A Series of Travelling Art Shows in Greece, France, and Brazil
On the Theme « Environment: Common Good - Common Responsibility »
Yolanda ZIAKA, January 2008
The European coordination Committee for the Charter of Human Responsibilities is organizing a series of group and travelling art exhibitions on the theme « Environment: common good - common responsibility ».
There are 28 artists participating in the exhibitions: 18 Greek artists, 2 artists from the USA, and 8 artists from Brazil.
There is also a series of paintings by children from Georgia, a special part of the exhibition.
The first three exhibitions are organized in Greece, with the backing of the Greek association Polis – International Network for Environmental Education:
the first one between August 23 and 31, 2007, on the island of Syros, as part of the cultural summer events of the Township of Posidonia,
the second, between October 5 to 8, 2007, on the island of Corfu, in the framework of the Annual Congress of the Greek Federation of Ecological Associations, on the theme of “Climate changes”, and
the third from November 23 to December 5, in the city of Ioannina, co-organized with the Municipality.
After the series of exhibitions in Greece is completed, the artworks will travel to France, where they will be displayed in the headquarters of the Foundation Charles-Léopold Mayer in Paris, in January 2008. Finally, the artworks will be sent to Brazil, where a new exhibition will be organized by the Brazilian team of the Charter during the year 2008.
Through this series of exhibitions, as well as through parallel events (publications, CD-ROMs, video screenings, debates, Web pages displaying the project), we are seeking to raise public awareness on our responsibility - individual and collective - with respect to environment, as well as to give a wider reach to our project on responsibility.
In the Web pages dedicated to the Charter activities in Europe, you can find pictures of the art works, the artists’ statements and their biographies in three languages (English, French and Greek, soon in Brazilian), along with the artists’ pictures.
It is extremely interesting to notice that the artists’ vision on environment and responsibility attests a variety of conceptions, but also a profound unity, the same concerns, fears, questionings and hopes.
We are very happy to have the opportunity to work on such an inspiring project - which, in fact, was an idea of the Brazilian team of the Charter. Our objective is to continue with this project next year and to involve more artists from more countries.