Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - juni-oktober 2020

Leopold's Legacy / by Oliver Leu ; introduction by Matthew G. Stanard; essay by Bambi Ceuppens. -  Breda : The Eriskay Connection, 2020. - 148 p. : col. and bl/w ills. ; 24 cm
Incl. Notes by the authors
ISBN: 978-9492-0515-16
In his artistic practice photographer Oliver Leu (b. 1976) is concerned with questioning religion, the construction of history, the abuse of power and the consequences of colonial pasts. Since 2014 he has developed these ideas in his project on Leopold II, for which he is researching and photographing the various forms of representation of the colonial history of Congo in Belgium. ‘Leopold's Legacy' presents an eclectic collection of visual research, focusing on various topics from colonial monuments and prestigious architecture to antique postcards and collaged sculptures for alternative monuments.

Empire of Cotton : A Global History / by Sven Beckert. - New York : Vintage Books, 2015. - 616 p. : ills ; 20,5 cm
Incl. Notes, Index
ISBN: 978-0-375-71396-5
The empire of cotton was, from the beginning, a fulcrum of constant global struggle between slaves and planters, merchants and statesmen, workers and factory owners. Beckert makes clear how these forces ushered in the world of modern capitalism, including the vast wealth and disturbing inequalities that are with us today. The result weaves together the story of cotton with how the present global world came to exist.

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None / by Kathryn Yusoff. - Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2018. - 116 p. ; 18 cm
Incl. Notes, Bibliography
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0753-2
Kathryn Yusoff examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. She initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between black feminist theory, geography and the earth sciences, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, materiality, deep time, and the afterlives of geology.

Yinka Shonibare CBE : A Tale of Today / ed. by Richard P. Townsend. with an essay by Kirstin  Purtich. - Chicago : Driehaus Museum, 2019. - 104 p. :col. and bl/w ills ; 25,5 cm
Incl. Notes
ISBN: 978-0-692-18841-5
Catalogue accompanying the similar named exhibition at the Driehaus Museum, Chicago (March - Sep 2019), exploring how Yinka Shonibare's work weaves together themes of the Gilded Age with today's conversations on society, race, and economic issues. Elaborate costumes, intricate patterns, and striking figural forms fill the work of Yinka Shonibare who has roots in both London and Lagos, Nigeria. Shonibare's works reflect aesthetic features of the Victorian age, while undertaking a deep exploration and interrogation of issues tied to colonialism and its aftermath. Within the contemporary context of globalization, his work looks to history and provokes concerns of our present moment.

Modern Art in the Arab World / ed. by Anneka Lenssen, Sarah Rogers and Nada Shabout. - New York : MoMA, 2018. - 464 p. : col. and bl/w ills. ; 24,5 cm. - (MoMA Primary Documents)
ISBN: 978-1633450387
Compendium of critical art writings by twentieth-century Arab intellectuals and artists. The selection of texts - many of which for the first time in English -  includes manifestos, essays, transcripts of roundtable discussions etc.. Traversing empires and nation-states, diasporas and speculative cultural and political federations, the documents bring light to the formation of a global modernism, through debates on originality, public space, spiritualism and art, postcolonial exhibition politics, and Arab nationalism, among many other topics. The collection is framed chronologically, and includes contextualizing commentaries to assist readers in navigating its broad geographic and historical scope. Interspersed throughout the volume are sixteen contemporary essays: writings by scholars on key terms and events as well as personal reflections by modern artists who were themselves active in the histories under consideration. A newly commissioned essay by historian and Arab-studies scholar Ussama Makdisi provides a historical overview of the region's intertwined political and cultural developments during the twentieth century.

