By Fiana Gantheret, Director On Friday 16 April will start the 2021 edition of the Movies That Matter festival. This Hague-based international movies festival offers the audience around 70 films in six competitions programmes. The mission of the festival is to “open eyes for human rights”, through “screening of human rights related films and the […]
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By Juliette Remond-Tiedrez In their Acting Together on the World Stage documentary, Theatre Without Borders and Brandeis University argued that art could be used as a way to resist oppression, to reconcile, to raise awareness about human rights violations but also as a way to heal and to reconstruct oneself. Since I’ve watched the documentary, […]
By Juliette Rémond-Tiédrez Being confined for nearly two months gave me loads of time to listen to podcasts and read more. Somewhat by coincidence my reading and listening started focusing on the ongoing Syrian civil war. This focus on Syria started with Omar Youssef Suleiman’s latest book Le Dernier Syrien, the Last Syrian. Omar Youssef […]
By Juliette Remond-Tiedrez Warning: this post contains sensitive drawings which some people may find disturbing. What is art? Is Abu Zubaydah’s drawings of the torture methods used against him “art”? As explained in an article published in the newspaper The New York Times on December 4, 2019, Abu Zubaydah is a Saudi national who was […]
By Juliette Remond-Tiedrez Since the beginning of October, the small Galerie Jospeh in the centre of Paris has been holding the exhibition Unsung heroes created by photographer Denis Rouvre and the NGO Médecins du monde, Doctors of the World. The exhibition gathers more than 60 portraits of women from all around the world. As an […]
By Juliette Remond-Tiedrez, In the middle of London, in between the Tate Modern museum and Saint Paul’s cathedral stands, or rather floats, the Ship of Tolerance, 14th edition. Picture taken by Alexander Royall The Ship of Tolerance is a patchwork of paintings made by schoolchildren with different ethnic and social backgrounds. In the case of the […]
By Juliette Remond-Tiedrez When I think of Picasso, I think of weird shaped and coloured women. Of course, I think of Guernica too but that only comes later, and little did I know of the artist’s actual political commitment. Therefore, when answering the Musée de l’Armée’s survey, I check the box “totally agree” to the […]
Creating Rights was asked by the people at Azelo to help them curate an art exhibition for their online platform with the theme of human rights. Azelo is a tech startup based in The Hague that uses blockchain technology to support digital art and artists. They secure the artwork in the blockchain allowing the artist greater control over the […]
By Juliette Remond-Tiedrez Warning: this post contains sensitive photographs which some people may find disturbing. The Shoah Memorial in Paris is hosting, from the 4th of April to the 17th of November, a commemorative exhibition of the genocide against the Tutsi, 25 years after it happened (as a small reminder, from April to mid-July […]
By Ame Trandem At a time when white nationalism and xenophobia is on the rise in the Netherlands, the modern dance performance Black Memories by Aya, Tafel van Vijf and Backbone provokes a timely discourse on race and racism. This multimedia performance, which was presented at the Korzo Theate in Den Haag on 4 April, […]