Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - september-oktober 2018

The Sympathy of Things : Ruskin and the Ecology of Design / author Lars Spuybroek ; foreword by Brian Massumi. - London etc. : Bloomsbury Academic, 2nd edition 2016. - 322 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Sympathy of Things proposes a radical new aesthetics for the digital era. Lars Spuybroek argues that we must 'undo' the twentieth century and learn to understand the aesthetic insights of the nineteenth-century art critic John Ruskin, from which he distils pointers for the contemporary age. Linking philosophy, design, and the digital, with art history, architecture, and craft, Spuybroek explores the romantic notion of 'sympathy', a core concept in Ruskin's aesthetics, re-evaluating it as the driving force of the twenty-first century aesthetic experience. For Ruskin, beauty always comprises variation, imperfection and fragility, three concepts that wholly disappeared from our mindsets during the twentieth century, but which Spuybroek argues to be central to contemporary aesthetics and design.

Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor 1980-1983 / author Tim Lawrence. - Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2016. - 578 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
As the 1970s gave way to the 80s, New York's party scene entered a ferociously inventive period characterized by its creativity, intensity, and hybridity. Life and Death on the New York Dance Floor chronicles this tumultuous time, charting the sonic and social eruptions that took place in the city's subterranean party venues as well as the way they cultivated breakthrough movements in art, performance, video, and film. In this book the author also explains how the shifting urban landscape of New York supported the cultural renaissance before gentrification, Reaganomics, corporate intrusion, and the spread of AIDS brought this gritty and protean time and place in American culture to a troubled conclusion.

Imaginative Bodies : Dialogues in Performance Practices / author Guy Cools ; dialogues with Sue Buckmaster, Sisi Larbi Cherkaoui, Alain Platel, Rosemary Butcher [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2016. - 342 p. ; 21 cm. - (Series: Antennae, Arts in Society)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Imaginative Bodies contains a series of in-depth conversations with dancers and choreographers, composers, visual artists, hip hop artists, dramaturges, a lighting designer, and a puppeteer. The overall theme is defined by the body, both in relation to the place it takes in the artist's work, and in relation to wider debates on the body in philosophy, science, medicine, anthropology, and the arts.

Public, Private, Secret : On Photography and the Configuration of Self / author Charlotte Cotton, with Marina Chao, Pauline Vermare ; texts by Marisa Olson, Lucas Wrench, David A. Banks ; interviews with Nancy Burson, Merry Alpern, Trevor Paglen [... et al.] ; contributions by David Reinfurt, Elizabeth Kilroy, Paul Soulellis [ al.]. - New York : Aperture, 2018. - 232 p. : ills. ; 25,5 cm
Public, Private, Secret explores the roles that photography and video play in the crafting of identity, and the reconfiguration of social conventions that define our public and private selves. This collection of essays, interviews, and reflections assesses how our image-making and consumption patterns are embedded and implicated in a wider matrix of online behavior and social codes, which in turn give images a life of their own. Within this context, our visual creations and online activities blur and remove conventional separations between public and private (and sometimes secret) expression.

Other Mechanisms / author Anthony Huberman ; texts by Franco Berardi, Benjamin H. Bratton, Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari, Keller Easterling, Vilém Flusser [ al.]. - Vienna : Secession, 2018. - 144 p. : ills. ; 21,5 cm
Other Mechanisms points to a present moment when machines don't look much like machines. Many are not even called machines. Heavy and greasy machinery is absent from the smooth surfaces of digital interfaces and the weightlessness of cloud computing.
Machines are part of the air we breathe, overseeing our lives and our bodies, from the way we communicate and consume to the way we trade and travel. Some are objects or devices, but others are systems and infrastructures a machine can be a thing as well as a method for organizing things. 'Other mechanisms' add detours or dead ends to circulation routes, or insert delinquent trajectories that create distortions over time. They reinsert the awkwardness of the human body, with all of its irregularities and inefficiencies. Art can't stop the machine, nothing can. The question is not whether or not to embrace the machine - it's too late for that - but how to complicate it by testing existing systems with impossible tools and elaborate protocols that misalign outputs from their inputs.

