Global Citizen Art Project


Art Project about Globalisation


The opening of the Global Citizen Project exhibition with Michael Gorbachev and Xenia Marita Riebe - 28 June 2007

Primary subject of the „Global Citizen Project“ is globalisation, most of all the effects of various aspects of this new rapid development. Globalisation substantially changes our lives. It’s already obvious that cultural diversity grown over milleniums will gradually merge with an almost uniform global culture.
Through this project the artist attempts to transform global society in its cultural variety by means of art. Thus the artist has formed 200 small lean figures (30cm) from material derived from national newspapers from all over the world, each figure representing one nation.
This project is the result of Xenia Marita's dealing with cultural and political topics in the course of the development of globalisation during the the last years.
The artist's work will mainly focus on
children - are they the first to lose?
languages - how many languages will be threatened with extinction because of a few all dominant global languages?
scripts - will the diversity of numerous different scipts reduced to some globally used ones and will many of them disappear?
modern communication technologies - has the rapid development of globalisation only become possible by the increasing use of modern communication technologies?
The Global Citizen Art Project should cause the viewer to contemplate and reflect on these topics.
A book on the subject has also been published. The book contains numerous pictures of single figures each representing one nation as well as groups such as continents and political organisations e.g. OSCE, ASEAN. The accompanying text (English and German) focusses on the main topic globalisation and its various aspects.

photo by Giulio Coscia - Blue Blog - Xenia Marita Riebe - Reisen durch Natur und Kultur -

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