We have hardly yet begun – Joseph Popper, Denis Maksimov

One artist and one theorist explore the darker side of our endless quest for ‘progress’.  From conversations with machines to Walt Disney’s ‘experimental prototype for a community of tomorrow’, Joseph Popper’s video We have hardly yet begun will take you on a journey through a history of corporate visions of the future. Mixing ‘top-down’ proposals with science fiction visionaries, the… View Article

July 24, 2016

Black Quantum Futurism Theory and Practice – BQF Collective

Today at the Art Department, we are pleased to present an introduction to the theory of Black Quantum Futurism by the collaborative duo BQF Collective (Camae Defstar and Rasheedah Phillips). Read on to find out how you can manipulate space-time, plus a convincing case for thinking with an indigenous African concept of time: Black Quantum… View Article

July 13, 2016

Pagodas: messages for the future – Chulayarnnon Siriphol

Here at the Art Department we are exploring how artistic approaches to predictions of the future have shaped our present, under the theme of ‘Prophecies‘. This week, we bring you Bangkok-based artist Chulayarnnon Siriphol who wants to know what messages and materials can we leave today for the people of the future? By setting up his own… View Article

July 6, 2016

Under This Sky – Yasuyo Tanaka

The artist Victor Brauner found himself repeatedly painting self-portraits in which he had just one eye, only to lose it seven years later, intervening in a fight.* David Mandell woke from his dreams, compelled to draw his visions of a plane hitting towers on 11 September 1996, five years before the twin towers collapsed in New York. There… View Article

June 30, 2016
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The secret life of Node

Hello, this is Perla Montelongo, Director of Node Center.  You probably know Node Center for our online courses, but we have a hidden life that is pretty exciting and that we want to share with you. I’m aware that we send a lot of emails promoting our courses – we’re very sorry about that – but… View Article

June 22, 2016

The dream came true: Node Center goes to Tokyo!

At last my dream to travel to Japan came true! I had the pleasure to stay two months in Tokyo from November 2015 to January 2016 thanks to a collaboration with Arts Initiative Tokyo, an independent organisation dedicated to thinking about, learning and discussing art. They run a residency program for artists and a Contemporary Art School… View Article

May 21, 2016

I Am Writing to… Open letters in Art Criticism

We are happy to launch the 2º Volume of  ‘Node Center Notebooks’, a collection of exercises from the online course “Creative Forms in Art Criticism and Writing”, lectured by An Paenhuysen. Thanks to all the authors and contributors!

February 25, 2016

Piloting educational capsules in Mexico

Testing Node’s educational tool in high schools Last November Node travelled to Mexico to test a pilot educational tool for teachers, designed to strengthen lateral and creative thinking in their classrooms while at the same time teach their programmed class topics. We received great support from the Colegio México de Tehuacán, especially the teacher Salvador Arias and school coordinator Susana Wuotto who… View Article

November 30, 2015
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