Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - november 2018-januari 2019

Unruly Visions : The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora / author Gayatri Gopinath. - Durham, N.C. ; London : Duke University Press, 2018. - 236 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (Perverse Modernities)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In Unruly Visions Gayatri Gopinath traces the interrelation of affect, archive, region, and aesthetics through an examination of a wide range of contemporary queer visual culture. Gopinath stages unexpected encounters between works by South Asian, Middle Eastern, African, Australian, and Latinx artists. She shows how their art functions as regional queer archives that express alternative understandings of time, space, and relationality. The queer optics produced by these visual practices creates South-to-South, region-to-region, and diaspora-to-region cartographies that profoundly challenge disciplinary and area studies rubrics. Gopinath thereby provides new critical perspectives on settler colonialism, empire, military occupation, racialization, and diasporic dislocation as they indelibly mark both bodies and landscapes.

The Future of the New : Artistic Innovation in Times of Social Acceleration / editor Thijs Lijster ; Contributors: Lietje Bauwens, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Elena Esposito, Boris Groys, Bojana Kunst [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2018. - 304 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Future of the New attempts to set the agenda for the debate on the function, value and future of artistic innovation. Leading social and cultural theorists such as Boris Groys, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi and Elena Esposito set the agenda for the debate on the function, value and future of artistic innovation. Can 'the new' in art still function as a source of critique in a world dictated by speed and accelleration through joint forces of globalization, digitization, commodification, and financialization?

The Neganthropocene / author Bernard Stiegler ; edited, translated and with an introduction by Daniel Ross. - London : Open Humanities Press, 2018. - 348 p. ; 23 cm
Includes notes, bibliographical references and sources.
In these essays and lectures Bernard Stiegler opens an entirely new front moving beyond the dead-end "banality" of the Anthropocene. Stiegler stakes out a battleplan to proceed beyond, indeed shrugging off, the fulfillment of nihilism that the era of climate chaos ushers in. The urgent question today is not how we got into the Anthropocene - it's a bit late to worry about that - but how we might get out of it again, with lives worth living and a world worth living in. Bernard Stiegler's The Neganthropocene starts to think the way to a future beyond our current impasses and dilemmas.

David Hammons is on Our Mind / editor Anthony Huberman ; transcription of a lecture by David Hammons ; texts by Tongo Eisen-Martin and Fred Moten ; afterword by Anthony Huberman. - San Fransisco : CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 2018. - 88 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, an exhibition space and research institute in San Francisco, dedicates year-long seasons of discussions and public events to a single artist. In 2016-17, the American artist David Hammons (born 1943) was "on our mind." The book begins with the previously unpublished transcript of a rare artist talk given by Hammons in 1994 at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, on the occasion of his exhibition there. It then introduces a series of photographs the artist sent to the Wattis Institute in 2017, interspersed with texts by the Bay Area poet Tongo Eisen-Martin and the writer and critic Fred Moten. Much like Hammons' work, this publication raises more questions than answers. Rather than functioning as a comprehensive introduction to the artist, David Hammons Is on Our Mind offers visual and textual elements that relate obliquely to the enigmatic artist's oeuvre.

Metahaven Psyop : An Anthology / edited by Karen Archey and Metahaven ; authors Benjamin H. Bratton, Holly Herndon, Juha van 't Zelfde [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2018. - 160 p. : ills. ; 34 cm
Designed by Metahaven this uniquely publication offers a fresh perspective on Metahaven's exceptional and versatile practice by offering reflections on how to understand the collective's work within a broader context, as well as by zooming in on their recent shift to moving image work. It will offer reflections on their practice by renowned and compelling voices, thinking through the various ways in which their sprawling body of work is embedded in the socio-political challenges of today, as well as in visual culture and art history.

Keep Walking Intently : The Ambulatory Art of the Surrealists, the Situationist International, and Fluxus / author Lori Waxman. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2017. - 292 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Walking, that most basic of human actions, was transformed in the twentieth century by Surrealism, the Situationist International, and Fluxus into a tactic for revolutionizing everyday life. Each group chose locations in the urban landscape as sites—from the flea markets and bars of Paris to the sidewalks of New York—and ambulation as the essential gesture. Keep Walking Intently traces the meandering and peculiar footsteps of these avant-garde artists as they moved through the city, encountering the marvelous, studying the environment, and re-enchanting the banal.

Archive Species : Bodies, Habits, Practices / author Joke Robaard, Camiel van Winkel. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2018. - 488 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes index.
'Archive Species' is an inquiry into the representation of clothed bodies in print media since the 1970s. Artist Joke Robaard and writer Camiel van Winkel have been re-assembling and re-reading the vast archive of fashion and newspaper images that Robaard has collected since 1979. Together they selected images from the archive and arranged them into dynamic series or cycles, generating new narratives and unexpected pathways of signification. Using an artistic strategy of appropriation and alienation, the authors identify crucial connections between body, object, and behaviour, in an elaborate attempt to expose the hidden cultural and political layers of fashion photography.

