Future I



Are our ideas of what the future will bring limited today to the next generation of iPads and 3D television sets? Apart from dystopian scenarios (global warming, total surveillance, ...), grand concepts of the future command little political or media prominence these days, while engagement with utopias and radical social blueprints does however constitute an important theme for contemporary art and theory. Indeed, the thesis is often put forward that the utopian has left the realm of the social to find its way into the cultural arena. This premise is the point of departure for our program »Future 1.» The program presents artistic practices and theoretical approaches that examine future and utopia within the context of the conflicting priorities of political realities and aesthetic propositions. … >>