Are art and creativity standing at the root of development? The creators of Images Festival, a celebration of contemporary art from developing countries, believe they are.
This Friday 3 cities in Denmark Aarhus, Aalborg and Copenhagen have been hosting the inauguration of Images festival which will last till next Friday. The festival which exist since 1991 aims at creating a comprehensive and multifaceted understanding of developing countries going beyond the images of war, conflict and hunger. This year’s theme OCCUPY UTOPIA was chosen to reflect the belief that talent art and creativity can challenge what exists and engender new visions and dreams.
The organizers have invited 347 artists from 44 different countries to Denmark. In the program we can find exhibitions, series of lectures and debates, movie screenings and concerts.
The opening night in Copenhagen gathered crowds wanting to listen to Emanuel Jar, a former child soldier from Sudan, rapping about his past and Amadou and Mariam a famous duo from Mali, whose unique ethnical sound earned them a and Grammy nominee in 2005
The program of the festival can be found here.