摘要Message by Audrey Azoulay for World Art Day 2024

World Art Day 2024

Message from Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the Occasion of World Art Day文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/15367.html



15 April 2024文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/15367.html



As the German artist Paul Klee said, “art does not reproduce the visible, but makes it visible”.  Art, in all its forms, gives us a different way of seeing, hearing and understanding the world.文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/15367.html


正如德国艺术家保罗·克利(Paul Klee)所说:“艺术并不再现可见物,而是让事物变得可见。”艺术具有多种多样的形式,引领我们以不同的方式去凝视、去聆听、去体认这个世界。文章源自英文巴士-https://www.en84.com/15367.html


It is for this reason that on World Art Day (WAD) 2024 we wish to celebrate the arts in all their diversity and remind people of the importance of the arts in building peaceful societies. This is also one way in which UNESCO, the United Nations agency for art and artists, supports the arts.




First and foremost, at UNESCO, we promote education about the arts and education by means of the arts, enabling students to develop emotional intelligence, creativity and critical thinking and to learn to value otherness from an early age. Thus, this past February in Abu Dhabi, UNESCO’s Member States adopted the new Framework for Culture and Arts Education, with a view to making it central to teaching methods.




Our Organization is also working to make the arts central to cities and to the development of societies, notably through the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, which consists of 350 creative cities, 55 of which joined the network last year. These cities, in over 100 countries, undertake to promote culture and art in all their forms: handicrafts and folk art, digital arts, design, film, gastronomy, literature and music.




Supporting the arts also means recognizing the diverse artistic expressions which enrich humanity, as demonstrated by the 730 cultural elements, in 145 countries, which are on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In 2023, 55 new elements were added to the Representative List. UNESCO will help to safeguard and pass them on to future generations to enable their renewal and reinvention.




This is why it is so important to protect art under all circumstances, especially in emergencies. This principle is at the core of the UNESCO-Aschberg Programme for Artists and Cultural Professionals, which is intended to protect the status and livelihoods of artists and cultural professionals. We raised this very issue at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 9 April, and we will be raising it again at the Venice Biennale on 18 and 19 April through the dedicated pavilion we are setting up there with the Finnish NGO Artists at Risk.




We also work to protect heritage and works of art in times of conflict. This is a long-standing commitment, which we will be celebrating this May in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, on the 70th anniversary of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1954).




On World Art Day 2024, UNESCO is thus calling on us all to unite around art, just as we are invited to do by the tapestry Airplanes and Angels by Romanian artist Mircea Cantor. Last October, this piece was added to Headquarters’ collection of works by the greatest artists of the twentieth century. Because at UNESCO, aware of the value of art, we have a vast collection of works – over 1,800 pieces – inviting us to go on an ever-renewed journey beyond time and place.


值此世界日,教科文组织呼吁大家齐聚艺术周围,正如罗马尼亚艺术家米尔恰·坎特尔(Mircea Cantor)的挂毯《飞机与天使》所寓意的那样——该作品去年10月被纳入本组织总部所收藏的20世纪最伟大的现代艺术家作品系列。因为在教科文组织,我们深谙艺术的价值,而此间拥有的1800多件艺术作品收藏,时时邀请我们踏上超越时空且不断更新之旅。

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