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 (2017–2020) 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 and public program

28 February 2020–10 January 2021

Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals [reopening 16 Oct 2020]

[Update 17 May 2020: We are excited to announce that the exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals reopens on 16 October 2020, to run through 10 January 2021.]

From 28 February–17 May 2020, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht proudly presents Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals. An exhibition and public program with and around the work of artist Tony Cokes, curated by Thiago de Paula Souza.

Education Program

29 June–16 July 2020

Course: Art as Politics [Rerun on Request]

Due to popular demand, BAK Public Studies offers a rerun of the online course Art as Politics, taking place on the following dates: 29 June & 2, 6, 9, 13, and 16 July 2020.
This digital extension of BAK Public Studies, taught by Maria Hlavajova, 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. Please note: this Open Call is now closed and the course is fully booked.

Suggestions from the archive

Lecture

10 January 2015

Learning & Unlearning

Maria Hlavajova chairs the Learning & Unlearning session of Artist Organisations International.

Performance

4-5 November 2017

Faust 3

Have we entered into a pact with the devil?

On Saturday 4 November and Sunday 5 November, Frascati hosts performances of the play Faust 3, written by Bread and Puppet Theater founder Peter Schumann, and produced and performed by Bread and Puppet Theater and local artists with migrant backgrounds. The event is a Frascati Session at Frascati and part of BAK’s long-term research project Propositions for Non-Fascist Living.

Lecture

Public program