The age of globalization and Internet promised to enhance the connection between people and cultures. However, as the transit of goods and information flows rapidly across borders, walls are ironically built to stop the mobility of human beings.
Trump, Farage, Le Pen and Putin are just few names that remind us that we are facing the Age of Global populism.
As an antidote, avant-garde art could be the weapon to fight populism. Art is not only capable of generating new discourses and integrating new ideas, it can also generate empathy and reveal complex dynamics of human psychology.
Tre icons of this power of art are undoubtedly Rossy De Palma, Tumi aka. Stogie T, and Yasmine Hamdan, who through their artistic production have revealed complex dynamics of identity, sexuality and gender construction, which has undoubtedly generated an anti-discourse that has triggered social and cultural transformations.
- Rossy de Palma
- Yasmine Hamdan
- Tumi aka. Stogie T.
- Knut Olav Åmås – Director Fritt Ord.
- Betto Arcos – Journalist, DJ, professor and music promoter based in Los Angeles.
- Eddie Berg – Chief executive of Richmix London. Founded FACT in Liverpool.