Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - januari 2014

How to Like Everything : A Utopia / by Paul Shepheard. - Alresford : Zero Books, 2013. - 140 p. ; 22 cm
How To Like Everything is a utopia. 'Utopia' is a word invented five hundred years ago at the start of the modern age as a description of the ideal society. It's composed of Latin parts that taken together mean 'no place' or 'nowhere'. We now use the word utopia to mean an impossible dream of perfection. How To Like Everything recasts the actual world, the forever-changing world we live in, as utopia: to make the impossible possible.

TA-DA! : Word kunstenaar in een paar uur!
/ kinderboek door Navid Nuur ; concept, tekst en foto's Navid Nuur. - Maastricht ; Paris : Bonnenfanten Museum : Centre Pompidou, 2013. - 28 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Navid Nuur heeft speciaal voor kinderen het boek TA-DA! gemaakt. Daarin deelt hij zijn recepten, geheimen en ideeën. Bijvoorbeeld hoe je als kind je eigen atelier kunt inrichten. Navid wil kinderen vooral inspireren om zelf kunstwerken te maken.

David Maljkovic : New Reproductions / texts by Maria Fusco, Jonas Zakaitis, Karl Larsson [ al.]. - Milano : Mousse Publishing, 2013. - 96 p. : ills. ; 36 cm
The artist book New Reproductions includes text contributions as poetic and fictional response to David Maljkovic's collaged images. It is published on occasion of his solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius. In the exhibition and the book attention is shifted from the seductive nature of bricolage to its reduction. Layered reproduction examines what it means to attempt to read again without needing to create new content.

The Smell Culture Reader / edited by Jim Drobnick. - Oxford ; New York : Berg Publishers, 2006. - 444 p. ; 24 cm. - (Sensory Formations)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
An overview of what is arguably our most elusive sense. Sight and hearing have been the subject of numerous books, while the so-called "lower senses" have remained relatively unexplored despite powerful and complex social meanings. From hygiene to aromatherapy, the foul to the fragrant, smell is shown here to be much more than a physical act of perception.

Inside Flows : Reinventing the performance of space
/ editors Jan Jongert, Lizanne Dirkx, Hans Venhuizen, Marja van der Burgh. - The Hague : Royal Academy of Art / INSIDE Master Interior Architecture, 2013. - 62 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Contemporary interiors increasingly depend on a complex of connecting of flows. At the same time the growing awareness of the limits to our resources forces designers to reinvent the performance of spaces we inhabit. This issue of INSIDE puts the application of flows in design in perspective and takes you on a tour of the real challenges designers have presented solutions to.

Repressief liberalisme : Opstellen over creatieve arbeid, politiek en kunst / door Pascal Gielen. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2013. - 328 p. ; 21 cm. - (ARS & POLITICA onderdeel van de reeks Arts in Society)
Bevat literatuur en register.
Vrijheid, zo heet de waarde die de kunstenaar deelt met de liberaal. Maar de kunstenaar onderwierp zich de laatste jaren gewillig aan economische en sociale eisen, terwijl zowel overheden als het bedrijfsleven juist de creatieve vrijheid leken te omarmen. Repressief liberalisme gaat in op de paradox van het huidige politieke bestel, dat enerzijds de vrijheid verkondigt, maar anderzijds deze steeds geraffineerder aan banden legt. Wat doet dit bestel met democratie en zou de kunstenaar daar een zinvol antwoord op kunnen bieden?

Stedelingen veranderen de stad : Over nieuwe collectieven, publiek domein en transitie / tekst Mariska van den Berg ; interviews met Tine de Moor, Willemijn Lofvers, Sadik Harchaoui en Apolonija Sustersicis. - Amsterdam : Trancity : Valiz, 2013. - 196 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
Bevat literatuur en index.
Dit boek brengt inspirerende ‘bottom-up' initiatieven in de stad in kaart, en onderzoekt de nieuwe rolverdeling in het publiek domein tussen burgers, overheid en maatschappelijke instituties. Het gaat in op kleinschalige initiatieven waarmee bewoners, activisten, kunstenaars, architecten en andere burgers, naar eigen inzicht ingrijpen in de publieke ruimte. Het boek bevat bovendien een twintigtal projectbeschrijvingen uit binnen- en buitenland.

