Installation Forensic Justice, BAK, basi
Installation Forensic Justice, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2018–2019
Propositions for Non-Fascist Living

From 2017 on, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst unfolds its long-term research itinerary Propositions for Non-Fascist Living.

Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth,
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth, installation view BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2024, photo: Tom Janssen
Chapter three, convention

The convention in the context of the project Usufructuaries of earth is a two-day gathering that summons different practices of non-expropriative userships in relation to land, housing, social reproduction, agriculture, and knowledge.

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Convention: working sessions

Usufructuaries of earth. Chapter three, convention

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A City Within a Building

A City Within a Building by Center for Spatial Technology in partnership with Forensic Architecture. Presented in collaboration with BAK and Stadsschouwburg Utrecht during SPRING Performing Arts Festival 2024.

OPEN CALL: Reading group Berlin

Usufructuaries of earth
A project in three chapters convened by BAK with artist Marwa Arsanios
Chapter two, reading groups and online publication Prospections

Reading group Amman

Usufructuaries of earth
A project in three chapters convened by BAK with artist Marwa Arsanios
Chapter two, reading groups and online publication Prospections

Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Chapter two, reading groups and online publication

The reading groups are held in the lead-up to the Usufructuaries of earth convention to learn together histories and propositions of usufruct.

Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Design: Sean van Steenhoven
OPEN CALL: Reading groups

Open call for the Usufructuaries of earth reading groups: a federated structure of three reading groups in Rotterdam, Berlin and Amman.

OPEN CALL: Reading group Rotterdam

Usufructuaries of earth
A project in three chapters convened by BAK with artist Marwa Arsanios
Chapter two, reading groups and online publication Prospections

Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Design: Sean van Steenhoven
Usufructuaries of earth

A project in three chapters: an exhibition by Marwa Arsanios (7 March–2 June 2024), reading groups and online publication (ongoing), and a convention (24–25 May 2024)

Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth,
Marwa Arsanios, Usufructuaries of earth, installation view BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2024, photo: Tom Janssen
Chapter one, exhibition

The exhibition, chapter one of Usufructuaries of earth, foregrounds the artist’s approach to bringing together ecological, feminist, and decolonial knowledges and practices that put forward ideologies of shared usership.

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To Watch the War

To Watch the War: The Moving Image Amidst the Invasion of Ukraine (2014–2023) is a moving image forum which takes place at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht from 9 September to 29 October 2023.

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European Forum for Advanced Practices

Interested practitioners and scholars from across disciplines are invited to join Zone Collective for a weekend of character development workshops devised within the "Zoning Play Complex", a diverse series of projects undertaken as part of the collective’s long-term research toward the development of "A Neighbourhood Zoning Play".

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2.Dh5 Festival – Defeating Dystopia?

The fourteenth edition of the yearly 2.Dh5 festival has the theme “Defeating Dystopia?” The festival is focused on grass-roots campaigns, tactics and methods geared towards a society based on freedom and solidarity.

Performance The Thread and the Gap
Performance The Thread and the Gap
Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht proudly presents Propositions #8: I Wanna Be Adored (the Non-Fascist Remix), an evening program of performance, music, installations, hosted space, dancing, bites, and celebration with the BAK 2018/2019 Research Fellows.

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Course: Art as Politics - June 2022

BAK Public Studies offers the new online course Art as Politics. This digital extension of BAK Public Studies is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

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Course: Art as Politics – For Ukraine

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, organizes this edition of the course Art as Politics in solidarity with the Ukrainian people. All proceeds of this fundraiser are to be donated to the Visual Culture Research Center, who are providing structural help to cultural workers affected by the war.

Tony Cokes, The Will & The Way …
Tony Cokes, The Will & The Way …
Public Studies: Practice as Theory

As a part of the exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals, the artist presents a three-day workshop investigating critical themes that circulate through his work, and various intersections with and applications of forms of the theoretical.

Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Course: Art as Politics - March 2022

Art as Politics is a digital extension of BAK Public Studies, prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Tony Cokes, Evil.27: Selma, Greene Nafta
Tony Cokes, Evil.27: Selma, Greene Naftali, New York, 2011
Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals

Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals brings together selected video works from the past 30 years, tracing Cokes’s unique formation of critique through visual and textual codes, and his changing relationship to archival material over several different global historical moments.

