‘Get up, stand up!‘ is the name of the newest exhibition of The Millennium Iconoclast Museum of Art (MIMA) in Brussels. Just like the previous exhibition called Wonderland, civil disobedience is the main thread. This theme happens to be a personal favorite of mine. I think it’s safe to say that most of us rebelled a lot during puberty (I sure did, ask my mom). As we grew older we partly lost this temper and that’s too bad. Nowadays I feel like we lack the courage or the effort to publicly disagree with injustice in society. Of course the union and other organisations still have manifestations but it seems that they don’t have much impact anymore.
I think we are also getting lazier. Is it enough to change our profile picture on Facebook to show that we disagree with something? Will that cause any change at all? Or is it still important to let our voices be heard in the streets?