18 October 2018–27 January 2019
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
a base for art, knowledge, and the political
18 October 2018–24 January 2019
Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods
Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods—the public program in the context of the exhibition Forensic Justice and part of the BAK series Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–2020)—expands upon the notion of forensic justice in a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops on methodologies for articulating claims within the multidimensional space of aesthetics, law, architecture, politics, and ecology.
31 May 2018, 18.00-21.00
On the evening of Thursday 31 May 2018, BAK opens its doors and the exhibition First Person Plural: Empathy, Intimacy, Irony, and Anger. A guided tour of the exhibition is given by the curator of the exhibition, Matteo Lucchetti.
11 January 2015
On 11 January 2015, on the occassion of the start of the Utrecht cultural season, the Culturele Zondag Nieuwjaarsduik, BAK presents a special preview of the upcoming research exhibition Anthropocene Observatory, which officially opens a few weeks later.
6 October 2008
A lecture by Martijn de Koning with an introduction by Bald de Vries as part of the Postsecularism research itinerary.
Jessica de Abreu
Jessica de Abreu is an anthropologist, curator, and activist who graduated from the departments of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Culture, Organization and Management at VU University Amsterdam, Amsterdam. Her passionate commitment to the field of African Diaspora has led to research on upward social mobility in New York, Amsterdam, and London. Her recent research […]
Jeanne van Heeswijk
Jeanne van Heeswijk is an artist who facilitates the creation of dynamic and diversified public spaces in order to “radicalize the local.” Her long-scale community-embedded projects question art’s autonomy by combining performative actions, discussions, and other forms of organizing and pedagogy in order to assist communities to take control of their futures. Her work has […]
Lukáš Likavčan is a researcher and theorist. Originally trained as a philosopher, he elaborates on topics of philosophy of technology, political ecology, and media theory. Oscillating between academic practice and a broad zone in between art and design, he focuses on infrastructural conditions of subjectivity, abstraction, and imagination. Likavčan studied philosophy and environmental humanities at […]
Artist Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh studied history, photography, and visual anthropology in Paris. In 2018, she received her PhD from the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. From 2006 to 2011 she lived in Burj Shamali, a Palestinian refugee camp next to Tyre, where she carried out photographic research, […]
Born in the Netherlands but a descendant from Surinamese parents, visual artist, activist, and womanist Patricia Kaersenhout developed an artistic journey in which she investigates her Surinamese background in relation to her upbringing in a west European culture. Her work raises questions about the African Diaspora’s movements and its relations to feminism, sexuality, racism, and […]
Thiago de Paula Souza
Curator and educator Thiago de Paula Souza is a member of the 10th Berlin Biennale curatorial team, titled We Don´t Need Another Hero, 2018. He has done an MA in Art History at The University of Campinas UNICAMP, Campinas, worked as an educator at Museu AfroBrasil, São Paulo (2014–2016), and co-curated the exhibition Living On […]
Professor Mick Wilson is an artist, educator, and researcher. He has been Head of Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (2012–2018); Co-Editor-in-Chief of PARSE Journal (2015–2017); and Dean of the Graduate School of Creative Arts & Media, Dublin (2008–2012). He is a visiting faculty member at Bard CCS, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY (2013–ongoing), and in Curatorial Practice […]
Haseeb Ahmed is an artist and educator.
Charl Landvreugd is an artist, writer, and curator working on mapping a continental European artistic environment that emerges from migrant aesthetics. His PhD dissertation at the Royal College of Art in London looked at Dutch Afro citizenship and belonging and how this is expressed in contemporary art. Landvreugd holds an MA in Modern Art/Critical Theory […]
Katayoun Arian is a researcher, curator, and writer with a background in art history (Leiden University, Leiden) and a Master’s degree in organization science (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam). Her projects range from exhibitions, discursive events, and screenings to reading circles and other forms of interdisciplinary and collaborative work. Curatorial projects include Grada Kilomba: Illusions, Witte de […]