The Mindful is a curatorial project held at different locations in collaboration with various partners. The project is inspired by Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed (1974). In this science fiction novel, set hundreds of years in the future, the Mindful is a spaceship, specifically an interplanetary freighter. The curatorial project appropriates the Mindful’s name, because like the imaginary spaceship, it also moves from place to place, each time entering a new context or ‘world’ and facilitating encounters.
The Mindful started with an intervention at the historical site of the Kunstfort Vijfhuizen in the Netherlands in July 2018.
The Mindful continued at the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum in India from 2 June – 14 July 2019.
The development of the project is made possible with support of the Mondriaan Fund.