BAK is receiving an overwhelming amount of messages of support after the advice issued by the Utrecht Advisory Committee. Please read them below!
BAK is receiving an overwhelming amount of messages of support after the advice issued by the Utrecht Advisory Committee. Please read them below!

Statement

BAK is a crucial basis in the cultural ecosystem of Utrecht!

With shock and disbelief we received the report from the Utrecht Advisory Committee on the Culture Memorandum, which proposes the defunding of BAK in 2025–2028. Read the statement here.
6 June 2024
Chloe Bass, Trainings for the Not-Yet (2
Chloe Bass, Trainings for the Not-Yet (2019-2020), exhibition view, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, picture: Tom Janssen
Program

Responses to our Solidarity Call Out

After the advice issued by the Utrecht Advisory Committee to defund BAK, we are receiving an overwhelming amount of messages of support.
17 June 2024
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Program

Utopia*Art*Politics Sessions

From 3–5 July, the Urban Futures Studio and Community Portal at BAK convene 30 artist-researcher-practitioners to explore this question. Three moments of the event are open to the public and free for registration below.
3 July 2024
5 June 2024
Felipe Vivero, Old New Suns, inspired by
Felipe Vivero, Old New Suns, inspired by Octavia E. Butler, There is nothing new under the sun but there are new suns, image, 2024
Prospections

Usufructuaries of earth: a slow-growing reader

The “Usufructuaries of earth” focus on Prospections is a reader that undergirds the project as an usufructuary of knowledges, turning the research into a collective research and publishing resource.
7 April 2024
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Program

(Dis)comfort Narratives: Moving with the Feeling

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, in partnership with BAK presents (Dis)comfort Narratives: Moving with the Feeling, as the graduation event of the 2023–2024 Master Fine Art class.
19 June 2024
29 June 2024
Program
7 March 2024
2 June 2024
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Program
7 March 2024
2 June 2024
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth,
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth, installation view BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2024, photo: Tom Janssen
Program
8 April 2024
Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Program
24 May 2024
25 May 2024
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth,
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth, installation view BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2024, photo: Tom Janssen
Prospections
22 April 2024
Printing slogans as part of the “Undoi
Printing slogans as part of the “Undoing Debt” reading group which discussed A Feminist Reading of Debt, Kiosk, Rotterdam, 28 April 2024. Photo: Alexandra Martens Serrano
Program
24 May 2024
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Prospections
7 April 2024
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Prospections
20 May 2024
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Prospections
15 April 2024
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Prospections
10 April 2024
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BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht is a base for art, theory, and social action. BAK is committed to the notion of art as a public sphere and a political space, and provides a critical platform for aesthetico-political experiments with and through art. BAK brings together artists, thinkers, and other members of the precarious classes to imagine and enact transformative ways of being together otherwise.

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