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a hopeful art practice : useful art

In 2013, Tanya Bruguera initiated and curated a project called the “Museum of Arte Útil“, in which examples and templates of “useful art” were made freely available, and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven was opened up for use by community organisations. In her opening speech, Tanya Bruguera said: “art as ‘as-ethics’, this is a term […]

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hope and darkness

You, darkness, of whom I am born – I love you more than the flamethat limits the worldto the circle it illumines …. Rainer Maria Rilke, Book of Hours I.11, Translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy In her powerful book about activism for social change, “Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities”, Rebecca […]

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a hopeful art practice

Rebecca Solnit, in her book “Hope in the Dark”, quotes Václav Havel, writing from his experience as a political prisoner: “The kind of hope I often think about (especially in situations that are particularly hopeless, such as prison) I understand above all as a state of mind, not a state of the world. Either we […]

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hope, some more notes

Rebecca Solnit, concludes her book “Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities.” with this sentence: “Today is also the day of creation.”