Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - januari-februari 2022

Eco-Visionaries : Art, Architecture, and New Media after the Anthropocene / by Amale Andraos ; red. Pedro Gadanho. - Berlin : Hatje Cantz, 2018. - 224 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Includes notes, list of works
ISBN: 9783775744539
‘Eco-Visionaries' presents contemporary positions in art and architecture seeking answers to current environmental problems that transcend mainstream notions of sustainability. This comprehensive volume is a companion to the collaborative 2018 exhibition endeavored by four participating European museums (MAAT Lisbon, Portugal; Bildmuseet, Umea, Sweden; HeK Basel, Switzerland; LABoral Centro de Arte y Creacion Industrial, Gijon, Spain). Each show maintained a different focus and curatorial approach, and for each, artists investigated alternative visions regarding humankind's place on earth through video and sound works, paintings, and installations.While the series of exhibitions presented the works of artists and architects who offer critical reflections on pressing contemporary issues, the book unites research, essays, as well as a survey of the artworks. Besides the historical antecedents of current ecological thinking in the fields of art and design, this catalogue also promotes current approaches that represent alternative visions for future uses of energy, resources, and the environment.
With Dunne & Raby, Marjetica Potr?, Buckminster Fuller [ al]

Lo-TEK : Design by Radical Indigenism / by Julia Watson. - Cologne : Taschen, 2019. - 420 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes endnotes, index
ISBN: 978-3-8365-7818-9
Designers understand the urgency of reducing humanity's negative environmental impact, yet responding to climate change by building hard infrastructures and favoring high-tech homogenous design, we are ignoring millennia-old knowledge of how to live in symbiosis with nature. Without implementing soft systems that use biodiversity as a building block, designs probably remain inherently unsustainable. In short: we are starving for wisdom. Enter Lo—TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. With a foreword by anthropologist Wade Davis and spanning 20 countries from Peru to to Iran, this book explores millennia-old human ingenuity on how to live in symbiosis with nature.

The Salvia Divinorum Grower's Guide / by Sociedad para la Preservation de las Plantas del Misterio. - Davis (CA) : Spectral Mindistries,1998. - 66 p. ; 21,5 cm
Includes bibliography
ISBN: 189042501X
Publication on the most mysterious of power plants. Complete cultivation instructions are disclosed as well as sources for obtaining cuttings of this very rare plant. This is the only guide of this sort.

Peyote and Other Psychoactive Cacti
/ by Adam Gottlieb Gottlieb. - Berkeley (CA) : Ronin, 1997. - 96 p. : ill. ; 21,5 cm
Includes dictionary of cactus alkaloids
ISBN: 091417195X
Guide to cultivating peyote and other psychoactive cacti and extracting active properties, including obtaining seeds, growing a variety of cacti, cloning, and grafting, and extracting the maximum output of mescaline and other alkaloids, descriptions of procedures used for extracting mescaline from peyote and San Pedro, and legal aspects.

After-Affects / After-Images : Trauma and Aesthetic Transformation in the Virtual Feminist Museum / by Griselda Pollock. -  Manchester : Manchester University, 2013. - 384 p : ill. ; 23,5 cm. - (Rethinking Art's Histories)
Includes notes, bibliography, index
ISBN: 9780719087981
Is trauma encrypted or inscribed in art? Or can aesthetic practices (after-images) bring about transformation of trauma, personal trauma or historical traumas? These are some of the questions posed by major feminist art historian and cultural analyst, Griselda Pollock in her latest installation of the Virtual Feminist Museum. In closely-read case studies, she wrties on artworks by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Ana Mendieta, Louise Bourgeois, Alina Szapocznikow, Anna Maria Maiolino, Vera Frenkel, Sarah Kofman and Chantal Akerman to explore trauma and bereavement, fatal illness, first- and second-generation Holocaust experience, migration, exile and the encounter with political horror and atrocity, thus offering a specifically-feminist contribution to trauma studies, and a feminist psychoanalytical contribution to the study of contemporary art.

