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. SI-LA-GI silagiart at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 27 23:49:11 CEST 2010

U.S. Recruits a League of Artist Diplomats                                    
the past, the United States has sent artworks abroad to leverage its
soft power. Most famously sending Abstract Expressionist paintings to
Soviet-threatened Europe as a symbol of American freedom during the
Cold War. Now, instead of dispatching art, the State Department has
announced that it will launch the artists themselves. The State
Department has allotted $1 million for a new cultural diplomacy pilot
program called smART Power, which will ship visual artists abroad to
create public projects in 15 foreign countries over the next two years.
(Art Info, October 26, 2010)


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