Exhibition

30 November 2008–01 March 2009

The Art of Iconoclasm

Opening times

Sun 30 Nov 2008
Wed 3 Dec 2008
Thu 4 Dec 2008
Fri 5 Dec 2008
Sat 6 Dec 2008
Sun 7 Dec 2008
Wed 10 Dec 2008
Thu 11 Dec 2008
Fri 12 Dec 2008
Sat 13 Dec 2008
Sun 14 Dec 2008
Wed 17 Dec 2008
Thu 18 Dec 2008
Fri 19 Dec 2008
Sat 20 Dec 2008
Sun 21 Dec 2008
Wed 24 Dec 2008
Thu 25 Dec 2008
Fri 26 Dec 2008
Sat 27 Dec 2008
Sun 28 Dec 2008
Wed 31 Dec 2008
Thu 1 Jan 2009
Fri 2 Jan 2009
Sat 3 Jan 2009
Sun 4 Jan 2009
Wed 7 Jan 2009
Thu 8 Jan 2009
Fri 9 Jan 2009
Sat 10 Jan 2009
Sun 11 Jan 2009
Wed 14 Jan 2009
Thu 15 Jan 2009
Fri 16 Jan 2009
Sat 17 Jan 2009
Sun 18 Jan 2009
Wed 21 Jan 2009
Thu 22 Jan 2009
Fri 23 Jan 2009
Sat 24 Jan 2009
Sun 25 Jan 2009
Wed 28 Jan 2009
Thu 29 Jan 2009
Fri 30 Jan 2009
Sat 31 Jan 2009
Sun 1 Feb 2009
Wed 4 Feb 2009
Thu 5 Feb 2009
Fri 6 Feb 2009
Sat 7 Feb 2009
Sun 8 Feb 2009
Wed 11 Feb 2009
Thu 12 Feb 2009
Fri 13 Feb 2009
Sat 14 Feb 2009
Sun 15 Feb 2009
Wed 18 Feb 2009
Thu 19 Feb 2009
Fri 20 Feb 2009
Sat 21 Feb 2009
Sun 22 Feb 2009
Wed 25 Feb 2009
Thu 26 Feb 2009
Fri 27 Feb 2009
Sat 28 Feb 2009
Sun 1 Mar 2009

The exhibition The Art of Iconoclasm, curated by art historian and writer Sven Lütticken, consists of two parts: From Idol to Artwork at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst and Attacking the Spectacle at CM Studio, Centraal Museum. The Art of Iconoclasm investigates the relation between religious iconoclasm and iconoclastic gestures and strategies in modern and contemporary art. It proposes that iconoclasm is not merely a form of “iconophobic” vandalism, but a questioning of what passes for visual culture—an attempt to redefine and reimagine the image.

Artists: Carl Andre, Carel Blotkamp, Guy Debord/Jean-Léon Gérôme, Rod Dickinson & Tom McCarthy, Hans Haacke, Arnoud Holleman, Imi Knoebel, Gert Jan Kocken, Krijn de Koning, Willem Oorebeek, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Haim Steinbach, Rosemarie Trockel, and Lidwien van de Ven.

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The Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven opens a space inspired by The People’s Parliament of Rojava, a project of the Democratic Self-Administration in Rojava, Northern-Syria, designed in collaboration with artist Jonas Staal and his New World Summit team. This project would not have been possible without the work of the New World Academy (2013–2016), co-founded by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, and Staal.

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