Exhibition

12 September–28 November 2010

Vectors of the Possible

Courtesy Freee

Curated by Simon Sheikh, the exhibition Vectors of the Possible at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst includes contributions by Matthew Buckingham, chto delat/What is to be done, Freee, Sharon Hayes, Runo Lagomarsino & Johan Tirén, Elske Rosenfeld, Hito Steyerl, and Ultra-red. The exhibition runs at BAK from 12 September till 28 November 2010 and opens on 11 September at 18.00 hrs.

The exhibition examines the notion of the horizon in art and politics and explores the ways in which art works can be said to set up certain horizons of possibility and impossibility, how art partakes in specific imaginaries, and how it can produce new ones, thus suggesting other ways of imagining the world. Besides several of the artists, curator Simon Sheikh will be present at the opening, where he will discuss the various conceptual starting points for the exhibition and will respond to questions raised by the project.

Vectors of the Possible is a research exhibition organized within the framework of FORMER WEST (2008–2016), a long-term, multifaceted international research, education, publishing, and exhibition project. For more information on FORMER WEST, see here.

Publications

Newsletter
Vectors of the Possible

Exhibition text
Vectors of the Possible
by Simon Sheikh

Suggestions from the archive

Exhibitionary

Screening

15 July 2021, 18.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering VI: Invisible Bridges

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

Taking place on Thursday 15 July 2021, the sixth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s Reason’s Oxymorons (2015) and a conversation between Kader Attia (Berlin) and Stefania Pandolfo (medical anthropologist, Berkeley, CA).

Screening

24 June 2021, 17.30-20.00

Fragments of Repair/Gathering V: The Object’s Interlacing

A public program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair

Taking place on Thursday 24 June 2021, the fifth gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consists of a screening of artist Kader Attia’s The Object’s Interlacing (2020), followed by a conversation between Souleymane Bachir Diagne (philosopher New York/Dakar) and Wayne Modest (material culture curator and researcher, Amsterdam/Rotterdam).

Education Program

21 June, 19.00–7 July, 21.00 2021

Course: Art as Politics

An Online Extension of BAK Public Studies

A new edition of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 21, 23, 28 and 30 June & 5 and 7 July 2021. The course, taught by BAK’s Maria Hlavajova, brings those involved and/or interested in art, theory, and social action into collective conversation.