Presentation

12 June, 12.00–28 June, 18.00 2020

 

Art Utrecht Open Weekend [now extended!]

In former bookstore Broese, Utrecht

From 12 to 14 June 2020, 12–18 hrs (Saturday until 22.00 hrs), and in the consecutive weekends, 20 & 21 June and 27 & 28 June 2020, Art Utrecht organizes an Open Weekend, with a presentation by various Utrecht-based art institutions in the former bookstore Broese, Oudegracht 169, Utrecht. Art Utrecht is a platform and network of Utrecht visual art institutions in Utrecht. 

BAK is happy to be one of the participants in the Open Weekend, presenting a videoregistration of the work Universal Anthem by Société Réaliste, as performed by the Zuilens Fanfarecorps. This performance took place in several locations in Utrecht on 1 May 2016, in the framework of BAK’s exhibition Unstated (or, Living Without Approval). One of these locations was the Stadhuisbrug, located right in front of Broese.

Universal Anthem (2013) is a score written for 12 instruments, based on the mathematical medium of the national anthems of the 193 member states of the United Nations. Working with Frédéric Mauclère, Société Réaliste developed a computer program which is able to count median musical transcriptions. It was then used to create the “averaged” UN anthem, which was adapted to an orchestra with the help of composers Cora Miron and Horváth Balázs.

Practical information:
Art Utrecht has a Corona protocol in place for the weekend at Broese, including only one household allowed per 10 m2. For more information, check the Art Utrecht website.

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Education Program

26 October–30 November 2020

Course: Art as Politics [Rerun on Request]

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers yet another rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 26 October & 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 November 2020. This digital extension of BAK Public Studies, taught by Maria Hlavajova, is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Exhibition

30 September–11 October 2020

HKU MA Fine Art Graduation Show: If Not Now

From 30 September–11 October 2020, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht hosts If Not Now, the graduation exhibition of the 2018−2020 MA Fine Art class of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, curated by Katia Krupennikova.