Witte de With Publishers is very pleased to return to the Friends with Books Berlin Art Book Fair, and New York Art Book Fair from 22 until 24 September 2017.

New titles at this year’s presentations include: WERE IT AS IF. Beyond An Institution That Is, published with artists Bik Van der Pol and including contributions by Defne Ayas, Bik Van der Pol, Manuel Borja-Villel, Marianna Hovhannisyan, Brian Kuan Wood, Doreen Mende, Peter Osborne, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Samuel Saelemakers, Terry Smith, and Ana Teixeira Pinto, that enlist the power of fragments as points of provocation to engage with methodologies of the contemporary; WdW Review. Arts, Culture, and Journalism in Revolt, Vol. 1 (2013-2016), an anthology of the thoughts and reflections that have been published on Witte de With’s online platform WdW Review since its inception in 2013; and the artist book The Music of Ramón Raquello and his Orchestra & Other Stories by artist Eric Baudelaire, which brings together research, images, and texts that have informed the Paris-based artist's work process.

During the New York Art Book Fair 2017, Witte de With is sharing the stand with Casco-Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht. Further, we organize a presentation of our latest publication WERE IT AS IF. Beyond An Institution That Is in The Classroom program of the fair:

The Classroom

Sunday 24 September 2017, 12 - 1 pm,

Artists Bik Van der Pol discuss their latest publication WERE IT AS IF. Beyond An Institution That Is with Witte de With Publishers. The book follows their exhibition WERE IT AS IF at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, and includes different views, by amongst others, by Manuel Borja-Villel, Marianna Hovhannisyan, Brian Kuan Wood, Doreen Mende, Peter Osborne, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Terry Smith, and Ana Teixeira Pinto enlisting the power, and value over time, of fragments and traces as springs of provocation. What does it mean to form a "collection of traces" of a contemporary art institute? Can staging a history through exhibition fragments be seen as an act of resistance pitting against the ever task of accumulation?