Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - oktober - december 2023

OUT OF NOW: The Lifeworks of Tehching Hsieh / by Adrian Heathfield and Tehching Hsieh. - London ; Cambridge (MA) : Live Art Development Agency ; The MIT Press, 2015. - 384 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Incl. notes, bibliography, biographies
ISBN: 978-0262012553
In the vibrant downtown Manhattan art scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Tehching Hsieh made an exceptional series of artworks: five separate one-year-long performances that were unprecedented in their use of physical difficulty over extreme durations and in their absolute conception of art and life as simultaneous processes. The rigor and dedication of his art inspires passion, while the elusive and epic nature of his performances generates speculation and mythology. ‘Out of Now?is the first extensive critical account of these remarkable works.  

Anne Wenzel: Carte Blanche (Fuck the Dictator) / ed. by  Flos Wildschut, Selen Ansen, Anne Wenzel ; with contr. by Selen Ansen, Anne de Haij, Anne Wenzel ; design by 75 B. - Rotterdam : nai010 icw Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2023. - 136 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. - (Ned./ Eng.). - Each book cover has  been individually hand drawn by 75B in collaboration with Anne Wenzel. 
Includes notes 
ISBN 978-94-6208-826-9 
Bovenkant formulierIn February 2019 Deirdre Carasso, director of the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, invited Anne Wenzel to enter a boxing ring in the museum, pitting the autonomy of art against the power of cultural institutions. Wenzel, who had never boxed before, accepted the challenge on the condition that if she won, the museum would give her carte blanche. Wenzel won and took over the museum with the aim of putting art centre stage. This book, which documents the carte blanche episode (Feb. 5 2019 - Jan. 14 2024),  is both a manifesto for the autonomy of art and a reflection on the position of art and artists in the current institutionalized art world. Along with essays and visual documentation about the different aspects of the carte blanche episode, the book presents the body of work produced and presented by Wenzel at the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (July 9 2023 - Jan. 14 2024).  

The Sensorium of the Drone and Communities: by Kathrin Maurer. - Cambridge (MA) : MIT, 2023. - 306 p. : ill. ; 23 cm 
Incl. notes, bibliography, index 
ISBN: 9780262545907 
The sensorium of the drone is a multimedia, synesthetic sensing assemblage in which the human agent is enmeshed with the drone. Drone sensoria can sense in many more ways than the scopic regime—with sound, touch, smell, temperature, and movement. In?‘The Sensorium of the Drone and Communities' Kathrin Maurer shows how drone sensoria can change our understanding of human communities by constructing imaginaries of social communities based on decentralized and fluid sensing processes. Bringing together key ideas in technology studies, studies of aerial views, visual and aesthetic studies, posthuman sensing, machine-human interaction, and communities,?Maurer  sheds a welcome and necessary light on this technology's creative potential as well as its dangers and risks. 

Sensing the City: A Companion to Urban Anthropology / ed. by Anja Schwanhäußer; with essays by Peter Jackson, Les Back, Ruth Behar, Moritz Ege, Rolf Lindner, Mirko Zardini, Margarethe Kusenbach, Loic Wacquant. - Basel : Birkhäuser, 2021. - 193 p. ill.; 19 cm. - (Bauwelt Fundamente, Vol. 155)
Includes references, notes, authors' biographies
ISBN: 9783035608489
The city is more than demography and architecture. Various groups, scenes and subcultures, widely known as "man in the street", shape and are shaped by urban space and its history according to imaginations, nightmares and dreams. Urban anthropologists get immersed in this closely knit fabric of urban culture and conduct field research with all their senses. This reader provides a compact introduction into urban anthropology, which has become the key discipline in exploring cities and city live as sites of encounter, conflict and sensation. It introduces the most influential writers in the field as well as young and upcoming field researchers.  

