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

Presentatie

18 September 2019–16 April 2020

Presentation: The People Are the City

From 18 September 2019–16 April 2020 BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht presents The People Are the City at the Utrecht City Office, a presentation that reflects on the extraordinary coming together of the people of Utrecht in the collective performance What Is the City but the People? on Jaarbeursplein on 15 September 2018. This presentation is part of exhibition Op Kunstsafari door Utrecht: an exhibition that guides visitors past statues, architecture, street art and poetry in the streets, squares and parks of Utrecht.

Exhibition and public program

Tour

Festival

8 March 2020

Mama Cash Feminist Festival at BAK: Collective (Ex)change

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht is proud to collaborate with Mama Cash for International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March 2020, as part of Mama Cash Feminist Festival. The full day program Collective (Ex)change consists of a gathering of and for local and international activists and artists who are working to make spaces safer for women-identified and LGBTQIA+ people.

Suggestions from the archive

Lecture

29 April 2016

Global Art Challenges 2016

Keynote lecture by Maria Hlavajova as part of a panel on “Art-as-Intervention-in-Reality: “Ecology of Knowledges” and Institutional Practices”.

Summer School

22-26 July 2019

BAK Summer School: Art as Politics

BAK Summer School: Art as Politics brings together those involved in arts, academia, and social action to collectively think through, learn about, and imagine critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp and influence our dramatically changing times.

Learning, Screening

4 September 2014, 19.00

Learning Place: Screening and Discussion

On 4 September 2014 at 19.00 hrs, BAK’s site of education and talent development, Learning Place (LP), marks the beginning of a new semester with a public screening of two works realized by recent LP graduates from MaHKU, Utrecht and MAR/KABK, The Hague.

Exhibition