Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - januari-april 2020

Gratis geld voor iedereen : Hoe utopische ideeën de wereld veranderen / Rutger Bregman - Amsterdam : De Correspondent, 2019
Utopia for Realists : And How We Can Get There
/ Rutger Bregman ;  translation Elizabeth Manton. - London : Bloomsbury, 2018. - 321 p. ; 20 cm
Incl. Notes, Index
ISBN: 978-1-4088-9321-0
In Utopia for Realists (originally published in in Dutch under the title 'Gratis geld voor iedereen', also available in the Stroom library) Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas that are, in fact, wholly implementable. Every milestone of civilisation - from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy - was once considered a utopian fantasy. New utopian ideas such as universal basic income and a fifteen-hour work week can become reality in our lifetime.

Het internet is stuk : Maar we kunnen het repareren / Marleen Stikker. - Amsterdam : De Geus, 2019. - 259 p. : ills. ; 21,5 cm
ISBN: 978 90 445 4267 7
De begintijd van het internet was veelbelovend. Internetpioniers als Marleen Stikker (oprichter De Digitale Stad en directeur Waag, Amsterdam) hielpen het medium publiek toegankelijk te maken en vorm te geven vanuit democratische waarden. Maar de techreuzen wisten onze digitale omgeving volledig over te nemen en daarmee zelfs onze democratie en onze identiteit aan te tasten. We zijn onze digitale soevereiniteit kwijtgeraakt. We worden afgeluisterd, gestuurd, gevolgd, geleefd, en dat hebben we zelf laten gebeuren. In Het internet is stuk onderzoekt Marleen Stikker wat er misging en hoe we die digitale soevereiniteit kunnen terugwinnen door de mens en niet de economie centraal te stellen, onze data te beschermen, en onze technologieën te doorgronden. We moeten de macht over ons digitale leven weer naar ons toe trekken. We hebben het internet stukgemaakt, we moeten - en kunnen - het ook weer repareren.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism : The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power / Shoshana Zuboff. - Londen :  Profile Books, 2019. - 692 p. ; 19,5 cm
Incl.  Notes, Index
ISBN: 9781781256855
The heady optimism of the Internet's early days is gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but modifying it too. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our values and define our future? Zuboff has written a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. As it explores this new capitalism's impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.

Fragments of a Conversation with a Counterfeiter : Diego Tonus and Anonymus
/ with texts by Hicham Khalidi, Huib Haye van der Werf, Diego Tonus. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2019. - 162 p. : colour ills. ; 24,5 cm
ISBN: 9789492811660
Publication accompanying the similar named project by Diego Tonus realized together with the Jan Van Eyck Academy Maastricht and Stroom Den Haag. Diego Tonus translated informal encounters he had with an alleged counterfeiter into separate artworks. Each holds a secret within. The series of works meticulously follows a trajectory or narrative of suspicion that gradually unfolds, yet at the same time continues to carry an air of mystery. This publication serves as legal document and body of proof that Tonus has registered the practices and strategies of Anonymous as his ideas in the register of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, in order to make them available to an international audience.

How to stop being human ; Guidelines for becoming a squirrel / Katerina Sidorova. - The Hague : self-published, 2018 (2016). - 90 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Incl. Literature and Sources
ISBN: 978-1-38-864623-3
"Not being able to communicate to a squirrel verbally, we decided to name it, describe it, characterize it. And we chose a great word for it - an animal. We humans came up with this word. We named all the animals too. By naming them, categorizing .we opposed ourselves to animals." Fantasies on becoming a squirrel are the start of philosophical reflections on the human being and the Anthropocene.