The File on D. / Dossier D. /: by Arianne Olthaar; text by Arnon Grunberg ; ed. by Eleonoor Jap Sam; design Studio Janneke Hendriks. - Amsterdam : Jap Sam, 2023. - leporello, 32 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 978-94-93329-04-1
Between 2008 and 2012, visual artist Arianne Olthaar visited a number of former state and luxury hotels in Central and Eastern Europe designed in the 1970s and 1980s. She photographed the interiors with a Voigtländer Bessa L analogue camera, of which now a selection has been assembled  in The File on D.. The intricately designed  fold-out book of photographs of hotel interiors challenges the imagination to create its own space and story while wandering through the cinematic empty spaces. At her invitation, Dutch writer Arnon Grunberg wrote a story, inspired by the pictures, that could have been set in one of these spaces.  

A Bestiary of the Anthropocene: Hybrid plants, animals, minerals, fungi, and other specimens / graphic design and ill. by Maria Roszkowska (DISNOVATION.ORG) ;  ed. and intr. by Nicolas Nova & DISNOVATION.ORG. ; with contr. by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Alexandre Monnin, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing ...[et al.]. -  Eindhoven : Set Margins, 2023 (first ed. 2021). - 256 p. ; ill. ; 21 cm Includes notes 
ISBN: 978-90-833188-4-4
Plastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, Sars-Covid-2, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardised bananas... each of these specimens are symptomatic of the rapidly transforming "post-natural" era we live in. Often without us even noticing them, these creatures exponentially spread and co-exist with us. ‘A Bestiary of the Anthropocene' seeks to capture this precise moment when the biosphere and technosphere merge and mesh into one new hybrid body. Equally inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet, ‘A Bestiary of the Anthropocene' is a compilation of hybrid creatures of our time. Designed as a field handbook, it aims at helping us observe, navigate, and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world. 

(extruding yourself through the open shape of your mouth) / by students KABK, Master Artistic Research icw Baha Görkem Yalim, Becket Flannery; design with Rietlanden's Women's Office. - [The Hague] : [KABK, Master Artistic Research], 2023. - 98 p. ; 25 cm 
ISBN:  - 
"This anthology compiles writings of students in the Master Artistic Research, prospective class of 2024. The paste up of the publication was made collaboratively with Rietlanden's Women's Office  at Stroom Den Haag, "under three auspicious days culminating  on the summer solstice in the year of Our Tongue, Two Thousand Twenty Three. Its contents are conceived of the prairie, wetlands, Matzeva, New New York, the Abyss amongst numerous other locales real and unreal."
Collaborators: Dido, Graciela Mará Gonzalez, Jacob van Klinken, Athina Georgia Koumela, Omarleen, Jae Park, Nicole Ross, Mirre Yayla Seur, Riki Stollar, Caleb Witvoet.  

Sketches of Transition: An Atlas on Growth and Decay / ed. by Michele Bazzoli ; with texts and works by Lara Almarcegui, Maria Barnas, Michele Bazzoli, Dagmar Bosma, Yana Naidenov ; design by Kai Udema. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2023. - 144 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (Onomatopee 226)
Includes bibliographies
ISBN: 978-94-93148-98-7
In an age of ecological derangement, major geopolitical shifts, and 24/7 neoliberal regimes, the present is a time of complex global transformations. Though they seem to be mainly taking place outside and around us, we find ourselves in the middle of this transition. Their effects constantly point at us, questioning our anthropocentric, western and westernized perspectives, until they reveal the role of our human agency - as a species as well as individuals - within them and within our environment at large. This volume brings together the practices of five different artists in relation to the key concept of transition. Texts, visual documentation and a poem enter into dialogue with each other, offering the reader a sort of exhibition on the page. With the same freedom of sketching on a blank paper sheet, the contributions investigate and probe new modes of production of beauty and wonder. 

Extraction: A trans-scalar inquiry / ed. by Golnar Abbasi, Kris Dittel; with contr. by Eva Garibaldi, Shiila Infriccioli, Natasha Marie Llorens ...[et al.]; design by Dongyoung Lee. -  Rotterdam : MIARD, 2023. -272 p. : ill. ; 20 cm. - (Spatial Folders #1) 
Includes notes, bibliographies, biographies 
ISBN: 978909036882 
This publication is the first issue of ‘Spatial Folders', a thematic periodical that is produced by the faculty of Master Interior Architecture: Research and Design (MIARD) program at Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam. It is composed of a selection of graduation theses alongside contributions by guest authors that focus on urgent socio-cultural, socio-political, and ecological issues that affect the (built) environment and its representation regimes. This first issue focuses on extraction and extractivism that characterises the power structures that make our worlds and their historicities. The texts approach the question of extraction - esp. of oil, hormones, milk, wood, and water - from a variety of spatial perspectives, zooming in to specific sites, cases, and areas of interest while providing a critical analysis of various networks of power and influence across time and space. 

