MAFA HKU / temporary take_over / how to work together

Image description: a cutout of the offers and steps for the MAFA HKU residency written on paper on the wall at Casco's office.

28 November–21 December 2022 / Casco HQOpen for public on 8 December, 17:00–20:00Visit our access note when visiting our building 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 […]

Nina bell F. House Museum at Singapore Biennale 2022

16 October 2022–19 March 2023 / SingaporeLearn more through the Singapore Biennale 2022 website It is our pleasure to contribute to the Singapore Biennale 2022 – named Natasha – through a new collective project: Nina bell F. House Museum. The project is led by Amsterdam based artist Donghwan Kam, Leiden based cultural theorist Nuraini Juliastuti, NY based curator Sophia Park […]

Travelling Farm Museum Grand Tour

Image description: people walking in a summery allotment garden. Credit: Merel Zwarts, photo, 2021.

2 July 2022, 12:00/14:00–17:00 / Casco HQ & Leidsche RijnRSVP via tfmdepot@gmail.comFor other forms of access, send an email to the TFM team On Utrecht’s open garden’s day, Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills takes you on a tour of the tours, namely a grand tour towards a selection of farm initiatives in Leidsche Rijn […]

Gemene Grond: Water is what we make it (hydrocommons)

Image description: feet of people walking through a tunnel in Utrecht, with rain water on the sidewalk. Credit: Paulus van Dorsten

Friday 10 June, 16.00–18.00 / Casco HQ Casco Art Institute will host the final presentations of Water is what we make it: Gemene Grond‘s first artistic residency programme on the confluence of art, science and urban planning; working on new visualisations and speculative interventions for the redevelopment of the Leidse Rijn canal and its embankments in the heart of Utrecht.  In […]

Kitchen139 – Ten-day Communal Kitchen Experiment

6–17 December 2011 / AmsterdamA cooperation between W139 and Casco, in the context of The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual Location: W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam OPENING PROGRAMME  The ten-day communal kitchen experiment Kitchen139 opens on Sat 3 December 2011 with an extensive evening program from 21:00 on.  X Screening of the 2nd episode “The Cost […]

The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual (GDR)

6 November 2011–27 February 2012 / Casco HQOpening 5 November 2011, 18:00  Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory cordially invites you to join us for the opening of the project exhibition The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual.  INTRODUCTION  In October 2009 Casco initiated The Grand Domestic Revolution – User’s Manual (GDR) in […]

COHAB: an assembly of spare parts

22 May–10 July 2011 / Casco HQ In recent years, the so-called genre of “public art” has undergone a dematerialisation process. As the public sphere has been understood increasingly in terms of a heterogeneous and agonistic discursive state, the emphasis has shifted to public art’s communicative and relational functions. In this course of development, public […]

Future Park II – Reproduction Direct from Nature

17 October–21 November 2010 / Casco HQOpening: Saturday 16 October 17:00–19:00 Future Park is a two-part project involving a series of events that explore the instrumentality of urban parks in relation to social policy and the shifting economic, political and cultural structure to imagine a post-capitalist city. Reproduction Direct from Nature, a project by Amsterdam […]

Future Park I – Teach Me to Disappear

29 August–3 October 2010 / Casco HQOpening 28 August, 17:00 hrs Paul Elliman is an inquisitive collector and researcher of the various unclaimed languages and signs that may unintentionally and consequently form from man-made industrial and post-industrial systems. This includes the transformation of found industrial debris – the “ruins of empire” as Elliman refers to […]

Hurt Locker Instruments

23 April–6 June 2010 / Utrecht Fri 23 April 17:00–18:00 Performance at Park de Gagel in Overvecht Sat 24 April 12:00–13:00 Performance at Kanaalstraat in Lombok Sat 24 April 18:00–19:00 Performance at Esperanto monument in Overvecht  Sun 25 April 15:00–16:00 Concert at Casco  27 April–6 June 2010 Exhibition at Casco  You may also join the excursions to each location […]

Temporary Faculty

9–13 November 2009 / Casco HQ 5 days series of activities by HKU creative lab  9–13 November 2009 at Casco House (Bemuurde Weerd Oostzijde 18b, Utrecht)   In the light of the project Stadstaat and under the guidance of Casco, a group of students from the Creative Lab of Utrecht School of Art (HKU) teamed up […]

User’s Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution in progress

3 October 2009–3 October 2011 / Casco HQ User’s Manual: The Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) is Casco’s long term “living research” project developed in partnership with Utrecht Manifest: Biennial for Social Design. The project explores the potential of the domestic sphere as a locus for creating “the commons,” a self-organized form of sharing both material […]

