Gathering

19-21 May 2018

SPRING presents: Urban Heat Closing Academy

The Closing Academy in Utrecht is the final event of the Urban Heat research programme. During the three days artists participating in the platform will present performances developed during the project and see each other’s work. The shows get contextualized by other art work at SPRING. This meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss further some of the topics raised during the Urban Heat laboratories such as art, politics and activism; as well as how has our perspective on those topics transformed over the last years. The world and the politics have drastically changed since the beginning of the project in 2015 and it will be necessary to map the new needs and challenges for artists in the new constellations. Important part of the Academy will be evaluation of the whole project and envisioning possible futures for the network.

This is a closed event.

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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