Short expressions of popular wisdom are true golden heritage. The Polish language is full of terms, expressions and proverbs related to the most precious of metals which reflect the sparkle of this nation’s culture.
Auctions are nothing new – even if they never lost the wow factor – and somehow they affect our daily lives on many levels: whenever we turn our lights on, query Google or stream a video, an auction is happening behind the scenes.
Money was around for at least two millennia before the first coins appeared. However, looking at it in tandem with human life down through the ages, you soon see that “all that glitters is not gold”. Territorial conquests, colonial trade and the quest for freedom are just a few of the many stories behind what we today call money.
Welcome to Earth Bits, a data-driven exhibition around the environmental crisis held at the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, in Lisbon. The Executive Director of MAAT, Beatrice Leanza, takes us on a guided tour through the exhibition.
Called the “Black Angel” of the Polish song, Ewa Demarczyk was one of the most outstanding Polish stage personalities. Her poetry-adapted songs travelled the world’s greatest stages and, though she didn’t leave too many recordings, her hypnotising hum can still be heard on any good radio station.
Regarded as one of the Colombia’s most important conceptualists, Antonio Caro used unconventional forms of art to encourage sociopolitical and cultural reflection. His most famous work (now considered a classic), is the “Colombia” series, a protest against rampant consumerism and globalisation.
Cruzeiro Seixas was one of the most iconic surrealists in Portugal though, in his modest mind, he was just “a man who paints”. The Master’s desire for aesthetic and ideological freedom met in delicate and precise brushstrokes the expression of a philosophy he remained faithful to his entire life.
The history of tropical music in Colombia goes hand in hand with the powerhouse record company Discos Fuentes’, established in 1934 by Antonio Fuentes. Historian Carlos Alfonso Días Martínez evokes the life of this legacy.
Aurélia de Sousa was a renowned painter and and a woman a will who lived through the passage from the 19th to the 20th century. Historian Filipa Lowndes Vicente tells how her ambition took her to Paris and raised her to success.
Born in 1813, Hipolit Cegielski was a pioneer and one of the best-known industrialists in West Central Poland. Polish economic historian Jakub Lorenc portrays the life of this man who started out as a language teacher.
João Lousada is a flight director at the International Space Station (ISS) and an analogue astronaut for the Austrian Space Forum, taking part in missions that simulate living conditions on the red planet. His dream of going to Mars led him to apply for ESA astronaut selection campaign.
Mirosław Hermaszewski was the first and, so far, only Polish cosmonaut in space. On 26 June 1978, he was launched into space on the Soviet spaceship Soyuz 30 at an altitude of 363 km. Now 80, the Major is still considered a national hero in Poland.
Born in Cali, Colombia, Diana Trujillo moved to the U.S.A. at seventeen with just 300 dollars in her pocket. Now, she is a successful aerospace engineer at NASA. She headed the team responsible for designing the robot arm of Perseverance rover.
Known on the street art scene as Ledania, Diana Ordoñez is one of the most influential Colombian visual artists worldwide. After being challenged to paint several murals on the walls of Ara stores, she brings her fantastical world to the cover of Feed.
This holiday season is full of superstitions. Let’s see some known ones in Portugal, Poland and Colombia.