Exhibition

12-17 April 2010

expo zéro

On Friday and Saturday, 16–17 April 2010, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst presents the public days of expo zéro, a project by Musée de la danse/Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, Rennes. The public days take place at BAK from 12.00–18.00 hrs.

expo zéro is a project developed by Boris Charmatz, director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, which he renamed Musée de la danse [Museum of Dance]. The edition of expo zéro in Utrecht is initiated by Boris Charmatz, Cosmin Costinas, Martina Hochmuth, and Bettina Masuch, co-curated by Cosmin Costinas and Martina Hochmuth, and produced by BAK together with Springdance, Utrecht.

expo zéro is an exhibition without objects; it is set into being by a group of people, with their memories, their actions, the fruits of their collaborations, and interactions. A group of ten people, which includes choreographers, dancers, visual artists, philosophers, theorists, and architects, spend four days at BAK working together as a kind of think tank. Over this period, the participants reflect on the issues raised by the conceptual framework of a “museum of dance” from the perspective of their own disciplines, and try to jointly conceive a staging of the exhibition taking place in the final two days of the project.

Participants expo zéro Utrecht
Boris Charmatz, initiator expo zéro
Heman Chong, artist and curator
Cosmin Costinaş, curator BAK
deufert&plischke, artists
Nikolaus Hirsch, architect
Sung Hwan Kim, artist
Boyan Manchev, philosopher
Valda Setterfield, dancer and actress
Sigal Zouk Harder, dancer

Tim Etchells, artist and writer, contributed to the newsletter of expo zéro with the project Photomusée de la danse.

Publications

Newsletter
Musée de la danse, expo zéro

Exhibition text
Musée de la danse, expo zéro
by Cosmin Costinas

Essay
Excerpt from the Manifesto for the National Choreographic Centre
by Boris Charmatz

In collaboration with

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibitionary

Screening

15 July 2021, 18.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering VI: Invisible Bridges

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

Taking place on Thursday 15 July 2021, the sixth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s Reason’s Oxymorons (2015) and a conversation between Kader Attia (Berlin) and Stefania Pandolfo (medical anthropologist, Berkeley, CA).

Screening

24 June 2021, 17.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering V: The Object’s Interlacing

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

Taking place on Thursday 24 June 2021, the fifth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s The Object’s Interlacing (2020), followed by a conversation between Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher New York/Dakar) and Wayne Modest (material culture curator and researcher, Amsterdam/Rotterdam).

Education Program

21 June, 19.00–7 July, 21.00 2021

Course: Art as Politics

An Online Extension of BAK Public Studies

A new edition of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 21, 23, 28 and 30 June & 5 and 7 July 2021. The course, taught by BAK’s Maria Hlavajova, brings those involved and/or interested in art, theory, and social action into collective conversation.