12 September 2021, 13.00-19.00


Uitfeest 2021: Introductions to Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia

Introduction by Hidde van Greuningen. Photo: Tom Janssen

During the 2021 edition of the Uitfeest, the annual kick off of the cultural season in Utrecht, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht offers two introductions to Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia, the first comprehensive exhibition of Attia’s work in the Netherlands. The exhibition features a constellation of the artist’s video, collage, and sculptural works that grapple with Attia’s continued inquiry into repair as decolonial strategy. What pathways can repair offer—not as a return to past ways, but an itinerary shaped by demands for decolonization and restitution? 

Decolonial repair 
Injury, wound, and repair have been key concepts across Attia’s artistic practice, particularly in relation to the material and immaterial injustices of colonial violence that persist into the present. The works in the exhibition revolve around different themes that deal with this “legacy” of colonial violence, from architecture as a form of social and psychological control, to mental health care from a decolonial perspective, and the notion of restitution as a practice of social justice. 

This program consists of an introduction to the exhibition in BAK’s auditorium. After the introduction, it is possible to visit the exhibition and ask any questions you might have. It is possible to register for one of two timeslots, at 13.00 hrs for an introduction in Dutch, and 15.00 hrs for an introduction in English.

Moreover, as part of the Uitfeest, the exhibition can be visited free of charge throughout the day.

13.00–13.30 hrs: Introduction (in Dutch) in BAK’s auditorium by Hidde van Greuningen
13.30–14.30 hrs: Visit exhibition, possibility to ask questions

15.00–15.30 hrs: Introduction (in English) in BAK’s auditorium
15.30–16.30 hrs: Visit exhibition, possibility to ask questions

These introductions are free of charge, but registering is required. Please do so via the “Register” button above, and select your desired time slot: the Dutch introduction at 13.00 hrs, or the English one at 15.00 hrs. 

If you only wish to see the exhibition, it is not necessary to register in advance, you can visit any time during our opening hours. Please be aware though that the exhibition may be at full capacity during the time slots of the introductions.

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