Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - juni 2015

Out of Time, Out of Place : Public Art (Now) / edited by Claire Doherty ; texts by Claire Doherty, Per Gunnar Eeg-Tverbakk, Chris Fite-Wassilak, Matteo Lucchetti, Magdalena Malm and Alexis Zimberg. - London : Art Books Publishing, 2015. - 256 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The face of public art is changing. For decades, art in the public realm has been characterized by the landmark sculpture or spectacular outdoor event that helps to define or brand a place. But in recent years, a new wave of international artists and producers has rejected the monumental scale and mass appeal of such artworks. Instead, these individuals and groups favour unconventional forms that unsettle rather than authenticate a place's identity; disrupt rather than embellish a particular location; and contest rather than validate the design and function of public space. Performed interactions, collaborative social movements and small-scale subversive acts are just some of the unorthodox approaches taken by these artists. Their works challenge preconceived ideas about the role of art in place-making as they seek to remake places through radical forms and practices.

Art Against the Law / edited by Rebecca Zorach ; texts by Claire Pentecost, Laurie Jo Reynolds, Joyce Owens [ al.]. - Chicago : The School of the Art Institute Chicago, 2014. - 234 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (Chicago Social Practice History Series ; Series Editors Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller)
Includes bibliographial references and index.
Art Against the Law examines the creative tactics of the Chicago's activist artists and their ways of addressing the broad definitions of the law—from responses to excessive policing to inequities in public policy. These include creative forms of protest, rebellion against the law through illegal art practices, and using the political system itself as an art medium to alter existing laws. The essays and conversations in this volume also address the boundaries between art and creative activism and question whether lines should be drawn at all. Through these texts and interviews, Art Against the Law proves that creative imagination can be formidable in challenging the status quo.

Drawing Now / edited by Klaus Albrecht Schröder and Elsy Lahner ; artists Marcel van Eeden, Amy Cutler, Michaël Borremans, Toba  Khedoori, Paul Noble, Robin Rhode, David Shrigley [ al.]. - München : Hirmer Verlag, 2015. - 232 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
In today's drawings, the line extends from the drawing to the wall, expands into space or becomes a video animation. The spectrum of its subjects ranges from personal experiences that are expressed in spontaneous diary entries to political events.
The Albertina in Vienna takes stock of what drawing means or can mean today, selected works by 36 international artists and artist groups turn the spotlight on relevant movements of the past ten years.


The Geologic Imagination / edited by Arie Altena, Mirna Belina, Lucas van der Velden ; with contributions by The Center of Land Use Interpretation, Matthew Coolidge, smudge studio [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Sonic Acts Press, 2015. - 332 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes biographies.
This new publication by Sonic Acts is inspired by geosciences and zooms in on planet Earth. Fundamental to The Geologic Imagination is the idea that we live in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Human activity has irreversibly changed the composition of the atmosphere, the oceans, and even the Earth's crust. Humanity has become a geological force. Consequently, the perspective has shifted from humans at the centre of the world to the forces that act on timescales beyond the conceivable. These ideas challenge us to rethink our attachments to the world, and our concepts of nature, culture and ecology.
With this book Sonic Acts examines how art and science map and document new insights, and how the changes and transformations that occur on a geological scale can become something humans can feel, touch, and experience.


No Patent Pending : Selfmade Performative Media / editor Matteo Marangoni ; contributors Lars Kynde, Jonathan Reus, Anne Wellmer [ al.]. - The Hague ; Gent : iii editions : MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2014. - loose leaf prints + box : ills. ; 24 cm
How to convey ephemeral, performative practices based around unique and inventive media within the fixed and standardized format of a book?
This publication by iii presents itself as a large pack of cards that the reader is invited to explore. Contributions range from theoretical essays to poetic exercises with text and image reflecting a wide range of practices seeking radically subjective approaches to media in performance. DIY media technologies, avant-garde music rituals, artistic-scientific hybrids, idiosyncratic new instruments, speculative business approaches, phenomenological investigations, open-source and feminist perspectives on digital culture are all present here as part of a cut-up treatise on media less traveled.

