Colombia Peace Process and Brexit in the Art of Doris Salcedo

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Come writers and critics Who prophesize with your pen And keep your eyes wide The chance won’t come again And don’t speak too soon For the wheel’s still in spin And there’s no telling who that it’s naming For the … Continue reading

Ai Weiwei on recycling, twitter and virtues in art

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I am trying to think how to explain to my students the notion of virtues. Not as behaviour, or what people do… but as traits of character, guidelines that can help us to live a good life and a beautiful … Continue reading

Ming: Leading Beautifully (exhibition at the British Museum)

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How can we live and govern in a beautiful way? This is one of the questions that inspires me and the latest exhibition at the British Museum, concerning the Ming Dynasty, may provide some answers.  It covers the almost 50 … Continue reading

Hair politics: Afro comb and Ellen Galagher

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How many days we have looked ourselves in the mirror and thought: “oh my god, this is a bad hair day!”   But where all these ideas come from? Why some hairs are perceived as better than others to the … Continue reading