Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - februari-maart 2019

Don't Shrink Me to the Size of a Bullet: The Works of Hiwa K /  edited by Anthony Downey ; with contributions by Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Natasha Ginwala, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Aneta Szy?ak, and Bakir Ali. - London : Koenig Books, 2017. - 240 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes biographies.
Covering over decade of projects, "Don't Shrink Me to the Size of a Bullet: The Works of Hiwa K" provides the first comprehensive account of the artist's practice to date. A series of texts included have been prepared and revised by the artist, and he has also included a collection of anecdotes that recount gossip, stories, jokes, personal insights, conundrums, and aphorisms garnered from multiple sources. These have all been translated into Kurdish for the first time. The volume is fully illustrated and contains extended notes on the works.

Urban Matters : Adrien Tirtiaux - Volume 4 / by Adrien Tirtiaux ; text by Sara Weyns. - Vienna : Mark Pezinger Verlag, in collaboration with Middelheim Museum and Platform 0090, Antwerp. - 64 p. : ills. ; 30 cm + booklet 24 p. : ills. ; 21
Urban Matters is the 4th Volume about the architectural and urban experiments by Belgium artist Adrien Tirtiaux. "These days I tend to say I am a ‘sculptur'. From this point, it becomes easier to explain that my way of sculpting can also apply to exhibition spaces, to buildings in the city, or even to people's habits and desires."

Ludic Garden / author Mehraneh Atashi ; editor Radna Rumping ; with contributions by Adam Bobbette, Padraic E. Moore, Kate Strain, Arnisa Zeqo. - Amsterdam : Mehraneh Atashi, 2018. - 118 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Ludic Garden shows new work of Atashi from 2017-18, together with new versions of previous works, and essays by various writers. The work is in a constant state of becoming; through excavation into memory, parts of a past are laid bare again, clinging onto a present, transforming and branching out into a possible future that is taking shape in front of your eyes. This publication is unfolding parts of this universe and the process behind it. "I am trying to investigate the relationship between the time of the self and the time of the world. Through an excavation of memories, archiving and documentation of the self, I investigate these temporal relationships."

Individuals against Individualism : Art Collectives in Western Europe (1956-1969) / author Jacopo Galimberti. - Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2017. - 364 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm. - (Value : Art : Politics, 14)
This publication examines in detail the phenomenon of collective art practice in the continental Western Europe of the late 1950s and of the 1960s. The book engages with a cultural history of art deeply concerned with political ideas and geopolitical conflicts. Groups of artists and activists including Equipo 57, Equipo Cronica, Equipo Realidad, N, GRAV, Spur, Geflecht and Kommune I, have often been neglected in the English-speaking world. This happened partly because they were active in allegedly minor art centres such as Valencia, Padua, Cordoba, West-Berlin and Munich. Individuals against Individualism tells the stories of these artists and activists, and focuses on their attempts to depict and embody forms of egalitarianism opposing the Eastern bloc authoritarianism as much as the Free world's ethos. By setting their political use of collective authorship, resistance to institutional co-optation and attack on the 'ideology of freedom', against the backdrop of the Cold War, the book largely speaks to the present.

Against the Anthropocene : Visual Culture and Environment Today / author T.J. Demos. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2017. - 132 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the new proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, this book critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations. Demos demonstrates that the Anthropocene thesis obscures a host of gross inequalities and the powerful interests behind them. It analyzes contemporary visual culture—popular science websites, eco-activist mobilizations, and experimental artistic projects—to consider how the term proposes more than merely a description of objective geological periodization. This book argues that the Anthropocene terminology works ideologically in support of a neoliberal financialization of nature, anthropocentric political economy, and endorsement of geoengineering as the preferred—but likely disastrous—method of approaching climate change. To democratize decisions about the world's near future, we urgently need to subject the Anthropocene thesis to critical scrutiny and develop creative alternatives in the present.

