Cultural exchange project aimed to know and support the Art in Gaza Strip
Windows for Contemporary Art
The space around us is limited, the ideas in us are unlimited. We came together to think about how we could break out from here and reach the outside; and how we could open small windows and breathe fresh air. In this restricted/cramped space – Gaza – we express ourselves in a cultural-bound artistic language, when we talk to others. A language, that is part of us. “Gaza” is rich in details, that we try to illustrate using new, descriptive colours. A group of young artists, bound to a specific, geographic area, in which ideas converge. Deeply believing in collective co-operation, they try to develop together the creative aspects in the art movement. They are looking at the most recent contemporary art, that serves them to fully express their artistic abilities and put them into form. The ideas and reflections of the group come to a synthesis, that is brought to public attention by regularly holding meetings, exhibitions and workshops, in which both local and international artists participate. Each of them has taken part in numerous international events in support of their culture, their art concept, and their effort to interplay.
FotografiSenzaFrontiere NPO (FSF) brings together a group of photographers and professionals engaged in the creation of permanent photography workshops in critical areas and disadvantaged of the world. The goal is to offer to individuals who live in situations of marginality or post-emergence is a possibility of self-representation and the opportunity to learn a trade.
Since June 2010, the association FotografiSenzaFrontiere, in collaboration with the artists’ collective Windows From Gaza, carries out investigative journalism and photography workshops aimed at boys and girls of the Gaza Strip.
The project is in cooperation with Andrea Camilleri, italian writer
SF ART WORKING
The SF Art Working and cultural association dedicated to the realization of the curatorial and educational projects related to contemporary art, founded by Simona Cresci, journalist and critic of contemporary art, and Federica Romano, a lawyer specializing in copyright and the protection of the artists .
CENTRE FOR CULTURAL EXCHANGE “VIK”
The Center for Cultural Exchange “Vik” was founded in 2011 with the aim of promoting and supporting cultural exchange activities between associations in Gaza and Italy (municipalities, local authorities, universities, cultural and sports associations). The purpose of the Center is to stimulate the encounter and dialogue between cultures through cultural and sporting activities. At the moment, are active courses in Italian language and culture, events and meetings aimed at athletes and sports, and a Media Center for vocational training and the production of media content .