Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - maart 2021

Vanaf 20 maart 2021: uitgelicht in de etalage
Boeken over 'groen'

Kader Attia : The Museum of Emotion
/ with an interview by Ralph Rugoff ; essays by Nicola Clayton, Jean-Michel Frodon, Francoise Vergès and Giovanna Zapperi. - London : Hayward Gallery, 2019. - 176 p. : col. and bl/w. ills. ; 26 cm
Incl. Notes, Bibliography, Biography
ISBN: 978-1-85332-3591
Published alongside the similar named exhibition at Hayward Gallery, London (12 Feb. - 6 May 2019) curated by Ralph Rugoff. Attia (b. 1970) just recently named curator of the 2022 Berlin Biennial, is a multidisciplinary artist whose powerful yet complex images, objects and installations examine the way cultures and histories have been constructed. The French-Algerian artist offers an impassioned critique of the enduring effects of colonialism. Central to the artist's sculptures, installation, collages, videos and photographs is the idea of post-colonial repair, as both a physical and symbolic act.

Hito Steyerl : The City of Broken Windows / ed. by  Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Marianna Vecellio ; with contributions by Hito Steyerl, Franco Berardi, Griselda Pollock ... [et al.]. -  Milan : Skira, 2018. - 207 p. : col.ills. ; 28 cmIncl. Notes, Biography, Selected Bibliography
ISBN: 978-88-572-4029-9
Publication accompanying the same named sound and video-based multimedia installation, presented at Castello di Rivoli, Italy (Nov 1, 2018 - Sep 1, 2019). The work, referring to the broken window theory* stems from Steyerl's research into the practices of Artificial Intelligence industries, surveillance technologies and the contradictory roles Museums often play today. Steyerl explores how AI affects our urban environment and how alternative practices may emerge through pictorial acts (The Çastello was ‘boarded up' with trompe-l'oeil window paintings by Chris Toepfer, a practice to revitalize partly demolished neighbourhoods and to protect them from further criminalization and diminishment).
The book features new essays by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Marianna Vecellio, Griselda Pollock and the artist herself, alongside images and a chronology of the artist's exhibitions and lectures. Also included is an anthology of essays and interviews from 1998 to the present.
*The broken windows theory is a criminological theory that states that visible signs of crime, anti-social behavior, and civil disorder create an urban environment that encourages further crime and disorder, including serious crimes.

Tenant of Culture : Soft Opening / edited by Charles Asprey and Soft Opening ; text by Jeppe Ugelvig ; 650mAh and Tenant of Culture in conversation. - London : Charles Asprey and Soft Opening, 2020. - 96 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
ISBN: 978-1-63625-422-7
Tenant of Culture's first monographic publication catalogues the artist's development via a conclusive overview of both early and more recent work, accompanied by an essay from curator Jeppe Ugelvig titled "Tenant of Culture, Ragpicker of Fashion History" and an interview with Tenant of Culture's ongoing collaborator 650mAh. While the essay interrogates the references, materials and processes that underpin the artist's sculptural assemblages, the interview concentrates on public workshops held to encourage the exchange of ideas and techniques for garment recycling and upcycling.

Erik Odijk : The Academy of the Sublime / text : Hans Maarten van den Brink, Anne Bruggenkamp, Erik Odijk. Ilja Leonard Pfeiffer, Paul A. Roncken. - Prinsenbeek : Jap Sam Books, 2020. - 104 p. : ills. ; 35,5 cm
ISBN: 978-94-92852-21-2
Erik Odijk depicts the vitality and the darkness of nature. His work is suffused with the idea that the real experience of nature is a euphoric one which is denied to us by our civilized lifestyle. His work consists of drawings, photographs and works of art in public space. Odijk is best known for his large drawings, often made on location or in his studio, in which fragments from nature always form the most important visual elements.
‘The Academy of the Sublime' shows a selection of Erik Odijk's work from 2005 to the present.  The book consists of three separate 'magazines' and illustrates the three different disciplines in the artist's oeuvre by means of 150 illustrations. The separate magazines are combined in a single large format folder.

