World of Art

WOMAD’s World of Art was launched at Charlton Park in 2010 to engage festival goers with the work of contemporary visual artists.  We have commissioned artists from all over the world to produce works to be viewed, listened to and/or interacted with, and we’ve even had festival-goers contributing to various installations.

World of Art 2018

We were delighted with Brazilian art collective OPAVIVARÁ! and their amazing interactive installation at WOMAD 2018. Based in Rio de Janeiro, OPAVIVARÁ! create interventions and situations which redefine public and private spaces, inviting audiences to join in public moments to activate and increase the power of life. Since 2005 they have presented work in New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon, Berlin and Vienna. Most recently they had their first UK solo exhibition at Tate Liverpool.

At World of Art 2018 OPAVIVARÁ! presented Rede Social, a space for contemplation, experimentation and coexistence. Rede Social is a multi-part hammock, a tangible ‘social network’ that invites the cooperation and negotiation of its participants as people are thrown together as part of a temporary collective.


Watch a short film about the World of Art.