Platos hulelignelse - Transform

Metodist Church, Cicignons plass
Sunday 4th September, 18.00

Platos’ Cave Allegory – Opening

Presentation of the ‘The Allegory of the Cave’ and a conversation with some of the artists.
Admission: Free. Light refreshments served

An outstanding art project was added to the festival program last year and it proved to be a success. Talented artists from around the world were invited to create paintings related to the subject “Transformation”. Their interpretations shone a light on how wide the definition of a word can get.

In 2022 we’re continuing the project with “Plato’s Allegory of the Cave”, to encourage greater awareness of the diversity of artistic expression.

Plato’s Cave is one of the most important and pertinent allegories in human thought. This allegory stands the test of time and it is as relevant today as it was during the times of Socrates himself.

Socrates describes a group of people who have lived all their lives chained to the wall of a cave facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners’ reality, but are not accurate representations of the real world. The shadows represent the fragment of reality that we can normally perceive through our senses, while the objects under the sun represent the true forms of objects that we can only perceive through reason.

Sara Karimi – Iran

Ali Aljabali – Palestine

Alexander Menukhov – Russia

Mouhamadou Fofana – Senegal

Nitin Prakash Vare – India

Naderson Saint-Pierre – Haiti