Art Crossing Borders e.V.
On art overcoming outer and inner borders and the chances of a new appreciation in times of upheaval
Julian Friedrich | February 2022
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Art Crossing Borders e.V. is a registered non-profit association and acts entirely without any profit motive of its own. It was founded to promote and connect outstanding artists to create a strong community of arts practitioners and their supporters who find first-hand solutions to the challenges facing young talent today.
The aim of the association is to devote its energy to finding a new generation of artists and to orient all support
structures towards providing them with unbureaucratic and concrete support where they really need it. We want to believe in them as individuals; trust them and help them realize unusual, new concepts and succeed with it in an era of digitalized society and global competition.
Together with them, the association works on new laboratories, exploitation systems and exciting formats that have the potential to radiate back into the art world to inspire and move others as a result. International encounters, mutual inspiration and joint discussion about the future of art are important to me personal.
A new generation of artists should be able to assume their role in society with self-confidence and protection, and to develop their full potential with newly acquired skills. Because we need their ideas, visions and alternative perspectives today more than ever!
I would like to win you for these goals and invite you to accompany me and this community on this exciting path! Let’s Cross this Borders!
First focus: Ukraine.
Test stone of European East-West politics; country of a young, creative generation that needs our support
#ukraine #politics #war
When I found myself in Ukraine at the beginning of 2015, I felt a deep connection with the country, the culture and the people in a very short time. Since then, I have been there over 50 times, traveled to all the cities and had many conversations. Until 2020 when the pandemic forced me to maintain contacts out of the home office.
It will not surprise you, dear visitor, how much it hurts me to see this great country and its people as a pawn in world politics.
These great people, who fought hard in even two bloody revolutions for their rights, which we take so much for granted. Ukrainians feel very close to Europe and especially to Germany. People have to and have had to endure a lot, and perhaps it is precisely these hardships and difficulties that give rise to personalities that possess a deep, creative power and an unwavering enthusiasm that never ceases to fascinate me.
I would like to enable artists from Germany to have this fruitful, mutual exchange with Ukrainians too. Come to Kiev! I invite you to talk to the people and witness for yourself.
Note (03/27/2022): This text was written before the terrible war.
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