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How the world occurs: 3 reasons to visit the exhibition

For all you art enthusiasts out there, there’s a great exhibition on right now at the Centraal Museum. How the world occurs by Craigie Horsfield offers you an opportunity to reflect on the world and your perception of it.

The exhibition is well worth a visit, and here are just three reasons why.

How YOUR world occurs

This part of the exhibit is interactive and shaped by the viewers. Check out this page (the introduction is in Dutch but the rest is in English) to answer a few questions and create a ‘poem’ of sorts – it’ll be projected onto the wall at the museum… your very own 15 minutes of fame!

(Personally I’d have to disagree with that sentiment… 😛 )

Enchanting tapestries

As you go through the exhibit, you come face to face with a number of gorgeous tapestries that are so big you feel like you could step right into the scenes they portray. One of these tapestries is of an enormous rhino from the Oxford zoo – a definite fan favourite!

Portraits of Utrechters

My favourite! For this project, Craigie Horsfield met with Utrechters for two-hour periods, during which they simply talked – about anything. His camera went off every minute. Afterwards, he went through all of the pictures and chose a single one of each person.  The portraits are wonderfully captivating, and you’ll find yourself itching to ask them “penny for your thought?”.

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How the world occurs is only on at the Centraal Museum until 5 February 2017, so make sure you don’t miss it!

Find all information on the exhibition here.

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday between 11.00 and 17.00, and all information on admission prices can be found here.

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About Sophie Boisvert-Hearn

Sophie is a freelance editor with a master's in Media Studies. She hails from Toronto but has lived in Groningen, Leiden, and The Hague, and now happily calls Utrecht home. Besides eating, thinking about eating, and buying & making food, her hobbies include travel and writing. Her idea of the perfect day in Utrecht includes a lot of coffee, a friend or four, copious amounts of pastries, and a stroll around the city's gorgeous streets and canals – all topped off, naturally, with drinks on a terrace. Surprisingly knowledgeable about kaasstengels.

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