AIESM, International Association for Monumental Sculptures Events, is a non-profit organization founded by artists of different background and nationality.
The AIESM presidency is currently based in Italy and can be contacted at the following address: Via Di Terranuova 11 – zip code 52025 Montevarchi (Arezzo) .
AIESM develops activities at international level and its members include several professional sculptors. The Association currently enlists 24 Managers and 13 Agents worldwide, representing 24 countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine. The goals of the Association are: the promotion and the dissemination of contemporary art in the world, with special regard to Public Art; the creation of an art network based on collaboration and mutual support among its members by encouraging people’s approach to Art. Its international structure allows AIESM to handle different types of Visual Arts Events, especially in the field of Monumental Sculpture, that are aimed at fostering dialog among the public, the participating artists, and their works of Art.
In observance to its statutory goals, the Association has organized Seventy four International Symposiums of Monumental Sculpture worldwide. Almost one thousand public monumental sculptures are now permanently installed in parks and urban areas of cities such as: San Paulo, Brazil; San Diego, California; Montréal, Canada, San Jose and Alajuela, Costa Rica; Mexico City, Ecatepec, Comitan, San Luis Potosì, Tlaxcala, Toluca in Mexico; Luxemburg City in Luxemburg; Songkhla, Chiang Mai and Ubon Ratchathani in Thailand; Fluhli in Switzerland; Rosia Montana in Rumania; Portimao in Portugal; Bardonecchia and Sauze D’oulx in Italy; Kathmandu in Nepal; Kiev in the Ukraine; Santiago del Estero in Argentina, Kato Polemidia and Polistis Chrysochous in Cyprus, Baroda in India, Belgrado in Serbia, Mirecourt Vosges in France, Penza in Russia, Toronto in Canada, Damascus in Syria . Thanks to its international pursuits, AIESM has created and continues to develop the largest open air museum of monumental sculptures in the world, with art works scattered at various latitudes, in different social and cultural contexts. This is our proudest achievement today.
The Art Works produced in each event organized by AIESM are delivered to the host community in donation form, to become permanent part of their local artistic patrimony. We firmly believe that Public Art helps bringing people closer to modern and contemporary Art language, both by infusing art into daily life and by offering audiences a real opportunity to meet with art, thus fostering development of critical skills and aesthetic taste.
Involvement of the social context in each event is a firm and fundamental requirement in every project promoted by AIESM. Our activities are invariably conceived to allow the public both to watch the process of Art works being created, and to establish a dialogue with the artists. We also involve university students in the various steps that are necessary to bring a project to completion, so that they can have direct contact with professional artists from different countries and take a role in the creation of the Art works.
Through Art, we bring spirit, heart, awareness and peaceful competition to every latitude and to all peoples of the planet.