Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - juni 2021

Female Masculinity / Jack Halberstam . - Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2018. - First published in 1998. - 329 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In this quintessential work of queer theory, Jack Halberstam takes aim at the protected status of male masculinity and shows that female masculinity has offered a distinct alternative to it for well over two centuries. Demonstrating how female masculinity is not some bad imitation of virility, but a lively and dramatic staging of hybrid and minority genders, Halberstam catalogs the diversity of gender expressions among masculine women from nineteenth-century pre-lesbian practices to contemporary drag king performances. Through detailed textual readings as well as empirical research, Halberstam uncovers a hidden history of female masculinities while arguing for a more nuanced understanding of gender categories that would incorporate rather than pathologize them.

The Lies That Bind : Rethinking Identity / author Kwame Anthony Appiah. - London : Profile Books, 2019. - 256 p. ; 19,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781781259245
We all know there are conflicts among identities; but Kwame Anthony Appiah explores how identities are created by conflict. Identities are then crafted from confusions. Religion, Appiah shows us, isn't primarily about beliefs. The idea of national self-determination is incoherent. Our everyday racial thinking is an artefact of discarded science. Class is not a matter of upper and lower. And the very idea of Western culture is a misleading myth. We will see our situation more clearly if we start to question these mistaken identities. This is radical new thinking from a master in the subject and will change forever the way we think about ourselves and our communities

Vistas of Modernity : Decolonial aesthesis and the end of the contemporary / author Rolando Vazquez. - Amsterdam : Mondriaan Fund, 2020. - 182 p. : ills. ; 18,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.. - (Essay 014)
ISBN: 978-90-76936-53-6
We are living in a time of polarization. Cultural and educational institutions are confronted with the responsibility to provide tools and spaces for critical reflection, for engagement, and, more fundamentally, for meeting and recognizing each other in our differences. In this decolonial essay Rolando Vázquez introduces his critique which offers an option for thinking and doing beyond the dominant paradigms. It provides a critical analysis of modernity understood broadly as the western project of civilization, while it seeks to overcome the dominion of western epistemology and aesthetics and their embedded eurocentrism and anthropocentrism.
Rolando Vázquez is cautious in presenting his analysis. He does not look for quick conclusions, but slowly guides the reader through the context of our history and the contemporary labyrinth of text, language, symbols and images which (often without being properly noticed) give great meaning to our existence. His decolonial aesthesis lifts us above the labyrinth and offers us a new panorama

On Decoloniality : Concepts Analytics Praxis / authors Walter D. Mignolo, Catherine E. Walsh. - Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2018. - 292 p. ; 23 cm. - (Series: On Decoloniality)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780822371090
In On Decoloniality Walter D. Mignolo and Catherine E. Walsh explore the hidden forces of the colonial matrix of power, its origination, transformation, and current presence, while asking the crucial questions of decoloniality's how, what, why, with whom, and what for. Interweaving theory-praxis with local histories and perspectives of struggle, they illustrate the conceptual and analytic dynamism of decolonial ways of living and thinking, as well as the creative force of resistance and re-existence. This book speaks to the urgency of these times, encourages delinkings from the colonial matrix of power and its "universals" of Western modernity and global capitalism, and engages with arguments and struggles for dignity and life against death, destruction, and civilizational despair.

The Routledge Companion to Art in the Public Realm / edited by Cameron Cartiere and Leon Tan. - New York ; Abbingdon : Routledge, 2021. - 372 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 978-1-138-32530-2
This multidisciplinary companion offers a comprehensive overview of the global arena of public art. It is organised around four distinct topics: activation, social justice, memory and identity, and ecology, with a final chapter mapping significant works of public and social practice art around the world between 2008 and 2018. The thematic approach brings into view similarities and differences in the recent globalisation of public art practices, while the multidisciplinary emphasis allows for a consideration of the complex outcomes and consequences of such practices, as they engage different disciplines and communities and affect a diversity of audiences beyond the existing 'art world'. The book will highlight an international selection of artist projects that illustrate the themes.

Practice Space / edited by Jo-Lene Ong, Rachael Rakes ; texts by Emmanuel Iduma, Abhijan Toto, Gean Moreno ; conversation between Zoe Crook and Alexandra Landré [ al.]. - Amsterdam ; Miami : De Appel : [NAME] Publications, 2019. - 236 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes biographies.
ISBN: 9780997494068
Practice Space emerges out of an effort to better understand the conditions of contemporary art in disparate places. The volume constellates perspectives and approaches to "the local" from a number of art initiatives that operate outside of conventional institutional frameworks. The book is organized around three key terms- "Local Time," "Situated Infrastructure," and "Co-translations"- each of which serves to underscore a crucial element in thinking non- or para-institutionally. As the authors in this volume consider place and context in terms of social, economic, political, and historical circumstances, their writings also reflect upon these notions as sites for different conceptions of the self in relation to the world. At stake within these texts are questions of registering a global visibility and forging international communions. By looking for different conceptions of "the local," Practice Space hopes to provide possibilities for helping shape an art world that supports all that is small, strange, practical, and nurturing.

