18 May 2021
In Solidarity with the Palestinian decolonization struggle and with decolonization efforts everywhere
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht stands in solidarity with the Palestinian decolonization struggle and with decolonization efforts everywhere.
To counter the long histories and pervasive colonial violence that persists till today, we need to expand the horizon of intersectional solidarities across decolonization efforts everywhere. We firmly believe that the role of cultural institutions such as ours is to tackle and widen the understanding of how knowledge and language are structurally woven in the oppression, and to propose and enact alternatives that align with the struggle and the possibility to build a world together otherwise.
BAK also fully endorses the statement issued by the Graduate Gender Programme & Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies at Utrecht University, on 14 May 2021. Read it here.
Moreover, BAK co-wrote (on 19 May 2021) a joint statement with Jan van Eyck Academie and Rijksakademie, as fellow Netherlands-based cultural and post-academic institutions. Read it here.