Art reflects the spirit of the times. It is a part of the present, but it also looks to the future and helps to shape it. It reports upon the fate of mankind.
The arts have always had the power to challenge, transform and subvert. Drawn to the vison of Initiatives of Change artists of all disciplines have been inspired by Lennart Segestrale’s concept of “art that is dangerous to evil”.
From its early days Initiatives of Change has harnessed the arts to promote personal and social transformation. Plays, films, songs and visual arts have carried messages of inspiration, hope, peace and change.
When the Caux Palace was bought in 1946 one major renovation was to transform the ballroom into a 380 seater theatre. Plays and musical shows were created here which toured the world. Artists from across the globe were welcomed to showcase their work.
Many of these artists are preparing events through this year to celebrate 75 Years of Encounters at Caux. The first will be on May 29th, close to the date when the Caux Palace was purchased in 1946.
Inspired by the Segestrale fresco in Caux and the song “Water for a thirsty land” by Kathleen Johnson, the motif for the arts events is water - water as the source of life, water that refreshes the spirit.
We invite you to join us on the journey and discover how the artists have interpreted this concept.
Stay tuned and watch this space for upcoming events!
Photo top: Adrien Giovannelli