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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Discursive

18 October 2018–24 January 2019

Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods

Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methods—the public program in the context of the exhibition Forensic Justice and part of the BAK series Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–2020)—expands upon the notion of forensic justice in a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops on methodologies for articulating claims within the multidimensional space of aesthetics, law, architecture, politics, and ecology.

Exhibition

18 October 2018–27 January 2019

Forensic Justice

Forensic Justice is an exhibition and a series of public programs with Forensic Architecture, a London-based independent and interdisciplinary research agency comprised of, among others, artists, scientists, lawyers, filmmakers, and architects.

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Exhibition

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Lecture Program

Discursive, Exhibition, Publication

11 January–01 March 2009

The Return of Religion and Other Myths

The Return of Religion and Other Myths is a large-scale multifaceted project, consisting of the exhibition The Art of Iconoclasm, a discourse program taking place in early 2009 titled On Post-Secularism, and the publication of a BAK Critical Reader on the subject in 2009. The project explores the popular assumption of the return of religion to the public sphere, contemporary politics, and the media in the West as a constitutive “myth.”

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Learning

10 February–31 March 2009

Curating (Beyond) Exhibitions: Critical Curatorial Practices and Contemporary Society

Master course organized by Utrecht University and BAK. The course, structured as a series of lectures and seminars, explores the dynamic field of curating vis-ŕ-vis the challenges that artistic and intellectual practices are presented with by contemporary society, and takes the year 1989—which marks the end of the Cold War—as a starting point from which to explore the practice of curating.