Antropical - Ministry of Strange Affairs (Dobausseministär) - is an international art collective that gets super dooper excited about social, environmental and playful practices. We inspire, guide and facilitate collaborative interdisciplinary projects with the aim of connecting to diverse audiences. This includes long and short term projects such as residencies, interventions, performances, seminars and workshops. Our vision is to create a vibrant, sustainable and global community for the exchange of knowledge, experiences and creativity.
Antropical was founded in 2016 and began as an artist residency in the context of Kolla Festival, Luxembourg. The yearly residencies were organised around artistic research that addressed audience engagement outside an institutional framework, explored through independent art practices. We stayed pupating in our cocoons during 2020, like the rest of the world, hatching plans through electric invisible signals until we can smoosh out again. A conclusive residency edition ran in 2021, before Antropical metamorphosed like a beautiful butterfly, shiny and new and full of brilliant ideas, into the collective network it is today.
1. a) A phenomenon of the controversial relationship with nature in human societies.
b) The human capacity to influence all elements of nature, even the creation of nature.
2. A well intentioned, playful outcome/process, reached through organised chaos.
Cas Banierink (NL), Tanja Bladt-Cohen (UK/DK), Benjamin Georges Coles (UK/LU), Valentine Emilia Bossert (CH), Reem Dada (UK/SY), Amelia Daiz (UK), Lucia Fiorani (IT), Aurélie d'Incau (LU), Maïna Joner (FR/NO), Sophie Prinssen (FR), Margot van der Sande (NL), Nika Schmitt (NL), Paulina Speltz (LU), Marieke Sytema (NL), Daniele Valentino (IT), Emiel Wendel (NL).
Antropical is grounded in Luxembourg, with its origins in Steinfort. However, the organisation knows no borders and each member represents a ministry wherever they are located.
Postal Address (Antropical M.o.S.A.):
Antropical - Ministry of Strange Affairs asbl
10A, rue Jean-François Boch,
TEL: 00352 661605783