Anne Imhof : Natures Mortes / ed. by Emma Lavigne. - texts by Jean-René Étienne, Anne Imhof, Eliza Douglas [ al.]. - Paris : Palais de Tokyo, 2021. - 296 p. : ill. ; 28,5 cm. - (Eng./Fr.). - (Palais #31)
Includes notes
ISBN : 978-2-84711-134-7
After laying siege to the German pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale with her exhibition and performance ‘Faust', Anne Imhof took hold of the entirety of the Palais de Tokyo to create an all-embracing, polyphonic work: ' Natures Mortes'.
Within the bared structure of the Palais de Tokyo, stripped down to its fragile carcass with its topography exposed, Imhof fitted a glass-walled maze that simultaneously fragmented the space and generated new perspectives. Haunted by painting, the fleeting cycle of life and the disruptions of the present moment, she composed therein her memento mori to the here and now. Imhof fused space and bodies, music and painting, and her own works with those of accomplices, especially the artist and musical composer Eliza Douglas, and thirty invited guest artists. The public was encouraged to walk the space between life and nonlife, darkness and light, past and present and to freely trace its path across this vast, open scene.
Artists: Anne Imhof, Alvin Baltrop, Mohamed Bourouissa, Trisha Donnelly, Eliza Douglas, Cyprien Gaillard, David Hammons, Mike Kelley, Jutta Koether, Klara Lidèn, Gordon Matta-Clark, Joan Mitchell, Oscar Murillo, Cady Noland, Precious Okoyomon, Francis Picabia, Sigmar Polke, Paul B. Preciado, Bunny Rogers, Sturtevant, Yung Tatu, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rosemarie Trockel, Cy Twombly, Adrián Villar Rojas.

Time is an Arrow, Error / Katja Mater ; essay by Amelia Groom ; design Elisabeth Klement. - Brussels : in-house, 2020. - 192 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9789090337982
Katja Mater's series ‘Time is an Arrow, Error', entails layers of duration. The process begins with a drawing of half an analogue clockface. The drawing is then photographed in natural light, producing two separate negatives that each capture the image over different extended exposures. Subtle shifts in light lead to variations in colours and, in some cases, the uneven transcription of shadows on the photographic plate. Finally, one of the two semicircles is flipped or rotated, resulting in a whole clock formed by two irregular halves. The steady passage of mechanised time is thus expressed in imprecision and irresolution. Mater posted the works one by one on Instagram, in a daily progression that provided her an anchor during the first corona lockdown in the Spring of 2020.

Writing by Drawing : When Language Seeks Its Other / ed. by Andrea Bellini, Sarah Lombardi ; contr. by Derek Beaulieu, Joana Neves, Hans Ulrich Obrist [ al.]. - Milan ; Paris ; Geneva  : Skira, 2020. - 312 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Includes notes, selected bibliography
ISBN: 9788857243504
Richly illustrated catalogue accompanying the exhibition ‘Scrivere Disegnando' at The Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva, Jan. 29 - Aug.23, 2020. Through the work of nearly a hundred contemporary artists and Art Brut personalities with amongst others: Douglas Abdell, Jenna Sutela and Adolf Wölfli, exhibition and catalogue explore a terra incognita where arabesques, reiterated marks, scribblings, compulsive writings produce "meaning" in a field outside of language.The catalogue brings together essays specially commissioned from curators, critics, artists, philosophers, and academics on the questions of asemic writing and walk the reader through these plural writings.

Fiona Tan : L'Archive des Ombres = Shadow Archive / texts by Patricia Falguières, Denis Gielen, Sophie Berrebi, Ellen Mara de Wachter, Fiona Tan ; design by Casier / Fieuws. - Mons : MAC's Grand Hornu, 2019. - 2 volumes in a slip case, 320 p. : ill. ;  32 cm. - (Fr. / Eng.)
Includes notes, biographies
ISBN: 9782930368740
Fiona Tan is well known for her photography, film and video installations in which she frequently addresses ideas of identity, memory, and history. This publication documents on one hand recent works including a new large scale project commissioned by the Grand-Hornu Museum of Contemporary Arts in Mons, Belgium and presented here for the first time. This work, titled Shadow Archive, is inspired by Paul Otlet (1868-1944), considered to be one of the forefathers of information science. Shadow Archive deals in particular with Otlet's decades-long utopian quest to establish a central repository for the world's information; between 1919 and 1934, Otlet and his team assembled more than 16 million index cards of data. The books in this slip case incorporate previously unpublished original drawings and notes drafted by Otlet selected by Fiona Tan for her installation, an amazing archive which reveals his visionary and creative personality as well as his exploration of the limits of the human knowledge.

