27 May 2023


UPDATE UPS: Exhibition now open!

We here at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst are very happy to share that we just got word that our building has been inspected and approved for reopening! This means that our current exhibition is now open! The multiple workshops and trainings that were planned to take place in May 2023 will now also be hosted in their original intended setup without restrictions. Take a look at the program page to discover the entire Ultradependent Public School (UPS) program and to find more information about the registration of the trainings.

The BAK team would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to our many collaborators. A special thanks goes out to the artists and practitioners for their patience and flexibility which allowed most of the trainings to continue despite the many limitations during these uncertain past few weeks.

We look forward to sharing our work with you, and welcoming you to our reopened exhibition!

The BAK Team

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Panel Discussion

30 September 2023, 16.30-18.30

To the Other Side of the Concrete Wall

A book launch and panel discussion reflecting on the Jina Uprising, one year after its beginning.

Saturday, 30 September, 2023, 16:30–18:30 hrs at BAK, basis actuele kunst, Utrecht Organized by Jina Collective, a Netherlands-based feminist, leftist, anti-capitalist, anti-sexist, and pro-LQBTQIA+ action group that emerged from the Jina Uprising. This event launches a book of translated essays, co-published with BAK, which include some of the first English translations of texts by journalists […]

Public Program

09 September–29 October 2023

To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023)/Public Program

To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023) involves a hybrid off- and online sequence of conversations and screenings around discursive and artistic interventions that reimagine the social implications of watching the war through ways that disrupt, subvert, resist the media’s incessant spectacularization of war.