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30 January–01 May 2016

Duty Free Art – Hito Steyerl

Hito Steyerl, Duty Free Art

Duty Free Art consists of the documentation of a prerecorded lecture of Steyerl’s, in which the proliferation of free-trade zones and Freeport art storage are connected with the international art market and the Syrian Assad regime. Using WikiLeaks documents, the artist shows the Louvre, the British Museum, and architect Rem Koolhaas as implicated in the planning towards a new art institution in Syria, and considers the complexities in the relationship between the national museum and the nation state.

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Public program

Public Program

Course

12 October, 19.00–16 November, 21.00 2021

Course: Art as Politics

An online course that was prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present. Taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general & artistic director.

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