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

Screening

24 June 2021

Fragments of Repair/Gathering V: The Object’s Interlacing

Taking place on Thursday 24 June 2021, the fifth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s The Object’s Interlacing (2020), followed by a conversation between Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher New York/Dakar) and Wayne Modest (material culture curator and researcher, Amsterdam/Rotterdam).

Education Program

21 June–07 July 2021

Course: Art as Politics

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers yet another rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 21, 23, 28 and 30 June & 5 and 7 July 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.

Exhibitionary

Lecture

3 June 2021, 18.30-20.00

FEINART Lecture: From Art Institution to Community Portal, by Maria Hlavajova

FEINART (The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art) is a PhD training network funded by the EU, in partnership with several universities and art spaces, amongst which BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. As part of the FEINART Lecture Series, BAK’s general and artistic director Maria Hlavajova presents […]