Syndrome of the Present - Seminar I
26.01–28.01.2018: Yeni Camii, Thessaloniki, GR

Syndrome of the Present is a research based project that aspires to establish a collaborative, cross disciplinary platform, shared between artists and experts from diverse geographies and disciplines, which enables collective thinking in order to analyze the present’s syndrome and the present as syndrome. Participants: Oreet Ashery, Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Marc David Baer, Melis Birder, Yael Bartana, Ayse Cavdar, Yael Davids, Marjolijn Dijkman, Koken Ergun,  Amir Engel, Gil Hochberg, Alexander van der Haven, Natasa Ilic, Savas Michael Matsas, Yolande Jansen, Bik Van der Pol, Pawel Maciejko, Erden Kosova, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Danielle Riou, Julian Reid, Roee Rosen, Dimitris Stamatopoulo and Artur Zmijewski. Curated by Galit Eilat.

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RADIANT MATTER
Published by Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL

Wandering stars have occupied the human mind across centuries and millennia, along with the quest to explore and colonize cosmic space. Is there something in us that refuses to believe that we are alone in the universe? Does our longing for the stars conceal something different? To what extent can fiction shape future realities?

The construction of such inquiries are at the centre of Marjolijn Dijkman’s work, which pivots around humankind’s fascination for cosmic space, the position of our planet in the universe, and human subjectivity in relation to celestial bodies. Radiant Matter comprises a series of recent artworks that desire to analyse and reflect on the nature of scientific inquiry, the role of speculation, fiction and spiritualism.

Together with a poetic image essay and a conversation between the artist and the editor Kris Dittel, this widely illustrated book includes texts by Maarten Vanden Eynde, Ken Hollings and Raqs Media Collective.

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RADIANT MATTER: Duo Exhibition
17.09–03.12.2017: Zone2Source, Amsterdam, NL

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.

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Research residency
October 2017: CCS BARD, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY, US

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.

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Duo artist talk together with Toril Johannessen
29.09.2017: Researchers Night, Teknisk Museum, Oslo, NO

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.

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L'Aspirateur
23.09–25.11.2017: Centre d’art, Narbonne, FR

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.

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Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons
26.05–16.07.2017: Casco, Utrecht, NL

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.

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LUNÄ Talk: Triangular Trade – Cotton
24.05.2017: BOZAR, Brussels, BE

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).

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LUNÄ Talk: IN_DEPENDENCE
01.04.2017: Performatik Biennial 17, Brussels, BE

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).

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Why Not Ask Again?
11.11.2016–12.03.2017: 11th Shanghai Bienniale, Power Station of Art, CN

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 sci-fi novel, 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 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.

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