Art comes to Davos

January 25, 2011

Davos is not just about the global economy and corporates: there are a plenty of cultural programmes — especially on Friday — which would take the minds of CEOs and politicians away from their immediate economic concerns and invite them to the creative world.

For example, a session called “Art Walk” offers a guided introduction to contemporary Indian art, led by the curators of the art exhibition in the Congress Centre, and explores the social consciousness behind several additional artworks.

An interactive session on “Art and the Natural World” focuses on how artists inspire others to cherish and respect the natural world. Participants are also invited to a private “spin painting” session at lunchtime with Damien Hirst as part of a philanthropic roundtable.

Computer programmer Zachary Lieberman shares insight into technology that enables disabled artists to create art with their eyes instead of their hands in his “Visionary Art” session in the afternoon.

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