Program—In Light Of 25 Years
In Light Of 25 Years
27 January 2015 – 17 January 2016

"The image of art that Witte de With disseminates is a universal and autonomous one. It is dissemination that should not prevent the construction of a framework which can tell us, for example, something about the glamour of art and its capacity for communication, about art from beyond Europe or North America, or about the terror of current events."
Introductory essay in The Lectures, Witte de With Publishers, 1990

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Witte de With examines its history, dedicating its ground-floor gallery to a series of commissioned presentations by a select group of contemporary artists. Each participant has created an image-based work that analyzes certain sediments of contemporary art history. Presented on a large-scale double-sided light box these anniversary commissions are visible to the city day and night. Throughout the year, In Light Of 25 Years functions as a space for artists and curators to respond to developments in contemporary art, its landscape and possibilities, departing from Witte de With’s past program. Where can or should we go in the next twenty-five years, when questions of autonomy and universalism, or critical reflections on the global dissemination and power of art, are still as urgent today as they were in 1990?

Mahony | 27 January – 1 March 2015
Freek Wambacq | 3 March – 5 April 2015
Wineke Gartz | 7 April – 10 May 2015
AS LONG AS IT LASTS | 12 May – 7 June 2015
Özlem Altın | 9 June – 12 July 2015
Xu Zhen | 14 July – 16 August 2015
Zin Taylor | 18 August – 23 September 2015
Camille Henrot | 24 September – 25 October 2015
Germaine Kruip | 27 October – 29 November 2015
Raimundas Malašauskas | 1 December 2015 – 17 January 2016