ARTS PROGRAM

We believe that the arts play an integral role in the development of a new language for inner wellbeing and social change. The arts can provide a deeper understanding and expression of the human experience. They do this in a way that is transcendental, crossing cultural and linguistic borders.

“The arts have a unique power to express ideas and emotions in new ways, to create experiences that have a profound impact on our lives, and to help us make sense of the world around us. The Arts Program at the Summit invites us all to embark on a creative journey together; a journey that I hope will activate our whole selves and continue to resonate in our hearts and minds long after the event ends.”

MANUEL BAGORRO
Arts Curator, The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change

EXHIBITIONS

THE ARTIST TRACK

 

The Wellbeing Summit’s broad ranging arts program included 12 commissions of new, risk-taking work from remarkable contemporary artists across the globe. We were supported in our selection of artists by Vicente Todolí, the famed former Director of Tate Modern.

As part of this program, the following artists created new work that explored inner wellbeing in personal ways. From representations of the flight of our imaginations and spirits, to artistic engagement with intergenerational trauma and challenges facing our world, each new piece is an eloquent statement about wellbeing.

GRIMANESA AMORÓS – SCIENTIA

YAZMANY ARBOLEDA – HOSPITAL FOR THE SOUL

MIROSLAW BALKA – NOW HERE WE

JANET CARDIFF & GEORGE BURES MILLER – TONE INSTALLATION

NIKHIL CHOPRA – WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?

JUNE CRESPO – CORE 22

ALICIA FRAMIS – TAKING FLIGHT

CARLOS GARAICOA – SOÑAMOS EN LA SUPERFICIE RAYADA DE UN CRISTAL

AARON HUEY – AMPLIFIER

MOHAU MODISAKENG – THE WATER DRUMMER

HIMALI SINGH SOIN – ANCESTORS OF THE BLUE MOON

SHIRLEY TSE – QUANTUM PORTAL

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

 

The Summit’s artistic program included exhibitions by individual artists and group shows that represented partnerships with many organizations around the world. Our exhibitions offered an opportunity to engage with a broad range of multimedia works by major artists.

ART AND SPIRITUALITY. IMAGINING THE EXTRAORDINARY IN THE BBVA COLLECTION

DANIEL STEEGMAN MANGRANÉ – FOG DOG

SCIENCE GALLERY BENGALURU – PSYCHE

URSULA HAUSER COLLECTION – BERLINDE DE BRUYCKERE

COMMUNITY ENCOUNTERS

Our Community Encounters program was supported by partnerships with a number of international partner organizations. The projects invited engagement with varied sensory experiences and participatory programs.

COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK (CAN) – DATA STRINGS BOARD

TOD MACHOVER – BILBAO CITY SYMPHONY

MUSEUM OF ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY (MAP) – SIGHTS AND SOUNDS

DAAN ROOSEGAARDE – SPARK

RUBIN MUSEUM – MANDALA LAB

SONJA SCHENKEL – CHRYSALIS

PERFORMING ARTS

Our performing arts program included concerts, shows and creative invitations that were open to the public as well as performances in Summit plenary sessions, workshops and creative labs. Artists from all over the world collaborated to present a multi-disciplinary program that engaged people of all ages in experiences that explore the joyful and transformative power of the arts.

BIRDHEART

BROOKLYN RIDER

NIKHIL CHOPRA

REMEMBER THIS : A LESSON FROM JAN KARSKI

JOSHUA ROMAN

FALU & KARYSHMA

SILKROAD ENSEMBLE

ZIRKOZAURRE