Bik Van der Pol
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AS ABOVE SO BELOW in now stored in the space of Google maps
oct. 15

Bik Van der Pol on instagram and twitter
sep. 16

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.

mar. 20

Take Part: Update
jun. 20

Take Part is a project by Bik Van der Pol, seeks to create a shared public vision of the city by anchoring discussions about its past, present and future, to the tangible: a 1000 square foot detailed wooden scale model of the city built in the late 1930s by the WPA under the New Deal program.
(due to coronacrisis the final stage of this project is postponed)

San Francisco model on David Rumsey's website
Stories from the model city and 99percentinvisible
on Living New Deal
SF WAP model at Libraries

The School of Missing Studies
sep. 20

The School of Missing Studies started in 2003 as a collective made-up of artists and architects, who recognized the missing as a matter of urgency in public space and how cultural education was so close yet so far removed from cultural production. They investigated what cultures laid the foundations for the loss that we are experiencing from modernization, and how we can learn from this loss. The School of Missing Studies is calling for a space to turn existing knowledge against itself to affect our capacity to see things otherwise, to trust that seeing, and to set our own pedagogical terms.

Don't Fence Me In
jun. 21

In collaboration with TAAK and Public Art Amsterdam, Bik Van der Pol are developing Don't Fence Me In: a film, a public program and a research platform. This project responds to the removal of the fence around the building from De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) in Amsterdam, to make way to create a more transparent appearance of the building. The fencing to which the artwork of Peter Struycken is attached becomes redundant, because of the relocation of the banknotes and gold-stock from DNB to Zeist. Bik Van der Pol's research focusses on (the illusion of) visible and invisible fences that give or deny access.

Dissolving Matter and Value, Oct 8-Nov 28, 2021
sep. 21

Dissolving Matter and Value deals with transitions from one (material) state to another and the processes of increase in value, loss of value and consumption that take place. The focus lies on the normative assumptions and the social codes that separate the valuable from the worthless. Which relationships between ecology and economy, geo and ego are produced? What is used to achieve what? What is available?What happens when value declines?
With Helin Alas, BikVanderPol, Vilte Bražiunaite & Tomas Sinkevicius, Barbara Kapusta, Robert Keil, Judith Neunhäuserer, Nina Radelfahr, at Lothringer 13 Halle, An art space of the city of Munich

School of Casablanca
jan. 22

A dérive through Casablanca, history and minds. A public programme by Bik van der Pol in two parts, November 2021, and June 2022.

feb. 22

What is this world? connects many perspectives on and of the world, and to explore and exchange these different perspectives in dialogue, in the format of a live rehearsal, improv performance, dialogue, live tv set, in collaboration with groups and individuals reflecting on making change.

mar. 22

Relative Time/Little Time Speaker Series
mar. 22

Mosaic interdisciplinary critical journal invites you to join Relative Time/Little Time Speaker Series, a series of digital lectures via Zoom on what we could call relative time and its possibilities, developed in collaboration between Shep Steiner with Bik Van der Pol. The lectures concentrate on the flow or pace of current time, especially in relation to past time. VIEW LECTURES HERE

mar. 22


Did you know...?
apr. 22

Did you know that ...Little Liars was the name of radio receivers in Soviet Union that would receive only a certain government approved frequency (the same formula was used in North Korea.) You could listen to “Voice of America” in USSR, but mere exposure to an opposite side of propaganda had tragic effects as well: a number of guerrilla fighters stayed for many years with radio receivers in forests of USSR-occupied countries like Lithuania waiting for “Americans to come.”
Cited from Raimundas Malasauskas, text for Plug in 28, Van Abbe Museum)

These Birds of Temptation – intercalations 6
may. 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

Levend Landschap/Living Landscape, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
aug. 22

Levend Landschap/Living Landscape, with works from Jeroen Jongeleen, Bik Van der Pol, Tone Bjordam, Marisca Voskamp, and works from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Kröller-Müller Museum, Museum Rotterdam, Dordrechts Museum, Rijksmuseum, National Archives, Stadsarchief Rotterdam and Gemeentearchief Schiedam, emphasizing six centuries of the Maas delta, one of the most densely populated areas in Europe.

Wild Summer of Art - Brutus, Rotterdam
sep. 22

Wild Summer of Art Part 1 Wild Summer of Art Part 2, a group show in two parts of 180 Rotterdam based artists, curated by Piet de Jonge (former curator of the Van Abbemuseum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and Museum Kröller-Müller), Jessy Koeiman (curator Collective Learning, Art Institute Melly) and Liesbeth Bik (part of Bik Van der Pol, artist).

Bik Van der Pol

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

J.A. Baker