December 10, 2015 - Kunstinstituut Melly - Latest from Witte de With Publishers
December 10, 2015

Kunstinstituut Melly

Photo: Clem and Adri Bacri-Normier,

Latest from Witte de With Publishers

Kunstinstituut Melly
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 1:30–6pm,
Friday 6–9pm

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Art In The Age Of… 
With contributions by Rossella Biscotti, Alexandra Bradford, James Bridle, Nina Canell, Céline Condorelli, John Gerrard, Natasha Ginwala, Femke Herrengraven, David Jablonowski, Mike Jay, Navine G. Kahn-Dossos, John Menick, Trevor Paglen, Mohammad Salemy, Susan Schuppli, Jose Antonio Vega Macotela, and more 
Book launch: December 15, 6pm at Witte de With, Rotterdam

Charting a yearlong exhibition program that has investigated future vectors of art production in the 21st century with a focus on the role of energy and raw materials, planetary computation, and asymmetric warfare within art’s creation and its dispersal, this publication presents interviews and essays by key contributors to the program, alongside artist interventions.

ISBN: 978-94-91435-43-0
Editors: Defne Ayas, Natasha Hoare, Adam Kleinman 
Graphic Design: Koehorst in’t Veld

Bit Rot 
Douglas Coupland
Coupland’s book addresses subjects such as the death of the middle class, the rise of the Internet and its impact on our lives and, in short, evinces a shedding of 20th-century notions of what the future is and could be. Named after a phenomenon in which digital files of any sort spontaneously (and quickly) decompose, it also describes, Coupland explains, the way his brain has been feeling since 2000. Bit Rot combines fictional short stories with essays and creates a parallel narrative to his solo exhibition at Witte de With in 2015. 

ISBN: 978-94-91435-42-3
Editors: Defne Ayas, Samuel Saelemakers
Graphic Design: A Practice For Everyday Life, London

Character is Fate: Piet Mondrian’s Horoscope 
Willem de Rooij 
With contributions by Wietse Coppes, Kocku von Stuckrad 
Book launch: December 13, 2pm at Friends With Books: Art Book Fair, Berlin 

This artist book focuses on the historical and unique documents of Piet Mondrian’s horoscope, and their respective readings by theosophist Adriaan van de Vijsel. 

ISBN: 978-94-91435-40-9
Editors: Defne Ayas, Amira Gad, Willem de Rooij
Graphic Design: Žiga Testen
WDWXXV: In Light of 25 Years
This publication documents newly commissioned works by artists and curators Özlem Altın, Wineke Gartz, Camille Henrot, Germaine Kruip, Mahony, Raimundas Malašauskas, Zin Taylor, Freek Wambacq, and Xu Zhen (MadeIn), who responded to developments in contemporary art today, departing from Witte de With’s quarter-century of exhibition history. 

ISBN: 978-94-91435-45-4
Editors: Defne Ayas, Samuel Saelemakers
Graphic Design: Goda Budvytyte 

Qiu Zhijie: Unicorns in a Blueprint
With contributions by Charles Esche, Chus Martinez, Eugene Wang, and Bik van der Pol

The publication focuses on exquisite maps of the artist and thinker Qiu Zhijie with expanded readings of these cartographies. 

ISBN: 978-94-91435-44-7
Editor: Defne Ayas
Graphic Design: Kristin Metho

End Note(s) 
With contributions by A Constructed World, Nadim Abbas, Oscar van den Boogaard, Heman Chong, Chris Fitzpatrick, Travis Jeppesen, Latitudes, Christina Li, Guy Mannes-Abbott, Aaron Schuster, and more.

End Note(s) focuses on interpretations of what has been said and done during Moderation(s) (2012–14), which saw a sprawling ecology of artists, curators, and writers gather, between Hong Kong and Rotterdam, around different formats of inhabitation, production, and exhibition-making. Steered by artist Heman Chong, this temporal institute questioned the conditions of creating objects, situations, and stories. 

ISBN: 978-94-91435-29-4
Editors: Defne Ayas, Mimi Brown, Heman Chong, Amira Gad, Samuel Saelemakers
Graphic Design: Kristin Metho

WdW Review

WdW Review moves on to Vol. 2 with reports from new desks (London, Brussels, Mexico City), a future Sediments section (with texts focusing on Afrofuturism, an artist commission by Constant Dullart), image reads (recent contributions focused on New York Post covers and the female body in pop culture), and drawings by Danna Vajda and Winne T. Frick, centered on Christopher Williams's iconic Artforum cover. Download the WdW Review app on iOS and Android.

Editors: Defne Ayas, Adam Kleinman
Managing Editor: Orit Gat

For more information about these titles please contact Maria-Louiza Ouranou at maria-louiza [​at​]

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