Hku Mafa / temporary take_over

28 November–21 December 2022 / Casco HQ
Open for public on 8, 15 and 20 December, 17:00–20:00
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The coming weeks HKU Master Fine Arts will inhabit our exhibition floors to experiment with how this temporary re-location from the HKU Loods to our space impacts, challenges and contributes to the students’ research processes, their routines of working and thinking. It is also an experiment in how to work together amongst a group of students, MAFA and our team with the various needs, desires, and wishes. More specifically, for MAFA it is an experiment in becoming acquainted with an art institution in Utrecht through inhabiting their premises, listening to the institutional rhythms and exploring the cultural and our historical site. For Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, MAFA’s presence is a continuation of working in close connection to their ecosystem, in which the master programme and its many alumni play an important role. Feel welcome to come along, experience what is going on, and speak to students and team during the public moments of this inhabitancy.

Share Your Practice

MAFA will host two SHARE YOUR PRACTICE (SYP) sessions on 1 December 17:00–20:00 (in the HKU Loods) and 8 December 17:00–20:00 (in Casco)SYP is a peer-to-peer format in which students share / present / activate their work-in-process, articulate key topics and exchange on what they struggle with while experimenting with how to welcome and introduce others into their artistic work.

temporary Casco_take_over Mini Exhibition

Aligning with the students’ assessments, they self-organize a mini-exhibition, open for the public on 15 and 20 December 17:00–20:00! As the temporary take_over is coming to an end, first and second year students present glimpses of their work in process, and how they have been working together inhabiting the upper floor of Casco. From migrating crayfish to infrastructural considerations to approaching one’s belonging through each other, to silence and stones, and, and, and… let’s celebrate together the ending of the semester with hot soup and glühwein.

Glimpses on 15 December are prepared by first year students Fatemeh Asiri, Naomi de Bruijn, Savvas Gerolemidis, Hohn Guan, Habiba Afifi, Athina Koutsiou, Nadoe, María Narezo Balzaretti, Nguyên Ngọc Tú Dung, Oyku Ozogul, Cornalijn Ramaker, Ester Redlichová, Natsumi Sakai, Parel Strik, Pan Vanitcharoenthum and Sean Wang.

Glimpses on 20 December are prepared by second year students Melissa Cijntje, Yuxuan Cui, Kexin Hong, Istvan Hutter, Minsun Kim, Jeehaae Kim, Eliisa Loukola, Vlada Predelina, Meshkat Talebi, Eunho Yoo and Faysal Zaman.

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This activity is part of:

A process of commoning the main site and building in Utrecht’s Museum Quarters through different modes of sharing the space, its use values & stories.

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