The Lost Tetrads of Marshall McLuhan / authors Marshall and Eric McLuhan. - New York ; London : OR Books, 2017. - 274 p. : ills. ; 15,5 cm
Includes bibliography
Marshall McLuhan was the visionary theorist best known for coining the phrase "the medium is the message." His work prefigures and underlies the themes of writers and artists as disparate and essential as Andy Warhol, Nam June Paik, Neil Postman, Seth Godin, Barbara Kruger, and Douglas Rushkoff, among countless others.
Shortly before his death McLuhan worked on a new literary/visual code-almost a cross between hieroglyphics and poetry-that he called "the tetrads." This was the ultimate theoretical framework for analyzing any new medium, a koan-like poetics that transcends traditional means of discourse. Some of the tetrads were published, but only a few. Now Eric McLuhan has recovered all the "lost" tetrads that he and his father developed, and accompanies them here with accessible explanations of how they function.

MashUp : The Birth of Modern Culture / editors Daina Augaitis, Bruce Grenville, Stephanie Rebick. - London : Black Dog Publishing, 2016. - 352 p. : ills. ; 28,5 cm
Includes biographies.
MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture traces the inexorable rise of collage, montage, sampling and the cut-up. It explores their roots in the multiple perspectives, montages and readymades of Marcel Duchamp, Kurt Schwitters and Hannah Höch, and follows through to the postmodern network culture of the present—where remixing and co-production are the norm and where the New Aesthetic seeks to harmonise the now-everyday crossover of the digital and the actual. The book addresses the development of détournement and deconstruction in art, architecture, music and society, and examines the lasting impact of such seemingly disparate cultural phenomena as voguing; hacking, and the use of audio and film as a kind of a globally available, open-source language in vidding, hip-hop and dub; and in art that deals with the mass proliferation and dissemination of images and knowledge brought on by digital technologies.

Travel & See : Black Diaspora Art Practices Since the 1980s / author Kobena Mercer. - Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2016. - 368 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Over the years, Kobena Mercer has critically illuminated the visual innovations of African American and black British artists. In Travel & See he presents a diasporic model of criticism that gives close attention to aesthetic strategies while tracing the shifting political and cultural contexts in which black visual art circulates. In eighteen essays, which cover the period from 1992 to 2012 and discuss such leading artists as Isaac Julien, Renée Green, Kerry James Marshall, and Yinka Shonibare, Mercer provides a counternarrative of global contemporary art that reveals how the "dialogical principle" of cross-cultural interaction not only has transformed commonplace perceptions of blackness today but challenges us to rethink the entangled history of modernism as well.

Exiles, Diasporas and Strangers / edited by Kobena Mercer ; texts by Ikem Stanley Okoye, Amna Malik, Jean Fisher [ al.]. - London ; Cambridge, Mass. : Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) : The MIT Press, 2008. - 224 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm. - (Annotating Art's Histories)
Migration throws objects, identities and ideas into flux across a global network of travelling cultures. Examining life-changing journeys that transplanted artists and intellectuals from one cultural context to another, Exiles, Diasporas & Strangers offers a thematic overview of the critical and creative role of estrangement and displacement in the story of 20th-century art.
Revealing the traumatic conditions that shaped numerous variants of modernism - among indigenous artists in Australia and Canada as much as émigré art historians from Central Europe - these critical studies also highlight multidirectional patterns of cross-appropriation that trouble the settled boundaries of national belonging.

Counterproductive : Time Management in the Knowledge Economy / author Melissa Gregg. - Durham ; London : Duke University Press, 2018. - 200 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
As online distractions increasingly colonize our time, why has productivity become such a vital demonstration of personal and professional competence? In Counterproductive Melissa Gregg explores how productivity emerged as a way of thinking about job performance at the turn of the last century and why it remains prominent in the different work worlds of today. Gregg shows how a focus on productivity isolates workers from one another.
Questioning our faith in productivity as the ultimate measure of success, Gregg's analysis conveys the futility, pointlessness, and danger of seeking time management as a salve for the always-on workplace.