Fieldwork for Future Ecologies: Radical practice for art and art-based research / ed. by Bridget Crone, Sam Nightingale, Polly Stanton ; with contr. by Angus Carlyle, Alliance of the Southern Triangle/AST (D Bauer, F Grodin ...[et al.]. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2023. - 544 p.:  ill. ; 21,5 cm. - (Onomatopee 225)
Includes notes, biographies
ISBN: 978-94-93148-91-8 
Bringing together contributions by artists, writers and theorists, ‘Fieldwork for Future Ecologies' addresses the role that art practice and art-based research plays in expanding notions of fieldwork. At once a handbook for research and practice and a philosophical speculation, this book offers the unique opportunity to explore ways of working within vastly diverse climates and terrains using image, sound, movement and other sensing technologies. It also offers more creative and speculative interventions into the idea and location of the ‘field' itself. Focusing on a range of projects from across different geographic locations and situations, the book highlights the crucial contribution that art can make to environmental and climate studies offering a valuable intervention into current discussions of artistic practice and research. ‘Fieldwork for Future Ecologies' presents a series of propositions and speculations ... radical practices for radical times. 

Building Human Relations Through Art: / ed. by Seda Yildiz ; with texts by Zdenka Badovinac, Branislav Dimitrijevi?, Milica Peki, Seda Yildiz ; design by Rob van Leijsen. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2022. -  240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm. - (Onomatopee 224) Includes notes
ISBN: 978-94-93148-82-6
Belgrade collective Škart has been operating within and around existing hierarchies of the art world and everyday life, working in collaboration with marginalized groups, NGOs, and anti-war movements. Škart‘s understanding of the artwork is fluid and relationship based. No matter the medium - poetry, embroidery, graphic design, choir, or radio broadcast - its artistic explorations are characterised by self-organisation, rooted in creating an open, accessible infrastructure for being together. This approach has been incorporated into a different scale of activities ranging from the street level to participation in the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Different social experiences create different forms of relativity. Through conversations with Škart's members, a collection of images, poems, drawings as well as texts by Zdenka Badovinac,?Branislav Dimitrijevi??and Milica Peki?,?this book captures traces of Škart's practice from the 1990s to 2022. 

Stronger than Bone: / ed. Defne Ayas, Natasha Ginwala, and Jill Winder ; with contr. by, Chris Abani, Tishani Doshi, Cecilia Vicuñ ...[et al.]. - Berlin ; Gwangju :  Archive Books ; Gwangju Biennial, 2021. - 314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm 
Includes notes 
ISBN: 978-3-948212-30-8 
Reader, published?on the occasion of?‘Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning', the 13th Gwangju Biennial (April 1-May 9, 2021). ‘Stronger than Bone'?draws upon the embodied strength,?intuitive desires, and collective wisdom of feminists and?non-binary protagonists to foreground the manifold dimensions of feminist politics and commitments. Subjects include: embodiment and techno feminism;?sexual freedom and sexual violence; matriarchal resistance?building and shamanic practices; the gendered dimensions of self-optimization; digital identity and gaming culture; how?the trauma of state violence and racial injustice is passed to?future generations; and artistic strategies of renewal and?rewriting history.  

