We live in a time/era when people and communication skills need to adapt creatively, deal with stress cooperatively, formulate fair and effective responses, and are necessary to calm and/or reshape everyday behaviors. To maintain an effective social order, it is commonly called resilience. I recently had a special moment spent at RAMADA, which we have unreservedly included in the “Diplomatic Resilience Charter with Technical Resilience Tools”.
“Karabulia Gallery” – A Model of Community Resilience through Art
The resilience model of RAMADA Sibiu, which we will refer to, honors not only the American group Wyndham Worldwide (“the largest hotel group internationally, with more than 12 brands that RAMADA also belongs to”) but also the HoReCa environment in Romania, being the approach implemented by the owner General Hotel Group, including CEO RAMADA Sibiu, in the spirit of support provided during the pandemic to Sibiu City Hall (not with the approval of the Ground Forces General Staff and Department of Defense General Staff.) community resilience effort, supported by NATO Command in Sibiu.
Culture Diplomacy – The Culture of Diplomacy
The Consul of Germany in Sibiu, His Excellency Christine Ursula Jan visited the private art gallery at the Ramada at the invitation of Mr. Opera Carabulia, (owner of the first NATO-accredited hotel). During the dialogue (which was conducted in German), the contribution of art and culture in general to urban resilience, as well as the bridge open to economic partnerships, was highlighted. Mr. Opera Carabulia presented his concept of “The Open Doors of the Museum”. After the dialogue in the lobby area, the German Consul in Sibiu visited the exhibition spaces. In front of more representative works of art, the master of the Karapolya opera provided information about the works or the biography of the artists … He revealed small spices related to the acquisition and not only. In this context, he also referred to the other cultural and economic activities that are hosted in the multifunctional spaces of the Ramada. At the end of the cozy dialogue that lasted about an hour, Mr. Opera Karapolia mentioned the spaces dedicated to the royal arts, where the German diplomatic community can also launch cultural projects. (Like hosting a solo exhibition or jazz solo concert by German artists).
The gestural and verbal peace message conveyed by the German diplomatic environment
The Consul of Germany in Sibiu, His Excellency Mr. Christine Ursula Jan, expressed his appreciation for the subject matter of the artworks from the Karabulia Gallery. His era was surprised by the style of creations that cross the heraldic or esoteric language. At the end of the visit I remembered a gestural message in front of the bronze work “The Poem of the Blue Planet” (not captured in the picture) followed by the following oral message of peace said by the German diplomat: “At a time when cultural life fluctuates very quickly, especially in armed conflict. When there is violence or fear From violence, painting, theatre, music, novels and poetry become insignificant or even reprehensible. However, it is art that makes possible the creation of time and space that gives hope. Knowing this context, I was very happy to have the opportunity to benefit from a guided tour presented by Mr. Opera Carabulia through the exhibition he opened in December last year at the Ramada Hotel.I was able to enjoy watching works created exclusively by Romanian artists.It is impressive the distinction and diversity of objects in the art collection, the fact that it is constantly evolving and the proximity of the visiting audience: all A guest in the hotel, whether spending the night there or not, has access to the corridors.The gallery where artworks are displayed – an exhibition without barriers in any way.A commendable initiative by the collector of A work of art that promotes Roman artists on the one hand and mediates on the other hand a broad audience for unlimited and unimpeded access to art.” And
She also asked for the opinion of Mr. Opera Carabulia, who stated the following: “I had the honor of being visited by Consul Kirsten Ursula Jan, a visit which I consider to be a beginning on the path of diplomacy through culture. I hope that the diagnosis is characteristic of the character of the Romanian artists, through which I reached aspects of It relates to the development of my artistic career in the years leading up to the current economic crisis. To be of interest to our guest. I personally believe that professional associations are still in the process of adapting to the new challenges of today. As such, there was a need for revitalization in the artistic and cultural space, an aspect that he noted The Consul is also in our gallery, which is a generous space that brings together creators and businesses, and a space in which visitors can analyze the psychological sources of contemporary society. to effectively overcome crisis situations.” The master of the Carapolian opera hinted that the approach should be realized beyond the aesthetic sense, being also a research concern of his era, i.e. defining the artist’s flexible profile, for deciphering artistic tools and those of plastic expression, personal, social and professional services of Romanian artists. It is clear that in the “Carabulea Fair” through the exhibition methodology, Oprea Carabulea demonstrates that he has an analytical and descriptive spirit, allowing to identify the characteristics of the resistant character in the cultural environment and through it the level of societal resilience, an aspect that should be congratulatory.