"4Cs International Project and how art can, more than ever, create new conviviality spaces"
Julia Flamingo's reflection on some of the 4Cs Portuguese activities in these three years published on Artecapital website.
[this post is only available in Portuguese]
The following five days will be dedicated to the sky. To the great immensity above us and the clouds in movement. To the possibility that lies in the air and the cyclic mixture of changing combinations of elements.
Works by Jabulani Maseko / Words by Sofia Steinvorth
In this essay, Rado Ištok proposes to examine the stereotypical racial imagery of the café and shop windows as transparent interfaces between public and private space in Lithuania and Eastern Europe in relation to the region’s complicit yet often ignored relationship with the histories of colonial and racist violence.
The text was originally published on echo gone wrong's website.
A call from Poland for increased support for artists and art during Covid-19, and a reflection on their importance in countering fascist narratives and threats to democracy. With thanks to the author, London and Warsaw-based curator Kuba Szreder, and to L’internationale where this article was published.
Reflections following a week at the Antoni Tàpies Foundation for the exhibition ‘Errata’ and associated events.
'Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” (George Orwell, ‘1984')
From where does our relationship with reality come? How is the experience of both the world and ourselves established? In a time of social isolation, we are led to reflect on the subjective frame that underlies our narratives, our individual and collective certainties, practices, and habits. This reflection highlights the intertwining of reality and fiction as the source where the sense of meanings rest, as expressed in cultural, symbolic and historical practices, and knowledge.
The Colonial legacies in times of ‘Black Lives Matter’ special issue is promoted by the Presidency of the CES Scientific Board and aims to make visible the knowledge produced and the social struggles that combine reflections on the past with anti-colonial and anti-racist horizons.
The X Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, under the topic “Ecoculture”, intends to reflect on the interrelation between culture and the environment, to examine the growing awareness of the negative impact of human activities and to discuss the necessity to rethink, reconceptualize and redefine the relationship between humans and the non-human world.
A personal blog from the UK in recognition of the value of art online at this time of extreme anxiety and economic hardship. Thank you to all the artists, and here’s to the flourishing of conflict-defying and border-flouting friendships, and to art across the digital cosmos.