Thematic reading-lists originally created for the BOOK events at MELLY in Witte de With, as well as PDFs of some of the institution’s most sought out publications. 


Postcolonial Computing for Closet Nativists

by BRIAN KUAN WOOD (June 2018)

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Autonomous Education, Anarchist Pedagogy and Radical Learning.

by YOERI MEESSEN (July 2018)

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Learning to be me

by TEANA BOSTON-MAMMAH (August 2018)

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Reading letters


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Populism and Paranoia

by ROBIN VAN DEN AKKER (October 2018)

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Recommended books from the Read-In 2019 series

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On Indonesia (and beyond)

by MIRWAN ANDAN (October 2019)

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Traveling, going nowhere

by THE KOKRA FAMILY (November 2019) 

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Monocultures and rural mind-sets

by WAPKE FEENSTRA (December 2019)

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Waiting for Omar Gatlato

by NATASHA MARIE LLORENS (January 2020) 

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Seehearing the Enlightened Failure

Published on occasion of the exhibition CECILIA VICUÑA. Seehearing the Enlightened FailureAs the exhibition, this publication gives an overview of Vicuña’s artistic practice as a poet, visual artist, and activist from the 1960s to the present day.


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WdW Review
2013 – 2017

Building on its long history of framing and instigating debate, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art presents WdW Review, an online platform aimed at informing our ever-expanding spheres of action in an age of constant reformations be they aesthetic, geographic, economic, communal, ecological, and even spiritual.


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Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics, The Curators, The Artists

On three occasions, between the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2009, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art organized three symposia under the title Rotterdam Dialogues: The Critics, The Curators, The Artists. Each three-day event focused on one agent in the art world, looking at their expectations, positions and the contexts in which they operate.


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Changing Roles: artists’ personal views and wishes

How are you involved in the art world? Are you related to any specific art scene? What would be the most productive place to present your work? What kind of curators do you like to work with and why? What does the art market mean for your work? In your opinion, what are centers for contemporary art for? What would you like to see them presenting? These are the open questions asked to every artist who has participated in Witte de With’s program since the beginning of 2006.


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The Lectures

This publication is a compilation of the lectures and debates that were held in conjunction with Witte de With’s exhibition program during 1992. Witte de With – The Lectures -1992 is a documentation of the critical discussion that Witte de With had been conducting on 1992’s state of affairs of contemporary art.


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This publication accompanied KEN LUM’s exhibition Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data that travelled from Winnipeg, to Vancouver, ending at Witte de With, Rotterdam, the Netherlands from December 8th, 1990 to January 20th, 1991.


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The publication JULIO GALÁN appears on the occasion of the exhibition JULIO GALÁN that took place at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (2 juni – 15 juli 1990).


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