culture360.asef.org » Culture News http://culture360.asef.org Connecting Asia and Europe through arts and culture Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:35:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 EUNIC launches a mobile ‘app’ on European Heritage in Thailandhttp://culture360.asef.org/news/eunic-launches-a-mobile-app-on-european-heritage-in-thailand/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eunic-launches-a-mobile-app-on-european-heritage-in-thailand http://culture360.asef.org/news/eunic-launches-a-mobile-app-on-european-heritage-in-thailand/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:18 +0000 culture360.org http://culture360.asef.org/?p=45129

The European Union National Institutes for Culture in Thailand (EUNIC Thailand) is launching a mobile application that explores the rich history of Thai-European heritage. The ‘European Heritage Map and Cultural Calendar of Thailand’...  Read More

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The European Union National Institutes for Culture in Thailand (EUNIC Thailand) is launching a mobile application that explores the rich history of Thai-European heritage. The ‘European Heritage Map and Cultural Calendar of Thailand’ app includes over 250 sites illustrating the common heritage resulting from centuries of Thai-European interactions. The easy-to-use toolkit provides unique insights in the long and diverse history of Euro-Thai relations sites in Thailand.

The new ‘app’ represents a follow-up project that started with the presentation, in September 2013, of the printed ‘European Heritage Map of Bangkok and Ayutthaya’, which highlighted 65 sites of shared Thai-European heritage.

This one-stop resource aims to create awareness and appreciation of the long and rich history of Euro-Thai relations – as well as to promote our vibrant cultural exchanges of the present. The free-to-download app is available in English and Thai for iOS and Android and includes also an up-to-date overview of all sort of cultural events supported by the EU’s member states (and their cultural institutes) in Thailand.

This ‘app’ is a project of the European Union National Institutes for Culture in Thailand (EUNIC Thailand). The project was funded by the Delegation of the European Union in Thailand and the EUNIC Cluster Fund; as well as the Embassies of Denmark, Italy and the Netherlands; and Alliance Française, Goethe Institut, Instituto Camoes and British Council.

EUNIC Thailand is a network of National Institutes for Culture from the member states of the European Union in Thailand, which aims to contribute to cultural diversity inside and outside of the EU and to strengthen cultural dialogue and exchange.

EUNIC Thailand is part of a global network of over 90 EUNIC clusters present on all continents.

 

For more information:

http://thailand.eunic-online.eu/
Download it now for your iPhone or Android device

Photo captions: Chantaburi Cathedral, Chiang Mai 137 Pillars House, Hat Yai Niphat Uthit 1 – Art Deco, Nakhon Phanom Former City Hall Library, Petchaburi Phra Kiri National Park.

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Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum opens in Parishttp://culture360.asef.org/news/fondation-louis-vuitton-art-museum-opens-in-paris/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fondation-louis-vuitton-art-museum-opens-in-paris http://culture360.asef.org/news/fondation-louis-vuitton-art-museum-opens-in-paris/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:08:14 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=45114

The Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum, a massive structure just outside Paris of billowing sails and glass designed by Frank Gehry, has been inaugurated by President François Hollande. The...  Read More

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The Fondation Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum, a massive structure just outside Paris of billowing sails and glass designed by Frank Gehry, has been inaugurated by President François Hollande. The privately owned museum opens to the public on October 27, and will be donated to the city of Paris in 50 years.

For the pre-opening weekend (24-26 October) the Fondation Louis Vuitton invites the public to visit with free entry.

For the inaugural phase of the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the artistic programme will unfold in three successive stages between October 2014 and July 2015, each stage will include a temporary exhibition, a partial presentation of the collection and a series of events.

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The first stageOctober to December 2014 – invites the public to a ‘voyage of creation’ essentially devoted to the discovery of the architecture of the building with:

- An exhibition on the architecture of Frank Gehry for the Fondation Louis Vuitton. This exhibition will be presented in dialogue with the first major European retrospective of the work of Frank Gehry, organised simultaneously at the Centre Pompidou.

- The presentation of several emblematic works from the permanent collection.

- A group of special commissions related to the architecture of the building including a work by Olafur Eliasson.

