First Person Plural:
Empathy, Intimacy, Irony, and Anger
On view from 12 May–22 July 2018

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst a base for art, knowledge, and the political

Program

Performance

Exhibition

Archive

Exhibition

04 September–29 November 2015

Forest Law

Considering nature as a rights-bearing subject, Forest Law (2014)—a collaborative video-installation by artist-researcher Ursula Biemann and architect Paulo Tavares—brings us to Ecuador where, not without challenges of its own, this radically altered relationship to the earth and the natural world has become possible.

13 February–29 December 2014

Survival

The project Future Vocabularies is initiated in 2014 with an opening vocabulary entry on survival. It is envisioned as a foundational sequence, evolving over the course of the full year and made up of multiple conceptual narratives from which to draw the subsequent themes and methods for both thinking and acting.

08 September 2015–24 June 2017

Instituting Otherwise

In 2016–2017, BAK dedicates a series of discursive, educational, and exhibitionary projects to the notion of the institution and how to, amidst contemporary challenges, “institute otherwise.”

Performance

BAK Summer School 2018

16-20 July 2018

BAK Summer School: Art and Practice in the Otherwise

BAK Summer School: Art and Practice in the Otherwise is an advanced, interdisciplinary course that brings together those involved in arts, academia, and activisms to collectively think through, learn about, and imagine critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp and influence our dramatically changing times.

Talks and conversations

Educational platform

Performative Conference

30 June, 16.00–1 July, 00.00 2018

Propositions #6: The Temporary Institute for the Contemporary

Propositions #6: The Temporary Institute for the Contemporary marks the culmination of a vibrant and inspiring 2017/2018 pilot year of the BAK Fellowship Program. Through conversations, readings, and performances, the BAK Fellows share insights into their respective artistic research itineraries, as well as their common “collective dictionary” project.