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Mobile Autonomy
Summer School
Middelheim Museum, Antwerp (BE)
23–29 August 2015
Which strategies and structures can artists use to maintain and enhance their artistic autonomy?
 Is art (still) a science of freedom, and how do artists organize themselves in order to develop a durable practice?
These questions will be addressed during the summer school and in the publication Mobile Autonomy.

The summer school will take a theoretical, practical and hands-on approach to the manifold practices and methods that artists and other cultural ‘makers’ develop to maintain and strengthen their practice in today’s economic and social conditions. Artists’ practices with experience and expertise in self-organization are used as examples, but alternative models from outside the field of the arts will also be discussed.
International reputable academics and artists (or artists’ collectives) will contribute to the programma, e.g.:
Åbäke, Nico Dockx, Pascal Gielen, Erik Hagoort, Thomas Hirschhorn, Hotel Charleroi, Isabell Lorey, Oda Projesi, Tara Cranswick, Emma Rushton & Derek Tyman, Gerald Raunig and Raqs Media Collective.
When: Monday 23 Aug–Thursday 27 August from 6.30 pm and Saturday 29 August, from 11 am to 4 pm, with:
Chantal Pattyn, moderator (netmanager Radio Klara)
Yamila Idrissi (member of Flemish Parliament)
Helga Baert (director HIROS, board member of oKo-Flemish Federation of Employers in the performing arts and music sector)
Dirk De Wit (coordinator of international relations and visual arts, Flanders Arts Institute)
Programme: click here
Reservations (please before 26 Aug):

will be released parallel to the Summer School!
Pre-order? Click here!
Also available at Middelheimmuseum.
Antennae Series, Arts in Society
Editors: Nico Dockx, Pascal Gielen
With contributions by: A Dog Republic, Nico Dockx, Pascal Gielen, Erik Hagoort, Thomas Hirschhorn, Kirsten Leenaars, Isabell Lorey, Oda Projesi, Louise Osieka, Jason Pallas, Caroline Picard, Raqs Media Collective, Kuba Szreder, Jonas Tinius, Tricia Van Eck en Sara Weyns
Graphic design:
256 pp, paperback, English,  € 19,90 ISBN 978-94-92095-10-7 
Supported by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

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