From September 20 to 23, a transcendental event for the cultural development of the city was held in Trujillo: the 22nd Edition of the World Art Festival that is organized for the first time in Peru. Last year took place in South Korea under the theme “Peace and Love” and this year is performed here with the theme “The Voice of God.” Two international organizations carry it out: The International Creative Artists Association (ICAA), founded in 1996, and the World Culture Artists Association(WCAA).
There were 63 plastic artists from 29 countries from America, Europe, Africa and Asia: artists from Syria, Lebanon, Oman, South Korea, People’s China and Taiwan, Reunion(one of the overseas departments of France) , Egypt, Austria, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Romania, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Peru, among others.
This event was take place both in Trujillo and Salpo, Otuzco. In both was held an exhibition at the House of Identity but at the same time a Conclave of Artists in which they discuss the themes of their works in relation to the Voice of God. On the 22nd, the artists traveled to Salpo and Cotra where they make a mural in a “pirca” or stone wall. The images pretend to express the intensity of the Voice of God. They leave a manifesto that will point out concepts about the creative freedom of the artist in relation to beauty as a guide. The essential objective is to demonstrate that art unites human beings despite all cultural, religious and political differences. It is a meeting of global friendship, an exchange of the cultural identity of the countries of the world and a reaffirmation of the faith in human values. Subsequently, the exhibition will be held in Lima from the 24th to the 28th of this month.
Press release from Trujillo by : Cristy Cuadra R. Turista and Carlos Cuadra Mercado, professional Peruan artist, Peru Director of ICAA/WCAA
During the event, in Miraflores, a district of the Peru capital Lima, exactly at the Cultural Centre “Ricardo Palma”, was the academic symposium with theme : “What it is like to be an authentic artist in a globalized world” (September 25-26). Tuesday 25 was given the 2nd meeting and conversation of plastic artists, with masters of broad career and graduates of ” Superior School of Fine Arts of Peru ” and Wednesday , September 26, was the meeting and conversation of artists from 27 countries and 59 plastic artists, an important meeting of brotherhood, demonstrating that art has no borders. Of course, as well as some friends and colleagues artists from Peru, South Korea, Poland, France, Serbia, Lithuania and from another 20 countries.
Romania had two representatives at the International Scientific Symposium (see our name near the Romanian flag) at the Peru International Art Festival ICAA 2018 (20-28 September): the poet and writer Florin Dan Prodan , the founder of the literary and artistic group” The Wall of Paper ” in Suceava as well as the visual artist Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu. My presentation at the international academic art seminar was: ” The Icons, sacred images in the contemporary world”. Note: The distance of more than 12,000 km between Romania and Peru has not allowed my travel to Trujillo and Lima due to poor health. As I have already mentioned, my communication, titled “Icons, Sacred Images in the Contemporary World,” was presented on September 26.
Best wishes for all the participants and selected artists at “Peru International Art Festival of ICAA 2018 “, with the theme of the exhibition and symposium “Voice of GOD” as well as to Ms. Bosuk Lee, chairwoman of the World Culture Artists Association, Inc.(WCAA) and president of 21 C International Creative Artists Association(ICAA), as well as a well- known Korean artist.
Romanian artist and historian Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu
Note: This event is hosted by Peru organization, management ICAA & WCAA and supported by the House of Identity Government La Libertad, Trujillo and the rooms of the Municipality of Miraflores, Lima, Peru.
Article by: Claudiu Victor Gheorghiu, Senior Editor at Culture at the Intell News agency as well as at the newspaper Jurnalul Bucurestiului; affiliations: Romanian artist, member of the Association Branch of Religious Plastic Arts and Restoration : AFAPRR (also media adviser of AFAPRR Steering Committee) of UAP from Romania: Romanian Fine Arts Union and Visarta, The Romanian Visual Arts Copyright Collecting Society, September 27, 2018