Hello World, An Art Affair Around the Globe

ACT at MIT

ACT is proud to be a host site for Hello World, a new international project presented by the TransCultural Exchange.

Live Streaming of the launch will take place 11:00 – noon EST (UTC -4)
On TransCultural Exchange’s Facebook page

With the mere click of a mouse, travelers can visit paintings, music, dances, films, and installations by contemporary artists working in Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Japan, Norway, Spain, Germany, Morocco, Peru, Poland, Senegal, Turkey, and Zambia with countless stops along the way. They can collaborate with art projects from Kyrgyzstan, the UK, US, Brazil and more. The choices are myriad; hundreds of artists and cultural venues from over 70 countries make up the tour.

Statement from the TransCultural Exchange: 
The COVID-19 coronavirus seems to have brought a necessary slowdown, if not a downright halt to artistic and cultural gatherings, exchanges and cross-border productions.

Although we believe – and know from experience – that face-to-face interactions are the best way to experience artworks and encourage collaboration, for the moment we recognize that our usual approaches would be inappropriate. Therefore, we are proposing an alternative. Inspired by singers singing from the balconies in Italy, TransCultural Exchange is proposing a virtual, global art project with the aim of continuing to encourage international exchange among artists, showcasing works to new audiences and fostering dialog among peoples of different cultures – without anyone having to leave their homes.

Please join us in this simple, but powerful gesture of global solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic, a greeting to/from our colleagues around the world. The project is open to both artists (of all disciplines) and any venue (museum, gallery, book store, radio station, café, cultural center, community organization – in essence, any place with a website) wishing to express support of 
Hello World’s mission.

Gallery of projects

List of participating venues

List of participating artists