work

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.

Suggestions from the archive

Lecture

13 May 2021

Fragments of Repair/Gathering III: Utopianism, Anti-Utopianism, and the Radical Politics of Chronotopian Ungovernability

The third gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, titled Utopianism, Anti-Utopianism, and the Radical Politics of Chronotopian Ungovernability, consists of a talk by political and ethical theorist Omedi Ochieng (Granville, OH), followed by a conversation between Ochieng and BAK’s curator of public practice Rachael Rakes (Utrecht).

Exhibition

Screening

2 May 2021, 14.30-16.30

Fragments of Repair/Gathering II: The Body’s Legacies, Pt. 2: The Postcolonial Body (online)

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

The second gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s work The Body’s Legacies, Pt. 2: The Postcolonial Body (video, 2018, 48 min.), followed by a conversation between Olivier Marboeuf (writer, critic, and curator, Paris) and Ruth Wilson Gilmore (abolitionist scholar and activist, Lisbon).

Public Program