In Memory Of : Designing Contemporary Memorials / author Spencer Bailey. - London : Phaidon, 2020. - 240 p. : ills. ; 29,5 cm
Incl. Index.
ISBN: 978-1-83866-144-1
Exploring the art, architecture, and design of memorials around the world from the late twentieth century to today. This collection of more than 60 exceptional structures commemorates some of the most destructive events of the 20th and 21st centuries, including war, genocide, massacre, terrorism, famine, and slavery. At the same time, In Memory Of shows that the power to overcome, to survive, even to forgive, is just as impactful and important. Thoughtful essays on the subjects of hope, strength, grief, loss, and fear help to contextualize the projects and address the emotional aspects of memorialization.

Il Piedistallo Vuoto = The Empty Pedestal : Ghosts from Eastern Europe / authors Boris Buden, Keti Chukhrov, Vit Havránek, Marco Scotini and Joanna Warsza. - Milano : Mousse Publishing, 2014. - 300 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
ISBN: 978-88-6749-069-1
‘The Empty Pedestal - Ghosts from Eastern Europe' - presented at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna from January 24 to March 16 2014 and organized by Arte Fiera - this book accompanies a project that traces recent developments in the art scene of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Alongside a compendium of images, the book presents a selection of essays by philosophers, art critics and curators that illustrate and comment on certain key concepts examined in the show, including the notions of "East" and "West", and of "democracy", "struggle", "History", and "site-specificity". "None of these so-called archeologists", writes exhibition curator Marco Scotini, "is practicing an art of ruins: they all act upon time but also ‘against' time, in favor of a time to come. Neither do they aim to predict anything. All they do is allow the unknown knocking on the door to enter". Therefore the pedestal is empty; open to ideas / ghosts to come.

The Will to Change : Men, Masculinity, and Love
/ author bell hooks. - New York, London, Sydney, Toronto : Washington Square Press, 2005. - 188 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 978-0-7434-5608-1
Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from loving. In The Will to Change, bell hooks gets to the heart of the matter and shows men how to express the emotions that are a fundamental part of who they are -- whatever their age, marital status, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. hooks addresses the most common concerns of men, such as fear of intimacy and loss of their patriarchal place in society, in new and challenging ways.

Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists? / by Linda Nochlin ; with an introduction by Catherine Grant. - London : Thames & Hudson, 2021. - 112 p. : bl/w ills. ; 18 cm
Incl. Notes, Further reading
ISBN: 978-0-500-02384-6
In this revolutionary essay, Nochlin refused to answer the question of why there had been no "great women artists" on its own corrupted terms, and instead, she dismantled the very concept of greatness, unraveling the basic assumptions that created the male-centric genius in art.
Nochlin questioned the acceptance of a white male viewpoint in art history. Future freedom, as she saw it, requires women to risk demolishing the art world's institutions in order to rebuild them anew.
This fiftieth anniversary edition of the essay is now brought together with Nochlin's reflections in "Thirty Years After." Written in an era of thriving feminist theory, as well as queer theory, race, and postcolonial studies, "Thirty Years After" is a striking reflection on the emergence of a whole new canon. With reference to Joan Mitchell, Louise Bourgeois, Cindy Sherman and many more.

A Passion for Ignorance : What We Choose Not to Know and Why / by Renata Salecl. - New Jersey : Princeton, 2020. - 197 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Incl. Index, Notes, Bibliography
ISBN: 978-0-691-19560-5
Drawing on philosophy, social and psychoanalytic theory, popular culture, and her own experience, Salecl explores how the passion for ignorance plays out in many different aspects of life today, from love, trauma and the fear of failure to genetics, big data, and the incel movement. Salecl states that though ignorance is a complex phenomenon that can be very dangerous it can also, on occasion, benefit individuals and society as a whole.

