To Seminar: art education in practice

Date: 3-10-2017 Till 5-21-2017
Location: BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Lange Nieuwstraat 4, Utrecht
Time: Woensdag t/m zondag | 12:00 t/m 18:00 uur

To Seminar—an exhibition evolving over time through a series of performative and discursive public meetings—inquires into the practices of learning about, with, and through art today. It asks how we can move beyond the present-day ramifications of the so-called educational turn in contemporary art and toward a collective pursuit of learning with a real relation to social praxis.

To Seminar has been conceptualized by Henk Slager. Seminars are realized with contributions by numerous graduate art programs in the Netherlands and beyond. A publication will be published by Metropolis M Books in summer 2017. To Seminar has been made possible through the collaboration between BAK and MaHKU (HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht).


A series of public gatherings—performances, talks, screenings, etc.—takes place in the course of this exhibition-as-seminar:

March 10, 2017, 5–7pm
Tiong Ang in collaboration with Heekyung Ryu, Kristina Országhová, Jan Yongdeok Lim, Robert Wittendorp, Ola Hassanain, Alejandro Ramirez, Winston Nanlohy, and Andrés Novo, on the occasion of the opening of To Seminar

March 21, 2017, 7–10pm
İnci Eviner, Sara van der Heide, and Jan Verwoert, moderated by Marijke Hoogenboom

Co-Action Device. I rather laugh
March 23, 2017, 7–10pm
İnci Eviner in collaboration with Sırma Öztas, Adnan Devran, Iris Ergül, Buse Aktas, Şafak Çatalbaş, and Ecem Sarıçayır

March 30, 2017, 7–10pm
Job Koelewijn, Falke Pisano, and Mick Wilson, moderated by Vivian Sky Rehberg

April 6, 2017, 7–10pm
Tiong Ang, René Francisco, and Marquard Smith, moderated by Margo Slomp

Art Works on Commission, Free
April 13, 2017, 5–7pm
René Francisco

Education is what enables every person to judge for themselves what secures or endangers their freedom
April 18, 2017, 7–9pm
Jeremiah Day

Reflection on Knowability
April 20, 2017, 7–9pm
Irit Rogoff, followed by a discussion moderated by Kitty Zijlmans

May 18, 2017, 3–5pm
Sarah Pierce in collaboration with the students of DAI, Arnhem