Program

BAK programming combines the artistic, experiential, theoretical, and political so as to imagine and enact transformative ways, with and through art, of being together otherwise. BAK’s current research trajectory Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–ongoing) is prompted by the dramatic resurfacing and normalization of fascisms, historical and contemporary. BAK organizes exhibitions, lectures, publications, workshops, and composite performative conferences with exhibitionary, discursive, and performative elements.

Calendar

Current & Upcoming

Exhibition

10 September–10 December 2022

The Hauntologists

The Hauntologists a project that emerged through experimentation and collective research within the 2021/2022 BAK Fellowship for Situated Practice.. It takes place simultaneously at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht, Gudskul in Jakarta, and Istanbul Biennial Production and Research Programme, IKSV in Istanbul.  

    Suggestions from the archive

    Training

    2-6 October 2019

    Training III: Mad About Study

    Collective reading and writing, conversations, somatics, movement research, karaoke, and more, culminating in a dance party and public intervention on Saturday 5 October 2019

    The third training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Joy Mariama Smith, and takes place from 2–6 October 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday) at BAK. It is a training in collective reading and writing, conversations, somatics, movement research, karaoke, and more, culminating in a dance party and public intervention.

    Congress

    18-24 March 2013

    FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects

    Artworks, talks, discussions, rehearsals, and performances in various constellations of documents and prospects offer a multitude of encounters with the public for negotiating the way of the world from 1989 to today, and thinking beyond.

    Lecture

    Lecture

    11 July 2014

    Why Biennial?

    Keynote by Maria Hlavajova at the International Biennial Association conference, Berlin. Beginning with a diagnosis of the conflict zone that is the world today, Maria Hlavajova’s keynote lecture Why Biennial? addresses the urgent need to reevaluate how we think about the biennial.