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.

Suggestions from the archive

Education Program

15 March–01 April 2021

Course: Art as Politics [rerun]

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers yet another rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 March & 1 April 2021. 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.
Deadline applications: 3 March. Deadline feewaivers: 23 February.

Assembly and Public Forum

Collaboration and Open call

03 December 2020–30 January 2021

Manifesting Systemic Change through Creative Waves

A collaborative open call by Stichting Nederland Wordt Beter, The Black Archives/New Urban Collective, Black Queer & Trans Resistance NL, Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP) and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, for artists and writers to manifest the Manifesting Systemic Change Through Creative Waves manifesto.

Conversation

16 December 2020, 19.00-21.00

Practicing Tactical Solidarities II: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care

This locally-focused second edition of Practicing Tactical Solidarities: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care features artists, organizers, and activists working in Utrecht, many of whom are current BAK Fellows. While addressing changing needs and urgencies in the protracted pandemic reality and its overlapping and related crises, the conversation contends with tactics and lessons in creating mutual aid networks, lasting support systems, and emergency care.