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Course: Art as Politics – February/March 2022

Art as Politics, a digital extension of BAK Studies (formerly called BAK Public Studies), is prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

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Course: Art as Politics – December 2021

Art as Politics, a digital extension of BAK Public Studies, is prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

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Course: Art as Politics - October 2021

Art as Politics, a digital extension of BAK Public Studies, is prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Kader Attia, Les Entrelacs de l’Objet
Kader Attia, Les Entrelacs de l’Objet / The Object’s Interlacing, 2020, installatiebeeld 2021, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht
Introcuction Fragments of Repair

Speciaal voor Museumkaarthouders: een exclusieve inleiding op Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia, de eerste uitgebreide tentoonstelling van kunstenaar Kader Attia in Nederland.

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
Fragments of Repair/Gathering VI: Invisible Bridges
Kader Attia, Oil and Sugar #2, 2007, vid
Kader Attia, Oil and Sugar #2, 2007, video, installation view BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2021
Work by Kader Attia at De Voorkamer

From 15 July until 15 August 2021 the work Oil and Sugar #2 (2007) by Kader Attia is on view at De Voorkamer, as part of Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia!

Image: Kader Attia, Les Entrelacs de l
Image: Kader Attia, Les Entrelacs de l’Objet / The Object’s Interlacing, 2020, installation with video and objects, installation view, 2021, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: Tom Janssen / Design: Sean van den Steenhoven for Leftloft
Fragments of Repair/Gathering V: The Object’s Interlacing
Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Course: Art as Politics june 2021

Art as Politics, a digital extension of BAK Public Studies, is prompted by the urgency to engage in collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Maria Hlavajova and Jeanne van Heeswijk
Maria Hlavajova and Jeanne van Heeswijk in conversation as part of Propositions #10: Instituting Otherwise
FEINART Lecture june 2021

As part of the FEINART Lecture Series, BAK’s general and artistic director Maria Hlavajova presents an online lecture on 3 June 2021, From Art Institution to Community Portal.

Kader Attia, Oil and Sugar #2, 2007, ins
Kader Attia, Oil and Sugar #2, 2007, installation in the window of Stadhuisbrug 5, Utrecht, by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2021, photo: Tom Janssen
Work by Kader Attia at Stadhuisbrug, Utrecht
Image: Kader Attia, The Body’s Legacie
Image: Kader Attia, The Body’s Legacies, Pt. 2: The Postcolonial Body, video, 2018, 48 min., film still / Design: Sean van den Steenhoven
Fragments of Repair/Gathering II: The Body’s Legacies, Pt. 2: The Postcolonial Body (online)
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
Fragments of Repair

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht proudly presents Fragments of Repair, a multi-part project consisting of an exhibition, collective study program, and series of gatherings, co-convened with artist Kader Attia and decolonial forum, Paris.

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
Fragments of Repair/Gathering I: Online Opening Program
Three-month collective study program La
Three-month collective study program La Colonie Nomade, which was hosted by La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues in Paris, from 17 April to 3 July 2021
Fragments of Repair/La Colonie Nomade

A collective study program realized in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair (17 April–1 August 2021), convened by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht with artist Kader Attia and La Colonie, Paris and hosted by La Dynamo de Banlieues Bleues, 9 Rue Gabrielle Josserand, 93500 Pantin, Paris.

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
Fragments of Repair/Gatherings

Fragments of Repair/Gatherings involves an online/offline series of lectures, conversations, screenings, and assembly forums convened by BAK around the theory and practice of repair, that takes place in the framework of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair.

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
Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia

Fragments of Repair/Kader Attia, one part of the multi-part project Fragments of Repair, is the first comprehensive exhibition of Attia’s work in the Netherlands, on view at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.

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Propositions #13

An online assembly and public forum aligning with the planned closing days of exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals (which has prematurely closed due to the Covid-19 lockdown measures in the Netherlands) and the ongoing “How to Assemble Now”.

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Practicing Tactical Solidarities II

This locally-focused second edition of Practicing Tactical Solidarities: A Roundtable on Mutual Aid, Emergency, and Continuous Care features artists, organizers, and activists working in Utrecht, many of whom are current BAK Fellows.

Design: Tyneisha van Veltum
Design: Tyneisha van Veltum
Manifesting Systemic Change

A collaborative open call by Stichting Nederland Wordt Beter, The Black Archives/New Urban Collective, Black Queer & Trans Resistance NL, Kick Out Zwarte Piet (KOZP) and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, for artists and writers to manifest the Manifesting Systemic Change Through Creative Waves manifesto.

Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Course: Art as Politics October 2020

The online course Art as Politics, a digital extension of BAK Public Studies, is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

Tony Cokes, B4 & After the Studio Pt. 1,
Tony Cokes, B4 & After the Studio Pt. 1, 2019, installation view, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2020, photo: Tom Janssen
Public Studies: Practice as Theory (online)

As a part of the exhibition Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals, the artist presents a two-day online workshop investigating critical themes that circulate through his work, and various intersections with and applications of forms of the theoretical.

Mein Name ist Sprache, 2018, live perfor
Mein Name ist Sprache, 2018, live performance Steirscher Herbst Graz, stage photograph by Clara Wildberger
Book launch: My Name Is Language

On Saturday 17 October 2020, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht hosts a program surrounding the new book of artist Nicoline van Harskamp, My Name Is Language (2020), published by Scriptings and Archive Books. The program takes place as part of the reopening of at BAK, on 16 & 17 October 2020.

Tony Cokes, Evil.27: Selma, 2011, instal
Tony Cokes, Evil.27: Selma, 2011, installation view, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2020, photo: Tom Janssen
Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals 2020

From 16 October 2020 until 31 January 2021 BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht presents Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals, an exhibition and public program with and around the work of multimedia artist Tony Cokes. The exhibition is curated by Thiago de Paula Souza.

Cover features an image by Andreas Siekm
Cover features an image by Andreas Siekmann from the series The Big 4ever, 2020, developed for this publication. Design by Sean van den Steenhoven for LeftLoft, Milan.
Book Launch: Deserting from the ...

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht is proud to invite you to the book launch Deserting from the Culture Wars, the second reader in our BASICS series, published by BAK, basis voor atuele kunst and MIT Press, Cambridge, MA and edited by Maria Hlavajova and Sven Lütticken.

Tony Cokes, c.my.skull.2. (Evil.13: Alte
Tony Cokes, c.my.skull.2. (Evil.13: Alternate Versions), 2010, video, installation view Stadhuisbrug 5, Utrecht, 2020, photo: Tom Janssen
Screening Tony Cokes at Stadhuisbrug, Utrecht

From 16 October–29 November 2020, the work c.my.skull.2. (Evil.13: Alternate Versions) by Tony Cokes is screened in public space as part of Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals.

Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Course: Art as Politics (For Beirut Art Fund)

BAK organizes this edition of the course Art as Politics to donate the proceeds to Beirut Art Fund. The fund, set up by Mophradat, supports Beiruti artists, initiatives, and institutions in the aftermath of the 4 August 2020 explosion.

The BAK 2019/2020 Fellows dreaming of ti
The BAK 2019/2020 Fellows dreaming of time travel with the particle accelerator at the University Museum, Utrecht, 2019, photo: Whitney Stark
Propositions #12

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, proudly invites you to Propositions #12: Waves Breaking Walls, Futures in Movement, a culmination of the BAK 2019/2020 Fellowship Program in the form of a sonic science fiction transmission.

Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Design by Sean van den Steenhoven*
Course: Art as Politics June 2020

The online course Art as Politics, a digital extension of BAK Public Studies, is prompted by the urgency to continue collective thinking through, learning about, and imagining critical, politically-informed artistic practices that grasp—and intervene into—the present.

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Mama Cash Feminist Festival at BAK

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht is proud to present a collaboration with Mama Cash for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020. The Mama Cash Feminist Festival celebrates all that feminist movements around the world have fought for and achieved. It also looks forward, as visitors collectively imagine what a more feminist future would look like.

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BAK, basis voor Yallah Sabaya march 2020

On Saturday 7 March 2020 BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht hosts a special International Women’s Day edition of Yallah Sabaya!

Image: Tony Cokes, installation view Col
Image: Tony Cokes, installation view Collision/Coalition
Curator tour Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals

On Sunday 1 March 2020, come to BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht for a curator tour of the newly opened Tony Cokes: To Live as Equals, an exhibition and public program with and around the work of artist Tony Cokes! Curator Thiago de Paula Souza will elaborate on the concept behind the exhibition, and take visitors past some of the pivotal works in the show.

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Yallah Sabaya December 2019

After the success of the first editions, Yallah Sabaya is back. Yallah Sabaya, meaning in Arabic ‘Come ladies! Enjoy yourselves!’, is a special evening just for women, an evening where dance and music connect women from around the world.