From Postwar to Postmodern : Art in Japan 1945-1989 / ed. by Doryun Chong, Michio Hayashi, Fumihiko Sumitomo and Kenji Kajiya. - New York : MoMA, 2012. - 440 p. : col. and bl/w. ills. ; 24,5 cm. - (MoMA Primary Documents)
Incl. Index, Chronology 1945-1989
ISBN: 978-0-8223-5368-3
Comprehensive anthology consisting of  key documents, artist manifestos, critical essays, and roundtable discussions - translated into English for the first time. The publication covers a broad range of artistic medium and illuminate their various points of convergence in the Japanese context.The collection is organized chronologically and thematically to highlight significant movements, works, and artistic phenomena, such as the pioneering artist collectives Gutai and Hi Red Center, the influential photography periodical Provoke, and the emergence of video art in the 1980s. Interspersed throughout the volume are more than twenty newly commissioned texts by contemporary scholars. Including Bert Winther-Tamaki on art and the Occupation and Reiko Tomii on the Yomiuri Independent Exhibition, these pieces supplement and provide a historical framework for the primary source materials.

Space Settlements / by Fred Scharmen. - New York : Columbia University Press, 2019. - 424 p. : col. and bl/w. ills. ; 20 cm
Incl. Index
ISBN: 978-1-941332-49-8
In the summer of 1975, NASA brought together a team of physicists, engineers, and space scientists—along with architects, urban planners, and artists—to design large-scale space habitats for millions of people. The study was led by Princeton physicist Gerard O'Neill, whose work on this topic had previously been funded by countercultural icon Stewart Brand's Point Foundation. Two painters, the artist and architect Rick Guidice and the planetary science illustrator Don Davis, created renderings for the project that widely circulated over the next years and decades.A product of its time, nevertheless this work is relevant to contemporary modes of thinking about architecture. ' Space Settlements'  examines  plans for life in space as serious architectural and spatial proposals.

Science Fiction / ed. by Dan Byrne-Smith ; with contributions by Peio Aguirre,  Jean Baudrillard, Franco 'Bifo' Beradi, Donna Haraway, Amna Malik...[et al.]. - London ;  Cambridge, Massachussets : Whitechapel Gallery ; MIT Press, 2020. - 240 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Documents of Contemporary Art)
Incl. Index, Biographical notes, Bibliography
ISBN: 9-780854-8828-16
Over the past two decades, artists and writers have increasingly used science fiction as a lens through which to search for fragments of truth emerging from the past or the future. Organizing its contributions according to four distinct approaches -estrangement, futures, posthumanism and ecologies - this publication gathers key examples of the influence of science fiction in recent cultural development like the  integration and acceleration of technological change, global urbanization and concepts of futurity, the boundaries of social structures and nonhuman life, and the threatening evidence of climate change. With texts on Pawel Althamer, Lawrence Lek, The Otolith Group ... [et al.]

Wanderspace ; Zwerfruimte / ed. by Dimitiri Minten... [et al.] ; textual contributions by Tine Hens, Roel de Ridder and Leo Van Broeck ; visual essay by Poolhert Productions + Jee Kast ; design by Sarah Schrauwen. - Rotterdam : nai010 icw RE-ST architecten, 2020. - 384 p. : col. and  bl/w ills. ; 21 cm
Incl. Biographies
ISBN: 978-94-6208-589-3
Why do we build more than we need? With this bilingual (Dutch, Eng.) publication, initiated by RE-ST architecten, the studio wants to put the - to them - unnecessary growth of 2020's building stock on the agenda. While open spaces are becoming more and more scarce, RE-ST claims that planners and architects continue to overlook the possibilities of what has already been built. "Wanderspace' is either built-over or undeveloped space that we have produced together, but that gets underused on a daily basis. It is space that exists everywhere and nowhere at different levels. Nobody knows exactly how much wanderspace there is."To RE-ST and the contributors to this publication, detecting, mapping and activating occasional space is a task and an opportunity for the architect. "Not to 'cram houses' into it, but to work on the redevelopment of what already exists and only build when there is no other option."

