Friday, 6 November 2015

Attending the Ethereal Workshops

Although there are no shops associated with Villa Twaklinikawt, there are several ethereal workshops.  Attending any of these usually requires the timely pre-payment of appropriate fees.

The workshops will reveal the essential essence of enlightened artistic patronage in the 21st century.  Indeed, enlightened artistic patronage itself, as the highest form of enlightened investment, is likely to be one of the highest and most reputable art forms in the years ahead.

Whether providing prizes for competitions, or donating time, space and money for the presentation of festivals, or encouraging truth and beauty in the world more generally, it is necessary to maintain a suitable separation between patronage and sponsorship.  To sponsor an event has no nobility.  It is merely a form of self-serving advertising.  Patronage, on the other hand, is an opportunity to express magnanimity and other qualities of enlightened leadership.

The ethereal workshops associated with Villa Twaklinilkawt are not for young persons.  Those individuals have enough to do already.  The world appears to be newer to them than it does to mature persons.  It is why the young have a tendency to generate fresh ideas, if given the opportunity to think freely.

Older people can generate fresh ideas, too.  It is why they benefit the most, initially, from the readings and tutorials digitally offered through the dignified services of the International Training Centre for the Harmonious Interplay of Beauty, Understanding and Magnificence.

To reach the imaginative heights of the arts laboratory in Villa Twaklinilkawt is one thing.  To encourage other people to do so is quite another.

Having already experienced youth and the world for themselves, participants in the ethereal workshops learn again to see the world with fresh perceptions, yet for higher purposes than mere discovery.  There is a political purpose for the Twaklinesque arts to pursue, namely to provide the communicative tools through which the public interest can best be served.

A medium is not a key communicative tool of the Twaklinesque.  The contents and contexts of authentic, relevant, urgent, verifiable messages have become the key tools of the Twaklinesque arts.  The artists communicate the contents.  The patrons communicate the contexts.

Villa Twaklinilkawt is a context, as are the workshops within it.  An artistic context is a work of art in itself in the 21st century.  It is a description, not an explanation.  It has no plot.  It just is.

Patrons of the arts can therefore become Twaklinesque artists as a consequence of their participation in the workshops, yet most artists, whatever their approach to art, are unlikely to become Twaklinesque patrons without further guidance.  Within the ethereal workshops, the public interest itself is the plot.



Fees for the workshops begin at $20,000 per session per person.

Minimum number of participants per session: Seven.

Maximum number of participants per session: Nine.

Length of each session:  Ninety minutes.

Method of delivery:  Email.

Mode of delivery:  Ethereal and enlightened. Twaklinological.