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Japanese Calligraphy as Guided Meditation

We are inviting you to join our unique event - Calligraphic Meditation. We will focus on practicing Japanese calligraphy in a very mindful way: drawing symbols and characters from the core of our bodies, aligning posture, breathing and senses, focusing on our inner emotional state, we will create a channel to release our inner feelings.

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Drag queen with a blue hair

A Brief History of Drag

Join us as we explore the history of cross-dressing, drag and performance intent on queering gender expression. We will delve into the vast array of genres in which drag has appeared, investigate drag kings, queens, things, bio queens and creature drag and discuss the future of the art form given its meteoric rise.

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Cindy Sherman artwork

Exploring Gender through Art

For LGBT Pride Month we will be hosting a lecture on Exploring Gender through contemporary art. In this session we will focus on artists who have radically transformed the way sexuality and gender are portrayed in art, challenging what was once deemed to be taboo topics and confronting the viewers to revaluate their preconceptions.

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Japanese samurai girl holding a sward

Embracing Femininity and Masculinity: Lessons from Japan

In this talk we will explore Japanese art and examine how we can embrace and cherish both - femininity and masculinity in our life. We will also study Japanese Samurai to appreciate their approach, how to be a warrior during times of war and how to show compassion, care and civilian duty during times of peace.

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Dead bird and plastic art

Down To Earth: The Power Of Beauty To Change Us and Our Planet

After working on several art projects revealing dramatic ecological effects of overconsumption, pollution and waste, Chris Jordan finds the solution in beauty. Join our online talk and celebrate World Environment Day exploring alternative, peaceful and sustainable approaches to environmental issues.

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Samurai helmet

Bushido Code: The Principles of the Samurai

Bushidō or the “Way of the Warrior” is the code of chivalrous behaviour followed by Japanese Samurai. Over time bushido became the basis of Japanese ethics that was thought to the entire society. Bushido code had an influence on many areas of life in Japan, from art and philosophy to Japanese tea ceremonies and craftsmanship. 

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. 

Magic Mountains - art by Ugo Rondinone, colorful stone sculptures in Nevada desert

Environmental Art: Can Art Save the Planet?

The world has a lot of environmental challenges. Pollution, waste, overconsumption, climate change are just some of the problems affecting our planet and urging people to rethink their lifestyle and artists to rethink their art. As a result, more and more artists are creating environmental art that raises awareness and offers answers to some of the environmental issues we are facing today.