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Siegelaub / The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement
jul. 15

AS ABOVE SO BELOW in now stored in Google maps
oct. 15

Bik Van der Pol on instagram and twitter
sep. 16

Public Space? Lost and Found, MIT Press
apr. 17

Public Space? Lost and Found, a collection of essays, projects, and interviews on the shape and status of public space-making in art and architecture today, produced by ACT and distributed by MIT Press.

School of Missing Studies, Sandberg Series n°1
aug. 17

WERE IT AS IF Beyond An Institution That Is
sep. 17

Whom does a contemporary art institute like Witte de With belong to? How are its stories told and untold? Could a staging of its exhibition history through traces, remains, and scars constitute an act of resistance against the tide of accumulation?

This publication, designed by Bardhi Haliti, follows WERE IT AS IF as a many-voiced case study that enlists the power of fragments as points of provocation to engage with methodologies of the contemporary.

Contributions by Defne Ayas, Bik Van der Pol, Manuel Borja-Villel, Marianna Hovhannisyan, Brian Kuan Wood, Doreen Mende, Peter Osborne, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Samuel Saelemakers, Terry Smith, Ana Teixeira Pinto.
Launches at Printed Matter NewYorkArtBookFair at PS1, September 24, 12-13 h, with the presence of Terry Smith, and at Printroom, Rotterdam, on October 27.

WERE IT AS IF - Beyond An Institution That Is, published by Witte de With, selected as one of the [ Best Designed Books 2017

Syndrome of the Present
mar. 18

Syndrome of the Present, research project initiated by Galit Eilat. First seminar, Yeni Camii, Thessaloniki January 2018; second seminar Izmir/Istanbul, May 2018

Archival Metabolism: Toward a Twenty-First-Century Archive Theory without Theory
sep. 18

Doreen Mende -The Undutiful Daughter’s Concept of Archival Metabolism in e-flux journal no 93

Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald - Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest
oct. 18

Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald - Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest confronts traditional images of nature in the context of species mass extinction, deforestation, and climate change.
Curators: Anna-Sophie Springer and Etienne Turpin

Mama, was ist eigentlich Natur?
nov. 18

Sammlungssatellit #2
Bik Van der Pol: Mama, was ist eigentlich Natur?

Collection Satellite #2
Bik Van der Pol: Mama, what is nature really?

Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum
16. November 2018 – 5. Mai 2019
November 16, 2018 – May 5, 2019

Bik Van der Pol win Exeter Culture commission: Czigane
nov. 18

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Take Part - Is There Room in San Francisco for San Fancisco? A new project by Bik van der Pol as part of Public Knowledge SF MOMA and SF Public Library
jan. 19

Tectonic economic, technological, and cultural shifts are currently transforming the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The multifaceted Public Knowledge initiative will explore the meaning of these changes for civic discourse, the circulation of knowledge, and the role of libraries and museums.

Bik Van der Pol

Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?

M. C. Escher