Projects and networking
Network+ Project Artforum Culture Foundation starts new ways of co-operations cross-over between artists, collectors, museums, galleries, cultural institutes, government departments, cities and economical partners. With Network+ Project Artforum Culture Foundation itself will come in touch to all of these different partners and will provide cross-over coordinations. Network+ Project can become a mediator to built up connections between all of 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. This shall 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 cooperation with partners.
European Cultural Centre (ECC)
An explained aim of Artforum Culture Foundation is to install an European Cultural Centre (ECC) within the scope of the non-profit assignments as an icon of western identity and a meeting place for intercultural exchange. EEC shall be a home or a retreat for artists and other cultural workers.It should become an institution which displays a 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 Turk states, Middle East, Africa, Asia, America and the Pacific area. Creative people from all regions and cultures should be able to gather here for exhibitions, music and theatre events and to communicate on 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 to transfer and exchange new ideas globally. In particular this European Cultural Centre will also devote itself to the people in the Diaspora (not only Greeks) and prepare for them chances to introduce their special knowledge and experiences. Artforum Culture Foundation like to perform with this idea and the development as a project also a contribution for the transfer of the European idea as a possibility to unite independent and different heritages under a common ethnic and cultural umbrella. This idea is based on the conviction that cultural impulses always show social, political and economic impact.
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. Since beginning of the eighties this project is independently developed by the artists Astra and Jansen as 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 can start without economic basic conditions - and also no economic prosperity can exist in the long term without reciprocal cultural effect. But nobody can know in advance, how cultural potentials distribute themselves. This is a further approach of the concept 'From Dark to 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 of the word.
GULF PROJECTS, based on a concept by Safiriou and Jansen in 1983, facilitate contributions of western and Arabian contemporary artists for exhibition projects in Europe and the Arabian gulf countries. It started in 2009 in co-operation with Goethe-Institut. Generous loans were made a.o. by Winter Stiftung, Hamburg. A basic aim is to draw attention for the authenticity, but also for the common roots of western and Arab cultures. For further information see: gulfprojects.kulturserver-nrw.de
Art and religion / Kunst und Religion (KuR)
Independent artists project to analyze the role of religion. Look for further information: bbk-koeln.de, www.koeln.de/koeln/ausstellung_untersucht_rolle_der_religion_707186.html, www.artundamen.de)
In cooperation with Winter Stiftung Hamburg Artforum Culture Foundation accompanied and supports a new global movement: Artists for respectful life. Within this project the Feminism and gender discourse is one very important component. The artist Heinz Zolper, inventor of the "Dame" metaphor, is one of the the main artists to push this into public space with "Damen-Kult". To develop our society for future we have to understand that respect and full integration of women as well as all diverse is a need. It may not be seen as a gracious act, but as a must.
Thessaloniki became one of the hot spots of young and cultural life in Europe. Today Thessaloniki is not only a place of huge history, but a multicultural city moving forward. Since its creation in 2016, Thessaloniki international Exhibition & Congress Centre is the venue of the fair, every year in November. Art Thessaloniki art fair, under its founder and director Pantelis Tsatsis, offers the most significant space for contemporary art in the whole area of southeast Europe and the East Mediterranean area. Within its concept there is prevention, communication and networking for galleries, artists, museums, collectors and visitors from all over the world.
IAM - international art moves presents the best talents from art academies worldwide in Berlin and other places.
OSTRALE - Contemporary art project.
Ostrale is called one of the greatest art events in Germany during the summer months. Since 2007 OSTRALE- Center for Contemporary Art organizes the annual international exhibition of contemporary arts in Dresden. From 2017 on, Ostrale will be a Biennial (ostrale.de).
Winter Stiftung is a private foundation in Hamburg to support art, culture and social targets. It build up an own art collection to unite prime international art and art by emerging artists. The main focus is on collecting art of the 2oth and 21st century, just oriented to quality. The foundation is orientated internationally - without any borders.
Dettmer art projects
Cologne based lawyer and visual artist Jana Dettmer makes her art space "KunstStücke - Dettmer art projects" an important place for art and cultural projects. With the support of Artforum and Winter Foundation Hamburg, events are regularly organized. The idea behind it: Art should come close to us - be entertaining, exciting, lustful and crazy. Art needs communication. With passion the team by Dettmer promotes the dialogue about art.