Screening

04 February–28 March 2012

Films by Christoph Schlingensief

parallel film program

In conjunction with the exhibition at BAK, Christoph Schlingensief: Fear at the Core of Things, this parallel program addresses the artist’s prolific career as a filmmaker. Schlingensief began to make films early in his career. Even as his work evolved and expanded into different media, he continued to identify himself primarily as a filmmaker. The films shown in this program provide comprehensive insight into the artist’s filmic world. They exemplify central features of his oeuvre and reveal his radical liberation of the cinematographic image.

The film program is realized in collaboration with Film Theatre ‘t Hoogt, Utrecht and Filmgalerie 451, Berlin.

Program

4 February 2012
The African Twin Towers (2005–2009)

22 February 2012
100 Jahre Adolf Hitler–Die letzte Stunde im Führerbunker (1989) and My Wife in Five (1985)

29 February 2012
Terror 2000–Intensivstation Deutschland (1994)

14 March 2012
Freakstars 3000 (2004)

28 March 2012
Für Elise (1982) and Egomania (1986)

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibition

31 October–31 December 2004

Cordially Invited, episode 3

Cordially Invited examines the issue of hospitality in relation to a topic of major global, political, and moral consequence today: migration. The project explores these issues through the notion of a cordial invitation, understood here as a symbolic tool which can be used to negotiate between two imaginary, unattainable ideals: the unrestricted right to move across political and economic boundaries, and the unqualified acceptance such rights imply.

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Lecture Program

12 November–17 December 2005

Undercurrents

Undercurrents is a dynamic, informal forum for reflection about what is behind the contemporary state of warfare. It is developed as an equal parallel to the exhibition Soft Target. War as a Daily, First-Hand Reality.

Summer School

22-26 July 2019

BAK Summer School: Art as Politics

BAK Summer School: Art as Politics brings together those involved in arts, academia, and social action to collectively think through, learn about, and imagine critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp and influence our dramatically changing times. Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019.

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Education Program

11 March–15 April 2019

Course: Art and Politics

The basic course of the BAK School for Art and Politics is organized from 11 March until 15 April 2019. In six weekly sessions, the participants learn about how contemporary art relates to the political in an accessible way. The course is taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general and artistic director.