Anna Bella Geiger : Native Brazil/Alien Brazil / texts by Danilo Santos Miranda, Bernardo Mosqueira, Philippe Van Cauteren [ al.]. - São Paulo ; Ghent : Museu de Arte de São Paulo ; Edicoes Sesc ; S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), 2020. - 287 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Includes notes, selected bibliography
ISBN: 978-85-310-0081-2
Brazilian artist Anna Bella Geiger (born 1933) was one of the first artists to engage in abstract art in Brazil, and since the 1970s she has also worked with video, conceptual art and mail art. The catalogue ‘Native Brazil/Alien Brazil', accompanying the similar named exhibiton in Museu d'Arte Moderna and Sesc Aevenida Paulista, Sao Paulo (Br.) and S.M.A.K. Ghent (Be), and named after her provocative political postcard series from 1976, covers the artist's entire seven-decade career from the 1950s to the present, providing an overview of the scope and diversity of Geiger's work and themes, including informal abstraction, self-portraits, maps, landscapes and equations, as well as the artist's interest in the interior of the human body, and her critiques of art systems  and analyses of political and historical issues of Brazil.

Contemporary Art Brazil / by Catherine Petitgas ; ed. by Hossein Amirsadeghi ; with essays by Pablo Leon de la Barra, Kiki Mazzucchelli, Rodrigo Moura, Paulo Venaciao Filho . - London : Thames & Hudson, 2012. - 336 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Includes notes,  time line, index
ISBN: 9780500970393
Publication focusing on 110 of Brazil's most important practitioners in the realm of the fine arts, including artists, gallerists, heads of institutions, critical thinkers and collectors. Extensively illustrated and based on research, it provides a survey of trends and key players  at  the end of the 20th and start of the 21st century, placing them in the context of tropicalismo and neo-concretismo, the two movements that first brought the Brazilian art scene to international attention in the 1960s.

Art Systems : Brazil and the 1970s / by Elena Shtromberg. - Austin : ?University of Texas, 2016. - 238 p. : ill. ; 25,5 cm
Includes notes, index, artists biographies
ISBN?: ?978-1477308585
'Art Systems' explores visual forms of critique and subversion during the height of Brazilian dictatorship, drawing sometimes surprising connections between artistic production and broader processes of social exchange during a period of authoritarian modernization. The works - spanning cartography to video art - do not conform to any easily identifiable style, form, material use, or medium. Positioning them beyond the prism of politics, Elena Shtromberg reveals subtle forms of subversion and critique that reinvented the artists' political terrain. The writer analyzes key examples from Cildo Meireles, Antonio Manuel, Artur Barrio, Anna Bella Geiger, Sonia Andrade, Geraldo Mello, and others, thus offering a framework for theorizing artistic practice.

Material Witness : Media, Forensics, Evidence / by Susan Schuppli. -  Cambridge (MA) ; London : MIT :  2020. - 392 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm. - (Leonardo)
Includes notes, references, index
ISBN: 9780262043571
Artist-researcher Susan Schuppli introduces a new operative concept: material witness, an exploration of the evidential role of matter as both registering external events and exposing the practices and procedures that enable matter to bear witness. Organized in the format of a trial, ‘Material Witness' moves through a series of cases that provide insight into the ways in which materials become contested agents of dispute around which stake holders gather. These cases include an extraordinary videotape documenting the massacre at Izbica, Kosovo, used as war crimes evidence against Slobodan Miloševi? and radioactive contamination discovered in Canada's coastal waters five years after the accident at Fukushima Daiichi. Each highlights the degree to which a rearrangement of matter exposes the contingency of witnessing, raising questions about what can be known in relationship to that which is seen or sensed, about who or what is able to bestow meaning onto things, and about whose stories will be heeded or dismissed. Schuppli offers an analysis that merges creative sensibility wit forensic imagination rich in technical detail.
Landscape and Power / ed. by W. J. T. Mitchell.  - Chicago ; London : University of Chicago, 2002 [new ed.]. - 383 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes index, notes
ISBN: 9780226532059
The first edition of this book, published in 1994, reshaped the direction of landscape studies by considering landscape not simply as an object to be seen or a text to be read, but as an instrument of cultural force, a central tool in the creation of national and social identities. This second edition adds not only a new preface, but five new essays - from Edward Said, W. J. T. Mitchell, Jonathan Bordo, Michael Taussig and Robert Pogue Harrison - extend the scope of the book in remarkable ways.

