Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - november-december 2021

Lorraine O'Grady : Both/And / ed. with text by Catherine Morris, Aruna D'Souza ; texts by Harry Burke, Malik Gaines, Catherine Lord, Zoe Whitley, Stephanie Sparling Williams, Ann Pasternak. - New York : Dancing Foxes i.c.w. Brooklyn Museum, 2021. - 226 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Includes notes, chronology, bibliography
ISBN: 978-0-87273-186-8
Four decades of multimedia exploits in race, art politics and subjectivity: a long-overdue survey on conceptual performance artist Lorraine O'Grady, published on the occasion of the similar named exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, NY, March 5 - July 18, 2021.
Conceptual performance artist O'Grady burst into the contemporary art world in 1980 dressed in a gown made of 180 pairs of white gloves and wielding a chrysanthemum-studded whip. For the next three years, O'Grady documented her exploits as this incendiary fictional persona, visiting gallery openings and providing critiques of the racial politics at play in the New York art scene. The resulting series, Mlle Bourgeoise Noire, was merely the beginning of a long career of avant-garde work that would continue to build upon O'Grady's conceptions of self and subjectivity as seen from the perspective of a Black woman artist. This survey of O'Grady's work spans her career and features nearly all of her major projects, contextualized by an extensive timeline with letters, journal entries and interviews.

Neïl Beloufa : People Love War Data & Travels / ed. by Benjamin Thorel
and Myriam Ben Salah ; texts by Anahi Alviso-Marino, Negar Azimi, Guillaume Désanges ...[et al.] ; design by Olivier Lebrun. - Paris : After 8 Books, 2021. - 512 p. :  ill. ; 33 cm. - (Fr. / Eng.)
Includes notes, biographies
ISBN: 9782955948675
Monograph on the French Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa (born 1985), published in conjunction with his solo show, ‘Neïl Beloufa ; Digital Mourning', at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan. In his films, sculptures and multimedia installations Beloufa explores how to address today's issues, challenging contemporary representations of social relationships, power games and political and economic structures. As an artist favoring collaborations over authorship and responsive strategies over predetermined intentions, Beloufa has developed his own work methods and a particular approach to the studio.The catalog presents the artist's projects over the past 12 years, including his exhibition at Stroom Den Haag, ‘Neïl Beloufa: Counting on People' (2015) and recent experiments with online platforms and NFT; taking ‘Digital Mourning' as its starting point.

Beatriz Gonzalez : A Retrospective / by Tobias Ostrander, Mari Carmen Ramírez ; contributions by Caroline Ponce de León, Gonzalo Sànchez G.. - London : Prestel, 2019. - 280 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Includes notes  
ISBN: 9783791359298
Catalogue accompanying Beatriz González's first large-scale, U.S.-based retrospective at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (April 19 - Sep. 1, 2019). and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Oct. 27, 2019 - Jan. 20, 2020). The Colombia-born González (1938) is not only an internationally celebrated artist, but also a representative of the radical women generation from Latin America. Her radical work (she's described herself as a "transgressor"), draws from her own investigation of Colombia's sociopolitical climate, the global emphasis on European artwork, meditations on the media. It has never been simply Pop Art, the movement with which she's most frequently associated; González once called her flat-figured, brightly-colored works, "underdeveloped paintings for underdeveloped countries". The catalogue includes essays that explore Gonzalez's early, late and current work, her use of photography and archival images and contextualizes her practice within Colombian history and by describing major events that have influenced her work.

Reading by Osmosis : Nature Interprets Us / texts by Semâ Bekirovic, Michael Marder. - Rotterdam : nai010. 2019. - 112 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 978-94-6208-516-9
If we acknowledge that animals and plants can 'read', interpret and ‘artistically' transform the world around them, is the traditional opposition between culture and nature still tenable? Semâ Bekirovic is a visual artist and curator. She minimizes her own contribution to her work, by collaborating with plants, animals and natural processes and phenomena. Reading by Osmosis is the provisional culmination of this process. Here, she removes herself from the making process altogether, in order to provide non-human artists with an opportunity to showcase their work. The publication shows works of art that were not made by human hands: an overgrown fence overgrown, an underwater video, a battered disco ball. The makers? Ivy, an octopus and time. Reading by Osmosis raises the question whether making art is a process as unintentional and plant-like as, for example, osmosis. The book includes the essay 'On Art as Planetary Metabolism', in which philosopher Michael Marder expounds his theories about non-human art making

Kara Walker : Fons Americanus - Hyundai Commission / Kara Walker, Clara Kim, Zadie Smith. - Lodon : Tate Publishing, 2020. - 160 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes notes, biography
ISBN: 9781849766852
The works of New York-based artist Kara Walker (b. 1969) have been featured prominently in exhibitions around the world since the mid-1990s. Walker is renowned for her candid explorations of race, gender, sexuality and violence, from drawings, prints, murals, shadow puppets, cut-paper silhouettes, and projections to large-scale sculptural installations, often referencing the history of slavery and the antebellum American South. This publication documents the process towards and installation of Walker's 'Fons Americanus' at Tate Modern's Turbine Hall. Walker introduces a personal selection of archival images and artworks that have influenced her during the genesis of this work. Essays by curator Clara Kim and a specially commissioned piece by Zadie Smith offer fresh insights into Walker's life and career.