The Queer Art of Failure / author Judith Halberstam. - Durham, NC ; London : Duke University Press, 2011. - 212 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In The Queer Art of Failure Judith Halberstam proposes "low theory" as a mode of thinking and writing that operates at many different levels at once. Low theory is derived from eccentric archives. It runs the risk of not being taken seriously. It entails a willingness to fail and to lose one's way, to pursue difficult questions about complicity, and to find counterintuitive forms of resistance.
Tacking back and forth between high theory and low theory, high culture and low culture, Halberstam looks for the unexpected and subversive in popular culture, avant-garde performance, and queer art. She pays particular attention to animated children's films, revealing narratives filled with unexpected encounters between the childish, the transformative, and the queer. Failure sometimes offers more creative, cooperative, and surprising ways of being in the world, even as it forces us to face the dark side of life, love, and libido.

The Stack : On Software and Sovereignty / author Bejamin H. Bratton. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : The MIT Press, 2015. - 502 p. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In The Stack, Benjamin Bratton proposes that the different genres of computation—smart grids, cloud platforms, mobile apps, smart cities, the Internet of Things, automation—can be seen not as so many species evolving on their own, but as forming a coherent whole: an accidental megastructure called The Stack that is both a computational apparatus and a new governing architecture. We are inside The Stack and it is inside of us.
In an account that is both theoretical and technical, drawing on political philosophy, architectural theory, and software studies, Bratton explores six layers of The Stack: Earth, Cloud, City, Address, Interface, User. Each is mapped on its own terms and understood as a component within the larger whole built from hard and soft systems intermingling—not only computational forms but also social, human, and physical forces.

Extrastatecraft : The Power of Infrastructure Space / author Keller Easterling. - London ; New York : Verso Books, 2016. - 252 p. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Extrastatecraft is the operating system of the modern world: the skyline of Dubai, the subterranean pipes and cables sustaining urban life, free-trade zones, the standardized dimensions of credit cards, and hyper-consumerist shopping malls. It is all this and more. Infrastructure sets the invisible rules that govern the spaces of our everyday lives, making the city the key site of power and resistance in the twenty-first century.
Keller Easterling reveals the nexus of emerging governmental and corporate forces buried within the concrete and fiber-optics of our modern habitat. Extrastatecraft will change how we think about cities—and, perhaps, how we live in them.

Sifting the Trash : A History of Design Criticism / author Alice Twemlow. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : The MIT Press, 2017. - 302 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
When a designed product's usefulness is past, the public happily discards it to make room for the next new thing. Criticism rarely deals with how a product might be used, or not used, over time; it is more likely to play the enabler, encouraging our addiction to consumption.Twemlow explores five key moments over the past sixty years of product design criticism. From the mid-1950s through the 1960s, for example, critics including Reyner Banham, Deborah Allen, and Richard Hamilton wrote about the ways people actually used design, and invented a new kind of criticism. Through the years, Twemlow shows, critics either sifted the trash and assigned value or attempted to detect, diagnose, and treat the sickness of a consumer society.

Better Books | Better Bookz : Art, Anarchy, Apostasy, Counter-Culture and the New Avant-garde / edited by Rozemin Keshvani, Axel Heil, and Peter Weibel ; essays by Rozemin Keshvani and Barry Miles ; contributions byGraham Keen, Bruce Lacey, Gustav Metzger, Jeff Nuttall [ al.]. - London Koenig Books, 2018. - 320 p. : ills. ; 28,5 cm. - (The future of the past series vol. 6).
Includes biographies and chronology.
The legendary independent London bookstore Better Books on the Charing Cross Road was the hub for Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Alexander Trocchi, John Latham, Jeff Nuttall, Bob Cobbing, Barry Miles, Gustav Metzger, and countless others, for their ideas and approaches to art, film, literature, and activism. With its unique range of books, offbeat events, poetry readings, film screenings, and happenings, Better Books became the hot spot of London's 1960s counter-culture scene. This book is the first to examine this special historic moment, combining previously unpublished texts, documents, and photographs with the voices of the protagonists who authored this revolution.

Photomeditations: A Reader / edited by Kamila Kuc and Joanna Zylinska. - London : Open Humanities Press, 2016. - 318 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Photomediations: A Reader offers a radically different way of understanding photography. The concept of photomediations that unites the twenty essays collected here cuts across the traditional classification of photography as suspended between art and social practice in order to capture the dynamism of the photographic medium today. It also explores photography's kinship with other media - and with us, humans, as media.

No Man's Library / La Bibliotheca di Tutti / authors Carlo Mannoni, Domenico D'Orsogna, Mario Pieroni, Barbara Nardacchione ; contributions by Rosella Biscotti, gerlach en koop, Mark Manders, Roman Signer, Maria Nordman [ al.]. - Spoltore : Di Paolo Edizione, 2018. - 256 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
An exhibition by Zerynthia curated by Mario Pieroni and Dora Stiefelmeier,11 May 2018 — 30 June 2018. The spaces of the former library of the old University of Sassari in Sardinia - long since empty of their books that have migrated to a new building - are filled with contemporary art. Ceramics, textiles, bronze, glass and water, small objects, neon and laser, site-specific interventions... and obviously tons of paper, tons of words and different languages. Then there's photographers, poets and filmmakers making their contributions.
An exhibition in which each of the 54 artists of the international scene(16 nations and 4 generations) is given a set of shelves, from A to X, like in any respectable library.

