Almost everywhere around the world, regardless of political ideology or thought, art and culture are connected to general shared values of freedom, autonomy, equality and self-fulfillment. The stark contrast with those countries and cultures where nowadays the free access to and dissemination of modern art still is perceived as a threat, requires us in these times of crisis, globalization and migration, to pay attention to and reflect upon the relation between (modern) art, the individual, society and the concept of freedom.
|Illustration Ruben L. Oppenheimer||Youssef Azghari|
The murder of the twelve Frenchmen, among whom the cartoonists of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that the Prophet Mohammed cast doubt on names regularly, is not only an attack on the freedom of expression but also an attack on all Muslims
|Painting Iman Ali Khaled||Iman Ali Khaled- Self portrait|