The Personal Camera : Subjective Cinema and the Essay Film / by Laura Rascaroli. - London ; New York : Wallflower, 2009. - 224 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes notes, index, bibliography
ISBN: 9781906660123
‘The Personal Camera' is an exploration of essayistic cinema. The essay film - together with its cognate forms, the diary, the travelogue, the notebook and the self-portrait - is a cinema in the first person. A cinema of thought, of investigation and self-reflection, in which the filmmaker, instead of withdrawing behind the camera, comes out into the open, to say 'I', to take responsibility, and to address and engage with the spectator within a shared space of embodied subjectivity. Authorial, experimental and radical, essayistic cinema belongs within the lineage of avant-garde and political filmmaking and responds above all to the need we feel today for more contingent, autobiographical, private forms of expression. This study provides a unique insight into the field, by engaging with the work of directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Harun Farocki, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alexander Sokurov, Michelangelo Antonioni, Derek Jarman, Federico Fellini, Wim Wenders, Jonas Mekas and Agnés Varda.

Pasolini : The Apocalyptic Anarchist / by Hans Ulrich Reck. - Leipzig : Spector, 2021. - 158 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes notes, bibliography
ISBN: 9783959052368
As well as being a filmmaker, Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) was also a wide-ranging and virtuosic writer, journalist and public intellectual. He used the spectrum of his life's work to chronicle and honor the outcasts and underclasses of society whose very existence, for Pasolini, constituted a form of resistance to the status quo. Throughout his career, he refused the seduction of grand narratives and nostalgia, reading the hidden signs of his time through an all-embracing poetics of experimental thinking. In this volume, philosopher and writer Hans Ulrich Reck looks at Pasolini's provocative and inspiring work from the perspective of a contemporary Europe characterized by homogenization, labyrinthine regulation and hypocrisies protected by codes of political correctness, and finds that the artist has been proved bitterly right about many things.

Nonument / ed. by  Milos Kose?, Neja Tomši?, Martin Bricelj Baraga. - Ljubljana : MoTA (Museum of Transitory Art), 2019. - 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes notes, index, glossary of terms, index and map ISBN: 9789619511107
The term 'Nonument' describes twentieth century architecture, monuments, public paces and infrastructural  projects that have undergone a shift in symbolic meaning as a consequence of political and social changes. Nonuments are hidden, abandoned, unwanted or otherwise forgotten built spaces, which used to have a strong symbolic value, and have the potential to be repurposed, reclaimed and reused. Employing this concept through organisation of art projects, interventions and interdisciplinary symposia, a series of diverse contributions emerged. This first Nonument publication brings together a number of theory and practice-based insights on the neologism ‘nonument' and on connected issues of architectural memorialisation, negation, abandonment and ruinationThe outer sleeve of the book is printed with an index and a map of 120 nonuments in Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Serbia and Slovenia. This nonument database is meant as an archive of the ongoing multidisciplinary research.

Toward the Not-Yet : Art as Public Practice
/ Jeanne van Heeswijk, Maria Hlavajova and Rachael Rakes. - Cambridge (MA), London ; Utrecht : MIT publishers icw BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, 2021. - 336 p. : ill. ; 23 cm  (BAK superBASICS readers)
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 978-0-262-54250-0
This volume from BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, combines handbook, dictionary, and anthology to investigate artistic practice aimed at achieving social change. With text and visual essays, definitions, exercises, interviews, and images, the contributors envision a praxis that is committed to experimenting with aesthetics and politics in ways that go beyond the conventions of Western modernity. These are practices that are interdisciplinary, theoretically informed, and politically driven, offering ways of "being together otherwise." Catalyzed by the work of artist Jeanne van Heeswijk, which focuses on radicalizing civic processes, Toward the Not-Yet imagines and enacts alternative ways of conceiving the present and future including "dreamscaping" and "radical listening"; the creation of safer spaces for humans and nonhumans; ways of radically shifting laws and policies; and tactics and methods of collective sanctuary.

