Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - april 2019

Publishing Manifestos : An International Anthology from Artists and Writers / edited by Michalis Pichler ; with contributions by Archive Books, Art-Rite, Rasheed Araeen, Tauba Auerbach, Seth Price, Queeres Verlegen, Riot Grrrl [ al.]. - Berlin ; Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Miss Read : The MIT Press, 2019. - 340 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes biographical notes and index
Independent publishing, art publishing, publishing as artistic practice, publishing counterculture, and the zine, DIY, and POD scenes have proliferated over the last two decades. So too have art book fairs, an increasingly important venue—or even medium—for art. Art publishing experienced a similar boom in the 1960s and 1970s, in response to the culture's "linguistic turn." Today, art publishing confronts the internet and the avalanche of language and images that it enables. The printed book offers artists both visibility and tangibility. Publishing Manifestos gathers texts by artists, authors, editors, publishers, designers, zinesters, and activists to explore this rapidly expanding terrain for art practice.

The Book / author Amaranth Borsuk. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : The MIT Press, 2018. - 328 p. : ills. ; 18 cm. - (The MIT Press Essential Knowledge series)
Includes chronology, bibliographical references and index.
The book as object, as content, as idea, as interface. Rather than pinning our notion of the book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation. She shows that the physical form of the book has always been the site of experimentation and play. Rather than creating a false dichotomy between print and digital media, we should appreciate their continuities.

Nil Yalter : Exile is a Hard Job / editor Rita Kersting ; texts by Fabienne Dumont, Yilmaz Dziewior, Lauren Cornell & Övül Durmusoglu, Nil Yalter. Interview Rita Kersting. - Köln : Walther König, 2019. - 232 p. : ills. ; 28 cm. - de / eng
Includes biography and bibliography.
After early paintings influenced by Suprematism, Nil Yalter realised collages and montages, in which she integrated photos, videos and drawings of labourers and migrants. With these works, created in the 1970s, she is considered a pioneer of socially engaged and technically advanced art. Yalter is an artist who places feminist issues and the theme of migration at the centre of her work and is thus of the greatest relevance, especially in this day and age.

Experience Traps / author: Laura Herman, Pieter Boons ; artists Jeremy Deller, Louise Lawler, Monika Sosnowska, Adrien Tirtiaux [ al]. - Lausanne ; Berlin ; Antwerp : Motto Books : Middelheim Museum, 2018. - 204 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Experience Traps takes you for a walk through the baroque garden. During the seventeenth century, gardens were designed to surprise and delight with their spectacle. They were places for social encounters but also forums for education and political discussion. The baroque garden was conceived to overwhelm its visitors' senses, to impress, persuade and subtly manipulate. The path through the garden of the Middelheim Museum leads us along the work of sixteen contemporary artists who, via their own particular approaches, give personal and critical readings of baroque landscape architecture.

Indexing Water : Notes on Representation Vol. 9 / author Irene Kopelman. - Amsterdam : Roma Publicatiions, 2018. - 68 p. : ills. ; 28 cm. - (Roma Publication 337)
This 9th volume in Kopelman's series Notes on Representation, is dedicated to Dr. Marcel Wernand, a physical oceanographer who engaged in the research of Forel-Ule scale - a hand-held index to estimate the colour of natural waters since the nineteenth century. This book functions as the Forel-Ule scale itself, reproduced as printed matter in solid, opaque colours. It also brings together fragments, both of Wernand's writings and of recorded conversations, which took place at different moments in 2017.

Cardinal Points : Notes on Representation Vol. 10 / author Irene Kopelman. - Amsterdam : Roma Publicatiions, 2019. - 84 p. : ills. ; 28 cm. - (Roma Publication 351)
Cardinal Points, the 10th volume in the series Notes on Representation, charts Kopelman's investigations through drawing, writing, and taking photographs on several trips in Argentina where she joined the research campaigns of different groups of scientists: to Pampa de Achala, Cordoba, working with biologists on invasive terrestrial species and studies of litter; to El Litoral, to the provinces of Entre Rios and Corrientes, with a team of ecologists studying floral ecology; to a lab in Puerto Madryn in the Patagonian region, with a team that works with invasions of marine organisms; and to the Ischigualasto Provincial Park and Jachal in the province of San Juan, with a team of geologists and palaeontologists.