The Antagonistic Link

28 March–17 May 2009 / Casco HQ A project by Electric Palm Tree in dialogue with The Demon of Comparisons at SMBA ProjectsArtists: Mixterminal by Mixrice, Heavy Metal (News) Around the World by Sasa |44| with Sulki & Min, Bye Bye Kipling by Nam June Paik, Operational Play by Hwa Yeon Nam Opening: Saturday 28 March, […]

A Possible Guide to Meeting Utrecht: (Self-Organized) Gathering Spots

25 February 2009 / Utrecht Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory is pleased to invite you to a presentation of a new map of the city of Utrecht and a tour, drawn from a critical interpretation of the urban culture by a group of students from HKU (Natascha Boel, Kim Eggens, Nelleke van […]

Breakfast

11 Januari–08 February 1998 / Casco HQ In the summer of 1997, Begoña Muñoz sent a handwritten invitation: “Saturday 21 June I will be in the Petit Cafe de Sluyswacht, Jodenbreestraat 1, and from 13:00 till 13:40 I invite you to kiss me.” On the front of the invitation was a picture of the cafe […]

The Free Jazz Dancers from Nowhere

29 October 2005, 19:00 / Casco HQ Starship is not only an art magazine published since 1998 in Berlin and edited by artists Martin Ebner, Hans Christian Dany, and Ariane Muller. Starship understands itself as a dynamic process of definition and redefinition of what it means to publish in the field called art. To date […]

Cubitus

22 October–27 November 2005 / Casco HQ For its presentation at Casco, Publish and be Damned will be housed within Cubitus, a newly commissioned installation devised by the Swiss artist Luca Frei.  Comprised of stacked wooden units, Frei has created a flexible structure that acts both as an open archive and as seating. The starting […]

Design Attitudes #3: PUBLIC CLUB

18 June–17 July 2005 / Casco HQ In Casco, Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal presents four large flags that are part of the project PUBLIC CLUB. The designs of the flags are the result of an analysis of the formation of images closely based on the observations of behavior, signs, codes and symbols that occur in public […]

Design Attitudes #2: Who’s Afraid Of Vinex?

19 February–20 March 2005 / Casco HQ At Casco, designer Neeltje ten Westenend presents her study Who’s Afraid of Vinex?. She spent two months living in Vinex Vathorst [1] near Amersfoort in order to gain insight into the identity of this new housing project and its inhabitants. Ten Westenend was primarily fascinated by the extent […]

Design Attitudes #1: The Dutch National Team Jersey

13 November–23 December 2004 / Casco HQOpening Saturday 13 November at 17:00 with the lecture Soccershirts & Representation, in which Gottschal and Schuster provide insight into their research and present a number of design proposals. Now the 2004 European Cup is behind us and the Dutch football team has made a fresh start with a […]

Spacemakers

31 August–31 October 2004 / Casco HQOpening: Friday, August 20, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m There are countless project spaces, artist groups and collectives that realize influential projects and programs outside the institutional framework with little money or space. Spacemakers focuses on the globally expanding “do-it-yourself” ethos by presenting an international cross-section of methods and […]

Snowscape

28 May–23 July 2004 / Casco HQ Snowscape is an installation in Casco or actually with Casco. The entire space including the office is wrapped in white canvas for two months: a snowscape with pictures of an abandoned space after a fashion show. Roma Pas (1973) uses this after image to create a “zero setting:” […]

Karlskrona2 / Utrecht2

28 February–18 April 1999 / Casco HQ Karlskrona2 is a virtual “shadow city” of Karlskrona, the Swedish port which is planned to become the new IT center of Sweden. This involves enormous growth and change in the composition of the population. Karlskrona2, designed by Superflex, begins with an exact replica of the real city and […]

Salwa Gathering: Resilient Grounds, Nurturing Soils

Image description: many hands, filling plates, with a variety of greens, and pickled vegetables. Credit: Shailoh Phillips, photo, 2022

13 & 14 May 2022 / Casco HQAdmission is free. Please visit our access note. “The garden has taught me to live, to appreciate the times when things are fallow and when they’re not.” – Jamaica Kincaid  The second SALWA Gathering, titled Resilient grounds, nurturing soils, will take place at Casco! We are happy to […]

Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills 2022 Spring Collection

Image description: (1) a graphic house mirroring documentation photos of TFM's activities and tours, throughout last years. Credit: (1) David Bennewith (colophon.info), identity design and photo, 2022.

