December 7, 2006 - BAK, basis voor actuele kunst - Concerning “Knowledge Production”
December 7, 2006

Concerning “Knowledge Production”

Concerning Knowledge Production
(Practices in Contemporary Art)
25 November-16 December 2006

A series of lectures, presentations, discussions, and a publication on current articulations of the notion producing knowledge in contemporary art practices. Four different sessions take place every Saturday during the period from 25 November to 16 December 2006.

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Saturday 25 November 2006 Processing “Knowledge Production” in Art considers the adoption of the term knowledge production in the contemporary art field, and interrogates the process of its emergence from art historical, social, and political perspectives.
16.00 hrs
Lectures, with contributions by: Clémentine Deliss, curator and writer, Edinburgh; Vincent Meessen, artist, Brussels; Simon Sheikh, art critic and curator, Berlin/Copenhagen. 19.00 hrs
Break 20.00 hrs
Screening program by Vincent Meessen.

Saturday 2 December 2006 Inter-discipline or Non-discipline? discusses various interpretations of the so-called interdisciplinary approach in contemporary art and its position within other disciplinary knowledge systems.
16.00 hrs
Lectures, with contributions by: Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, artists, Amsterdam; Mariana Castillo Deball, artist, Amsterdam, Berlin, Mexico City; Bruno Latour, philosopher, sociologist, curator, Paris. 19.00 hrs
Break 20.00 hrs
Anne van der Zwaag, art historian, introduces and reads from a selection of artists books.

Saturday 9 December 2006 Unclaimed Knowledge explores how marginalized knowledge is shaped into new forms (artistic knowledge, non-knowledge) through contemporary art practices, and looks at the particular role of the visual in these practices.
16.00 hrs
Lectures, with contributions by: Thierry de Duve, art theoretician, Brussels; Sven Lütticken, art critic and art historian, Amsterdam; Eva Meyer & Eran Schaerf, philosopher and artist, Berlin. 19.00 hrs
Break 20.00 hrs
Performance by artist Claire Harvey and screening of video documentation of a performance by choreographer Ivana Müller.

Saturday 16 December 2006 Artists as (Public) Intellectuals considers how the definition of the term intellectual in a broader sense might be expanded by thinking of artists as knowledge producers and thus as a type of intellectual, and discusses the ethical, political, and social implications of defining artists in this way.
16.00 hrs
Lectures, with contributions by: Andrea Geyer, artist, New York; Georg Schöllhammer, art critic and editor, Vienna; Seçil Yersel, artist, Istanbul. 19.00 hrs
Break 20.00 hrs
Screening of filmmaker and writer Trinh T. Minh-has most recent film followed by a public reading of one of her texts.

Opening hours of the solo exhibition by Aernout Mik Raw Footage/Scapegoats:
1 October until 24 December 2006, WednesdaySaturday 12.0017.00 hrs and Sunday 13.0017.00 hrs. The exhibition’s opening hours are extended on Saturday 25 November, Saturday 2 December, Saturday 9 December and Saturday 16 December from 12.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs.

For the most recent information please contact:

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst
Lange Nieuwstraat 4, 3512 PH
Utrecht, the Netherlands
t: 31 (0)30 2316125
f: 31 (0)30 2300591

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