Exhibition

13 January 2019, 10.00-20.00

BAK and Nieuwjaarsduik – Forensic Justice

Forensic Oceanography & Forensic Architecture, The Iuventa, 18 June 2017, 2018

On Sunday 13 January 2019, a new Cultural Sunday will take place: the well-known Nieuwjaarsduik. On this day, the exhibition Forensic Justice can be visited free of charge from 10.00 until 20.00 hrs. The exhibition is on view until 27 January 2019, so this day is a good opportunity to see the exhibition before it closes!

Forensic Justice is the first comprehensive exhibition in the Netherlands with Forensic Architecture. Forensic Architecture is a London-based independent and interdisciplinary research agency comprised of, among others, artists, scientists, lawyers, filmmakers, and architects. The agency uses novel research and aesthetico-political practice to investigate abuses of human rights and, more broadly, the rights of nature. They provide critical evidence for international courts and work with a wide range of citizen-led activist groups, NGOs, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, as well as with art institutions as significant public forums for distributing the investigations.

Forensic Architecture is nominated for the Turner Prize 2018. Earlier in 2018, the research agency was awarded the Princess Margriet Award for Culture by the European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam.

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Education Program

26 October–30 November 2020

Course: Art as Politics [Rerun on Request]

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers yet another rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 26 October & 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 November 2020. This digital extension of BAK Public Studies, taught by Maria Hlavajova, is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Exhibition

30 September–11 October 2020

HKU MA Fine Art Graduation Show: If Not Now

From 30 September–11 October 2020, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht hosts If Not Now, the graduation exhibition of the 2018−2020 MA Fine Art class of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, curated by Katia Krupennikova.