Arts Education Week. Walking the Indigo Walk.
Article published on 29-05-2020
”Art in all its forms of manifestation is one of the fundamental segments of interactive pedagogy. Aesthetic education and that achieved through science are the basic components of the formation of a complex personality, with openness to the new, determined to be guided by the laws of goodness, beauty, harmony. Beauty as purpose and means is the basis of education through art. Due to its power to influence and shape the human psyche and behavior, art has always been used as an educational medium.
” Daniela Frumușeanu
Being a PhD associate professor at the National University of Arts in Bucharest, but also a practitioner of non-formal education, Ms. Daniela Frumușeanu has organized over time numerous personal exhibitions, but also group exhibitions for artists and students. To this end, she has collaborated with important cultural institutions in Romania and abroad, including the Romanian National Commission for UNESCO. Within this collaboration stand out 2 events, the first of which is the exhibition in the public space "Walking the Indigo Walk", held in November 2019 in Paris, on the occasion of the 40th UNESCO General Conference (12 - 27 November 2019).
The art works – 34 indigo blueprint exhibits from textile artisans, artists, and designers in 18 countries – was positioned at the fences around UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This project promoted UNESCO’s work and values and raised awareness of the importance of safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage. The exhibition presented in a global context the tradition of Resist Block Printing and Indigo Dyeing, craftsmanship inscribed in 2018
on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Romania participated in this event with two monumental textile works, made by Ms. Frumușeanu in the indigo painting technique.
The second international project carried out in collaboration with NCR UNESCO is called “West meets East - a cultural book exchange” and reached its Xth edition in 2020. The project is based on the cooperation between artists from different socio-cultural backgrounds and different continents. It is not only a professional exchange, but also a complex way of communication that lays in time the foundation of strong friendships. The theme of the exhibition is Books
, reinterpreted in the form of exceptional contemporary art objects. The exhibition "West meets East - a cultural book exchange" is available for viewing here.
These events mark the continuation in time of the important collaboration between NCR UNESCO, artists and artistic higher education institutions in Romania. Thus, a living space of communication through art is highlighted, more and more palpable, in which the borders disappear.Find out more about International Arts Education Week!