1. bak
            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
              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
                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
                    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
                      lecture by Maria Hlavajova at the symposium "The Museum as a Workshop," Centraal Museum, Utrecht
                      Centraal Museum, Utrecht
                    1. October 2014

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

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