Information Activism : A Queer History of Lesbian Media Technologies / by Cait McKinney. - Durham and London : Duke University, 2020. - 304 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (Sign Storage Transmission series)
Incl. Index, Notes, Bibliography
ISBN: 978-1-47800828-6
For decades, lesbian feminists across the U.S. and Canada have created information to build movements. McKinney traces how they developed communication networks, databases and digital archives that formed the foundation for their work. Focusing on the transition from paper to digital-based archival techniques from the 1970s to the present, McKinney shows how media technologies animate the collective and unspectacular labor that sustains social movements, including their antiracist and trans-inclusive endeavors. By bringing sexuality studies to bear on media history, McKinney demonstrates how groups with precarious access to control over information create their own innovative and resourceful techniques for generating and sharing knowledge.

The Freedom Principle : Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to now / ed. By Naomi Beckwith and Dieter Roelstraete ; with essays by George Lewis, Rebecca Zorach and John Corbett, 2015. - Chicago : Museum of Contemporary Art ; University of Chicago Press, 320 pages : 300 col. ills. ; 26 cm  
Incl. Notes, Chronology, Illustrated playlist AACM recordings
ISBN: 978-0-9962116-0-4
On the south side of Chicago in the 1960s, African American artists and musicians grappled with new language and forms inspired by the black nationalist turn in the Civil Rights movement. This publication accompanied the similar named exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (July 11 - Nov 22, 2015)  traces their history and shows how it continues to inform contemporary artists around the world. Combining archival materials such as brochures, photographs, sheet music, and record covers with contemporary art work that respond to the 1960s Black Arts Movement, ‘from ancient to future'. ‘The Freedom Principle' offers a rich sense of a global movement, with crucial roots in Chicago, driven by a commitment to experimentation, improvisation, collective action, and the pursuit of freedom.
With works by Muhal Richard Abrams, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Cauleen Smith, Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave ...[et al.]

Voices of Fashion : Black Couture, Beauty & Styles / authors Munganyende Hélène Chrystelle, Aspha Bijnaar, Ninke Bloemberg [ al.]. - Zwolle : Waanders Uitgevers, 2021. - 160 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
ISBN: 978-94-6262-334-7
Voices of Fashion examines the white gaze with which fashion was presented, worn and collected for decades. Based on years of research by people of various races and colors, we must conclude that the consequences of the colonial past continue to this day, even in the fashion systems. Black people are the "Curators of Cool," it is regularly said, but that is far from being recognized or acknowledged where it matters. That has everything to do with power and history

Undoing Property? / ed. By Marysia Lewandowska and Laurel Ptak ; foreword by Binna Choi, MariaLind an Emily Pethick ; with contributions by Agency, Antonia Hisch, David Horvitz , Claire Pentecost ...[et al.]. - Berlin; Stockholm : Sternberg Press ; Tensta konsthall, 2013. - 256 pages, b/w ills., 24 cm
Incl. Notes
ISBN: 978-3-943365-68-9
In ‘Undoing Property?'artists and theorists address aspects of computing, curating, economy, ecology, gentrification, music, publishing, piracy, and much more. Over the last few years the precise question of what should be privately owned and publicly shared in society has animated intense political struggles and social movements around the world. In this shadow the publication's critical texts, interviews and artistic interventions offer models of practice and interrogate diverse sites, from the body, to the courtroom, to the museum. The book asks why propertization itself has changed so fundamentally over the last few decades and what might be done to challenge it. The "undoing" of Undoing Property? begins with the recognition that something else is possible. ‘Undoing Property?' has been realized in the framework of COHAB, a two year project by the Showroom, Casco and Tensta konsthall.

Urban Playground : How Child-Friendly Planning and Design Can Save Cities / author Tim Gill. - London : RIBA Publishing, 2021. - 198 p. : ills. ; 24,5 cm
Includes Key Reading and Resources, Endnotes and Index.
ISBN: 9781859469293
What type of cities do we want our children to grow up in? Car-dominated, noisy, polluted and devoid of nature? Or walkable, welcoming, and green? As the climate crisis and urbanisation escalate, cities urgently need to become more inclusive and sustainable. This book reveals how seeing cities through the eyes of children strengthens the case for planning and transportation policies that work for people of all ages, and for the planet. It shows how urban designers and city planners can incorporate child friendly insights and ideas into their masterplans, public spaces and streetscapes. Healthier children mean happier families, stronger communities, greener neighbourhoods, and an economy focused on the long-term. Make cities better for everyone.

