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“I believe that art can help create a society where people are free to figure out their own dreams. I‘m challenged every day to make that happen. Beyond art’s influences on social, political and economic factors, I believe that it can help more people to pursue their vision in life.”

– Kenta Torimoto.

Kenta Torimoto is a Japanese art curator based in Shanghai. Here’s an interview by Fumio Kanda on CNN Travel:
http://travel.cnn.com/shanghai/play/kenta-torimoto-eye-chinese-art-745879

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“Sexuality, more broadly defined, is an incredibly powerful lens with which to study a society, because it gives you a view not only of the miniature of people’s intimate lives but also the wider canvas of public life. Beliefs and values, attitudes and behaviors around sex are shaped by bigger forces — politics, economics, religion, tradition, gender, generations. If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms.”

– Shereen El Feki, author of “Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World“, on how politics of sex give a lens on society.

(via explore blog)