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

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.

Assembly and Public Forum

Collaboration and Open call

03 December 2020–30 January 2021

Manifesting Systemic Change through Creative Waves

A collaborative open call by Stichting Nederland Wordt Beter, The Black Archives/New Urban Collective, Black Queer & Trans Resistance NL, Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP) and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, for artists and writers to manifest the Manifesting Systemic Change Through Creative Waves manifesto.

Conversation

16 December 2020, 19.00-21.00

Practicing Tactical Solidarities II: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care

This locally-focused second edition of Practicing Tactical Solidarities: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care features artists, organizers, and activists working in Utrecht, many of whom are current BAK Fellows. While addressing changing needs and urgencies in the protracted pandemic reality and its overlapping and related crises, the conversation contends with tactics and lessons in creating mutual aid networks, lasting support systems, and emergency care.