Three public editorial meetings towards a new BAK critical reader Instituting for the Contemporary—edited by BAK’s editor of publications Tom Clark, artistic director Maria Hlavajova, and research curator Lucy Lopez—rethink the art institution in face of the challenges of the present, and in light of the crisis of the nation-state. The meetings are structured around eight terms which organize the reader: Instituting; Commitment; The Contemporary; Not Not Art, Not Not Politics; Entanglements; Connecting Care to Power; Compositionalism; and Education.