Lecture

3 April 2016

Culturele Zondag: Science in the City

On 3 April 2016, BAK hosts a mini-lecture on borders and citizenship, as part of the Cultural Sunday titled Science in the City, and which is organized on the occasion of the 380th anniversary of Utrecht University. In her short talk (presented twice, from 15.00 to 15.15 hrs and from 16.00 to 16.15 hrs) Jolle Demmers connects her expertise and work at Utrecht University to BAK’s discourse and current program.
Dr. Jolle Demmers is Associate Professor and co-founder of the Centre for Conflict Studies at Utrecht University. In this mini lecture she examines questions pertaining to borders and citizenship (e.g. who has “the right to have rights”?), and the role of art in creating a “counter reality.” She addresses these topics within the frame of the exhibition Unstated (or, Living Without Approval), which brings together insights from regions where diverse forms of statelessness appear, from Rojava to Palestine, and from Greece to refugees in limbo in the Netherlands.

More information and the program for the day can be found here.

Suggestions from the archive

Education Program

23 September–28 October 2019

Course: Art and Politics (BAK Public Studies)

From 23 September until 28 October 2019, BAK organizes the course “Art and Politics.” In six weekly sessions, the participants learn about how contemporary art relates to the political in an accessible way. The course is taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general and artistic director. Deadline for registrations: 17 September 2019.

Education Program

8-29 October 2019

Course: Instituting Otherwise (BAK Public Studies)

Part of BAK Public Studies, the course Instituting Otherwise, which takes place at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht from 8–29 October 2019, focuses on the possibilities of the (art) institution within and in spite of the current political predicament. The course is taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK general and artistic director. Deadline for registrations: 2 October 2019.

Education Program

14 December 2018

Mapping Histories: Conversing on Visuality and Subalternity

workshop by Lisa Ito

On 14 December 2018 art historian and activist Lisa Ito gives a workshop “Mapping Histories: Conversing on Visuality and Subalternity” as part of the Royal Academy of Art Non Linear Narrative master’s program. The workshop is held at BAK in the framework of Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods—the public program in the context of the exhibition Forensic Justice.