Lecture, Conversation

20 April 2017, 19.00

Reflection on Knowability

Irit Rogoff at the 3rd Former West research congress in Vienna, 2012

As part of the exhibition To Seminar, BAK organizes a series of performances, talks, and public meetings inquiring how learning about, with, and through art can become a collective practice of thinking and acting out imaginaries alternative to those of the crises-ridden contemporary.

On Thursday 20 April 2017 BAK organizes Reflection on Knowability, a lecture by Irit Rogoff, followed by a conversation moderated by Kitty Zijlmans. Knowledge is always framed and sanctioned. There are regimes of knowledge, such as disciplines, and there are conditions of knowledge, such as geopolitics. As greater permissions enter the field of knowledge in the wake of emergent, complex practices, so do reflections on “knowability”—whether it can survive collapsing frameworks, whether it is actually the desired effect of research, and whether a shaken belief in “knowability” stands in the way of consciousness.

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibition and public program

BAK basis voor

1-2 February 2020

2.Dh5 Festival – Defeating Dystopia?

The fourteenth edition of the yearly 2.Dh5 festival is coming to BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht on 1-2 February 2020, with the theme “Defeating Dystopia?” The festival is part of the program series BAK, basis voor…, in which BAK join forces with other organizations in addressing shared urgencies and developing propositions for a future of “being together otherwise.”

Workshop

Public program

18 December 2019, 18.30-21.30

International Migrant Day: a walk by the Basic Activist Kitchen

On Wednesday 18 December, the Basic Activist Kitchen will organize a walk in honor of International Migrant Day, starting at Moskeeplein and ending with a dinner in collaboration with Taste Before You Waste at BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. International Migrant Day pays homage to the lives, rights and contributions of migrants to societies […]