While Witte de With is often touted as Rotterdam’s most internationally oriented art institution, we have a sense that it is impossible to understand what this means without looking more closely at the Dutch city that hosts the center. Rotterdam is often called the most ethnically/culturally diverse city in the Netherlands and one of the most diverse in Europe. How can this condition be perceived and, furthermore, articulated? Since fall 2007, Witte de With has produced a series of books focused on Rotterdam, each showcasing the vision of one exceptional photo-based artist who has a strong relationship to the city. Several of the books also feature written contributions, providing a platform for emerging literary voices. Cumulatively, this loose series of artists’ books continues to bring into focus Rotterdam’s very different urban protagonists. The series includes artists’ books by Bas Princen, Otto Snoek, Susanne Kriemann, Lidwien van de Ven and Erik van Lieshout.
Full series: € 50 (instead of € 95)
- Otto Snoek – Rotterdam: € 20
- Susanne Kriemann – One Day: € 25
- Lidwien van de Ven – Sensitive Times: € 25
- Erik van Lieshout – Home: € 25