Decolonizing Nature : Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology / author T.J. Demos. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - 296 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
Art historian T. J. Demos considers the creative proposals of artists and activists for ways of life that bring together ecological sustainability, climate justice, and radical democracy, at a time when such creative proposals are urgently needed. Decolonizing Nature presents a timely critical analysis of the parameters and limitations of philosophical, artistic, and curatorial models responding to anthropogenic climate change. The book makes an impassioned argument for a post-anthropocentric political ecology, in which the aesthetic realm enjoins with Indigenous philosophies and environmental activism to challenge the neoliberal corporate-state complex. It invites us to confront tough questions on how we might collectively reimagine and realize environmental justice for humans and nonhumans alike.

Dream Machines / author  Steven Connor. - London : Open Humanities Press, 2017. - 216 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dream Machines is a history of imaginary machines and the ways in which machines come to be imagined. It considers seven different kinds of speculative, projected or impossible machine: machines for teleportation, dream-production, sexual pleasure and medical treatment and cure, along with ‘influencing machines', invisibility machines and perpetual motion machines. The process of imagining ideal or impossible forms of machinery tends backwards or inwards, allowing a way for imagination itelf to be conceived as a kind of machinery, or ingenious engineering. Machines suggest to us ways of imagining the machinery we take ourselves to be, the workings not only of immune systems and neural networks, but also of dreams, desires and aspirations.

Re-reading the Manual Of Travelling Exhibitions, Unesco, 1953 / authors Martin Beck, Moritz Küng, Vanessa Joan Müller, Andreas Müller, Gitte Villesen, Nader Vossoughian, Grant Watson, Aaron Werbick [ al.]. - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2018. - 247 p. : ills. ; 31 cm. - (Edition 76135 - Books from the HfG Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design)
The Manual of Travelling Exhibitions published by UNESCO in 1953 is a handbook on organizing touring exhibitions. Aimed at museums and other public institutions, it formulates a "grammar" of how to exhibit, ranging from organizational questions to reflections on exhibition design. From today's perspective the manual reads like the manifesto of a modernity whose continuity was still unbroken in the immediate post-war period. This extensively annotated reprint of the Manual of Travelling Exhibitions is intended, on the one hand, to contextualize and critically examine the historical source and, on the other, to show different ways of updating it.

Feminism is Queer : The intimate connection between queer and feminist theory / author Mimi Marinucci. - London : Zed Books, 2016, originally published in 2010. - 200 p. ; 21,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
In Feminism is Queer, Mimi Marinucci provides an introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory, and develops the concept of queer feminism, which treats queer theory as being continuous with feminist theory. While there were significant conceptual tensions between second-wave feminism and traditional lesbian and gay studies, queer feminism offers a paradigm for understanding gender, sex and sexuality that overcomes this conflict in order to foster solidarity between those campaigning for women's rights and those for LGBTQ rights.

Is Gender Fluid? : A Primer for the 21st Century / author Sally Hines. - London : Thames and Hudson, 2018. - 144 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (The Big Idea. Series editor Matthew Taylor)
Includes bibliographical references and index
This book in the Big Idea series considers the relations between gender, psychology, culture, and sexuality, examining the evolution of individual and social attitudes over the centuries and throughout the world. When we are born, we are each assigned a gender based on our physical anatomy. But why is it that some people experience dissonance between their biological sex and their personal identity? Is gender something we are, or something we do? Is our expression of gender a product of biology, or does it develop based on our environment? Are the traditional binary male and female gender roles relevant in an increasingly fluid and flexible world?

Living a Feminist Life / Author Sara Ahmed. - Durham, North Carolina : Duke University Press, 2017. - 300 p. : ills. ; 22,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism.

Is Democracy Failing? : A Primer for the 21st Century / author Niheer Dasandi. - London : Thames and Hudson, 2018. - 144 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (The Big Idea, Series editor: Matthew Taylor)
Includes bibliographical references and index
This book in the "Big Idea" series explores the history of democracy, as well as its evolution and viability moving forward. Only four countries around the world do not currently define themselves as democracies. However, many more do not fulfill the four basic requirements of democracy: free and fair elections, active participation of citizens in politics, protection of human rights, and the rule of law. Recently, far-right and populist politicians have been on the rise throughout the West. Is populism the new face of democracy? Is democracy simply the will of the people? Can any existing government claim to be truly democratic?