Radical Technologies : The Design of Everyday Life / author Adam Greenfield. - London ; New York : Verso, 2017. - 360 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Everywhere we turn, a startling new device promises to transfigure our lives. And, all the while, fiendishly complex algorithms are operating quietly in the background, reshaping the economy, transforming the fundamental terms of our politics and even redefining what it means to be human. Having successfully colonized everyday life, these radical technologies are now conditioning the choices available to us in the years to come. How do they work? What challenges do they present to us, as individuals and societies? Who benefits from their adoption? In answering these questions, Greenfield's timely guide clarifies the scale and nature of the crisis we now confront —and offers ways to reclaim our stake in the future.

Universe : Facts in the post-truth era / author Jos Jansen ; introduction Robbert Dijkgraaf. - Breda : The Eriskay Connection, 2018. - 160 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
Universe is a book full of traces referring to a world where science, fantasy and art meet. It's about the unobstructed pursuit of seemingly useless knowledge. About facts in an era of ‘alternative facts' and long-term thinking in a time full of short-term distractions, driven by curiosity, freedom and imagination. Jos Jansen's photographic work interrogates the relationship between people, science, technology and nature. In Universe, he visually examines fascinating and groundbreaking research topics in the ‘beta domain', such as gravitational waves, new galaxies, soft robotic matter and the latest DNA technology. In this almost incomprehensible world, Jansen constructs a parallel and artistic universe, using his own images, found footage, and data visualizations.

Scale : The Universal Laws of Life and Death in Organisms, Cities and Companies / author Geoffrey West. - London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017. - 480 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Geoffrey West's research centers on a quest to find unifying principles and patterns connecting everything from cells and ecosystems to cities, social networks and businesses. SCALE addresses big, urgent questions about global sustainability, population explosion, urbanization, ageing, cancer, human lifespans and the increasing pace of life, but also encourages us to question the world around us.

The Future Starts Here / editors Rory Hide and Mariana Pestana ; texts by Susan Schuppli, Anne Galloway, Teju Cole [ al.]. - London : V & A Publishing, 2019. - 192 p. : ills. ; 26,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
The Future Starts Here examines the cutting edge of technology and how it shapes our everyday lives. This book explores the forking paths of future development, taking in corporate products backed by millions in venture capital to alternative bottom-up strategies dreamed up by individuals working in small groups. Looking at real objects being developed today the authors show how design and technology impact every level of life, from sub-microscopic aspects of the human body to the entire planet. Published to accompany a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, it asks how we can use technology to shape the future of our world.

Superhumanity : Post-Labor, Psychopathology, Plasticity / editors Nick Axel, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, Lee Jihoi, Anton Vidokle, and Mark Wigley ; contributors Chin Jungkwon, Hannah Proctor, Erik & Ronald Rietveld [ al] . - Seoul ; New York : National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art : e-flux Architecture : Actar, 2018. - 152 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes biographies.
Focused on post-labor, psychopathology, and plasticity of human mind and body, this book introduces insight, critiques, and propositions in the area of "self-design". The field of design has radically expanded. As a practice, design is no longer limited to the world of material objects, but rather extends from carefully crafted individual looks and online identities, to the surrounding galaxies of personal devices, new materials, interfaces, networks, systems, infrastructures, data, chemicals, organisms, and genetic codes.
Faced with the fourth industrial revolution, this book shed light on the necessity to recognize that manmade, artificial objects are continuously reshaping our daily lives, and thus to rethink the intimate and fundamental relationship between design and what it means to be human.

Social Practices / author Chris Kraus. - South Pasadena : Semiotext(e), 2018. - 296 p. ; 23 cm
Includes notes.
Mixing biography, autobiography, fiction, criticism, and conversations among friends, with Social Practices Chris Kraus continues the anthropological exploration of artistic lives and the art world.
Although Kraus casts a skeptical eye at the genre that's come to be known as "social practice," her book is less a critique than a proposition as to how art might be read through desire and circumstance, delirium, gossip, coincidence, and revenge. All art, she implies, is a social practice.

