Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Book launch of Dialogue Amongst Civilisations

Please join us for the book launch of ‘DIALOGUE AMONG CIVILISATIONS’, a project of Art for Humanity, and to view the exhibition of Limited Edition Prints featured in the publication.

Friday 01 July 2011 at 6pm, all welcome.

Refreshments and a light finger supper will be served.

KZNSA Gallery.
166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood
Enquiries: 031 277 1705
View the exhibition in the Park Contemporary at

Art and Poetry inspire dignity, respect, pride, and freedom of expression, imagination, recognition of the individual, creativity, excellence and human rights.

Published by Art for Humanity, the publication documents the art and poetry collaborations by artists and poets representing 35 countries and six cities with the focus on issues of xenophobia, racism and refugees.

‘This series of conversations is aptly attached to current discourse associated with displacement, marginalisation and imagery that is so often located in protest and resistance art forms throughout the world. It foregrounds a series of deeply moving images and poems which remind of the ongoing ability of art to touch at the very nexus of the ethos of an age. Such imagery is powerful enough to galvanize people to reconsider and address the inequalities and prejudice of our age. It is appalling that in the early 21st Century we still face such degrees of inhumanity, objectification and intolerance. We need to reposition ourselves in terms of a single premise: to recognise the light within ourselves, in order to recognise the light within others, in the process restoring our humanity. (Juliette Leeb-du Toit (Prof) Senior Research Associate, Centre for Visual Art, University of KwaZulu-Natal).

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1 comment:

  1. Beauty triumphs in all forms when what the Japanese call wabi and sabi comes to life through art exemplified in this book by Art for Humanity. What is wabi is rustic, modest elegance, hidden integrity, fleeting and impermanent... What is sabi comes with age patina, the natural and changing elements that provoke and spawn liberation and transcendence to a simpler life. This wabi sabi aesthetic and philosophy bridges the gap between nations and civilizations culminating in wisdom at its best in natural simplicity. Thank you for this effort in unifying nations through the renewed energy of the creative spirit in solidarity amongst our global peoples and towards a culture of peace for all.