Exhibition

06 September–09 November 2009

Surplus Value

Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Calea, 2009. installation. Photo: Victor Nieuwenhuijs

From Sunday, 6 September until Monday, 9 November 2009, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst presents Surplus Value, a solo exhibition by Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor. The opening takes place on Saturday, 5 September 2009 at 16.00 hrs at BAK.

The exhibition Surplus Value by Romanian artists Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor presents a selection of works in a variety of media from 2000 to present day, as well as new productions made especially for this exhibition. On the occasion of Surplus Value BAK and post editions, Rotterdam release the monographic publication Mona Vatamanu and Florin TudorSurplus Value is the first research exhibition within the long-term project FORMER WEST (2008–2016).

On 8 November at 16.00 hrs, a finissage, organized within the framework of Cultural Sundays, Utrecht marks the conclusion of both the exhibition and the 1st FORMER WEST Congress.

Publications

Newsletter
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor, Surplus Value

Book
Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor

Exhibition text
Mona Vatamanu and Florin Tudor, Surplus Value
Cosmin Costinas

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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.

Exhibition

Lecture

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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.