Critique of Black Reason / Achille Mbembe with an introduction by Laurent Dubois. - Durham : Duke University Press, 2017. - 215 p. ; 23 cm
Incl. Notes, Index
Originally titled: Critique de la Raison Nègre (translated from the French by Laurent Dubois)
ISBN: 978-0-8223-6343-9
In 'Critique of Black Reason' critic Achille Mbembe offers a capacious genealogy of the category of Blackness- from the Atlantic slave trade to the present- to critically reevaluate history, racism, and the future of humanity. Mbembe teases out the intellectual consequences of the reality that Europe is no longer the world's center of gravity while mapping the relations among colonialism, slavery, and contemporary financial and extractive capital. Tracing the conjunction of Blackness with the biological fiction of race, he theorizes Black reason as the collection of discourses and practices that equated Blackness with the nonhuman in order to uphold forms of oppression. Mbembe powerfully argues that this equation of Blackness with the nonhuman will serve as the template for all new forms of exclusion. With 'Critique of Black Reason', Mbembe offers a map of the world as it has been constituted through colonialism and racial thinking while providing the first glimpses of a more just future.

Commonism : A New Aesthetics of the Real / ed. by Nico Dockx and Pascal Gielen. -Amsterdam : Valiz, 2018. - 448 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
(Antennae Arts in Society, series no 25)
Incl. Index
ISBN: 978-94-92095-47-3
After half a century of neoliberalism, a new radical, practice-based ideology is making its way from the margins: ‘commonism', based on the values of sharing, common (intellectual) ownership and new social co-operations. Commoners assert that social relationships can replace money (contract) relationships. They advocate solidarity and they trust in peer-to-peer relationships to develop new ways of production. 'Commonism' maps those new ideological thoughts. How do they work and, especially, what is their aesthetics? How do they shape the reality of our living together? Is there another, more just future imaginable through the commons? What strategies and what aesthetics do commoners adopt? With, amongst others: Rudi Laermans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Liam Gillick.

Adri Duivesteijn : Vanzelfsprekend maar niet normaal / Winfred Haase en Annelies Haase - van Leusden. - Zwaag : Pumbo, 2019. - 408 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9789081874267
Publicatie over Adri Duivesteijn, bevlogen sociaal democraat en gedreven bestuurder, zeer actief van de jaren '60 tot ca 2015, die zich onder meer in het parlement en als wethouder voor de stad Den Haag, niet aflatend heeft ingezet voor een meer sociale samenleving, met name op het gebied van stadsvernieuwing  en ruimtelijke ordening.

Conflictual Aesthetics : Artistic Activism and the Public Sphere / ed. by Oliver Marchart. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2019. - 192 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 978-3-95679-204-5
Leaping into current debates about the political efficacy of art, the essays in' Conflictual Aesthetics' critique the supposition that all art is inherently political. Opposed to the political art defended by art world functionaries that hides behind "simplistic complexity," Oliver Marchart argues for a straightforwardly political theory of art and artistic praxis. At the intersection of art theory and radical politics, he proposes an aesthetics of agitating, propagating, and organizing, through which he problematizes and evaluates art in relation to activism or political propaganda, and addresses the radical potential of dance, theater, artistic re- and pre-enactments, public art, the curator, and the biennial.

Reclaiming Artistic Research / ed. by Lucy Cotter. - Berlin : Hatje Cantz, 2019. - 440 p. ; 18 cm
Incl.  Biographies
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4631-1
It is not just one of the issues, it is the issue of current art schools and their politics: artistic research. But what is artistic research really about and what does it mean for contemporary art? All too often, weight is given to the academic aspect and the artistic part is overshadowed. The more interesting question is how art knows: how artistic thinking develops through artistic processes and takes shape in artworks. This is precisely the departure point of the artist, academic, and curator Lucy Cotter (*1973 in Ireland). In twenty conversations with leading artists, like s Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Katayon Arian, Ryan Gander and Liam Gillick, she maps out an epistemology of artistic creation today. She manifests a type of research that is dynamically engaged with other fields, but thinks beyond concepts into bodily and material knowledge that exceeds language, revolutionizing our perception of art from the ground up.

