Ressources

Publications

artasfoundation has published booklets on some of its projects. They give a multifaceted view of the work on location while they artistically reflect their own activity.

artasfoundation
General Overview
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Bring your own chair
Abchasia and Samergrelo, Georgia
PDF

Warp & Werft
Shida Kartli, Georgia
PDF

Resort to Art
Tskaltubo Art Festival, Georgia
PDF

Art as mediation
Recollections and Reflections from a Colloquium
PDF

Across the bridge
Abchasien 2014 – 2016
PDF

Connecting spaces
An Exchange between Artists from the Southern Caucasus and Switzerland
PDF

Art as Community
Zemo Nikozi, Georgia
PDF

International Choir
Neue Spielräume im Südkaukasus
PDF

Background texts

The background texts assemble reflections and questions about artistic initiatives in sensitive conflict regions, strategies and perspectives in the area of art production, international cooperation, cultural management, peacebuilding and humanitarian work.

Marcel Bleuler (2018): Was macht Kunst in der Konfliktzone?
Empirische Beobachtungen zu einer „dialogischen Ästhetik“
PDF

Dagmar Reichert (2016): Art Initiatives in Fragile and Conflict Affected Regions
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Manuel Sager (2015): Opening Speech of the Forum ‚Art in Conflict‘
The Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) about the role of the arts in conflict transformation.
PDF

Dagmar Reichert (2015): Art in Peace-Building: Working with Paradoxes
PDF

Dagmar Reichert (2015): Kunst als Beitrag zur Friedensförderung – neue Entwicklungen
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Martin Dahinden (2013): Conflict-Affected Situations: What Can Art and Culture Change?
Eröffnungsrede des Direktors der Schweizer Direktion für Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit bei einer Veranstaltung zur Rolle von Kunst und Kultur in Entwicklungs- und Demokratisierungsprozessen.
PDF

Dagmar Reichert (2011): Das Vermögen der Kunst
PDF

Gunnar Olsson (2008): Untitled
This essay, motivated by Michael Caton-Jones’s movie „Shooting Dogs“ (2005) about the genozide in Rwanda, analyzes mechanisms of power and their cartographical logic.
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Literature and related organisations

Two lists are available for literature on art and peacebuilding and for organisations active in the field of art and peacebuilding.

Bibliography on art and peacebuilding
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Organisations active in the areas of art and peacebuilding
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Media reports

artasfoundation works together with journalists to make resources concerning knowledge, personal contacts (artists, activists, cultural organisations) and experiences in conflict regions accessible to a wider public.

Newspapers / Magazines

Teacher’s Studio (2016)
Ertsakhe (Regional newspaper of Ochamchyra),
February 2016 (Abchasisch)
PDF

Kunst und Konflikt – Wenn die Widersprüche mitreisen
WoZ, 18.6.2015
PDF

Connecting Spaces
Asarika Info, 4.1.2015 (Russisch)
Report

Connecting Spaces
Artline, 27.12.2014
PDF

Connecting Spaces
NZZ, 13.12.2014
PDF

Connecting Spaces
Kunstbulletin, 12/2014
PDF

Tskaltubo Art Festival
NZZ am Sonntag, 12.10.2014
PDF

Bring Your Own Chair (2013)
Tagesanzeiger, 27.8.2013
PDF

Art Camp
Zett (Magazine of Zurich University of the arts), May 2013
PDF

Art in Dialogue (2012)
Annual report 2012, HD Centre, Genf
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Online reviews

Open Air Games
Sputnik Abkhazia, 10.2.2016 (Russisch)
Report

Open Air Games
Ekho Kavkaza, 9.2.2016 (Russisch)
Report

 

Radio Features

Künste im Gespräch
Firas Abou Fakher: „Als Musiker nimmt man Risiken auf sich“
SRF2, Kontext, 4.3.2020
Report

Kunst trotz Repressalien:
Betroffene erzählen
SRF2, Kultur kompakt, 27.2.2020
Report

Georgien
Ein Land im Dazwischen
SRF2, Kontext, 29.10.2019
Report

Künste im Gespräch
Friedensarbeit und künstlerisches Engagement?
SRF2, Kontext, 15.7.2015
Report

 

TV reports

Curator′s Initiative – Open Air Games
Abaza TV, 10.2.2016 (Russian)
Report

Tskaltubo Art Festival (2013)
Georgian TV Station
Report

Bring Your Own Chair (2012)
Georgian TV Station
Report

30. April
Georgian TV Station Imedi, Morning Show, 13.6.2011
Report