In April this year Finland went to the polls — and the right wing populist party, the True Finns, gained almost 20 per cent of the vote. This upset almost 30 years of consensus politics, and shows an upsurge in anti-European Union, anti-immigration, socially conservative values.
Artworks Feature: The Art of Being Europe Pt.1 The Soul of Europe is Steeped in Blood - RN Artworks - 6 March 2011
What is the connection between art, politics, economics and the European soul? In answer to this question we take the long view, going back to the beginning of European Union, to what Victor Hugo calls its ‘noble gestation.’
The Treaty of Rome in 1957, which was the founding event of what is now the European Union, was supposed to be the beginning of the end of nationalism in Europe. But over a half-century later, walking through any of the EU buildings in Brussels, it feels like nationalism never went away.
Event Date: 26 February 2014 Woburn Room Senate House, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences