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Institutional Attitudes

Research conference organized by the Comité van Roosendaal

BAK, as member of the Comité van Roosendaal, is pleased to announce the Comité’s first public activity, a two-day research conference entitled Institutional Attitudes, taking place 24 and 25 April at de Beursschouwburg, Brussels.

Institutional Attitudes aims to address the changing role of institutions in relation to broader cultural urgencies and in relation to society at large. To this end the Comité van Roosendaal has invited a range of esteemed art professionals and academics, as well as public figures from outside the art world, to critically evaluate recent events and sketch scenarios for the near future and beyond.

The conference is divided into three chapters: Institutional Domains, Beyond Criticality, and Dismeasurement and Public Responsibility. Contributors include: Zdenka Badovinac, Miroslaw Balka, Bassam El Baroni, Manu Claeys, Charles Esche, Alex Farquharson, Robert Fleck, Anselm Franke, Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Nataša Iliæ, Marta Kuzma, Maurizio Lazzarato, Dieter Lesage, Vanessa Joan Müller, Dieter Roelstraete, Irit Rogoff, Simon Sheikh, Dirk Snauwaert, Frans Timmermans, and Michael Turner. Moderators: Bart de Baere, Ann Demeester, and Nicolaus Schafhausen. Research partners: Pascal Gielen, Marc Jacobs, and Julia Moritz.

The conference is produced by
de Appel (Amsterdam), M HKA (Antwerp), and Witte de With (Rotterdam) for the Comité van Roosendaal, in collaboration with de Buren, de Beursschouwburg, FARO and Research Group Arts in Society (Fontys College for Arts, Tilburg).

For more information on the conference, the full program, and reservations please visit:
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