Return to the Postcolony : Specters of Conolialism in Contemporary Art / by T. J. Demos. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2013. - 176 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliography.
In the wake of failed states, growing economic and political inequality, and the ongoing US- and NATO-led wars for resources, security, and economic dominance worldwide, contemporary artists are revisiting former European colonies, considering past injustices as they haunt the living yet remain repressed in European consciousness. T. J. Demos places contemporary art within the context of neoliberal globalization and what scholars have referred to as the "colonial present."

Culture Class / by Martha Rosler. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2013. - 256 p. : ills. ; 18 cm. - (e-flux Journal).
In this collection of essays Martha Rosler embarks on a broad inquiry into the economic and historical precedents for today's soft ideology of creativity, with special focus on its elaborate retooling of class distinctions. In the creative city, the neutralization or incorporation of subcultural movements, the organic translation of the gritty into the quaint, and the professionalization of the artist combine with armies of eager freelancers and interns to constitute the friendly user interface. This new social sphere in which, for those who have been granted a place within it, an elaborate retooling of traditional markers of difference has allowed class distinctions to be either utterly dissolved or willfully suppressed.

Conversation avec / with Lili Reynaud Dewar, avant / before Ceci est ma maison / This is my place, MAGASIN, Grenoble, 2012 / interview Yves Aupetitallot. - Grenoble : MAGASIN - Centre National d'Art Contemporain, 2012. - 128 p. : ills. - 21 cm. - (Before / Après series)
Pulling from a multiplicity of influences - fashion subcultures, radical design, or the history of cinema -, Lili Reynaud-Dewar (born 1975 in La Rochelle, France) draws slanting lines between her personal history and some universal cultural signifiers. She often identifies with icons of cultural or racial transgression, such as writer and activist Jean Genet, visionary jazz musician Sun Ra, or dancer Josephine Baker. Thanks to the use of performance and the text, and through ever-changing roles and the interplay of people and objects, Reynaud-Dewar creates a dialogue that challenges fixed identities, or the politics of the exhibition.

Letters from Utopia / concept and photography Daan Paans ; essay Jos de Mul. - Breda : The Eriskay Connection, 2013. - 160 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Includes bibliography.
Letters from Utopia is a documentary photographic research that studies groups who wish to extend the human life span extremely or even aim to become immortal. He has entered a world of individuals and organisations that take a shot at an utopian world order.

Solution 247-261: Love / editor Ingo Niermann ; contributors Douglas Coupland, Chus Martinez, Beatriz Preciado [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2013. - (Solution series)
Includes biographies.
In its ninth volume, the Solution series departs from its previous geopolitical focus on regions and countries. The issue becomes the infinite prospect of connection as well as transformation: this book explores the biopolitical and psychosexual topic of love. The past, present, and future of love is a demanding mix of charity, sex, trust, lust, economics, genetics, and cybernetics. This volume explores varying ideas of the body, the self, as a spirited micro-region with borders that cannot hold.

Auras : Homage to Marcel Duchamp / Levitations : Homage to Yves Klein / by Susan Hiller. - London : Bookworks, 2010. - 160 p. : ills. ; 11 cm
Susan Hiller's artist's book which pays homage to two images of aspiration, fantasy and sublimation: Yves Klein's Leap Into The Void, and Marcel Duchamp's Portrait of Dr. R. Dumouchel. Both embrace the phantasmagorical legacy of modernist art; in the former, the shaman's defiance of gravity, in the latter, the clairvoyant's perception of human auras. In her miniature book, Hiller has assembled images sourced from the internet, all paying indirect homage to these two artists' gestures.
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Jurriaan Schrofer : graphic designer, pioneer of photo books, art director, teacher, art manager, environmental artist 1926-1990 / text Frederike Huygen ; archival and image research Frederike Huygen, Jaap van Triest ; image editing and design Jaap van Triest, Karel Martens. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2013. - 395 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes biography, bibliography and index.
Jurriaan Schrofer (1926-1990) was one of the defining figures in the field of graphic design in the Netherlands after the War. This monograph follows Schrofer's career in a number of thematic chapters: PR-brochures for companies, photo books, cultural assignments, advertising, spatial work and art policy, education, letter experiments and art works. The various genres he practiced, the different roles he played and the worlds that the ever curious Schrofer explored serve as a guideline for putting his positions and activities into context.