Picture taken during A feast by & for by
Picture taken during A feast by & for by De Voorkamer
Training XXII

The twenty-second training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Bakudapan Food Study Group, and takes place on 18–22 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday). This training focuses on mapping, cooking, eating, and reading.

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Bratislava BAK Winter School

The Bratislava BAK Winter School: Art as Politics is a collaborative and intensive learning week from 16–20 December 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia.

(c) Beatrice Catazaro
(c) Beatrice Catazaro
Training XX

The twentieth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Beatrice Catanzaro. It takes place on 11–15 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday). This training focuses on exploring memories, communal writing and visualising (personal) stories.

Mapping Qanats (c) QANAT
Mapping Qanats (c) QANAT
Training XXI

The twenty-first training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with QANAT (Abdellah Hassak, Amine Lahrach, Edouard Sors, Francesca Masoero, George Bajalia, Jérôme Giller, Louisa Aarrass, Noureddine Ezarraf, and Sara Frikech), and takes place on 11–15 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday).

Urban Practices and the Future of the Ci
Urban Practices and the Future of the City
Training XVIII

The eighteenth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Urban Front (David Harvey and Miguel Robles-Durán), and takes place on 5 December 2019 (Thursday).

Urban Practices and the Future of the Ci
Urban Practices and the Future of the City a paneldiscussion with Urban Front (i.a. David Harvey and Miguel Robles-Durán), BAK basis voor actuele kunst, 5 December 2019, photo: Tom Janssen
Urban Practices and the Future of the City
Lecture: David Harvey on Urban Front, BA
Lecture: David Harvey on Urban Front, BAK basis voor actuele kunst, 4 December 2019, photo: Tom Janssen
Lecture: David Harvey on Urban Front
"Children rounded up to play in the suns
"Children rounded up to play in the sunshine”
Training XVI

The sixteenth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Hamada al-Joumah and Jasmine Eid-Sabbagh, and takes place 27 November–1 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday).

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Training XVII

The seventeenth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with a subdivision of To Be Determined (Clara Balaguer, Gabriel Fontana, and Sarafina van Ast), and takes place 27 November–1 December 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday).

Performance by Black Quantum Futurism
Performance by Black Quantum Futurism
Training XV

The fifteenth training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Black Quantum Futurism, and takes places 20-22 November 2019 (Wednesday-Friday).

Panel Collaborations, Coalitions, In- an
Panel Collaborations, Coalitions, In- and Exclusions
Propositions #9/4 Training

This fourth day of the week of Propositions #9 Deserting from the Culture Wars consists of a training with Terra Critica, and a public program including a panel.

Repro Communal Training Camp
Repro Communal Training Camp
Propositions #9/3 Training

This third day of the week of Propositions #9 Deserting from the Culture Wars consists of a training with Transformella Malor, and a public program including a lecture.

Rose Hammer presents the results of thei
Rose Hammer presents the results of their training The Plague
Propositions #9/2 Training

This second day of the week of Propositions #9 Deserting from the Culture Wars consists of a training with Rose Hammer and a public program including a lecture with Tom Holert.

Maria Hlavajova presenting during Organi
Maria Hlavajova presenting during Organizational Art
Propositions #9/1 Training

This first day of the week of Propositions #9 Deserting from the Culture Wars consists of a training with Jonas Staal, and a public program including a lecture with Sven Lütticken.

Performance by Patricia Kaersenhout and
Performance by Patricia Kaersenhout and Angel Bat Dawid, organized as part of Le Guess Who? Festival 2019 and (New) Formats of Care in Times of Violence, a training by Kaersenhout in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 8 November 2019, B
BAK x LGW: Performance Patricia Kaersenhout & Angel Bat Dawid
Performance by Patricia Kaersenhout and
Performance by Patricia Kaersenhout and Angel Bat Dawid
Training XIII

The thirteenth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Patricia Kaersenhout, and takes place 6-8 November 2019 (Wednesday-Friday).

A Feast By & For, dinner organized by De
A Feast By & For, dinner organized by De Voorkamer as part of their training A Week By & For: Designing Inclusive Spaces, organized in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 3 November 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, photo: To
A Feast By & For, with De Voorkamer
Voices of New Women
Voices of New Women
Training XII

The twelfth training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is a symposium for and by refugee & migrant women by New Women Connectors and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst.

A Week By & For
A Week By & For
Training XI

The eleventh training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with De Voorkamer, and will take place from 29-31 October 2019 (Tuesday-Thursday) and on 3 november 2019 (Sunday).

