Date: 24 april, Location: Cas-co Leuven. Details will follow soon
SOTA FAIR ARTS ALMANAC
In 2019 SOTA published the first Fair Arts Almanac. The content of the book was generated during a week long summer camp in 2018 with about 70 contributors. The compilation of various articles in this first edition was deliberately open for debate and associative, with a lot of contradictions, loose ends and inconsistencies.
In 2021, SOTA will set out a series of daylong encounters, organized each last Saturday of the month on another location in Belgium and about a different topic – or question that lives within the art world these days. These issues are distributed over the calendar of the full year, taking the sensibilities of the various seasons into account.
CONGRESS OF OTHERS WITHIN
April is the month of opening up, budding and sprouting. What is the impact of the growing awareness of the ecological crisis into the arts? How to represent, invoke, and collaborate with non and more-than-humans that are also part of us? Some are creating institutes for the ocean, while others set up legal entities for the recognition of rivers or summon distressed beings during (caring) rituals.
We will gather these attempts in a real Congress of Others Within as a way to experiment on how to establish a different relationship with the earth planet as a being, called Gaia. How are these attempts re-shaping the field of arts?