978 94 9177 567 3

A School for Design Fiction / concept, text, design James Langdon. - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2014. - 136 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
A school for design fiction was convened on 8 November, 2013 at Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig. This itinerant school employs the curious genre of ‘design fiction' to assert storytelling as the primary function of design, assuming that every artefact has the potential to express the character of the culture that produced it. This publication documents and expands on the founding of the school through a series of imagined scenarios. These include a drama at the printer for architect Augustus Pugin in 1836, the history of the universe as observed on an English hillside in 1937, the first human trial of split brain surgery in California in 1961, and a Scottish speech synthesis studio in 2013.

Disguise and Deception : A Mimetic Exchange of Strategies for Make Believe / book concept and photograhs by Anika Schwarzlose ; text by Johan Frederik Hartle. - Amsterdam : Van Zoetendaal Publishers, 2014. - 100 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
In the former German Democratic Republic, a special unit of the Nationale Volksarmee (East German National People's Army of NVA) known as Tarnen und Täuschen (Disguise and Deception) was occupied with the development of camouflage technology and with production of decoy weaponry. Following the reunification of Germany, this unit has continued its function as part of the Bundeswehr - the current German army. The work of this unit, the conveying of impressions and the creation of experiences is, to a certain extent, aesthetic.
These primary functions, in combination with the decoys and illusions of the army become metaphors in the photographic series Disguise and Deception by Anika Schwarzlose.


Social Fabric / edited by Michelle Baggerman ; writers Daniëlle Arets, Bas Raijmakers, Ellen Zoete [ al.]. - Eindhoven : Design Academy Eindhoven, 2013. - 80 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (The Readership in Strategic Creativity Series)
The world of crafts is rich in meaning and depth because of crafts' very social character and its firm position in culture and society. To give similar meaning to smart textiles we can learn from craftspeople about how they share and evolve their practice. 'Social Fabric' identifies ways to bring the age-old skills and wisdom of craftspeople together with the new technology and ingenuity of engineers, creating new narratives for smart textiles.

Re: Inventing the Pioneers : Film experiments on handmade silver gelatin emulsion and color methods / by Esther Urlus. - Rotterdam : Filmwerkplaats, 2015. - 41 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
A starters guide to home brewing light sensitive emulsion that's suitable to use on 16mm clear (transparent) film. The starting point is the home brewing of a basic silver emulsion based on gelatin, potassium bromide and silver nitrate. To be able to resurrect the art, science, and craft of silver gelatin emulsions we need to experiment freely and share openly. It signifies a hope and commitment to making sure these techniques, tricks and handy tips remain openly available to all who might need them.

Atlantic Wall 1940-1945 : 2013-2014 / fotografie Stephan Vanfleteren ; tekst Mathieu de Meyer, Benoit Strubbe, Stephan Vanfleteren. - Veurne : Uitgeverij Hannibal, 2014. - 200 p. : ills. ; 20 x 28 cm
In de Tweede Wereldoorlog gaf Adolf Hitler de opdracht om een verdedigingslinie te bouwen langs de kusten van het westelijke front. Vanaf de Frans-Spaanse grens tot het noorden van Noorwegen vormt deze Atlantikwall een aaneenschakeling van bunkers, versperringen en kustbatterijen. Stephan Vanfleteren toont met deze fotoreeks zijn verwondering voor de ongewilde architectonische schoonheid van deze betonnen constructies en staat stil bij de kracht van de natuur, die dit ondoordringbaar geachte bouwwerk langzaam op de knieën krijgt.
978 94 9137 679 5

Why Is Landscape Beautiful? : The Science of Strollology
/ by Lucius Burckhardt ; edited by Markus Ritter and Martin Schmitz. - Basel : Birkhäuser Verlag, 2015. - 320 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
Given the fact that 'the landscape' as an idea only exists in our heads, Burckhardt's writings (and drawings) are not so much concerned with beautiful vistas, but focus instead on the multi-faceted interaction a simple walk-taker has with his environment. To those who observe the environment with their eyes wide open, interesting questions will arise again and again; for example, why "city" and "country" can no longer be separated so easily in the face of progressive urbanization. Or why we consider a viaduct to be beautiful, but a nuclear power station an intrusion. And also, why gardens are works of art and should therefore be appraised as such.

