Lecture Program

11 January–01 March 2009

On Post-Secularism

The discourse program On Post-Secularism examines the popular assumption of the revival of religious faith, issues of iconoclasm, and the changing character of secularism in a series of lectures, presentations, and research meetings investigating different perspectives on the manifestation of religion in the public sphere. On Post-Secularism is co-organized with the Centre for the Humanities, Utrecht University, Utrecht.

Venue: Instituto Cervantes, Domplein 3, Utrecht

Program

Sunday, 11 January 2009, 15.00 hrs
Mythic Narratives of Secularism and Religion
with contributions by Sven Lütticken, Kenan Malik, and Markha Valenta

Sunday, 1 February 2009, 15.00 hrs
Iconoclasm
with contributions by Jan Assmann, Arnoud Holleman, Silvia Naef, and a screening of a work by Boris Groys

Sunday, 15 February 2009, 15.00 hrs
Revolution & Critique
with contributions by Mark Boulos, Marc De Kesel, and Natascha Sadr Haghighian

Sunday, 1 March 2009, 15.00 hrs
Alternatives to Monotheism
with contributions by Lars Bang Larsen, Wouter Hanegraaff, and a screening of works by Kenneth Anger and Joachim Koester

 

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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.

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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.

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. Deadline for applications: 1 May 2019.

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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.