Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - oktober 2021

The Botanical Mind : Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree / ed. by Gina Buenfeld and Martin Clark. - Camden Art Centre. - 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Incl. Notes
ISBN: 9781907208942
Richly illustrated companion to the similar named exhibition at Camden Art Centre, September 24, 2020 to February 28, 2021. 'The Botanical Mind: Art, Mysticism and The Cosmic Tree' looks back through history at diverse cultural, spiritual, and mythological traditions to reappraise the importance of plants to life on this planet. The exhibition presented an extraordinary array of artworks by over 70 surrealist, modern, visionary, outsider, indigenous Amazonian, and contemporary artists, spanning more than 500 years. Through the symbolism of diverse cultural artefacts and the works of mystics, artists and thinkers around the world, 'The Botanical Mind' reveals how the vegetal kingdom has metaphysical importance to the development of consciousness and spirituality.

Entangled Life : How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures / by Merlin Sheldrake. - London ; Penguin Random House, 2021 (2020). - 368 p. : ill. ; 19,5 cm. - (Vintage)
Incl. Notes, Index, Bibliography
ISBN: 9781784708276
When we think of fungi, we probably think of mushrooms. But most fungi live out of sight, yet make up a massively diverse kingdom of organisms that support and sustain nearly all living systems. Sheldrake's journey brings the reader from yeast to psychedelics, to the fungi that sprawl for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the ‘Wood Wide Web, to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They can change our minds, heal our bodies, and even help us remediate environmental disaster. By examining fungi on their own terms, Sheldrake reveals how these extraordinary organisms - and our relationships with them - are changing our understanding of how life works.

The Urbanisation of the Sea : From Concepts and Analysis to Design / ed. by Carola Hein and Nancy Couling. - Rotterdam ; Delft : nai010 icw Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2020. - 316 p. : maps, ill. ; 24 cm
Incl. Notes
ISBN: 978-94-6208-593-0
The space of the North Sea is almost fully planned and it has been loaded with the task of increasing economic production from both new and traditional maritime sectors. At the same time, it has been emptied of cultural significance. Through different projects from academia, art, literature and practice, from analysis to design, The Urbanisation of the Sea'' explores synergies for designing this new spatial realm. Port City expert Carola Hein, professor of History of Architecture & Urban Planning at Delft University of Technology, and Nancy Couling, associate professor at the Bergen School of Architecture and researcher of the urbanised sea, combine forces by colleagues and themselves to guide the reader through this complex topic.

sonsbeek 20-24 : Force Times Distance : On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies / ed. by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Antonia Alampi, Zippora Elders [ al.] ; contributions by Hasna El Maroudi, Amal Alhaag, Krista Jantowski [ al.] ; design by Marcus Wachter (Werkplaats Typografie). - Berlin : Archive Books, 2021. - 352 p. : ill. ; 31 cm. - (Ned. / Eng.)
Incl. Notes, Biographies
ISBN: 978-3-948212-53-7
Catalogue accompanying the 12th edition of Sonsbeek - the pathbreaking quadrennial for art in public space, under the artistic direction of Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung. This edition aimed to reveal the complex labour relations and inequalities that show who is (un)seen, who is (in)dispensable, who is seemingly worth our applause, and who is fawningly silent. the publication is richly illustrated and contains descriptions of works by the participating artists. (See also: ‘sonsbeek20?24 : Force Times Distance Reader #1' and ‘The Delusions Of Care'.

sonsbeek20-24 : Force Times Distance Reader #1 : On Labour / ed. by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Ibrahim Cissé, Zippora Elders [ al.] ; with contributions by Maurizio Lazzarato, Danielle Child, Anne Moraa [ al.] ; design by Leon Lukas Plum (Werkplaats Typografie). - Berlin : Archive Books, 2021. - 348 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 978-3-948212-52-0
Reader accompanying the 12th edition of Sonsbeek, the quadrennial for art in public space, 2020-2024. "This reader is a culmination of direct and tangential deliberations on labour. Notions of labour appreciated across geographies and mediums. Newly commissioned textual manifestations in a multilogue with historical positions. The reader could be perceived as a negotiation of positions, as the strive towards utterances, towards becoming. Each text could be imagined as a stanza in a song. This is also a strive towards musicality. Or at least a wish for this reader to be a choir, in which we collectively sing, in which we all listen to each other to be able to sing, but most importantly, in which we afford ourselves the privilege of ‘hearing the eloquence of silence', ‘seeing the inner vision beneath the closed eyes' and ‘listening to the chastity of inner music that defies betrayal by the wayward wind.'"

