Autumn exhibitions, opening

Opening Saturday, 6 November 2021, 11:00–18:00
on view through 19 December 2021 at TFM Depot
& through 20 January 2022 at Casco HQ
Casco Art Institute (Lange Nieuwstraat 7, 3512 PA Utrecht) and the Travelling Farm Museum depot (Winkelcentrum Leidsche Rijn Centrum, Hof van Bern 33, 3541 DD Utrecht) 
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Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons is pleased to present four shows in parallel, each by artists/artist collectives Family Connection, Ola Hassanain, Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), and Mariëlle Videler in partnership with Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund 2020/2021. Casco has held a long-term dialogical relationship with most of these artists, and we are glad that they have become part of the 15 selected artists for the first edition of The Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund, 2020/2021; and that we have an opportunity to show their works. Each exhibition will inspire the viewers to reflect on forms of relationship and togetherness in different scales and levels; two exhibitions are making a special connection with Utrecht. It’s also our pleasure to inform you that the works to be shown will be purchased and donated to the Dutch national art collection, the Rijkscollectie, by Hartwig Art Foundation.

We invite you to celebrate together the opening of four shows at our headquarters plus the depot of the Travelling Farm Museum on Saturday 6 November 2021 by: 

12:00 at Travelling Farm Museum (TFM) depot, Leidsche Rijn Centrum (Hof van Bern 33). with brunch for:

A large-scale installation and year-long collection of intricate drawn, cut, and ink-washed paper works – 365 PLANTS by Mariëlle Videler, at the project space of the Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills, a joint initiative by The Outsiders and Casco.*

At 15:00 at Casco Art Institute, Utrecht museum quarter (Lange Nieuwstraat 7) with welcome speeches for:

A historically revealing collective exhibition with lively Caribbean creative energy – Den tur circumstancia nos lo sigi move (Under all circumstances we will continue to move) by Family Connection

An intimate space for critical listening, empathy and new connection – The Mother Mountain Institute by Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide)

Engaging with Sudan today beyond colonial and patriarchal regulations through the lens of spatial politics – Workable Geographies by Ola Hassanain

No reservation required yet we ask that you show proof of covid vaccination, negative test, or recovery. We look forward to warmly and safely welcoming you under our roof! Our exhibition hours are Thursday–Sunday, 12:00–18:00.

For those who are not joining us physically, you’re with us in spirit. We will announce several adhering activities over time with verbal description, NGT sign language and curator tours, performances, and more.

About our partner:

The Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund was established in 2020 and is part of the Hartwig Art Foundation.

The Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund stimulates experimentation and creativity at the highest level. Every year the fund supports a group of artists in the creation of new and ambitious work. The artworks are eventually bought by the Hartwig Art Foundation and donated to the Dutch State (Collectie Nederland). In this way, the fund makes a lasting social contribution.

For the Special Project 2020/2021 collaborations have been established with presentation institutions in the Netherlands. Besides Casco Art Institute (Utrecht) presentations by a total of 15 artists can be seen at Stroom Den Haag (Den Haag), Oude Kerk (Amsterdam), Vleeshal (Middelburg) and Kunstinstituut Melly (Rotterdam). Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund 2020/2021 at large is curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Iris Ferrer, Aude Christel Mgba, Jo-Lene Ong, and Rita Ouédraogo. Find more information at:

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