“The space is not the battlefield any more,” wrote Jorge Pardo in an early publication by Witte de With [Cahier #2, 1994]. “The images are finally going to stand in for the space, for the quality, of the object. I do not necessarily think of that as something which is eroding the quality of the work; it is more a condition.”
Pardo provides an intriguing characterization of the transition from production to re-production that was evident in the art industry of the 1990s. This development is not exclusive to artistic production; within exhibition practice the publication has become an integral component of the impact, visibility and identity of exhibitions.

What prompted the proliferation of printed material? How does this printed matter relate to the production of installations, performances, film, video, and the globally accessible Internet? And what is the status of the collection of unsold publications, a growing entity stacked away in the storerooms of institutions and galleries? These are the some of the questions that will be addressed during Printing Matters.

Program Sunday, April 17

1 p.m.
Introduction by Hans Maarten van den Brink, director Witte de With
Short presentation Maria Lind (artistic director of IASPIS in Stockholm) followed by Rob Hamelijnck (Fucking Good Art).
Panel discussion with: Maria Lind, Nina Folkersma (Quarantine Series), Lisette Smits (Casco Issues), Etienne Wynants (Etablissement d’en face)

3 p.m.
coffee/tea break

3.30 p.m.
presentation PrintROOM
PrintROOM (Karin de Jong and Carla Cruz, Rotterdam, since 2003) will be serving as a production workshop for two weeks. PrintROOM was invited to formulate a response to KIOSK in the form of a presentation and to produce printed work on the spot. An editorial team has been assembled for this purpose, consisting of Kim Bouvy, Hansje van Halem, Karin de Jong, Kirsten Leenaars, Maarten van Schaik, Wouter Stoter, Daniëlle van Zuijlen, and Miek Zwamborn. The results will be presented and elaborated.