Last Saturday in Utrecht, over the course of almost twelve hours of the dense congress ‘Beyond What Was Contemporary Art Continued’, which was the third Former West Research Congress, various cultural producers, mainly from Europe and North Africa contributed to the discursive process of the undoing of the West.
Maria Hlavajova discusses the projectCall the Witness, which adresses the situation of the Roma within European culture and society.The project has an exhibition platform in both BAK in Utrecht and in the Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, opening on June 1st.
Utrecht BAK, basis voor actuele kunst 21/05/10 - 01/08/10
Witness, narrator, chronicler, participant and agent. In I, the Undersigned, Rabih Mroué's first solo-exhibition as a visual artist, he questions the role of the artist in the charged context of post-war Lebanon, focusing on the political and historical amnesia.
Dancing seems to be a popular medium in contemporary art institutions these days. In the context of the current Springdance festival in Utrecht, BAK presents a ‘musée de la danse’, which involves an exhibition without objects. METROPOLIS M talks to BAK curator Cosmin Costinaş on his considerations for the exhibition.
Former BAK curator Binna Choi from South Korea has been appointed as the new director of CASCO, Office for Art, Design and Theory. Metropolis M spoke with her about her switch from one Utrecht institution to another.
Strange things happen to a young German couple out and about in Berlin. Chairs spontaneously begin to move, a corpse’s eyes spring open. Judith Hopf uses the language of the horror genre in her documentary The Uninvited, to mock contemporary society’s obsession with safety.