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This Variation: an Experience Tailored for the Mind

Tino Sehgal’s 2012 performance art masterpiece, This Variation, is being re-enacted at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from February 4 until March 3, 2019. This elaborate ‘constructed situation’, as Sehgal refers to his performance artworks, is among the most intricate and gripping works from his oeuvre. Consisting of a combination of experienced and new Sehgal […]

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“Day 35. America Held ‘Hostage’ in Border Wall Debate”

Here’s a list of things that should last 35 days- a summer vacation, a bad haircut, your last tinder fling, but probably not a government shutdown. That’s right, the United States Government has just completed its longest shutdown in history and the shadow of another one looms over the horizon due to President Donald Trump […]

Hygge and Nordic Noir: Two Sides of Scandinavia

According to Collins English Dictionary, ‘hygge’ came second only to ‘Brexit’ as the UK’s word of the year in 2016. It has since blown up as a marketing ploy in the Western world to promote comfortable socks, knitted sweaters, and oversized mugs. The first oversight is the reduction of what hygge actually means. It is […]

A Referendum May Have Got us in This Mess but it Won’t Get us Out

Across Europe one can imagine people asking themselves simply what the hell is going on with British politics at the moment. And they would be right to do so: Theresa May’s Brexit negotiation deal failed cataclysmically, defeated by 230 votes, the biggest loss in modern history. Yet the next day she survived an attempt to […]

“Auschwitz never again”- Annual Holocaust Memorial takes place in Wertheimpark

On Sunday, January 27, the annual Holocaust Commemoration organized by the Dutch Auschwitz Committee took place in Wertheimpark. Despite steady rainfall, hundreds of participants gathered at Amsterdam’s City Hall to walk together in silence towards the ceremony, which is held annually on the last Sunday of January. The Commemoration takes place next to the Auschwitz […]

Toxic Masculinity and Gillette Ad Controversy

If you are one of the individuals clogging up their plumbing with Gillette razors or hashtagging ‘Boycott Gillette’, you are only confirming the type of ignorance this ad is criticizing. The only one winning in this twitter beef is Gillette, who got angry machismo(s) to blast images of their products across all of cyberspace. Their […]