Bik Van der Pol
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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

Mama, was ist eigentlich Natur?
nov. 18

Collection Satellite #2: Bik Van der Pol: Mama, what is nature really? Mama, was ist eigentlich Natur?
in Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum
from 16. November 2018 – 5. May 2019

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

On January 23, 2019, Bik Van der Pol will discuss their practice and the development of a new work in Exeter. Inspired by the story of Czigane, a Siberian sledge dog that went on Scott’s 1910-1913 British Antarctic Terra Nova Expedition to the South Pole, the work aims to unfold the relationship between objects, stories and global trade. Commissioned by Exeter Culture with support from the Met Office, St David’s CofE Primary School and RAMM.

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coming soon: In the vacuum of GwangJu’s Uprising: Everlasting Struggles
dec. 18

a conversation between Binna Choi and Liesbeth Bik in newspaper Nossa Voz Our Voice, published by Casa do Povo (Sao Paulo)

Take Part - Is There Room in San Francisco for San Francisco? A project by Bik Van der Pol, commissioned by Public Knowledge at SFMOMA in partnership with San Francisco Public Library
jan. 19

With Take Part, Bik Van der Pol Take Part seek to create a shared public vision of the city by anchoring discussions about its past, present, and future, as well as its challenges and opportunities, to a tangible object—a thousand-square-foot scale model of San Francisco built in the late 1930s—at the city’s public libraries. Take Part involves a multitude of voices in discussions and inviting participants from diverse backgrounds, skills, and ages to infuse the scale model with their perspectives. Public libraries, the primary site for the project, were once and continue to be a core infrastructure of public culture in the United States. Take Part explores the potential of the public role of these hubs for citizenship and communal gatherings, and pillars of public life.

Radio Shoe presents shows on Take Part's San Francisco scale model
feb. 19

Radio Shoe by DJ Stella Lochman, Senior Program Associate for Public Dialogue at SFMOMA. As project manager for the SFMOMA’s Public Knowledge initiative she coordinates TAKE PART and other large-scale, long-term, social practice artist commissions, serving as liaison between the artists, the museum, the San Francisco Public Library and history, community and arts organizations across the Bay Area. Follow SF Neighborhoods: themed playlists that make you feel things.

Bik Van der Pol

The hardest thing of all to see is what is really there

J.A. Baker