Our Editor-in-Chief Georg Diez and CEO Christoph Gottschalk explore why hope matters in this time of radical uncertainty.
Writer Ece Temelkuran calls hope an “emotional crutch” and argues that faith is a more powerful political option.
Philosopher and our fellow Markus Gabriel argues that we need places, even institutions, of hope.
Curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung calls for thinking more holistically and working together again.
For artist and activist Cassie Thornton, to have hope is to have trust that things will be ok.
Political scientist and our fellow Lea Ypi shows why without hope, there is no forward trajectory for humanity.
In the words of writer Juliet Jacques, hope kills us but it also nourishes and sustains us.
Artist and activist Ina-Maria Shikongo talks about the fight for justice and for survival in her native Namibia.
Pianist Igor Levit shares how songs can become political statements and tools of activism.
Professor Catriona McKinnon talks about reimagining the natural world as our home rather than a resource to be exploited.
Academic Christof Mauch discusses abstract goals and the frustrations they can leave us with.
Political theorist and our fellow Jonathan White explains how hope can be a mirror of imagination and a point of renewal.
Hope has the potential to transform us, to open up new horizons. So does art. Art can push the boundaries of imagination, art can be a mirror of society, a source of political reflection, and ultimately a tool for activism. That’s why every Paper Edition features selected artists and artworks. For our Paper Edition on Hope, we invited curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung to select artists that explore the concept of hope.
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Read our last Paper Edition – We are in this together: An attempt to reflect on the unexpected – the year of the pandemic
Raisa Galofre, Portrait of a Carnival Dancer during Barranquilla’s Carnival, Colombia, from the series Daughters of the Muntu: A Pluriverse, 2015 - ongoing © Raisa Galofre
Akinbode Akinbiyi, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, 2004, from the series Sea Never Dry, Courtesy: The artist
Akinbode Akinbiyi, Lagos Island, Lagos, 2004, from the series Lagos: All Roads, Courtesy: The artist
Raisa Galofre, Todos los tiempos en uno (All the times in one), from the series Daughters of the Muntu: A Pluriverse, 2015 – ongoing, © Raisa Galofre
Anjel (Boris Anje), Shades of Pride, 2020, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 110cm, Courtesy of the artist and OOA Gallery
Raisa Galofre, Der Liegende (after Waldemar Grzimek), from the series Aus Hand und Stein (From Hands and Stones), 2015 - 2016, © Raisa Galofre
Jota Mombaça, A Gente Com- binamos De Não Morrer / Us Agreed Not To Die, Performance, Object, 2018-ongoing
Sim Chi Yin, Burmese Spring, 2012, © Sim Chi Yin
Kiri Dalena, Tungkung Langit, 2012, video, color, sound, 20’35’’, Courtesy: Kiri Dalena, Camera: John Javellana
Akinbode Akinbiyi, Bar Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos, 2006, from the series Sea Never Dry, Courtesy: The artist
Kiri Dalena, Tungkung Langit, 2012, video, color, sound, 20' 35", Courtesy: Kiri Dalena, Camera: John Javellana
Sim Chi Yin, Shifting Sands, Malaysia, 2017 – ongoing, © Sim Chi Yin
Sim Chi Yin, Shifting Sands, Singapore, 2017 – ongoing, © Sim Chi Yin
Anjel, Be human, 2020, Acrylic and posca on canvas, 160x130 cm, Courtesy of the artist
Raisa Galofre, El fuego vivo de la cumbia vive en nosotros (The vivid fire of Cumbia lives within us), from the series Daughters of the Muntu: A Pluriverse, 2015 – ongoing, © Raisa Galofre