The Long 1980s : Constellations of Art, Politics and Identities : A collection of Microhistories / ed. by Nick Aikens, Teresa Grandas, Nav Haq [et al.]. - Amsterdam ; Valiz, 2018. - 416 p. : ills ;  24 cm
Incl. Indexes
ISBN: 978 94 92095 49 7
The Long 1980s assesses the decade of the 1980s as a turning point in political action: identity politics, political shifts between east and west, start of neoliberalism  It revisits this pivotal decade via a collection of microhistories from across Europe that span the fields of art, culture, and politics. Central to the stories in this book is the changing relationship between ideologies, governments, and their publics, the effects of which have come to shape the contemporary condition of Europe and beyond.

Iwillmedievalfutureyou1 / ed. by Jacob Fabricius with text by Chris Kraus, Mark von Schlegell, Rachel Armstrong. - Aarhus : Kunsthal Aarhus, 2019. - 176 p. and 47 p. : colour ills. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 978-87-984896-6-5
Publicaton accompanying the similar named, fourth exhibition in a series of ten non- chronological group shows exhibition at Art Sonje Center, Seoul (Sep.18 to Nov. 17, 2019). 'iwillmedievalfutureyou1' tells an epic tale about the future through fantastical, oddball and dystopian depictions of the times in which we live. Cannibalising on existing exhibition architecture, the layout and display change with each edition of 'iwillmedievalfutureyou' as it mutates into a new configuration of works.  'iwillmedievalfutureyou1' included works by 20 artists, half of whom were specially invited for the exhibition. The publication also contains texts and images regarding  'iwillmedievalfutureyou' 4, 5 and 6 at Museet for Samtidskunst and Kunsthal Aarhus, 2016 to 2018.

Festac '77: The Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture / de-composed, an-arranged and reproduced by Chimurenga (Ntone Edjabe Ben Verghese, Eva Munyiri ...[et al.]. - London ; Berlin :  Chimurenga and Afterall Books ; Wather Koenig Verlag, 2019. - 448 p. : (colour) ills. ; 31 cm
(Afterall's Exhibition Histories; 10) (Chimurenga Library series; 3)
ISBN: 978-1-84638-212-3 and 978-3-96098-449-8
Festac '77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (the first was in Dakar, 1966), was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 15 January 1977 to 12 February 1977. The month-long event celebrated African culture and showcased to the world African music, fine art, literature, drama, dance and religion. About 16,000 participants, representing 56 African nations and countries of the African Diaspora, performed at the event. Artists who performed at the festival included Stevie Wonder from United States, Mighty Sparrow from Trinidad and Tobago, South African Miriam Makeba. At the time it was held, it was the largest pan-African gathering to ever take place. This is the first publication to consider FESTAC in all its cultural-historic complexity, addressing the planetary scale of the event alongside the personal and artistic encounters it made possible. The book gathers extensive unseen photographic and archival materials, interviews and new commissions by among others Akin Adesokan and Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi, and archival texts, materials, images and photographs by Wole Soyinka, Audre Lorde, ASun Ra and many more.

Social Media Abyss : Critical Internet  Cultures and the Force of Negation / Geert Lovink. - Cambridge : Polity Press, 2016. - 248 p. ; 23 cm.
Incl. Notes, Selected Bibliography
ISBN: 9 781509 507764
In this fifth volume of his ongoing investigations, Dutch media theorist and internet critic Geert Lovink plunges into the paradoxical condition of the new digital normal versus a lived state of emergency. There is a heightened, post-Snowden awareness; we know we are under surveillance but we click, share, rank and remix with a perverse indifference to technologies of capture and cultures of fear. Despite the incursion into privacy by companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon, social media use continues to be a daily habit with shrinking gadgets now an integral part of our busy lives. We are thrown between addiction anxiety and subliminal, obsessive use. Where does art, culture and criticism venture when the digital vanishes into the background?