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- The auditorium of the Fondation will present several performances most particularly two musical events:

A recital by the pianist Lang Lang on 28 October 2014.

A series of 8 retrospective concerts by Kraftwerk, the pioneering electro-acoustic group, from 6 to 14 November 2014.

The two following stages, opening in December 2014 and July 2015 will be announced shortly.

Thirteen years in the making, the museum is the brainchild of France’s richest man, Bernard Arnault, the chief executive and founder of LVMH.

The eleven galleries provide 3,850 square metres of exhibition space to house temporary shows and a permanent collection, which will include works borrowed from Arnault’s personal collection.

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The site is next to the Jardin d’Acclimatation, a 19th-century children’s park and zoo at the north edge of the Romantically landscaped Bois de Boulogne. The architect had to build within the square footage and two-story volume of a bowling alley that previously stood here; anything higher had to be glass. Mr. Arnault’s program for the Foundation, whose stated mission is to stimulate artistic creation, called for a museum with galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions, and a concert hall.

Read more about the project on France 24

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[interior commission] Olafur Eliasson’s work is like a giant kaleidoscope, composed of forty-three prism-shaped columns of varying widths, which are placed along the walkway in the Grotto around the pool. The columns are illuminated from the inside. Two of the sides are covered with mirrors and the third is covered in a yellow blown glass mosaic. Visitors are invited to circulate amongst them, activating an endless interplay of reflections. © Iwan Baan, 2014

[at night] The Louis Vuitton Foundation, a private cultural center and contemporary-art museum designed by Frank Gehry, opens to the public next week. Credit Benoit Tessier/Reuters

[carousel and aerial view] The Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, designed by Frank Gehry. Photograph: Justin Lorget/Corbis

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Denmark launches Cultural Season in Chinahttp://culture360.asef.org/news/denmark-launches-cultural-season-in-china/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=denmark-launches-cultural-season-in-china http://culture360.asef.org/news/denmark-launches-cultural-season-in-china/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:31 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44987

Cultural exchange between Denmark and China will be intensified from the autumn of 2014 with a substantial cultural programme involving a number of major cultural stakeholders in both countries....  Read More

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Cultural exchange between Denmark and China will be intensified from the autumn of 2014 with a substantial cultural programme involving a number of major cultural stakeholders in both countries.  The cultural season includes exhibitions, concerts, film festivals, literary events, performing arts and theatre, design and architecture as well as special events dedicated to children and young people.

The Danish cultural season will kick off in China in September 2014, and the programme will run until July 2015. It will offer a great opportunity to strengthen the artistic and cultural ties between the two nations.

“Together, we can build long-term relationships for our cultural institutions and artists”, explains Danish Minister for Culture Marianne Jelved.

A wide range of Danish cultural institutions and stakeholders are actively participating in the cultural initiative including the National Gallery of Denmark, the Museums of South West Jutland, the National Museum of Denmark, the Viking Ship Museum, HEART, the Danish Dance Theatre, Granhøj Dance troupe and the Danish Film Institute. In addition, a list of Danish children and youth theatres and music groups will perform in China.

It is the largest single exposition to date of Danish art and culture in China – with a long-term strategy for establishing Danish-Chinese partnerships and collaboration that will leave a mark and have an impact on the future. The Danish Minister for Culture, Marianne Jelved, will visit China in the autumn of 2014.

More information:

http://www.culturedenmark.com/zh-hans
http://www.kulturstyrelsen.dk/english/international-focus/projects/danish-cultural-season-in-china/

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ASEF supports the 2nd Conference of the Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education & Research | Singaporehttp://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-supports-the-2nd-conference-of-asia-pacific-network-for-cultural-education-research-singapore/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asef-supports-the-2nd-conference-of-asia-pacific-network-for-cultural-education-research-singapore http://culture360.asef.org/asef-news/asef-supports-the-2nd-conference-of-asia-pacific-network-for-cultural-education-research-singapore/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:54:49 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44962

As part of the new network Network As Learning Experience, supported by ASEF through the ASEF Creative Networks programme, the Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER)is organising the conference New Voices, Current Perspectives: Arts Management, Policy and Development in Asia on 13-15 November 2014 at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.  Read More

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As part of the new network Network As Learning Experience, supported by ASEF through the ASEF Creative Networks programme, the Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education and Research (ANCER) in partnership with the European Network of Cultural Administration Training  Centers (ENCATC) is organising the conference New Voices, Current Perspectives: Arts Management, Policy and Development in Asia – 2nd Conference of Asia Pacific Network for Cultural Education & Research on 13-15 November 2014 at LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore.

