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9. 10. 2020

English Version | The Blue Period

To write them in any other way would be to distort their roots, to temper with their nature. We’ll live them just as they can be found on the modern world’s most global encyclopedia, Google. Egyptian Blue. Azurite. Ultramarine. Cobalt Blue. Cerulean. Prussian Blue. Phthalocyanine Blue. International Klein Blue. These are some of the variants of shades of blue that have already been used, and still are, in the world of art. Many names we know by heart have already used this color as a manifesto and vehicle of expression. These are some of them.

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6. 11. 2020

English version | Error is beautiful. And it is human.

It would only take two Umberto Eco’s books in order to have a treated on the entire Occidental Civilization. And it would take two of his titles for us to realize what it is we’re talking about. On Beauty and On Ugliness. A paradox? Not really. Ugly is an adjective. Ugliness is the quality of what is ugly. And all of this is beautiful. No space for error. Here you have it then, the History of the Beauty of Error.

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21. 1. 2021

English version | Public-Private Partitions

The pinnacle of what we’ll be discussing below is encapsulated in that forceful interview done to the murderer’s neighbor right after he went to jail. Taken by surprise by the media team, she’s dressed in Hello Kitty pajamas and a nude robe and babbles out something like: “I’ve never noticed anything. He seemed like such a calm person. He was so nice.” The private sphere is, oftentimes, a den. An uncrossable lair where only those who are inside can ever say they witnessed it. That’s what happened to many characters in our History, recently or not. We’re bringing to the public what some of them held most privately.

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21. 1. 2021

English Version | The mirror of the soul

In 1959 Vergílio Ferreira published Aparição, a novel that intended, above all, to “make man visible to himself.” It's to him, and to other masters of existentialist thought, that we return whenever we discover ourselves, as individuals, in front of a mirror - because this rare manifestation of human experience is a unique and unrepeatable moment in the life of each of us.

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21. 1. 2021

English Version | You can run but you can’t hide

“The problem with reflections is that most tell the truth”. The phrase, scripted on the series Versailles by King Louis XIV’s character, encapsulates a huge truth: facing ourselves in the mirror might not be the most pleasant thing in the world and truth can reveal to be agonizing. But we look, we accept what we see, we grow and we evolve – inside and out. Or so we should.

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21. 1. 2021

English Version | Us, the mirrors

Man as a reflective object. Man as the reflected object. Man as an influence, a social and communal being, as a source and destination of all examples and practices, as a participant in a game of mirrors virtually infinite. We’re all mirroring each other. In good times and in bad times.

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21. 1. 2021

English Version | Stomach, a mirror in our gut

I bet this isn’t the first time you’re reading: “We are what we eat”.

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21. 1. 2021

English Version | Fairy tales have too many witches

The problem with certain witches is that moment when the mirror tells them there is someone fairer than them out there.

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31. 3. 2021

English version | Brief Anthology of Exile

Get ready. We’ll go places from where we can’t return. We’ll dismantle stories of disputes and disagreement, fear and persecutions, oppression and fugitives. We’re talking about exile, that ignoble art of prohibiting from returning home.

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31. 3. 2021

English version | Before it was “Forbidden to Forbid”… What about Now?

The world keeps spinning round, it doesn’t evolve in a straight line, from darkness to light. The euphoria and hope for freedom of the 1960s turned into this sort of stiffness where we need to stop and think twice before saying or doing anything at all.

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