Art Monsters: Unruly Bodies in Feminist Art / by Lauren Elkin. - London : Chatto & Windus (part of Penguin Random House), 2023. - 356 p. : ill. : 24 cm 
Includes notes, bibliography, index 
ISBN: 9781784742935
For decades, feminist artists have confronted the problem of how to tell the truth about their experiences as bodies. Queer bodies, sick bodies, racialized bodies, female bodies, what is their language, what are the materials we need to transcribe it? Exploring the ways in which feminist artists have taken up this challenge,?‘Art Monsters'?is an intervention in how we think about art and the body, calling attention to a radical heritage of feminist work that not only reacts against patriarchy but redefines its own aesthetic aims. Cultural critic Lauren Elkin weaves interesting links between disparate artists and writers - from Julia Margaret Cameron's photography to Kara Walker's silhouettes, Vanessa Bell's portraits to Eva Hesse's rope sculptures - and shows that their work offers a potent celebration of beauty and excess, the personal and the political. 

Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere / ed. by Ismail Einashe, Thomas Roueché ; with contr. by Tania Bruguera, Moha Gerehou, Aleksandar Hemon ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2019. - 168 p. : ill. ; 21 cm 
ISBN: 978-94-92095-68-8
‘Lost in Media‘?gathers critical responses to the representations of migrants in the media in Europe through nine essays by prominent writers, artists and journalists. Starting point is their opinion that migrants have entered European countries, but haven't entered the public sphere; when they do, it is as characters in other people's stories as something?other. "If migrants and refugees are to become fully recognized citizens of Europe, we believe they need to be participants in—rather than subjects of—the public debate." ‘Lost in Media' is conceived from the ‘Displaced in Media' project and is created in cooperation with the European Cultural Foundation. 

Unpayable Debt: / by Denise Ferreira da Silva. - London : Sternberg, 2022. - 328p. : ill. ; 21 cm. - (On the Antipolitical Series, nr. 1) 
Includes notes, bibliography, index
ISBN: 9783956795428
In ‘Unpayable Debt' Ferreira da Silva examines the relationships among coloniality, raciality, and global capital from a black feminist "poethical" perspective. Inspired by Octavia E. Butler's 1979 sci-fi novel?‘Kindred', in which an African-American writer is transported back in time to the antebellum South to save her owner-ancestor,?Ferreira da Silva relates the notion of value to coloniality - both economic and ethical. Focusing on the philosophy behind value, the writer exposes capital as the juridical architecture and ethical grammar of the world. Here, raciality - a symbol of coloniality -justifies deployments of total violence to enable expropriation and land extraction. 

Politics of Curatorship: Collective and Affective Interventions / ed. by Philipp RhensiusMonia Acciari; with texts and photo essays by Monia Acciari, Lynhan Balatbat-Helbock, Lendl Barcelos ...[et al.]. - Bern : Norient Books, 2022. - 286 p. : ill. ; 23 cm 
Includes notes, bibliographical references, index
ISBN: 978-3-9525444-4-0
What happens to curatorial practices when treated as multi-voiced, pluralistic, and process-based??‘Politics of Curatorship' asks what curatorship could be when it is freed from its elitist notions, disentangled from the received definition as a mere selecting process within the creative realm. It gathers essays, academic articles, poems, interviews, and photo essays from 33 contributors from all over the world. Together, they seek to open up the term from a linear and often single-voiced method, offering to understand curating also as a queer, non-binary, or a mundane, individual activity that includes one's own experiences and perceptions.  

Legal Architecture: Justice, Due Process and the Place of Law / by Linda Mulcahy. - New York ; Oxfordshire : Routledge, 2011. - 224 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm
Includes notes, bibliography, index
ISBN: 9780415618694
‘Legal Architecture'?addresses how the environment of the trial can be seen as a physical expression of our relationship with ideals of justice. It provides an alternative account of the trial, which charts the troubled history of notions of due process and participation. In contrast to visions of judicial space as neutral, Linda Mulcahy argues that understanding the factors that determine the internal design of the courthouse and courtroom are crucial to a broader and more nuanced understanding of the trial. Across jurisdictions, questions are now being asked about the internal configurations of the courthouse and courtroom, and whether standard designs meet the needs of modern participatory democracies. 

