• Duur: 60'
  • Taal: Engels
  • Tickets: €5

Vorig jaar in februari bracht BUDA kunstenaars, theoretici en directeurs uit heel Europa samen om de mogelijkheid van een 'andere' artistieke organisatie te bespreken. Een die meer open zou zijn voor haar eigen politieke of sociaal geëngageerde artistieke programma en eindelijk eens zou doen wat ze predikt. Dit symposium kreeg de naam The Fantastic Institution, een driedaags discussieplatform tussen realiteit en fictie. En waar zijn we, één jaar later? Zijn we ook maar iets meer fantastisch dan voorheen? Of helemaal niet? In ieder geval dachten we dat het interessant zou zijn om wat langer «bij het probleem stil te staan» en die vraag nog maar eens te lijf te gaan. Dus hier komt The Return of the Fantastic Institution, een 3-daagse bijeenkomst die parallel met ons End of Winter festival loopt.

Als statement, en als reactie op de editie van vorig jaar, zal deze sessie kort zijn, heel praktijkgericht, waarschijnlijk half zelfgeorganiseerd en alleen toegankelijk voor een beperkt aantal genodigden, om op die manier een kleine tijdelijke gemeenschappelijke school te vormen. Niettemin, en in een poging om dit collectieve proces met een breder publiek te delen, zal een deelnemer, elke dag van 17:00 tot 18:00, een openbare lezing geven in de vorm van een meer theoretische, fantasierijke of speculatieve benadering van de herverbeelding van de artistieke instelling van vandaag. Een gedetailleerde lijst met bijdragers volgt op de website.

Kunstenpunt zal de workshop documenteren en alle discussies online posten. Ter info: de documentatie van de afgelopen editie (2017) kan je nog steeds hier vinden op www.kunsten.be.

Meer info over de respectieve lezingen:

22nd of February, 17:00 in Foyer
Maria Hlavajova, bak, Utrecht
“Instituting Otherwise”

In her lecture, Maria Hlavajova speculates about the notion of "instituting otherwise"--the mainstay conceptual paradigm in her practice, through which she has systematically engaged in developing and testing institutional models to best accommodate and further shape the dynamically evolving field of theoretically-informed and politically-driven art and experimental research. Probing the question "How do we take responsibility towards the context?," she thinks through her current research into "propositions for non-fascist living." 

Maria Hlavajova is a curator, researcher, educator, and organizer. She is a founding general and artistic director of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, established in 2000. In 2008–2016 she was research and artistic director of FORMER WEST, which she initiated and developed as an international collaborative research, education, publication, and exhibition project. Hlavajova has instigated and organized numerous projects at BAK and beyond, including the series Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–ongoing),  Future Vocabularies (2014–2017), New World Academy with artist Jonas Staal (2013–2016), among many other international research projects. In 2011, Hlavajova organized the Roma Pavilion titled Call the Witness in the context of the 54th Venice Biennale, Venice and in 2007 she curated the Dutch Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice. In 2000, Hlavajova co-curated Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana, titled Borderline Syndrome.

 

Friday 23rd of February, 17:00 in de Rotonde
iLiana Fokianaki, State of Concept Athens, Extra City Antwerp and Future Climates
“The Future Climates of Precarious Art Work or how not to be alone”.

Working and thinking with DIY economies and lack of infrastructure, and imagining the future climates of cultural workers in the format of an experiment, iLiana Fokianaki will give future scenarios via the examples of State of Concept Athens and Future Climates (the research platform she co-founded with Antonia Alampi) that aim to break the classic format of the institutional power structures and set theoretical framework by appropriating power and enacting it differently and will try to reformulate the  problematic of how to work together when hierarchies inevitably exist and the financial pie is tiny. 

iLiana Fokianaki is a writer and curator based in Athens and Rotterdam. In 2013 she founded State of Concept Athens, the first non-profit institution in Athens that promotes Greek and international artists through solo exhibitions, but also invites international curators to create exhibitions that comment on the current socio-political landscape of Greece and beyond. State of Concept is also focusing on a pedagogical programme that enables Greek art students through free consultations, to further their studies and develop their projects. It has also been operating as an open platform that hosts fellow curators and artists for talks, events and presentations. In 2016, together with Antonia Alampi she founded Future Climates, a platform that aims to propose viable futures for small-scale organizations of contemporary art and culture, which manifested in Athens in March 2017 with a three-month program.

 

Saturday 24th of February, 17:00 in the Rotonde
Francis McKee, CCA Glasgow
“The Rainbow Wrasse”

The Rainbow Wrasse is a speculative fiction that questions the future of art, institutions and artefacts in a future where climate change and its wide ranging impact on societies and their infrastructure is resetting all our relationships.

Francis McKee is director of CCA, Glasgow and also a tutor on the MFA at Glasgow School of Art. He has just published two books - How to Know What is Really Happening (Sternberg, 2016) and Even The Dead Rise Up (Book Works, 2017).

  • With public speculative lectures by: Maria Hlavajova (BAK - Utrecht), 22/02, 17:00. iLiana Fokianaki(State of Concept Athens, Extra City Antwerp and Future Climates) 23/02, 17:00 Francis McKee (CCA - Glasgow) 24/02, 17:00
  • And daily (non public) in-depth work sessions together with: Christiana Galanopoulou (MIR - Athens) Alexander Roberts (Reykjavik Dance Festival) Marta Keil (researcher and curator, Warsaw)) Mai Abu ElDahab (Mophradat) Maria Hlavajova (BAK - Utrecht) Georg Döcker (Giessen University - Frankfurt) Johan Forsman (Skogen - Gothenburg) Andy Field (Forest Fringe - Edinburgh) Ilse Ghekiere (artist/ researcher) Peggy Pierrot (freelancer - Atelier des horizons) iLiana Fokianaki (State of Concept Athens, Extra City Antwerp and Future Climates) Rachida Aziz (Le Space - Brussels) Lara Staal (curator, dramaturg - Amsterdam) Anne Breure (Het Veem - Amsterdam) Aaron Wright (Fierce Festival -Birmingham) Francis McKee (CCA - Glasgow) Clement Layes (artist – Berlin) Matthieu Goeury (artistic coordinator Vooruit – Gent) Roise Goan (dramaturge Vooruit – Gent) Martin Schick (artist – Berlin) Isobel Dryburgh (artist student DAS- Amsterdam) Dries Douibi – (curator Beursschouwburg - Brussels) Xiri Tara Noir (artist, Brussels) Jozef Wouters (artist - Brussels) Els Silverants (director Netwerk Aalst) Elsemieke Scholte- detheatermaker (producer, Antwerp) Kim Hiorthøy (artist - Olso) Diederik Peeters (artist – Brussels) Sarah Vanhee (artist – Brussels) Helga Baert (producer, Brussels)
  • a program by : Daniel Blanga Gubbay (Aleppo) Silvia Bottiroli - curator/ researcher in conversation with Agnes Quackels
  • moderated by: Jeremie Schaeli (tarif de groupe)
  • Documentation by: Kunstenpunt/ Flemish Institute for the arts.

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