Transforming Cities : Urban Interventions in Public Space / edited by Kristin Feireiss, Oliver G. Hamm ; texts by Andreas Ruby, Jörg Stollmann, Regula Lüscher [ al.]. - Berlin : Jovis Verlag, 2015. - 192 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
In certain parts of the world, the founding of new towns and extensive urban development are still going ahead rapidly at the beginning of the twenty-first century. In Europe, however, which already has a high degree of urbanization, more cautious interventions into the urban structure are required. By means of both permanent and temporary interventions, attempts are being made to meet the complex requirements of a changing modern society.

Art in Times of Gray Democracy / edited by Julia Kurz, Joanna Warsza, Franciska Zolyom. - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2015. - 75 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Includes biographies.
Does art have the potential to stimulate and sustain political participation? On behalf of the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Joanna Warsza invited the artists Alexandra Pirici, Pablo Helguera, and Ulf Aminde to Leipzig to try out three projects in public and semi-public spaces. All the works were shown as part of the Performative Democracy series, whose title is taken from the book of the same name by Polish sociologist Elżbieta Matynia. It describes people as politically active creatures whose collective significance is derived from their actions. The publication Art in Times of Gray Democracy brings to a close the Performative Democracy series. It is produced in magazine format.

Performative Urbanism : Generating and Designing Urban Space / editors Sophie Wolfrum, Nikolai Frhr. v. Brandis ; texts by Christpher Dell, Max Ott, Ashan Senel [ al.]. - Berlin : jovis Verlag, 2015. - 192 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and biographies of the authors.
Space is produced while experiencing architecture within a situation. There is a dialectical interplay between architectonic material (intra-architectonic reality) and usage and action (urban reality). The everyday urban life of the city, with all its potential and conflicts, is taken into consideration. Analyzing the urban is not enough. This discourse is about Urban Design. Is architectural design one part, and the actualization of architecture in a performative incident another? Does Urban Design need different practices?

The SAAL Process : Architecture and Participation 1974-1976
/ concept Delfim Sardo ; texts Alexandre Alves Costa, Pedro Gadanho, Vittorio Gregotti [ al.]. - Porto : Fundacao de Serralves, 2014. - 304 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes Chronology.
This is the catalogue for the first major exhibition on SAAL [Local Ambulatory Support Service], an architectural and political project created just months after the April 1974 Revolution in Portugal. The merging of architecture and the needs of underprivileged populations by involving them in direct participation was one of the most compelling European projects of its time. SAAL was crucial to the internationalization of Portuguese architecture, and would transform the perception of many architects in their understanding of social housing.

Rescuing Modernity : Global Heritage Assemblages & Modern Architecture in Africa. / doctoral thesis by Christoph Rausch. - Maastricht : Universitaire Pers, 2013. - 230 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Modern architecture was brought to Africa in the 20th century to ‘civilise' this ‘underdeveloped' continent. It was primarily a manifestation of (failed) colonialism. In his PhD dissertation, Maastricht University (UM) researcher Christoph Rausch spotlights the heated debate over modern heritage in Africa. What should be preserved? And would you really want to preserve ‘innovative' architecture that is now well and truly outdated?

Kunst in opdracht 2006-2013 / samenstelling en redactie Ria Pacquée, Catherine Robberechts, Ronald Van de Sompel [ al.] ; teksten Jorinde Seijdel, Christophe Van Gerrewey, Rolf Quaghebeur [ al.].- Brussel : Kunstcel van de Vlaams Bouwmeester, 2015. - 250 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Het boek Kunst in opdracht 2006-2013 omvat een complete inventaris van alle projecten waar de kunstcel in de voorbije jaren bij betrokken was. Niet minder dan 144 verschillende kunstwerken (gerealiseerd of in conceptfase), geconcipieerd voor de meest diverse publieke en semi-publieke contexten (zorginstellingen, scholen, publieke ruimte, administratieve gebouwen enzovoort) en verspreid over heel Vlaanderen, komen hierin aan bod. Waar staan we in Vlaanderen met kunst in opdracht en welke kwesties zijn aan de orde in functie van een verdere professionalisering van het veld? Welk nieuw instrumentarium kan voor beleid en praktijk worden ontwikkeld met het oog op inhoudelijke verrijking en optimalisering? Welke dienstverlening en ondersteuning hebben kunstenaars en opdrachtgevers daarbij nodig?

