Why do we see so few female artists in museums? Despite social and institutional barriers, there have definitely been women who were successful in the art world. It’s time to shed more light on these women and to do justice to this often neglected part of (art) history.
De Javaanse kris: machtssymbool pur sang
In this Beeldspraak Maud examines how the Javanese kris is a symbol of power and the practice of politics in various ways. She describes how gift-giving has traditionally been a way of maintaining political relations and why building a collection of colonial objects is not a neutral activity. She links all this to the kris that is central to this article, in order to illustrate the direct link between the object and the past.
Moeder van de blues
Ma Rainey, ook wel bekend als de moeder van de blues, is het onderwerp van Netflix’ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Wieger Lagerveld keek de film en schreef een recensie.