Nishiko - Repairing Eartquake Project 2011-2021 / texts by Nishiko, Philip Peters, Yuu Takehisa. - Prinsenbeek : Jap Sam Books, 2021. - 272 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 978-94-92852-12-0
An art project dealing with an extensive natural disaster—the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake of 11 March 2011— the Repairing Earthquake Project started with a simple idea: repairing objects that were destroyed in the tsunami. The project naturally grew to encompass work and action on multiple levels, including interactions with visitors during the repair sessions in exhibitions in Japan, participation of Dutch audiences in repair or by adopting the repaired objects, collaborative searches for tsunami debris carried to Canadian beaches by ocean currents, and the remarks and questions left by hundreds of passers-by during the entire process.
The publication Repairing Earthquake Project 2011-2021 examines the dynamics of nature, human endurance, and sympathy. The project has been led not by a single person or group, but collectively, by everyone involved, and is reflected as it ripples within and through our daily practices.

Land Art Live : The Flevoland Collection
/ by Mariska van den Berg,  Martine van Kampen [] ; photographs by Johannes Schwarz [ al.]. - Rotterdam : nai010, 2020. - 208 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Includes Notes
ISBN: 978-94-6208-588-6
Flevoland has a unique collection of landscape artworks, including The Green Cathedral by Marinus Boezem, Observatory by Robert Morris and Riff, PD#18245 by Bob Gramsma. The book presents the ten iconic landscape artworks in Flevoland and holds them up to the light.The collection is examined from a landscape and social point of view in a series of interviews. These landscape artworks once stood in the empty polder, but they have now been included in a dynamic landscape transformation. Views on art and its social significance also changed over the five decades covered by this book. This raises questions about the preservation of the works and the collection
The book also pays attention to the performances by the 7 young artists who have been asked to make a connection with the original meaning of land art this way. Including archive material. The book also has been published in Dutch.

Glossary of Undisciplined design
/ editors Anja Kaiser, Rebecca Stephany. - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2021. - 312 p. : ills. ; 17,5 cm
ISBN: 9783959054461
Glossary of Undisciplined Design is a joint initiative instigated by designer/educators Anja Kaiser and Rebecca Stephany. It looks into undisciplinarity as a feminist unpacking of the field of graphic design, of dogmatic rules, discriminatory structures and a particularly one-sided canon. Carried by a decidedly fragmentary and collective backbone, the GUD handbook combines a multitude of theories and narratives of varying densities - from visual essay, hands-on experiment, interview or advertorial, to poem, speculative tale and academic writing. With around 55 contributions by 20 international designers, activists, educators and theorists, the Glossary of Undisciplined Design explores role models, tools and dissent.

Fashion Work 1993 - 2018 : 25 Years of Art in Fashion / author Jeppe Ugelvig. - Bologna : Damiani, 2020. - 192 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9788862087094
With the book 'Fashion Work 1993-2019. 25 Years of Art in Fashion 'the critic and curator Jeppe Ugelvig examines the border area between art and fashion. Reconstructing the artistic and stylistic activity of Bernadette Corporation, Susan Cianciolo, BLESS and DIS with the help of photographs and rare memorabilia. Jeppe Ugelvig thus reveals the connections between the now legendary generation of DIY stylists, who in the 90s had characterized New York, Paris and Berlin, and the modern corporations of the 2010s, in which top-down is the master in every area. Scrolling through the book it emerges that artists are now able not only to continually subvert the dynamics of the fashion world, but also to create new business areas.

Vrije Academie - Psychopolis Magazine
/ redactie Susan Dorrenboom, Saskia Gras ; teksten Susan Dorrenboom, Saskia Gras, Paul de Mol, Rien Monmshouwer. - Den Haag : VA-Psychopolis, 2021. - 40 p. : ills. ; 34 cm
In juni en juli 2021 vindt de Manifestatie Vrije Academie-Psychopolis plaats. Het unieke kunstonderwijs van toen - specifiek gericht op verbeelding en fantasie en toegankelijk voor iedereen - wordt gekoppeld aan de actualiteit van kunst en kunstonderwijs van nu.