The Delusions of Care / by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung ; postlude by Hemley Boum. - Berlin : Archive Books, 2020. - 144 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Incl. Biography
ISBN: 9783948212506
‘The Delusions of Care' is a culmination of three long essays in which Ndikung ruminates on notions of care, in history and in our contemporary society. He is concerned with the appropriation of care by the capitalist establishment as much as supremacists of all kinds. What can we consider as care? And who gives care for what reasons? The reflections on these questions in this book span a critique of care from the regimes of birth control through police brutality, to the storming of the Reichstag in summer 2020 that very much set precedence to the storming of Capitol Hill. by Trumpists and White supremacists in January 2021. A proper ethics of care for our times, he suggests, must primarily rest on a foundational care for justice.
Ndikung does not only point out the pitfalls of a corrupted notion of care, but tries to offer paths for rehabilitation, restoration, restitution through a non-selfish spirit of care. With postlude by Cameroonian novelist Hemley Boum.

Summer, Autumn, Winter... and Spring : Conversations with Artists from the Arab World / by Sam Bardaouil, Till. Fellrath; photography by Sueraya Shabeen. - Milano : Skira, 2014. - 144 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Incl. Biographies
ISBN: 9788857214849
Between the spring of 2012 and the summer of 2013, curators Sam Bardaouil and Till. Fellrath set out to document a number of in-depth, ongoing conversations with a number of artists, all established mid-career artists originating from Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.They were friends of theirs who were increasingly frustrated with the expectations concerning the type of political engagement expected from them in response to the upheavals that have since been labeled the "Arab Spring." Unhampered by thematic narratives and art-historical classifications, or by the overtly politicized readings of history and nations, these conversations offer the reader a candid encounter with these artists within the context of their individual contexts.

Gender Trouble : Feminism and the Subversion of Identity / by Judith Butler. - New York ; London : Routledge, 2007. - First published in 1990. - 236 p. ; 19,5 cm. - (Routledge Classics ; originally published in the Routledge book series Thinking Gender)
Incl. Bibliographical references and Index
ISBN: 9780415389556
Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. Best known however, but also most often misinterpreted, is Butler's concept of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a prior reality.

In a Queer Time and Place : Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives / author Judith Halberstam. - New York ; London : New York University Press, 2005. - 214 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - (Sexual Cultures: New Directions from the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies)
Incl. Bibliographical references and Index.
ISBN: 9780814735855
In this full-length study of transgender representations in art, fiction, film, video, and music,
Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms' especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.

Sex, Drag, and Male Roles : Investigating Gender as Performance / by Diane Torr, Stephen Bottoms. - Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, 2010. - 291 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - (Critical Performances)
Incl. bibliographical references and index
ISBN: 978-0-472-05102-1
Why would women want to perform as men? Why is gender crossing so compelling, whether it happens onstage or in everyday life? What can drag performance teach, and what aesthetic, political, and personal questions does it raise? Performance artist Diane Torr has been experimenting with the performance of gender for thirty years - exploring everything from feminist go-go dancing to masculine power play. Sex, Drag, and Male Roles documents the evolution of Torr's work by blending first-person memoir and commentary from Torr with critical reflections and contextualization from leading performance critic Stephen J. Bottoms. The book Incl. a consideration of the long cultural history of female-to-male cross-dressing and concludes with Torr's "Do-It-Yourself" guide to becoming a "Man for a Day."

Everybody : A Book About Freedom / by  Olivia Laing. - New York : Norton, 2021. - 272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Incl. Notes and Bibliography
ISBN: 978-0-393-60877-9
Novelist and critic Laing places the life and legacy of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) at the center of this study of "the vexed relationship between bodies and freedom". Laing highlights Reich's development of body-based psychotherapy to help patients release their emotional pain, and his conflicts with Sigmund Freud, an early mentor, over the inhibition of sexual desire (Freud thought sex was "an unruly, dangerous force"; Reich believed it to be "the foundation of emotional health"). She also delves into Reich's efforts to "fuse" psychotherapy and Marxism and his criminal prosecution for claiming that he could cure cancer by harnessing a tangible "life force" he called orgone. Along the way, Laing folds in reflections on her own experiences undergoing Reich's bodywork therapy and her reaction, as the child of a "bona fide lesbian household," to the passage of a 1988 law, banning positive discussions of homosexuality in U.K. schools. Detours into the lives of Christopher Isherwood, Andrea Dworkin, Susan Sontag, and Nina Simone ill.uminate the influence of Reich's theories, which Laing boils down to two "durable truths": human bodies carry personal and inherited trauma, and people are "porous and capable of mysterious effects on each other's lives."

