News from the ifa
The Frankfurt Book Fair 2016 is opening its doors from 19 to 23 October. In hall 3.1 L18 ifa presents the latest news from visual arts and culture and foreign policy. On the "Weltempfang" stage ifa debates with international guests about the impact of sanctions on cultural relations, Europe from a North African and Libanese point of view and asymmetries of power in bilateral cultural relations. At the arte booth KULTURAUSTAUSCH editor-in-chief Jenny Friedrich-Freksa discusses with Slovenian author Aleš Šteger.
Chancellor Angela Merkel inaugurates the new African Union’s Peace and Security Building in Addis Ababa on 11 October. Part of the German-built construction is the sound installation "Sonic communitary – The African Union: 20 to 20,000 Hz" by Emeka Ogboh: a sound collage of historical speeches and parts of the Pan-African anthem. The artwork will be inaugurated on 3 November together with the exhibition PLAYBACK.
News on Cultural Exchange
Kyoto and Tokyo are hosting the World Forum on Sport and Culture from 19 to 22 October.World Forum on Sport and Culture | 19.10.2016
The theme of the 7th World Summit on Arts and Culture, from 18 to 21 October in Valletta, Malta, is Cultural Leadership in the 21st Century.IFACCA | 18.10.2016
The Mondriaan Fund has launched a map showing of Dutch visual art and cultural heritage projects it has supported all over the world.Mondriaan Fund | 13.10.2016