KAOS Talk - Elien Ronse, Mirra Markhaëva and Ignace Wouters

Doing friendship”, a KAOS Talk with Elien Ronse, Mirra Markhaëva and Ignace Wouters.

Elien Ronse is artist-in-residence in the psycho-social center St. Alexius in Brussels. She spends most of her time in the “living room”, where people ask each other how they are and conversations go from smalltalk to very intimate topics. In this context she questions how care takes place in our everyday relations and what the meaning is of friendship in our adult lives.

For this KAOS Talk at Museum Dr. Guislain (Ghent and online) she invited two other artists to dive into the topic of “doing friendship”. Mirra Markhaëva is an artist and an activist, who migrated to Belgium from the Republic of Buryatia. She will share her experiences and ideas on individualism and collectivism. Ignace Wouters is an artist who also works in St. Alexius. He’ll discuss how friendship or “friendly relations” are part of his work context, both as an employee of the hospital and as an artist.

KAOS-coordinator Mike Michiels will join and moderate the talk. The talk will be in English but we can translate to Nederlands with pleasure. Very welcome to join, listen and also share your thoughts about friendship.


Where: Museum Dr. Guislain (Jozef Guislainstraat 43 b
B-9000 Ghent) en online
When: 01/12/2022
Start: 20u.
Admission is free but we ask that you register HERE!

Online link: https://youtu.be/PAj1-aLkxBo

with the support of:
Museum Dr. Guislain
Vlaanderen - verbeelding werkt
Gemeente Elsene