(c) Stranded FM
(c) Stranded FM
Stranded FM

Listen/Re:listen is a radio installation by Stranded FM as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet. Stranded FM, a Utrecht-based “Unconventional Online Radio”, will host a series of trainings from Sunday 27 October untill Wednesday 18 December.

Open Access, collective performance orga
Open Access, collective performance organized by Carmen Papalia as part of the training Open Access: Organizing Accessibility from the Grassroots in the context of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, 26 October 2019, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utre
Collective Performance: Open Access, with Carmen Papalia
Open Access
Open Access
Training X

The tenth training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Carmen Papalia, and takes place from 22-26 October 2019 (Tuesday-Saturday).

Decommodifyng Housing
Decommodifyng Housing
Training VIII

The eighth training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Homebaked Community Land Trust (CLT) (Britt Jurgensen), De Nieuwe Meent (Selçuk Balamir), de Kasko (Joska Ottjes), Refugee Collective We Are Here, Ethel Baraona Pohl, Cristina Gamboa and Irene Calabuch Miron. It takes place from 16-20 October 2019 (Wednesday-Sunday). The training consists of discussions, exchange, and cooking.

The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op Autumn
The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op Autumn School
Training IX

The ninth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Fran Ilich, and takes place from 16-20 October 2019 (Wednesday-Sunday). It inlcudes presentations and talks with images, casestudies of alternative art, community and economic models, and collective production and spinning into motion of plans and strategies.

Training VII

The seventh training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Whitney Stark, and takes place on 12 October 2019. This training focuses on thinking exercises and collaborative resource building to come up with and share tools, practices, and ideas on care, accountability, and relation.

Training VI

The sixth training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Laced-Up Project, and takes place on Thursday 10 October 2019. The training consists of discussions, presentations, and practical exercises on the art of consent.

Collective dinner
Collective dinner
Training IV

The fourth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Chloë Bass, and takes place from 9-13 October 2019. This training focuses on cooking, recipe writing, storytelling, dialogue, translation, language-learning and language-teaching.

Photo (c) Staci Bu Shea
Photo (c) Staci Bu Shea
Training V

The fifth training as part of the Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Staci Bu Shea, and take place on 9 and 11 October 2019. This training focuses on building coalition and affinity, strategies for dealing with feelings, principles of nonviolent communication, creating and maintaining boundaries, and identifying and holding accountability.

Jonas Staal and We Are Here, New World A
Jonas Staal and We Are Here, New World Academy #2: Collective Struggle of Refugees: Lost. In Between. Together, public forum, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 1 December 2013, photo: Ernie Buts
Course: Instituting Otherwise

Part of BAK Public Studies, the course Instituting Otherwise, which takes place at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht from 8–29 October 2019, focuses on the possibilities of the (art) institution within and in spite of the current political predicament.

Photo: Ludger Storcks
Photo: Ludger Storcks
Training III

The third training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Joy Mariama Smith, and takes place from 2–6 October 2019 (Wednesday–Sunday) at BAK. It is a training in collective reading and writing, conversations, somatics, movement research, karaoke, and more, culminating in a dance party and public intervention on Saturday 5 October 2019.

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The Basic Activist Kitchen

Throughout the course of Trainings for the Not-Yet, the Basic Activist Kitchen (the BAK) organizes daily cooking sessions and meals for trainings participants as well as for passers-by.

Performance by Denise Valentine during U
Performance by Denise Valentine during Unforgetting, a public program part of Trainings for the Not-Yet, 29 September 2019, photo: Thomas Orbon
Unforgetting
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Yallah Sabaya September 2019

Yallah Sabaya (“Come, ladies! Enjoy yourselves!” in Arabic) is a special evening just for women, an evening where dance and music connect women from around the world. All women, from every country or culture, are welcome to meet, chat, and dance.

Unforgetting & Reconnecting
Unforgetting & Reconnecting
Training II

The second training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with Nancy Jouwe and Denise Valentine, and takes place from 26–28 September 2019. It is a training in mapping timelines, street names, landmarks, oral histories, archival material, and personal histories.

Forensic Justice, exhibition by Forensic
Forensic Justice, exhibition by Forensic Architecture, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2018–2019, photo: Tom Janssen
Course: Art and Politics September 2019

From 23 September until 28 October 2019, BAK organizes the course “Art and Politics.” In six weekly sessions, the participants learn about how contemporary art relates to the political in an accessible way. The course zooms in on the historical period starting with the pivotal year 1989 to today.

