Seminar

2 November 2007

Projekt Migration

As stated in the introduction to Projekt Migration, a transdisciplinary project held in Cologne in 2002–2006, “without migration Germany and Europe would not exist in their historical and current form.” The project aims to demonstrate that the model of a nation-state based on the idea of homogeneity is no longer valid and, furthermore, that the constitution of Germany as well as Europe has only been possible with the participation of migrant subjects, whether they come as “guest (or contract) workers” or other. Critically examining the condition of migrant laborers and their struggles, their reflection on culture and their contributions to a nation’s historical development as well as the current policy toward migration, Projekt Migration’s complex of artistic, historical, and scientific approaches to research and (re)presentation envisages new models of citizenship and the post-nation-state, positing migration as a force for social movement and political agency. In times when the so-called West confronts the new flux of global migration in an outspokenly conservative and exclusionary manner, promoting migrants as “other” and insisting upon assimilation, Projekt Migrationcuratorial team members Marion von Osten and Kathrin Rhomberg revisit the project and consider the current public debates about migration as well as the role of these types of transdisciplinary projects in the generation of critical dialogue among various publics.

In collaboration with

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibition

10 March 2019–05 January 2020

BAK, basis voor…

In the series BAK, basis voor…, BAK joins forces with other organizations in addressing shared urgencies and developing propositions for “being together otherwise.” The series is part of the preparatory phase of the forthcoming project Trainings for the Not-Yet, organized by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK from September 2019–January 2020.

Exhibition Project

14 September 2019–12 January 2020

Trainings for the Not-Yet

Together with artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst presents the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, starting September 2019. The project consists of an exhibition as a series of “community learnings,” performative workshops, artworks, learning objects, and conversations. In the framework of this project, intensive collaborations with (inter)national artists, theorists, and activists take place, as well as collaborations with initiatives and communities based (mainly) in Utrecht.

Education Program

23 September–28 October 2019

Course: Art and Politics (BAK Public Studies)

From 23 September until 28 October 2019, BAK organizes the course “Art and Politics.” 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. Deadline for registrations: 17 September 2019.