Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - mei-juni 2019

Cruising Utopia : The Then and There of Queer Futurity : 10th Anniversary Edition / author José Esteban Munoz ; foreword by Joshua Chambers-Letson, Tavia Nyong'o, Ann Pellegrini. - New York : New York University Press, 2019. - 254 p. : ills. 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
Cruising Utopia arrived in 2009 to insist that queerness must be reimagined as a futurity-bound phenomenon, an insistence on the potentiality of another world that would crack open the pragmatic present. Part manifesto, part love-letter to the past and the future, José Esteban Muñoz argued that the here and now were not enough and issued an urgent call for the revivification of the queer political imagination. On the anniversary of its original publication, this edition includes two essays that extend and expand the project of Cruising Utopia, as well as a new foreword by the current editors of Sexual Cultures, the book series he co-founded with Ann Pellegrini 20 years ago. This 10th anniversary edition celebrates the lasting impact that Cruising Utopia has had on the decade of queer of color critique that followed and introduces a new generation of readers to a future not yet here.  

Artist-to-Artist: Independent Art Festivals in Chiang Mai 1992-98 / author David Teh ; texts by Patrick D. Flores, May Adadol Ingawanij, David Morris and Rosalind C. Morris. - London : Afterall - Central Saint Martins, 2018. - 288 p. : ills. ; 21,5 cm
Includes bibliographal references and index
Founded on an ethos of friendship, and emerging amidst a regional constellation of artists' initiatives and independent spaces, the series of festivals in the Thai provincial capital Chiang Mai, known as Chiang Mai Social Installation, staged contemporary art within everyday city life. The first comprehensive publication on these projects, this book presents extensive photographic documentation alongside a multivocal account by its participants.

Walled States, Waning Sovereignty / author Wendy Brown. - New York : Zone Books, 2010. - 184 p. :  ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
Why do nation-states wall themselves off despite widespread proclamations of global connectedness? Why do walls marking national boundaries proliferate amid widespread proclamations of global connectedness and despite anticipation of a world without borders? Why are barricades built of concrete, steel, and barbed wire when threats to the nation today are so often miniaturized, vaporous, clandestine, dispersed, or networked? 
The new walls—dividing Texas from Mexico, Israel from Palestine, South Africa from Zimbabwe—consecrate the broken boundaries they would seem to contest and signify the ungovernability of a range of forces unleashed by globalization. Yet these same walls often amount to little more than theatrical props, frequently breached, and blur the distinction between law and lawlessness that they are intended to represent. 
Walls, Brown argues, address human desires for containment and protection in a world increasingly without these provisions. Walls respond to the wish for horizons even as horizons are vanquished.

As radical, as mother, as salad, as shelter: What should art institutions do now? / edited by Paper Monument ; contributions by Regine Basha, Chloë Bass, Dena Beard, Zachary Cahill, Ken Chen [ al.]. - New York : n+1 Foundation, 2018. - 112 p. ; 21,5 cm
In light of recent political shifts across the globe, have you sensed a change in the position of the art institution vis-à-vis political activism? Can an art institution go from being an object of critique to a site for organizing? How can an institution address the dichotomy between art as cultural entertainment and art as political inquiry? What is the role of the curator in mediating this? How does this compare to the artist's role? How can art institutions be better?

Aesthetics Equals Politics : New Discourses across Art, Architecture, and Philosophy / edited by Mark Foster Gage ; with contributions by Jacques Rancière, Elaine Scarry, Graham Harman, Timothy Morton [ al.]. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : The MIT Press, 2019. - 320 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references
How aesthetics—understood as a more encompassing framework for human activity—might become the primary discourse for political and social engagement. These essays make the case for a reignited understanding of aesthetics—one that casts aesthetics not as illusory, subjective, or superficial, but as a more encompassing framework for human activity. Such an aesthetics, the contributors suggest, could become the primary discourse for political and social engagement. This book documents how a broader understanding of aesthetics can offer insights into our relationships not only with objects, spaces, environments, and ecologies, but also with each other and the political structures in which we are all enmeshed.

