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 [re-opening 18 Oct 2020]

[Update 17 May 2020: We are excited to announce that the exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals re-opens on 18 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

8-26 June 2020

Course: Art as Politics [Open Call closed]

BAK Public Studies offers the new online course Art as Politics. This digital extension of BAK Public Studies 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.

Dates: Mondays and Thursdays on 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25 June 2020, 19–21 hrs CET. [Please note: Open Call now closed].

Suggestions from the archive

BAK Summer School 2017

17-21 July 2017

BAK Summer School: Art in a Time of Interregnum

The BAK Summer School: Art in a Time of Interregnum brings together artists, curators, art theorists, and academics to collectively think through, learn about, and imagine critical, politically-informed artistic practices that work to grasp and influence our dramatically changing times.

Training

12 October 2019

Training VII: Extended Bodies: Care, Accountability and Relation (fully booked)

Thinking exercises and collaborative resource building to come up with and share tools, practices, and ideas on care, accountability, and relation

The seventh training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Whitney Stark, and takes place on 12 October 2019. This training focusses on thinking exercises and collaborative resource building to come up with and share tools, practices, and ideas on care, accountability, and relation.

Summer School

16-20 December 2019

Bratislava BAK Winter School: Art as Politics

The Bratislava BAK Winter School: Art as Politics is a collaborative and intensive learning week from 16–20 December 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia, organized in partnership with BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht, Open Studio/Studio IN – Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, APART Collective in Bratislava, and initiated by Kristína Országhová.

Lecture