Opening of exhibitions by Melanie Gilligan and The Otolith Group

14 November 2014, 18:00–21:00 / Casco HQ

Casco is thrilled to present two newly commissioned projects by artists Melanie Gilligan and The Otolith Group in double solo exhibitions, the first in the Netherlands for both. You are very warmly invited to join the opening during which there will be a conversation with Gilligan and The Otolith Group moderated by art historian Eric de Bruyn at 20:00 in addition to a continuous special screening of Sovereign Sisters (2014), an animated film by The Otolith Group.

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The works in In the Year of Quiet Sun were co-commissioned and co-developed in collaboration with Bergen Kunsthall and Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and in partnership with Artsonje Center, Seoul. The initial conception of In the Year of Quiet Sun is made possible with special support of the Mondriaan Fund.

The Common Sense, Gilligan’s largest project to date, is the first co-commission by three institutions in the Netherlands of a single work by an artist. This winter it is presented sequentially in overlapping exhibitions with different episodes opening at Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht, De Hallen Haarlem (opening: 13 December 2014), and De Appel (opening: 23 January 2015) in Amsterdam, creating a nomadic viewing experience through which to see the entire work.

Both exhibitions are presented in the context of Casco’s 2013–2015 program guideline Composing the Commons.

This activity is part of:

The Otolith Group’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands configures moments from the grand project of mid-twentieth century Pan-Africanism.

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