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

Education Program

14 December 2018

Mapping Histories: Conversing on Visuality and Subalternity

workshop by Lisa Ito

On 14 December 2018 art historian and activist Lisa Ito gives a workshop “Mapping Histories: Conversing on Visuality and Subalternity” as part of the Royal Academy of Art Non Linear Narrative master’s program. The workshop is held at BAK in the framework of Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods—the public program in the context of the exhibition Forensic Justice.

18 April 2019, 19.00-21.00

Special Viewing: Seven Addresses (2019)

Op 18 april 2019 om 19.00 uur is er bij Het Utrechts Archief een speciale openstelling van het werk Zeven adressen (2019) van kunstenaarsduo Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen. De kunstenaars zijn deze avond aanwezig bij de tentoonstelling. Het werk is onderdeel van de tweedelige tentoonstelling The People Are the City, georganiseerd door BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in het Stadskantoor Utrecht (te zien t/m 2 mei 2019) en Het Utrechts Archief (te zien t/m 5 mei 2019).

Exhibition

30 March–05 May 2019

The People Are the City

The People Are the City is a two-part exhibition which takes place in the public areas of the Municipal Offices of the City of Utrecht and at The Utrecht Archives. The exhibition at the Utrecht City Office reflects on the extraordinary coming together of the people of Utrecht in the collective performance What Is the City but the People? on 15 September last year. The second part of the show, on display at The Utrecht Archives, presents the new work Seven Addresses (2019) by artists’ duo Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen.

Exhibition

31 October–31 December 2004

Cordially Invited, episode 3

Cordially Invited examines the issue of hospitality in relation to a topic of major global, political, and moral consequence today: migration. The project explores these issues through the notion of a cordial invitation, understood here as a symbolic tool which can be used to negotiate between two imaginary, unattainable ideals: the unrestricted right to move across political and economic boundaries, and the unqualified acceptance such rights imply.

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Lecture Program

12 November–17 December 2005

Undercurrents

Undercurrents is a dynamic, informal forum for reflection about what is behind the contemporary state of warfare. It is developed as an equal parallel to the exhibition Soft Target. War as a Daily, First-Hand Reality.