“Corporeality and Sexuality.” A groundbreaking exhibition in a Catholic Church in Vienna.

“Corporeality and Sexuality.” A groundbreaking exhibition in a Catholic Church in Vienna.

by David Rastas

 

From April 25 to June 15, the exhibition "Corporeality and Sexuality" was installed inside the Votive Church, in Vienna. Curated by David Rastas, this exhibition aimed to "promote a dialogue between contemporary art and theology, making space for the critical consideration of human sexuality, the body, desire and relationships." In this exclusive interview for landofcompassion, curator David Rastas comments three of the 21 works that composed this groundbreaking exhibition.

 

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“The Search for Beauty is Dangerous.” Meeting with David Rastas, Curator

“The Search for Beauty is Dangerous.” Meeting with David Rastas, Curator

Interview by Jacques Bagnoud

 

Australian of Finish descent, David Rastas studied international trade in Japan and art history. As a curator, he seeks to promote a dialogue between contemporary art and the Catholic Church. His latest achievement is an exhibition on "Corporeality and Sexuality" in a Church in Vienna. Encounter with a visionary curator.

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“I just wanted to see my people smile”

“I just wanted to see my people smile”

by Paul Anel

 
The historically brutal defeat of the Brazilian national team at the hands of Germany in semi-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup will surely keep sports commentators talking for quite some time.  Eyes naturally turned to the man most notably absent from this quasi national tragedy: Neymar.  But as for me, another face has caught my attention, a face that has revealed itself during this competition, in moments of triumph as well as pain.  It´s the face of David Luiz, who, with Thiago Silva suspended from play after collecting two yellow cards, had to assume the heavy honor of wearing the team captain´s armband on that "black Tuesday."

Offering the world “a new piece of being”

Offering the world “a new piece of being”

Interview of Frédéric Eymeri

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Frédéric Eymeri is an author, poet and painter. Married and the father of three children, he is 47 years old and lives in the region of Anjou in France. He just recently opened up the small workshop where he paints for several exhibitions, and is making imself available for conferences and offering his works with a surprising concept at www.fredericeymeri.com.

 

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A Romantic Soul of the Saint

A Romantic Soul of the Saint

by Maria Borkowska          May 2, 2014

Poland’s deep night of captivity had continued for a very long time. In the midst of totalitarian oppression, when hope seemed extinguished, there appeared a sudden and unexpected light. On October 16, 1978, good tidings of great joy were announced “urbi et orbi”: a Pope called from a distant land, a land that that very day began its journey back to hope and freedom along with other oppressed countries.

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Music is…God!

Music is…God!

by Thomas Billot          March 27, 2014

On Sunday, February 23, just a week before director Malcolm Clarke and producer Nicholas Reed would take the prize for best documentary short at the 86th annual Academy Awards, the main subject of their film quietly fell to sleep for the last time at a London hospital, 110 years of age.

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