Tour

1 March 2020, 15.00-16.30

 

Curator tour Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals

By Thiago de Paula Souza

Image: Tony Cokes, installation view Collision/Coalition, The Shed, New York, 19 June–25 August 2019, courtesy the artist, Greene Naftali, New York, Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles, and Electronic Arts Intermix, New York, photo: Lily Wan

On Sunday 1 March 2020, come to BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht for a curator tour of the newly opened Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals, an exhibition and public program with and around the work of artist Tony Cokes! Curator Thiago de Paula Souza will elaborate on the concept behind the exhibition, and take visitors past some of the pivotal works in the show.

On the exhibition:
Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals brings together selected video works from the past 30 years, immersing viewers in the audiovisual language that artist Tony Cokes has developed over his career, which typically blurs aesthetics of pop music videos and visual art.

The exhibition and program trace Cokes’s unique formation of critique through visual and textual codes, and his changing relationship to archival material over several different global historical moments. From these historical events, the works draw a through line to the present of systemic violence and ever-more-complex forms of social control. What are ways of seeing and responding to the seemingly endless cycles of inequality and oppression? How, then, could one break those cycles and envision living as equals?

Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals opens on 28 February 2020, 18.00 hrs at BAK, and is on view until 17 May 2020.

Tickets: €6 regular/€3 student discount, including entry to the exhibition. Limited capacity, order now via Eventbrite.

Suggestions from the archive

13 March, 19.30–14 March, 22.00 2020

European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP) at BAK [WILL NOT TAKE PLACE]

Including two public programs with Paul Goodwin, Ima-Abasi Okon, Abbas Zahedi, Jihan El-Tahri, Irit Rogoff, Florian Schneider, and Maria Hlavajova

[WILL NOT TAKE PLACE | Update 12/3: unfortunately these EFAP presentations will not take place.]

Come to BAK on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 March for two public programs as part of the European Forum for Advanced Practices (EFAP), a self-organized, international gathering of practitioners, scholars, and organizers from transdisciplinary realms of art and education. With, on the Friday, a conversation between Paul Goodwin, Ima-Abasi Okon, and Abbas Zahedi; and on the Saturday a screening and a lecture by Jihan El-Tahri. With introductions by Irit Rogoff, Florian Schneider, and Maria Hlavajova.

Gathering

7 March 2020, 20.00-23.00

BAK, basis voor Yallah Sabaya

Special International Women's Day edition

On Saturday 7 March 2020 BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht hosts a special International Women’s Day edition of Yallah Sabaya! Yallah Sabaya (“Come ladies! Enjoy yourselves!” in Arabic) is a special evening where dance and music connect women from all over the world. All women, no matter where they are from, are welcome on […]

Public Studies

19 March, 15.00–21 March, 18.00 2020

Public Studies: Practice as Theory [CANCELLED]

A three day workshop with artist Tony Cokes, in the framework of exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals

[UPDATE 13 March: We are sad to announce that, in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, this event is now cancelled for 19-21 March – we are looking into postponing it and will update our website and social media as soon as we know more]. As a part of the exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as […]

Festival

8 March 2020, 13.00-19.30

Mama Cash Feminist Festival at BAK: Collective (Ex)change

Organized in the framework of International Women's Day

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht is proud to collaborate with Mama Cash for International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March 2020, as part of Mama Cash Feminist Festival. The full day program Collective (Ex)change consists of a gathering of and for local and international activists and artists who are working to make spaces safer for women-identified and LGBTQIA+ people.