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 & 17 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.

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Performative party

22 June, 19.00–23 June, 00.00 2019

Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored
(the Non-Fascist Remix)

A culmination of the BAK 2018/2019 Research Fellowship post-academic program with performance, music, installations, hosted space, dancing, bites, and celebration

Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix) is an evening program of performance, music, installations, hosted space, dancing, bites, and celebration with the BAK 2018/2019 Research Fellows. The program is the culmination of the BAK 2018/2019 Fellowship Program, in which the Fellows individually and collectively developed their research dealing with the pressing issues of the contemporary. Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix) synthesizes the research and learning trajectory of the past ten months, and addresses it through a celebratory spatial experience of a party otherwise.

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 2020. 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 […]

Education Program

11 March–15 April 2019

Course: Art and Politics

A six-week course on the relations between contemporary art and the political

The basic course of the BAK School for Art and Politics is organized from 11 March until 15 April 2019. In six weekly sessions, the participants learn about how contemporary art relates to the political in an accessible way. The course is taught by Maria Hlavajova, BAK’s general and artistic director. 

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