Public Art Encounters : Art, Space and Identity / ed. by Martin Zebracki and Joni M. Palmer. - London ; New York : Routledge, 2019. - 240 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm
Includes notes, references, index
ISBN: 9780367362102
Public art is produced within multiple, interlaced and contested political, economic, social and cultural-symbolic spheres. This publication is a mix of academic and practice-based writings that scrutinise conventional claims on the inclusiveness of public art practice. Contributions examine how various social differences, across class, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, ability and literacy, shape encounters with public art within the ambits of the design, regeneration and everyday experiences of public spaces. The chapters draw on case studies from the Global North and South, providing insights into experiences of encountering public art via a variety of scales and realms.

The Everyday Practice of Public Art : Art, Space, and Social Inclusion / ed. by Cameron Cartiere, Martin Zebracki. - London ; New York : Routledge, 2016. - 273 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm
Includes notes, references, index
ISBN: 9781138829213
A multidisciplinary anthology of analyses exploring the expansion of contemporary public art issues beyond the built environment. It follows the publication The Practice of Public Art (eds. Cartiere and Willis), and expands the analysis of the field with a broad perspective. Artists, curators, activists and writers from North America, Europe and Australia, offer divergent  perspectives on the many facets of the public art process. Inthe essays they examine the continual evolution of public art, moving beyond monuments and memorials to examine more fully the development of socially-engaged public art practice.

Art and the City : Worlding the Discussion Through a Critical Artscape / ed. by Jason Luger, Julie Ren. - London ; New York : Routledge, 2018. - 248 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm. - (Routledge Critical Studies in Urbanism and the City)
Includes notes, references, index
ISBN: 978-1138346437
Artistic practices have long been disturbing the relationships between art and space. They have challenged the boundaries of performer/spectator, of public/private, introduced intervention and installation, ephemerality and performance, and constantly sought out new modes of distressing expectations about what is construed as art. But when we expand the world in which we look at art, how does this change our understanding of critical artistic practice? The contributing scholars and artists offer the prism of a ‘critical artscape' in which to view the urgent interaction of arts and the urban politic.

Ending the Anthropocene : Essays on Activism in the Age of Collapse / by Lieven de Cauter. - Rotterdam : nai010, 2021. - 240 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN 978-94-6208-611-1
Activist philosopher and philosophical activist Lieven de Cauter investigates the idea that if we want to avoid collapse, we have to end the Anthropocene - the geological era of the gigantic, devastating impact of our species on planet Earth. It might even be, he argues, that the collapse of our current, growth-maximizing system is the only hope for the biosphere.
Offering case studies on urban activism alongside more general reflections on civic action and social movements, De Cauter moves from the political melancholy caused by the near certainty of climate disaster and meditations on the end of ‘the Age of Man', towards reflections on more hopeful events of our times, like the resurgence of the commons arguing it contains the seeds of another worldview and another politics. From this new perspective identity and heterotopia, other spaces as places for otherness, can be read in a new light. This collection of writings closes with texts on the corona crisis.

BiodiverCITY : A Matter Of Vital Soil! : Creating, implementing and upscaling biodivercity-based measures in public space / by Joyce van der Berg. - Rotterdam : nai010, 2021. - 114 p.  : ill. ; 34 cm
Includes literature and websites
ISBN:  9789462086562
Healthy soil life is of vital importance. Hidden in it, up to 100 million species of micro-organisms work together with fungi and plant roots to form networks that ensure a healthy living environment. Without soil, we cannot survive. Yet we treat our living environment inattentively. The growing world population is moving to cities, annexing surrounding areas and literally squeezing the life out of the soil. The urban climate, urbanized environment and urban water balance are detrimental to healthy soil life. The (urban) soil is largely sealed off and this results in extreme flooding, heat and drought exhaustion, soil compaction and habitat fragmentation. How do you design a public space that is anchored in healthy soil? The publication BiodiverCITY formulates measures and resulting details to help it realize.