Learning

24-26 March 2009

The Political and Social Responsibilities of Public Art Institutions

Opening times

Wed 25 Mar 2009
Thu 26 Mar 2009

Lectures and guided tour at MUHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen

Tuesday 24 March, 11.00–12.45 hrs
The Political and Social Responsibilities of Public Art Institutions

Thursday 26 March, 12.00–17.00 hrs
Lecture and guided tour MUHKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen.

Required Reading:
-Simon Sheikh, ‘The Trouble with Institutions, or Art and Its Publics’, in: Art and its Institutions, Current Conflicts, Critique and Collaborations, ed. Nina Möntmann (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2005), pp. 142–149
-Annie Fletcher (ed.), Becoming Oneself (Utrecht: BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, 2003)
-Charles Esche, ‘What’s the Point of Art Centres Anyway? – Possibility, Art and Democratic Deviance’ (available online here).

In collaboration with

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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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Exhibition

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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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Learning

10 February–31 March 2009

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

Master course organized by Utrecht University and BAK. 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.

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