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          1. On Dutch Liberation Day, 05 May 2015, De Balie in Amsterdam hosts a film screening of the documentary Azawad: The Art of Creating a State, that stems from the fourth session of New World Academy
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              1. From 11 April - 21 June 2015, Centraal Museum Utrecht shows the exhibition New World Academy.
                For more information on the exhibition, please see here.
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                1. BAK embarks on the culminating phase (2014–2016) of FORMER WEST.

                  A collaborative alliance of five European contemporary art and educational institutions collectively embarks on the culminating phase of the long-term international research project FORMER WEST (2008–2016). The alliance consists of BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht; Goldmiths College, University of London, London; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; tranzit.cz, Prague; and tranzit.hu, Budapest. 

                  Leading to the realization of the FORMER WEST publication in 2016, the key strand of these collaborations is a series of Public Editorial Meetings. Taking place over the next two years and in various geographical contexts, these meetings aim to negotiate the knowledges gathered throughout the course of the FORMER WEST project while bearing in mind the politico-cultural transformations unique to the locales in which they are held. The Public Editorial Meetings take place in several European cities (such as London, Budapest, and Warsaw, among others) as well as various locations in Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and the United States.

                  The European leg of the collaboration is made possible by generous financial support from the European Union’s Creative Europe program. In addition to the Public Editorial Meetings, the participating institutions join their resources to hold a number of research exhibitions, seminars, publications, and competence meetings during this period. 

                  Following Berlin (2013) and Utrecht (2014), the next Public Editorial Meeting took place at Goldsmiths College in London on 27 and 28 February 2015. Titled Who is a “People?” Constructions of the “We,  the meeting is curated by Boris Buden (writer, cultural critic, and translator, Berlin), Maria Hlavajova (artistic director, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht), Massimiliano Mollona (theorist and writer, London), Andrea Phillips (theorist and writer, London), and Simon Sheikh (curator and theorist, Berlin and London).

                  1. February 2015

                      1. Program
                      05.02.–30.04.2015
                      with students from MAR/KABK, The Hague and MaHKU, Utrecht
                      BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                      part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                  2. April 2015

                      1. Program
                      11.04.–21.06.2015
                      museum presentation of the academy established by Jonas Staal, in collaboration with BAK
                      Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL)
                  3. May 2015

                      1. Program
                      2. New World Academy #4: The Art of Creating a State
                      05.05.2015
                      screening of the eponymous documentary by filmmakers Gabriëlle Provaas and Rob Schröder
                      De Balie, Amsterdam (NL)
                      1. Program
                      13.05.–14.05.2015
                      FORMER WEST Public Editorial Meeting
                      tranzit.hu, Budapest (HU)
                      1. Program
                      21.05.–20.06.2015
                      seminars, master classes, and workshops with artists and theorists
                      part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                  4. June 2015

                      1. Program
                      24.06.–12.07.2015
                      presentation as part of an interdisciplinary research project by Klaas Hoek
                      BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                  5. August 2015

                      1. Program
                      24.08.–28.08.2015
                      summer school
                      Utrecht University, Utrecht (NL)