Wankele sokkels: Omstreden monumenten in de openbare ruimte / red. Mariette Huisjes ; tekst Maria Grevers, voorzitter  KNAW-commissie omstreden monumenten. - Amsterdam : KNAW, 2023. - 184 p. : ill. ; 24 cm 
Bevat noten, bibliografie
ISBN: 9789069847689
Publieke monumenten kunnen sterke emoties oproepen. De laatste jaren veranderen onze opvattingen erover radicaal, onder invloed van bewegingen als Black Lives Matter, door sociale bewustwording en de groei van historisch besef. Soms worden de helden van vroeger van hun sokkels getrokken maar het verwijderen van beelden wist de geschiedenis niet uit.?Een commissie van de KNAW heeft geadviseerd hoe met het omstreden erfgoed moet worden omgegaan, en hoe we het debat erover het beste kunnen voeren. Volgens het KNAW ontstaan controverses over de monumenten uit onbegrip over? de geschiedenis en beeldtaal, over locatie, eigenaarschap en over procedures rond besluitvorming.?Het rapport gaat over monumenten in de openbare ruimte die raken aan het koloniaal verleden en slavernij (zoals J.P. Coen in Hoorn en Peerke Donders in Tilburg), en aan oorlogen en genocide (zoals het Holocaust Namenmonument in Amsterdam en het tijdelijk Srebrenicamonument in Den Haag).  

Plant Magick: The Library of Esoterica / by Jessica Hundley ; design by Thunderwing. -  Cologne : Taschen, 2022. - 520 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (The Library of Esoterica, Vol. IV) 
Includes bibliography
ISBN: 978-3-8365-8564-4
Since time immemorial,?plants have served as potent symbols. Celebrating the magic of the natural realm, Volume IV of?The Library of Esoterica, delves into the symbolism, ceremony, and our ritual relationships with the botanical world.?A visual journey through our interdependent evolution with nature, ‘Plant Magick'?celebrates botanicals as creative muse - from ancient Greek sculptures to Renaissance paintings to visionary art inspired by psychoactive plants, cacti, and mushrooms. From root to vibrant blossom,?this abundantly illustrated publication with small comments explaining each illustration, explores the fertile, interconnected history between plants and people, the multitude of ways in which we embrace plants?in spiritual ceremony, as healing medicine, as creative muse and as gateways into deeper explorations of consciousness. 

Almanak voor Radicale Verbeelding: Explorerend onderzoek naar sociale kunstpraktijken / door Tina Lenz ; met bijdr. van Charles Esche Hanna Zwart, Fabian de Kloe ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam : Graphic Rituals, 2022. - 360 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Bevat noten, lit. lijst
ISBN: 978-90-90-36175-8
Radicale verbeelding is, volgens Lenz, het vermogen om de wereld niet te bekijken zoals deze is, maar zoals deze kan zijn. Volgens haar kunnen kunstenaars, als vrijdenkers, een belangrijke rol spelen om die andere wereld te laten ervaren en sociale innovatie in gang te zetten. Gedurende een jaar heeft design antropoloog Tina Lenz onderzocht hoe radicale verbeelding resoneert bij deelnemers van diverse sociale kunstpraktijken, waaronder David Bade & SCHUNCK, Outsiderwear, Jan Hoek, Alexandra Broeder, X_YUSUF_BOSS, Bakkerij de Eenvoud, Rainbow Soulclub, SPACE. Naast gesprekken en het toepassen van actieve methoden hebben participanten gereageerd op de vraag: welke indruk heeft deelname aan de sociale kunstpraktijk bij jou achtergelaten? 

Healing Power:
 Living Traditions, Global Interactions / ed. by Cunera Buijs and Wouter Welling ; with contr. by Peter Geschiere ; Terto Ngiviu ; Marjan Markelo ... [et al.]. - Leiden : Sidestone, 2021. - 172 p. : ill. ; 23 cm Includes notes and bibliographic references
ISBN: 9789088909184
After the loss of the original spiritual contexts during the colonization period, indigenous peoples around the world revive parts of their cultural heritage. They also find inspiration in foreign cultural traditions. Next generations develop new ways to connect to the ancestors and search for new healing practices, contemporary artists are inspired by spiritual healing and renew its meaning in the present. This publication, accompanying the exhibition ‘HEALING POWER - Winti, shamanism, and more in Wereldmuseum Leiden (July 12 -Jan. 5, 2020), explores a limited selection of the manifold collective and individual healing practices.