Discursive

21 May 2021, 15.00-17.00

 

The Postresearch Condition – EARN Conference Opening Program Redux

The annual EARN Conference was held at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht from 26–30 January 2021. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the opening program, a conversation between Peter Osborne and Hito Steyerl, had to be postponed. This event now takes place as a hybrid activity on 21 May 2021 in collaboration with UCL, London.
 
PROGRAM
 TALK
No Going Back – But Not Forward to There Either: Once More on Art and/as Research 
Peter Osborne (Kingston University London)

This talk reflects upon the contradictions between the intellectually substantive and the purely administrative and legitimating functions of discourses of artistic “practice as research,” and how they might be mediated and negotiated by practitioners. These discourses and the distributive practices they establish and sustain are not likely to go away in the near future. The idea of a “post-research situation” is merely a paradoxical extension of the “research situation” in the same way that the terminology of the “postmodern” was a reflexively self-contradictory way of extending the temporality of the modern under the conditions of the aging of a particular “modern”.

INTERVENTION
Hito Steyerl (UdK Berlin)

 
Following on from Peter Osborne’s presentation, Hito Steyerl focuses the discussion through a series of questions and comments.
 
Venue/Virtual Host:
HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht and Art, Design & Museology, UCL Institute of Education, London
 
Moderated by Marquard Smith (UCL) and Ola Hassanain (HKU Utrecht/Academy of Fine Arts Vienna).

Check out the website of the HKU for more information and the link to join via Zoom.
 
EARN/Smart Culture Conference was organized as a collaboration between HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, NWO (Dutch Research Council), and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.

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Screening

15 July 2021, 18.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering VI: Invisible Bridges

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

Taking place on Thursday 15 July 2021, the sixth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s Reason’s Oxymorons (2015) and a conversation between Kader Attia (Berlin) and Stefania Pandolfo (medical anthropologist, Berkeley, CA).

Screening

24 June 2021, 17.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering V: The Object’s Interlacing

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

Taking place on Thursday 24 June 2021, the fifth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s The Object’s Interlacing (2020), followed by a conversation between Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher New York/Dakar) and Wayne Modest (material culture curator and researcher, Amsterdam/Rotterdam).

Education Program

21 June, 19.00–7 July, 21.00 2021

Course: Art as Politics

An Online Extension of BAK Public Studies

A new edition of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 21, 23, 28 and 30 June & 5 and 7 July 2021. The course, taught by BAK’s Maria Hlavajova, brings those involved and/or interested in art, theory, and social action into collective conversation.