December 1, 2017 - Kunstinstituut Melly - New titles from Witte de With Publishers
December 1, 2017

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Installation view Bik Van der Pol, WERE IT AS IF, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, 2016. Photo: Aad Hoogendoorn.

New titles from Witte de With Publishers

Kunstinstituut Melly
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WERE IT AS IF – Beyond An Institution That Is 
Whom does a contemporary art institute like Witte de With belong to? How are its stories told and untold? This publication follows Bik Van der Pol’s exhibition WERE IT AS IF as a case study and enlists the power of fragments as points of provocation to engage with methodologies of the contemporary.
Contributors: Manuel Borja-Villel, Marianna Hovhannisyan, Brian Kuan Wood, Doreen Mende, Peter Osborne, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Samuel Saelemakers, Terry Smith, Ana Teixeira Pinto
Editors: Defne Ayas, Bik Van der Pol
ISBN: 978-94-91435-49-2

WdW Review: Arts, Culture, and Journalism in Revolt
Vol. 1 (2013-2016) & Vol. 1.1 (2016-2017)

Two published anthologies comprising essays, cartoons, and image readings that have been published on the online platform WdW Review since its inception in 2013, bringing together its four sections; Desks, Think, Image, and Sediments.
Contributors: Natalia Antonova, Sarnath Banerjee, James Bridle, Ekaterina Degot, Ben Eastham, Yasmine El Rashidi, Tristan Garcia, Anne Godfrey Larmon, Gabriela Jauregui, Emily Labarge, Quinn Latimer, Naeem Mohaiemen, Ingo Niermann, Dan Perjovschi, Nina Power, Willem Schinkel, Yanis Varoufakis, Elvia Wilk, Kate Zambreno, Amy Zion, a.o.
Editors: Defne Ayas, Adam Kleinman
Managing Editor: Orit Gat
ISBN Vol. 1: 978-94-91435-47-8

ISBN Vol. 1.1: 978-94-91435-53-9

How To Gather
Acting Relations, Mapping Positions

As an outcome of the 6th Moscow Biennale in 2015, the publication brings together a group of cultural and scientific practitioners who reflect on the conditions as how to overcome the conflict and antagonistic impasses.
Contributors: Keren Cytter, Simon Denny, Liam Gillick, Jimmie Durham, Donna Kukama, Mián Mián, Qiu Zhijie, Anastasiya Yarovenko, Anna Jermolaewa, Leon Kahane, Nástio Mosquito, Saâdane Afif, Rana Hamadeh, Ilya Budraitskis, Eyal & Ines Weizman, Ackbar Abbas, Yanis Varoufakis, Saskia Sassen, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Mariana Mazzucato, a.o.
Editors: Bart de Baere, Defne Ayas, Marie Egger, Nicolaus Schafhausen
Co-published with: Kunsthalle Wien, MuHKA - Antwerp, V-A-C Foundation Moscow
ISBN: 978-59906-255-70

The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra & Other Stories
Following Eric Baudelaire’s exhibition at Witte de With, this newest artist book brings together research, images, and texts that have informed the artist’s work process, referring to histories of images, cinema, radical militancy, and violence by or against the state.
Co-published with: Tabakalera, Donostia / San Sebastián
ISBN: 978-94-91435-50-8

Upcoming titles:

Para | Fictions
The publication follows Para | Fictions, a two-year cycle focused on the relationship between literature and visual art, through eight commissions by artists Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff, Oscar Santillan, Lucy Skaer, Mark Geffriaud, Laure Prouvost, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Rayyane Tabet, Dineo Seshee Bopape.
Contributors: Evan Calder Williams, Jean-Max Colard, Deanna Havas, Aaron Peck, Timotheus Vermeulen, Robin van der Akker a.o.
Editor: Natasha Hoare
ISBN: 978-94-91435-52-2

Hans van Dijk – Dai Hanzhi
Following the exhibition Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists, this publication is dedicated to the life and work of art historian, curator and gallerist Hans van Dijk (1946–2002). Including rare archival material from Europe and China, the book outlines his seminal role in Chinese contemporary art.
Author: Marianne Brouwer
Co-published with Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing
ISBN: 978-94-91435-51-5

Öğüt & Macuga
This publication documents the exhibitions Öğüt & Macuga, Episode 1 and Episode 2: The Show Is Over, as steered by artists Ahmet Öğüt and Goshka Macuga respectively; the publication—comprising visual documentation of the exhibitions, lays bare identified parallel references from their shared social concerns and the ideas driving their respective practices.
ISBN: 978-94-91435-54-6

Arriving at the conclusion of Defne Ayas’s directorship of Witte de With (2012–2017), this illustrated publication encapsulates the driving ideas and processes behind the institutional choices made over the last six years, along with ruminations on the topics and challenges faced within the programs and collaborations.
Author: Defne Ayas
ISBN: 978-94-91435-55-3

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