Radiant Matter is the first duo exhibition of work by Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde. It brings together objects, sculptures, a video and photos that explore the complex relation between the impact of the human on its environment and vice versa. Accompanied by a book launch of 'Radiant Matter' by Marjolijn Dijkman, published by Onomatopee and edited by Kris Dittel, on the 25th of November during the Amsterdam Art Weekend.
CCS Bard is an exhibition and research center dedicated to the study of art and exhibition practices. In order to make the actual production of art a more palpable part of the graduate program, the Center initiated an artist-in-residence program which allows for one or more artists to spend from a semester to a year at the CCS making new work and engaging with the program in other ways. > Research to be continued spring 2018.
Researchers night with amongst others: Birkeland's Northern Lights Experiment, presentations of Modern Space Physicists, artists talk about meetings between Art and Science, opening of the Aurora Polaris Exhibition.
With: Ann-Cecilie Larsen, Are Raklev, Toril Johannessen, Marjolijn Dijkman, Thale Sørlie, Koka Nikoladze, Maria Hammerstrøm, Anna Follestad, Anders Kvellestad og André Granum.
Group exhibition with: Guillaume André, Pierre Balandier, Claude Boudeau, Adrien Colin, Gérald Colomb, Amandine Courtois, Nicolas Daubanes, Marjolijn Dijkman, Thomas Fontaine, Magdalena Gerber, Per Hüttner, Jo Errant, King’s Queer, Justyna Koeke, Adeline Leprêtre, Marie Minary, Monsieur Bidule, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Nushy Soup, Thomas Perrin, Florence Picard, Collectif RADA, Lois Renou & Rodrigue Guillot-Cressant, Romuald & PJ, Anna Schuster & Sara Focke-Levin, Jérôme Vaspard, Jean-Luc Verna, Didier Viodé, Dana Wyse, Lulu Zhang. Curated by Laurent Devèze, Julien Cadoret and Jérôme Vaspard.
After more than twenty-five years as Casco, Casco Projects, and finally Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, we are changing our name to Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons. The title heralds our new modus operandi, presented initially in the form of an exhibition that opens on 26 May 2017. With this change we aim to act on our political-aesthetical intentions and face their urgencies with “working for the commons” as the guiding imperative for all Casco operations.
The LUNÄ Talk: Triangular Trade - Cotton will concentrate on the influence of cotton production and trade in relation to the abolition of slavery and colonisation / decolonisation, both historically and as an ongoing influence on contemporary global economy. With: Helen Elands (Art Historian), Wouter Elsen (Film- and Photo Journalist), Dr. Patricia Fara (Historian of Science), Remy Jungerman (Artist), Karin Lurvink (Researcher on Dutch Republic transatlantic slave-based activities), Prof. Dr. Eric Vanhaute (Prof. Economic and Social History and World History), Maarten Vanden Eynde (Artist) and Marjolijn Dijkman (Artist).
Invited contributors: Prof. Sven Beckert (author of ‘Empire of Cotton, A Global History’ / Harvard University, US ), Prof. Peter Pels (anthropologist, Leiden University, NL), Christine Chivallon (anthropologist and directrice de recherche au CNRS, FR), Helen Elands (art historian, independent researcher, UK), Alioum Moussa (artist, CM), Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde (artist and co-hosts, BE).
The phrase "Why Not Ask Again" is a bid, and a query, whose ascending, joyously twisting arc embraces the maneuvers, disputations and stories that contain and encode the turbulences and transports of our time. A listener eavesdropping on deep space walks out of the pages of the recent science fiction novel written in Chinese, The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin. A wanderer steps out into the deep time of eternity and the straight path of a police bullet in the terminal sequence of the picaresque Bengali film Jukti, Takko aar Gappo (Reason, Debate and a Story) from 1974 by Ritwik Ghatak. They embody the spirit of a mobile triangulation between reason, intuition and the fabulous that the Biennale seeks to discover, transmit, and learn from. Chief curators - Raqs Media Collective.
In 2017, Artefact looks at the Act of Magic. From poetry to strategy, from magical object to obscure systems, from harmless distraction to manipulation: the artists in The Act of Magic investigate what enchants us today. With: Troika, Verena Friedrich, Jens Brand, Eric Arnal Burtschy, Marjolijn Dijkman, Suzanne Treister, Centre for Tactical Magic, Shana Moulton, Melanie Bonajo, Tim Etchells, Jonathan Allen, Hollington & Kyprianou, Liz Magic Laser, Goldin+Senneby, Femke Herregraven, Tobias Revell, RYBN.org, and BCL.
Even though when we look into outer space, what we see are light sources, carriers of traces from the past, we associate outer space with the future. This projection screen of human destiny has evolved into the ambition to conquer and colonise cosmic space, escaping the possible disastrous developments on Earth. For many ‘visionaries’ the only way for humankind to survive is to expand human territories to the Universe.