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THE NATURE OF VALUE INTERLINKING POLITICS, DIPLOMACY, BUSINESS & FINANCE ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY, CULTURAL DIPLOMACY & HEALTH DIPLOMATIC WORLD IS A QUARTERLY EDITION OF PUNCH MEDIA GROUP Address: Beiaardlaan 25 1850 Grimbergen I Belgium T +32 2 770 03 06 www.diplomatic-world.com PUBLISHER Barbara Dietrich barbara.dietrich@diplomatic-world.com PRESIDENT ir. Marc Kintaert CEO Barbara Dietrich CONTRIBUTORS Bruno Devos I Philippe Billiet I Marc Kintaert Pierre-Emmanuel Thomann I Pick Keobandith Alexander Shulgin I Dorin Deelen I Freddy Opsomer Alexander Alles I Jan Cornelis I Els Merckx Barbara Dietrich I Brita Achberger I Stefanie De Jonge Sylvie Van Cutsem I Lorenz Kintaert I Lejton Vokshi Liberta Vokshi I Maarten Vermeir I Ulrike Haen ADVERTISING redaction@diplomatic-world.com DESIGN & LAYOUT Stockmans I Bruno Devos I Wouter Van der Wangen PRODUCTION Stockmans I www.stockmans.be PRINTING Stockmans at Antilope De Bie Printing SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE redaction@diplomatic-world.com I T +32 2 770 03 06 ISBN 2995-3655 The texts were written in English or Dutch and translated in the other language. Some expressions can change by the translation. To safeguard the language and tone of all authors, the author’s initial choice of spelling has been maintained as much as possible. The editorial staff has done its utmost to identify and mention sources and beneficiaries of the text and images used. The publisher has made every effort to secure permission to reproduce the listed material, illustrations and photographs. We apologize for any inadvert errors or omissions. Parties who nevertheless believe they can claim specific legal rights are invited to contact the publisher. Opinions in this magazine belong to the writers and are not necessarily endorsed by Diplomatic World. All rights reserved. No parts of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the artist and publisher. ©2018 Diplomatic World Magazine As the Europe 2025 strategy makes clear, to overcome the current crisis we need to stimulate a more creative and smarter Europe, a greener economy, where our prosperity will come from research, innovation, creativity and a better (mental) health. Science is a basis for a better future and the bedrock of a knowledge-based society and a strong economy, but if we talk about science we must also talk about art simply because art predates science (i.e. the prehistoric cave drawings in Lascaux). Both science and art propose models of the world that, when refracted through the medium of technology, can reveal amazing new vistas. We are now entering a new world where art, science and technology collide. This new vista will be an open door to the unimaginable. Knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing. Types of values include ethical and moral values, doctrinal and ideological (religious, political) values, social values, aesthetic values, cultural and economic values, the value of time, et.al. Thinking about the “Nature of Value” raises more questions than answers. Is value solely based on the relationship between satisfying needs and expectations and the resources required to achieve? Maybe all forms of value are socially constructed? Value seems to be a hybrid, something hovering between the real and the virtual, the actual and potential, it’s objective and subjective at the same time. Value and economy, and the role that art can play therein, is the nexus of the exhibition proposition. In the aftermath of the global economic crisis increasingly urgent questions arise that are related to neoliberal values seeping into almost every aspect of our lives. In addition to the known financial and economic criteria, can we articulate different ideas about the concept of value? What are other possible forms of (economic) exchange? And what do these alternatives mean for how value manifests itself? Art and Culture Art and culture reinforce divergent thinking, playfulness, taking risk, tolerating ambiguity, art surprises us, it tells us something about ourself and what we are/where doing at a particular time. Art has the ability to provoke us, poke us, to say things that a normal citizen or politician can’t say and it helps us not to be afraid to fail, if you try to think outof-the-box. The arts help us to converse across countries, political lines, language barriers; it unifies. Nevertheless, the public value of the arts has been a topic of debate since the culture wars of the early 1990s. Today’s prevailing view is that the arts have public value because they promote broad social and economic goals, such as economic growth and better academic performance. These benefits are called “instrumental” because the arts are seen as an instrument for achieving them. The intrinsic benefits of the arts experience, such as aesthetic pleasure and captivation, are viewed as having strictly private — some of them also contribute to the public welfare — and personal value. They are primarily qualitative and thus less amenable than the instrumental benefits to the increasingly results-oriented, quantitative approach that characterizes public policy analysis. As individuals we mainly participate in the arts for the intrinsic benefits of the art or cultural experience, not to improve our test scores or to stimulate our economy but rather to create meaning, to be stimulated, to be surprised or inspired. On the other hand; the value derived from an appreciation of intrinsic characteristics of art is not to be deemed as strictly individual, as they can indeed contribute to the creation of social bonds and the expression of communal meaning. Barbara Dietrich 1

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