We are very happy to announce our 2nd intercultural art project FACES OF US. It will consist of three parts:
/ art exhibition
/ online workshops
/ interactive website.
The aim of the project is to strengthen the intercultural dialogue, and support the fight against racism. After visiting our exhibition, participating in our workshops or interacting on our website, the guests will develop a deeper appreciation for the people from other cultures. They will also resume the oft-neglected interpersonal communication as well.
To achieve peace and equality in the world, we should have ‘empathetic policies’ - filled with emotions and experiences. This is a core competence of art, sport, food etc. and through this project, we aim to add these emotions.
Our international intercultural team will endeavor to add the same flavor of humanity as we did in our project "Cultures in Dialogue" in 2019/2020. Therefore, our project moves from the German to the international stage.
It is critical for our project to be sustainable – creating many opportunities of participation both digital and physical.
by the contact sheet on this website, we are looking forward.
Ralph Nitzsche, Side by Side
Prof. Dr. Irene Daum, Editor www.wissenschaft-kunst.de
Dr. Nicolas Burra, University of Geneva
Olexandr Kyfak, German Honorary Consul in Odessa, Ukraine
Landeszentrale für politische Bildung NRW
Textile artist duo from Pakistan and Germany
Khawar Saleem Ghumman & Thyra Holst, textile art Pakistan-German artist duo, founded 2020 Khawar Saleem Ghumman did his 1975 Degree in Fashion and Textile from National College of Arts, Lahore. 1980 he started Fashion Panaish, included Fashion shows, it is still running. 2001 he joined NRSP ( National Rural Support Program ) an NGO as the textile Consultant to develop large hand looms. 2002 he was in charge of the Pakistan Pavilion at an International Exhibition held in Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. 2014 he leaded the design and manufacturing teams as the head designer for Pakistan leading garments producers when he worked for NRSP. Thyra Holst did her 1990 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy. 2000 she started felt works, later abstract structural collages + digital painting. 2010 she started participation in national + international exhibitions. She is member GEDOK Cologne and of German Professional Association of Visual Artists.
Photographer from Kolkata, India
Beschreibung 1972 born in India EDUCATION: 1994-99: Diploma in Painting & Commercial Arts (5-Year) from the Birla Academy of Fine Arts 1992-95: B.A. from the University of Calcutta ACCREDITATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS: 2010: started participation in national + international exhibitions 2014: Selected for the Foodscapes story by National Geographic 2016: Faces of The World, The World of Faces - Photo Exhibition by Margareta Turos (Hungary) and Anjan Ghosh (India). Hungarian Information And Cultural Centre, 1-A Janpath Near Claridges Hotel, Delhi.
Colligrapher from M´Sila, Aleria
Omar Benyounes studied art and art education in Algeria, where he now lives and works. In addition to ceramics, he is mainly engaged in traditional and modern calligraphy, as well as painting. In 2019 and 2020 he exhibited calligraphies in Germany, in which Arabic and Latin script form a symbiosis and he taught this intercultural calligraphy in Germany.
Digital painter duo from Germany and India
The Indo-German artist duo was founded 2018 2018 “Kulturen im Dialog“, Goethe dialogue point, Oujda, Morocco Since 2019 presence on Collweb.com 2019 - 2020 “Brücken bauen und Mauern einreißen“ intercultural group exhibition in 6 public buildings in Germany 2019 HUMAN RIGHTS #CLIMA, A.I.A.P.I in cooperation with UNESCO, Rovereto, Italy 2019 Donation to the Ministry of Social Affairs, Integration and Equality, Schwerin, Germany 2019 Donation to the City of Cologne
Painter from Chornomorsk, Ukraine
1976 born in Russia, lives in Ukraine 1996 graduated from the Theater and Art School 2010 from the Academy of Architecture Since 2020 director of the Bely Art Museum in the city of Chernomorsk, Region Odessa She participated in many international exhibitions, plein airs, symposiums (Turkey, France, Switzerland, Albania), as well as in watercolor festivals in Italy (Fabriano, Urbino) and in the Czech Republic (Prague).