Category Archives: Transculturality

Thoughts on Commemoration, Memorials and Historical Memory

Every year German television shows documentaries about the bombing of Dresden in February 1945. At a time when the German defeat was becoming clear, the indiscriminate killing of civilians, among them many internally displaced people stands out as a senseless … Continue reading

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Indian enigmas – does non-Western art need explaining?

Even though non-Western artists have been present on the international exhibition circuit for quite some time now, apparently there is still a need to “inform” the European public of every single feature of a place before they can “understand” these … Continue reading

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A letter from a contemporary nomad

Questions of mobility and the representation of Arab art and culture in Europe On June 1 – 2 the Safar Fund together with the Roberto Cimetta Foundation hosted a symposium on mobility in the Mediterranean in Amman, Jordan. The realization of … Continue reading

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