20.04.2021 : Secure Harbour

In times of stormy weather sailors look for secoure harbours - in times of Corona and lock-downs of galleries or exhibitions many artists felt in their lives lost like in a storm ! The small German city of St.Augustin tried to create a light-house for the artists and to draw the attention of the public to the situation of art in these circumstances. Not being able to help by indoor-events due to legal restrictions they placed posters of paintings from the International Club of Artists (IKV) around the mayor's house ( see collage of visit of the mayor).

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The painter and art-therapist Marie-Christin Hallier participated by "an abstract head full of memories and dreams" claiming that in times of Corona or Wars the own head "is a secure harbour for resilience of the soul of human beings".
 



20.01.2021 : Post Covid Period

"For Human Resilience it is important to get people out of the status of legarthy after the medical crisis of Corona" M.-C. Hallier from the KTG-Foundation for Art and Art Therapy/Germany demanded in a digital lecture for Circle International - organized in 2021 by the University of Vitez/Bosnia-Herzogowina, Gloucerstershire University and Salford University/ both UK. "People urgently need again dreams and coulors!" she claimed (Presentation)

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Circle International was institutionalized in 2004 as an international pan-University research unit and platform with annual meetings circling around its members to prepare a stage for young scientists gaining experience beyond borders and to communicate in the English language.
 



06.12.2020 : Omnis Mundi Creatura

M.-C. Hallier (painter and art therapist of the Alanus University/Germany) since her Bachelor Exhibition in 2012 about "Earth and Comos" has her focus on nature and the impact of climate change and human wrong doing in behaviour concerning the habitat and biodiversity.

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Since 2020 in her series "Omnis Mundi Creatura" she is as a painter choosing the format of small aquarell paintings for animals as a symbol for their small micro-cosmos and as a hint that even small actions can help in a wake-up call: "because the world be shown in those paintings might be seen no longer in the real world soon" she explained in a lecture.
 



05.11.2020 : ARTour Gallery

Elisabeth Koch initiated in 2004 in Mallnitz in the Austrian Alpes her first ArtSymposium as a forum for international artists from Austria and South Europe. In 2019 she expanded her activities additionally to Brussels/Belgium - and now despite of Covid19 - she opened a gallery in the city of Cologne/Germany.

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For Prof.Dr.Hallier the gallery-name "ARTour" reflects a spirit of permanent movement: "ART is on Tour as are artists for centuries already " he stated at the Vernissage handing over a copy of his book Culture and History." Artists always have transmitted by their paintings or sculptures the flavour of different perspectives due to their own bio of experiences" he added. "Producing Art is a permanent challenge for the artists - as always also for ArtBusiness; but if the cooperation does work well the success formula is 1+1=3: the society as the additional winner. Marie-Christin Hallier signed an agreement with ARTour Gallery that her work will be exhibited and presented from November 2020 onwards in three international locations.
 



20.10.2020 : Small but Beautifull

In a distance of 15 km from the city of Cologne/Germany there is located within a hilly wooden surrounding Roesrath as a 25.000 people village building its profile among others by artists. In the beginning of the 70ies Mary Bauermeister, one of the roots of the world-wide known Prae-/Fluxus movement settled here; 1981 additionally an annual exhibition of other local artists was initiated, in 2014 an "open Art Gallery" was started where house-owners offer free of charge space for art in their gardens to promote artists (see also Link You Tube).

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The 40th exhibition of local artists are hold - under special Corona conditions - at the Roesrath cultural event platform Eulenbroich Castle in October. Awards are sponsored by the local Dr.Juergen Rembold Foundation, which each year supports private initiatives of Civil Society in the Roesrath area.
 



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