The first ARTIADE – Olympics of Art was staged in parallel to the 100th anniversary games in 1996 in Atlanta. Through the efforts of the founder, Renate Westhoff, this unique event had its premiere at this venue.
It was shown in an architecturally beautiful hall at Colony Square Center, Peachtree St. in Atlanta, USA. Artists from 27 countries participated at that time. The first ARTIADE had already been a huge success. The idea that not only the athletes of the countries were represented, but also the artists of the participating nations, found excellent acceptance. In addition to reports from “America Week USA” (a weekly newspaper in Chicago), the “Kronen Zeitung Austria“ (a daily Newspaper) and many others, the well-known and prominent news presenter Elmar Theveßen of German television interviewed the artists in detail. Due to this first impact of the ARTIADE, it was a logical consequence to continue this coherent concept.
Chosen artists of the ARTIADE 1996 in Atlanta
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Prof. Roberto Noboa
Prof. Monne Bou
Ong Kim Seng