Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - mei 2020

Futurability : The Age of Impotence and the Horizon of Possibility / by Franco 'Bifo' Berardi. - London ; New York : Verso, 2017. - 248 p. ; 20 cm
Incl. Notes
ISBN: 978-1-78478-744-8
Is there a way to disentangle ourselves from a global order that shapes our politics as well as our imagination? The Italian theorist Franco "Bifo" Berardi tackles this question through a solid yet visionary analysis of the three fundamental concepts of possibility, potency, and power. Overcoming any temptation of giving in to despair or nostalgia, Berardi proposes the notion of futurability as a way to remind us that even within the darkness of our current crisis, still lies dormant the horizon of possibility.

AMO / Koolhaas - Countryside, A Report / ed. by Julius Wiedemann; texts by Rem Koolhaas, Richard Armstrong, Troy Conrad, Therrien [et.al.] ; book design by Irma Boom. -  Koln : Taschen, 2020. - 352 p. : col. ills. ; 16 cm
ISBN: 978-3-83658-439-5
From animals to robotization, climate change to migration, Rem Koolhaas presents a elaborate, collaborative project exploring how countryside everywhere is transforming beyond recognition. The official companion to the exhibition Countryside, The Future at New York's Guggenheim Museum and arc en rêve centre d'architecture, Bordeaux (2020), this pocketbook gathers in-depth essays spanning from Fukushima to the Netherlands, Siberia to Uganda, an urgent dispatch from this long-neglected realm, revealing its radical potential for changing everything about how we live.

Nu het nog kan / red. Eva Rovers i.s.m. Extinction Rebellion ; met bijdragen van Jelmer Mommers, David Van Reybrouck, Marjan Minnesma [et.al]. - Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2020. - 192 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Incl. Bronnen
ISBN: 978-94-031-0031-9
"Dit boek geeft je hoofd de kennis, je hart het vuur en je handen de instrumenten om in actie te komen tegen extinctie en vóór het leven", aldus de makers. Volgens velen liggen we qua milieu- en klimaatontwikkelingen op ramkoers. Er staat veel op het spel: ons welzijn, onze toekomst, onze planeet. Volgens Extinction Rebellion kunnen we het tij nog keren, maar dan wel nu, ‘Nu het nog kan'. Voor deze publicatie is een groot aantal deskundigen uitgenodigd die ieder vanuit zijn/haar expertise een op feiten gebaseerd, weliswaar vaak somber beeld schetsen van de huidige milieu- en klimaatcrisis, maar die desondanks suggesties voor een uitweg bieden.‘Nu het nog kan' is verwant aan ‘This Is Not a Drill', uitgegeven door Extinction Rebellion UK (2019), maar in deze publicatie wordt specifiek ingegaan op de Nederlandse context.

Sitopia : How Food Can Save the World / by Carolyn Steel. - London : Chatto & Windus, 2019. - 320 p. : ills. ;  24 cm  (NB Nog in bestelling)
Incl. Notes, Index
ISBN: 978-00-99590-132
Food touches every part of our world. What role will technological advances play in the future? How can production and distribution be reformed to avoid irrevocable climate change? What role will technological advances play in the future? How can production and distribution be reformed to avoid irrevocable climate change? Drawing on insights from philosophy, history, architecture, literature, politics and science, as well as on stories of farmers, designers and economists, Steel reveals a provocative and exhilarating vision to live a good, meaningful, healthy and ethical live The deepest message of this book is a philosophical one, a vital call to rediscover the way that food binds people to each other and tothe natural world.

Diagrams of Power : Visualizing, Mapping, and performing, resistance  / ed. by Patricio Dávila ; texts by Burak Arikan, Bureau d'Études, Margaret Pearce [et al.]. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2019. - 308 p. : col. and bl/w ills. ; 24 cm
Incl. Index, Biographies
ISBN: 978-94-93148-03-1
Publication accompanying the similar named exhibition at Onsite Gallery, Toronto (2018)  and Onomatopee, Eindhoven (2019), bringing together the work of designers, artists, cartographers, geographers, researchers and activists who create diagrams as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities. Artists, designers and institutions like Joseph Beuys, Peter Hall, Bureau d'Etudes, Forensic Architecture and many others, critique conventionalized and established truths that obscure important histories or perpetuate oppressive regimes.