Neurath Reconsidered : New Sources and Perspectives / edited by Jordi Cat, Adam Tamas Tuboly ; texts by Sophie Hochhäusl, Elisabeth Nemeth, Thomas Uebel [ al.]. - Berlin : Springer, 2019. - 706 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes Appendices, Bibliographical References and Index
A collection of critical papers on Otto Neurath (1882-1945). It introduces new perspectives on Neurath's life and works. Drawing on archive materials, essays discuss not only Neurath's better-known works from lesser-known perspectives, but also his lesser-known works from the better-known perspective of their place in his overall philosophical oeuvre. Readers will find Neurath's thoughts described and evaluated in an accessible manner, making it a good read for those beyond the academic world such as social leaders and activists.

The Kyiv International - '68 Now / edited by Vasyl Cherepanyn, Vit Havranek, Tereza Stejskalova ; text by Vasyl Cherepanyn, Jacques Rancière, Chantal Mouffe, Pavel Barsa [ al.]. - Prague ; Berlin : : Archive Books, 2019. - 176 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
Includes biographies
A follow-up of the Guidebook of The Kyiv International, '68 NOW explores the political and cultural heritage of the revolt and struggle of 1968, considering the antinomies of this moment for the West and East of Europe fifty years onward. The legacy of May 1968 remains a symbol of liberation and rebellion against entrenched power structures, and a cultural and artistic benchmark for Western Europe. The commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring and Soviet military invasion of Czechoslovakia - most immediate in Eastern Europe - continue to define political and cultural divides across the continent. By comparing different dimensions of this event, as a departure for contemporaneous understanding, '68 NOW contributes to a united European subjectivity grounded in democratic internationalism, based upon the principles of solidarity and inclusivity.
9788087259443 ; 9783943620658

Anastasiia : She folds her memories like a parachute / author Christian van der Kooy. - Breda : Eriskay Connection, 2018. - 160 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Anastasiia is a declaration of love from a Kyivan student to her foreign lover and her native land, Ukraine. Through parallel streams of documentary images, Skype screenshots and texts, a dialogue is reconstructed between Anastasiia and her lover, the photographer Christian van der Kooy. 
The book covers a period of two years in which Ukraine faced major changes. Ukraine is considered to be subject to the Russian sphere of influence. Therefore, within the current Ukrainian discourse, there is an urgent need to capture a visible, understandable cultural identity that listens to the ideas of a younger generation. With Anastasiia, Van der Kooy tries to contribute to this. His depiction of Ukraine demonstrates the creative way the Ukrainian people deal with the current developments in Kyiv, Odessa and Crimea.

Mémoires Vives : From Nam June Paik to Sliders Lab / editor Jean-Marie Dallet ; text Joost Rekveld, Woody Vasulka, Gaby Wijers [ al.]. - Tielt : Lannoo Publishers, 2019. - 258 p. : ills. ; 28,5 cm
The book deals with the relationship between video art from the 1960s and digital art from the 1990s. A number of key works are grouped around three themes: '(re)invented' devices, memory and the archive, and the multiplicity of screens as the construction of a new mental universe. Including the work of, among others, the 'father' of video art Nam June Paik and of Steina and Woody Vasulka.

After the Party : A Manifesto for Queer of Color Life / author Joshua Chambers-Letson. - New York : New York University Press, 2018. - 300 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (Sexual Cultures series)
Includes bibliographical references and index
After the Party considers performance as it is produced within and against overlapping histories of US colonialism, white supremacy, and heteropatriarchy. Building upon the thought of José Esteban Muñoz alongside prominent scholarship in queer of color critique, black studies, and Marxist aesthetic criticism, Joshua Chambers-Letson maps a portrait of performance's capacity to produce what he calls a communism of incommensurability, a practice of being together in difference. Describing performance as a rehearsal for new ways of living together, After the Party moves between slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, the first wave of the AIDS crisis, the Vietnam War, and the catastrophe-riddled horizon of the early twenty-first century to consider this worldmaking practice as it is born of the tension between freedom and its negation. With urgency and pathos, Chambers-Letson argues that it is through minoritarian performance that we keep our dead alive and with us as we struggle to survive an increasingly precarious present.

