Klaus IohannisH.E. Klaus Werner Iohannis

Intercontinental Online Art Exhibition
”UNITED NATIONS – symbol of life, freedom & happiness”, 2020-2021

Event dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

"... I would like to congratulate the "Inter-Art" Foundation for the accomplishment of this project, whose composing works create an original expression of modern art. Art has always been the universal language that brought people together, beyond space and time."

H.E. Klaus Werner Iohannis
President of Romania
Sergiu NistorSergiu Nistor

Expo Cultural Diversities
Los Angeles, USA, November 27th 2023

"The exhibition “Cultural Diversity” is held under the patronage of the President of Romania, who wishes to emphasize the importance of protecting and presenting the cultural diversity of the country, as well as its significance for Romania’s contribution to the European peace project. The Inter-Art Foundation is characterized by a long-standing and solid effort to present works of visual art as an expression of the identity of the national minorities in Romania, both to national and European audiences and to people overseas. In Aiud, a multicultural Transylvanian community, a fruitful creative camp has been held for 27 years, bringing together visual artists who, through their origins and work, represent Romania’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Their works conveyed a message of the viability of intercultural dialogue, as seen in Geneva, New York, and now Los Angeles - important as ever in a time marked by confrontations based on hate speech, xenophobia, and racism."

Prof. Sergiu Nistor, Arch., PhD
Presidential Adviser for Culture, Religions and National Minorities
Lucia SavaLucia Sava

Expo Cultural Diversities
Los Angeles, USA, November 27th 2023

"The Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles has the pleasure to host an exceptional exhibition of contemporary art highlighting cultural diversity, an event organized in collaboration with the “Inter-Art” Aiud Foundation and under the High Patronage of the President of Romania, H.E. Klaus Werner Iohannis. The exhibition “Cultural diversities”, conceived around an interethnic approach, promotes inclusion, respect and appreciation for the richness and uniqueness of each culture. It helps to break down stereotypes and build bridges between different communities."

Lucia Sava
Consul General of Romania in Los Angeles
Aiud Municipality

Expo Cultural Diversities
Los Angeles, USA, November 27th 2023

"The “Cultural diversities” exhibition is a true symbol of mutual understanding and respect. We are glad that this idea born in the municipality of Aiud and transposed into reality by the “Inter-Art” Foundation Aiud and received the High Patronage of the President of Romania - a true guarantee of quality of the exhibited works of art. Congratulations to the “Inter-Art Foundation” Aiud!"

Iulia Adriana Oana Badea, Mayor of Aiud Municipality
Lőrincz Helga, Deputy Mayor of Aiud Municipality
Sergiu NistorSergiu Nistor

25 years of Inter-Art
Aiud, August 2023

"In its 25 years of existence, the Inter-Art Foundation from Aiud has been a promoter of dialogue between creators, as well as between artists and art lovers. Moreover, the foundation has built a very valuable communication platform between Romanian artists representing all ethnic groups in Romania, as well as between Romanian and foreign artists, testimony in this sense being the 24 editions of the international artcamp and the two editions of the interethnic camp of contemporary art organized in Aiud (2016, 2018). The diversity of artistic expressions is actively supported and promoted by Inter-Art on the occasion of all organized events."

Mr. Sergiu Nistor
Presidential Adviser,
Department of Culture, Religion and Centenary
Presidential Administration
Laczikó Enikő Katalin

25 years of Inter-Art
Aiud, August 2023

"7 years of collaboration embracing a variety of common projects as art camps, national and international exhibitions as well as online exhibition have led to a fruitful and strong partnership based on common ideas regarding the role of culture and art as the most efficient ambassador in promoting diversity. Culture represents knowledge, and above all, recognition of our own values, because the concept of culture only makes sense in the wider context of the interaction among people. It is not enough to think of culture as an accumulation of values throughout time, culture is an act of defining identity, of belonging to humanity - is an open window, a bridge to universal civilization."