Binnen in de stad : Ontwerp en gebruik van de publieke interieurs / door Matthijs de Boer ; met bijdragen van Astrid Kockelkoren, Marloes Boutkan, Monique Urselmann. - Amsterdam : Trancity : Valiz, 2012. - 176 p. ; 26 cm
Bibliotheken, stadhuizen, stations, winkels, scholen, schouwburgen, strikt genomen zijn het geen openbare ruimten, maar zo gebruiken we ze wel. Een levendige stad heeft tal van verblijfsplekken, uiteraard buiten in de openbare ruimte, maar ook in gebouwen die zich daarvoor lenen. Die overdekte ruimten zijn overgangszones tussen openbaar en privé en bieden stedelingen en bezoekers gelegenheid voor informele en onverwachte ontmoetingen. Naast de rijke geschiedenis worden perspectieven geschetst voor nieuwe publieke interieurs die ontstaan door actuele maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen.

Nieuw in oud : 20 Jaar herbestemming Haags industrieel erfgoed / samenstelling Koos Havelaar. - Den Haag : Eindeloos uitgevers, 2013. - 174 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Uitgave ter gelegenheid van het 20-jarig bestaan van SHIE, Stichting Haags Industrieel Erfgoed. Dit boek verhaalt over de herbestemming van industrieel erfgoed in de Haagse regio in de afgelopen decennia. Alle panden hebben nu een nieuwe functie als bedrijfsverzamelgebouw, woningen, theater of museum gekregen. Veel kleine bedrijven hebben de kans gekregen om zich te ontwikkelen doordat in de afgelopen jaren oude bedrijfspanden getransformeerd zijn tot bedrijfsverzamelgebouwen die voldoen aan de huidige eisen, zonder dat hun historische karakter verloren is gegaan.

After Mandela : A Dutch Tribute / photography and text Jan Dirk van der Burg, Stefanie Grätz. - Rotterdam : post editions, 2013. - 60 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Together with Stefanie Grätz, Van der Burg set out to capture an image of each street, lane, square, park, bridge and school in the Netherlands named after Mandela in order to map the Dutch tribute to the first black president of South Africa. Apparently, other than members of the Royal family there is no person alive who has so many places devoted to him in the Netherlands.

Ram Katzir : Where thoughts are / text Bianca Stigter, Ben van Berkel. - Amsterdam : Studio Ram Katzir, 2013. - 36 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Publication to coincide with the permanent installation for office complex La Defense, Almere Business Center. Inspired by the changing colors of the buildings facade, Katzir designed a rock garden for passing clouds.

Inventory of Possible Narrations / a book by Paul Hendrikse ; edited by Paul Hendrikse and Brenda Hofmeyr ; authors Mark Behr, Michiel Heyns, Carla Ilse Groenewald  [ al.]. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2013. - 182 p. : ills. ; 19 cm. - (Onomatopee #42, Cabinet Project).
For his project ‘Hauntology of Smoke and Ochre', developed over the course of several exhibitions, Dutch artist Paul Hendrikse takes inspiration from the life of South African writer and poet Ingrid Jonker, who committed suicide in 1965 at age 32 and has since grown to become an iconic symbol in defining South Africa's post-apartheid identity. The authors use the accompanying interior photographs - places were Jonker lived, wrote, or met colleagues - to embed the narration.

Paul Hendrikse : De ideale vorm / teksten Sophie van Loo, Paul Hendrikse. - Antwerpen : Provinciebestuur Antwerpen Departement Cultuur, 2013. - 70 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
De tentoonstelling De ideale vorm is het afsluitende deel van een serie werken rond het nalatenschap van socialist en flamingant Lode Craeybeckx (1897-1976). Craeybeckx was burgemeester van Antwerpen van 1947 tot zijn dood in 1976 en als zodanig een van de belangrijkste architecten van het naoorlogse Antwerpen.

