Category: History

Racist Artefacts: Division Unveiled

Racist Artefacts: Division Unveiled

Discrimination, bigotry, and racial separation mark the dark chapters of human history. Manifestations of racism have often been reflected in artefacts and images that perpetuated divisions between different ethnic groups. Examining the artefacts is crucial in understanding the depth of racial divisions that existed in the past.

September 5, 2023September 5, 2023
The African Generational Trauma

The African Generational Trauma

In recent years, artists have emerged as powerful agents of healing, empowerment, and social change, using their craft to address the generational trauma experienced by African communities. Their creative expressions challenge dominant narratives and provide spaces for dialogue and reflection.

July 3, 2023July 3, 2023
Gipsy, postcard, Spain

Fascination and Hatred – the Roma Community

A unique society, easy to recognise, and challenging to radiograph, the Roma community (also known as the Gypsies) is still a major social obstacle for the Western world in its desire for community development. Most Roma have faced discrimination and persecution for centuries and today the situation has slightly improved. Where does this stigma come from? Why does the Roma community not integrate with the rest of the world? 

May 23, 2023May 23, 2023
aesthetic movement

Ars Gratia Artis

In the past art has been indisputably connected to a functional purpose. However, with the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment mentality of both the aristocracy and the masses started to change and artistic creations evolved on a different path.

April 5, 2023April 5, 2023
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Memory within Photography

The invention of photography has forever changed the visual side of human existence by recording in its medium images of people, cultures, habits, foods, landscapes, and life aspects in all its colours and shapes.

February 12, 2023February 12, 2023
propaganda poster showing images of women created after Joan of Arc

How Political Myth Changes Mythology

History shifted from monarchies where kings and queens were seduced by a sweet dream of overpassing their ancestors' legacy to modern politics which addresses mythology to manipulate the beliefs and opinions of the masses. Many historical studies analyse how myths from being a positive presence in our lives switched to a political mass propaganda tool.

February 6, 2023February 6, 2023
art fair banana on the wall

The rising of art fairs around the world

In 2019, statistics registered around 300 fairs around the world, becoming a crucial infrastructure of the global art market. So why are art fairs important today and what is their focus? How did art fairs emerge for the first time and how much of their structure has changed over time? 

January 23, 2023January 23, 2023
modern hero

Shaping heroism, a concept between myth and reality

The concept of heroism has been in the attention of artists, philosophers, and writers since ancient times. Models of virtues, perfection, and beauty, heroes and heroines have inspired people and remained in humanity’s memory for centuries. But how does the modern days hero look like?

December 2, 2022December 2, 2022
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