Public program

3 November 2019, 19.00-22.00

A Feast By & For, with De Voorkamer (FULL)

Please note: this event is fully booked so it is no longer possible to register.

Join us on 3 November from 19-22 hrs for the public program A Feast By & For with De Voorkamer: an evening on how to foster inclusivity and build inclusive spaces, co-created by all the participants in the training with De Voorkamer taking place earlier that week.

The evening is the result of a diverse new group working together, departing from De Voorkamer’s framework “By & For”. This means working inclusively, as a team, while leaving space for personal talent and autonomous expression.

The evening will be focused around food, and will include sharing a communal dinner together, to experience how food can be a gateway to better understanding the other. The precise program remains a surprise, as how we will eat, which setting will surround us, what we will eat, what will we witness, who will join us, what will we smell or listen to: all this will be designed by the participants in one week’s time. Come eat with us and let yourself be surprised!  

Tickets: sold out

This event is free to attend for participants of the training A Week By & For, taking place earlier that week.

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Education Program

8-26 June 2020

Course: Art as Politics [Open Call closed]

BAK Public Studies offers the new online course Art as Politics. This digital extension of BAK Public Studies is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays on 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25 June 2020, 19–21 hrs CET. [Please note: Open Call now closed].

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.


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 […]