Towards a People's Culture : New World Academy - Reader #1, with the National Democratic Movement of the Philippines / editor Jonas Staal in dialogue with Jose Maria Sison. - Utrecht : BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, 2013. - 155 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
The New World Academy, founded by artist Jonas Staal and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst Utrecht, invites organizations invested in the progressive political project to collaborate with artists and students on the role of art at the center of political struggle.
Towards a People's Culture centers around the critical role of art and artists in the Maoist-oriented National Democratic Movement of the Philippines, specifically through developing an understanding of the revolutionary potential of the musical, the educational cartoon, the effigy (protest puppetry), and the "People's Trial" as a theatrical model to publicly denounce and prosecute state terrorism.


Collective Struggle of Refugees - Lost. In Between. Together : New World Academy - Reader #2, with We Are Here
/ editor Jonas Staal in dialogue with We Are Here. - Utrecht : BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, 2013. - 100 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
The New World Academy, founded by artist Jonas Staal and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst Utrecht, invites organizations invested in the progressive political project to collaborate with artists and students on the role of art at the center of political struggle.
The second session of the New World Academy was taught by Yoonis Osman Nuur and Thomas, members of We Are Here, an organization of refugees who united in Amsterdam in order to bring their collective struggle in the Netherlands into public discussion. Consisting of 225 immigrants from approximately 15 countries, their search for asylum has failed, and yet for a variety of reasons they cannot be sent back to their countries of origin.


Leaderless Politics : New World Academy - Reader #3, with International Pirate Parties / editor Jonas Staal in dialogue with Dirk Poot. - Utrecht : BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, 2013. - 145 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
The New World Academy, founded by artist Jonas Staal and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst Utrecht, invites organizations invested in the progressive political project to collaborate with artists and students on the role of art at the center of political struggle.
The notion of leaderless politics is studied through the optics of Pirate Parties International. In this session, the participants reflect upon the implications the Pirate Parties' political programs and horizontal structure hold for the future of artistic production, such as the critical issues of open source and equal access, among others. The participants, teachers, and coordinators worked together to develop an online and digital campaign for a leaderless party.

Collectie De Basis : Bouwen aan een nieuwe identiteit : Kunstwerken in Park Vliegbasis Soesterberg / samenstelling en redactie Ella Derksen, Véronique Hoedemakers, Petra Orthel ; teksten Peke Hofman, Simone Kleinhout, Jente Posthuma [ al.]. - Utrecht : Stichting Vrede van Utrecht, 2013. - 80 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
De vliegbasis in Soesterberg werd in 2008 opgeheven door defensie. Het terrein wordt nu beheerd door stichting Utrechts Landschap. Park Vliegbasis Soesterberg is een natuurgebied in wording, waar 'natuur, cultuur en geschiedenis' moeten samenkomen.
De collectie De Basis heeft als doel te 'bouwen aan een nieuwe identiteit' van het gebied. De kunstenaars hebben een nieuwe vorm gegeven aan de militaire historie, het landschap en de mythes die zijn ontstaan rondom de basis. De deels Amerikaanse geschiedenis van de basis (van 1954 tot 1994 werd het gebruikt door de Amerikaanse USAFE-eenheid) speelt hierbij een belangrijke rol.

A short history of unfortunate events : Chapter I - Belgium Autumn : Chapter II - Armenian Genocide / by Jan Rosseel. - Den Haag : Jan Rosseel, 2013. - 2 delen, elk 16 p. : ills. ; 15x21 cm
Jan Rosseel is currently working in photography on long term personal projects focusing on historical events, either big or small.

Common Ground : Yvonne Lammerich, Nicholas Wade, Jean van Wijk / essay by Andrew Payne. - Alberta : Southern Alberta Art Gallery, 2013. - 64 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Three artists approach their practices through various strategies that link their production to architecture and the built environment. Toronto artist Yvonne Lammerich's work speaks to the complexity inherent in the exploration of architectural space creating a language which defies epistemological constructs. Working in The Hague, Netherlands, Jean van Wijk considers architectural space as a social construct and imagination leads him to create new realities from everyday subjects and objects. Nicholas Wade is interested in the bodily and emotional effects of the spaces which we commonly occupy and surround ourselves. In his sculpture, he responds to ways that materials hold spaces and, reciprocally, how spaces hold materials.