From 2012 to 2016, Foreign Affairs, the international performing arts festival of Berliner Festspiele, and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) have been investigating the relations between the performing and visual arts. The festival has continuously produced projects with international artists that experiment with various institutional frameworks. This book is both a question and a manual, collecting ideas, knowledge and experiences that stem from the theory and practices developed over the past few years.
Institution for the Future is an archive of ideas bringing together reflections by artists, curators and other cultural workers on what an institution for the future should and needs to look like. With contributions from Ade Darmawan, Alexandra Hodby, Alistair Hudson, Dmitry Vilensky, Dorothea von Hantelmann, Elaine W. Ho, Gerald Raunig, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Hu Xiangqian, Ho Tzu Nyen, Jens Hoffmann, Joao Ribas, Jun Yang, Keren Cytter, Liu Ding, Marina Abramovic, Michael Lee, Monika Szewczyk, Nikita Yingqian Cai, Richard Streitmatter-Tran, Roslisham Ismail, Ise, Sam Bower, Seng Yujin, Third Belgrade, Tino Sehgal, Vandy Rattana and Yoko Ono.