Curriculum
Curriculum
Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol
work collaboratively since 1995. They live and work
in Rotterdam

Grants and Residencies

Other activities

Selected Bibliography

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The artistic practice of Bik Van der Pol is collective, and, having left the studio as a place of production ss a political and artistic choice, they are using the artistic workplace itself – practice – as the site of research and production. This also sets the conditions for a (social) space generated by dialogue and collaboration where an encounter may happen that might result in a work of art. Their work has shown an increasing focus on when and how public space ‘takes place’; on its conditions and (terms of) accessibility, exploring where and how art can create forms of knowledge. Similar to artistic practice, public space is a space of dissensus – a space of learning and taking action, of negotiating differences, of speculation and conflict. It is not a clean, pre-set space, but one that is murky, full of noise and continuously contested.
 
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Publications:

> Past Imperfect

> Public Arena

> Catching Some Air