Why Exhibit? : Positions on Exhibiting Photographies / edited by Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger and Iris Sikking ; contributions by Susan Scuppli, Taco Hidde Bakker, Marina Paulenka [ al.]. - Amsterdam : FW:Books, 2018. - 368 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
Includes biographies and bibliographical references.
Drawing upon the diverse perspectives of a group of curators, scholars, photographers, and artists based in the field of contemporary photography, this volume aims to provide a foundation for a wider discourse about exhibiting photographies in the twenty-first century.
It offers a spectrum of views on how the myriad forms of exhibiting photographies can increase our understanding of how images operate today, as well as what they do to us when we interact with them. In the Digital Age, "photography" is best described with adjectives connoting a medium in constant flux: liquid, fluid, flexible, unstable. As such, there is no primary format for displaying photographs.

The Universal Photographer / concept Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy. - Rotterdam : Uitgeverij de HEF publishers, 2018. - 460 p. : ills. ; 29,5 cm
Anne Geene and Arjan de Nooy offer a fresh, often humorous way of looking at the world through their pseudoscientific work. This collaboration is about a fictional photographer who lived from 1955 to 2010. Geene and De Nooy created this book based on this person's work, which references various stylistic periods and art movements - an "encyclopaedia" of photography but also the personal life story of a universal photographer named U.

Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp / teksten Mari van Stokkum, Leonie Dronkert, Heske ten Cate  en Robin Barry [ al.]. - Middelburg : Zeeuws Museum, 2018. - 128 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - ned./ eng.
Het boek Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp verscherpt de raadselachtige relatie tussen dingen en woorden en de fundamentele betekenis van voorwerpen in het leven van nu en dat van onze voorouders. In de tentoonstelling waren de kunstwerken het resultaat van een concept waarbij veertig museumbezoekers en veertig stukken uit het depot van het museum werden betrokken. De bezoekers kregen de opdracht om de objecten te beschrijven zonder ze expliciet te benoemen. Daarna gingen de ontwerpers van Das Leben Am Haverkamp aan de slag met deze beschrijvingen, en creëerden de versie die zij voor ogen hadden, zonder het origineel ooit te hebben gezien. Vanuit verschillende perspectieven reflecteren schrijvers in het boek op deze onconventionele samenwerking tussen het collectief en de museumbezoeker.

Museum of Capitalism / edited by FICTILIS (Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau) ; authors Chantal Mouffe, Lucy Lippard, T.J. Demos, McKenzie Wark [ al.]. - New York : Inventory Press, 2017. - 168 p. : ills. ; 25,5 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Published contemporaneously with the opening of Museum of Capitalism in Oakland, California, the book extends and examines the exhibition concept. Sketches and renderings of exhibits and artifacts, combined with relevant quotations from a wide variety of historical sources, are interspersed with speculative essays on the intersections of ecology, race, museology, historiography, economics, and politics.

Studio Time : Future Thinking in Art and Design / edited by Jan Bolen, Ils Huygens, Heidi Lehtinen ; texts by Thomas Lommée, Lousie Schouwenberg, Bruce Sterling [ al.]. - London : Black Dog Press, 2018. - 296 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Which role is there for the arts and design in future fictions, literacy and ethics? More than 30 international design and art thinkers share their perspectives and opinions. The book is a closing chapter of Studio Future, one of the Z33 research studios.

Art without Death: Conversations on Russian Cosmism / with contributions by Hito Steyerl, Arseny Zhilyaev, Franco "Bifo"Berardi, Boris Groys [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2017. - 152 p. ; 18 cm
According to the teachings of Nikolai Fedorov—nineteenth-century librarian, religious philosopher, and progenitor of Russian cosmism—our ethical obligation to use reason and knowledge to care for the sick extends to curing the dead of their terminal status. The dead must be brought back to life using means of advanced technology—that is, resurrected not as souls in heaven, but in material form, in this world, with all their memories and knowledge. Fedorov's call to redistribute vital forces is wildly imaginative in emancipatory ambition, even advocating the conquest of outer space as the territory of immortal life and infinite resources, where all resurrected generations of humans, animals, and all other previously living substance on our planet could eventually live.
This book of interviews and conversations seeks to address the contemporary relevance of Russian cosmism and biocosmism in light of its influence on today's art-historical apparatuses, weird materialisms, extinction narratives, and historical and temporal politics.