Antoinetta Peeters / tekst Mariska van den Berg, Lisa van Gerven. - Breda : Club Solo, 2014. - 28 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Antonietta Peeters opent het programma van Club Solo, een nieuw kunstenaarsinitiatief in Breda. Het concept van het initiatief is steeds een solopresentatie organiseren die tegenover een solo vanuit een museale collectie wordt gepresenteerd. Antonietta Peeters' solotentoonstelling is gekoppeld aan een presentatie van het werk van de Belgische kunstenaar Guy Mees uit de collectie van het M HKA.

Wesley Meuris / tekst Pieter Vermeulen, Diana Franssen, Steven ten Thije. - Breda : Club Solo, 2014. - 28 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Het concept van Club Solo is steeds een solopresentatie organiseren die tegenover een solo vanuit een museale collectie wordt gepresenteerd. Wesley Meuris deconstrueert bestaande architecturale modellen om verborgen mechanismen bloot te leggen. In Breda presenteert hij werken die zijn fascinatie tonen ten aanzien van museumarchitectuur en tentoonstellingsmechanismen. In reactie op het werk van Wesley toont het Van Abbemuseum Forte! (2010), een videowerk van de Canadese kunstenaar Mark Lewis (1958) dat het museum recentelijk heeft aangekocht.

End Note(s) : Moderation(s) 2012-2014 / concept Herman Chong ; contributors Nadim Abbas, Defne Ayas, Oscar van den Boogaard [ al.]. - Rotterdam : Witte de With, 2014. - 168 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Over the course of two years, from 2012 to 2014, Moderation(s) saw a sprawling ecology of artists, curators, and writers gather around different formats of inhabitation, production, and exhibition making. Each project installment of  Moderation(s) - including three residencies, a series of performances, a conference and an exhibition- questioned or redefined the conditions of creating objects, situations, and stories. Essays were viewed as works of fiction, language as image, sculpture as situation. An extension of this approach, End Note(s) focuses on interpretations of and reflections on what has been said and what has been done during Moderation(s).

Culture Class: Art, Creativity, Urbanism : Hermes Lecture 2010 / Martha Rosler. -
 's-Hertogenbosch : Hermes Lecture Foundation / Stichting Hermeslezing, 2010. - 96 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - Ned. / Eng.
Martha Rosler's Hermes Lecture addressed the social and political position of visual artists in the context of Richard Florida's model of the "creative class" - a model that is increasingly embraced and adopted by local politicians and city governments. How will it affect the arts when the presence of artists in a city or urban region is primarily seen as a catalyst for economic growth? To what extent is the design-based model of the creative industry something in which the autonomous visual artist can flourish without problems? Does the triumph of the creative class stand for the long-awaited social emancipation of artists, or rather for their instrumentalisation and functional subordination?

Night Fishing / concept Hidde van Seggelen ; texts by Chris Fite-Wassilak, Mark Kremer, Damian Taylor, Jan Teeuwisse, Sydney Picasso ; artists Georg Baselitz, Wolfganf Laib, Mark Manders [ al.]. - Helvoirt : TEFAF, 2015. - 140 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes biograpies.
A new curated presentation complements TEFAF Modern that evolves around the idea of sculpture which is the subject of a current and on-going redefinition.
The title Night Fishing evokes a very ancient process, which is still in practice in many parts of the world, where fishermen use a lamp to catch fish at night. The subtitle "hands on" assigns a current disposition to an ancient technique, meaning that the wealth of objects at TEFAF act as beacons to attract and assimilate younger production.