Sun Ra's Chicago : Afrofuturism and the City / by William Sites. -  Chicago : University of Chcago, 2020. - 314 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - (Historical Studies of Urban America)
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 978-0226732107
Sun Ra (1914-93) was one of the most wildly prolific and unfailingly eccentric figures in the history of music. Renowned for extravagant performances in which his Arkestra appeared in neo-Egyptian garb, the keyboardist and bandleader also espoused an interstellar cosmology that claimed the planet Saturn as his true home. In ‘Sun Ra's Chicago' , William Sites dives into the life of the visionary, specifically during his stay in the city's South Side (1946 to 1961) where he relaunched his career. The postwar South Side was a hotbed of unorthodox religious and cultural activism: Afrocentric philosophies flourished, storefront prophets sold "dream-book bibles," and Elijah Muhammad was building the Nation of Islam. It was also an unruly musical crossroads where the man then known as Sonny Blount drew from an array of intellectual and musical sources - from radical nationalism, revisionist Christianity, and science fiction to jazz, blues, Latin dance music, and pop exotica - to construct a philosophy and performance style that imagined a new identity and future for African Americans. ‘ Sun Ra's Chicago'  shows that late twentieth-century Afrofuturism emerged from a deep, utopian engagement with the city.

Afrofuturism : The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture / by Ytasha L. Womack. - Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, 2017. - 214 p. : ill. ; 21,5 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9781613747964
Publication on the music, literature, and art of Afrofuturism.  Womack introduces readers to the community of artists creating Afrofuturist works, the innovators from the past and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler and N. K. Jemisin to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra and George Clinton and the visual and multimedia artists inspired by African Dogon myths and Egyptian deities, the book's topics range from the "alien" experience of blacks in America to the "wake up" cry that peppers sci-fi literature, sermons, and activism.

Afrofuturism 2.0 : The Rise of Astro-Blackness / ed. by Reynaldo Anderson, Charles E. Jones ; with contr. by Tiffany E. Barber, Nettrice Gaskins, Ricardo Guthrie [ al.]. Lanham : Lexington, 2016. - 240 p. ; 23 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9781498510523
The ideas and practices related to afrofuturism have existed for most of the 20th century, especially in the north American African diaspora community. After Mark Dery coined the word "afrofuturism" in 1993, Alondra Nelson as a member of an online forum, along with other participants, began to explore the initial terrain and intellectual underpinnings of the concept noting that "AfroFuturism has emerged as a term of convenience to describe analysis, criticism and cultural production that addresses the intersections between race and technology." ‘Afrofuturism 2.0: The Rise of Astroblackness' represents a transition from previous ideas related to afrofuturism that were formed in the late 20th century around issues of the digital divide, music and literature. Afrofuturism 2.0 expands and broadens the discussion around the concept to include religion, architecture, communications, visual art, philosophy and reflects its current growth as an emerging global Pan African creative phenomenon.

The Future We Choose : Surviving the Climate Crisis / by Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac. - New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020. - 214 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 978-0-525-65835-1
With ‘The Future We Choose', Figueres and Rivett-Carna - who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015 - offer a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity.
The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris Agreement's climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a regenerative world that has net-zero emissions. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head-on, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us what governments, corporations, and each of us can, and must, do to fend off disaster.

What Can a Body Do? : How we Meet the Built World / by Sara Hendren. - New York : Riverhead Books, 2020. - 240 p. ; 23,5 cm
Includes notes, bibliography
ISBN: 9780735220003
Nearly everything human beings make and use is assistive technology, meant to bridge the gap between body and world. Yet unless, or until, a misfit between our own body and the world is acute enough to be understood as disability, we may never stop to consider - or reconsider - the hidden assumptions on which our everyday environment is built.
In a series of stories drawn from the lived experience of disability and the ideas and innovations that have emerged from it - from cyborg arms to customizable cardboard chairs to deaf architecture - Sara Hendren invites her readers to rethink the things and settings we live with. What might assistance based on the body's capacity for adaptation - rather than an insistence on "normalcy"- look like? Can we foster interdependent, not just independent, living? How do we creatively engineer public spaces that allow all humans to navigate our common terrain? What Can a Body Do? helps imagine a future that will better meet the range of our collective needs and desires.

