THE ARTISTS’ THINK TANK
“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows
himself to be a fool.”
~William Shakespeare, As You Like It.
The Czech Center in New York presents The Artists’ Think Tank, a multi-sensory experience utilizing the many layers of the arts to create a catalyst for addressing hot topics that continue to sizzle in society. The Artists’ Think Tank will incorporate the aspects of the five senses to stimulate and uncover new awakenings.
The approach serves to draw new discoveries, for example, by combining the visual experience of film screenings and exhibitions, with the auditory nuances of exquisite concerts, and the gustatory delicacies of culinary cuisine. Utilizing this fusion of the arts, the Czech Center awakens the inner soul and initiates discussions from the outsider’s perspective, the expert, and the everyday person in order to push boundaries and create a window of discovery.
Humor also is an asset for breaking down barriers. The arts can serve as a muse of inspiration, cognitive connections, a place of intersection for serendipity and synergy. Through the stimulation of the senses, we unravel “ah-ha” moments and expand our understanding –driving us to see beyond our own blind sight.
The Czech Center New York is dedicated to strengthening the cultural ties between the Czech Republic and the United States. It presents events that feed into and complement the multi-cultural fabric of New York City providing material for a continuous dialogue between two distinct yet historically connected and kindred nations. It brings in not only artists but also academics to introduce Czech culture to an American audience in the hope that lasting partnerships will be formed and lead to continued cultural, educational and academic exchanges.
Photo: Marián Beneš