Meeting Grounds : On Locality, Community, Connection and Care / edited by Amy Gowen ; texts by Alexandra Fraser, Clara Amante Mendes, Katerina Sidorova [ al.]. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2021. - 140 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
Includes biographies
ISBN: 9789493148611
Meeting Grounds is an artistic project that seeks to explore the formation of community and our changing perceptions towards publicness through the medium of public space. The project grew in resonance as global phenomena including the pandemic and divisive cultural politics increasingly determined our ability to access certain spaces, and urged us to rethink our relationships to space, place and community; alongside the values we assign to each. The Meeting Grounds publication acts as a continuation of the ideas and conversations exchanged during this time period as well as an exploration into the social, political and cultural changes that have occurred since the beginning of 2020.

Instituting Ecologies / editor Inga Lace ; texts by Maja and Ruben Fowkes, Jennifer Teets, Niles Van Tomme [ al]. - Amsterdam : De Appel, 2019. - 144 p. :  ills. ; 19 cm. - (Fellowship Reader #2)
Through her fellowship, Inga has made ecology - the thinking of art spaces as organic instead of predetermined, and as being situationally and environmentally responsive - the main topic of her research. For this volume, she has collected a number of contributions that delve into the multifaceted consequences of instituting ecologically.

Visit (1883-2020) : Notes on Museumplein's exhibitionary complex across coloniality and modernity / author Timo Demollin, text by Marieke Bloembergen ; conversations with Jan van Adrichem, and with Aspha Bijnaar, Sadiah Boonstra, Caroline Drieënhuizen, Mitchell Esajas, Guno Jones and Simone Zeefuik. - Amsterdam : Timo Demollin, 2021. - 96 p. : ills. ; 28 cm. - ned. / eng.
Includes biographies.
ISBN: 978-90-9033-758-6
This book is published as a supplement to Timo Demollin's work ‘Visit (1883-2020)', in the context of the group exhibition ‘In the Presence of Absence. Proposals for the Museum Collection', Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Sept. 2020 - Jan. 2021.
Visit (1883-2020), 2020, consists of sixteen souvenir prints and a map of the International Colonial and Export Trade Exhibition from the set 'Herinnering aan Amsterdam' (library collection Stedelijk Museum)
Colonialism; Decolonisation; Cultural Heritage; Curating

Dark Matters : On the Surveillance of Blackness / author Simone Browne. - Durham : Duke University Press, 2015. - 212 p. : ills ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 978-0-8223-5938-8
In Dark Matters Simone Browne locates the conditions of blackness as a key site through which surveillance is practiced, narrated, and resisted. She shows how contemporary surveillance technologies and practices are informed by the long history of racial formation and by the methods of policing black life under slavery, such as branding, runaway slave notices, and lantern laws. Placing surveillance studies into conversation with the archive of transatlantic slavery and its afterlife, Browne draws from black feminist theory, sociology, and cultural studies to analyze texts as diverse as the methods of surveilling blackness she discusses. The surveillance of blackness has long been, and continues to be, a social and political norm.

I See That I See What You Don't See / ed. by Marina Otero Verzier and Francien van Westrenen. - Rotterdam : Het Nieuwe Instituut, 2020. - 416 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Includes Biographies
ISBN: 978-90-8301-523-1
‘I See That I See What You Don't See' presents a layered, non-binary notion of darkness. Navigating through cosmic, automated and seemingly invisible environments, this publication looks into what we do not generally get - or choose - to see, as well as the relation between the possibility of seeing and forms of oppression and emancipation. Here, the exercise of seeing and revealing what generally remains concealed purposely avoids the metaphor of light as wisdom and knowledge. Rather, diverse contributions aim for an understanding of the contrasting effects of light access, deprivation, and overexposure on different bodies; the influence of radiation on human and non-human behaviours; the coexistence with the invisible yet pervasive architecture of the digital; the perception of instances of synchronicity with the cosmos; and the role of design in these realms.

Blackface / author Ayanna Thompson. - New York ; London ; Dublin : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021. - 130 p. : ills. ; 16,5 cm. - (Object Lessons)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 978-1-50137402-9
Why are there so many examples of public figures, entertainers, and normal, everyday people in blackface? And why aren't there as many examples of people of color in whiteface? This book explains what blackface is, why it occurred, and what its legacies are in the 21st century. There is a filthy and vile thread-sometimes it's tied into a noose-that connects the first performances of Blackness on English stages, the birth of blackface minstrelsy, contemporary performances of Blackness, and anti-Black racism. Blackface examines that history and provides hope for a future with new performance paradigms.