28 May–10 July 2022Admission is free, Thursday–Sunday 12:00–18:00. Please visit our access note.Opening: 28 May 2022, 15:00 at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons (Lange Nieuwstraat 7, Utrecht) Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills (TFM) was established by Casco Art Institute and The Outsiders in 2020 after our joint initiative to enliven and common a […]

GDR GOES ON: London

11 September–27 October 2012 / London Where: The Showroom, 63 Penfold Street, London NW8 8PQ When: 12 September–27 October 2012, Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm Opening: Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 18:30–20:30 The Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) is an ongoing “living research” project initiated by Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht as a multi-faceted exploration of […]

I Can’t Work Like This

1 May–23 June 2012 / Casco HQ “What do you mean, you can’t work like this?” The project I Can’t Work Like This creates a platform for examining our working conditions in the permanent crisis of the neo-liberal economic regime, and for learning how workers from variant sectors can get effectively organized. We propose to […]

GDR GOES ON: Ljubljana

4 October 2013–21 October 2013 / LjubljanaOpening: Friday 4 October, 19:00hrs Locations: Storefront, Breg 22 and Azil Bookshop, Novi Trg 2, Ljubljana “Ce me ne vidiš, še ne pomeni da ne delam.” (Although you don’t see me, it doesn’t mean I don’t work.)  – Ask! action slogan by Revolt Social Workers, Ljubljana  The third edition of […]

Entanglement~Urban Trajectories

11 June–23 June 2013 / Casco HQ Inspired by various artistic practices and urban geographical research (see below for some of our sources of inspiration), Casco begins a new research project, Entanglement. With this ongoing inquiry, we propose a topological understanding of space. Instead of an entity, a quantity or an identity, which can easily […]

Japan Syndrome – Utrecht Version

27 April–6 July 2013 / Casco HQ Casco presents a performative video work and an installation by Japanese artist Tadasu Takamine that delves into the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Two years have passed since the worst nuclear disaster after Chernobyl. The consequences for Fukushima, and Japan as a whole, remain as invisible as they are immeasurable, […]

Christian Nyampeta is Artist at Work

18 February–30 April 2013 / Casco HQ Artist at Work is a hosting structure for artists from abroad. It is organized by Casco in partnership with various residency programmes in the Netherlands. During each residency, the visiting artist shares his or her practice with communities affiliated with Casco’s programme and other partner organizations. The Artist […]

GDR GOES ON: Derry

26 January–23 March 2013 / Derry–Londonderry The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON at the Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry (CCA) (opening 26 January), in its new phase and new venue, developing further upon its previous iterations at The Showroom, London and Casco, Utrecht.   The Grand Domestic Revolution (GDR) is an ongoing “living research” project initiated […]

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 […]

GDR GOES ON – Malmö

6 June–7 September 2014 / Malmö Having closed in Stockholm, the Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON once again and takes its library with it — to Malmö! The library is a growing collection of over 200 books, documents, and films considered to be “revolutionary” tools concerning domestic labor, organizing, artistic and architectural methods of participation […]

Opening & Uncommon Festival of The Commons

1 May–3 May 2014 / Casco HQ This Thursday 1 May, International Labor Day, Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory opens the exhibition New Habits and its new space situated alongside a beautiful courtyard in Utrecht’s museum quarter and housed in a former school building on the site of an old convent. We […]

Garage Sale

11 April–12 April 2014, 12:00–18:00 / Casco HQ The Garage Sale takes place at our storefront at Voorstraat 88 as well as at the current office at Nieuwekade 213-215. As we clear out our current spaces to move to our new one, we are organizing a substantial garage sale. Please don’t miss this opportunity to […]

GDR GOES ON – Tensta

18 January 2014–18 May 2014 / Stockholm The Grand Domestic Revolution GOES ON to Tensta konsthall with its library! The library is a growing collection of over 200 books, documents, and films considered to be “revolutionary” tools concerning domestic labor, organizing, artistic and architectural methods of participation and cooperation, feminism, alternative economies, philosophical inquiries into […]

Whole Earth Catalog One Day Exhibition and Panel Discussion

7 January 2014, 19:30–21:30 / Arnhem Tuesday 7 January 2014, 19:30–21:30 hrs, Panel Discussion with David Senior, Nienke Terpsma, and others, Dutch Art Institute (Kortestraat 27, Arnhem)  Together with the Dutch Art Institute, we warmly invite you to greet the New Year with a public panel discussion featuring Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New […]

Pop-up exhibition Kevin Osepa for Le Guess Who?

08–10 November 2019, 12:00–18:00 Being born and raised on the island of Curaçao, the work of Kevin Osepa (1994) revolves around his identity and the identity of Afro-Caribbean youth in a post-colonial world. The visuals this Utrecht-based photographer (and recent Unseen Talent Award winner) creates, plus the stories he tells, are highly influenced by his […]

Office Gallery & Statement One: Exchange Value

9 June 2018–31 August 2021 / Casco HQExhibition with Falke Pisano & Riet Wijnen, new office designOffice Gallery is open from Monday to Friday, 12:00 to 18:00, and by appointment. Statement One: Exchange Value includes work by Dutch artists and collaborators Falke Pisano and Riet Wijnen who were also commissioned to redesign the space. The […]

Terwijde Farmhouse: open every weekend!

