]
International movement of cities where living is good. Responsible tourism. The Movement of Cittaslow was born in 1999 through the Paolo Saturnini’s brilliant intuition, past Mayor of Greve in Chianti, a little town of Tuscany. The new idea of considering the town itself and thinking of a different way of development, based on the improving of life quality moved to […]
With spreading the new virus in the very beginning of 2020, then closing public cultural spaces…museum analytics foreshadowed the end of the era of large-scale exhibitions that contribute to the gathering of a huge number of people in one (closed) place. With the uncertainty, museums were not sure about the longevity of blockbuster exhibitions anymore. […]
First, let’s talk a bit what is Intangible Cultural Heritage? The term ‘cultural heritage’ has changed content considerably in recent decades, partially owing to the instruments developed by UNESCO. Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to […]
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