Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - mei-juni 2022

Alien Nation / John Gill, Jens Hoffmann and Gilane Tawadros ; Texts: Claire Fitzsimmons, Jens Hoffmann, David Alan Mellor, Cylena Simonds, Greg Tate, Gilane Tawadros/John Gill. - inIVA, ICA & Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2006. - 120p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Includes notes, glosary of extraterrestrial beings
ISBN: 978-1-899846-47-4
The scale of current global insecurity and fear may feel unprecedented, but ‘Alien Nation' is a timely reminder that today's anxieties are in fact a frighteningly recurrent theme. In the Cold War narratives of the 1950s and '60s that were played out in science fiction films, fears surrounding a communist invasion and atomic catastrophe were displaced onto an alien, often racialised ‘other'.
In recent years artists from around the world have again taken up elements of science fiction and the figure of the alien to explore the fear of difference and the perceived threat of the outsider.
Featuring the work of twelve contemporary artists alongside original film posters, film stills and archival photographs from the Cold War era, this book offers another chapter in this all too real fiction. It includes interviews with the artists, an in-depth exploration of the connections between science fiction, political and media narratives and contemporary art, as well as a major essay on the BBC television series ‘Quatermass'.
Artists: Laylah Ali, Hamad Butt, Edgar Cleijne, Ellen Gallagher, David Huffman, Hew Locke, Marepe, Henna Nadeem, Kori Newkirk, Yinka Shonibare, Eric Wesley, Mario Ybarra Jr.

Gillian Wearing : Wearing Masks / ed. with text by Jennifer Blessing, Nat Trotman; text by Gillian Wearing. - New York : Guggenheim, 2021. - 192 p. : ill. ; 26,5 cm
ISBN: 9780892075584
Catalogue accompanying the similar named exhibition at the Guggenheim, New York, May 11, 2021 through April 22, 2022. Profoundly empathetic and psychologically intense, Gillian Wearing's photographs, videos, sculptures, and paintings probe the tensions between self and society in an increasingly media-saturated world. ‘Gillian Wearing : Wearing Masks' traces the artist's practice from her earliest Polaroids and videos to her most recent productions, including large-scale photographic self-portraits of Wearing in the guise of other artists; a more intimate body of self-portraits titled Lockdown; and installations and commissioned public sculpture. The "self-interview" by Wearing offers a firsthand account of the artist's practice.

State of Shame / by Indr? Urbonait? ; essays by Indr? Urbonait? and Vitalija Stepušaityt? ; design Monika Mickut?. - The Hague : selfpublished, 2020. - unpaginated [96 p.] : ill. ; 35,5 cm
Urbonait?'s project "State of Shame" addresses the relationship between the suspect, cloaked with the presumption of innocence, the photographer, who milks his spectacle and the mass audience, which till nowadays enjoys the aspects of public shaming. This relationship is examined through found images taken during the court session in the countries where media is still allowed to publish the image of the suspect before his guilt is proven. The images are later altered by isolating the shapes of suspects from the contextual surrounding. Each shape is the result of an effort to conceal one's own identity by shrinking the body or merging with objects available at the spot. The dummy of this publication received the special mention at Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award 2018.

New Shamans / Novos Xamãs : Brazilian Artists from the Rubell Family Collection = Artistas Brasileiros da Coleção Família Rubell / ed by Juan Valadez ; with texts by Moacir Dos Anjos, Fernanda Brenner, Lauren Cornell [ al.]. - Miami : RFC Museum, 2016. - 96 p. : ill. ; 25,5 cm. - (Eng. / Port.)
ISBN: 978-0971634107
Catalogue accompanying the similar named exhibition at the Rubell Family Collection Museum, Nov. 30, 2016 through Aug. 25, 2017. Through installations, paintings, photographs, and sculptures, 12 emerging and mid-career artists addressed universal environmental, social and political concerns. All of the artworks were from the Rubells' permanent collection. With texts on each of the artists.
Artists in the exhibition: Lucas Arruda / assume vivid astro focus / Sônia Gomes / André Komatsu / Daniel Steegmann Mangrané / Thiago Martins de Melo / Paulo Nazareth / Maria Nepomuceno / Solange Pessoa / Paulo Nimer Pjota / Marina Rheingantz / Erika Verzutti

Witches, Sluts, Feminists : Conjuring the Sex Positive / by Kristen J. Sollee. - Berkeley (CA) : Threel Media, 2017. - 200 p. ; 21,5 cm
Includes notes, works cited
ISBN: 9780996485272
Witch, Slut, Feminist: these contested identities are informing millennial women as they counter a tortuous history of misogyny with empowerment. Sollee, founding editrix of Slutist, a sex positive feminist website, highlights sexual liberation as it traces the lineage of "witch feminism." Juxtaposing scholarly research on the demonization of women and female sexuality that has continued since the witch hunts of the early modern era, with pop occulture analyses and interviews with activists, artists, scholars, and practitioners of witchcraft, this book enriches contemporary conversations about reproductive rights, sexual pleasure, queer identity, pornography, sex work, and more.

