From 5 June 2021 the BAK building is open again. Come visit the current exhibition Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia (17 April–26 September 2021).

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.


Current & Upcoming

Multi-part Project

Public Program


Online Exhibition


26 September 2021

Fragments of Repair/Gathering VII

The seventh and final gathering of Fragments of Repair/Gatherings, consisting of a conversation between Kader Attia, BAK general and artistic director Maria Hlavajova, and BAK curator Wietske Maas, and marking the conclusion of the exhibition Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia with the opportunity to visit the exhibition in the presence of the artist.


Suggestions from the archive

Performative conference

Lecture Program

Education Program

29 June, 19.00–16 July, 21.00 2020

Course: Art as Politics [Rerun on Request]

An Online Extension of BAK Public Studies

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.

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