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Happy Holidays: Year of Groundwork & Upcoming Activities,

Press Release 20 Dec 2013-24 Jan 2014

For Casco-Office for Art, Design and Theory, 2013 was a year of groundwork, marking a new phase of its development. This began with creating a solid financial condition with long-term program support by Mondriaan Fund, the Utrecht City Council, DOEN Foundation and the European Union Culture Program. Secondly, we found a new, more spacious, enriching, and accessible building: a former school/monastery with a beautiful courtyard in the museum quarter of Utrecht. This means we will be moving to Lange Nieuwstraat 7 in Spring 2014. You are warmly invited to join our grand opening! Last but not least, our collaborative working environment has grown with an ever diversifying, broadening, and deepening of existing and new relations. Not only our team has expanded, but also the group of dedicated artists, designers, art professionals, institutions, initiatives and practitioners from various backgrounds and fields of knowledge we work with, thereby always transversing local and international dimensions.  
We would like to thank you for all your contributions: sharing knowledge, co-laboring, attention, presence, discussion and feedback. We wish you beautiful and warm holidays. 
In the new year, we will be intensively pursuing the 2013-2015 program guideline, Composing the Commons, with various projects, exhibitions, publications and other activities. We look forward to sharing them with you in 2014!  
The Casco team: Binna, Ester, Janine, Jason, Marleen, Sanne, Suzanne, Ying, Yolande 
Tues 7 Jan, Arnhem  
Whole Earth Catalog one-day exhibition and panel discussion with David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA, New York, Fucking Good Art, and others at Dutch Art Institute in Arnhem in the framework of Community in Print, the 4th edition of Publishing Class. 
* From 6 to 10 January, a mobile Publishing Class bookshelf (design by Mathew Kneebone, Werkplaats Typografie) will travel to different public art and publishing events. 
Sun 12 Jan, Utrecht 
Noise/improvisation performance by artist Mattin and lecture by curator Hilde de Bruijn based on the legacy of artist and thinker Asger Jorn (1914-1973). A key text by Jorn, ‘Value and Economy – Critique of Political Economy and the Exploitation of the Unique' (1959), will serve as the inspiration of the day. Please find an online copy here. More information De Bruijn's research on Asger Jorn here
19-23 Jan, Utrecht 
Regimes of Memorizing, a workshop and performance by Read-in, organized in the framework of Made in Commons, an exhibition at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam(SMBA).  
Fri 17 Jan, Bergen (opening) 
In the Year of Quiet Sun, a solo exhibition by The Otolith Group with a series of new works co-commissioned by Bergen Kunsthall and Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in partnership with Artsonje Center, Seoul. 
Sat 18 Jan, Stockholm (opening) 
Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON to Tensta konsthall with particular focus on its library! 
! Please note that Casco is on holiday from 21 December 2013 till 5 January 2014. During this period, both our office and storefront will be closed. At Casco Storefront (Voorstraat 88, Utrecht), the working research platform for (Un)usual Business, please find 'The Wealth of the Voorstraat', a research project by students of the Utrecht art academy HKU. We welcome you back from 6 January onwards!


20 Dec 2013-24 Jan 2014

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