LACZIKO Enikő Katalin
State Secretary
Department for Interethnic Relations General Secretariat
of the Government
Sergiu NistorSergiu Nistor

Interethnic Camp of Contenporary Art
Aiud, June 2018

"Artistic creation mirrors cultural and ethnic diversity in an ideal way. Art offers the best chance for encounters between artists and art-lovers alike. Thus, art provides the opportunity to experience different ways of seeing the world we live in. These are the reasons for which the President of Romania has granted his High Patronage to the Interethnic Camp of Contemporary Art, organized by the Aiud Inter-Art Foundation. The President appreciates this bond between people, based on values and on the principles of dialogue and tolerance, in the spirit of unity in diversity "

Mr. Sergiu Nistor
Presidential Adviser,
Department of Culture, Religion and Centenary
Presidential Administration
Aledin Amet

Interethnic Camp of Contemporary Art
Aiud, 5-15 October, 2016

"...we are honored by the fact we are able to continue, through this event, an active and fruitful partnership with the Inter–Art Foundation from Aiud, an NGO that is spreading all over the world the same message that our institution is promoting: a message of reciprocal respect between ethnic groups, of understanding and collaboration for our common progress."

Aledin Amet
Secretary of State,
Department for Interethnic Relations General Secretariat of the Government
Radu Boroianu

Expo "Inter-Art 20 years"
National Library of Romania, Bucharest, 29 of June, 2016

"...Inter-Art, 20 years of existence! Fabulous! They are already amongst the mature initiatives and they have not lost the enthusiasm of the beginning. They added experience and results."

Radu Boroianu
President of the Romanian Cultural Institute
Lazăr Comănescu

Expo United Nations New York
Palace of Parliament, Bucharest, 19 of May 2016

"... The Inter-Art international Exhibition „Art – a space for intercultural dialogue” illustrates, in an outstanding manner the significance of the World Day for Cultural Dialogue and Development, which we are celebrating on this occasion."

Lazăr Comănescu
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Dr. Ion Jinga

Expo United Nations New York
United Nations Headquarters, New York, December 8th, 2015

"...Recognizing the efforts of the international artists, who embarked enthusiastically in the project proposed by Inter-Art, I invite the public to discover how the artistic vision meets the UN agenda."

Dr. Ion Jinga
Ambassador,
Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations
Bogdan Aurescu

Expo United Nations New York
United Nations Headquarters, New York, December 8th, 2015

"...The international Inter-Art Exhibition "Towards Progress in the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Climate Change Issues" calls for celebrating these endeavours of paramount importance for all our nations - including for my own country, Romania - through art."

Bogdan Aurescu
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania
Radu Boroianu

Expo United Nations New York
United Nations Headquarters, New York, December 8th, 2015

"...I am fascinated by the success of the Inter-Art Foundation from Aiud and with my colleagues from the Romanian Cultural Institute we support this senseful selection with artistic value dedicated to the feelings and sustainable thoughts for preserving the planet on which extension the life must and it's reqiured to be able to vibrate quietly, comfortable, healthy, and upright as many centuries as possible."

Radu Boroianu
President of the Romanian Cultural Institute
Laczikó Enikő Katalin

Expo United Nations New York
United Nations Headquarters, New York, December 8th, 2015

"... Because the Inter-Art Foundation develops interethnic and intercultural programs that promote these ideas and bring significant contribution both to the contemporary art in Romania and at international level and to strengthening interethnic relations, the Department strongly supports the program International Art Exhibition “Toward Progress in the Framework of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Climatic Changes Issues”, to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, December 8 – 15, 2015."

Laczikó Enikő Katalin
Secretary of State,
Department for Interethnic Relations General Secretariat of the Government
Mihai Horaţiu Josan

Expo United Nations New York
United Nations Headquarters, New York, December 8th, 2015

"... The exhibition we will open in New York and through which we celebrate 60 years since Romania has the honor to be member state of the United Nations, it is a continuation of the similar event which the well known Inter-Art Foundation from Aiud organized this spring in Geneva."

Mihai Horaţiu Josan
Mayor of Aiud Municipality, Romania
Bogdan Aurescu

Expo "Intercultural Links"
Palais des Nations, Geneva, 23 March 2015

...This year, Romania celebrates 60 years of activity in the UN. The initiative of the Inter-Art Foundations from Aiud to mark this diplomatic event at UN Office from Geneva was welcomed with great interest by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Romanian Cultural Institute, their support honours us.

The art exhibition „Intercultural links” features artworks of 94 artists from 60 countries, proves once again the existence in Romania of a strong artistic movement, very well connected to the concern of international community.

