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Sanja Ivekoviæ Urgent Matters

Ženska kuca (Women’s House), 1998/2009 (ongoing), workshop Utrecht, 2009. Photo: Liselotte Habets

solo exhibition 18.04.–02.08.2009
opening 18.04.2009, 14.00 hrs at the Van Abbemuseum and 19.00 hrs at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst

From Saturday 18 April until Sunday 2 August 2009, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven present Urgent Matters, a two-part solo exhibition by Sanja Ivekoviæ. The opening takes place on Saturday 18 April 2009 at 14.00 hrs at the Van Abbemuseum and at 19.00 hrs at BAK.

A re-enactment of Ivekovic’s performance Übung Macht den Meister (Practice Makes a Master), originally realized in 1982 in Berlin, takes place at 20.00 hrs at BAK (performed by Sonja Pregrad). To attend the performance we kindly request that you make a reservation as space is limited, t: +31 (0)30 2316125 or

An exhibition handbook is available at both locations (€ 5).

Symposium: When is Feminism in Art? The Case of Sanja Ivekoviæ
28.05.2009, 11.00–18.00 hrs

On Thursday 28 May 2009, BAK and the Van Abbemuseum organize the symposium When is Feminism in Art? The Case of Sanja Ivekoviæ. This one-day symposium aims to contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the history of art in the Central and Eastern European region through a concrete case of the evolution of a feminist position in a particular cultural and political topography.

Speakers include:
Katy Deepwell, founder and editor of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal, London
Tom Holert, art historian and cultural critic, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna/Berlin
Nataŝa Iliæ, curator and member of the curatorial collective What, How and for Whom/WHW, Zagreb
Bojana Pejiæ, art historian and curator, Berlin
Georg Schöllhammer, writer and editor-in-chief, Springerin, Vienna

Language: English
Entrance fee: € 10 (incl. lunch)
Location: Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (Auditorium)
Reservations are required; please see

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