Unsound : Undead / edited by Steve Goodman, Toby Heys, Eleni Ikoniadou ; texts by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Matthew Fuller, Agnès Gayraud [ al.]. - Falmouth : Urbanomic Media LTD, 2019. - 312 p. ; 23,5 cm
Includes biographies, bibliographical references and index
For as long as recording and communications technologies have existed, the potential of the vibrational continuum that connects sound to infrasound, ultrasound and other inaudible frequencies has been evoked to access anomalous zones of transmission between the realms of the living and the dead.
For the past ten years the AUDINT group has been researching these peripheries of sonic perception (unsound) and the portals they open to new dimensions, activating a continual intersection between fiction and fact, and pressuring thought to become something other than what it has been. The 64 short essays in this volume probe how unsound serves to activate the undead.
Contributors from a variety of disciplines chart these warped zones, mapping out a zigzagging timeline stretching from the 8th century BC (the song of the Sirens), to 2013 (acoustic levitation), and speculatively extending into 2057 (the emergence of holographic and holosonic phenomena).

The Right to Truth : Conversations on Art and Feminism / edited by Oksana Briukhovetska and Lesia Kulchynska ; interviews with Valentyna Petrova, Dana Kavelina, ORLAN, Martha Rosler [ al.]. - Kyiv ; Paris : Visual Culture Research Center : European Alternatives, 2019. - 280 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes biographies
The idea of conducting a study through personal conversations arose during our participation in the Tandem Ukraine program, where our French partner was Ségolène Pruvot from the organization European Alternatives. At the time we had started doing feminist projects at the Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC), which was something new. We were investigating the Ukrainian art scene, especially the part that had become politically active following the Orange Revolution. Critical art, born out of the protest movement, responded to reality, political changes and social problems. These artists began rethinking the gender hierarchy that has long been dominant (and still is) in Ukrainian art. The feminist narrative is articulated in Ukrainian art after the 2010s, in part due to the influence of activist groups. Beginning in 2008, the unusual and often ambiguous actions of FEMEN would shake up Ukraine's media space. The possibility (or impossibility) of using the female body as a symbol of protest was raised as an issue in public discourse.

The Measurement of Presence : Iris Kensmil, Remy Jungerman : Dutch Pavillion 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia / texts by Benno Tempel, Nick Aikens, Allison K. Young, Jessica de Abreu [ al.]. - Veurne : Hannibal Publishing, 2019. - 176 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes biographies
Publication accompanying the appealing exhibition at the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2019. For the Venice Biennale 2019, Benno Tempel, director of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag curated the exhibition The Measurement of Presence, in which he combines installations by Remy Jungerman with wall paintings and paintings by Iris Kensmil. Remy Jungerman is interested in the path travelled by patterns. In his work he combines motifs from Africa, Maroon culture, and twentieth-century modernism. Iris Kensmil invites us to expand our consciousness on utopian twentieth-century avant-garde and introduces us to Black female activists and artists who have been neglected for too long.

Double Centre Situation Report / author Charles van Otterdijk. - Eindhoven : Charles van Otterdijk, 2019. - 36 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Charles van Otterdijk's project Double Centre is based around two locations on the Polish-German border. Through photographs, research material and a highly evocative installation Double Centre addresses the culture of surveillance and the way in which information is controlled and mediated - by the artist himself and by society at large. First presented in Stroom Den Haag (2013) the next iterations of ‘Situation Report' included new objects produced and new research material.

The President's Hammers / author Diego Tonus ; texts by Lorenzo Benedetti, Dennis Bos, Jelle Bouwhuis [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2018. - 304 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Within his artistic practice, Diego Tonus focuses on reproduction as a tool of investigation to question control systems and power structures by transforming images, objects, and collective experiences, revealing their underlying structures of codification and normativity. This book deals with issues arising from the silence of the original gavels used by the heads of commissions of emancipatory and revolutionary groups. He investigated their controversial nature as objects belonging to socio-democratic groups, which in turn led to a detailed remaking of these peculiar objects through drawing, carving, and varnishing, to exhibit them for the first time outside the archive.