Precarious Lives : Waiting and Hope in Iran /  by Shahram Khosravi. - Philadelphia : University Of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. - 288 p. ; 23,5  cm
Incl. Index, Notes, References
ISBN: 978-0-8122-4887-6
In ‘Precarious Lives', Shahram Khosravi attempts to reconcile the paradoxes of Iranians' everyday life in the first decade of the twenty-first century. On the one hand, multiple circumstances of precarity give rise to a sense of hopelessness, shared visions of a futureless tomorrow, widespread home(land)lessness, intense individualism, and a growth of incivilities. On the other, daydreaming and hope, as well as civility and solidarity in political protests, street carnivals, and social movements, continue to persist. Creating an intricate portrait of contemporary Iranian life, Khosravi weaves together individual stories, government reports, statistics and cultural analysis of art and literature to depict how Iranians react to the experience of precarity and the possibility of hope. Noteworthy is how the author establishes connections to developments experienced by Iran, with similar ones in other parts of the world, a welcome comparative perspective. This book was art of the performance by Arefeh Riahi, Maartje Fliervoet and Martin LaRoche as part of the Uncertainty Seminar 'Care' at Stroom Den Haag, 2020.

Feast : Radical Hospitality in Contemporary Art / ed. by Stephanie Smith ; with contributions by Irina Aristarkhova, Charles Esche, Anthony Huberman ...[et al.]
Chicago : Small Museum of Art ; University of Chicago, 2014. - 400 p.: col. ills. ; 30 cm
Incl. Notes
ISBN : 978-0-935573-52-7
Companion to the exhibition of the same name, 'Feast' explores the role of the meal in contemporary art.  Since the 1930s, the act of sharing food and drink has been used to advance aesthetic goals and foster critical engagement with the culture of the moment: from the Italian Futurists' banquets in the 1930s, to 1960s and '70s conceptual and performative work, to the global prevalence of socially engaged practices today. Both exhibition catalogue and reader, the publication offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the art of the meal and its relationship to questions about hospitality, politics, and culture.

Cruel Optimism / by Lauren Berlant. - Durham : Duke University, 2011. - 352 p. ; 23 cm
Incl. Notes, Bibliography, Index
ISBN: 978-0-8223-5111-5
Offering bold new ways of conceiving the present, Lauren Berlant describes the cruel optimism that has prevailed since the 1980s, as the social-democratic promise of the postwar period in the United States and Europe has retracted. People have remained attached to unachievable fantasies of the good life despite evidence that liberal-capitalist societies can no longer be counted on to provide opportunities for individuals to make their lives "add up to something".

Revolusi : Indonesië en het ontstaan van de moderne wereld / door David Van Reybrouck. - Amsterdam : De Bezige Bij, 2020. - 640 p. : krtn. ; 23,5 cm
Incl. Noten, Bibliografisch essay, Bibliografie, Lijst van kaarten, Register
ISBN: 9789403183404
Vijf jaar lang werkte David Van Reybrouck (tevens schrijver van ‘Congo : een geschiedenis') aan zijn monumentale ‘Revolusi'. Hij interviewde bijna tweehonderd mensen, de laatste nog levende getuigen van de onafhankelijkheidsstrijd, in Indonesische rusthuizen, Japanse miljoenensteden en op afgelegen eilanden. Ook in Nederland bracht zijn onderzoek tal van nieuwe verhalen aan het licht. De veelheid aan perspectieven en herinneringen weeft Van Reybrouck samen tot het aangrijpende verhaal van het traject naar Indonesische onafhankelijkheid.

