Beyond all boundaries
Celebrating Diversity – From leading artists, scientists and representatives of traditions from around the world to students and persons with physical and mental disabilities, the Bimbache openART global initiative, endorsed by UNESCO, connects and integrates the broadest possible range of people interested in the development of sustainable socio-cultural models for a globalized world and intelligent growth. We are an open interdisciplinary platform and encourage your participation in our efforts at bridging divides.
Bimbache openART Festival El Hierro • casArte Artists-in-Residence Program
The Bimbache openART Festival Ensemble, a forum for artistic encounters between representatives of traditional and contemporary cultures from all continents, is available for concerts, festivals and tours and has been invited to EXPO 2008 Zaragoza • EXPO 2012 Yeosu • KLIMAFORUM09 Copenhagen • Cradle-to-Cradle Festival Berlin • New York City • Nanjing World Festival • Hamburg, European Green Capital 2011 and other events around the world.
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How to achieve the impossible.
change the conditions which cause the impossibility
How to achieve the possible.
attempt the impossible
As artists, we believe that aesthetics should not be a means to exclude and polarize, but to include and inspire. In this spirit, the music presented here is performed by musicians hailing from as many different cultural as musical traditions in ever-varying constellations. The substance of the proven meets, mingles and toys with the urgency of the new, the yet illegitimate.
With remarkably little effort, many entrenched divisions are being bridged here: young and old, amateur and master musicians from five continents prove that there indeed is an international language, spoken by all who care enough to not mind the effort to seek what unites us rather than to indulge our competitive instincts, who understand that our mere humanity makes us all the same. – Torsten de Winkel
Due to the ongoing CoViD-19 crisis, our preparations for the 2020 Bimbache openART Festival are on hold until further notice.
Meanwhile, we invite you to enjoy ‘LA SIEMBRA’, a joint video production and meditation on the present extraordinary condition with more than 60 artists living across the Canarian archipelago, a crossroads between continents and cultures for centuries. “We don’t want back what has now collapsed. It’s springtime – time to sow the seeds of a new era”:
For the second half of 2019, the year of our 15th anniversary, we invite you to meet and work with us and our visiting artists in labs and residencies, accompanied by frequent multi-disciplinary events, concerts and presentations.
The first round of events celebrating our 15th anniversary in El Hierro, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Frankfurt, Hamburg and New York City is online.
The program for the upcoming celebrations of our 15th year with BIMBACHE openART is completed!It's been a tough year and quite a few near sleepless nights, but here goes: