16 October 2021, 15.00-18.30


Launch: An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Lives

An impression of the online exhibition An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Lives, design: Sean van den Steenhoven for Leftloft

On 16 October 2021 BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht presentthe launch of An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Livesan online exhibition conceptualized by Irit Rogoff and Nora Sternfeld as part of freethought collective.

What are the lives of exhibitions? Are exhibitions microcosms of the worlds one inhabits? Are exhibitions the sum of the works exhibited? The traces of the research done for them? The great issues they can point to? How does one think about exhibitions? What does one take away from them into other thoughts, other worlds? 

Reflecting on these questions, An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Lives offers a meditation on exhibitions’ lasting influence by means of an exercise in listening. The archive speaks to and about exhibitions which—albeit not equally recognized in terms of status or importance by conventional art history—have made a difference to the thinking and working practices of those who have encountered them, both then and now.

An Anecdoted Archive of Exhibition Lives can be visited via the following link from 14 September 2021. 

Launch Program
A program to launch the exhibition, conceived by Irit Rogoff and Nora Sternfeld, takes place on 16 October 2021, from 15.00−18.30 hrs CEST at BAK, and includes presentations by and conversations with freethought, artist Larry Achiampong, and curator and researcher Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock. The program can be followed both in person at BAK and online.

To join the program in person at BAK, register via the “Register (In Person)” button above*. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can safely guide you to your seat. We have some Covid-19 guidelines in place to make sure your visit is as safe and pleasant as possible.
Options In-Person Registration: 
Regular Ticket: €6 / Student Ticket: €3 / Solidarity Ticket: Free

To join the program online, register tickets via the “Register (Online)” button above. 
There are several ways to join us online. Please join free of charge by selecting the “solidarity ticket” option. If you are able and willing to support BAK’s program’s financially, please consider selecting a paid ticket option.
Options Online Registration: 
Solidarity Ticket: Free / Regular Ticket: €4 / Student Ticket: €2

After registration, you are sent the link to the Zoom webinar.

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*From 26 June 2021 it is also possible again to purchase a ticket at the door, but pre-booking is recommended.
Also, please note: due to possible changing Covid-19 regulations, entry requirements are subject to change. BAK will communicate any updated guidelines via the website and social media.


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