what is the future of art markets?
Who represents the interests of artists and sustains the quality of arts? How could artists reach a critical mass to receive adequate funding and maintain financial stability? Are we moving into a virtual art space?
SONDER is an international collaborative experiment on the merge of science and arts challenging that involvement in arts is not merely a form of self-expression but also an abundant source for innovation and is a key tool to understand the future. Without constraints and format restrictions we share stories and reflections on topics, methods and concepts our interviewees are currently working with and combined them with discussions to understand current changes in society, technology and politics.
The obscure word SONDER, coined by John Koenig, is the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own. It stands for the awareness that apart from our common state of mind and experience of being the main characters of our own life, there are many main characters around us having the same complexity of thoughts, challenges in their lives. With our conversations we would like to focus on these people at least for a moment of consideration how they perceive, express and enhance change through their daily work in the fields of arts & science.