All About Love : New Visions / by bell hooks. - HarperCollins, 2018. - 240 p. ; 20,5 cm
ISBN: 9780060959470
In ‘All About Love' the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist bell hooks discusses aspects of love in modern society, combining personal anecdotes as well as psychological and philosophical ideas to develop and strengthen her argument. Hooks focuses on romantic love and believes that in American culture men have been socialized to mistrust the value and power of love while women have been socialized to be loving in most situations - even when their need to receive love goes unmet.Each chapter discusses an aspect of love. First she explains her position and introduces an external work which is primarily about that aspect of love. Then she provides suggestions on how to reverse our cultural training and become more open to giving and receiving love. These aspects are affection, respect, recognition, commitment, trust, care, and open and honest communication - rather than the customary forms stemming from gender stereotypes, domination, control, ego and aggression.

Sylvia Wynter : On Being Human as Praxis / ed. by Katherine McKittrick ; contr. by Walter D. Mignolo, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Nandita Sharma [ al.].- Durham ; London : Duke University, 2015. - 298 p. ; 23 cm
Includes notes, index, bibliography
ISBN: 978-0-8223-5834-3
The Jamaican writer and cultural theorist Sylvia Wynter is best known for her diverse writings that pull together insights from theories in history, literature, science, and black studies, to explore race, the legacy of colonialism, and representations of humanness. Sylvia Wynter: ‘On Being Human as Praxis' is a critical genealogy of Wynter's work, highlighting her insights on how race, location, and time together inform what it means to be human. The contributors explore Wynter's stunning reconceptualization of the human in relation to concepts of blackness, modernity, urban space, the Caribbean, science studies, migratory politics, and the interconnectedness of creative and theoretical resistances.

Space Invaders : Race, Gender and Bodies Out of Place / by Nirmal Puwar. - Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2004. - 224 p. : ill. ; 21,5 cm
Includes notes, bibliography, index
ISBN: 9781859736593
Increasingly, women and minorities are entering fields where white male power is firmly entrenched. The spaces they come to occupy are not empty or neutral, but are imbued with history and meaning. Puwar interrogates the pernicious, subtle but nonetheless widely held view that certain bodies are naturally entitled to certain spaces, while others are not. Drawing on case studies from within the nation state, the art world, academia and everyday life, this book uncovers the hidden processes that undermine female and/or racialized bodies in spaces marked by masculinity and whiteness. How are positions of authority racialized and gendered? How do people manage their femininity and/or blackness while in a predominantly white male context? How do spaces become naturalized or normalized, and what does it mean when they are disrupted? Answering these questions and many more, this book is the first to examine the meaning of diversity in organizations in its absolute complexity. It argues that a thorough engagement with difference requires a rigorous investigation of how institutional cultures become normative. Puwar states that only when we see and name this invisible central point of reference, we can truly unsettle long established links.

Radicalizing Care : Feminist and Queer Activism in Curating / ed. by Elke Krasny, Sophie Lingg, Vera Hofmann [ al.] ; contr. by Nataša Bachelez-Petrešin, Edna Bonhomme, Birgit Bosold [ al.]. - Vienna ; London : Akademie der bildenden Künste ; Sternberg, 2022. - 296 p. : ill ; 22 cm. - (Publication Series of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vol. 26)
Includes notes, appendix, biographies
ISBN: 9783956795909
What happens when feminist and queer care ethics are put into curating practice? What happens when the notion of care based on the politics of relatedness, interdependence, reciprocity, and response-ability informs the practices of curating? Delivered through critical theoretical essays, practice-informed case studies, and manifestos, the essays in this book offer insights from diverse contexts and geographies, focusing on the perspectives of women, lesbian, inter, non-binary and trans people. Strategies include cripping and decolonizing as well as emergent forms of digital caring labor, including curating, hacking, and organizing online drag parties for pandemic times.

