Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts?

27-09-2018 (10:39) - Publicaties

A pioneering survey of leading and emerging global artists, curators and art practitioners on the question if art can aid in conflict resolution and therefore reduce global tensions and human suffering?

Throughout the centuries, art has documented the atrocities of wars, participated in propaganda campaigns, and served as an advocate for peace and social justice around the world. The aim of this project is to explore how art can assist in creating dialogue and bridges across cultures and opposing groups. Over 100 leading and emerging architects, artists, curators, choreographers, composers, and directors of art institutions around the globe explore the potentially constructive role of the arts in conflict resolution. A summarizing chapter maps out the diverse positions and examines the variety of themes and approaches that were brought up.