European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP) at BAK [WILL NOT TAKE PLACE]
Including two public programs with Paul Goodwin, Ima-Abasi Okon, Abbas Zahedi, Jihan El-Tahri, Irit Rogoff, Florian Schneider, and Maria Hlavajova
[UPDATE 12 March 2020, 16.00 hrs: these presentations will not take place.]
On 13−15 March 2020, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht hosts a convening of the European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP). Two public programs related to the forum take place at BAK on the evenings of 13 and 14 March 2020.
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EFAP is a self-organized, international gathering of practitioners, scholars, and organizers from transdisciplinary realms of art and education. It has been established as a forum to think through the changing nature of research, as a practice-driven activity that is increasingly important to multi-positional knowledge production. For over two years, the working groups of EFAP have been engaged in meetings around revaluing value and reshaping vocabularies in order to capture the multiple points of entry that contemporary practices enable. EFAP sees research as a far-reaching activity by individuals, collectives, institutional entities, and fleeting platforms that can remap and reshape knowledge production toward the inventive and the propositional. These ideas have led to developing a Charter for Advanced Practices.
Everyone is welcome to join the two special public gatherings on Friday & Saturday evening at BAK:
The public program on Friday 13 March 2020 consists of a conversation between curator and urbanist Paul Goodwin, Director of TrAIN Research Centre, University of the Arts, London; artist and lecturer Ima-Abasi Okon, London and Amsterdam; and Abbas Zahedi, artist, social practitioner, and co-founder of The New Babylonians, London. The conversation takes place against the background of BAK’s current exhibition, Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals (28 February–17 May 2020).
On Saturday 14 March 2020, filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri, Berlin presents a screening and lecture. Jihan El-Tahri is an award-winning film director, writer, visual artist and producer. She currently serves as the General Director of the Berlin-based documentary support institution DOX BOX. El-Tahri has been a member of The Academy (Oscars) since 2017. She is the director of more than 15 films and exhibits her work in museums and Biennales around the world. El-Tahri has served on the boards of several African film organizations including the Federation of Pan African Cinema and the Guild of African Filmmakers in the Diaspora.
The programs are introduced by Irit Rogoff, writer, theorist, teacher, and curator, London; Florian Schneider, filmmaker, writer, curator, and Head of the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art (NTNU); and Maria Hlavajova, General and Artistic Director of BAK, Utrecht.
Entry is totally free! Registration via Eventbrite is required though.
Friday 13 March 2020
19.30–21.00 hrs: Paul Goodwin in conversation with Ima-Abasi Okon and Abbas Zahedi
21.00–22.00 hrs: Drinks
Saturday 14 March 2020
19.00–20.00 hrs: Keynote by Jihan El-Tahri
20.00–20.30 hrs: Drinks break
20.30–22.00 hrs: Film screening
This EFAP meeting is presented in collaboration with HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, and is the second gathering following the forum’s inauguration in October 2019 at CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Móstoles, Madrid.