- making, acting and viewing art -
creates meaning, interaction and connection
through transnational cultures
'Mankind - is the intended architect of our common civilization.
We build its foundation and values based on our inviolable dignity
- not by military weapons.'
- K Bender -
Art and Culture International Relations
Art and International Relations
“Excuses have absolutely no place in art, mere intentions do not count for anything, the artist has to listen to his instinct all the time, with the result that art is most real thing there is, the most austere school of life, and the true Last Judgement.” (e-ir.info, 2019)
"Institute for Cultural Diplomacy inc. (USA)
Founded in 1999 in the USA, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy inc (ICD) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in the USA and in Berlin (since 2003).
The ICD understands that in an increasingly globalized world, in which people are able to travel and exchange information faster than ever before, the globe is becoming more integrated and there is a growing interdependency between nations, communities and individuals.
As a result, successful intercultural interaction will undoubtedly become a major challenge for international relations in the 21st century.
In this regard, the ICD believes that inter- and intra-cultural relations can be strengthened and maintained through constant and on-going dialogue and exchange. These, in turn, lead to a better understanding and greater trust between nations and communities, prevent misunderstanding, improve communication and cooperation and help to reduce the likelihood of socio-cultural conflicts and disputes." (Cultural Diplomacy.org, 2019)
Video: Institute for Cultural Diplomacy - Brian Cowen (Former Prime Minister of Ireland)
Video: The President, (Obama) the Taoiseach, and the Shamrocks
Heritage & Future
Each part of each piece of art is created by Award-winning artist Bender. Creation continues passionately with new discoveries every day, with the ambition and aspiration of the history and culture of Swedish soil and roots of the name that can be traced to the 1883, - for the future.
I choose to focus my attention in whatever direction calls me to create my best day!
Sherri Bishop - Lecturer in Musical Studies