Impressions of the 365 exhibitions at 12 July 2015
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Essay by Marta Nagy, Hungary
winner of painting no. 292
Happy Painting For Hope!!!
I had two young people in my home, one -time-students of mine to celebrate this project.
We talked about the painting I won, what we saw in it, our hopes.
We talked about the realisation of future schools where people are thaught about universal connections, values, treasures; get charged in their energies; develope their abilities, creativity, allowing them to live to their potentials; making them feel happy, content.
We recalled people who, in different ways, but led by the same spiritual move, offered so much to the world. And who, by strange response, were more often treated unkindly, tortured, led to madness, assissinated. And nations, ethnicities treated the same way. The 'why' is crying more than the 'what'. There is no chatarsis without naming and acknowledging wrongdoings, before making up for them.
But this is a day to celebrate the good things and Hope. I'd like to add some lines quoted from Ben Okri so beautifully said.
Excerpt from 'Mental Fight' by Ben Okri
Seven/III. No one is a loser
Never again will we stand
On the threshold of a new age.
We that are here now are touched
In some mysterious way
With the ability to change
And make the future.
Those who wake to the wonder
Of this magic moment,
Who wake to the possibilities
Of this charged conjunction,
Are the chosen ones who have chosen
To act, to free the future, to open it up,
To consign prejudices to the past,
To open up the magic casement
Of the human spirit
Onto a more shining world.
Then, a few centuries into the future,
The miseries and the sufferings
Of continents will be the rumours
There will be no famines
No mass starvations
No tolerance of tyranny
And liberty will have a more glorious song.
And then humanity will spend
Time's repletion dreaming of ways
To use the new freedoms and powers
Of the race for higher things,
Much as we find better uses
For electricity or solar energy.
Eight/III Turn on your light
Already I sense the great orchestras
Of humanity, a world symphony,
A world jam, in which the diverse
Genius of the human race-
Its rich tapestry of differences-
Will combine, weave, heighten,
Harmonise all its varied ways
And bring about a universal flowering
In all the vast numbers of disciplines
And among the unnumbered peoples.
Already I can hear this distant music
Of the future,
The magic poetry of time,
The distillation of all our different gifts.
By Ben Okri
AN ANTI-SPELL FOR THE 21st CENTURY 'MENTAL FIGHT', 1999 Phoenix House, Great Britain
Werner Giesser in Luxembourg
winner of painting no. 118:
364 paintings and mine
This is hope, this is a shine
An exhibition on the worldwide web
Many hopes and a further step
How art comes over and to us
A new way, a hopeful, thus
Show your colors, show your words!
Let them fly like hopeful birds!
By Werner Giesser (cc)