Identiteit : Waardigheid, ressentiment en identiteitspolitiek / Francis Fukuyama ; vertaald door Robert Vernooy. - Amsterdam : Atlas Contact, 2019. - 268 p. ; 21 cm
Incl. Noten, Bibliografie, Register
Oorspronkelijke titel: 'Identity: the demand for dignity and the politics of resentment'
ISBN: 978-90-450-3780-6
Het electorale succes van populisten wordt vaak verklaard vanuit economische motieven, maar komt volgens Fukuyama in feite voort uit een behoefte aan identiteit. Het is dan ook een vergissing te denken dat populisme bestreden kan worden met louter verandering van economisch beleid. In zijn boek 'Het einde van de geschiedenis' schreef Fukuyama al dat mensen hechten aan erkenning van hun waardigheid. Nu verklaart hij vanuit dit begrip de huidige politieke situatie.

Edge Habitat Materials / ed. by Alise Upitis, with  texts by Helen Mirra,Tom Wessels, Bradin Cormack and Mark Siderits & ShõryuKatsura...[et al]. - Chicago : White Walls, 2014. - 148 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Incl. Survey of all works
ISBN: 978-0-945323-25-9
Artist Helen Mirra creates works that explore the relationship between the natural world and the everyday lives and activities of the people who live in it. Aesthetically minimalist, her works deploy repetition and a large range of reference, in order to emphasize labor and the meditative aspects of experience. ‘Edge Habitat Materials' published coincidentally with the exhibitions at Hourly Directional, Cambridge MA and Edge Habitat, Lisbon, 2014, brings together all the artwork created by Mirra between 1995 and 2009, accompanied by disparate texts. For example, Bradin Cormack situates Mirra's walks- which she then indexed in overlapping exhibition- within the context of literary engagements with walking.

Doughnut Economics : Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist / by Kate Raworth. - London : Random House, 2018. - 376 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 978-1-847-94139-8
In ‘Doughnut Economics', economist Raworth sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design.

Herdenken Herdacht : een essay om te vergeten / Simon(e) van Saarloos. - Amsterdam : Prometheus, 2019. - 126 p. ; 19 cm
Incl. Literatuuropg.
ISBN: 978-90-446-3973-5
Wie bepaalt wat er wordt herinnerd en herdacht, en waarom? Neurowetenschappers onderzoeken hoe vroegere gebeurtenissen levens van nu beïnvloeden en noemen dit een ‘intergenerationeel trauma'. Hoe herdenk je iets wat zowel verleden tijd is als een dagelijkse realiteit? In 'Herdenken Herdacht' laat Van Saarloos zich inspireren door het historisch haast onzichtbare bestaan van homo's en queers. Ze toont de kracht van vergeten en vraagt zich af óf en hoe het mogelijk is om zonder verleden te leven.Tegelijkertijd bekritiseert Van Saarloos hoe een ‘wit geheugen' - ook dat van haarzelf - bepaalde verhalen vanzelfsprekend acht, terwijl andere geschiedenissen worden uitgewist.

Basiskamp Entre Nous 2017: Een humanitaire missie in eigen land : Het verbeeldingsproces van een hedendaagse proefkolonie / door Edwin Stolk en Nils van Beek. - [ s.l.] : Edwin Stolk, 2017. -216 p. : kl.ills.  ; 19 cm
Incl. Noten
ISBN: geen
Gedurende de maand september 2017 functioneerde het kunstproject Basiskamp #Entre Nous, geïnitieerd door kunstenaar Edwin Stolk en gerealiseerd in samenwerking met KIK (Kunst in Kolderveen), als een hedendaagse proefkolonie te Frederiksoord. Het kamp dat refereerde aan een humanitair militair basiskamp met een opbouwmissie, maar dan nu met kunstenaars, fungeerde als een  tijdelijk laboratorium, een proefkolonie waar de zoektocht naar alternatieven voor onze verzorgingsstaat centraal stond. Het project werd gerealiseerd vanuit het idee dat kennis en middelen in een participatie-samenleving  buiten de marktlogica om beschikbaar kunnen worden gesteld in dienst van een maatschappelijk doel.

