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Date: Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 10:54 AM
Subject: BAK seeks new Curator
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July 12, 2008

BAK, basis voor actuele kunst

Announces new Curator position
until 8 September 2008

Utrecht, NL


BAK, basis voor actuele kunst is currently seeking a committed,
visionary curator to fill a newly created position on its team and
contribute to its activities. BAK, located in Utrecht, the
Netherlands, is an internationally recognized space dedicated to
thinking from, about, and through art, and is invested in the
exploration and empowerment of two vital relationships: the link
between art and the public sphere, and the alliance between artistic
practice and theory.

BAK initiates research on diverse subjects of urgency that are key to
the pursuit of these crucial relationships in art, and together with
artists and other cultural practitioners realizes projects such as
exhibitions, lectures, education, publications, and significant
productions of new work. BAK places equal emphasis on these diverse
activities. Exemplified by practices of participation, discursivity,
production, flexibility, fluidity, and criticality, BAK's approach
constitutes a way of thinking and acting, a process of development,
and a continuous activation of the possibility of art. BAK understands
art in the expanded sense as a uniquely open field of possibilities
inside society in which various discourses (aesthetic, cultural,
political, social, economic, and others) intersect and exchange.

The ideal curator would feel a strong affinity with BAK's philosophy
and working methods and be ready to contribute her/his energy,
intellectual capacities, creativity, vision, and ethical commitment to
the diverse tasks at hand. This individual's interests should be
broad, but grounded in a vision of contemporary art as practice in
active dialogue with the contemporary world and its concerns. She/he
would demonstrate a strong inclination towards the activities of
exhibition making and the conception and development of theory and
discourse-oriented programs. The curator will have the intellectual
independence and confidence to collaborate closely with the artistic
director and orient her/himself within a small team and the conceptual
framework of BAK, bringing new ideas and possibilities for
collaboration to the fore. As continuity is an underlying principle of
all BAK's activities, the curator would readily express a serious,
long-term commitment to the position.

Interested individuals are encouraged to contact BAK
(info {AT} bak-utrecht.nl) for application materials. Completed
applications are accepted from the date of this announcement until 8
September 2008. We regret that we are unable to accommodate phone

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