Voorland Groningen : Wandelingen door het Antropoceen / Christian Ernsten, Marten Minkema ...[et al.]; met foto's door Dirk-Jan Visser. - Rotterdam : nai010 uitgevers, 2020. - 208 p. : kl. en zw/w ills. ; 21,5 cm
Incl.  Bibliografie
ISBN: 978-94-6208-590-9
Wandelen door Groningen is volgens de makers als ‘lopen door het Antropoceen'. Groningen is ons voorland volgens hen; ‘Voorland' kan wordne opgevat als een plek én een tijd: het is het land voor de dijk en het is ook de toekomst die je al kan vermoeden. De publicatie is bedoeld als uitnodiging te wandelen door het eeuwenoude Groninger cultuurlandschap en de tekens te lezen van de toekomst, met de nadruk op vier urgente thema's: het stijgende water, de verschralende biodiversiteit, verdwijnend erfgoed en de opwarmende aarde. In 'Voorland' denken bewoners en experts mee over lokale oplossingen voor deze mondiale problemen.

De toekomst van Nederland : De kunst van richting te veranderen / door Floris Alkemade. - Bussum : Thoth, 2020. - 144 p. : kl en zw/w ills. ; 21 cm
Incl. Noten, Bronnen
ISBN: 978-90-6868-807-8
Als rijksbouwmeester van 2015-2020 was Floris Alkemade direct betrokken bij studies die zich richten op de toekomst van Nederland. Alkemade betoogt dat iedere verandering allereerst als een bedreiging wordt ervaren terwijl volgens hem juist nu het vermogen om van richting te veranderen aangesproken moeten worden. De krachtigste motor voor verandering is volgens hem het oproepen van verlangen naar verandering; het vermogen tot verbeelding is daarbij essentieel.

Interrupting the City : Artistic Constitutions of the Public Sphere / ed. by Sander Bax, Pascal Gielen and Bram Ieven ; with contributions by Lieven De Cauter, Tessa Overbeek, Sara Wookey ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2015. - 327 p. ; 21 cm. - (Antennae Series, no 20)
Incl. Notes, Index
ISBN: 978-94-92095-02-2
'Interrupting the City' looks at how artistic practices and interventions constitute the public sphere.To interrupt the city (be it digitally or materially) means to arrest the flow or circulation of the urban system. The tactics by which this interruption is achieved may vary, ranging from a media offensive to street riots, but each and every time these activities affect the public sphere, they make the public sphere. Thus, the public domain is constituted by a combination of social, political and media forces, in a continual flux that is constantly being interrupted.
This book attempts to chart the conditions for developing a voice in the public sphere, and to ask in what way these conditions may be altered by means of artistic interventions. Its contributions delve into the relations

Waiting for the Witch Doctor : Robert Jasper Grootveld's Scrapbook and the Dutch Counterculture / ed. by Janna Schoenberger. - Amsterdam : Rijksmuseum, 2020. -  104 p. : col.ills. ;  23,5 cm
Incl. Notes, Bibliography. - (Rijksmuseum Studies in History, vol. 2)
ISBN: 978-94-9266-017-6
Publication devoted to the scrapbook of the Amsterdam counterculture protagonist Robert Jasper Grootveld (1932-2009), a prophetic artist who was mainly concerned with politically and socially charged issues related to consumerism, race and gender. Grootveld is known for his role in the events surrounding the statue Het Lieverdje on the Amsterdam Spui. But he is also the missing link in the sea of canonical figures from that time, including Provo anarchists Roel van Duijn and Luud Schimmelpennink, cabaret artist Wim Sonneveld, painter Constant Nieuwenhuys and writer Simon Vinkenoog.
Grootveld's scrapbook, a collection of photos and newspaper clippings, is a raw and visual ego document that offers a glimpse into life in Amsterdam's counterculture in the early 1960s. In ‘Waiting for the Witch Doctor', Janna Schoenberger presents the scrapbook as the key to unexpected dimensions in the idiosyncratic artistic and activist repertoire of the man who made it right about sixty years ago with his prophecies about 'the addicted consumer of tomorrow'.

