Art, creativity and innovation go hand in hand.
But how do you achieve this creativity? Very often, by getting inspiration from what you hear, see or smell. Inspiration can frequently be found in stimuli generated by looking at unfamiliar things. Art is an excellent medium for this. It can fulfil a kind of bridging function to thinking about the future and its challenges and opportunities.
Living Tomorrow takes a hopeful view of the future. That is why curator Barbara Dietrich attaches great importance to future-oriented art that offers added value and that has this message of hope for the future.
We have already reached the third generation of our art exhibition. Our previous exhibitions, "NextDoor" and "Light@Dark", drew a substantial number of art lovers to Living Tomorrow. And people who visited our innovation platform for other reasons were also frequently inspired by the artwork. Not just because of the renowned exhibitors whose work was on display (such as Koen Vanmechelen, Ulrike Bolenz, Fred Eerdekens, Peter De Cupere, Jean-Luc Moerman, Nick Ervinck, Panamarenko, Olivier Pauwels, Athar Jaber, Sergey Dozhd, Kazimir Malevich, etc.), but also because during the guided tours, our guides made connections that were sometimes less well-known or not self-evident, between art and healthcare for example.
Incidentally, this relationship between art and health led to a temporary exhibit at Living Tomorrow with works by various artists who are affiliated to PsycArt, a non-profit organisation that supports artists who are isolated, vulnerable and in need of help.
You can attend an Art Inspiration Tour at Living Tomorrow. But don't just expect a tour of the wide range of artwork on display. What you get is a voyage of discovery through a wonderland of technological innovations which,through the artworks on display, make connections between art and innovation. Connections that we are often unaware of.
Through the questions the guide asks you and the story that is told, as a visitor, you will be encouraged to think more deeply about the present and the future. And to see the artworks in a different light. For example, what does art have to do with robots? Or, can artificial intelligence create art? As humans, are we unique in this respect? How has an artist influenced the way we think about black holes in space? Can art help prevent dementia, or ensure that we stay healthier as we grow older? A number of these points will be explained by the guide. But, each visitor will have to find his or her own answer to other questions.
The aim of the Art Inspiration Tour is to encourage visitors to think about themselves, the present and the future. And about art and innovation. Or, about how we can create part of the future ourselves. Because, if we think about tomorrow today, we make tomorrow a little bit more tangible.
You can book the Art Inspiration Tour as a group or individually.
The tour can also be combined with a lunch or dinner in The Bistronomy.
Price for groups of at least 10 participants:
For groups of fewer than 10 participants, we ask for a supplement of €90 for the whole group.
Our curator, Barbara Dietrich, is very at home in the art world. Thanks to her commitment, you can come and admire a fine selection of art by renowned artists, at Living Tomorrow.