[events-nyc] The Thing @ White Slab Palace - Shelly Silver presents Bik van der Pol

THE THING NYC events-nyc at mailman.thing.net
Mon May 9 15:31:26 UTC 2011

We're very pleased to invite you to an evening with Liesbeth Bik and Jos
van der Pol at: 

The Thing @ White Slab Palace 
77 Delancey Street at Allen St 
Tuesday, May 16th, 8-10 pm

the program will include:  

Trinity, (2005) Bik van der Pol, video, 30 min

Facts on the ground, (2010), Bik van der Pol, HD video, 18 min.

In Place of Capital, Zachary Formwalt, HD Video, 24:30

and maybe some surprises... 

Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos
van der Pol have been collaborating together as  Bik Van der Pol since
1995. Bik Van der Pol’s practice explores the potentialities rooted in
the local and the public. Utilizing aesthetics’ capacity to make things
visible, their works reveal specific places or histories that have
disappeared, have been abandoned or left unwritten. Often creating
site-specific installations and participatory projects, Bik Van der
Pol’s on-going research examines how knowledge is generated and
disseminated within the shared public domain. Their works intervene
within set contexts, re-framing particular places that might have gone
un-noticed by filling in gaps or by shedding light on specific elements
through programmatic actions. For instance, their video and installation
project “Trinity (April 2, 2005)” deals with the politics surrounding
the nuclear bomb’s original test site. Bik Van der Pol’s practice also
involves re-visiting other artists’ work; they have notably explored Lee
Lozano’s practice and imagined an alternative artist space called
“Good”, inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark’s cooperative cantine “Food”. Bik
van der Pol have recently presented solo exhibitions at “Pump House
Gallery” London (2009), Marie Louise Hessel Museum/CCS Bard College,
Annondale-on-Hudson, NY (2008), Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven
(2007/2008/2009), Insa Art Space, Seoul (2006) and the New Rijksmuseum,
Amsterdam (2006). Their work has also been shown as part of “The
Spectacle of the Everyday”, the 10th Lyon Biennial, Lyon (2009),
“U-Turn”, the Quadrennial for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2008), “For
Reasons of State” at ISP Whitney, New York (2008), “Istanbul, 59
Locations, A Format for Nightcomers”, the 10th Istanbul Biennial (2007),
European Kunsthalle: Models for Tomorrow, Cologne (2007) and the 2nd
Moscow Biennale (2007). They were awarded the Enel Contemporanea Award
in 2010.

Hope to see you there!


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