Public Program

17 April–26 September 2021

 

Fragments of Repair/Gatherings

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

  • Kader Attia speaking during the opening program of Fragments of Repair, view from La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, Pantin, Paris, 17 April 2021, photo courtesy of La Colonie

Fragments of Repair/Gatherings involves an online/offline 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–26 September 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); 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 gatherings. You can attend the programs online, and, from 5 June 2021 onwards, it is also possible to join us in person (limited capacity) at BAK!

To join the program online, register via the “Tickets (Online)” button on the respective gathering page (see individual links below). After registration, you will be sent the link to the Zoom webinar of the gathering you registered for.
To join us in person at BAK, register via the “Tickets (In Person)” button on the gathering page, and show your ticket at the desk. You can also find all ticket options on BAK’s main ticket page.

Video registrations of previous Gatherings (click “Playlist” in upper right corner to view them all, or click through to the separate programs pages below, where they are also embedded):

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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. ON DECOLONIAL AESTHESIS
10.06.2021, 18.30–20.15 hrs
Lecture and conversation from BAK, Utrecht and Paris
With Rolando Vázquez (sociologist and decolonial thinker, Utrecht) and Françoise Vergès (political theorist, feminist, and decolonial activist, Paris)
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V. THE OBJECT’S INTERLACING
24.06.2021, 17.30–20.00 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)

VI. 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)

VII. REPAIR & LISTEN
New date: 26.09.2021
Repair & Listen is the concluding program to Fragments of Repair/Gatherings which launches Kader Attia’s new sound installation and podcast work commissioned and co-produced by BAK. This final Gathering involves contributors to Repair & Listen 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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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.