“ART & INTEGRATION” is a collective art show of group of artists from all over the world who are inspired by the migration of populations and their
cultural, racial, and religious beliefs but also who are interesting to experiment the new kind of interdiscipline arts.
It is the group of atists who likes to rapresent problems of our society using also the opportunity of new technological discovers and giving as the resalt very interesting new multi discipinar visual artworks .
We must remember that integration of art has always existed. Since the first human civilizations were born, their cultures were elaborated, absorbed, and integrated by the other populations. Without integration of cultures, the Renaissance would not have even existed, and the Renaissance itself was based on ancient Greek’s culture. Today the word is evolving rapidly, therefore some things in history that took centuries to occur are now happening at a speed that does not allow us to understand them and as such, have created a sense of distance and closure.
We want to give again to art the role of peacemaker and integration and free expression – Hoping that artists will take on the themes more challenging and current, making us reflect and offering us the strongest emotions.
" Se una globalizzazione intesa come integrazione non e' ancora possibile nella societa' mondiale;
attraverso l'arte, che e' linguaggio mondiale, l'essere umano puo' trovare un piu' vicino e ricco rapporto con i suoi simili, mantenendo in luce quelle caratteristiche uniche di ogni essere e di ogni cultura: cio' che e' irrepetibile ed inclonabile. L'integrazione vera e profonda: l'Artingregration."
/ Matilde Bartoletti - Italy / USA /
"Art is visual communication which, by expressing universal thoughts and feelings, can integrate people of all nationalities. It is said that we all come from the stars, and my paintings express the cosmic experience, which can be shared by all. The word ‘cosmic’ is of Greek origin and yet is universally comprehended. Wherever you are, the night sky is visible, reaching into the depths of the cosmos. My art is a universal visual experience, expressing the awe, the vastness and beauty of our magnificent universe in which we live. It was inspired by the total eclipse of the sun in 1999, [which I personally witnessed,] revealing the universal laws of co-existence that we, on our tiny planet, should value and respect."
/ Susan Kerr - Cyprus /
Crossing the border between worlds - we come together in Art and Integration 2012. The exhibition is an integration of artists from different countries and their art, cultures and diverse view points. Blended harmony of art works in one gallery, we find this in the composition of art works, agreements of different opinions and the compatibility of persona’s expressed in preferred mediums and in their unique styles.
"Individual artists in their own way voice, that voice pass out through the boxes of the artists that resonate with the times and geographical .Therefore, we believe that art is individual, but also the community.
The direction of social are integration and harmony, thus "integration" of culture has become the eternal topic, let us not obsessed with "one voice", we pursue a different tone to express a common vision.
If it is not based on voluntariness, fairness and tolerance, "integration" is a mirage.Perhaps, Art is the freest and most friendly behavior of "integration" process."
/He Si'en - CHINA/
"If a globalization as integration is not yet possible in the world society, through Art, that is the worldwide language, the human being can find a closer and richer relationship with its equals, keeping bright and clear those unique characteristics of every human being and of every culture: what's indeed unreproducible and unclonable. The real and deep Integration: the "Artintegration"
/ Matilde Bartoletti- Italy -USA /
"Art is the International visual image which can be understood by people of various cultures and backgrounds.
It may be interpreted in different ways, but the image is there. The human figure is universal, sensations and feelings suggested by the image are comprehended and the language of art speaks to
all. In my paintings, related to the human figure, I aim to create a dialogue on the surface of the canvas between the painted and the unique canvas areas. The resulting image in turn, becomes a
dialogue between the artist and the spectator, whatever his cultural or national background may be. This integrates the artist, who conceives the ideas, with those who perceive
/ Costas Joachim - Cyprus /
"The ARTINTEGRATION EXHIBITION has given us all an opportunity to express our thoughts the caste out emotions upon a page , come to a brink of new understanding.
Maybe the opportunity to caste light on thoughts buried..."
/Carolyn Buckley - AUSTRALIA/
"Art and integration is a complex idea. At a small scale, the integration of media and image on a surface can say so much about the artist...the artist's life, education and location. On a large scale, art has the ability to bring humans together in peace or tranquility, or bring injustices to light and rise the consciousness of the viewer. Art is a catalyst and is a necessary facet of human life. For this reason, the integration of art and life go hand in hand."
/ Paul Lorenz- USA /
"From a personal point of view, integration in Art lies in the very essence of freedom and unrestrained creativity. It is a journey of self-transformation and discovery for an art style to which one belongs. Each consisting of a lesson of patience and control of inner emotions during the making process, the paintings embody the ever-changing emotional facets of the artist’s personal life, and reaches far beyond the apparent figuration. Such inquiry is what is stimulating artists onto expressing deliberately their emotions and promises continuity in self-expression. "
/ Zhang He - CHINA /
"Integration speaks of being ‘whole’ as one. To designate for use by all races or groups. To mix and amalgamate.
Art integration means to me, ONE GLOBAL ARTISTIC COMMUNITY.
In my language, KOTAHITANGA!"
/ Tawera Tahuri - New Zealand /
"Art is the frontier where all cultures meld, communicate and intermix.
In our globalized world, integration in art (as in this fair) is the confirmation that one better civilization is possible and that life and
beauty can coexist harmoniously, if we strive for it.
Convinced of this ideal, we are delighted to participate in this exhibition where the diverse and fluid language of art speaks about the
integrated and magnificent kaleidoscope of humanity."
/ Jose Antonio Antoli Segura- SPAIN /
"The visual thrill of showing non integration is much higher for me than showing successfull integration. Signs of wealth and signs of poverty come together in one strange and sometimes absurd image, telling stories of people on the edge of society.
For a homeless woman, sleeping in the street there is no way into a museum of modern art and the bourgeois world a museum belongs to.
Only her image, captured by the quick eye of a photographer ( Pasquale Di Stasio) and transformed into an oil painting ( Regine Freise) may find it’s way into an exhibition and thus cross the border between two worlds.
This will eventually bring the woman into the focus of people who might have overlooked her in the real world. It will not help her to find a way back into society."
/ Regine Freise - GERMANY /
"I think Art and Integration is very important in the world we live in today. Integrating culture, thoughts and ideas into a universal language called art is integral to understand each other. We live in a world where wars and disagreements begin with not being able to communicate and understand each other and therefore to express these ideas and notions through art is the future. I am looking forward to being part of a global diaspora participating in unifying and understand different cultures and languages."
/ Shiv Singh - INDIA/