Kola / author Frank Koolen - photography and collage. - Amsterdam : Scheltopusik Series, 2018. - 245 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
Kola shows a selection of photos that Frank Koolen made while looking for something else, combinations of pictures accidentally combined and collages made when having no idea whatsoever.

Krytyka Polityzcna Athens / editor Julia Strauss ; texts by Brandon LaBelle, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Mathilde ter Heijne [ al.]. - Athens : Futura Publications, 2017. - 272 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
In your hands is the Athenian issue of Krytyka Polityzcna. The Warsaw-based journal unites polymorphous freedom struggles in geographic Europe. This book is an anarchist, anti-capitalist, anti-fascist artwork. A hypothesis, and yet one that continues to be written actively on the ground. It clashes migration and education of the status quo, the effect and the cause of current violence. The publication documents an initiative, Universitas*, and accompanies the forthcoming Symposion, The School of Everything.
This book contains the contributions of people who have recently moved to Athens from the Middle East, of Athenians who have lived here a long time, as well as of those who are based in Berlin but frequently visit Athens; brought together, they form a de-elitized and de-colonized remix of knowledge.
* Universitas ("community", lat.) is a new form of art which emerged at the refugee camps around Athens.
ISSN: 1644-0919

Pieter Paul Pothoven : facade suspended / text Roeland Muskens. - The Hague : Dürst Britt & Mayhew, 2018. - 24 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
facade suspended sheds light on RARA, the Revolutionary Anti-Racist Action. During the 1980s and 1990s, this resistance collective fought against racism, oppression and exploitation, the ongoing legacy of Dutch imperialist history. The two works on show are the first in a series in which I, in close consultation with RARA, both document and elaborate on this unprecedented case of post-war resistance. Point of departure for this exhibition is Overtoom 274, a house in Amsterdam that played a pivotal role in the exposure of RARA. facade suspended focuses on a police raid on the premises that took place in 1988, as well as on the facade itself, which is not only linked to RARA, but also has its own distinctive material connection to the Dutch colonial past.

Onthoofdingen in de Hofstad : De val van de Oldenbarnevelts / auteur Ronald Prud'homme van Reine. - Amsterdam ; Antwerpen : Uitgeverij De Arbeiderspers, 2019. - 359 p. : ills. ; 21,5 cm
Bevat uitgebreide bibliografie en index
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was de grondlegger van de Republiek der Verenigde Nederlanden. Tientallen jaren speelde hij een hoofdrol op het terrein van de Europese politiek. Zijn executie op 13 mei 1619 op het Binnenhof in Den Haag was een schokkende gebeurtenis. Duidelijk is dat prins Maurits de drijvende kracht achter zijn arrestatie was. In 1623 beraamden Oldenbarnevelts zoons Reinier en Willem een aanslag op de prins, die ternauwernood mislukte. Dat leidde tot de onthoofding van Reinier in Den Haag en een levenslange ballingschap van Willem in Brussel. Prins Maurits leek met de uitschakeling van zijn tegenstanders de eindoverwinnaar van het conflict, maar postuum trok Johan van Oldenbarnevelt aan het langste eind.

Groter denken kleiner doen : Een oproep / auteur Herman Tjeenk Willink. - Amsterdam : Prometheus, 2018. - 120 p. ; 20 cm
Het gaat goed met Nederland. De economie groeit, de werkloosheid daalt, de financiën lijken op orde. Gaat het dus ook goed met onze democratische rechtsorde?
Wie nauwkeurig kijkt ziet tekenen van verwaarlozing en sluipende uitholling. Die moeten worden tegengegaan. In Groter denken, kleiner doen doet Herman Tjeenk Willink een oproep om de vaak ongemakkelijke feiten onder ogen te zien, positie te kiezen, het debat aan te gaan en zelf grenzen te trekken. Alleen met een sterke democratische rechtsorde kunnen fundamentele problemen effectief worden aangepakt, nieuwe crises het hoofd geboden, en burgers en overheid op elkaar vertrouwen.