Learning

10 February–31 March 2009

Curating (Beyond) Exhibitions: Critical Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Society

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Wed 11 Feb 2009
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The Gender Programme and the Department of Art Management and Policy at Utrecht University, together with BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht and The Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University, are pleased to announce a master course Curating (Beyond) Exhibitions: Critical Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Society. The course, structured as a series of lectures and seminars, explores the dynamic field of curating vis-ŕ-vis the challenges that artistic and intellectual practices are presented with by contemporary society, and takes the year 1989—which marks the end of the Cold War—as a starting point from which to explore the practice of curating.

This course is designed both for university students and for people outside academia, such as professionals in the fields of art and curators early in their careers. We welcome students on all levels, although BA students are required to demonstrate their affinity with the subject.

Curating (Beyond) Exhibitions is taught by Maria Hlavajova, artistic director of BAK, who is joined by curators and artists from the Netherlands and abroad. Seminars are led by dr. Marta Zarzycka, lecturer in the Gender Programme and Department of Art Management and Policy at UU. Over the course of eight lectures and eight seminars, the principles of curating artistic projects addressing social and political issues—in particular feminism and gender issues—are considered. Attention is paid to discursive models of public engagement and the relation between the public art space and democratic models or possibilities. Specific approaches and projects, as well as various types of institutions, are discussed.

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Discursive

18 October 2018–24 January 2019

Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods

Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods—the public program in the context of the exhibition Forensic Justice and part of the BAK series Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–2020)—expands upon the notion of forensic justice in a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops on methodologies for articulating claims within the multidimensional space of aesthetics, law, architecture, politics, and ecology.

Exhibition

18 October 2018–27 January 2019

Forensic Justice

Forensic Justice is an exhibition and a series of public programs with Forensic Architecture, a London-based independent and interdisciplinary research agency comprised of, among others, artists, scientists, lawyers, filmmakers, and architects.

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Discursive, Exhibition, Publication

11 January–01 March 2009

The Return of Religion and Other Myths

The Return of Religion and Other Myths is a large-scale multifaceted project, consisting of the exhibition The Art of Iconoclasm, a discourse program taking place in early 2009 titled On Post-Secularism, and the publication of a BAK Critical Reader on the subject in 2009. The project explores the popular assumption of the return of religion to the public sphere, contemporary politics, and the media in the West as a constitutive “myth.”

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