// tAI // Kris Gevers & Gaston Meskens – ‘The New Cult of Sex and Anarchy’

Upcoming expo space café Rood-WitGeneraal Drubbelstraat 42, 2600 Antwerpen opening Friday 06.08.21 6pm on view 07.08 – 22.08weekends 07&08.08 / 14&15.08 / 21&22.08 > 1 – 11pmweekdays > by appointment > contact brenda.lush@theartsinstitute.org // See an introductory text herehttps://www.theartsinstitute.org/happenings/kris-gevers-en-gaston-meskens-the-new-cult-of-sex-and-anarchy/ //

// tAI // Tragic Realist Fiction – ‘Cabarets Diaboliques’

The art collective Tragic Realist Fiction takes the road. In its films, videos and music, it pulls 19th century Decadent Romanticism through the swamp of modernity into our present times. Expect no dry philosophy. The world simply needs more she-devils. Tragic Realist Fiction isMargo BulgakovElian Smit23Sarah de GraeveGaston Meskens Cabarets Diaboliques was a film & … Continue reading // tAI // Tragic Realist Fiction – ‘Cabarets Diaboliques’

// tAI // Marion & Rosaly Games – ‘The Better Delusion of Oneself – Prologue (“The Blood Prints”)‘

The Arts Institute is currently researching a show under the title “The Better Delusion of Oneself”. Materialised as an installation of artefacts, texts and a film, the show will inquire into (and beyond) conformist and strategic interpretations of ‘the obscene’ in contemporary culture. The show “The Better Delusion of Oneself” will be build up around … Continue reading // tAI // Marion & Rosaly Games – ‘The Better Delusion of Oneself – Prologue (“The Blood Prints”)‘

// tA // The New Humanism Project – Contribution to Centerpoint Now, the publication of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations

Centerpoint Now is a publication of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations (WCPUN). The new issue, entitled ‘Are We There Yet?’, is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the United Nations with articles on older and new challenges for global governance (the last obviously including the virus pandemic). The researchers of the … Continue reading // tA // The New Humanism Project – Contribution to Centerpoint Now, the publication of the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations

// tA // The New Humanism Project – contribution to Bio#Futures (Springer, 2021)

The researchers of the New Humanism Project contributed a chapter to the book “Bio#Futures – Foreseeing and Exploring the Bioeconomy” published by Springer. While other contributions explore sustainable development methodologies and practical applications, we were invited to provide an ethical-philosophical framework applicable to the bioeconomy. Info on the publication can be found here.

// tAI // Tragic Realist Fiction – ‘So Here We Are’ (film works)

Over the past years, the Tragic Realist Fiction sound & vision collective created and produced 6 arthouse films, all in the context of shows that were on view in the AnteRoom, the art gallery of the Arts Institute. The show screened and documented the films, and showed an installation of selected artworks that were produced … Continue reading // tAI // Tragic Realist Fiction – ‘So Here We Are’ (film works)

// tAI // Work by the idle-city-else Labs and Tragic Realist Fiction at BAD, the Belgian Art and Design Fair, Ghent, Belgium

Figuring amongst work of a number of cool artists, 4 works produced by the idle-city-else labs (acryl and ink print on MDF) from the ‘Autopsy’ Series are on view (and for sale) at the show ’16 Painters’, curated by Mathias Swings for BAD, the Belgian Art and Design Fair, 10-13 October 2019 in Ghent. In … Continue reading // tAI // Work by the idle-city-else Labs and Tragic Realist Fiction at BAD, the Belgian Art and Design Fair, Ghent, Belgium

// tPhC // workshop: (education for a) Cosmopolitanism beyond Comfort Zones – 27 September 2019, New York

What kind of education do our children need to make them more resilient to all kinds of capitalist, conformist and fundamentalist manipulations of our co-existence and to enable them to become self-reflexive, open and tolerant cosmopolitans or ‘world citizens’ capable of living better with each other in our complex society? What is ethical competence? The … Continue reading // tPhC // workshop: (education for a) Cosmopolitanism beyond Comfort Zones – 27 September 2019, New York