September 9, 2018 - Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons - Biannual exhibition program, Autumn 2018
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September 9, 2018

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons

Casco Art Institute's biannual exhibition program – Autumn 2018 GIF. Design: David Bennewith / colophon.info, 2018. Images: ' , ' /~` flashing decaying wood, / /`_/~ . * \| * ___ . .* , Alma Heikkilä, 2018. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Erno-Erik Raitanen. Terwijde farmhouse on the launch day of Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, 2018. Photo: Angela Tellier / Tellier Photography Concept & Design.

Biannual exhibition program, Autumn 2018

Opening & Harvest feast: September 15, 3–9pm, at Casco’s headquarters and Terwijde farmhouse

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons
Lange Nieuwstraat 7
3512 PA Utrecht
The Netherlands

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Evolved in shared relationships
Solo exhibition by Alma Heikkilä

In what ways do we [humans] imagine, think about, and interact with the interdependence of microbial life, and how might we newly encounter “knowing” in our human–non-human entanglements toward a different way of living?

Erfgoed (Agricultural Heritage and Land Use)
Collective exhibition in partnership with: The Outsiders (Txell Blanco, Asia Komarova and Leonardo Siqueira) and with contributions by: Xalil Abdullah, Maria Stijger Aramburu, Riek Bakker, Eric de Boer, Bart Broeze, Britt Dorenbosch, Malek and Fatima, Manne Heijman, Patricia Jiménez-López, Yong Xiu and Nen Lin, Avan Omar, Dounia El Ouardani, Dineke Oudijk, Terwijde Terror Triple, Iet and Kees van Vuuren, Hinke Weikamp, Judith Winkel, Kesewah Yeboah and Merel Zwarts

A large farmhouse on the remaining plot of a once-vast farmland has been neglected for over a decade until now. Located in the middle of a new urban-residential area, the farmhouse is now seen as a part of Utrecht’s agricultural heritage. Who will decide on its future and for what?

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons presents its first biannual exhibition program at its headquarters with Evolved in shared relationships, a solo exhibition by Finnish artist Alma Heikkilä, and Erfgoed (Agricultural Heritage and Land Use), a collective exhibition for the eponymous project running at the Terwijde farmhouse. Both exhibitions are organized as part of the study line Center for Ecological Unlearning by Casco Art Institute and the interdisciplinary collective The Outsiders, and deal with one of the most fundamental dimensions of the commons: ecology.

With her new mixed-media installations, Alma Heikkilä presents us with an opportunity to sense and imagine the mostly invisible microorganisms that are within and around us, while a group of artists and neighbors harvest all of the activities from the last spring and summer at Terwijde farmhouse to collectively reanimate the farmhouse as a site for the commons – not only for the humans but also for other non-human actors.

We have faced the consequences of climate change directly and physically this summer, so understanding our ecological sphere and responding accordingly feels more urgent than ever. We hope that these double exhibitions and the program around it provide such a possibility!

Details of the activities on Saturday, September 15, 2018

Exhibition openings: 3–6pm at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons (Lange Nieuwstraat 7, Utrecht)

Harvest feast: 6-9pm at Terwijde farmhouse (Louis Armstrongboulevard 30, Utrecht)

Read more about the exhibitions and their related program on casco.art and follow us on social media!

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