Feminist Art Activisms and Artivisms / ed. by Katy Deepwll ; with contributions by Linda Aloysius, Emma Curd, Sonja van Kerkhoff ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2020. - 228 p. : bl/w. ills. ; 23 cm. - (PLURAL Series)
Incl. Notes, Index
ISBN: 978-94-92095-72-5
This publication contains a range of critical insights, perspectives and practices from artists, activists, curators, academics and writers, exploring and reflecting on a variety of feminist interventions in the field of contemporary art, social processes, the public sphere and politics. Thus it touches upon broader questions of cultural difference, history, class, economic position, ecology, politics, sexual orientation, and the ways in which these intersect.

The Mushroom at the End of the World : on the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins / Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing. - Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2015. - 331 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Incl. Notes, Index Bibliographical references
ISBN: 978-0-691-16275-1
Matsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. By investigating one of the world's most sought-after fungi, the book presents an original examination into the relation between capitalist destruction and collaborative survival within multispecies landscapes.Tsing shows the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, Finnish nature guides. It also offers an insight into fungal ecologies and forest histories; the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human destruction.

The Art of Civil Action : Political Space and Cultural Dissent / ed. by Philipp Dietachmair and Pascal Gielen; with contributions by  Andrew Barnett, Thijs Lijster, Tomislav Medak ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2017. - 352 p. ; 21 cm. - (Antennae Series, nr 24)  
Incl. Notes, Index
ISBN: 978-94-92095-39-8
How arts and culture can offer the building blocks for a strong civil domain. Social scientists, cultural theorists, activists and artists discuss different artistic platforms, activist groups and new forms of citizen initiatives.

Art and Post-Capitalism : Aesthetic Labour, Automation and Value Production / by Dave Beech. - London : Pluto Press. - 148 p. : ills. ; 21,5 cm
Incl. Notes, Index, Bibliography
ISBN: 9780745339245
The rise of the anti-work movement and current theories of 'fully automated luxury communism' have seen art topple from its privileged place within the left's political imaginary as the artist has been reconceived as a prototype of the precarious 24/7 worker.Beech argues that art remains essential for thinking about the intersection of labour, capitalism and postcapitalism not insofar as it merges work and pleasure but as an example of noncapitalist production. Revisiting debates about art and technology, Dave Beech challenges the aesthetics of labour in John Ruskin and William Morris and sheds light on the anti-work theory of Silvia Federici, André Gorz, Kathi Weeks and Maurizio Lazzarato, as well as the technological Cockayne of Srnicek and Williams and Paul Mason.

News from Nowhere / by William Morris ; intr. by Rowan Williams. - London : Thames & Hudson icw V&A Museum, 2017. - 306 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 978-0-500-51939-4
‘News from Nowhere ‘ (1890) is the best-known prose work of William Morris and the only significant English utopia to be written since Thomas More's. The novel describes the encounter between a visitor from the nineteenth century, William Guest, and a decentralized and humane socialist future. Set over a century after a revolutionary upheaval in 1952, these ‘Chapters from a Utopian Romance' recount his journey across London and up the Thames to Kelmscott Manor, Morris's own country house in Oxfordshire. Drawing on the work of John Ruskin and Karl Marx, Morris' book is not only an evocative statement of his egalitarian convictions but also a distinctive contribution to the utopian tradition. Morris's rejection of state socialism and his ambition to transform the relationship between humankind and the natural world, give ‘News from Nowhere' a particular resonance for modern readers. (Facsimile Edition).

De lange adem van recht en (v)rede : En wat daarvan in Den Haag te zien is / door Willem van Genugten en Judith van Hoogdalem. - Den Haag : De Nieuwe Haagsche, 2020. - 140 p. : kl. en zw/w ills. ; 21,5 cm
ISBN: 978-94-6010-093-2
De stad Den Haag heeft een bijzondere relatie met recht en vrede. In dit boekje worden eeuwen van Haagse rechtsontwikkeling, nationaal en internationaal, verbonden met wat daarvan in het huidige straatbeeld nog is te zien. Daarbij is gekozen voor een doorlopende verhaallijn, waarin juridische wetenswaardigheden en ontwikkelingen op een heldere manier en met zo min mogelijk juridisch jargon uiteen worden gezet, beginnend met de tijd waarin martelen nog de norm was en eindigend met de strijd tegen cybercrime.