The Constituent Museum : Constellations of Knowledge, Politics and Mediation: A Generator of Social Change / ed. by John Byrne, Elinor Morgan, November Paynter ...[et al.] ; contr. by Azra Akšamija, Alberto Altés Arlandis, Burak Arikan ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam ; [s.l.] : Valiz ; L'internationale, 2018. - 384 p. : ill. ; 24.5 cm
Includes notes, indexes of names, works of art, exhibitions, projects, organizations
ISBN: 978-94-92095-42-8
What would happen if museums put relationships at the centre of their operations? This question inspires this publication, which offers a diverse, rigorous, and experimental analysis of what is commonly known as education, mediation or interpretation within museum institutions. It regards the visitor not as a passive receiver of predefined content, but as an active member of a constituent body, whom it facilitates, inspires and learns from. Moving beyond the practice of mediation as such, the publication situates constituent practices of collaboration and co-production within the existing social-political (neoliberal) context.

Grounds for Possible Music : On Gender, Voice, Language, and Identity / ed. by Julia Eckhardt ; with contr. by Andrea Parkins, Aurélie Lierman, Bonnie Jones, [... et al.]. - Berlin : Errant Bodies icw umland, 2018. - 144p. : ill. ; 26,5 cm
Includes notes, biographies
ISBN : 978-0-9978744-2-6
How do we get to imagine the music we make? Where and how is it grounded? What is the relationship between the art and its maker, and what and who does music represent?
Gender, voice, language and identity are four important notions for musical creation, for the shaping of a canon, and for the interactions in the field. All four notions are strongly contextual and carry an inherent sense of paradigm and otherness. In this publication, these four notions serve as a set of lenses permitting different perspectives on one another. Some twenty artists have created a variety of outputs - as different in form, strategies, approach, and language, as they are rooted in a variety of sub-fields within the sounding arts.
Julia Eckhardt is a musician , curator in the field of the sounding arts, and  founding member of Q-O2 workspace in Brussels. As a musician Eckhardt has been involved in various collaborations with composers and improvisers, such as Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros and Stevie Wishart.

Mix & Stir : New Outlooks on Contemporary Art from Global Perspectives / ed. by Helen Westgeest & Kitty Zijlmans ; with contr. by Remy Jungerman, Meta Knol, Ni Haifeng [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2021. - 432 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - (PLURAL #4)
Includes notes, biographies, index of ingredients, index of names
ISBN: 978-94-93246-05-8
Analogous to a cookery book, Mix & Stir explores new outlooks on contemporary art from global perspectives. It intends to encourage studying art beyond national constraints, cultural dominances, and hierarchies. The book breaks new ground by allowing innovative, contrary, queer, idiosyncratic practices and discourses, theories and topics, methods, and concerns to to steer away from the persistent Eurocentric/Western-centric viewpoint towards a transcultural and transnational interconnected model of exchange and processes of interculturalization. Mix & Stir, with contributions by renowned researchers, curators and artists, is an endeavour to understand art as being a panhuman phenomenon of all times and cultures.

Polite Fictions : Behind the public face of diplomatic gifts / concept, photography and text by Suzanne Schols ; design by HouseTMM. - The Hague : in house, 2021 (2020). - 138 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
ISBN: 978-90-9034619-9
Throughout history, the exchange of gifts has played a central role in the conduct of international relations. While the rules, traditions and culture of gifting evolve, it remains a universal ritual that often reveals deeper truths about what it means to be human. In the publication ‘Polite Fictions' photographer Schols examines this gifting ritual in the diplomatic field, where gifts once had the power to initiate negotiations, ease tensions or send subtle messages. What role do gifts play in fostering international relations today? What messages do they carry? And what can they tell us about the relationship between two countries? Pictures taken by Schols are accompanied by the manyfold correspondance with all sorts of governmental authorities about her requests to photograph the gifts.  

De Matlas van Den Haag = The Mutllet Atlas The Hague / door Daniel Heikens, Rein Langeveld  en Joost Nijhuis ; introductie door Saul van Stapele. - Den Haag : Lecturis, 2021. - 256 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
ISBN: 9789462264120
In de periode 2011-2019 portretteerden de fotografen Daniel Heikens en Rein Langeveld in hun woonplaats Den Haag een groot aantal mannen met een ‘mat' als haardracht. Uit hun enthousiasme, gekoppeld aan de fascinatie van ontwerper Joost Nijhuis voor culturele fenomenen en stromingen, werd het idee voor een fotoboek geboren, vormgegeven als een ware atlas, inclusief geografische kaarten, pictogrammen en statistieken aan de hand van vraaggesprekken met de mannen. Tijdens het onderzoek naar het fenomeen ‘de mat' (Engels: mullet, Vlaams: nektapijt of nekspoiler) viel het de heren op dat de mat overal ter wereld wordt gedragen en veelal met een reden. Bij de Masai bijvoorbeeld, dragen mannen een mat om te laten zien dat zij nog op zoek zijn naar een partner. In onze westerse cultuur heeft de haardracht veelal een anarchistische uitstraling.

