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

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Summer School

22-26 July 2019

BAK Summer School: Art as Politics

BAK Summer School: Art as Politics brings together those involved in arts, academia, and social action to collectively think through, learn about, and imagine critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp and influence our dramatically changing times.

Lecture

Education Program

11 March–15 April 2019

Course: Art and Politics

The basic course of the BAK School for Art and Politics is organized from 11 March until 15 April 2019. In six weekly sessions, the participants learn about how contemporary art relates to the political in an accessible way. The course is taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general and artistic director.

Exhibition

17 March 2018–31 August 2019

Museum as Parliament. The People’s Parliament of Rojava at the Van Abbemuseum

The Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven opens a space inspired by The People’s Parliament of Rojava, a project of the Democratic Self-Administration in Rojava, Northern-Syria, designed in collaboration with artist Jonas Staal and his New World Summit team. This project would not have been possible without the work of the New World Academy (2013–2016), co-founded by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, and Staal.

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Discursive

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Lecture, Conversation

Learning

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Conversation