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oct. 15

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sep. 16

PUBLICATIONS
mar. 20

These Birds of Temptation – intercalations 6
dec. 22

Our text Speechless: Some Notes About Birds, in this beautiful 436 pages thick book. Order here. Edited by Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin, published by K.Verlag and HKW

At The Edges Of Sleep - Moving Images And Somnolent Spectators by Jean Ma
may. 23

Many recent works of contemporary art, performance, and film turn a spotlight on sleep, wresting it from the hidden, private spaces to which it is commonly relegated. At the Edges of Sleep considers sleep in film and moving image art as both a subject matter to explore onscreen and a state to induce in the audience.

Mosaic: Special Issue: The Archive Issue
jul. 23

This is what we did during the covid years: a lot of in-depth reading as site-specific research, into the pile of circa 50 Mosaic Magazines, from the first Issue (October 1967) to now. Mosaic issue 54.2 is a special archival issue developed as the first part of a collaborative project between us, the magazine and Shep Steiner. Shifting through fifty odd years of old issues and forty times as many published essays, we collectively selected twelve to republish.
The second part of the project involves a series of lectures that will be published in subsequent issues (55.1, expected July 2023, and 55.2, expected August 2023).

introduction about our work and collaboration with Mosaic, by Shepherd Steiner and Karalyn Dokurno.

SCHOOL OF CASABLANCA: EXHIBITION AT IFA, BERLIN 15 feb 2024
feb. 24

School of Casablanca is a collaborative initiative of ifa Gallery Berlin, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), and ThinkArt (Casablanca) with support from Sharjah Art Foundation, Goethe-Institut Morocco, and Zamân Books & Curating. The project draws on the legacy of the Casablanca Art School and its innovative pedagogical methods, modernist aesthetics, and exhibition strategies during the 1960s and highlights a pivotal moment in Moroccan art history following the country’s 1956 independence.

Opening 15/2, 19h. Artists talk 16/2 16 h

To Gather on a Mountain – a screening 7/2/2024
feb. 24

Introductory talk at Landmark, Bergen Kunsthall, and premiere of the film To Gather on a Mountain, which documents the hike up Mount Løvstakken using footage from drones and hand-held cameras. This event is the final component of Bik Van der Pol’s long-term commissioned project for Volt.

The Casablanca Art School: Platforms and Patterns for a Postcolonial Avant-Garde (1962–1987)
feb. 24

The Casablanca Art School, Platforms and Patterns for a Postcolonial Avant-Garde Sharjah Art Foundation, from 24 February–16 June 2024. With School of Walking by Bik Van der Pol, featuring artists Fatima Mazmouz, Hassan Darsi, Mohamed Fariji, and journalist and cultural operator Maria Daïf, and the video At the end of this long journey, Bik Van der Pol in dialogue with Bert Flint (November 2021, Marrakesh)
See also

The One Straw Revolution, 11 February to 19 May 2024, Framer Framed
mar. 24

The One Straw Revolution, curated by iLiana Fokianaki. The first realisation of Fokianaki’s research into permaculture as a model for exhibition-making, The One-Straw Revolution takes the form of an alternative ecology, exploring sustainable futures through artistic practices that call for de-growth.

Casablanca Art School at Schirn Kunstalle, Frankfurt (July 12-October 12, 2024)
jun. 24

School of Walking and At the end of this long journey, 2023 (Bik Van der Pol in dialogue with Bert Flint (November 2021, Marrakesh), Video (35'), on show at CASABLANCA ART SCHOOL. A POSTCOLONIAL AVANT-GARDE 1962–1987, at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt

Bik Van der Pol

Art is either plagiarism or revolution

Paul Gauguin