Syria: once more making headlines

It’s not only the Geneva-talks and the hideous proofs by one of Bashar el Assad’s own men of his government’s systematic tortures that make headlines – there has also been relevant news for us Swedes. Two of our colleagues: the journalist Magnus Falkehed and the prized photographer Niclas Hammarström were both released  January 2014.

Félix Vallotton: the timid artist

This somewhat forgotten Swiss artist lived between two centuries  (1865-1925) and in two cultures. Félix Vallotton’s retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris includes a large perspective of this multi-facetted artist: from the well-known engraver to the expressive colourist he became, painting large oils with varying realistic motives.

Peace leads to Peace

Karl Gustav Hammar presented his newly  published book “Peace leads to Peace” at the Swedish Church in Paris. One of Sweden’s most controversial archbishops in modern times, inspired by the great humanist and UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjöld, predicts a new course for the Church.