Nowadays the western world is going through a moral crisis. After the debt and banking crisis, now the refugee crisis shakes Europe to its foundations. Rightwing populism and nationalism contaminate the political discourse with cynicism. Grexit, Brexit, borders rather closed than open; new iron curtains to protect us against the ‘tsunami of refugees’. Asylum seekers mentioned in the same breath as criminals, terrorists and rapists. In this era of ‘selfies’ solidarity is rapidly replaced with ‘our own people first'.
Rob Moonen and Rebecca Nelemans curated an exhibition with artists who relate in their works to these big social changes.