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it is part of an ensemble and Isabel Burr Raty | What it takes to be WE at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens

Performative opening at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens
Sunday, October 8th  |  14:00 – 17:00


During this performative public moment, students from KASK & Conservatorium, together with the artists, will set the findings of the 2023 Autumn Academyarrow in motion, in which they researched the concept of ‘collectivity’.

This is the closing moment of a long weekend in MDD, where students gathered under the guidance of the collective, it is part of an ensemblearrow, and Isabel Burr Raty, theoretically and practically exploring the question: who and what do we talk about when we say ‘we’?

This performative public moment is led by dramaturg Isabel Burr Raty, along with Chrys Amaya Michailidis, Bas van den Hurk, Marcia Liu, Jochem van Laarhoven and Maxim Ventulé from it is part of an ensemble.


Autumn Academy

From 6—8 October 2023, KASK & Conservatorium will participate in an Autumn Academy in MDD as part of the Nomadic School of Arts project. During this weekend, the entire museum and sculpture garden will be handed over to 15 students from all departments of KASK & Conservatorium.

During this Autumn Academy, the concept of collectivity is explored and expanded by linking it to current socio-ecological issues. The program includes three days of co-living and co-working, creating (temporary) relationships, connections and rhythms – within the context of a museum.

The Autumn Academy is led by members of it is part of an ensemble and Isabel Burr Raty in collaboration with KASK’s Performance department and Laurens Otto, curator at MDD.

‘How do we live together, how do we work together? How do we give shape and form to ‘being together’ in the broadest sense?’

Bas van den Hurk is an artist, tutor and researcher. He studied Fine Art at Academy St. Joost in Breda and Philosophy of Aesthetics at the University of Amsterdam. Van den Hurk teaches contemporary theory, research and practice at St. Joost, and is a regular lecturer at different academies and institutions in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Research Group: Cultural and Creative Industries

The research group Cultural and Creative Industries investigates the role of artists and designers as creative innovators and drivers of social and economic change. Affiliated researchers analyse the cultural and creative industries from a critical point of view and examine the conditions under which timely forms of aesthetic expression and social connectedness can actually take place within the precarious reality of this field. What economic models are required by artists and designers to create a meaningful practice within the aesthetic, social, and economic intentions of the cultural and creative industries? What skills sets are required for those artists and designers who don’t just want to follow movements, but actually shape novel social and economic models of the future?

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