If you are based in the Netherlands we warmly recommend you to visit BAK for "Forensic Justice", an exhibition and public program with Forensic Architecture.
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst in Utrecht cordially invites you to the opening of Forensic Justice, an exhibition and a series of public programs with Forensic Architecture, on Thursday 18 October 2018, from 18.00 hrs onward. On the occasion of the opening, Eyal Weizman (architect, researcher, and Director of Forensic Architecture, London) and Christina Varvia (architect, researcher, and Deputy Director of Forensic Architecture, London) present a lecture on the practice of Forensic Architecture, a London-based independent and interdisciplinary research agency comprised of, among others, artists, scientists, lawyers, filmmakers, and architects.
Forensic Architecture uses novel research and aesthetico-political practice to investigate abuses of human rights and, more broadly, the rights of nature. They provide critical evidence for international courts and work with a wide range of citizen-led activist groups, NGOs, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, as well as with art institutions as significant public forums for distributing the investigations.
The works in the exhibition investigate a variety of reclamations of social and ecological justice. Alongside existing projects, a new investigation into the role of the police in the murder of young Greek rapper Pavlos Fyssas, co-produced with BAK in 2018, is premiered.
On a bi-weekly basis, the public program Propositions #7: Evidentiary Methodstakes place to examine and expand upon the notions of “evidence” and “method” in the practice of Forensic Architecture in a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops, co-curated by Nick Axel (architectural theorist and researcher, Amsterdam).
Forensic Architecture is nominated for the Turner Prize 2018. Earlier in 2018, the research agency was awarded the Princess Margriet Award for Culture by the European Culture Foundation, Amsterdam.
Program 18 October 2018:
18.00 hrs: Doors open, opportunity to visit the exhibition
19.30 hrs: Opening and lecture by Eyal Weizman and Christina Varvia
We happily welcome you at BAK on this occasion. Please let us know if you join us for the opening lecture and save a seat in our auditorium by registering here. If you only want to visit the exhibition, registration is not needed.
The lecture by Eyal Weizman and Christina Varvia taking place at the opening of the exhibition Forensic Justice has been organized in collaboration with the European Cultural Foundation, Amsterdam, as part of their program highlighting the work of the laureates of the Princess Margriet Award for Culture, awarded to Forensic Architecture in 2018.
The exhibition is on view from 18 October 2018 until 27 January 2019 at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Pauwstraat 13a, Utrecht. The exhibition is open Wednesday through Sunday from 13.00–19.00 hrs.
The project is part of the BAK research series Propositions for Non-Fascist Living (2017–2020).