When Fact is Fiction : Documentary Art in the Post-Truth Era / ed. by Nele Wynants ; with contributions by Ludovik Vermeersch, Jonas Rutgeerts, Elly van Eeghem, ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam, Valiz, 2019. -  224 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Antennae Series nr. 28)
Incl. Notes, Index
ISBN: 978-94-92095-71-8
What is the value of fiction at a time when fake news, alternative facts, and infotainment undermine the integrity of politics and media? This question is the common thread of ‘When Fact Is Fiction'  containing contributions by and about artists who probe the boundaries between fact and fiction. The artists discussed in this volume deliberately blur the boundaries between what is generally known as ‘fiction' and as ‘reality'. They share a fascination with the same problem: the impossible challenge of representing reality. Their artistic re-interpretation of oral and archival sources often has an explicit critical potential to rewrite history, rethink our present time or imagine possible futures.

Creative Theories of (Just About) Everything : A Journey into Origins and Imaginations / by Jeroen Lutters ; with art works by Ina Meijer. -  Amsterdam ; Arnhem-Zwolle-Enschede : Valiz ; icw ArtEZ University of the Arts, 2020. - 208 p. : bl/w ills. ; 23 cm. - (Vis-à-vis series)
Incl. Biographies, Indexes
ISBN: 978-94-92095-74-9
This book represents a search for the potential of creativity in the twenty-first century. By re-thinking the origins and meaning of creativity today, the author explores and defines a ‘possible world' in which creativity is part of everything in nature. Knowing and using this creative source should be a formative force, not only in the arts and in education, but in rethinking our society at large.

Walid Raad : Let's Be Honest, The Weather Helped / with texts by Walid Raad,  Fredrik Liew and Maria Minera. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2020. - 196 p. : col. ills. ; 28 cm
Incl. Biography
ISBN: 9789492811707
Catalogue on the occasion of the similar named exhibition organized by Moderna Museet, Stockholm (February 15 - May 10 2020), and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (May 15 - October 13, 2019). Besides installation views and texts, the book includes a script of Raad's entire 75-minute performance/walktrough ' Kicking the Dead and/or Les Louvres'  that accompanied the exhibition.Walid Raad engages in how violence affects bodies, minds, culture and tradition. In his works, Raad proceeds from historical events to imagine seemingly ludicrous, bizarre, and wondrous situations and documents. The projects are closely linked to his experiences of growing up in Beirut during the civil war in Lebanon, moving to New York, and being an artist in a globally expansive art world.

Pope. L. : Campaign / ed. by Dieter Roelstraete ; texts by Zachary Cahill, Klea Charitou, Iris Colbur ...[et al.]. - Milan : Mousse Publishing , 2017. -  167 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Incl. 'map-cum-score'
ISBN: 9788867493890
This publication documents two complex collaborative art projects by Pope. L.: 'Whispering Campaign',  an immersive, city wide sound installation for Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel; and 'Brown People are the Wrens in the Parking Lot', a multilayered exhibition staged at the Logan Center Gallery Univ.of Chicago, all in 2017. A map-cum-score accompanied both installments of Pope L. 's ' Whispering  Campaign'. This copy includes the Athens variant.

