Auroville Art Service (AAS)
Auroville wants to be a new creation, expressing a New Consciousness in a new way according to new methods. Consciousness was the keyword the Mother had for Auroville. To live in Auroville is to generate an active field where this new consciousness can create a new life, and with it, a new culture based on unity and beauty that the consciousness brings.
2011 an Integral Sustainability Platform was conceived in Auroville with the
aim of enhancing collaborative planning.
Following the discussions on ‘Culture’, a group of Aurovilians have been meeting
regularly with the purpose of initiating a service for artists called
AV Art Service. Recognising the importance of art and culture for the
development of Auroville, the vision of the group is that art in Auroville
will evolve “as expressions and means of the truth of the spirit and the beauty
and delight of human existence” (Sri Aurobindo). Towards this aim, AV Art Service
(AAS) has several plans:
- To be an arena for events that bring together a gathering of different peoples;
- To foster unity between people through artistic means;
- To nourish individual experiments and group efforts;
- To create platforms for artistic research, creation and administration.
priority for AAS’s will be to facilitate and coordinate services that artists
in Auroville feel are required. For example, artists have expressed the need
for information gathering and sharing. Another focus of AVArtService is the
generation of funds for the development of arts and culture in Auroville.
feels it is time to integrate the artistic dimension not only in education and
culture, but also in the building and planning of the city.
(Marco, Renu, Pushkar, Ramesh, Krishna, Christine, Nina)
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