Mapping Modernisms : Art, Indigeniety, Colonialism / editors Elizabeth Harney, Ruth B. Phillips ; texts by Heather Igloliorte, Norman Vorano, Chika Okeke-Agulu [ al.]. - Durham, North Carolina ; London, 2018. - 432 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
Mapping Modernisms is the first book in Modernist Exchanges, a multivolume project dedicated to rewriting the history of modernism and modernist art to include artists, theorists, art forms, and movements from around the world. Addressing the silence on indigeneity in established narratives of modernism, the contributors decenter art history's traditional Western orientation and prompt a re-evaluation of canonical understandings of twentieth-century art history.

Global Art and the Cold War / author John J. Curley. - London : Laurence King Publishing, 2018. - 288 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - (Global Perspectives series)
Includes bibliographical references and index
John J. Curley presents the first synthetic account of global art during the Cold War. Through a careful examination of artworks drawn from America, Europe, Russia and Asia, he demonstrates the inextricable nature of art and politics in this contentious period. He dismantles the usual narrative of American abstract painting versus figurative Soviet Socialist Realism to reveal a much more nuanced, contradictory and ambivalent picture of art making, in which the objects themselves, like spies, dissembled, housed and managed ideological differences.

Decoding Dictatorial Statues / author Ted Hyunhak Yoon. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2019. - 284 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes biographies.
Decoding Dictatorial Statues, a project by Korean graphic design researcher Ted Hyunhak Yoon, is a collection of images and texts revolving around the different ways we can look at statues in public space. Ted Hyunhak Yoon's visual analysis centers around the term ‘visual design journalism' and attempts to find rules and phenomena which exist within, and lay behind, dictatorial statues. Sparked by a database of images that when organized becomes a tool for decoding, the publication Decoding Dictatorial Statues offers a real time analysis, an empirical understanding and data for reflection on gestural politics. While the work forefronts the actual status of statues, the various texts, collected by writer Bernke Klein Zandvoort, revolve around the different ways we can look at statues in public space. How can we decode statues and their visual languages, their object hood and materiality, their role as media icons and their voice in political debates?

Ukrainian Night / photography Miron Zownir ; texts Kateryna Mishchenko. - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2015. - 224 p. : ills. ; 22,5 cm
Until tires burned on the Maidan, Ukraine was a blank spot on the map on the margin of Europe. The Maidan - symbol and location of month-long civil protests - marks a new era which the authors capture in words and images. In 2012/13 the photographer Miron Zownir and Kateryna Mishchenko, a Ukrainian writer and translator, visited the Ukraine to explore everyday life there from its margins. Zownir photographed drug addicts from Poltava, homeless people at Kiev's main station, street children in Odessa and Chernivtsi and the inhabitants of several Roma camps. Mishchenko's sensitive texts and Zownir's close-up images document the profound fault lines in Ukrainian society, in which the harbingers of revolution can already be felt.

Sunset / author Jens Klein. - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2018. - 220 p. : ills. ; 30,5 cm
The photos in Sunset show places where people tried to escape across the internal German border. The pictures, which come from the archives of the Stasi Records Agency (BStU), were taken by employees of the secret police, the police, and the border troops of the National People's Army (NVA) from 1961 to 1989. They ranged from the surveillance of people and places and checks on border installations to the documentation of attempts to breach the border, whether successful or unsuccessful. The key consideration in selecting the photos was not the fate of the fugitives but rather the escape routes they chose. You move through a labyrinth that leads along tunnels and waterways, following arrow signs and cul-de-sacs, travelling in train compartments and through landscapes—a serpentine journey that intertwines historical testimony with individual imagination. For, beyond their historical context, the pictures are visual documents of an existential drive to escape: to the West, to the place that answers the longing for prosperity and freedom.

The Object of Zionism : The Architecture of Israel / author Zvi Efrat. - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2018. - 1000 p. : ills. ; 24,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
The Object of Zionism: The Architecture of Israel is a critical study of Zionist spatial planning and the architectural fabrication of the State of Israel from the early decades of the twentieth century to the 1960s and 1970s. It scrutinizes Israel as a singular modernist project—unprecedented in its relative scope and rates of growth, its political and ethical circumstances, and its hyper-production of spatial and structural experiments. This project entailed the molding of a new terrain, the construction of dozens of new towns and hundreds of new rural settlements, and the appropriation of post-war architectural trends, especially Brutalism and Structuralism, as signifiers of national vigour and cultural ingenuity. Contrary to common belief, the State of Israel was not born of emergency routine or speculative ventures, but rather with the objective of designing an instantaneous model state.

