Screening

5 May 2015

Azawad: The Art of Creating a State

In the summer of 2014, documentary film makers Gabriëlle Provaas and Rob Schröder joined a delegation of the New World Academy to travel with the National Liberation Movement of Azawad (MNLA), which since 2012 has been fighting for the independent state of Azawad in the northern, Saharan part of Mali.

The resulting documentary—Azawad: The Art of Creating a State—offers a unique insight in the everyday struggle of the peoples that have joined the liberation movement. Together with artist Jonas Staal and producer Younes Bouadi, the directors interviewed a number of those engaged in endeavors in the “art of creating a state.”

The documentary Azawad: The Art of Creating a State is an independent project by filmmakers Gabriëlle Provaas and Rob Schröder that stems from the fourth session of New World Academy, which took place in 2014 under the title The Art of Creating a StateNew World Academy is an educational platform that invites representatives of stateless political organizations to share their visions on the role of art in political struggle with artists and students. New World Academy is established in 2013 by artist Jonas Staal in collaboration with BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibition

10 March 2019–05 January 2020

BAK, basis voor…

In the series BAK, basis voor…, BAK joins forces with other organizations in addressing shared urgencies and developing propositions for “being together otherwise.” The series is part of the preparatory phase of the forthcoming project Trainings for the Not-Yet, organized by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK from September 2019–January 2020.

Exhibition Project

14 September 2019–05 January 2020

Trainings for the Not-Yet

Together with artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst presents the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, starting September 2019. The project consists of an exhibition as a series of “community learnings,” performative workshops, artworks, learning objects, and conversations. In the framework of this project, intensive collaborations with (inter)national artists, theorists, and activists take place, as well as collaborations with initiatives and communities based (mainly) in Utrecht.

Education Program

23 September–28 October 2019

Course: Art and Politics (BAK Public Studies)

From 23 September until 28 October 2019, BAK organizes the course “Art and Politics.” 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. Deadline for registrations: 17 September 2019.