Het Geëngageerde [The Engaged]
To some extent, this is code for ‘politically or socially engaged art’. But only to some extent. Activism in art may also imply physical activity as part of an alternative view of the world, or the subversive questioning of prevailing systems without a goal-orientated agenda for actual (or perhaps rather: quantifiable) political or social change. Engagement is a more generic – but also more generous – term, which captures an attitude and a passion that transcends the individual and therefore has tangible connections to ‘the International’.
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Omo wast niet alles wit [...
Toon Tersas, Omo wast niet alles wit [Omo Doesn't Wash Everything Out], 1966. Installation, textile, 93 x 50 cm.
Artaud Painting - From th...
Nancy Spero, Artaud Painting - From this pain..., 1969. Painting, gouache, ink, paper, 63.5 x 52.7 cm.
Wat kapseist niet?
Paul De Vree, Wat kapseist niet?, 1980. Photography, photo emulsion, canvas, 70 x 92 cm.
Who is afraid of Virginia...
Paul De Vree, Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf, 1973. Photography, photo emulsion, canvas, 82 x 67 cm.