Wietske Maas

Wietske Maas is researcher, artist, and curator. Since 2014 she has worked as a researcher, curator, and editor for multiple programs and publication projects at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht and is currently BAK convener for research and publications.
In her artistic work her focus is urban ecology as a site of transformative assembly. Maas has developed and participated in artistic and publishing projects internationally. Recent co-edited publications include Propositions for Non-Fascist Living: Tentative and Urgent (co-edited with Maria Hlavajova, 2019) and Courageous Citizens: How Culture Contributes to Social Change (co-edited with Bas Lafleur and Susanne Mors, 2018).

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Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth,
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth, exhibition opening BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2024, photo: Tom Janssen
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth,
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth, installation view BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2024, photo: Tom Janssen
Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Image: Exhibition Fragments of Repair/Ka
Image: Exhibition Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2021, photo: Tom Janssen / Design: Sean van den Steenhoven for Leftloft
Image: Kader Attia, Reason’s Oxymorons
Image: Kader Attia, Reason’s Oxymorons, 2015, video installation, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2021, photo: Tom Janssen
Left: Book cover Vistas of Modernity –
Left: Book cover Vistas of Modernity – Decolonial Aesthesis And The End Of The Contemporary by Rolando Vázquez, 2020 / Right: Françoise Vergès speaking from La Dynamo, Pantin, Paris during the opening of Fragments of Repair, 17 April 2021, image cour
Image: J.W.M. Turner, The Slave Ship, pa
Image: J.W.M. Turner, The Slave Ship, painting, 1840. Design: Sean van den Steenhoven for Leftloft
Kader Attia speaking during the opening
Kader Attia speaking during the opening program of Fragments of Repair, view from La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, Pantin, Paris, 17 April 2021, photo courtesy of La Colonie
Kader Attia, Reason’s Oxymorons, 2015,
Kader Attia, Reason’s Oxymorons, 2015, video installation, courtesy of the artist, The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and Lehmann Maupin, photo: Max Yawney
Kader Attia, Reason’s Oxymorons, 2015,
Kader Attia, Reason’s Oxymorons, 2015, video installation, installation view BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2021, photo: Tom Janssen
Marta Popivoda, Yugoslavia, How Ideology
Marta Popivoda, Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, 2013, film still
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth,
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth, exhibition opening BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2024, photo: Tom Janssen
The hills of the occupied Golan Heights
The hills of the occupied Golan Heights facing the Sea of Galilee are filled with many edible wild plants, as well as land mines. Since its occupation in 1967, Israel has left much of the Golan uncleared of mines. The yellow flowering plant most prominent
Graffiti found in Oakland, California in
Graffiti found in Oakland, California in 2020, artist unknown, photograph by Esmat Elhalaby, courtesy Esmat Elhalaby