WORLD QUESTION CENTER REDUX
In 1969 the artist James Lee Byars (1932-1997) collected a list of questions through conversations with 100 artists, scientists, philosophers, and other prominent thinkers and practitioners. His World Question Center became a critical document of his time. For Byars, the perfect thought takes the form of a question. He believed that answers and explanations are not the way forward. For the conference kick-off the Rietveld Academie’s World Question Center Redux will merge an artwork past, with questions from the present for the future. Connections are produced live on stage, with sweeping interventions by Koen Brams, Jonathan Dronsfield, Adjiedj Bakas, Sam de Groot and many others.