Assuming Boycott : Resistance, Agency, and Cultural Production / edited by Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni, and Laura Raicovich. - with contributions by Ariella Azoulay, Eyal Weizman, Ahmet Ögüt [ al.]. - New Yorl ; London : OR Books, 2017. - 274 p. 21 cm
Includes biographies and notes.
Boycott and divestment are essential tools for activists around the globe. Today's organizers target museums, universities, corporations, and governments to curtail unethical sources of profit, discriminatory practices, or human rights violations. They leverage cultural production - and challenge its institutional supports - helping transform situations in the name of social justice. Far from withdrawal or cynicism, boycott emerges as a productive tool of creative and productive engagement.

The Serving Library Annual 2018/19 / editors Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, Vincenzo Latronico, David Reinfurt. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2018. - 208 p. : ills. ; 29,5 cm
The Serving Library Annual comprises a number of individual "bulletins" organized around a theme for an international audience of designers, artists, writers, and researchers. This year's collection explores how translation is fast becoming a significant site for the negotiation of identities and power dynamics in an increasingly Anglocentric cultural scene. Although departing from literature and the visual arts, the issue soon veers off into mathematics, music, architecture, religion, and more.

The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Three / edited by Warren Neidich ; essays by Amanda Beech, Franco "Bifo" Berardi, Mark Fisher, Matthew Fuller [ al.]. - Berlin : Archive Books, 2017. - 512 p. : ills. ; 18,5 cm
The term Cognitive Capitalism stands for the rise of a turbocharged complex of practices based on the collective intelligence provided by brainpower and computing power. This third volume of The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism emerges from deliberations that took place during two different symposia. The first was a collaboration between Warren Neidich and Mark Fisher at the Department of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths College, titled The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part Three: The Cognitive Turn. The second was an event organized in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, Noise and the Possibility of a Future. This book combines elements of both programs.
The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism is an ongoing event structure composed of symposia, workshops, and publications. Our intention is to raise consciousness by disseminating information about cognitive capitalism in general and its associated discourses.

Steve Bannon : A Propaganda Retrospective / author Jonas Staal. - Rotterdam : Het Nieuwe Instituut, 2018. - 93 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
The publication Steve Bannon: A Propaganda Retrospective?—?which accompanies the exhibition project by artist Jonas Staal,offers an overview of the artistic, cultural, and political work of Stephen K. Bannon (Norfolk, Virginia, 1953). It documents the exhibition-project and aims to show how Trumpism was decades in the making through Bannon's propaganda work. It therefore provides an example of the importance of propaganda art in the surge of the international alt-right. To illustrate this, the publication analyzes and deconstructs the mechanisms of propaganda and raises the question of how to create counter-narratives in the form of an "emancipatory propaganda art."
Bannon is best known as the campaign manager and later as the Senior White House Advisor for US President Donald Trump, as well as former editor-in-chief of Breitbart News?—?the self-declared home of the so-called alt-right.

Resolution 827 / edited by Jelle Bouwhuis and Zoran Eri? ; contributions by Joram Kraaijeveld, Charles van Otterdijk, Jason File [ al.]. - Berlin : Archive Books, 2016. - 152 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes biographies
The title of this publication, Resolution 827, references the UN Security Counsel Resolution that in 1993 established the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). It is the outcome of a collaboration between Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade. This collaboration aims to reflect societal issues that are common demoninators between the former Yugoslavia and the Netherlands. It takes into account that the politics of remembering of the ethnic clashes and atrocities on all sides are different in the newly formed nation states. This multiplicity of causes, consequences and memories shapes the many perspectives that make up the historical framework for reflection of the artists in this publication. The artists act as researchers of the societal processes, while reflecting their own artistic, social and political identities, continuously oscillating between the personal and the political.

