DEBATE AT THE THÉÂTRE DU ROND-POINT ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2011: “CAN ART SAVE LOVE?”

Monday 12 September 2011
Round Table
Round Table "In search of the lost intensity" © Fabienne Delafraye
Round Table
Round Table "Art and love at the center of politics" © Fabienne Delafraye
Round Table
Round Table "Report to the impossible" © Fabienne Delafraye
Matthias Leridon - MC Solaar © Fabienne Delafraye
Matthias Leridon - MC Solaar © Fabienne Delafraye
AAD / Modern Action Forum
AAD / Modern Action Forum

On Monday September 12, 2011 at 7:30pm, African Artists for Development and the Modernity Action Forum held an “On/Off” debate at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris where artists, poets, dancers and creators of modernity tried to answer the question : 

Can art save love?

Everything with a form is doomed to disappear,” says a Buddhist proverb. We consume forms more than ever: creation of intangible values, continuous interweaving of social ties. Aesthetics are becoming the matrix of economic intermediation and intercultural mixing. In the era of a new modernity, where people are often overwhelmed by their creatures, artefacts, tools, technical objects and technologies, art and artists face new questions. Can we escape the succession of trends and re-institute the permanence of the Beautiful? Do modern art forms and trends lead or follow? How can the energy of love and creativity become shared renewable energy? Is the sense of love the essence of art ?