Bik Van der Pol
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Siegelaub / The Artist’s Reserved Rights Transfer And Sale Agreement
jul. 15

Abstract Habitats: Installations of Coexistence and Coevolution. Sven Lütticken
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
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.

Greater Together, ACCA, Melbourne, 8 Jul–17 Sep 2017
jul. 17

Verschwindende Vermächtnisse: Die Welt als Wald - Disappearing Legacies: The World as Forest
aug. 17

in preparation: Escualita at CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
aug. 17

Escualita is an informal school at the CA2M - Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo devoted to transdisciplinary exchange, collective study and the non-traditional forms of knowledge production.

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

Just published: 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.
Launch at Printed Matter NewYorkArt BookFair at PS1, September 24, 12-13 h, with the presence of Terry Smith.

Academie der Kunste der Welt: Youth Academy THE CITY & THE CITY
sep. 17

Youth Academy release party in cooperation with Stadtrevue
Collective workshop: The City & the City, referring to China Miéville’s book in which two cities occupy much of the same geographical space, but via the volition of their citizens they are perceived as two different cities. Participants embark on cooperative research to explore ways of gathering knowledge through forms of in-depth reading of the public domain, alternative writing and storytelling, against the background of the elections. This culminates in a public event and an insert in the December 2017 issue of the monthly magazine Stadtrevue.

upcoming: Public Knowledge
sep. 17

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.
A Public Knowledge forum will take place in September 2018, bringing together makers, thinkers, and writers from a wide range of disciplines to contemplate together the stakes involved in maintaining public access to the tools of knowledge production, dissemination, and circulation.
Commissioned projects include work by: Burak Arikan, Minerva Cuevas, Josh Kun, Stephanie Syjuco, and Bik Van der Pol

Public Knowledge

Bik Van der Pol

Real life has to become marvelous

Time to act not to Dream