19U30 - 21u30 / MARCH 10TH

Future arts

During Future Arts, artists and pioneers in the creative sector will share how technology and new innovations will shape our cultural experiences in the future. 

Talk by Dries depoorter

Dries Depoorter is a Belgian artist and creative technologist living in Ghent. His work addresses themes such as artificial intelligence, social media, privacy and surveillance.Depoorter’s work has been exhibited all over the world and he is speaking internationally. (TEDx, MoMA, SXSW, Mutek, Mozilla Firefox SF, Para Site Hong Kong) 
Dries Depoorter at Future Entrepreneurship 2021


Merel van Helsdingen has worked on Marketing and Partnerships for tech, music and entertainment companies in London (Apple, BBH, Crowdmix). Merel’s passion for new media, film and music, combined with her entrepreneurial flair, inspired the idea for Nxt Museum in 2018. Over the last two and a half years, Merel has built the museum from scratch, leading on everything from the concept to fundraising and artist liaison, with the support of her network of advisors. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media & Culture and a Masters in Marketing.

Merel van Helsdingen
Christophe De Jaeger

panelist Christophe De Jaeger

Art historian and curator specializing in contemporary art and collaborative practices between art and research. As a curator and cultural manager he increasingly looked for opportunities to relate artists to the important ecological, social, political, and scientific challenges of our time. Making links between artists and researchers leads to exhibitions, discussions, educative workshops and new productions that make artists and citizens reflect upon our position in the universe and our shared responsability for the world in general.

De Jaeger is the artistic advisor for the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels (BOZAR Lab) and founded GLUON, a Platform for Art, Science and Technology in Brussels.
Hannes Coudenys

panelist Hannes Coudenys

The future of arts, a unique insight

How will arts be developed and exhibited in the near future? In what way will our cultural experiences change in time? Can a museum keep up with the latest technologies and innovations? Pioneers in this field will share their insights and vision during an interactive panel discussion.

With the support of

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