On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Witte de With, and following iterations of Lawrence Weiner’s work AS LONG AS IT LASTS in 1993 and 2011, Weiner’s words now aptly articulate the ever-changing modus of operation of the institution.
Witte de With is pleased to host HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?, a multi-disciplinary arts collective made up of 45 African Diasporic artists who have lived and worked together, in various iterations, for the past twenty years. The collective consists of visual artists, writers, poets, composers, academics, filmmakers and performers from around the world who collaborate across disciplines and cities.
Presented as part of the year-long ‘Art In The Age Of…’ presentation series, ‘Art In The Age Of… Planetary Computation’ investigates how quantification, telecommunications, and our ever-expanding information apparati not only inform contemporary artistic production, but also how contemporary art can hold a mirror up to these processes and formations.
Character Is Fate, a new installation by artist Willem de Rooij, showcases an astrological birth chart Piet Mondrian had made in 1911. A special display system that relates to the solar calendar allows for the birth chart to be illuminated by the sun, best seen from 2.15 pm to 2.30 pm each day.