The 2nd ANCER Conference aims to discuss the larger cultural identity frameworks connected with the Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia region and challenges, visions, strategies, and decision-making in the field. Speakers and panels will involve interesting and intellectually provocative academics, public intellectuals and artists from Southeast Asia and beyond.

The conference will host a special session on Saturday 15 November on cultural collaborations and exchanges between Asia and Europe, organized in partnership with ASEF and ENCATC.

The event is supported by the programme ASEF Creative Networks.

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For more information on the programme and registration:

http://www.lasalle.edu.sg/events/new-voices-current-perspectives-arts-management-policy-and-development-in-asia-2nd-conference-of-asia-pacific-network-for-cultural-education-research/  

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EUNIC Global to launch Crossroads for Culture projecthttp://culture360.asef.org/news/eunic-global-to-launch-crossroads-for-culture-project/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eunic-global-to-launch-crossroads-for-culture-project http://culture360.asef.org/news/eunic-global-to-launch-crossroads-for-culture-project/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:21:28 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44023

The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC Global) has been awarded EU funding from the European Commission Creative Europe Support to Networks Programme for the project EUNIC –...  Read More

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eunic-logo-110x150The European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC Global) has been awarded EU funding from the European Commission Creative Europe Support to Networks Programme for the project EUNIC – Crossroads for Culture – Enhancing EU member states transnational and international cooperation.

The project is expected to last 3 years and will be launched in December 2014 in Brussels.

The Crossroads for Culture project aims to strengthen EUNIC’s capacity to become a partner of choice for the European Union in the field of European cultural relations. The overall purpose of strengthening the EUNIC network and building capacity of EUNIC members and external cultural players is to enhance European influence and attraction in Europe itself and in the rest of the world.

Within the framework of the project, EUNIC will engage in cultural policy research and analysis at both European and international levels and will actively participate in raising awareness of EU cultural policy developments and debates. The aim is to lay the foundations for a new approach to countries’ promotional activities, moving from traditional flag-waving to a more holistic approach that embraces interdependence. EUNIC will explore concrete ways in which countries can work more effectively for the global public interest, such as stimulating innovation, framing an agenda for multilateral cooperation, building a platform of practitioners and thinkers and improving efficiency through resource pooling.

EUNIC will also launch an internal EUNIC Academy with the purpose of improving skills and knowledge among network members through a series of training and EU Culture Management Fellowship directed towards external cultural operators both within Europe and outside. The Fellowship will provide participants with hands-on training and knowledge in European Cultural Relations Management and will help them to become agents of social change and development.

Thanks to the professionalisation of EUNIC Clusters based in over 90 locations on all continents EUNIC will contribute to the deepening of mutual dialogue and the cultural exchange with local civil society actors and cultural operators. EUNIC will facilitate EU external cultural relations and establish itself as an operational downstream body with wide expertise and access to local civil societies.

EUNIC Global is the international network of the European Union National Institutes for Culture. It creates effective partnerships between EU National Institutes for Culture and other cultural organisations aiming to improve dialogue and to strengthen cultural cooperation with civil societies in Europe and worldwide. More information on EUNIC

EUNIC members: Austria Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Flemish department of Foreign Affairs, Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, Foundation Croatian House, Ministry of Education and Culture Cyprus, Czech Centres, The Danish Cultural Institute, Estonian Institute, The Finish Cultural and Academic Institutes, Foundation Alliance Française, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Institut Français, Goethe-Institut, ifa – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, Hellenic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hellenic Foundation for Culture, Balassi Institute, Culture Ireland, Società Dante Alighieri, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Italy, Latvian Institute, International Cultural Program Center, Lithuania, Dutch Culture, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Instituo Camões, Romanian Cultural Institute, Slovakian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenian Ministry of Culture, Instituto Cervantes, Swedish Institute, British Council

