05.10.2018 : Women's Museum Bonn

In 1981 in Bonn/Germany a group of ladies - working interdisciplinary - founded under the leadership of the artist Marianne Pitzen (photo) the first Women's Museum worldwide. In 2018 it is supported by about 350 sponsors (for more information : frauenmuseum@bonn-online.com).

Bonn is also founding member of the International Association of Women's Museums ( IAWM ), starting in 2008 in Meran/Italy and transformed in 2012 to a non-profit club.

10.09.2018 : In Search of Soul

The International Club of Artists (LINK) presented in an exhibition at the Art Forum in the city of Gemünd/Germany the topic "In Search of Soul" : a typical question of the anthroposoph Rudolf Steiner and the Alanus University Bonn/ Germany - educational hub of IKV-founder Margareta Schulz and of Marie-Christin Hallier.

"Is there at all a soul?" -- "Can the soul be located within human beings or animals?" -- "By which factors is the soul affected?" -- "Is the soul an individual self-reflection made visible among others by art?" -- Those are questions of the exhibition and between Philosophy, Art and Art Therapy.

10.07.2018 : Eremitage

The first art-collection of Zar Katharina II originates from Prussia/Germany. The textile merchant and owner of the "Aechte Porcelaine Manufacture" in Berlin, J.E.Gotzkowsky (1710-1775), bought in 1763 for the Prussian King Friedrich II 225 Dutch and Flamish paintings, which the King had ordered but due to the costs of the Seven-Years-War (1756-1763) between Austria and Prussia had been no longer affordable for Frederic II.

Gotzkowsky solved his own liquidity problem which derived from that situation by a deal with the Russian aristocrate W.S.Dolgoruki : the Russian got the paintings (passing them on to Katharina II in 1764) and Gotzkowski got in turn grain for the horses of Frederic II. Based on this initiative and the accumulation of art within the next two centuries now the Eremitage Gallery in the former Winter Palace in St.Petersburg attracts visitors from all over the world.

15.06.2018 : Female Artists

Women are mostly in art perceived as "inspirers/muse", but at the First International Conference of the Club of Silk Road Mayors in Astana Dr. Leyla Mahat demonstrated in her lecture that already in the history of nomadic cultures women can be traced as important "influencers" in the art sector (read more LINK)

Dr. Leyla Mahat has her academic title in Philosophy/Fine Art and is associate professor for Painting and Sculpture at the Art Faculty of the Kazakh National University of Arts in Astana/Kazakhstan.

10.05.2018 : Catalyst Art

The First International Silk Road Mayors' Conference in Astana/Kazakhstan did not only bring politicians and investors together to meet 60 mayors of this cluster, but also people being interested or activ in culture/art. One example is shown by the following pic uniting conference-participants from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, India and Germany.

Mirzozoda Ato Mirkhodja, First Deputy Chairman of the Union of Writers of Tajikistan stated : "In the past it was so difficult to reach our area - we hope that in the future by the revitalization of the Silk Road it will be more easy to visit our country. We are very grateful for the Astana-Initiative."

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