Wooden Sticks / by Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Anke Bangma. - Breda : Artimo / Weten en Werken, 1997. - 64 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN:  9789075380095
Artist's book by Yvonne Dröge-Wendel (1961, DE), who owes the second part of her last name to her marriage to a wooden cupboard called Wendel. Like a devoted scientist, the artist studies the phenomenon of a wooden stick from every possible angle. Witnessing her painstaking efforts is a confrontation with her - very human - inability to grasp the true meaning of the stick, or any other object for that matter.

Machteld Rullens : Full of Emptiness / ed. by Machteld Rullens, Arno Baudin ; essay by Andrew Berardini. - Brussels : ZOLO, 2021. - [192 p.] : ill. ; 30 cm
ISBN: 9781734527568
Machteld Rullens (The Hague, 1988) gathers cardboxes, gently rubs them with color and resin and stacks them, their flaps agape like unshut mouths and closed, hiding their interiors. ‘ Full of Emptiness', Rullens' debut artist book presents over sixty of her humdrum wall works, alongside photographs of friends, family curious objects and far off travels. Art and everyday life are documented with the same analogue camera, smudging the line therebetween  - if there was one.

Kinship : Belonging in a World of Relations / ed. by Gavin Van Horn, Robin Wall Kimmerer, John Hausdoerffer. - contr. by David Abram, J. Drew Lanham, Sharon Blackie ...[et al.]. - The Center for Humans and Nature, 2021. -  942 p. ; ill. ; 20 cm. - (Kinship, 1-5)
Includes notes
ISBN: 9781736862551
A collection in five volumes - Planet, Place, Partners, Persons, Practice - with essays, interviews, poetry, and stories of solidarity that highlight the interdependence that exists between humans and nonhuman beings. From the bacterium swimming in our belly to the trees exhaling the breath we breathe, this community of life is our kin?and, for many cultures around the world, being human is based upon this extended sense of kinship.
The contributors invite readers into cosmologies, narratives, and everyday interactions that embrace a more-than-human world as worthy of our response and responsibility.

Public Sphere and Experience : Analysis of the Bourgeois and Proletarian Public Sphere / by Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt ; foreword Miriam Hansen. - London ; New York : Verso, 2016 [Suhrkamp 1972]. - 352 p. ; 20 cm. - (Radical Thinkers)
Includes index, notes
ISBN: 9781784782412
The "public sphere" is a key concept in political discourse, designating a space for political action. But is this a single authoritative and universal space in which various positions compete for recognition, or does it consist of multiple local spaces spread over diverse collectivities? Kluge and Negt examine the material conditions of experience in an arena that had previously figured only as an abstract term: the media of mass and consumer culture. Originally published in German under the title ‘Öffentlichtkeit und Erfahrung'. With a new, up-to-date introduction from Alexander Kluge.

The Making of a Counter Culture : Reflections on the Technocratic Society and Its Youthful Opposition / by Theodore Roszak. - Berkely : Los Angeles ; London : University Of California, 1995. - 307 p. ; 21 cm
Includes Bibliographical References
ISBN: 9780520201224
When it was published in 1969,  this book captured a huge audience of Vietnam War protesters, dropouts, and rebels - and their baffled elders. Historian Theodore Roszak found common ground between 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of what he calls the technocracy - the regime of corporate and technological expertise that dominates industrial society. He traces the intellectual underpinnings of the two groups in the writings of Herbert Marcuse and Norman O. Brown, Allen Ginsberg and Paul Goodman. In a new introduction to this print, Roszak reflects on the evolution of counter culture since he coined the term in the sixties.

Thomas Hirschhorn : Gramsci Monument
/ ed. by Stephen Hoban, Kelly Kivland, Yasmil Raymond ; with texts by Tracie D. Morris, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh, Antonio Negri ...[et al.]. - Berlin : Koenig. - 464 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9783863356118
In 2013, Dia Art Foundation commissioned Thomas Hirschhorn to build Gramsci Monument, an excessive outdoor sculpture that was located on the grounds of Forest Houses, in New York (Bronx). On display for 77 days, with daily and weekly events organized by the artist, Gramsci Monument concluded Hirschhorn's series of ‘monuments' dedicated to philosophers, which began in 1999. Grounded in the love of Antonio Gramsci's work and life, specifically his fundamental concept of the ‘organic intellectual' this richly illustrated publication takes the form of a manual that details the complexity of creating an art work in public space, bringing together contemporary scholarship alongside accounts from residents, participants, and visitors.