My best regards,
Bogdan Aurescu Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania

Maria Ciobanu

Expo "Intercultural Links"
Palais des Nations, Geneva, 23 March 2015

"... Together with the enthusiastic team of the Romanian Foundation Inter-Art, we have decided to organise an exceptional event at the Palais des Nations to live up with the ideas of the UN Charter and, at the same time, to address the diplomatic community in Geneva about the Romanian artistic excellence and its commitment to universal artistic values. The initiative of the Inter-Art Foundation to gather Romanian works and representative creations of other artists from 60 countries speaks for itself about the respect of the artist for the global cultural fabrics."

Ambassador Maria Ciobanu
Permanent Mission of Romania to the United Nations Office in Geneva
Lilian Zamfiroiu

Expo "Intercultural Links"
Palais des Nations, Geneva, 23 March 2015

"...Partnerships such as that with the Inter-Art Foundation and with the other organizations involved in setting up this event are, for us, a privileged way of accomplishing this mission."

Lilian Zamfiroiu
President of the Romanian Cultural Institute
Ion Dumitrel

Expo "Intercultural Links"
Palais des Nations, Geneva, 23 March 2015

"...Not for the first time, through his art and his character always involved, Ștefan Balog along the Inter-Art Foundation is bringing together people, cultures and continents. It is his own way to contribute to a better, more tolerant world and to support, in this manner, even the noble mission that the UN has to fulfill."

Ion Dumitrel
President of Alba County Council
Simona MiculescuAmbassador Simona Miculescu

Expo "Nations - Water - Cultures"
United Nations Headquarters, New York, September 9th, 2013

"...It is my great pleasure to be able to facilitate another fascinating exhibition, made possible through the tireless effort of Inter-Art Foundation from Aiud, Romania. The Inter-Art exhibition, that includes works of art from more than 100 countries, on the United Nations backdrop, is a standing proof that multiculturalism is one of the most valuable treasures of humanity."

Ambassador Simona Miculescu
Permanent Representative of Romania to the UN
Doina Uricariu

Expo "Nations - Water - Cultures"
United Nations Headquarters, New York, September 9th, 2013

I welcome this project not only as the director of the Romanian Cultural Institute, but also as a poet and enthusiast for the values of art and culture from all over the world and from my country Romania where my roots started to grow. It seems to me generous and genius idea to exhibit mail art by hundreds of artists from a hundred and ten countries, including 44 artists from Romania. The artists engage in an intercontinental dialog. The world will share the same dream, and rethink the paradigm of water as the source of life. Each work will communicate with the other at a world symposium. The exhibition will be dedicated to the most global art epistolary. Mail Art at the UN is a global epistolary of the love we share for the world we live in, for a better and more beautiful life and it is dedicated to the differences that transpire through the personality of the artists, the diversity of languages we are communicating in, the freedom and solidarity of the countries where we saw the light for the first time. Each exhibited work will become a source of intercontinental communication and each piece of work will flow within the same life-giving river of art.

Doina Uricariu
Director Romanian Cultural Institute in New York

Ion Dumitrel

Expo "Nations - Water - Cultures"
United Nations Headquarters, New York, September 9th, 2013

...The mail art of the Inter-Art Foundation, through its thematic and unique technique can bring together cultures and continents and put in this special space of the artistic creation, people and ideas which otherwise would've never met. It's an impressive success and this exhibition couldn't have found a better place for the opening than the United Nations Headquarters, the organization which mission comes to support it.

I congratulate the Inter-Art Foundation and I thank them for the way they succeeded to bring in the attention of the whole world the role of ambassador of humanity which art always had and which in this days marked by challenges, we tend to ignore it.

Ion Dumitrel
President of Alba County Council

Mihai Horaţiu Josan

Expo "Nations - Water - Cultures"
United Nations Headquarters, New York, September 9th, 2013

"...Due to the “Inter-Art” Foundation, the cultural expression has gained an international meaning, and Aiud Municipality has become a cultural capital of the world. “Inter-Art” goes wherever the culture and art are appreciated, to give joy to the people, to bring beauty in their life."

Mihai Horaţiu Josan
Mayor of Aiud Municipality, Romania