Lost and Living (in) Archives : Collectively Shaping New Memories / editor Annet Dekker ; texts by Babak Afrassiabi, Dusan Barok, Tina Bastajian [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2018. - 286 p. : ills. ; 22 cm. - (Making Public series)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Lost and Living (in) Archives shows that archives are not simply a recording, a reflection, or an image of an event, but that THEY shape the event itself and thus influence the past, present and future. It reflects on the changing role of archives in the digital age. Digital archives have changed from stable entities into flexible systems, at times referred to with the term ‘Living Archives'. In which ways has this change affected our relationship to the past? Will the erased, forgotten and neglected be redeemed, and new memories be allowed? Will the fictional versus factual mode of archiving offer the democracy that the public domain implies, or is it another way for public instruments of power to operate?

'Het gaat om heel eenvoudige dingen' : Jean Leering en de kunst / auteur Paul Kempers. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2018. - 336 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (vis-à-vis serie)
Jean Leering was een activist van de geest wiens ideeën soms op felle tegenstand stuitten. Hij zette vraagtekens bij de status van het museum als onbetwiste autoriteit. Het museum? Dat was onderdeel van de preventieve geestelijke gezondheidszorg, een instrument voor emancipatie, een kritisch beeldinstituut dat kon bijdragen aan de vorming van de publieke opinie. Met geëngageerde tentoonstellingen als 'De Straat', 'Cityplan Eindhoven' en 'Bouwen '20-'40' zou hij in het Van Abbemuseum de toon zetten voor een generatie jonge curatoren in de eenentwintigste eeuw. Hij nam ontslag bij het Van Abbemuseum om leiding te geven aan de nieuwe koers van het Tropenmuseum (1973-1975) in Amsterdam. Tentoonstellingen, vond Leering, dienden inzicht te geven in hoe de wereld in elkaar stak. Hoe de wereld verkeerd in elkaar stak, soms. En wat daar aan gedaan kon worden.

The Transhistorical Museum : Mapping the Field / editors Eva Wittocx, Ann Demeester, Peter Crapeau, Melanie Bühler, Xander Karskens ; texts by Mieke Bal, Bice Curiger, Penelope Curtis [... et al]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2018. - 224 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm. - (Vis-à- vis series)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Anthology dedicated to the notion of the transhistorical, i.e. non-linear ways of thinking about and exhibiting artworks from different periods and contexts. Since the turn of this century a range of curatorial efforts have emerged in which objects and artefacts from various periods and art-historical and cultural contexts are combined in display, in an effort to question and expand traditional museological notions such as chronology, context, and category.  

Aneducation documenta 14 / edited by Sepake Angiama, Clare Butcher,
Alkisti Efthymiou, Anton Kats, Arnisa Zeqo. - Berlin : Archive Books, 2018. - 384 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Forty-eight entries are organized alphabetically as a lexicon, each written by various members of the aneducation team and documenta 14 Chorus, as well as curators, artists, and educators who contributed to the program. The publication's many points of departure present just as many desires for other sites of learning. Cross references among the entries show the deep relationships that existed—and continue to deepen—between the methods, programs, and locations of aneducation.

James Turrell : Extraordinary Ideas - Realized / creative director James Turrell ; texts by Richard Andrews, Arthur Zajonc, Martin Mueli and Michael Gritzer ; conversations between James Turrell and E.C. Krupp, and Michael Govan. - Berlin : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2018. - 192 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
This volume, published for the artist's exhibition at Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden, Germany, combines key works from Turrell's various phases. For more than 50 years, James Turrell has devoted himself to the treatment of immateriality, materiality and perception, making light a sensual and spiritual experience, taking observers to the very limits of their perception. Turrell eliminates the possibility of orienting one's location by means of an object or spatial limits. The artist himself constantly emphasizes that his work is best described as "perceptual art."

Mark Manders : Rokin Fountain / author Endre Timár, Maria Barnas. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2017. - 64 p. : ills. ; 27,5 cm
Publication about a newly placed sculptural fountain that Mark Manders designed for the city of Amsterdam. Besides an impression of the final result, photographed by Jan Kempenaers, the book includes texts and images covering the history of the fountain's central location in the city, the entire process of its creation, and an essay by Maria Barnas about movement in the work of Manders.