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By Paul Anel
Translation by Nathan West
Sixty years ago, on November 3, 1954, Matisse passed away in Nice. His health started to deteriorate in 1941 when he underwent an operation to remove intestinal cancer from which he would never fully recuperate. Ever since that decisive date in the artist’s life, photos only depict him seated or lying in bed. The war and all its spiritual weight, in particular the kidnapping of his wife and daughter by the Gestapo, contributed to Matisse’s terrible anguish. Thus begins the last decade of Matisse’s life, examined in the exhibition « Matisse, the Cut-Outs » now open at New York’s MoMA after its opening season at London’s Tate Modern.
by Cecile Fourmeaux
Siki Im is a designer and received unanimous great reviews during the Fall 2014 Fashion Week in New York. His collection points out our frail – yet free – humanity in the midst of growing technology. We had the great opportunity to meet this humble and passionate man, who is also an architect and a singer.
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.
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.
by Paul Anel
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.