The Reading Club

In May 2018 The Political Party is hosted by Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.


Every weekend there will be a collective reading session in relation to The Political Party, a mobile library conceived by Michiel Vandevelde. He invites the moderators to propose a short text to be read and discussed collectively. The proposed texts reflect on notions such as the future, political imagination, the politics of family constellations, climate change, and contemporary mythologies. The reading club expands the social and political function of the driving library.


FUTUREABILITY by Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi

Thêâtre National

Sat 5/05 – 16:00 > 18:00

Moderated by Kristof van Baarle (dramaturg), Michiel Vandevelde (artist)


DEPRODUCTION by Terre Thaemlitz


Sun 13/05 – 16:00 > 18:00

Moderated by Laura Herman (curator La Loge), Charlotte Van Buylaere (curator Netwerk Aalst)


THE ENDS OF THE WORLD by Déborah Danowski, Eduardo Viveiros De Castro


Sun 20/05 – 16:00 > 18:00

Moderated by Livia Andrea Piazza (researcher), Michiel Vandevelde

In the frame of The May Events


THE OLD AXOLOTL by Jacek Dukaj

Kanal – Centre Pompidou

Sat 26/05 – 16:00 > 18:00

Moderated by Aneta Rostkowska (curator Akademie der Künste der Welt, Cologne), Michiel Vandevelde