1. bak
            hosts
            The Revolution Is without Frontiers, 2014, photo: Moussa Ag Assarid/1
          1. Following a preview on 6–7 September 2014 on the occasion of Utrecht's Uitfeest, a project by Moussa Ag Assarid and Jonas StaalNew World Embassy: Azawad, opens on 9 September 2014, at 19.00 hrs. The embassy is inaugurated by a panel discussion with political scientist Jolle Demmers (Center for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University); politician Jasper van Dijk (Socialist Party, Netherlands); independent war journalist Arnold Karskens; artist Mazou Ibrahim Touré; and diplomat Jeroen Zandberg (Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization), among others. The debate is moderated by former war correspondent and cultural journalist Raymond van den Boogaard (NRC Handelsblad). Read more.
          2. bak
              hosts
            1. 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 Graduate School of Visual Art and Design), Utrecht and MAR/KABK (Master Artistic Research, Royal Academy of Art), The Hague. Produced over the course of the last semester at BAK, the videos include Mare Nostrum (2014) by Pierfrancesco Gava and Contract between Artists and Society (2014), a collaborative effort realized by Yumemi Kobayashi, Ika Putranto, Alejandro Vasquez Salinas, and Sissel Marie Tonn-Petersen.

              The screening is proceeded by an informal conversation with LP participants on questions related to their research in the context of BAK’s program Future Vocabularies and the notion of “survival.” The conversation is led by BAK’s artistic director Maria Hlavajova and is followed by drinks.

            2. bak
                publishes
                Aernout Mik, Untitled, 2013, performance in the context of FORMER WEST: Documents, Constellations, Prospects realized by BAK and Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, 18–24 March 2013, photo: Florian Braun/1
              1. BAK and Valiz release a new reader within the BAK Critical Reader series, titled Future Publics (The Rest Can and Should Be Done by the People): A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art, edited by Maria Hlavajova and Ranjit Hoskote. The anthology traces the emergence of a new constellation of publics, who, while questioning existing forms of aesthetic and political representation, place new demands on the cultural field and its institutions. Contributors include: Nancy Adajania, Ariella Azoulay, Amelia Barikin and Nikos Papastergiadis, Bassam el Baroni, Manuel Beltrán, David Graeber and Michelle Kuo, Tom Holert, Brian Holmes, Geert Lovink, Elzbieta Matynia and Joanna Warsza, Simon Sheikh, Jonas Staal, and Stephen Wright. Read more
              2. bak
                  launches
                  Cover of New World Academy Reader #4: The Art of Creating a State, edited by Jonas Staal in dialogue with Moussa Ag Assarid/1
                1. Realized in collaboration with the National Liberation Movement of Azawad (MNLA), this reader explores the role of art and culture in the day-to-day life of the state of Azawad in the northern region of present-day Mali. Comprising interviews, photographic essays, poetry, prose, and historical texts by scholars, artists, and activists from around the world, New World Academy Reader #4: The Art of Creating a State posits the state of Azawad as a cultural construct that precedes any military apparatus. The reader accompanies the fourth session of New World Academy. Read more
                1. current and upcoming

                  1. September 2014

                      1. Program
                      04.09.2014 19.00–22.00 hrs
                      with students from MaHKU, Utrecht and MAR/KABK, The Hague
                      BAK, Utrecht
                        1. Program
                        06.09.–09.10.2014
                        a project by Moussa Ag Assarid and Jonas Staal
                        BAK, Utrecht
                          1. Program
                          2. New World Embassy: Azawad
                          09.09.2014 19.00–22.00 hrs
                          inaugural panel with Moussa Ag Assarid, Jolle Demmers, Jonas Staal et al.
                          BAK, Utrecht
                          1. Program
                          23.09.2014
                          lecture by Maria Hlavajova at the symposium "The Museum as a Workshop," Centraal Museum, Utrecht
                          Centraal Museum, Utrecht
                        1. October 2014

                            1. Program
                            17.10.–19.10.2014
                            realized with the National Liberation Movement of Azawad (MNLA)
                            BAK, Utrecht
                          1. November 2014

                              1. Program
                              01.11.–28.12.2014
                              exhibition by Alice Creischer and Andreas Siekmann
                              BAK, Utrecht