Public Program

17 April–01 August 2021

 

Fragments of Repair/Gatherings

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

  • Kader Attia, Reason’s Oxymorons, 2015, video installation, courtesy of the artist, The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and Lehmann Maupin, photo: Max Yawney

Fragments of Repair/Gatherings involves an online series of lectures, conversations, screenings, and assembly forums convened by BAK around the theory and practice of repair, that takes place in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair.

The gatherings take place on a fortnightly basis (at BAK and on bakonline.org) between 2 May–1 August 2021. Confirmed contributors include artist Kader Attia (Berlin); philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher, New York/Dakar); BAK general and artistic director Maria Hlavajova (Utrecht), art historian and BAK senior research advisor Sven Lütticken (Utrecht), BAK curator Wietske Maas (Utrecht/Berlin), philosopher Catherine Malabou (Paris); philosopher and political thinker Achille Mbembe (Johannesburg); writer, critic, and curator Olivier Marboeuf (Paris); Jamila Mascat (philosopher, Paris); material culture and critical heritage scholar and curator Wayne Modest (Rotterdam/Amsterdam); writer and critic Omedi Ochieng (Granville, OH); medical anthropologist Stefania Pandolfo (Berkeley, CA); BAK curator of public practice Rachael Rakes (Utrecht/Amsterdam); decolonial scholar Rolando Vázquez (Utrecht); political theorist, feminist, and decolonial activist Françoise Vergès (Paris); and abolitionist scholar and activist Ruth Wilson Gilmore (Lisbon).

Registration:
There are several ways to join the gathering. Please join us free of charge by selecting the “solidarity ticket” option. If you are able and willing to support BAK’s program’s financially, please consider selecting the “regular ticket” (€ 4) or ” student ticket” (€ 2) option. In the check-out screen, additional donation options (starting from €2) to support BAK are available.

After registration, you will be sent the link to the Zoom webinar of the gathering you registered for.

Registration links for individual programs below.

PROGRAM GATHERINGS:

I. OPENING PROGRAM
17.04.2021, 13.30–18.00 hrs*
Lectures and conversations from BAK, Utrecht, and La Colonie/La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, Pantin, Paris
With Kader Attia (artist, Berlin), Maria Hlavajova (BAK general and artistic director, Utrecht), Sven Lütticken (art historian and BAK senior research advisor, Utrecht), Wietske Maas (BAK curator, Utrecht/Berlin), Catherine Malabou (philosopher, Paris), Achille Mbembe (philosopher and political thinker, Johannesburg), and Françoise Vergès (political theorist, feminist, and decolonial activist, Paris)

II. THE BODY’S LEGACIES, PT 2.: THE POSTCOLONIAL BODY
02.05.2021, 14.30–16.30 hrs
Screening and conversation from BAK, Utrecht, La Colonie/La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, Pantin, Paris, and Lisbon
Screening: Kader Attia, The Body’s’ Legacies, Pt 2.: The Postcolonial Body, 2018
With Olivier Marboeuf (writer, critic, and curator, Paris) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (abolitionist scholar and activist, Lisbon)
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III. UTOPIANISM, ANTI-UTOPIANISM, AND THE RADICAL POLITICS OF CHRONOTOPIAN UNGOVERNABILITY
13.05.2021, 18.30–20.00 hrs
Lecture and conversation from BAK, Utrecht and Granville, Ohio
With Omedi Ochieng (writer and critic, Granville, OH) and Rachael Rakes (BAK curator of public practice, Utrecht)
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IV. SANCTUARY: SPACES OF REPAIR
27.05.2021, 18.30–20.00 hrs
Presentation and conversation from BAK, Utrecht and Paris
With a.o. Jamila Mascat (philosopher, Paris)

V. ON DECOLONIAL AESTHESIS
10.06.2021, 18.30–20.00 hrs
Lecture and conversation from BAK, Utrecht and Paris
With Rolando Vázquez (teacher and decolonial thinker, Utrecht) and Françoise Vergès (political theorist, feminist, and decolonial activist, Paris)

VI. THE OBJECT’S INTERLACING
24.06.2021, 17.30–20 hrs
Screening and conversation from BAK, Utrecht and New York
Screening: Kader Attia, The Object’s Interlacing, 2020
With Wayne Modest (material culture and critical heritage scholar and curator, Rotterdam/Amsterdam) and Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher, New York/Dakar)

VII. INVISIBLE BRIDGES
15.07.2021, 18.30–20.00 hrs
Screening and conversation from BAK, Utrecht, Berlin, and Berkely, CA
Screening: Kader Attia, Reason’s Oxymorons, 2015, excerpts
With Kader Attia (artist, Berlin) and Stefania Pandolfo (medical anthropologist, Berkeley, CA)

VIII. CONCLUDING PROGRAM
01.08.2021, 15.00–18.00 hrs
Concluding program from BAK, Utrecht and other localities to be confirmed

*All times are Central European Summer Time (CEST).

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BAK’s activities are made possible through financial contributions by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the City Council, Utrecht. Fragments of Repair is organized in the framework of BAK’s research itinerary Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–ongoing), and has received aditional funding from: VSBfonds, Utrecht; BankGiro Loterij Fonds, Amsterdam; BNG Cultuurfonds, The Hague; Fonds 21, Utrecht; Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Utrecht; Institut français des Pays-Bas, The Hague; and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Stuttgart.

BAK’s main partner in the field of education and research is HKU University of the Arts Utrecht.

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Exhibition

Screening

2 May 2021, 14.30-16.30

Fragments of Repair/Gathering II: The Body’s Legacies, Pt. 2: The Postcolonial Body (online)

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

The second gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s work The Body’s Legacies, Pt. 2: The Postcolonial Body (video, 2018, 48 min.), followed by a conversation between Olivier Marboeuf (writer, critic, and curator, Paris) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (abolitionist scholar and activist, Lisbon).

Podcast and sound installation

17 April–03 July 2021

Fragments of Repair: Repair & Listen

Throughout the duration of the project Fragments of Repair, Kader Attia engages in creating a new eponymous work in the form of a gradually unfolding podcast and sound installation in twelve parts, titled Repair & Listen. Drawing on transcultural epistemologies and lived experiences, the podcast investigates “repair” as a concrete practice to counter the psychological impact of living through a pandemic. The episodes of the podcast will become available on this page, throughout the duration of Fragments of Repair.