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Naked black woman on a bed - artwork by Mickalene Thomas

A Brief History of Feminist Art

Feminist artists aimed to rewrite male-dominated art history and the tradition of seeing women as objects for male pleasure. Battle for gender equality and equal opportunities, led by the feminist art movement helped female artists gain grander recognition, in a male-dominated world of art. 

June 7, 2021June 7, 2021
Contemporary street art Arabic calligraphy by El Seed

Calligraphy in Arab Art

Calligraphy, the art of beautiful handwriting was carefully nurtured in many parts of the world. In the Middle East, Arabic calligraphy found its way into every part of human life. It has moved beyond paper and incorporated itself into many different art forms and materials.

March 22, 2021April 8, 2021
Political street art Don't think, don't ask, pay tax, vote for us

How Art and Politics Influence and Shape Each Other

Artists can be activists themselves, as a part of a political movement or organisation, but many times they cause political change singlehandedly without joining any pre-existing political force. In this blog post, we’ll look into the critical and emancipatory role art can have in society, as well as participatory art and propaganda art.

February 23, 2021April 8, 2021
Sculpture of Venice on an orange background

Decolonisation of the Arts and Heritage Sector

Many European museum collections contain artefacts, taken from former colonies. Many people make the mistake of equalizing decolonisation of the arts and heritage sector with restitution and reparations for stolen objects. But decolonisation of cultural heritage, also means changing the institutions from within, opening them up for different voices and narratives.

January 25, 2021April 8, 2021