Full Scale False Scale : a reader of sorts /  ed. by Experimental Jetset.- Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2019. - 280 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
(Notes on Experimental Jetset, Vol. 3)
ISBN: 978-94-92811-67-7
'Full Scale False Scale' focuses on a single project by Experimental Jetset: the large, site-specific installation the studio created for the Museum of Modern Art, New York, commissioned to coincide with the museum's reopening in October 2019 (so four years after their 'Statement and Counter-Statement', 2015). Part reader, part collage, the book forms a subjective archive of research material, just as constructed as the installation itself - an investigation that took them from esoteric colour theories to dark political alliances, and from modernist diagonals to postmodern arches.

Duty Free Art : Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War / by Hito Steyrl. - London : Verso, 2019. - 304 p. : bl/w ills. ; 20 cm
Incl. Notes
ISBN: 978-1-78663-244-9
In Duty Free Art, filmmaker and writer Hito Steyerl wonders how we can appreciate, or even make art, in the present age. What can we do when arms manufacturers sponsor museums, and some of the world's most valuable artworks are used as a fictional currency in a global futures market that has nothing to do with the work itself? Can we distinguish between creativity and the digital white noise that bombards our everyday lives? Exploring artefacts as diverse as video games, Wikileaks files, the proliferation of spam, and political actions, she exposes the paradoxes within globalization, political economies, visual culture, and the status of art production.

Demonstration Rooms : Artistic Confrontations with Space and Display at the Albertinum / Demonstrationsraüme : Künstlerische Auseinandersetzung mit Raum und Display im Albertinum : Céline Condorelli, Kapwani Kiwanga, Judy Radul, Heimo Zobernig /ed. by Isabelle Busch, Kathleen Reinhardt and Hilke Wagner (Staaltliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden). - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2019. - 192 p. : col. and bl/w ills. ; 30 cm
Incl. Biographies
ISBN: 978-3-95905-352-5
In 1926 El Lissitzky, one of the most influential Russian constructivists created an unconventional exhibition space in Dresden. His Room for Constructive Art connected the notion that space and the viewer are constitutive elements of an artwork and that the reception of art can be activated through the organization of space. This publikation accompanied the exhibitions ‘Heimo Zobernig, Piet Mondrian :A Spatal Appropriation' and ‘Demonstration Rooms : Interventions by Céline Condorelli, Kapwani Kiwanga, Judy Radul' at the Albertinum, Dresden, March to June 2019. In their installations the artists explored the relationship between art, space, and viewer within the specific context of the architecture, design, and collection of the Albertinum. They drew upon Lissitzky's core ideas and a spatial design by Piet Mondrian, which was created in 1926 for the Dresden residence of art collector Ida Bienert.

Piet Mondriaan : Een nieuwe kunst voor een ongekend leven : een biografie / Hans Janssen. - Amsterdam : Hollands Diep, 2016. - 659 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Incl. Noten en Register
ISBN: 978-90-488-3358-0
Aan de hand van Mondriaans schilderijen, maar ook foto's, brieven, dagboekfragmenten en gesprekken reconstrueert Janssen (Mondriaan-expert en conservator Moderne Kunst Kunstmuseum Den Haag) een reeks sleutelmomenten uit het leven en werk van de kunstenaar, die de wereld voorgoed veranderde. Van zijn tijd in Amsterdam, Laren, Parijs, Londen en New York, tot zijn liefdes en vriendschappen; van de totstandkoming van zijn belangrijkste werken tot de maatschappelijke veranderingen waarin hij zich bewoog.

Theaster Gates : Black Madonna / ed. by Josef Helfenstein and Daniel Kurjakovic ; with texts by T Theaster Gates, Daniel Kurjakovic and Elvira Dyangani Ose. - Koln : Walther Koenig, 2018. - 192 p. : bl/wl.ills. ; 22,5 cm
Incl. Notes, Music References
ISBN: 978-39-60-98724-6
For his exhibition ‘Black Madonna' the African-American artist Theaster Gates examined representations of black women, cultural legacies and spirituality. With his band, the Black Monks, he also engaged in a multi-faceted musical and performative programme. Through pictorial reportage and new essays, this book illuminates the working methods and concepts underlying the project. Published on occasion of the exhibition, ‘Theaster Gates: Black Madonna' at Kunstmuseum Basel (June to October 2018).

