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            Whirlwind, Pantelleria, Italy, 2007, foto/photo: Armin Linke/1
          1. BAK presents the research exhibition Anthropocene Observatory, developed by Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog), Armin Linke, and Anselm Franke, on view at BAK from 7 February till 26 April 2015. Anthropocene Observatory is made possible with support from Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. 
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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 takes 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)
                  1. Program
                  07.02.–26.04.2015
                  exhibition developed by Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog), Armin Linke, and Anselm Franke
                  BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                  part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                  1. Program
                  25.02.2015
                  in collaboration with Sonic Acts, Amsterdam
                  BAK, Utrecht (NL)
                  part of the semester on Human-Inhuman-Posthuman (Spring 2015)
                  1. Program
                  27.02.–28.02.2015
                  FORMER WEST Public Editorial Meeting
                  Goldsmiths College, London (GB)
              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
                  09.05.2015
                  public study in stateless histories of art
                  PEN American Center, New York (US)
                  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)