Six Degrees of Separation : Excavated Stories from the Rotterdamsebaan / ed. by Lauren Alexander and Niels Schrader ; with texts by Wineke van Muiswinkel, Paul Janssen, Marieke Schoenmakers ...[et al.]. - The Hague : Royal Academy of Art (KABK) Non Lineair Narrative, 2020. - 60 p. : col. ills. ; 16 cm
ISBN: 978-90-726-0055-4
Publication reflecting on a project collaboration between the Master Non Lineair Narrative of the Royal Academy of Art. the Archeology Department and the Rotterdamsebaan Project of the Municipality of The Hague. and Stroom Den Haag. This unique collaboration allowed Non Linear Narrative students direct access to archaeological remains found during the ‘Rotterdamsebaan' tunnel excavation. ' Six Degrees of Separation'  challenged students to re-contextualize human artefacts, some from Roman times, to discover surprising links to contemporary issues affecting The Hague today. Student outcomes included extensive fieldwork in collaboration with business owners of the rapidly gentrifying Binckhorst area, situated today at the exit point of the ‘Rotterdamsebaan' tunnel. ‘The Six Degrees of Separation' exhibition brought together thoughtful narratives exploring land speculation, property development, migration and endangered craftsmanship, to be displayed alongside original archaeological remains.

Nooit gebouwd Den Haag / door Lex van Tilborg ; onder red. van Stichting Publicaties Haags Erfgoed. - Amersfoort : Bekking & Blitz Uitgevers, 2019. - 272 p. :  kl. en zw/w ills. ; 30,5 cm. - (VOM-reeks gemeente Den Haag (afdeling Monumentenzorg en Welstand)
ISBN: 978-90-610-9523-1
Publicatie bij de gelijknamige tentoonstelling met tientallen Haagse plannen die om uiteenlopende redenen onuitgevoerd zijn gebleven: van ontwerpen voor beeldbepalende gebouwen als het Vredespaleis, het stadhuis en de Tweede Kamer tot ingrijpende verkeersplannen en ambitieuze stadsuitbreidingen. Van praktische oplossingen tot utopische projecten. Wat waren de ideeën achter deze plannen? En waarom zijn ze niet uitgevoerd? Met foto's van ontwerptekeningen en maquettes van onder andere H.P. Berlage, W.M. Dudok en Rem Koolhaas.

Historische Atlas : Hoe Nederland zichzelf bijeen heeft geraapt / door Martin Berends en Paul Brood. - Zwolle ; Den Haag : WBooks ism Nationaal Archief, 2020. - 208 p. : kl. en zw/w ills. ; 31 cm
Incl. Jaartallen, Personenoverzicht, Begrippen, Bibliografie
ISBN 978-94-625 8317-7
Rijk geïllustreerd overzichtswerk waarin oude kaarten, vredesverdragen en andere sleuteldocumenten als het Plakkaat van Verlatinge (1581) en de oerversie van de grondwet (1848) het verhaal van de wording van Nederland vertellen. Veruit de meeste historische stukken komen uit het Nationaal Archief, Den Haag. Bevat ook veel onbekendere stukken, zoals het Verdrag van Londen (1839), dat ervoor zorgde dat Roermond niet in België, maar in Nederland kwam te liggen. De kaarten in de atlas variëren van het oudste cartografische materiaal tot nieuwe overzichtskaarten.

Borderwall as Architecture : A Manifesto for the U.S. - Mexico Boundary / author Ronald Rael ; foreword Ted Cruz.. - Oakland : University of California Press, 2017. - 184 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Incl. Indexes, Notes, Selected Bibliography, Biographies
ISBN: 978-0-520-28394-7
A re-examination of what the physical barrier that divides the United States of America from the United Mexican States is and could be. It is both a protest against the wall and a projection about its future. Through a series of propositions suggesting that the wall is an opportunity for economic and social development along the border that encourages its conceptual and physical dismantling, the book takes readers on a journey along a wall that cuts through a "third nation"—the Divided States of America. Coupled with these real-life accounts are counterproposals for the wall, created by Rael's studio, that reimagine, hyperbolize, or question the wall and its construction, cost, performance, and meaning. Rael proposes that despite the intended use of the wall, which is to keep people out and away, the wall is instead an attractor, engaging both sides in a common dialogue. Included is a collection of reflections on the wall and its consequences by leading experts Michael Dear, Norma Iglesias-Prieto, Marcello Di Cintio, and Teddy Cruz.