The Minard System : The Complete Statistical Graphics of Charles-Joseph Minard - From the Collection of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées / author Sandra Rendgen. - New York : Princeton Architectural Press, 2018. - 176 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Includes bibliographical references
Minard's seminal flow map of Napoleon's 1812 march into Russia by Charles-Joseph Minard, made famous by Edward Tufte, is considered to be one of the most magnificent data graphics ever produced. The Minard System explores the nineteenth-century civil engineer's career and the story behind this masterpiece of multivariate data, as well as sixty of Minard's other statistical graphics reflecting social and economic changes of the Industrial Revolution in Europe and around the world.

Transparenzen = Transparencies / authors Emmanuel Alloa, Neïl Beloufa, Clare Birchall, Juliette Blightman, Ryan Gander, Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff, David Horvitz, Metahaven, Simone Neuenschwander, Katja Novitskova, Yuri Pattison, Manfred Schneider, Thomas Thiel. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - 164 p. : ills. ; 34 cm
The globalized world seems at once transparent and opaque. The exhibition project "Transparencies" examined the cultural facets and atmospheres of these
(non-)transparencies. The two-part, joint exhibition project in Bielefeld and Nuremberg was dedicated to developments in "transparent society," asking how these are reflected in the current work by contemporary artists. Conceptually designed by Metahaven, it contains artistic statements and scientific essays that encourage an ongoing discussion of the subject.

Black Refractions : The Studio Museum in Harlem / author Connie H. Choi ; foreword Thelma Golden, interview by Kellie Jones. - New York : Rizzoli Electa, 2019. - 232 p. : ills. ; 29,5 cm
The artists featured in Black Refractions, including Kerry James Marshall, Faith Ringgold, Nari Ward, Norman Lewis, Wangechi Mutu, and Lorna Simpson, are drawn from the renowned collection of the Studio Museum in Harlem. Through exhibitions, public programs, artist residencies, and bold acquisitions, this pioneering institution has served as a nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally since its founding in 1968. Rather than aim to construct a single history of "black art," Black Refractions emphasizes a plurality of narratives and approaches, traced through works in all media from the 1930s to the present. More than a document of a particular institution's role in the development of American appreciation for art of the African diaspora, this volume is a compendium of a vital art tradition.

Architecture, Democracy, and Emotions : The Politics of Feeling since 1945 / edited by Till Grossmann and Philipp Nilesen ; texts by Tim Verlaan, Kavita Kulkarni, Susan E. Reid [ al.]. - Abingdon, Oxfordshire ; New York : Routledge, 2019. - 202 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
Architecture, Democracy, and Emotions contributes to the study of Europe's "democratic age" beyond Cold War divisions without diminishing political differences. After 1945 it was not just Europe's parliamentary buildings that promised to house democracy: hotels in Turkey and Dutch shopping malls proposed new democratic attitudes and feelings. Housing programs in the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union were designed with the aim of creating new social relations among citizens and thus better, more equal societies.
The combination of an emotional history of democracy with an architectural history of emotions distinguishes the book's approach from other recent investigations into the interconnection of mind, body, and space.

Hysterie : Een cultuurdiagnose / auteur Marc Schuilenburg. - Amsterdam : Boom uitgevers, 2019. - 224 p. ; 22 cm
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Wees niet bang voor de hysterie, want ze bestaat niet,' zo beweert de DSM. Volgens deze bijbel van psychologen en artsen is de hysterie verdwenen, niet meer van deze tijd. Maar als de hysterie iets is van het verleden, waarom is ze dan zo aanwezig in het heden? Hysterie is overal, en ze berust vaak op inbeelding die figuren in de (sociale) media ons voortdurend aanpraten. De gevaarlijke gevolgen daarvan zijn helaas niet denkbeeldig. Schuilenburg plaatst stoere oprispingen in het perspectief van de veiligheidsparadox. Hoe beter het ons gaat qua welzijn, veiligheid en gezondheid, hoe meer opwinding over het resterende tekort.