Atlas of Diagrammatic Imagination : Maps in Research, Art and Education / ed. by Lina Michelkevi?? and Vytautas Michelkevi?ius ; contributions by Arnas Anskaitis, Tomas S. Butkus, Vitalij ?erviakov [et al.]. - Vilnius : Vilnius Academy of Arts Press, 2019. - 208 p. : ill. ; 35 cm.- (Eng. / Lith.)
ISBN: 978-609-447-329-6
In the face of ever-increasing information flows and the challenges of big data processing and rendition, a linear text is not always the most suggestive form of communication. Meanwhile in maps, within a single plane, we can operate with multiple layers of knowledge, and use different means of expression in order to discover unexpected links. This ‘atlas' invites its readers to traverse the imagination and knowledge of all the artists and researchers who contributed their - fold-out - maps, diagrams and texts. Even though cartographic references play an important role, many of the maps presented and discussed in this atlas go beyond their geographical notion. They may involve multilayered diagrams, trajectories of a freely moving body or a hand, visual signs of hesitancy, tools of material or visual thinking, charts of tacit knowledge, notations of sensual data, or the models of research hypotheses or findings.

Fiona Tan : With the Other Hand = Mit der anderen Hand / Eva Sangiorg,  Fiona Tan ; contributions by Ruth Horak, Nina Schedlmayer, Thorsten Sadowsky. - Cologne : Snoeck, 2020. - 160 p. ; ill. ; 32 cm
ISBN: 9783864423246
Includes notes, biography, bibliography Fiona Tan has occupied a pivotal position with­in contemporary art since the late 1990s; her moving-image and photographic artworks are familiar from many key international biennials and exhibitions. Fiona Tan explores history and time and our place within them, working within the contested territory of representation. Deeply embedded in all of Fiona Tan's work is her fascination with the mutability of identity, the deceptive nature of representation, and the play of memory across time and space in a world ­increasingly shaped by global culture. This exhibition catalogue has been -  together with a similar titled reader - published  on the occasion of  Tan's extensive retrospective, presented concurrently at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg (31.10.2020 to 02.05.2021) and Kunsthalle Krems (21.11.2020 to14.02.2021). The catalogue discusses the works drawn from two decades shown across both venues, including the newly com­missioned video works GRAY GLASS and PICKPOCKETS.

Fiona Tan : With the Other Hand = Mit der anderen Hand ; reader / ed. by Gilda Williams with texts by John Berger, Okwui Enwezor, Lynne, Cooke, Brian Dillon [ al.]. - Cologne : Snoeck, 2020. - 352 p. ; ill. ; 21 cm. - (Deu / Eng.)
Includes notes, author's biographies, index
ISBN: 9783864423246
This reader, edited and provided with an introduction by art historian and critic Gilda Williams, gathers the central texts on the Fiona Tan's most important works in the light of art history, post-colonial theory and film analysis. Catalog articles and exhibition reviews are flanked by Tan's own texts: essays, letters, manuscripts and project records as well as her engagement with other artistic positions, from Chantal Akerman to Jeff Wal. The reader has been published -  together with the similar named exhibition catalogue -  on the occasion of her retrospective exhibitionat the Museum der Moderne Salzburg and Kunsthalle Krems (Oct.2020- May 2021).

The Wordliness of Oil : Recognition and Relations / ed. by Joyce Poot, Anna Sejbæk Torp-Pedersen ; with contr. by Niloufar Nematollahi, Ruby de Vos, Anne Szefer Karlsen, Helga Nyman [ al.]. - Amsterdam : VU Faculteit der Letteren, 2021. - 116 p : ill. ; 23 cm. - (Kunstlicht, Journal for Visual Art, Visual Culture and Architecture, Volume 42, 2021, no. 3/4 [cover says 2/3].
ISBN: 978-90-831657-1-4
Includes notes This special issue of Kunstlicht 'The Worldliness of Oil: Recognition and Relations' examines how oil continues to shape individual experiences and national identities, fuel conflict and create unequal economic opportunities. The reader is invited to examine the (parallel or time-shifted) relationships between and experiences of oil countries. These countries are bathed in resources, but are also deeply entrenched and embroiled in conflicts and wars over these resources. The inhabitants, for whom the land and sea provide a livelihood, are directly influenced by this industry and consequently by the economy and politics. The contributors to this issue delve into these complex cultural areas from a wide variety of perspectives related to the past, present, and future.
Artists: Clementine Edwards, Tanja Engelberts, Raja'a Khalid [ al.]