IDEAS YOU BELIEVE ARE ABSURD ULTIMATELY LEAD TO SUCCESS. Bik Van der Pol

Published by Fonds BKVB, Rotterdam, 2002, plastic bag, 32.6 × 45.3 cm, English

Price: €10

Produced as a contribution to the exhibition Commitment, een keuze uit drie jaar Fonds BKVB, Las Palmas, Rotterdam, 2002. The text which is derived from a fortune cookie, has taken various forms and media in Bik Van der Pol’s work since 2000.

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It isn’t what it used to be and will never be again Bik Van der Pol

Published by CCA Glasgow, 2009, 80 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €4

For this solo exhibition in CCA, Glasgow, entitled It isnt what it used to be and will never be again (with reference to La révolution n’est plus ce qu’elle était, by Henri Lefebvre with Catherine Régulier, 1978), Bik Van der Pol have brought together works that are are hoovering around questions of information, what distribution of information might or might not set off in the public realm, and if action can, should or is tak(e)(ing) place when seemingly nothing seems to happen.

With contributions from the following writers and artists; Francis McKee, Anthony Iles, Jan Verwoert, Fiona Jardine, Neil Davids, Jon Bywater, Neil Gray, Darren Rhymes, Angelique Campens, Alexander Trocchi, Camcorder Guerillas, Sarah Pierce, Simon Yuill, Sarah Tripp and Bik Van der Pol.

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Book of Games

Published by Metropolis M, Amsterdam, 2009, unpaginated (b/w ill.), 17 × 17 cm, English

Price: €8

Produced as a supplement for Metropolis M No. 5, 2009. Featuring games by Bik Van der Pol, Maria Barnas, Keren Cytter, Daniel Roth, Amalia Pica, Falke Pisano, Carla Zaccagnini and others.

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Fly Me To The Moon Bik Van der Pol

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2006, 186 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 21 cm, English

Price: €15

Bik Van der Pol’s project revolves around one of the oldest objects in the collection of the Rijksmuseum: a moon rock. The crew of the first manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 11, brought this rock back to earth in 1969. That same year the three astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins visited the Netherlands. Willem Drees, a former Dutch prime minister, received the rock on that occasion as a present from the United States ambassador. And later, this piece of stone was donated to the Rijksmuseum.

Liesbeth Bik and Jos van Der Pol have worked collaboratively since 1995. They live and work in Rotterdam.

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School of Missing Studies Bik Van der Pol (Ed.)

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin and Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, 2017,
208 pages (colour ill.), 14 × 20.5 cm, English

Price: €15

Contributions by Liz Allan, Bik Van der Pol, Charles Esche, E. C. Feiss, Laymert Garcia dos Santos, Sarah Pierce, Eloise Sweetman, Paulo Tavares, Nato Thompson

The School of Missing Studies started in 2003 as an initiative of artists and architects who recognized “the missing” as a matter of urgency. Investigating what culture(s) laid the foundations for the loss we are experiencing from modernization and how this loss can talk back to us as a potential site of learning, 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 one’s own pedagogical terms.

Sandberg Series n°1
Copublished with Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam

Design by Anja Groten

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