Radical Housing : Art, Struggle, Care / ed. by Ana Vilenica ; contr. by AHHAAHHA, Josephine Berry, Alyssa Erspamer [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Institute of Network Cultures, 2021. - 241 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - Includes notes, biographies
ISBN: 9789492302786
Housing space is a crucial locus of social reproduction, as it is a place where countless acts of care that sustain our lives take place. Yet, capital has forced its way into our homes, making them a battleground. The essays and stage scripts in this collection engage with difficult questions around battles for home, the role of the arts, and the aesthetics of struggle. What connects the contributions is that the authors think of housing struggles from both the internal and the external margins and from global and local peripheries.This anthology discusses subjects such as insurgent histories and radical care in art, hands-on strategies for action, fighting art-washing with tenants' power as well as the plurality of housing commons.

Designs for the Pluriverse : Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds / by Arturo Escobar. -  Durham ; London : Duke University, 2018. - 132 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. -  (New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century)
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 978-0-8223-7105-2
In ‘Designs for the Pluriverse' Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design's capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Noting that most design - from consumer goods and digital technologies to built environments- currently serves capitalist ends, Escobar argues for the development of an "autonomous design" that eschews commercial and modernizing aims in favor of more collaborative and placed-based approaches. Such design attends to questions of environment, experience, and politics while focusing on the production of human experience based on the radical interdependence of all beings. Mapping autonomous design's principles to the history of decolonial efforts of indigenous and Afro-descended people in Latin America, Escobar shows how refiguring current design practices could lead to the creation of more just and sustainable social orders.

A Walk Among Ruins / by Fiona Tan. - New York : Peter Freeman, 2020. - 48 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 978-0-9914904-5-5
Illustrated essay written by Tan to accompany the first presentation of her installation ‘Ruins' at the exhibition ‘Archive/Ruins', at Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, Jan. 9-Feb 20, 2020. ‘Ruins' was filmed on location at Le Grand Hornu, Belgium,  a historic industrial mining complex in the Borinage region. The site is an important example of industrial heritage of the Industrial Revolution and an early example of functional urbanism at the beginning of the 19th century. Henri De Gorge built the urban district, workshops, offices and the owner's residence "Château De Gorge" between 1810 and 1830. The neoclassical style uses archways, gable triangles and semicircular windows.

Michael Rakowitz : I'm good at love, I'm good at hate, it's in between I freeze / by Anthony Downey. - Berlin : Sternberg, 2020. - 160 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9783956794766
An artist charts the historical context and aftermath of a concert- by Leonard Cohen at the Ramallah Cultural Palace in Palestine - that never happened. Michael Rakowitz's project ‘I'm good at love, I'm good at hate, it's in between I freeze' (2009-ongoing) charts the historical context and aftermath of a concert that never happened. In 2009 Leonard Cohen was scheduled to perform in Israel. Because of increasing pressure from pro-Palestinian voices to dissuade Cohen from performing in Israel, a twin event in Palestine was organized. Amid protests and claims that the latter concert was a token show of solidarity and a hollow attempt to appease demonstrators, the concert was boycotted and eventually canceled. But the story, as Rakowitz's work demonstrates, did not end there. Conjoining the cultural histories of Palestine and Israel with the ethical dilemmas faced by performers under the conditions of a boycott, this volume, the first in the Research/Practice series, brings to light the research that went into this multifaceted work and plots the future arc of its trajectory

Forces of Art : Perspectives from a Changing World / ed. Carin Kuoni, Jordi Baltà Portolés, Nora N. Khan & Serubiri Moses ; contr. by : Mariam Abou Ghazi, Kobina Ankomah-Graham, Kitty Zijlmans ... [et al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2020. - 456 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes notes, index of names, works, exhibitions, projects
ISBN 978-94-92095-89-3
Considering the question of how art can be consequential, ‘Forces of Art' stirs thinking of art in terms of a force that has the ability to transform. Contirbutors investigate the way in which artists, artworks and cultural organizations affect people and their social environments, and explore how cases of creative practice all over the world have been operational in empowering people, communities, and societies in their given contexts. Driving force is the shared concern and responsibility for societies worldwide, with regards to culture and the well-being of its communities. The result is a dense, multi-layered, polyvocal compendium of current thinking about the impact of art on civil society and social change.

Schemas of Uncertainty / ed. by Callum Copley and Danae Io ; contr. by Ramon Amaro, Holly Childs, Valentina Desideri ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam : PUB & Sandberg Instituut, 2018. - 272 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Includes notes, bibliographies
ISBN: 978-90-9031843-1
'Schemas of Uncertainty' is a collective research project on the notion of prediction, both as a long-standing interest of human beings through their histories, but also as inscribed into the techno-capitalist present. The project was organised and facilitated by Danae Io and Callum Copley and has previously taken the form of a cross-departmental research group and symposium at the Sandberg Instituut. Moving between machine learning, critical theory, tarot readings, astrology, personal narratives, myths, fiction and much else, the book attempts to think through what it might mean to welcome uncertainty as a way of resisting ideas that impose a singular meaning or direction. Through various accounts on predictive practices, it opens up alternate propositions for occupying elsewhere and otherwise.

