Lecture

24 March 2015

Thinking Out Loud: Practices of Art in the Era of the Disenchanted

On 24 March 2015, BAK artistic director Maria Hlavajova presents a talk titled Thinking Out Loud: Practices of Art in the Era of the Disenchanted, in which she thinks through the research projects FORMER WEST and Future Vocabularies, to reflect on the question what the prospective itineraries might be through which we can point towards what we once used to call the “future”?

This lecture takes place in the context of the Curating Europe’s Futures series, “a collaboratively-organised discussion series which explores contemporary curatorial and artistic practices that have critically addressed themselves to the processes of socio-economic restructuring, identity politics, gender dynamics and cultural policies within ‘post-bloc’ Europe.”

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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.

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Education Program

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.

Exhibition

17 March 2018–31 August 2019

Museum as Parliament. The People’s Parliament of Rojava at the Van Abbemuseum

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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