1 April–14 July 2018 / Leidsche Rijn Terwijde farmhouseLouis Armstrongboulevard 50, Utrecht(opposite Utrecht Terwijde Station, and in the middle of Terwijde shopping mall) Thursday – Saturday, 12:00–21:00Sunday, 12:00–18:00 The revitalization of the farmhouse is central to Erfgoed (Agricultural Heritage and Land Use). Erfgoed is the first project by Center for Ecological (Un)learning (CEU), a long-term […]

Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons (exhibition phase)

26 May–16 July 2017 / Casco HQ On 3 April 2017 we announced Casco – Office for Art, Theory and Design’s transition into Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons. The transition involves the eponymous “exhibition phase” from 26 May–16 July 2017. As we transition into an institute for the commons, our process-driven work is […]

We Are the Time Machines Study Program

15 November 2015–13 March 2016 / Casco HQ Introduction “They’re building something in there, something down there, a different kind of speculation, a speculation called ‘study,’ a debt speculation, a speculative mutuality. Mutual debt, unpayable debt, unbounded debt, unconsolidated debt, debt to each other in a study group, to others in a nurses’ room, to […]

Casco Case Study #3: Dimitra’s Garden by COBRA (Common Bank Rural Activities)

12 October 2015 / Casco HQ Casco Case Study is an alternating presentation of objects for study that provide insight into Casco’s Composing the Commons program. Case Study #3 features COBRA, a long-term artistic agricultural project begun by artist Panagiotis Panagiotakopoulos during his participation in Publishing Class V: INLAND. In Casco’s entrance hall vitrine, bottles […]

Workable Geographies

Image description: a black background featuring the words ''There, is the city. And here, are my hands...''. Credit: Ola Hassanain, design, 2021.

6 November 2021–20 January 2022The opening takes place on 6 November 2021 and the exhibition is on view through 20 January 2022.Visit this page to learn more about the opening program and how to visit. Casco Art Institute in partnership with Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund 2020/2021 is proud to present Workable Geographies by artist and […]

365 PLANTS

Image description: Mariëlle standing, faced to us with her back, shirtless, paper-cutting plant shapes, while the installation wall is filled with them. Credit: 365 PLANTS, 23.10.2020–22.10.2021, Mariëlle Videler

6 November 2021–19 December 2021Visit this page to learn more about the opening program and how to visit.Note: this exhibition is at the Travelling Farm Museum depot (Winkelcentrum Leidsche Rijn Centrum, Hof van Bern 33, 3541 DD Utrecht), 12.00–18.00 every Thursday until Sunday. Casco Art Institute in partnership with Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund 2020/21 is […]

The Mother Mountain Institute

Image description: A small mountain features in the centre of a circle in a dynamic space with a rotating planetary system on the roof. Credit: Sara Sejin Chang (Sara van der Heide), The Mother Mountain Institute, kinetic sound installation, 2017-ongoing, photography the artist.

6 November 2021–20 January 2022The opening takes place on 6 November 2021 and the exhibition is on view through 20 January 2022.Visit this page to learn more about the opening program and how to visit. Casco Art Institute in partnership with Hartwig Art Production | Collection Fund 2020/2021 is proud to present The Mother Mountain Institute by Sara Sejin […]

Travelling Farm Museum of Forgotten Skills Oogstfeest 2021

Image description: several people harvesting in the food forest.

Saturday 16 October 2021, 14:00–17:00 (with party afterwards)Travelling Farm Museum depot (Winkelcentrum Leidsche Rijn Centrum, Hof van Bern 33, 3541 DD Utrecht)RSVP info below, free of chargeWheelchair accessible. No toilet present Agriculture is one of the most fundamental as well as contested fields of practice today. While the expanded industrialization has made it a principal […]

Intimate studio visits

As the Common Grounds temporary studio offer is drawing to a close after two months at Lange Nieuwstraat 7, we are hosting intimate encounters with the artists by appointment-only during the weekend of 1 & 2 May between 13.00–18.00. We are happy to find a safe way of sharing these incredible artists’ works with you! […]

Story / Heritage, Chapter 1: This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below

6 March–7 August 2020 / Casco HQ & online Since 2014, Casco and FOTODOK have shared a building on Lange Nieuwstraat that overlooks the Abraham Dolehof courtyard. For Chapter 1: This Creaking Floor and All the Ceilings Below, Casco and FOTODOK join forces to reflect and collect stories on the building’s past and histories we […]