Art Writing in Crisis / ed. by Brad Haylock, Megan Patty ; with contr. by Astrid Vorstermans, Maria Fusco, Boris Groys [ al.]. - London : Sternberg, 2021. - 288 p.; 21 cm
Includes notes, contributor biographies, index
ISBN: 978-3-95679-585-5
Fires burn around the world. Systemic discrimination persists, precarity is increasing, and the modern democratic project faces challenges from all sides. According to the contributors, art writing can help us understand art which in turn helps us to understand such crises. But, they argue, art writing itself is in crisis. Newspapers and magazines offer fewer channels than ever for independent art criticism, persistent institutional biases exclude the positions of many, and a proliferation of platforms presents opportunities and challenges in equal measure.
The contributions from a broad range of authors address the social and political dimensions of art and art writing in the contemporary context, and the ways in which new writing and publishing practices promote critical engagement among readerships.

Nearness : Art And Education After Covid-19 / by Pascal Gielen, Marlies De Munck ; design, drawings by Lotte Lara Schröder. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2020. - 64 p. : ill. ; 17 cm
ISBN: 9789492095862
The coronavirus crisis has taught us how priceless nearness is for human beings. Art and education cannot do without it, either. Like works of art, people lose their aura when kept at a digital arm's length. When it is unable to resonate with bodies, art simply becomes lifeless. With this publication, philosopher Marlies De Munck and cultural sociology professor Pascal Gielen seek to diagnose our new reality. In their view, culture stands as the only marker of the difference between living and simply surviving. With graphic design and drawings by Lotte Schröder.

S.M.A.K. Highlights for a Future : The Collection = De Collectie / ed. by Philippe Van Cauteren; with contr. by Iris Paschalidis, Philippe Van Cauteren, Thibaut Verhoeven, Richard Armstrong. - Brussels : Mercatorfonds, 2019. - unpaged (303 p.) : ill. ; 27 cm. - (Ned / Eng)
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 978-94-6230-123-8
A stunning tour through the renowned, wide-ranging collection of contemporary art at S.M.A.K, Ghent, showcasing the full range and exceptional quality of the museum's holdings focusing on international developments in art after 1945. The catalogue accompanied the exhibition ‘The Collection (1) Higlights for a Future' organized on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the museum in 2019. It is illustrated with some 200 artworks, ranging from well-known masterpieces to less-familiar, recent acquisitions from a.o. Francis Alÿs, Kader Attia, Francis Bacon, Dara Birnbaum, Joseph Beuys Michaël Borremans, Marcel Broodthaers, N. Dash, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Marlene Dumas, Mekhitar Garabedian, Zvi Goldstein, David Hammons, Georg Herold, Ann Veronica Janssens, Jac Leirner, Mark Manders, Bruce Nauman, Panamarenko, Zhang Peili, Wilhelm Sasnal, Nedko Solakov, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Luc Tuymans, Lois Weinberger, James Welling.

Er zit iets achter : over filosofie en kunst / door Arthur D' Ansembourg. - Leusden : ISVW, 2017. - 384 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bevat literatuur, noten, namenindex
ISBN: 9789491693960
Volgens D'Ansembourg geeft beeldende kunst niet alleen iets te zien, maar bevat ze tevens een antwoord op filosofische vragen. Aan de hand van een groot aantal kunstwerken staat de filosoof onder m eer stil bij de morele functie van kunst en de verbeelding van het kwaad, de rol van het lichaam in de ervaring van het kunstwerk, de actualiteit van het schone en verhevene en de betekenis van het alledaagse in de hedendaagse kunst.

IJssel Biënnale 2021 : reisgids / red. Mieke Conijn, Josien in't Hof, Ina Luitjens ; bijdr. van Peter de Rooden, Henk Hengeveld, Martien Knigge ...[et al.]. - Deventer : Stichting IJsselbiënnale i.s.m Kunstenlab, 2021. - 156 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Teksten en foto's van de 27 kunstwerken die de zomer van 2021 langs de IJssel te zien zijn geweest, aangevuld met informatie over cultuurhistorische plekken, waterwerken, landschap e.d..
Met werk van Adrien Tirtiaux, Atelier van Lieshout, Birthe Leemeijer ...[et al.]