AS THE FUTURE WHOOSHED, THE HOME WAS AIRED: A glimpse into Alexis De Sakhnoffsky´s prophetic craft

This week at the Art Department, architect, Ph.D and curator Silvia Perea takes us on a journey through the prophetic designs of Count Alexis De Sakhnoffsky. Inspired by aerodynamism, Sakhnoffsky’s streamlined designs of automobiles, homewares and entire lifestyles in the 1930s and 40s embodied the idea of a hopeful and technologically efficient future.  Read on to discover how De… View Article

September 12, 2016

The High Priestess, the Magician, & the Fool: Tarot on Film

Put on your best velvet cape and start shuffling the cards, we’re going on a journey through tarot in film. Mashing together clips from 17 film and tv shows including anime, filipino horror, hollywood classics and tv sitcoms, the video The High Priestess, the Magician, & the Fool follows the different ways that tarot reading is shown in film, from… View Article

August 31, 2016

MAONO: Co-creation of Images of the Futures – Maya Van Leemput

This week at the Art Department, our research branch to explore experimental approaches to art, we are pleased to present the futurist Maya Van Leemput on the collaborative project MAONO where artists and young adults from Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Brussels, Belgium were challenged to create images of the future together.  Read on to find… View Article

August 20, 2016

Encounters in Haus 209 – Bettina Hutschek

At the Art Department we are presenting artistic approaches to the future, under the theme of ‘Prophecies’. This week we’re bringing you the story of a dark experiment to solve humanity’s problems. The artist Bettina Hutschek imagines the experience of a woman who is sent to the “world beyond” to find answers. By being fed… View Article

August 7, 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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