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Description: THE TRIANGLE PROJECT
The Triangle Project is a cross cultural international art project that will take place in Copenhagen, New York and Istanbul.
The first stop of the project will take place During the Istanbul Biennial September 2007 (http://www.iksv.org/bienal/english/bienal.asp?cid=3&ms=1|1).
There will also be several pre-event parties in Copenhagen during the summer to promote the concept along with creating interaction between the artists and the collaborating partners.
Denmark has the potential to set an example for sustainable cultural exchange, cross cultural interaction and communication to the rest of the world. The National Triangle Project is a project building bridges of culture between Copenhagen, New York and Istanbul. The Danish Cultural Ministry is launching a large project creating opportunity for Danish artists to go to New York and broaden their minds, while Istanbul is the city in the future Europe amongts other progressive developments will be European Cultural City 2010.
Going back 1000 years, Istanbul (Miklagaard -The Great City) was the place the Danish vikings travelled to for inspiration and satisfaction of their need for something else than what Denmark had to offer. For the last couple of decades New York City has had the same role, not only for Danes but for all creative people worldwide wanting to expand their horizons.
The project is as much a vehicle for interaction, integration and communication as it is a platform for cultural exchange and launching pad for Danish, Turkish and American artists into a future of new friendships and collaborations in between each others cultural and artistic scenes.
Some other simple facts are that Denmark needs to make a mark in both America and the Middle East as a country of progressive new thoughts and initialize cultural understanding and acceptance between East and West.
This is also underlined by the fact that the Danish Cultural Institute is planning to open a Institute in Istanbul and this project will be a way to lay the grounds for theses plans.