work

30 January–01 May 2016

Common Assembly – Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR)

Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency (DAAR), Common Assembly

Common Assembly is a cross-section of an abandoned and never used Palestinian Parliament in Jerusalem, scaled to fit the ground floor space at BAK. Its construction, which began in 1996 during the Oslo Accord, was halted in 2003 after the Second Intifada, or Palestinian uprising, marked the failure of the political process. Discovering that the building was, intentionally or not, built on Israel’s unilaterally declared border within Jerusalem, DAAR developed the film and installation Common Assembly, which highlight the strip of land, partly within Israeli territory and partly within Palestinian land, which is in legal limbo. In the context of the exhibition Unstated (or, Living Without Approval), Common Assembly provides a forum for works of art and discourse to unfold over the course of the project.

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Community Portal

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De Voorkamer: Perspectives

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Community Portal

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Screening

7 October 2022

Asian Movie Night: Ushiku

Screening of the documentary Ushiku (2021) by Thomas Ash, followed by a panel discussion with the director and members from activist groups Migrante, SEHAQ and Papaya Kuir. Hosted by BAK Community Portal and organised by the initiative Asian Movie Night.

Education Program

15 November–13 December 2022

Toward the Not-Yet: Art as Public Practice (BAK Studies)

BAK Studies: Toward the Not-Yet: Art as Public Practice. This module of BAK Studies builds on the learnings from two projects: Trainings for the Not-Yet (20192020), convened by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK as “an exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise,” and the publication Toward the Not-Yet: Art as Public Practice (2021).