Being new at the studio, let me introduce myself: My name is Émilie, 20yo. I love cinema, literature, to solve puzzles, and to write stories. I like white chocolate, vanilla coffee, crying in front of movies, and also the sound of the rain crashing on my windows. As far as I can remember, I've always been interested in arts, aiming to work in the profession. Well, actually this is half true.
For centuries, artists and visual communicators have tested the boundaries between art and socio-politics. From Picasso to Banksy, art has addressed issues and challenged hierarchies imposed by those in power - widening awareness and contributing to social change. Contemporary artists have consequently increasingly expanded this path of political engagement and activism.
A new week and what beautiful weekend it was here in Amsterdam. Most people would be lounging on the grass soaking up the last drops of sun, or at a bar drinking like a fish. Not me, I spent Saturday evening speed cycling around Amsterdam like a mad man participating in Urban Photo Race.