The Nomadic Listener / by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay. - Berlin : Errant Bodies Press, 2020. - 62 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780997874464
Based on the author's artistic research on migration, contemporary urban experience, and sonic alienation, The Nomadic Listener is composed of a series of texts stemming from psychogeographic explorations of contemporary cities, including Copenhagen, Berlin, Kolkata, Vienna, Delhi, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and New York, among others. Each text is an act of listening, where the author records his surrounding environment and attunes to the sonic fluctuations of movement and the passing of events. What surfaces is a collection of meditations on the occurrences of life movingly interwoven with memories, associations, desires and reflections.

The Postresearch Condition / ed. by Henk Slager ; contr. By Peter Osborne, Hito Steyerl, Irit Rogoff [ al.]. - Utrecht : Metropolis M Books, 2021. - 72 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (MaKHUscript series)
ISBN: 978908183027i
After an omnipresent "Research Decade," the concept of artistic research currently seems to be in need of a recharge. Pressing questions are: Should we talk about a postresearch situation or a postresearch condition? Could this be compared with how poststructuralism relates to structuralism as its philosophical comprehension and the elaboration of its consequences? And how could a postresearch condition address contemporary art practices? From whatever conceptual space one departs, an artistic research practice could signify a transversal constellation—as a creative proposition for thought in action.

Grensstreken : Waarom grenzen liggen waar ze liggen / door Milo van Bokkum. - Amsterdam : G.A. Van Oorschot, 2021. - 228 p. : ill., krt. ; 23 cm
Incl. Register, Literatuurlijst
ISBN: 9789028211100
Incl. Register, LiteratuurlijstGrensstreken onderzoekt de aantrekkingskracht van grenzen aan de hand van bijzondere  voorbeelden. Waar komen de enclaves, de kronkels en de rechte lijnen op de wereldkaart vandaan? Waarom gebruikten grensmakers een liniaal? Bestaat er een land in een land in een land? En zijn er stukken van de wereldbol die door geen enkel land worden geclaimd? Milo van Bokkum bestudeert de lijn die ons van de ander scheidt, en hoe dat zo is gekomen.  Rijk geïllustreerd met historische kaarten.

Anne Geene : Book of Plants / by Anne Geene and Jeremy Jansen. - Rotterdam : De Hef, 2021. - 560 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. - (Ned. /Eng.)
Incl. Bibliography
ISBN: 9789069060538
The ‘Book of Plants' is an eulogy on plants in all their appearances, an expedition through all of the botanical micro- and macrocosms. Anne Geene's quest for specimens with various types of appearances and deformations gives the book a teratological dimension. In her work, the photograph itself is rarely the focus. Taken out of context, the pictures are often no more than a registration of an inconspicuous fact. This means that her art is about collection, about the image in relation to other images and the ability to creates new ones by merging and arranging them.

On the Necessity of Gardening : An ABC of Art, Botany and Cultivation / ed. by Laurie Cluitmans ; contr. by Maria Barnas, Erik de Jong, Jamaica Kincaid [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2021. - 240 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Incl. Bibliographical references and Index
ISBN: 978-94-93246-00-3
‘On the Necessity of Gardening' appears simultaneous with the exhibition ‘The Botanical Revolution, on the Necessity of Art and Gardening' in te Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL) (Sep.11, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022) and ‘ Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?' at Nest, The Hague (NL) (Sep.10 - Dec.19, 2021) The publication is categorically not an exhibition catalogue, but is positioned as an autonomous project.
‘On the Necessity of Gardening' tells the story of the garden as a rich source of inspiration. However, the garden is not just a neutral place and intended solely for personal pastime, it is a place where the world manifests itself and where the relationship between culture and nature is expressed. There is a renewed interest in the theme of the garden among contemporary makers. It is not a romantic desire that drives them, but rather a call for a new awareness of our relationship with the earth, by connecting different fields of activity in landscape, art and culture. Through many different essays and an extensive abecedarium, ‘On the Necessity of Gardening' reflects on the garden as a metaphor for society, through concepts such as botanomania and capitalocene, from guerrill.a gardening to queer ecology and zen garden.

Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers? : A Contemporary Floriography / ed. and florography texts by Eva Burgering, Heske ten Cate, the artists ; essays by Laurie Cluitmans and Arnisa Zeqo.- Den Haag : Nest, 2021. -  78 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Publication accompanying the similar named exhibition at Nest, The Hague (NL), Sep.10 - Dec.19, 2021. The artists in this exhibition answer the question of the title with a resounding "YES!". They show that the flower as a symbol can seduce, comfort, heal, adorn and distract, and find common ground in feminist affinities, queer desires and ecological solidarity. ‘Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers' formed an exhibition diptych with ‘The Botanical Revolution : On the Necessity of Art and Gardening' that was on view simultaneously (Sep. 11, 2021 to Jan. 9, 2022) in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL).
Artists: Mehraneh Atashi, Rossella Biscotti, Milena Bonill.a, CPR, Anne Geene, Gluklya, Philipp Gufler, Camill.e Henrot, Patricia Kaersenhout, Otobong Nkanga, Ruchama Noorda, Maria Pask, Lily van der Stokker.

New Dark Age : Technology and the End of the Future / by James Bridle. - London : Verso, 2019. - 304 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Incl. Bibliographical references and Index
ISBN: 9781786635488
As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Despite the apparent accessibility of information, we seem to be living in a new ‘Dark Age', lost in a sea of information, increasingly divided by fundamentalism, simplistic narratives, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics. Artist and writer James Bridle surveys the history of art, technology and information systems, trying to reveal the "dark clouds that gather over our dreams of the digital sublime".

Burning Images : A History of Effigy Protests / by Florian Göttke ; ed. Janine Armin. - Amsterdam :  Valiz, 2021. - 348 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm. - (vis-à-vis)
Incl. Summary, Bibliography, Index Names, Index Geographical Locations
ISBN: 978-94-92095-96-1
Effigy hanging and burning, a specific theatrical form of political protest, has become increasingly visible in the news media, particularly in protests against United States military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, in US domestic politics, and in the Arab Spring. Taking these events as points of departure, Göttke investigates the conditions of this visual genre of protest, its roots and genealogies in a number of countries, its aesthetics and politics.
Effigy protests communicate communal outrage over perceived injustice. Hanging and burning effigies is an archaic and ritualistic form of protest, yet it is effectively communicated through global news media and social media, mediated, and used trans-nationally. The book contains two interacting narratives: text (seven chapters) and a parallel montage of images. It delves deeply into the different practices, iconologies, rituals, protest and media strategies, as well as into politics and concludes with a reflection on how the effigy protests act as a symptom of fundamental conflicts at the limits of contemporary liberal democracy.  The publication is a revised version of Göttke's dissertation 'Burning Images : Performing Effigies as Political Protest'.

Sound arts now / by Cathy Lane and Angus Carlyle. - Axminster : Uniform Books, 2021. - 240 p. ; 23,5 cm
Incl. Index
ISBN: 978 1 910010 26 6
In ‘Sound arts now', the writers explore contemporary artistic practices and theories, and what contributes to or hinders artistic and career development. This is conducted through a series of interviews with artists and curators, putting the often-unheard voice of the maker at the centre of the discourse.There is a conscious shift of reference away from the "white men from the global north" who have dominated the canon during the decades of the discipline's emergence and establishment. The twenty interviews focus on contemporary and future ideas and practices with artists at early or mid-points in their working lives, whose backgrounds, geographical locations and experiences are as wide-ranging as their approaches and ideas. While not claiming to be a definitive survey, ‘Sound arts now' broadens and destabilises what we have come to understand as sound arts, offering new and different pathways, frames of reference, and modes of thinking.
Artists: Adam Basanta, AM Kanngieser, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Caroline Devine, Elsa M'bala, Evan Ifekoya, Hanna Tuulikki, Hong-Kai Wang, Jau-Lan Guo, Jennifer Walshe, Khaled Kaddal, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lina Lapelyte, Maria Chavez, Mark Peter Wright, Mikel R. Nieto, Mikhail Karikis, Samson Young, Yang Yeung, Yashas Shetty.

The Green Imperative : Ecology and Ethics in Design and Architecture / by Victor Papanek. - London : Thames & Hudson, 2021 first published in 1995. - 318 p.  : ill. ; 20 cm
Incl. Bibliographical references and Index
ISBN: 9780500296196
What is the purpose of design and architecture? How can designers forge a more sustainable path? Why must we all demand better? ‘The Green Imperative' is an urgent call to arms to consider the impact our choices have on the environment before it's too late. Based on decades of experience as a designer and educator, Victor Papanek makes a compelling case for more meaningful design at a human scale, using examples from packaging to parking lots, playing cards to playgrounds. This means designing for the long term, using less and re-using more, and sharing resources. By busting the ‘bigger is better' myth and challenging the idea of design progress, Papanek guides us all - designers, architects and, crucially, consumers - towards a greener future.