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Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker Prizehttp://culture360.asef.org/news/richard-flanagan-wins-2014-man-booker-prize/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=richard-flanagan-wins-2014-man-booker-prize http://culture360.asef.org/news/richard-flanagan-wins-2014-man-booker-prize/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:59:45 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44899

Richard Flanagan has won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  The Tasmanian-born author is the third Australian to win the...  Read More

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Richard Flanagan has won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.  The Tasmanian-born author is the third Australian to win the coveted prize which, for the first time in its 46-year history, is now expanded to include entries from writers of all nationalities, writing originally in English and published in the UK.

Flanagan joins an impressive literary canon of former winners including fellow Australians Thomas Kenneally (Schindler’s Ark, 1982) and Peter Carey (Oscar & Lucinda, 1988 and The True History of the Kelly Gang, 2001).

The Narrow Road to the Deep North is the sixth novel from Richard Flanagan, who is considered by many to be one of Australia’s finest novelists. It centres upon the experiences of surgeon Dorrigo Evans in a Japanese POW camp on the now infamous Thailand-Burma railway. The Financial Times calls it ‘elegantly wrought, measured and without an ounce of melodrama… nothing short of a masterpiece.’

Named after a famous Japanese book by the haiku poet Basho, The Narrow Road to the Deep North is described by the 2014 judges as ‘a harrowing account of the cost of war to all who are caught up in it’. Questioning the meaning of heroism, the book explores what motivates acts of extreme cruelty and shows that perpetrators may be as much victims as those they abuse. Flanagan’s father, who died the day he finished The Narrow Road to the Deep North, was a survivor of the Burma Death Railway.

Richard Flanagan was announced as the 2014 winner by AC Grayling, Chair of judges, at an awards dinner at London’s Guildhall, which was broadcast live on the BBC News Channel. Flanagan was presented with a trophy from HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and a £50,000 cheque from Emmanuel Roman, Chief Executive of Man Group. The investment management firm has sponsored the prize since 2002.

AC Grayling comments:

“The two great themes from the origin of literature are love and war: this is a magnificent novel of love and war. Written in prose of extraordinary elegance and force, it bridges East and West, past and present, with a story of guilt and heroism.”

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War Horse in rehearsal for China debuthttp://culture360.asef.org/news/war-horse-in-rehearsal-for-china-debut/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=war-horse-in-rehearsal-for-china-debut http://culture360.asef.org/news/war-horse-in-rehearsal-for-china-debut/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:00:45 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=43423

The UK National Theatre’s epic production of War Horse has been seen by nearly six million people in theatres around the world but has now signed a collaboration agreement to...  Read More

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The UK National Theatre’s epic production of War Horse has been seen by nearly six million people in theatres around the world but has now signed a collaboration agreement to take it to China. In other news, a major grant to the Royal Shakespeare Company has been announced to fund translation of theatrical works, aiming to boost cultural links between Britain and China.

The BBC reports that War Horse rehearsals are underway in Beijing where a team of 15 puppeteers have been recruited who are learning to work with the life-sized puppets.

Although the show will not open in China for another 13 months, the production is already in preparation. Rehearsals for the puppeteers began with two weeks at a local stables to gain an intuitive understanding of the movements and temperament of horses.

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War Horse is based on the celebrated novel by the Children’s Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo. Actors, working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company, lead us on a gripping journey through history.  The stage play is based on the children’s novel by Michael Morpurgo. It tells the story of a horse, Joey, purchased by the army for service in World War One.

In separate news, a £1.5m grant from the UK’s Department for Culture Media and sport will fund translation of significant theatrical works in both the UK and China. Fourteen seminal Chinese plays will be translated into English and the full works of Shakespeare will be translated into Mandarin, as part of plans to boost business and cultural links between Britain and China. The project will be led by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which receives a further £300k for a tour to China.

Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid, said:

“This funding means Western and Eastern cultures can learn from and be enriched by one another and what better way than using the works of Shakespeare. The package marks a really important step for both China and the UK to grow a strong and progressive relationship.”

A recent article for Guardian Culture Professionals Network ‘Building a closer relationship between British and Chinese theatre‘ looks at the potential and challenges for such projects.