Carmen Papalia, collaborative performanc
Carmen Papalia, collaborative performance
Training Program

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst is thrilled to share the schedule of trainings for Trainings for the Not-Yet. These community-to-community sessions, with artists, organizers, activists, dancers, cooks, and more, take place every week, Wednesdays–Sundays (with exceptions) between 14–18 hrs at BAK and are accompanied by a collective dinner (on weekdays, 18–19 hrs) and lunch (on weekends, 13–14 hrs) at the Basic Activist Kitchen.

Adelita Husni-Bey, CHIRON
Adelita Husni-Bey, CHIRON
Training I

The first training as part of Trainings for the Not-Yet is with artist and pedagogue Adelita Husni-Bey, and takes place from 18-22 September 2019.

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Trainings for the Not-Yet

An exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise, convened with a multitude of collaborators by Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.

The City Staircase
The City Staircase
Opening Trainings

Come to BAK, basis voor actuele kunst during the weekend of 14–15 September 2019 for the opening of Trainings for the Not-Yet, an exhibition as a series of trainings for a future of being together otherwise, convened with a multitude of collaborators by Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht.

Workshop by Matthijs de Bruijne and Ceci
Workshop by Matthijs de Bruijne and Cecilia Vallejos during BAK Summer School: Art and Practice in the Otherwise at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2018, photo courtesy BAK 
BAK Summer School 2019

The BAK Summer School: Art as Politics is a collaborative and intensive learning week at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst from 22–26 July 2019 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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Yallah Sabaya June 2019

Yallah Sabaya (“Come, ladies! Enjoy yourselves!” in Arabic) is a special evening just for women, an evening where dance and music connect women from around the world. All women, from every country or culture, are welcome to meet, chat, and dance.

Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Seven
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Seven Addresses, 2019, installation exhibition The People Are the City by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht at The Utrecht Archives, 2019, photo: Tom Janssen
Special Viewing: Seven Addresses (2019)

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst organizes a special viewing of a new work Seven Addresses (2019) by artist duo Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, co-commissioned by BAK and Centraal Museum Utrecht and presented in the exhibition The People Are the City.

Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Seven
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Seven Addresses, 2019, installation exhibition The People Are the City by BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht at The Utrecht Archives, 2019, photo: Tom Janssen
The People Are the City

With great pride, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht presents a two-part exhibition The People Are the City, which takes place in the public areas of the Utrecht City Office and at The Utrecht Archives.

Forensic Justice, exhibition by Forensic
Forensic Justice, exhibition by Forensic Architecture, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, 2018–2019, photo: Tom Janssen
Course: Art and Politics March 2019

From 11 March until 15 April 2019, BAK organizes the course Art and Politics. A six-week course on the relations between contemporary art and the political

Course: Art and Politics

From 11 March until 15 April 2019, BAK organizes the course Art and Politics. A six-week course on the relations between contemporary art and the political.

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BAK, basis voor…

In the series BAK, basis voor…, BAK joins forces with other organizations in addressing shared urgencies and developing propositions for “being together otherwise.” The series was conceived as part of the project Trainings for the Not-Yet, organized by artist Jeanne van Heeswijk and BAK from 14 September 2019–12 January 2020.

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BAK, basis voor New Women Connectors, gathering on 2 March 2019, photo: Rob Godfried
Utrecht for Her: Voices of New Women
Forensic Architecture, The Killing of Na
Forensic Architecture, The Killing of Nadeem Nawara and Mohammed Abu Daher, 2014
Forensic Justice: Talk by Maria Hlavajova
Doug Ashford, _Bunker 2, 2017, video sti
Doug Ashford, _Bunker 2, 2017, video still, courtesy the artist and Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
First Person Plural: Empathy, Intimacy, Irony, and Anger
Studio Jonas Staal and DiEM25, New Union
Studio Jonas Staal and DiEM25, New Unions: DiEM25, Athens, 2017, Yanis Varoufakis lectures in the New Unions: DiEM25, Athens installation in the Sporting Basket Arena, Athens. Photo: Jonas Staal
Propositions #2: Assemblism
Bread and Puppet Theater, Faust 3: Have
Bread and Puppet Theater, Faust 3: Have we entered into a pact with the devil?, 2016. Photo: Ronald T. Simon
Faust 3