Lecture Program

25 October–29 November 2007

Citizens and Subjects: Practices and Debates

Citizens and Subjects: Practices and Debates is part of the Dutch contribution to the 52nd International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2007. Taking the work Citizens and Subjects by Aernout Mik as its point of departure, Practices and Debates is a series of lectures, seminars, conversations and a master course envisioned as an extension of the Dutch Pavilion “back” to the Netherlands and to other sites of “practices” and “debates” invested in the urgent task of contributing to a new imaginary about the world.

The lecture series is developed by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in collaboration with Utrecht University and its Studium Generale.

Lectures

lecture
25.10.2007 20.00 hrs
Citizens and Subjects

conversation
26.10.2007 20.00 hrs
Radical Democracy, Art and Spaces of Conflict

lecture
01.11.2007 20.00 hrs
On Flexible Citizenship

seminar
02.11.2007 16.00 hrs
Projekt Migration

lecture
08.11.2007 20.00 hrs
The Temperature of the Netherlands

seminar
09.11.2007 16.00 hrs
Shaping Public Discourse: Daily Art Criticism

lecture
15.11.2007 20.00 hrs
Why Dissent is Impossible in Holland

seminar
22.11.2007 20.00 hrs
Introduction to and discussion of Zygmunt Bauman’s work

lecture
23.11.2007 20.00 hrs
Islam in the West: Impossible Religion or Clashing Culture?

panel discussion
29.11.2007 20.00 hrs
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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.