work

30 January–01 May 2016

Untitled – Aernout Mik (2013)

Aernout Mik, Untitled, 2013

Aernout Mik’s work Untitled (2013) is composed of footage of a performance in the context of FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects, realized by BAK and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, in 2013. Throughout the duration of the week-long project, around 100 professional and amateur actors were in attendance, building a silent presence and familiarity with the public. At the end of a lecture by Piotr Piotrowski titled Global Agoraphilia, their unannounced performance gradually manifests as a collective uprising, as members of the audience begin “speaking in tongues,” voicing their disenchantment, and stating the “unstated.”

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibitionary

Screening

15 July 2021, 18.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering VI: Invisible Bridges

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

Taking place on Thursday 15 July 2021, the sixth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s Reason’s Oxymorons (2015) and a conversation between Kader Attia (Berlin) and Stefania Pandolfo (medical anthropologist, Berkeley, CA).

Screening

24 June 2021, 17.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering V: The Object’s Interlacing

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

Taking place on Thursday 24 June 2021, the fifth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s The Object’s Interlacing (2020), followed by a conversation between Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher New York/Dakar) and Wayne Modest (material culture curator and researcher, Amsterdam/Rotterdam).

Education Program

21 June, 19.00–7 July, 21.00 2021

Course: Art as Politics

An Online Extension of BAK Public Studies

A new edition of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 21, 23, 28 and 30 June & 5 and 7 July 2021. The course, taught by BAK’s Maria Hlavajova, brings those involved and/or interested in art, theory, and social action into collective conversation.