Francis Alÿs :  Children's Games / with texts by by Cuauhtmoc Medina, David MacDougall, Francis Alÿs, [et al.] ; design by  Joseph Plateau | Rotterdam : NAi publishers i.c.w. Eye Filmmuseum, 2019. - 144 p. : ills. ; 24 cm  
Incl. Notes
ISBN 978-94-6208-5-497
For his video series ‘Children's Games', artist Francis Alÿs registered children at play from all over the world, from children playing knucklebones in the Nepalese city of Kathmandu to those playing musical chairs in Oaxaca, Mexico or flying kites in Afghanistan. The publication accompanied the similar titled exhibition at Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam (Dec. 2019 to  March 2020), that was the first to present ‘Children's Games' as a series.

In Belief is Power / ed. by Hristina Tasheva ; with texts by Hristina Tasheva and from various sources in Bulgarian ; transl. into Engl. by Zornista Hristova and Vesselin Petrov; design by Velina Stoykova. - Amsterdam : selfpublished, 2019. - 176 p. : col. and bl/w. ills. ; 19,5 cm
No ISBN
The photobook ‘In Belief Is Power' is the result of an arduous project by Bulgarian artist Hristina Tasheva. Set in her country's Strandzha mountains - a border region connecting southeastern Bulgaria to the European part of Turkey - the book combines found black-and-white images with Tasheva's color photographs, drawings and text fragments to engage with questions like "What provokes the fear of foreigners? What exactly forms the ‘Bulgarian' identity? Refraining from clearly delineated chapters, ‘In Belief Is Power' unfolds in loosely arranged sections, allowing for multiple, at once converging and conflicting, narratives of identity and ideology, traditions, and propaganda to unfold.

Public Matters : Debates & Documents from the Skulptur Projekte Archives / ed. by Hermann Arnhold, Ursula Frohne and Marianne Wagner ; texts by Kasper König, Kai van Eikels, Dirk Baecker [et al.]. - Koln : Walther Koenig, 2019. -  480 p. : col. and bl/w ills. ; 30 cm
Incl. Notes
ISBN: 978-39-6- 9867-13
The ‘Skulptur Projekte' are exhibitions of sculptures in public space that have taken place in Münster, Germany every 10 years since 1977. The team of curators invites international artists to work in situ in the city. The list of participants reads like a who's who of contemporary artists such as Donald Judd, Rosemarie Trockel, Claes Oldenburg, Katharina Fritsch, Richard Serra, Isa Genzken, and Rirkrit Tiravanija, among many others. The archive of sketches, plans, concepts, models, protocols, essays, professional studies, statements and interviews amassed over the 40 years is a unique resource on the theme of art in public space. As many of the archival documents were created at the hands of the artists, this first comprehensive publication is not only informative, but also of great artistic interest.
Published on the occasion of the similar titled exhibition and forum at LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, Münster, Germany (Nov. 2019 to Nov. 2020).

Welkom in het Novaceen : Hyperintelligentie, Gaia en de mens / door James Lovelock; vert. door Leontine Brandt Corstius. - Amsterdam / Antwerpen ; Atlas Contact, 2020.-  172 p. : ills ; 20 cm
Incl. Register
ISBN: 978-90-450-4034-9  (zsm ook beschikbaar in Engelse vertaling )
James Lovelock, de schepper van de Gaia-hypothese* en een van de grootste denkers over milieu van onze tijd, dat het Antropoceen ten einde is; een nieuw tijdperk is al begonnen, het Novaceen. Volgens Lovelock zal kunstmatige intelligentie nieuwe levensvormen creëren, die 10.000 keer sneller denken en die ons beschouwen zoals wij planten beschouwen: hopeloos traag functionerende mechanismen. Maar deze  hyperintelligente wezens zullen net zo afhankelijk zijn van de gezondheid van de planeet als wij. (Oorspronkelijk uitgebracht onder de titel ‘Novacene : The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence')
*De Gaia-hypothese  stelt dat de biosfeer op de niet-levende omgeving inwerkt op een zodanige manier dat er een zelfregulerend, complex systeem ontstaat zodat er gunstige omstandigheden blijven bestaan voor het leven op Aarde.

