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Distress, United Kingdom

"This depiction of the human condition and its interminable frustrations, from boredom to despair to resignation, is a contemporary reflection on the profound injustices that left Europe mired in tragedy for much of the 20th century.

The rejection then of humanist values in a Europe blinded by fear led many to embrace abject totalitarianism.

Today, we are seeing a resurgence of this human tragedy. Whether it is experienced as solitude, joblessness, social exclusion, racism and anti-Semitism, such distress constitutes a threat to society when a minority of individuals gains access to knowledge, leaving the majority in ignorance and contempt."

Stéphane Duroy
(December 2010)

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