Nervous States : How Feeling Took Over the World / author William Davies. - London : Jonathan Cape, an imprint of Vintage, 2018. - 252 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index
William Davies reveals how feelings have come to reshape our world. Drawing on history, philosophy, psychology and economics, he shows how some of the fundamental assumptions that defined the modern world have dissolved. With advances in science and medicine, the division between mind and body is no longer so clear-cut. The spread of digital and military technology has left us not quite at war nor exactly at peace. In the murky new space between mind and body, between war and peace, lie nervous states: with all of us relying increasingly on feeling rather than fact.

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet : Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene / authors Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, and Nils Bubandt [ al]. - Minneapolis : The University of Minnesota Press, 2017. - 376 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references
As human-induced environmental change threatens multispecies livability, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet puts forward a bold proposal: entangled histories, situated narratives, and thick descriptions offer urgent "arts of living." Included are essays by scholars in anthropology, ecology, science studies, art, literature, and bioinformatics who posit critical and creative tools for collaborative survival in a more-than-human Anthropocene. The essays are organized around two key figures that also serve as the publication's two openings: Ghosts, or landscapes haunted by the violences of modernity; and Monsters, or interspecies and intraspecies sociality. Ghosts and Monsters are tentacular, windy, and arboreal arts that invite readers to encounter ants, lichen, rocks, electrons, flying foxes, salmon, chestnut trees, mud volcanoes, border zones, graves, radioactive waste—in short, the wonders and terrors of an unintended epoch.

Wieren / auteur Miek Zwamborn. - Amsterdam : Uitgeverij Van Oorschot, 2018. - 176 p. : ills. ; 18,5 cm
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Het leven op aarde kort samengevat: wij ademen in wat wieren uitademen. Zo eenvoudig is het. Wieren zijn de grootste zuurstofproducenten ter wereld. Maar ze zorg(d)en voor nog veel meer. Wieren is een zilte veldgids vol groen-, rood-, bruin- en blauwwier vereeuwigd in schilderkunst, bezongen in literatuur, opduikend in mode en stofontwerpen, toebereid tot smakelijke en voedzame gerechten, heilzame recepten uit verschillende werelddelen en met vijftig kleurenillustraties, sommige van de hand van de auteur.

Objectief Nederland : Veranderend landschap 1974-2018 = Objective Netherlands : Changing Landscape 1974-2018 / auteurs Reinjan Mulder, Cleo Wächter ; tekstbijdragen Henk Baas, Merel Bem, Peter Delpeut, Ludo van Hamel, Berno Strootman. - Rotterdam : nai010 uitgevers, 2018. - 209 p. : ills. ; 30 cm. - NL / ENG.
In 1974 legde Reinjan Mulder (1949) een grof raster over de kaart van Nederland en trok eropuit om op de 52 kruispunten te gaan fotograferen. Het project werd 42 jaar later in opdracht van Rijksadviseur voor de fysieke leefomgeving geherfotografeerd door fotografe Cleo Wächter .De twee fotoseries worden nu gebundeld in Objectief Nederland. Veranderend landschap 1974-2017, een historisch document dat de vele veranderingen van het Nederlandse landschap in de afgelopen halve eeuw op een vernieuwende manier in kaart brengt en tegelijk fotografie als kunstvorm en bron van wetenschap bevraagt. Is fotografie ooit écht objectief te noemen? En leent iets wat begon als kunstproject zich wel voor wetenschappelijke doeleinden?

Gerard Verdijk : The Mountain of Einstein / author Josephine Sloet ; texts by Philip Peters, Franz Kaiser, Hans Locher, Eric Slagter, Maureen Trappeniers, Gerard Verdijk en Josephine Sloet. - Beveren-Leie. - 384 p. : ills. ; 30,5 cm
Includes biography, bibliography and index.
This monograph, a true "life's work" came into being on Gerard Verdijk's own request. He was also clear about the book's motto: The Mountain of Einstein. According to Albert Einstein, the creation of some something new can be compared to climbing a mountain, where one would obtain changing and growing perspectives along the way and would discover unsuspected connections between our customs and the rich variety of our environment. The ever-changing world around Verdijk influenced his style and the use of his materials. Generalizing his works can be placed in a few style periods: Abstract/Informal, Zero/Pop-Art, Fluor/ Perspex and Zen/Haiku. In all these periods spaciousness, movement and repetition are recognizable elements.