Charta 77 and Vaclav Havel
a historic-political exhibition
2012 in Bayreuth, Germany
In this historical exhibition, FWC honored
by the former Czech president and world citizen
Václav Havel within a show about all signatories
of Charta 77, whose co-initiator Mr. Havel was and
whose brave activity ultimately lead to the collapse
of communism in Czechoslovakia.
Mr. Havel's thoughts and writing were presented
as they are of constant value and should not fall
into oblivion. Likewise we remember the philosopher
Prof. Jan Patočka, who was the mental leader of Czech
thought up to his death after an interrogation in 1977.
The Czech-German Association Bayreuth and
The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes Prague
Exhibition opening 17th of July 2012
by CR Deputy Ambassador M. Coupek.
Art- and Architecture voyage to Prague
city's art and architecture.
A collaboration with the German-Italian Association.
and air-brush artist Karel Kopic, as well as up-and-coming artists has had a major impact on citizens and
visitors. Its mission was to bring two cultures - the Czech and the German - closer together, after WW II
events had separated them and had created mutual resistance and still today stand in the way of co-
existence. Our exhibition in this border-near area, where much of the "Sudetendeutsche" had settled,
brought a new, indirectly unpolitical outlook and has been visited by some of the politically most
effected people. Life-stories have been shared and many of the visitors left in a visibly smoother "aura"
than the one they kept for several decades between their expel and today.
The exhibition has been organized in cooperation with the Czech-German Association DTG of Bayreuth.
Plassenburg, Kulmbach, Germany
FWC contributed with the participation of five Czech artists.
The exhibition has been organized by Focus Europa, under
the presidency of former German Minister of Defense,
Bringing artists from six countries to exhibit and interact together over the
time of three days has been a real feast of inter-cultural life and awareness.
Inter-cultural Concert in cooperation
with the cities of Bayreuth and Prague - April 2011
through words or photographs.
sent to the annual art exhibition of Kulmbach, Germany Art Society
welcomed him as one of few foreign artists. Luckily history in Germany has been
brought into the open and most people do not identify with the acts of the dictator.
Libor Lipa's provocation was left without the intended effect. The case shows, how
backwards, even 20 years after the wall came down, education and international
understanding in some individuals can still be.
FWC has secured art pieces and furniture for
Museum Collegium Bohemicum in Aussig, Czech Republic,
the first museum of German people in the Czech lands
opening of Collegium Bohemicum, the Museum of German People in Bohemia, is one of the
marvellous achievements in breaking a tabu and bringing history back to its people.
| We encourage understanding among the people of our world, and an integration with nature.
Invitation by FWC Founder and President
Dear Visitors to FORUM of WORLD CULTURES,
as more people tend to live in urban centers,
a need for knowledge of each others' cultural
backgrounds becomes more pressing. We
cannot stay "illiterate" when it comes to the
heritage of others.
Knowledge and interest about each other is
fundamental to mutual understanding, both
on a local and global level.
Recent religious and political conflicts have
reminded us of the possible result of a lack
of knowledge about one another.
How we engage:
Our art and historical exhibitions, seminars
and publications present a platform for
individuals from different locales, and draw
attention to their "real life". People often live
far apart from one another - and not just
geographically but in other dimensions
as well. Valuable knowledge gets buried and
wants to be reintroduced to today's society.
Next to the FWC activities which are helping
rescue knowledge for us today -- and for
future generations, we support others who
thrive in the same direction of deepening
a meaningful life as human-beings.
Therefore, through our event revenues and
donations, we support ecologic, educational,
humanitarian projects in Africa and Latin
For example, FWC has collaborated
with the organization PHILANTHROPE, which
World-Green-Lungs's efforts in
tree planting in a devastated Congo-area.
In education, we are gearing up to support
the Mayan educational project
SWAN TINAMIT in Guatemala.
Though having formed only in 2010,
we make a commitment to making
the world a better place.
Thank you for your interest and support.
FORUM of WORLD CULTURES
of work by individuals from lesser-known
Far apart from a market-driven art-scene,
our goal is to draw attention to "real life" in
under-estimated regions. Chosing themes of
local and global meaning, we invite our artists
to interact with people in the host country and
form stabil relationships.
Highest Mayan Ancestral Authority
of Quiché Guatemala visits New York