10.04.2018 : Shine Astana

The City of Astana was founded as the new capital of Kazakhstan after the collaps of the Soviet-Union. Within its twenty years of existance it got already a high image due to its futuristic sky-line, its Global Summits supported by the group of Astana Nobel Laureates and finally in 2017 by the EXPO.

For the 20th Anniversary of Astana in 2018 Sir Karl Jenkins , one of the greatest modern composers, created the oratorio "Shine Astana" which was performed by a combination of 500 singers from choirs from 10 Silk Road countries and by 300 musicians. Its premire took place at the First Silk Road Mayors Joint Conference which according to Prof.Dr.B.Hallier was a historic and cultural highland for all the region.

23.03.2018 : Who are we?

The famous Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, Russia, exhibited for the first time in a Special Show art being produced by Down syndrome and autism. The exhibition was titled "Who are we?"

Linked to the "Day of Man with DownSyndrom" the Tretyakov started its First German-Russian Tretyakov Dialogue for artists, art-therapy, medicine and museum-staff about this topic. From Germany, the two KTG-members M.-C. Hallier and G. Herzog did lecture about their experience. Leading the Russian team was Dr. Sonja Petrikova-Agafonova. (YouTube video)


20.02.2018 : Art with children

In the development of children art plays a special role: all what cannot be expressed by words can mostly be communicated by forms and colours. The Dueren Painting Workshop shows how inspired children follow their educators in a museum : most of them at such an exhibition for the first time.

Also as a part of social programs art can be an important factor like the work with underpriviledged children in McGregor, South Africa or in the Shangilia Slum in Nairobi/Kenya.


20.01.2018 : Rachmaninov

The brilliant composer, conductor and pianist Sergei V. Rachmaninov (1873-1943) was born within a Russian aristocrate family near Novgorod. Parts of his oevre were played by Prof. Vladimir Ovchinnikow at a reception by the General Consul Vladimir Sedykh and his wife in Bonn.

Also the ambiente of the event is very historic: it was after World War II in 1949/50 the home of the first German post-war President and it was the place to announce the first government lead by Konrad Adenauer. Later it became the Embassy of the Soviet Union in West Germany. After the German reunification and the transfer of the German government to Berlin, the building is the Consulate General of Russia and a meeting point of cultural dialogues.
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10.12.2017 : IKV - FoodWaste

The International Association of Artists has for more than a decade had the objective to organize the artistic and cultural network. IKV has an international membership community - and they exhibit internationally.

In March/April 2017 they exhibited for the first time paintings with the topic of FoodWaste at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi - now IKV decided to focus this topic again in July/August 2018 at the Gallery of the Mayor's House in Menden/Germany.


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