Moving Beyond

Banality of Evil

In Our Daily Lives

A crowd-driven International Art Project

People behind the project / Growing list of Active Members

Active Members

SaySay.Love

FounderArtist, Visual Artist

Berlin, Germany

If I could sum up my life in one line I would die of pride.

Chantal Ford

Manager, Curator

Cape Town, South Africa

If I could sum up my life in one line I would die of embarrassment.

Collette van Schalkwyk

Author

Cape Town, South Africa

If I could sum up my life in one line I would die of embarrassment.

Yves Gerstmaier

Designer

Berlin, Germany

If I could sum up my life in one line I would dissolve in acid.

Marlene Tarlig

PR & Social Media

Berlin, Germany

If I could sum up my life in one line I would die of embarrassment.

Collette van Schalkwyk

Author

Cape Town, South Africa

If I could sum up my life in one line I would die of embarrassment.

People behind the project / Jury Members

Jury Members

Andrey Bartenev

artist, sculptor, experimentalist

Russia

Artist, sculptor, experimentalist, and creator of many provocative, interactive installations and performances.

“Art for me is a single current and I don't care what forms it takes."
―  Andrey Bartenev

Artur Kos

Entrepreneur, philosopher and arts supporter

Germany

Wants the world to change. Started the largest chess community in Berlin and runs a company that works remote and 4 days a week. Lives on a permaculture farm in Brandenburg, growing vegetables and enjoying the small pleasures of life.

"More empathy, less greed, more respect"
― Kate Tempest

Assaf Matarasso

Photographer

Israel, France

"The main topic that emerge from Assaf Matarasso’s photographic artwork is identity. His work represent the attempt to reveal ones true self, which is usually being kept behind social masks and layers of protection, fear or despair.
The essence of his creations is, in fact, unfolding those external elements and unveil our true selves. His work is recognized all over the world. He participated in numerous of exhibitions in France, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel and United States. Took part in Recontres d’Arles, exhibited in Foto Fever festival, Paris. Named as one of the 12 finalists of the Luxemburg Art Prize, displayed in Fresh Paint festival in Israel and L.A Photo located in California."

"For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love."
― Carl Sagan

Brooke McNamara

Poet, Performing Artist

USA

Poet, Performing Artist, Mother, and Zen Monk. She holds a BA in English, Creative Writing  and Dance from Connecticut College, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and an MFA in Dance/ Somatic Practice (Yoga) from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her life’s work centers around asking beautifully unanswerable questions, and discovering alive answers through wholehearted, creative response.

"Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.
― Zen Master Dogen

Kornel Miglus

Screenwriter, filmmaker, producer

Germany

Studied philosophy, linguistics and psychology. He produced films in Poland, USA, Germany and Bulgaria with his company Vacant. Since 1994 he has been film commissioner of the Polish institute in Berlin and curator of the film festival filmPOLSKA. Since 2011 he leads Zen mediation groups.

"I have no teaching. I only show something. I show reality, I show something of reality that has not been seen or has been seen too little. I take him who is listening by the hand and lead him to the window. I open the window and point outside. I have no teaching, but I am having a conversation."
― Martin Buber

Dr. Ingrid Gardill

Art Historian, Author

Germany

She studied Art History and German Literature in Berlin. For several years she was a jury member of the Berlin Senate for Culture. Her main focus is the sacred art of the Middle Ages and the art movements of the present. She works as an author and curator in high-profile projects and in an art association. As author of the yearbook series “Internationale Kunst Heute” she has selected around 700 contemporary artists from 75 countries and written the reviews of their works.

"Art is the direct and undisguised expression of man from a deep connection between heaven and earth. This assessment applies to works of art from all epochs."
― Ingrid Gardill

Prof. Behrooz Daresh

Artist, Sculptor

Iran

Sculptor and artist from Iran, Tehran. He studied Arts and Economics at the Tehran University. He works and lives as professional sculptor in Tehran, Iran. Widely exhibited he won some national and international
prizes such as first prize of Tehran Sculpture Biennial and he was the Iran representative
in Venice Biennial 2003.

"Creation is not an identity with an existence, but the voice of the nonexistence like the sound of the yet to come. It is the emancipation from the formation of the being, becoming the Other, being in another place, the decontextualized subject, the subject being constructed through the potential subject."
―  Behrooz Daresh

Prof. A. F. Mathew

Teacher

India

A. F. Mathew has been teaching in India for the last twenty years. He has also done fieldwork in the area of Human Rights’ violations. He teaches Indian Sociology, History of Indian Cinema and Film Studies.