Sinti en Roma in Den Haag: Voor, tijdens en na de Tweede Wereldoorlog (1900- 1970) / door Peter Jorna. - Den Haag : Haags Gemeentearchief, 2021. - 80 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Incl. Noten, Bronnenoverzicht
Op 16 mei 1944 werden in 19 gemeenten 304 Sinti en Roma opgepakt en naar Westerbork getransporteerd. 85 van de hen waren afkomstig uit Den Haag. Dit opmerkelijk hoge aantal was voor het Haags Gemeentearchief aanleiding om onderzoek te laten doen naar de geschiedenis van deze gemeenschappen in Den Haag. De publicatie 'Sinti en Roma in Den Haag' die hieruit is voortgekomen, vormt een onmisbaar deel van de Haagse stadsgeschiedenis.

Neighbourhoods for the Future : A Plea for a Social and Ecological Urbanism / by Maarten Hajer, Peter Pelzer, Martijn van den Hurk, Chris ten Dam and Edwin Buitelaar. - Amsterdam : Trancity Valiz icw Utrecht University, 2020. - 222 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Incl. Index, Notes, Biographies on the authors
ISBN: 978-94-92095-78-7
The current ecological crisis will transform the face and fate of cities. 'Neighbourhoods for the Future' is based on the conviction that we should rethink cities from the ambit of the neighbourhood. It revisits the neighbourhood as the designated scale and arena to build our urban futures. By introducing the concepts of neighbourhood arrangements and ecologies, based on examples in Europe and North America, this book provides a new perspective on the relation between participants, resources and rules, to spark change and prepare urbanites and policymakers for realizing their own sustainable neighbourhoods for the future.

100 jaar Modern Den Haag : Van Nirwana tot Central Innovation District / door Eric Vreedenburgh en Marcel Teunissen; bijdrage van Mick Eekhout. - Rotterdam : nai010, 2020. - 144 p. : kl. en zw/w  ills. ; 30 cm
Incl. Register en Literatuur
ISBN: 978-94-6208-579-4
Rijk geïllustreerd boek, uitgegeven nav de gelijknamige manifestatie in 2020, over Haagse  innovaties in de gebouwde omgeving, de weerstand daartegen en de sociaal-maatschappelijke context van vernieuwingsdrang. Het vertrekpunt vormt het Nieuwe Bouwen van Jan Duiker, Jan Wiebenga, Jan Wils en Jan Buijs. Een eeuw later krijgt innovatie op grote schaal gestalte met smart city- en duurzaamheidsconcepten in het Central Innovation District,  Den Haag Centraal, Hollands Spoor en Laan van Nieuwe Oost-Indië. De moderniteit voert deels terug naar technieken die rond 1920 in de kinderschoenen stonden, zoals zonne-energie, stralingswarmte, lichtgewicht prefab, vrije en flexibele plattegronden, dubbel grondgebruik, nieuwe constructiemethodes, nieuwe vormen van communicatie, vervoer en de 'economie van de natuur'.

Een monument voor de BKR : De geschiedenis van een spraakmakende kunstenaarsregeling (1949-1987) / auteur Fransje Kuyvenhoven. - Zwolle : Waanders & De Kunst Uitgeverij i.s.m. Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, 2020. - 308 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Incl. Literatuur, Chronologie, Registers.
ISBN: 978-94-6262-311-8
‘In de BKR zitten' of ‘in de Contraprestatie' zoals de regeling in het begin werd genoemd, was in de jaren 1949-1987 een begrip in Nederland. De Beeldende Kunstenaarsregeling bood kunstenaars die niet van hun werk konden leven, een tijdelijk inkomen in ruil voor kunstwerken. De regeling was geliefd bij kunstenaars, meer dan 5.600 maakten er op enig moment gebruik van, maar de regering vond haar te duur en zette er na 38 jaar een punt achter. De Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed bezat in 1987, 221.000 schilderijen, tekeningen, grafiek, beelden, sieraden, objecten, video's, etcetera. Ruim 200.000 werken zijn geschonken aan instellingen, teruggegeven aan de makers en overgedragen aan de kunstuitleen. De Rijksdienst heeft er 20.000 gehouden. Ze worden uitgeleend aan musea, ministeries, ambassades en aan tentoonstellingen en manifestaties. In dit boek, rijk geïllustreerd met een selectie van 100 topstukken, beschrijft Fransje Kuyvenhoven de turbulente geschiedenis van deze unieke regeling.