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Winners of 2014 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards announcedhttp://culture360.asef.org/news/winners-of-2014-unesco-asia-pacific-heritage-awards-announced/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=winners-of-2014-unesco-asia-pacific-heritage-awards-announced http://culture360.asef.org/news/winners-of-2014-unesco-asia-pacific-heritage-awards-announced/#comments Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:01:13 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44090

A total of 14 projects from 10 countries have been recognized in this year’s UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.  Awards went to projects as diverse as a...  Read More

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A total of 14 projects from 10 countries have been recognized in this year’s UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.  Awards went to projects as diverse as a boatshed in New Zealand, a lane in Lahore, a Singapore shophouse, a 19th century timber cottage in suburban Sydney and a Dutch modernist house in Bandung.

A panel of international conservation experts met in June to review 46 entries from across the Asia-Pacific region.

“Although there was no Award of Excellence given this year there was an overall increase in projects awarded which gives hope for a general rise in the standards of heritage conservation by non-state actors within the Asia-Pacific region,”  said Tim Curtis, Chair of the Jury and Chief of the Culture Unit, UNESCO Bangkok.

The restoration of the Saryazd Citadel, Yazd, Islamic Republic of Iran has been honoured with an Award of Distinction. The award recognized the commitment made by private sector partnerships to protect a unique historic desert complex, while providing significant socio-economic benefits for the local community through renewed employment opportunities.

Other Awardees included:

Awards of Merit: 

  • Exeter Farm, Glenwood, New South Wales, Australia
  • Shri Sakhargad Niwasini Devi Temple Complex, Kinhai Village, Maharashtra, India
  • Frankton Boatshed, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Wak Hai Cheng Bio, Singapore
  • Phraya Si Thammathirat Residence, Bangkok, Thailand

Honourable Mentions:

  • Shahzada Hussain Mausoleum, Karez Village, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
  • Cape Inscription Lighthouse Keepers’ Quarters, Shark Bay, Western Australia, Australia
  • Rottnest Island World War II Coastal Defences, Rottnest Island, Western Australia, Australia
  • Nanjing Yihe Mansions, Jiangsu Province, China
  • Esplanade House, Mumbai, India
  • De Driekleur, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Gali Surjan Singh, Lahore, Pakistan

Jury Commendation for Innovation:

  • Lucky Shophouse, Singapore

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation programme recognizes the efforts of private individuals and organizations that have successfully restored and conserved structures and buildings of heritage value in the region. By recognizing private efforts to restore and adapt historic properties the awards aim to encourage other property owners to undertake conservation projects within their communities, either independently or by seeking public-private partnerships.

The winners were selected based on how the projects reflected a clear understanding and application of various criteria, such as the articulation of the spirit of place, technical achievement, appropriate use or adaption, and the project’s contribution to the surrounding environment as well as the local community’s cultural and historical continuity.

The Call for Entries for the 2015 UNESCO Heritage Awards shall be made in October 2014, and further details will be available on the awards website.

Image: De Driekleur, Bandung, credit: Tribun Jabar, Photographer: Gani Kurniawan

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The Next Helsinki | international call for ideashttp://culture360.asef.org/news/the-next-helsinki-international-call-for-ideas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-next-helsinki-international-call-for-ideas http://culture360.asef.org/news/the-next-helsinki-international-call-for-ideas/#comments Sun, 05 Oct 2014 21:58:23 +0000 Judith Staines http://culture360.asef.org/?p=44357

Helsinki is one of the world’s great cities – a beautiful and cultivated place, dancing by the water. The Next Helsinki has been launched as an international call for...  Read More

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Helsinki is one of the world’s great cities – a beautiful and cultivated place, dancing by the water. The Next Helsinki has been launched as an international call for ideas for transforming the city. The initiative, led by a group of independent arts organisations with national and international support, is a counter-contest, in reaction to the Guggenheim Foundation’s plans for a new Helsinki museum. For many, a Helsinki Guggenheim carries cultural and economic costs that do not sit well with Finnish societal values.

