Learning

10-12 February 2009

What is the subject at hand?

Tuesday 10 February, 11.00–12.45 hrs
Introduction to “Curating (Beyond) Exhibitions”: What is the subject at hand? 

Thursday 12 February, 15.15–17.00 hrs
Guided tour BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht

Required Reading:
-Simon Sheikh, “Constitutive Effects: The Techniques of the Curator,” in Curating Subjects, ed. Paul O’Neill (London: Open Editions, 2007), pp. 174–185
-Charles Esche, “Modest proposals or why ‘the choice is limited to how the wealth is to be squandered’’” (originally published in the 2nd Berlin Biennale catalogue, Cologne: Oktagon, 2001)

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibition

31 October–31 December 2004

Cordially Invited, episode 3

Cordially Invited examines the issue of hospitality in relation to a topic of major global, political, and moral consequence today: migration. The project explores these issues through the notion of a cordial invitation, understood here as a symbolic tool which can be used to negotiate between two imaginary, unattainable ideals: the unrestricted right to move across political and economic boundaries, and the unqualified acceptance such rights imply.

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Lecture Program

12 November–17 December 2005

Undercurrents

Undercurrents is a dynamic, informal forum for reflection about what is behind the contemporary state of warfare. It is developed as an equal parallel to the exhibition Soft Target. War as a Daily, First-Hand Reality.

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. Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019.

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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.