Performance

1 May 2016

 

Universal Anthem (2013) performed by Zuilens Fanfarecorps

On Sunday 1 May 2016, together with Centraal Museum and the Zuilens Fanfare Corps Utrecht, BAK hosts four live performances of Société Réaliste’s work Universal Anthem (2013). As a part of the Cultural Sunday titled “Bestemming Bereikt”, or Destination Reached, the piece is played on four different locations throughout the city center. The performance at the Centraal Museum ends with a conversation between museum director Edwin Jacobs and artists Ferenc Gróf (Société Réaliste) and Jonas Staal on the creation of this universal anthem and questions around the notions of national identity and citizenship.

Times and locations:

  • 13.15 hrs.: Domplein
  • 14.00 hrs.: Stadhuisbrug
  • 14.45 hrs.: Utrechts Archief
  • 15.30 hrs.: Centraal Museum

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Suggestions from the archive

Education Program

15 March–01 April 2021

Course: Art as Politics [rerun]

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers yet another rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 March & 1 April 2021. This digital extension of BAK Public Studies, taught by Maria Hlavajova, is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.
Deadline applications: 3 March. Deadline feewaivers: 23 February.

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