Plexus International: Background and Context
Culture Lab maintains a close relationship with PLEXUS International, acting as the Australian node of operations. Check out more context for PLEXUS projects.(Project last updated 23 December 2003)
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WHAT IS PLEXUS INTERNATIONAL?
POINTS OF ENTRY AND DEPARTURE
Triangle of Art 2002 (Goree, Dakar, Senegal)
Triangle of Art 2004 (Australia, New York, Dakar-Goree)
Plexus International started its activities in 1982 in New York City.
In order to survive, departed from the Lower East Side art community of New York in 1984 to defend freedom, against art slavery, any forms of human exploitation, old and new, against all violences, wars, poverty, and hunger, to promote all arts as resources for an equitable sustainable development of the living planet, with peace, mutual understanding and respect for nature and human rights for all.
Over the years Plexus events have built one upon the other. Each event takes place in its own present but it is made up of past concepts and activities while it projects its own various parts into the future activities of Plexus.
It is difficult to label Plexus or group activities under existing art categories, especially because Plexus intentionally resists to definitions.
Plexus has realized projects in Dakar, Rome, Sardinia, Sidney, Amsterdam, Atlanta, and New York, many international experimental art events, called " Plexus Art Operas and Art Co-Operas", in which more 1000 artists and scientists, from different art fields and cultures, interacted together in the first person.
In direction to The Door of No Return of the House of the Slaves in the Gorée Island, Dakar, Senegal, Africa, today under the dramatic risk of the sea erosion and symbol of the urgent need to save our world univeral cultural heritage, Plexus International is realizing an art journey.
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