Industry Report: Forum d'Avignon: Which Culture for Europe?
Culture - the reasons to hope
- The Louvre Alliance survey for the Forum d’Avignon
The reasons to hope for creative imagination
André Malraux said: “A world without hope is unbreathable”. During these times of crisis, the Louvre Alliance practice is on a look-out for these hopes. They are seven. Seven reasons to hope for the culture which synthetizes dozens of interviews and meetings with different personalities: intellectuals and artists, public faces, creators from many cultural fields, famous or unknown. The reflection offered by the practice goes far beyond a simple compilation of declaration on the theme of culture and the challenges it is about to be confronted with today. The survey tries to grab hold, through the stimulating contributions of its creators, of a dynamic that has never ceased to pervade our societies, whatever the history and the continent are, despite the song of the Doom Prophets who, many times during the centuries, kept prophesizing the death of art and the artist.
With a tribute to the work of the philosopher and art historian Georges Didi-Huberman, the reasons to hope that the study will explain successively evoke: the process at the heart of the human being, the shapes and their testimonies, and finally the world and its positive exteriorities.
You can download the study here.