Stadsvernieuwing als kulturele aktiviteit / eindred. Jan Geleijnse, Gerrit Jan de Rook ; tekst Adri Duivesteijn, Henk Overduin. - Den Haag : Gemeente Den Haag,1985. - 32 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
ISBN: geen
Deze publicatie is de eerste van de reeks Stadsvernieuwing als Kulturele Aktiviteit + een verslag van de Konferentie Stadsvernieuwing als Kulturele Aktiviteit op 13 december 1985 in Den Haag.

De navel van Daphne : over kunst en engagement / Maarten Doorman. - Amsterdam : Prometheus, 2016. - 174 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Incl. Bibliografie en Namenregister
ISBN: 978-90-90- 351- 4390-6    
Een  bundel beschouwingen  van kunstcriticus en filosoof Maarten Doorman. Uitgangspunt van het boek is hoe kunst en engagement samengaan. Doorman: ‘Levert dat geen waardeloze kunst op, of halfhartige betrokkenheid? Is geëngageerde kunst, zo bezien, eigenlijk wel mogelijk?' Hij bespreekt zijn vragen aan de hand van het werk van onder meer Ai Weiwei, Wijnanda Deroo en Marlene Dumas.

A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain / Owen Hatherly. - Londen ; New York : Verso Books, 2010. - 400 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 978-1-84467- 700-9
In ‘A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain', Owen Hatherley sets out to explore the wreckage - the buildings that epitomized an age of greed and aspiration. From Greenwich to Glasgow, Milton Keynes to Manchester, Hatherley maps the derelict Britain of the 2010s: from riverside apartment complexes, art galleries and amorphous interactive "centers," to shopping malls, call centers and factories turned into expensive lofts. In doing so, he provides a mordant commentary on the urban environment in which we live, work and consume.

Pose (Ugandan Images) / Andrea Stultiens. - Rotterdam : Post Editions, 2010. - unnumbered pages : colour ills. ; 23,5 cm
ISBN: 978-94-6083-0303
Most Ugandans are unable to take a holiday. But it is possible for them to have photos taken with a different world in the background, a world of fantasy gardens and luxury beach resorts. Dutch photographer Andrea Stultiens's prizewinning Pose (Ugandan Images) shows us the photo studios of Uganda as places where people can try on an alternate reality for a short while. Her images of homes and studios, photo albums and found vernacular photography show the importance of photography as a tool for remembrance and status in Ugandan life. The photos on the separate pages of the full-color book are actually panoramas, which are presented contiguously on fold-out front and back covers.

The Kaddu Wasswa Archive : A Visual Biography/ by Kaddu Wasswa, Arthur C. Kisitu and Andrea Stultiens. - Rotterdam : Post Editions, 2010. - 256 p. : colour ills. ; 24,5 cm
ISBN: 978-94-6083-029-7
With Africa at the world's latest front line in political, cultural and ecological issues, this extraordinary exhibition catalog presents an unforgettable story of a quiet soul in a rural village in Uganda who had a huge impact on his nation. Dutch photographer Andrea Stultiens met Ugandan teacher Kaddu Wasswa in 2008 through his grandson, photographer Arthur C. Kisitu, and discovered the meticulous archive in which Wasswa documented his years of community activism including youth development, international exchange and organic farming techniques. Stultiens and Kisitu added their own photographs, and the result is an absorbing visual biography that stretches from Uganda's colonial days through its first 50 years of independence.
A few years late Stultiens and Wasswa made 'The Ttabo', a publication in which they amended some of the content of this book.

The Ttabo : If you're not in here no one will know you're out there / by Andrea Stultiens and Kaddu Wasswa. - Kampala : self published, 2019. - 118 p. : colour ills ; 24 cm
ISBN: none
"The Ttabo both adds to and corrects ‘The Kaddu Wasswa Archive, A Visual Biography'. While Kaddu Wasswa was initially very happy with that book it became over time more and more obvious that the 2010 publication was problematic in a couple of ways. The focus of the documents in the book was on his failures to such an extent that it was rather hard to get to his ideas. And the fancy production, done in the Netherlands, made it beyond the reach of too many." (from the artist's website). With photographs by Andrea Stultiens, Kaddu Wasswa and R. Canon Griffin.