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Cultural Memory- Collective Amnesia

The media is overflowing with news of wanton destruction, mindless killing, war and developments that are nightmarish and anathema to our civilization’s principles. We are indeed facing a new era.  A paradigm shift in our belief system and what once … Continue reading

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Kabul/Afghanistan: Dream to Harsh Reality

Back in Kabul after a break of almost 11 months I was surprised / saddened by the deterioration of the situation and the general atmosphere. The renewed hope promised by a whole new government and the incredibly enthusiastic and optimistic … Continue reading

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France & Armenia. Biennale di Venezia 2015.

The incredible French exception : after 44 years in France I feel very French when I see such magnificence as the French Pavilion’s “Revolutions” presented by the  artist Celeste Boursier-Mougenot and curated by EMMA LAVIGNE at the Biennale 2015 ( “All … Continue reading

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56TH BIENNALE DI VENEZIA : POLITICALLY CORRECT ? INOFFENSIVE ? CONSENSUAL ? NON COMBATIVE ?

Harry Bellet and Philippe Dagen called this biennale “bien-pensant”….in their Biennale article in   Le Monde. In English this can be translated as “well meaning”, however for me this is not a strong enough word.  I call it non-combative and complacent…. … Continue reading

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 The artist as Catalyst for Change

“I have always been committed to projects where the visual arts are a vector not only of artistic expression, but also a reflection of a social or political engagement, where the artists involved are questioning and commenting their own contemporary … Continue reading

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I received the great honor to participate at a conversation : The Middle East: Cultural Hub of the 21st Century?  on 04/16/15 at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris ___________________________________________________________ With the participation of: Laure d’Hauteville, founder and director of BEIRUT ART FAIR … Continue reading

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AKI KURODA | COSMOBANG 2015 | 7-22 February 2015

Lire le communiqué de presse / read the press release / Aki Kuroda CP PR Cosmobang 2015

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