2022 sees the first edition of the ASEAN-EU Cultural Festival, celebrating 45 years of friendship between the European Union and ASEAN.

Standing under the sign of youth, the festival features a new generation of artists sharing their ideas, struggles and hopes. This generation strengthens ties between the two continents and stimulates a fruitful dialogue over a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient society. 

Along with a show of music, the exhibition ‘Butterflies count not months but moments, and have enough time’ brings together the young generation’s artistic perspectives on the idea of nature as a site for environmental and philosophical imagination. The exhibition questions the very notion of sustainability in terms of the circular economy and in relation to cultural belonging. 

Image and organisation information from ASEAN-EU Cultural Festival 

ASEAN-EU Cultural Festival