"The silence depressed me. It wasn’t the silence of silence. It was my own silence."
―  Sylvia Plath

Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo

artist, curator, founder

Congo

Is a congolese visual artist, curator, founder, executive and artistic director of Kin ArtStudio and the Congo Biennale.  He is engaged to showcase a young generation of Congolese artists in local and in international art scene, and to bring renowned artists to work and to show their work in Kinshasa to confront them with Kinshasa’s reality. He has appeared in many relevant group exhibitions around the world.

"An artwork is the product of a dialogue between soul, spirit and matter."
―  Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo

Adam Mazur

art critic, art historian, curator

Poland

Adam Mazur Phd - art critic, art historian, curator, editor-in-chief of "BLOK" magazine. His main interests are contemporary art and documentary photography. Assistant professor at the Artistic University in Poznan.

Published books "Histories of Photography in Poland 1839-2009" (2010), "New Phenomena in Polish Photography after 2000" (2012), "Mutilated World. Histories of Photography in Central Europe" (2019). Curated several group and solo shows at different venues in Poland (Lodz, Cracow, Poznan) and abroad (Madrid, Bratislava, Berlin, Praha, Istanbul). Among his recent exhibitions are Martha Rosler's solo show at CCA Ujazdowski Castle (2014, with Kaja Pawelek), Artur Zmijewski at MWW Wroclaw (2016), Pawel Althamer at PGS Sopot (2016), Piotr Uklanski at National Museum in Cracow (2018).


Aram Haus

Artist, arts Agent and Curator

UK, Austria and Germany

Aram Haus - artist, arts agent and curator based in London, Vienna and Berlin. Aram Haus worked on stage oeuvre, performances and exhibitions a.o. at the Museum of Modern Art Moscow, Kunstforum Wien, Guggenheim Museum New York, Akademie der Künste Berlin, Musée du Louvre Paris or Staatsoper Zürich with a.o. Lou Reed,  Marina Abramovic, Robert Wilson or AHNONI. Aram Haus is currently artistic director of Wiener ACHSE (European Network of Artists and Zeitgeists establishing cultural communication projects for a.o. the European Commission), executive director of Achse Verlag, artistic director for Art Bodensee 19 and guest lecturer for cultural communications at the University of Vienna.


Papia Ghoshal

artist, poet, actor, singer

Czech Republic

Papia Ghoshal is an Indian fine artist, poet, actor and a baul singer based in Bohemia, Prague. She's the international editor of a british heritage literary magazine, The London Miscellany, first founded in 1825.

"Love, love, and just love"
―  Papia Goshal

Janneke de Vries

Art historian, curator, museum director, author

Germany

Since October 2018 director of the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art in Bremen. From 2008 to 2018 director of the GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst Bremen. In addition, regular publications on international contemporary art, and university courses. Before working in Bremen, she was director of the Kunstverein Braunschweig, curatorial assistant at the Kunstverein in Hamburg, editor-in-chief of a regional art magazine in Frankfurt/Main, and freelance critic for various art magazines and daily newspapers.

"Aesthetics without Ethics are Cosmetics"
―  Ulay

Dr. Ciby Chako

Doctor of Pharmacy

USA

Dr. Chacko is an licensed doctor of pharmacy in the US. Employed in the insurance industry, Dr. Chacko manages insurance clients and travels the country to speak and explore ways to improve and navigate the complicated American healthcare industry. His professional areas of interest include politics, legislation, and healthcare industry reform.  

“The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without a purpose.”
―  Dr. Myles Munroe

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.

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Albert Einstein

Art is the name we have given to humanity’s most primal response to the mystery of existence. It was in the face of the mystery that dance, music, poetry, and painting were born.

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J. F. Martel

The only moral lesson which is suited for a child--the most important lesson for every time of life--is this: 'Never hurt anybody.'

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Rousseau

Indifference to me is the epitome of all evil

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Elie Wiesel

Science brings knowledge, art brings revelation and religion redemption. Art penetrates into the interior of earthly matter in order to take out the interior and thus transfigure the exterior. They reconcile science and religion.

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Karl May

Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.

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Ludwig Wittgenstein

Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.

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Victor Hugo

Somewhere beyond right and wrong, there is a field. I will meet you there.

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Rumi