One Art One Earth
Maldives Promotion House – Maldivian artists will joining an exhibition of artists from Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Sri Lanka, officially opens to the public on 23rd July at the Diamonds La Gemma dell’Est resort. This unique event marks the launch of the Spherique Indian Ocean Art Project, an ambitious initiative that plans to involve all 26 countries from around the Indian Ocean by 2015 and organise travelling exhibitions which will culminate in a final event in Malé, in the Maldives.
The mastermind behind the project, Carlo Cipolini is a Swiss entrepreneur who fell in love with the stunning landscapes and fascinating cultures that illuminate these countries including Maldives. As a connoisseur of the local art, Carlo Cipolini was inspired to pioneer a project that could showcase the talent of artists from this part of the world and create a new art movement featuring a melting pot of different ideas, styles, concepts and cultures. The Spherique Indian Ocean Art Project focuses on promoting every form of artistic expression, from painting to design, to illustrate the local artists’ originality and virtuosity.
The aim is to offer artists from around the Indian Ocean a chance to meet each other, exchange ideas and compare experiences, while also benefiting from an important commercial opportunity. The exhibitions will be held in some these countries’ most beautiful venues and will attract visitors from all over the world.
A large event is planned afterwards to celebrate the project’s work and will be attended by people from the political, cultural and social worlds of all the countries involved. The exhibition in Zanzibar was preceded by one in Malindi, Kenya, in January and is open to the public until 23rd September 2011.