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14 October 2016

Creative Time Summit DC: Occupy the Future

Maria Hlavajova during the Creative Time Summit in Washington DC on 14 October 2016

The Creative Time Summit is an international conference on art and social change. Occurring in Washington DC just weeks before the 2016 Presidential Election, the Creative Time Summit DC offers a stage to collectively consider what it means to radically transform the current state of democracy—or how to institute otherwise. Standing in for Jonas Staal—being denied access to the United States as a result of his work in Syria—Maria Hlavajova discusses the various aspects of his work on power and democracy in both the Netherlands and Rojava.

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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.

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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.

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17 March 2018–31 August 2019

Museum as Parliament. The People’s Parliament of Rojava at the Van Abbemuseum

The Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven opens a space inspired by The People’s Parliament of Rojava, a project of the Democratic Self-Administration in Rojava, Northern-Syria, designed in collaboration with artist Jonas Staal and his New World Summit team. This project would not have been possible without the work of the New World Academy (2013–2016), co-founded by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, and Staal.

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