The International Arts Forum is an annual conference presented by the World Youth Alliance, gathering artists representing a variety of creative disciplines and cultural backgrounds.
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WYA's 2013 International Arts Forum took place Nov. 1-3, and the topic was Art and Beauty; What is beauty? What is the role of beauty in art? Should art always be beautiful? 11 artists presented their work at this international event, representing countries including Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Canada, Philippines, and the United States.
In conversation with guest speakers James Panero, Dino Marcantonio, and Wayne Adams, these artists collaborated to write a statement on the relationship between art and beauty.
To view photos from the event, click here.
World Youth Alliance would like to thank James Panero, Dino Marcantonio, and Wayne Adams, guest speakers at WYA's 2013 International Arts Forum. Their lecture topics can be seen below.
James Panero, Executive Editor of The New Criterion
Dino Marcantonio, co-founder of Marcantonio Architects
Wayne Adams, contemporary visual artist who has exhibited and lectured widely
WYA's 2012 International Arts Forum featured lectures by renowned speakers including poet and philosopher Mark Anthony Signorelli; doctor of contemporary art Mar Morosse; and art and architecture critic Catesby Leigh. The event gathered artists from countries including England, Togo, Kenya, Philippines, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. The forum closed with a private concert hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and performed by the young musicians of World Youth Alliance's Chamber Orchestra. At the conclusion of the event, speakers and artists collaborated to draft a statement capturing the conference's reflections on the relationship between art and the human person. To read this statement, click here.
Watch the video below to meet artists who participated in the 2012 International Arts Forum:
PHOTOS FROM WYA'S 2012 IAF