Nexus Conference 2019

The Ring

or What Will Rule the World. On Wagner, power and love. View the photo’s now.

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25th Anniversary Nexus

The Magic Mountain Revisited

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Nexus Lecture 2019

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei spoke on the responsibilities of an artist. View the photo’s and video’s now.

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Nexus Conference 2019: The Ring
or What Will Rule the World

The Ring: a symbol of limitless power and riches, corrupting the mighty and keeping the masses in servitude. In Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen the old, corrupt world goes up in flames to make way for a new world of brotherhood, beauty and love. But what should the new world look like? On Sunday 10 November, speakers from the worlds of power and the arts offered their view of what Wagner’s questions mean for us today.

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Cultura Animi II:The World as It Is
in the Eyes of Atwood, Soyinka and Ai

The World as It Is is the second volume in the new Cultura Animi series. This beautifully bound hardcover edition contains the text of the Nexus Lecture by Margaret Atwood, an essay by the Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka and the Nexus Lecture by Ai Weiwei: three fascinating essays on human rights, good and evil and the responsibility of the artist. Order your copy now, or join our new supportership and receive a new publication in the Cultura Animi series each year.

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Agenda

published Cultura Animi Atwood, Soyinka and Ai

Video & Photo

Debate with José Manuel Barroso and others

at the Nexus Conference 2019. Photo: Dolph Cantrijn

Nexus Symposium ‘An Education in Counterculture’

Patti Smith on art, music and the spirit of punk