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    Forum World Cultures is in agreement with and supports
       the message of the Mayan Elders to the World

   























    Charta 77 and Vaclav Havel
    a historic-political exhibition
    in Bayreuth, Germany    
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     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.


    Exhibition in co-operation with
    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
      
     The three-day tour through Prague introduced the international attendees to the city's art and architecture.
       in conjunction with the German-Italian Association





      

     





      

    
  Exhibition of Czech Masters of Art
    in Bayreuth, Germany


      This showing of well-known Czech artists, such as sculptor Olbrám Zoubek, glass artist Vlastislav Janáček 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.

      Sales of the art work supported World Green Lungs and the reforestation of the African rain forest.
     The exhibition has been organized in cooperation with the Czech-German Association DTG of Bayreuth.






















   




      
6th International Contemporary Art
      
Plassenburg, Kulmbach, Germany


      Exhibition showing art from six European countries. 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,
     Karl Theodor Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg.

     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.


    Press:
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     Concert in cooperation of sister cities Bayreuth and Prague - April 2011

       A performance of the symphonic wind orchestra Symphonisches Bläserorchester in Prague:

       Many of the visitors had not been to a concert by German musicians in decades - the coming-
      together of two nations through this concert and the positive reactions can hardly be described
      through words or photographs.



   FWC has secured art pieces and furniture for the first museum of German people in
   the Czech lands - Museum Collegium Bohemicum in Aussig, Czech Republic


     At the end of WW II Czechoslovakia (for obvious but controversial reasons) kicked out thousands
    of Germans from Czech areas, that these people had inhabited for hundreds of years, this year's
    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.



     Czech artist Libor Lipa, for the annual art exhibition of Kulmbach, Germany Art Society

       This turned out to be a problematic act, since the artist had decided to make
      himself known by sending a drawing of Hitler to this show, that had invited and
      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.



  
  
Project preview for 2014:
        
     - Art Exhibition, Speinshart Monastery Germany    
     - Collaboration with "Latin American Women Writers"
     - COMENIUS
Educational Seminar, Prague 2013
     - "Bridges" -
Photo-calender, featuring international literature together with photographs by Geo Ksandr
    FORUM of WORLD CULTURES is engaged in supporting mutual understanding among the people of our world.
    We believe, the peace process is one to be created. We do politics in an unpolitical way. Through the organization
    of multilateral exhibitions, concerts, historical talks and seminars we engage a one-to-one communication between
    individuals of multiple cultures.  FWC co-operates with partners who share our ideals to support humanitarian causes.
    Forum of World Cultures


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Invitation by FWC Founder and President
Gabriela Jurosz-Land
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Dear Visitors to FORUM of
WORLD CULTURES.

Our organization aims to create
communication between people
of a variety of national
backgrounds.
U
nder the notion of "Knowledge
connects people
" we emphasize
on introducing cultural and
historical content
to individuals from diverse
cultures. We also focus on
perspectives which are
threatened to be forgotten.
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 the
possible result of a lack of
knowledge about one another.
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 the
dimension of time. Valuable
knowledge gets buried and begs
to be reintroduced to today's
society.

You can find many examples in
the FWC activities which are
helping rescue knowledge for us
today -- and for future
generations. Another activity is to
support
humanitarian projects, in
Africa and other parts of the
world.
For example, through a fruitful
collaboration with the
organization PHILANTHROPE,
which represents UNESCO-
project  
World-Green-Culture's,
effort in tree planting in a
devastated Congo-area.

Other educational projects shall
be supported in the future.
Though having formed only
recently in 2010, we make a
commitment to making the world
a better place.