Helsinki is a city – like all others – with real needs.  For housing that is abundant and affordable. For an on-going retrofit for sustainability that is such an urgent part of the future of all the world’s cities. For rational transportation. For inventive platforms for experiencing and producing art. And for public spaces and a public culture that can generate decent livelihoods and be accountable to communities.

The Next Helsinki calls upon architects, urbanists, landscape architects, artists, environmentalists, students, activists, poets, politicians, and all others who love cities to suggest ways in which Helsinki and its South Harbor can be transformed for the maximum benefit of the city. We invite submissions that devise this transformation at whatever scale – and whatever medium – contributors consider appropriate: the site itself, the harbor, the city, the country.

Every city on earth, it seems, dreams of the salvation of the Bilbao effect. What if one very special building, designed by one very special architect, and sponsored by one very special private museum, could land in its midst and transform a moribund economy and under-cultured citizenry at a stroke into a teeming nexus of tourism and world class art?

Now, the Guggenheim Foundation has launched a design competition on one of Helsinki’s most valuable and compelling physical sites for a new Guggenheim building, in hopes of a transformation akin to the “miracle” in Spain. The City of Helsinki is tempted to spend hundreds of millions of municipal euros in return for the benefits of the branding of the city with someone else’s mark. – Is this really the best use for the site and tax money?

What if there was an alternative call for ideas – open to all – to rise to the challenge of imagining a richer future for the whole city? A ‘competition’ that takes as its starting points the existing structures and needs of the city itself? What if it could help Helsinki evolve as a more accessible, equitable, sustainable, and beautiful place?  What if it could help develop beneficial cultural strategies that grow from the specifics of the local scene and from the needs of contemporary art practices? What if there were realizable alternatives to the trends of luxury branding, mono-culturization, top-down decision-making processes and privatization of common goods?

”The city is the greatest collective work of art ever conceived and Helsinki is one of the most exquisite.  

We are seeking projects that infuse urban life with meanings that attach artistry to every aspect of the everyday.

Emanating from this spectacular waterside site, we hope to find new ideas about dissemination, participation, and collaboration, not simply the anachronism of another conventional containment vessel for yet more of the too familiar media of traditional art production.”

(Michael Sorkin, Chair of the Jury)

Help us seize this opportunity to highlight the city’s singularity, and its residents’ appetite for social, environmental and cultural justice. We challenge you to send us your realistic, visionary and well researched ideas for the Next Helsinki!

Submission deadline: March 2 2015

See The Next Helsinki website for all application details

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ASEF culture360 media partner of the Borak Art Series | Malaysiahttp://culture360.asef.org/event/asef-culture360-media-partner-of-the-borak-art-series-malaysia/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=asef-culture360-media-partner-of-the-borak-art-series-malaysia http://culture360.asef.org/event/asef-culture360-media-partner-of-the-borak-art-series-malaysia/#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 03:58:43 +0000 Valentina Riccardi http://culture360.asef.org/?post_type=event&p=44767

ASEF culture360 will be the official media partner of the upcoming BORAK ARTS SERIES 2014, Malaysia’s primary arts conference for creative practitioners and business leaders from around the world.   Read More

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ASEF culture360 will be the official media partner of the upcoming BORAK ARTS SERIES 2014, Malaysia’s primary arts conference for creative practitioners and business leaders from around the world. The conference will be held on 22-23 November 2014 at MAP KL, Publika, Kuala Lumpur. The event is organised by My Performing Arts Agency (MyPAA) in collaboration with the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN)

Building from 2013’s Borak Arts Series of Building Sustainability in the Arts, we take the discussions forward to break boundaries across sectors and build knowledge in funding and mobility.  The conference will bring together artists, presenters/producers, intermediaries, funders and will include keynote addresses, panel discussions, round robin sessions, networking platforms and performances.

 

The 2014 edition will feature critical topics such as What Is The Value of CultureGetting to Know Our International Funder PartnersInvesting Time in NetworksArts and Cultural Support For A Creative and Vibrant Society and Cultural Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  To create a dynamic exchange of expertise in collaboration locally and internationally, Country Updates, Info Cell Sessions and Round Table Sessions have also been created.

 

For more information on the programme and registration, please visit www.mypaa.com.my.

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