Published by Koenig Books. Edited by Susanne Gaensheimer. Text by Stéphanie Moisdon, Philipp Ekardt, Manfred Hermes.
This volume presents the Dutch artist Willem de Rooij’s (born 1969) collection of sportswear by Dutch designer Fong Leng. Focusing on the seemingly trivial, mass-produced objects, de Rooij creates groups of similar labels, colors and patterns.
Published by Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. Edited by Defne Ayas, Amira Gad, Willem de Rooij. Text by Wietse Coppes, Kocku von Stuckrad.
In late 1911, Piet Mondrian was about to move to Paris and leave his native country of the Netherlands behind. During this period of artistic and personal transformation he turned to theosophist Adriaan van de Vijsel for an astrological reading. Mondrian was born under the sign of Pisces on 7 March 1872, and according to his horoscope was “very susceptible and [had] psychic tendencies.” He was “able to feel things without being able to give an explanation of how this knowledge was obtained, [with] a mind that can express itself diplomatically, calmly, and systematically.” Character Is Fate: Piet Mondrian’s Horoscope, an artist's book by Willem de Rooij (born 1969), contains the facsimile, its transcription and its English translation alongside texts by Wietse Coppes and Kocku von Stuckrad.
Published by Koenig Books. Edited by Willem de Rooij, Axel Wieder and Susanne Gaensheimer. Indroduction by Axel Wieder. Texts by Sven Lütticken and Pablo Martínez.
Between 1999 and 2002, Dutch artist Willem de Rooij (born 1969) collected some 500 images cut from daily newspapers, depicting protest marches and moments of collective mourning. An inquiry into the iconography of protest, this artist’s book compiles and reorganizes his original series.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Vanessa Joan Müller.
Since 2009 Willem de Rooij (born 1969) has created a series of handwoven textiles: 24 individual works to date, which relate to each other in color, scale and material. About is a comprehensive catalogue of these works accompanied by an essay by curator and historian Vanessa Joan Müller.
Published by JRP|Ringier/Kunsthalle Zurich. Text by David Bussel, Sven Lütticken, Beatrix Ruf, Jan Verwoert, Onno Ydema.
Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij, collaborators since 1994, had just represented the Netherlands at the 2005 Venice Biennale and opened their first New York solo show at Friedrich Petzel Gallery when de Rijke died traveling in Africa. This representative sampling of films, photographs and bouquets documents their time together.
Published by nai010 publishers. Edited by Eva Meyer-Hermann. Essays by Diedrich Diederichsen and Georg Schüllhammer.
Since 1994, the Dutch artists Jeroen de Rijke and Willem de Rooij have been collaborating on a comprehensive film oeuvre. This artist's book focuses on their last four 35mm films and film installations, made between 1998 and 2002, paying particular attention to the growing importance of the phenomenological and iconographic aspects of their work.