Berlin, Germany – The House of World Cultures in Berlin, Germany, has announced the launch of its international artists online database. The new research tool for the international art and culture scene is calledculturebase.net.
This free service provides detailed portraits on artists from more than 150 countries and territories, from Afghanistan to Zanzibar. So far culturebase.net contains information on about 1,000artists who
work in the genres of visual arts, film, photography, design, theatre, dance and music, as well as literature and science.Profiles written by experts offer detailed information about the included artists. Additionally, audio and video files, images and texts enable the user to have direct insight into artists’ work. All information can be accessed in English and partly also in German, Danish and
Swedish in this initial phase.
Furthermore, there is a search method for so-called ‘crossroads’. An example of a ‘crossroad’ is a term like ‘Islam’, ‘Globalisation’ or ‘Deconstruction’. The list of results from a search like this
includes all artists who deal with such topics in their works—listed by relevance.
culturebase.net is the result of a strategic cooperation between four European partner institutions: The House of World Cultures in Berlin, The Danish Center for Culture and Development in Copenhagen, Intercult in Stockholm and Visiting Arts in London. The database is a tool for
collaboration, which has been initiated by the House of World Cultures. culturebase.net is funded by the European Union program Culture 2000.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.