On June 20, 2020 – the summer/winter solstice –the nonprofit organization TransCultural Exchange invites art lovers on a (virtual) voyage around the world. TransCulturalExchange
Live Streaming of the launch will take place 11:00 – noon EST (UTC -4) on TransCultural Exchange’s Facebook page: TransCulturalExchange
Artist Dana Moser will be representing Massachusetts. He is a professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in the Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM), and has shown his work at AMP Gallery, along with other national and international art spaces. Moser earned an MFA from MassArt, and a BFA from Central State University, Edmond, OK. In 2019 he was awarded a Berlin Sessions Residency.
Rationale: The COVID-19 coronavirus seems to have brought a necessary slowdown, if not a downright halt to artistic and cultural gatherings, exchanges and cross-border productions.
Although we believe - and know from experience - that face-to-face interactions are the best way to experience artworks and encourage collaboration, for the moment we recognize that our usual approaches would be inappropriate. Therefore, we are proposing an alternative. Inspired by singers singing from the balconies in Italy, TransCultural Exchange is proposing a virtual, global art project with the aim of continuing to encourage international exchange among artists, showcasing works to new audiences and fostering dialog among peoples of different cultures - without anyone having to leave their homes.
Please join us in this simple, but powerful gesture of global solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic, a greeting to/from our colleagues around the world. The project is open to both artists (of all disciplines) and any venue (museum, gallery, book store, radio station, café, cultural center, community organization – in essence, any place with a website) wishing to express support of Hello World’s mission.