In this video series, MOED invites guests to talk about their views on equality and difference through artworks they find inspiring, empowering, and that have stayed with them over time. What is the power of artistic practice and imagination in the struggle towards a more inclusive society? How does imagination, affect, emotion, and reason, in their mutual connections, contribute to a better understanding of equality, difference, and inclusion?
Our third guest is Kathrin Thiele, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Critical Theory in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University. This week she will talk about “Hope” a piece by Adel Abdessemed, Algerian-born French contemporary artist, representing the juxtaposition between a sea-voyage of hope and one of fear and tragedy.