The Skin of the Film : Intercultural Cinema, Embodiment, and the Senses / author Laura U. Marks. - Durham, North Carolina ; London : Duke University Press, 2000. - 300 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references, filmography, videography and index.
Memories that evoke the physical awareness of touch, smell, and bodily presence can be vital links to home for people living in diaspora from their culture of origin. How can filmmakers working between cultures use cinema, a visual medium, to transmit that physical sense of place and culture? Filmmakers seeking to represent their native cultures have had to develop new forms of cinematic expression. Marks offers a theory of "haptic visuality"—a visuality that functions like the sense of touch by triggering physical memories of smell, touch, and taste—to explain the newfound ways in which intercultural cinema engages the viewer bodily to convey cultural experience and memory. The Skin of the Film draws on phenomenology, postcolonial and feminist theory, anthropology, and cognitive science.

Afro-Fabulations : The Queer Drama of Black Life / author Tavia Nyong'o. - New York : New York University Press, 2019. - 266 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (Sexual Cultures series)
Includes bibliographical references and index
In Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life, cultural critic and historian Tavia Nyong'o surveys the conditions of contemporary black artistic production in the era of  post-blackness. Moving past the antirelational debates in queer theory, Nyong'o posits queerness as "angular sociality," drawing upon queer of color critique in order to name the gate and rhythm of black social life as it moves in and out of step with itself. He takes up a broad range of sites of analysis, from speculative fiction to performance art, from artificial intelligence to Blaxploitation cinema. Reading the archive of violence and trauma against the grain, Afro-Fabulations summons the poetic powers of queer world-making that have always been immanent to the fight and play of black life.  

Weatherness / texts and graphic Design Balta. - The Hague : Balta, 2018. - 120 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Weatherness is a plea for multilingualism that could serve as an antidote to the (mental) walls that countries are currently erecting around themselves. The project consists of 60 posters, together forming a 100-metre long colourful ribbon in the (semi-)public space of the Affiche Galerij in The Hague. The texts about the weather and weather conditions that are used act as metaphors of cultural identity and are in various languages. Untranslatable terms make it clear that there are possibilities to perceive the world in a different way. Each language enriches our experience of the world.

The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things / author Mark Leckey ; with texts by Erik Davies, Alixe Bovey, Roger Malbert. - London : Hayward Publishing, 2012. - 104 p. : ills. ; 30,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Artist Mark Leckey presents the latest in Hayward series of artist-curated exhibitions. The Universal Addressibility of Dumb Things will explore the theme of transformative technology, a kind of techno-animism, where the inanimate comes to life, and no distinction is drawn between things mental and things material, the sacred and the profane. Contemporary works of art, mechanical objects, historical material from science and archaeological museums, factory prototypes and imagery from internet sites will coexist in the pages of this book.

Counter Signals 3 : (All the Way) Down with Platforms / edited by Alan Smart and Jack Henrie ; with contributions by Simon Sadler, Experimental Jetset, McKenzie Wark [ al.]. - Chicago ; Berlin : Other Forms, 2018. - 256 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Counter-Signals is a periodically produced journal addressing, in variable iterations, convergent aspects of design, media, and politics. The texts and images assembled in this issue span a range of discourses from political activism to design and art to poetry to architecture to historical scholarship. The issue is framed both by a short intervention by Alan Smart on the stacking turtles of our contemporary platforms, along with a re-presentation of McKenzie Wark's two-part essay on the "Vectoralist Class."

Occupation and Hospitality / edited by Valentijn Goethals and Tomas Lootens ;  essays by Prem Krishnamurthy, Jan De Vylder and Tom Van Imschoot ; with new work by Karel Martens, Tauba Auerbach, Experimental Jetset, David Horvitz, Fiona Banner, Dexter Sinister, Sanam Khatibi, Filip Dujardin and many many others.- Gent : APE, Art Paper Editions, 2018. - 304 p. : ills. ; 29,5 cm
019 - Museum of Moving Practice was never going to remain the only place we worked in. From the start, it's been a laboratory that swings us into unknown directions, constantly sharpening our sense of improvisation and reinvention on the spot. For three years, from 2013 onwards, we made that old welding factory at Dok Noord in Ghent the focal point of our activities. People even started to identify the entirety of our collective, Smoke & Dust, with what was basically only the name of its nineteenth project. We became 019. That's when things began to move, for real. That's when we realized—artists, architects, designers and the like—we had all turned into scenographers, regardless of our discipline: co-authors of a scene that was constructed out of margins and constraints, participants in a game of give and take that we endlessly play around a display we like to recycle. In the end, that's how 019, our handling of its space through appropriation and dispossession, became the site of a moving practice, a collaborative way of working ready to be moved, reproduced and reinvented elsewhere.