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

Suggestions from the archive

Learning

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.

Exhibition

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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