Category: History

What can Award-winning Activists teach us about Peace?

What can Award-winning Activists teach us about Peace?

It is the utmost desire of every human being to live in peace. However, this basic human need is not always easy to achieve. How do we stop these conflicts and help achieve peace? In this post, we’ll talk a bit about the way well-known activists talked about peace. Here are some of the teachings that can help us establish peace, with our enemies and ourselves.

April 11, 2022June 13, 2022
Francis Bacon: Painting the Dark Side of Life

Francis Bacon: Painting the Dark Side of Life

British artist Francis Bacon is one of the best-known figurative painters of the 20th century. Notorious for his raw, unsettling imagery that conveys psychological states and turmoils, Bacon’s paintings capture the dark side of everyday life, through ambivalent and grotesque representations of animals and human figures.

January 26, 2022June 13, 2022
Painting by Paula Rego

Paula Rego: A Painter and a Storyteller

Paula Rego is one of the most influential British and Portuguese artists, whose works served as an inspiration for countless generations to come. Culling from children literature, old folks stories, Disney cartoons and grim fairy tales, artist Paula Rego juxtaposes fantasy and reality, innocence and cruelty, to depict the contradictions of human life. By confronting the personal and the political, the artist explores complex political issues and personal family tragedies, putting women and girls at the forefront of her grotesque narratives. 

October 19, 2021June 13, 2022
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, 2021June 13, 2022