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

Public program

14 November 2021

Music as Spectral Infrastructure: Day Two

Day two as part of the two day program Music as Spectral Infrastructure, part of Le Guess Who? 2021, considers the sound system as a form of spectral infrastructure, and how anti-colonial resistance to racial capitalism was channeled through sound system music such as dub, house, techno, and jungle.

Public Program

Course

12 October–16 November 2021

Course: Art as Politics

An online course that was prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present. Taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general & artistic director.

Introductions