Congress

19-21 September 2014

New World Summit #4, Stateless State

On 19–21 September 2014, the fourth New World Summit, titled Stateless State, takes place at the Royal Flemish Theatre (KVS) in Brussels. This year, BAK is a partner of the New World Summit, together with the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO), based in The Hague. The partnership comes after numerous collaborations, including New World Embassy: Azawad, a project by Moussa Ag Assarid and Jonas Staal (operational at BAK from 6 September till 9 October 2014) and New World Academy #4: The Art of Creating a State (taking place at BAK from 17 till 19 October 2014). The concluding session of the fourth New World Summit is chaired by BAK’s artistic director Maria Hlavajova on 21 September 2014.

The New World Summit is an artistic and political organization founded by visual artist Jonas Staal, and explores the potential of art to develop alternative parliaments for stateless politics. The fourth Summit follows its editions in Berlin (2012), Leiden (2012), and Kochi (2012–2013), and takes place in a parliament built inside of the Royal Flemish Theatre. It hosts twenty representatives of “stateless states” worldwide.

Publications

Introduction
Remarks on the “stateless state”
by Maria Hlavajova

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.