Discursive

4-26 January 2019

Forensic Justice: Talk by Maria Hlavajova

Forensic Architecture, The Killing of Nadeem Nawara and Mohammed Abu Daher, 2014

Please join for a close reading and a walkthrough of the highly appraised exhibition Forensic Justice with Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general and artistic director! The gathering offers a discussion of the works in the exhibition and an impromptu glossary of concepts, such as “forum,” “counter forensics,” “public truth,” “verification,” “unlikely common,” and “forensic justice,” for an in-depth engagement with the practice of the 2018 Turner Prize nominee Forensic Architecture. The meeting is held in English.

Costs: €5,- (includes entrance to the exhibition)

Location: Pauwstraat 13a, Utrecht

Dates:

Friday 4 January 2019 at 13.15–14.15 hrs (book your ticket here)

Friday 25 January 2019 at 13.15–14.15 hrs (book your ticket here)

Saturday 26 January 2019 at 13.15–14.15 hrs (book your ticket here)

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Education Program

15 March–01 April 2021

Course: Art as Politics [rerun]

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers yet another rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 March & 1 April 2021. 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.
Deadline applications: 3 March. Deadline feewaivers: 23 February.

Assembly and Public Forum

Collaboration and Open call

03 December 2020–30 January 2021

Manifesting Systemic Change through Creative Waves

A collaborative open call by Stichting Nederland Wordt Beter, The Black Archives/New Urban Collective, Black Queer & Trans Resistance NL, Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP) and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, for artists and writers to manifest the Manifesting Systemic Change Through Creative Waves manifesto.

Conversation

16 December 2020, 19.00-21.00

Practicing Tactical Solidarities II: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care

This locally-focused second edition of Practicing Tactical Solidarities: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care features artists, organizers, and activists working in Utrecht, many of whom are current BAK Fellows. While addressing changing needs and urgencies in the protracted pandemic reality and its overlapping and related crises, the conversation contends with tactics and lessons in creating mutual aid networks, lasting support systems, and emergency care.