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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.
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.
By Constantin Sigov
As Russia masses military forces near the Ukrainian border, Land of Compassion relays excerpts from a remarkable article by Constantin Sigov (philosopher, professor at the National University Kiev-Mohyla of Kiev) published in Le Monde on February 3. This article presents the main events that have been taking place on the Maidan square since the night of November 21, 2013, and reveals the true motives of the Ukrainian uprising: liberty, civil society and human dignity.