Humankind : Solidarity with Nonhuman People / by Timothy Morton. - Londen ; Brooklyn : Verso, 2019. - 224 p. ; 20 cm
Incl. Notes, Index
ISBN: 9-781-788-731003
What is it that makes humans human?  Morton invites the reader  to consider this philosophical issue as eminently political. Becoming human, he claims, actually means creating a network of kindness and solidarity with nonhuman beings, in the name of a broader understanding of reality that both includes and overcomes the notion of species. Negotiating the politics of humanity is the first crucial step in reclaiming the upper scales of ecological coexistence and resisting corporations like Monsanto and the technophilic billionaires who would rob us of our kinship with people beyond our species.

The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude / by Pascal Gielen. -  3rd rev. edition. - Amsterdam :  Valiz, 2019. -  288 p. ; 21 cm  
(Antennae series nr. 13)
Incl. Bibliographies, Index
ISBN: 97- 94-92095-04-6
In ‘The Murmuring of the Artistic Multitude' art sociologist Pascal Gielen defends the hypothesis that the globalized art scene is an ideal production entity for economic exploitation. How can the art world preserve its own dynamic and freedom? This third edition has been thoroughly updated with Gielen's latest insights into the political dimensions of art, autonomy and the relationship between art, ethics, and democracy.

Bouwen in de Stad : stedebouwkundige & architektonische aspekten van de stadvernieuwing in Den Haag / door Arjan Hebly en Karin Theunissen (Hebly Theunissen Architecten; met een voorwoord door Adri Duivesteijn. - Den Haag : Projekt Organisatie Stadsvernieuwing, 1988-1989. - 120 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
ISBN: geen
Publicatie op basis van het onderzoek naar de stedenbouwkundige en architectonische aspecten van de stadsvernieuwing in Den Haag in de jaren tachtig, een periode waarin op het gebied van stadsvernieuwing in Den Haag veel ontwikkelingen plaatsvonden onder het wethouderschap (1980-1889) van Adri Duivesteijn. In zijn voorwoord noemt hij het boek ‘kwaliteitsgereedschap voor de Haagse stadsvernieuwing'.
"Door stadsvernieuwing verandert de stad. Waar is die verandering positief, waar negatief? En als je de stad beschouwt als een verzameling verschillende stedelijke omgevingen, is het dan mogelijk deze verschillen in kaart te brengen en te relateren aan verschillende wijzen van ingrijpen hierin? Dit zijn enkele vragen die in deze publicatie aan de orde komen. Niet om tot een antwoord te komen maar om vragen die te maken hebben met de veranderende omgeving een bewustere rol te laten spelen in ontwerp en bespreking ervan in verschillende groepen."

Triple Bond : Essays on Art, Architecture, and Museums /  author Wouter Davidts ; co-authors Leo Reijnen, Hermine Hamhuis. - Amsterdam ; Valiz, 2019. - 256 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
(Vis-a-Vis series)
Incl. Notes, Index, Origins of the Essays
ISBN: 978-90-78088-49-3
Wouter Davidts (author of The Fall of the Studio) investigates the connection between architecture, the museum as an institution, the museum program and art. A museum's architecture may be deployed in a variety of ways: as an autonomous icon, as a flexible space, as a PR instrument, as a memory machine, as a stimulus to urban renewal, as a landscape theme, as a political trump card, as a storage depot for artifacts, and so on. Davidts explores these perspectives through several case studies--the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern and US institutions such as The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Los Angeles and MoMA P.S.1 in New York.

A New Program for Graphic Design / by David Reinfurt. - Los Angeles, Inventory Press, 2019. - 256 p. : col.ills. ; 23 cm  
Incl. Bibliography
ISBN: 978-19-417-5321-7
New Program for Graphic Design' is a communication-design textbook expressly of and for the 21st century. Three courses - Typography, Gestalt and Interface - provide the foundation of this book. A New Program for Graphic Design serves as a practical guide both for designers and for students. Synthesizing the pragmatic with the experimental, it builds upon mid- to late-20th-century pedagogical models to convey contemporary design principles in an understandable form for students of all levels - treating graphic design as a liberal art that informs the dissemination of knowledge across all disciplines. The book is based on eight years of teaching at Princeton University.