3.12.2021–30.04.2022: No Linear Fucking Time, an exhibition with gatherings, an online publication, and a symposium.

Please note: as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown in the Netherlands, BAK’s building is closed for visitors from 19.12.2021 until at least 25.01.2022.


Exhibition, Gatherings, Publication, Symposium

03 December 2021–30 April 2022

No Linear Fucking Time

No Linear Fucking Time is an exhibition with gatherings, an online publication, and a symposium that unsettle dominant temporalities and model alternate forms of livable time. Convened by BAK’s curator of public practice Rachael Rakes with artist-interlocutors Femke Herregraven, Jumana Manna, and Claudia Martínez Garay, as well as writer Amelia Groom. Please note: temporarily closed for visitors from 19 December 2021 until 14 January 2022.

    Online Conversation

    20 January 2022

    Observing Time

    Online conversation with performance artist Tehching Hsieh, currently taking part in BAK’s project No Linear Fucking Time, writer Amelia Groom, and writer and curator Adrian Heathfield. The conversation takes Hsieh’s work as a starting point in addressing  performative time, labor time, gaps, and rhythms of endurance, among other things.

    Education Program

    08 February–08 March 2022

    Course: Art as Politics – February/March 2022

    An online course that was prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present. Taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general & artistic director. Accepting applications until 23 January 2022.


    27 October 2021–20 February 2022

    Exhibition Black Manifesto: On the Road to Black Emancipation

    Exhibition Black Manifesto: On the Road to Black Emancipation, on view at OSCAM – Open Space Contemporary Art Museum, brings together artists, writers, and other cultural workers who engage with Black Manifesto—a living document with advice and demands from and for the Netherlands’s Black communities on tackling racism and inequality.