Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - februari 2016

Displayed Places : New Means of Architecture Presentation Trough Exhibitions / edited by Roberto Gigliotti ; contributions by Anne Holtrop, Ilka & Andreas Ruby [ al. ] ; interviews with Kersten Geers (OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen) and Maarten Gielen (ROTOR). - Leipzig : Spector Books, 2015. - 216 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
This publication focuses on the question of how space can be orchestrated at an exhibition to negotiate an architectural idea. The curators of architecture exhibitions are often concerned with the problem of how to present objects that ultimately cannot be brought into the exhibition space. Such shows are often difficult for lay audiences to interpret; little focus is placed on communication. However, there are also architecture exhibits that concentrate on communicating an experience. They make it possible to build an intense relationship between the audience and the content on display.

String Figures : The Collections of Harry Smith : Catalogue Raisonné, Volume II / editors John Klacsmann, Andrew Lampert ; with a conversation between John Cohen and Terry Winters. - New York : J & L Books and Anthology Film Archives, 2015. - 164 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes biography.
Volume two of The Collections of Harry Smith focuses on Smith's erudite study of string figures, an age-old form of spiritual and recreational play that he passionately chronicled in multiple mediums. This immersive volume contains photographs of the extant mounted string figures created by Smith alongside interviews, film stills and selections from his unpublished anthropological research. Filmmaker, painter, anthropologist, musicologist and occultist--Harry Smith (1923-1991) was an incomparable polymath and seminal figure in the realms of beat culture and avant-garde art.

The Odd One In : On Comedy / by Alenka Zupancic. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, 2008. - 230 p. ; 20 cm. - (Short Circuits series, edited by Slavoj Zizek)
Includes bibliographical references.
In The Odd One In, Alenka Zupančič considers how philosophy and psychoanalysis can help us understand the movement and the logic involved in the practice of comedy, and how comedy can help philosophy and psychoanalysis recognize some of the crucial mechanisms and vicissitudes of what is called humanity. She distinguishes incisively between comedy and ideologically imposed, "naturalized" cheerfulness. Real, subversive comedy thrives on the short circuits that establish an immediate connection between heterogeneous orders. Zupančič examines the mechanisms and processes by which comedy lets the odd one in.

gerlach en koop : Choses tuées / texts by Lorenzo Benedetti, Valentina Desideri, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Maxine Kopsa, Candice Lin, Raimundas Malasauskas. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2015. - 118 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Choses tuées by gerlach en koop is published to accompany the travelling exhibition Choses tuées, starting at De Appel in Amsterdam. Working as a collective since 2000, gerlach en koop apply repetition, copying, or reuse to render things visible. Through displacement and misplacement, omissions, erring, and making mistakes, they enact their fascination with the minute differences between two identical things. The smaller the distance, the more interesting a thing can be. Using objects, readymades, architectural interventions, sculptural or graphic images, words or gestures, they create works that are both straightforward and sophisticated.

Seth Siegelaub : Beyond Conceptual Art / concept and editing Leontine Coelewij, Sara Martinetti ; texts by Marja Bloem, Jan Dibbets, Jack Wendler [ al.]. - Köln ; Amsterdam : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König : Stedelijk Museum, 2016. - 560 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Curator, writer and dealer Seth Siegelaub (1941-2013) is legendary for his promotion of Conceptual art in New York in the 1960s and ‘70s. Acknowledging the unusual scope and essentially unclassifiable nature of his manifold interests and activities, this volume shows how Siegelaub's projects and collections are underpinned by a deeper concern with printed matter and lists as ways of disseminating ideas. The book's chapters explore the various facets of and connections in Siegelaub's work, from his groundbreaking projects with Conceptual artists and his research and publications on mass media and communications theories to his interest in handwoven textiles and non-Western fabrics. It also highlights his collecting activity, which culminates in a unique ensemble of books on the social history of textiles and a textile collection comprising over 750 items from around the world.

Staging the Archive : Art and Photography in the Age of New Media / by Ernst van Alphen. - Reaktion Books, 2014. - 302 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dedicated to art practices that mobilize the model of the archive, Staging the Archive demonstrates the ways in which such "archival artworks" probe the possibilities of what art is and what it can do. Through a variety of media, methodologies and perspectives, the artists surveyed here also challenge the principles on which the notions of organization, evidence, and documentation are built. Exploring the works of Marcel Duchamp, Marcel Broodthaers, Christian Boltanski, Annette Messager, Fiona Tan, and Sophie Calle, among others, he reveals how modern and contemporary artists have used and contested the notion of the archive to establish new relationships to history, information, and data.

On the Soft Edge of Space / by Marleen Sleeuwits ; contributing writers Edo Dijksterhuis, Basje Boer, Freek Lomme. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2016. - 272 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Artist Marleen Sleeuwits, known for her photography, objects and installations, takes this experimental book to propose a representation of space. Depicted here are immersive spaces, waiting for someone to come and touch base. This way the book, as a space, is a challenging environment. As we leaf through these rooms, we can sharpen our view of the world: when will these spaces come to life and who will lead the way: the room, or the user? Sleeuwits touches upon the question how we might find consideration in such places. On the Soft Edge of Space is a visual experiment and a challenge to our imagination.

Aldo van Eyck : Seventeen Playgrounds Amsterdam / concept, text and photography Anna Van Lingen and Denisa Kollarova. - Eindhoven : Uitgeverij Lecturis, 2016. - 96 p. : ills. ; 16 cm
With his distinctive playground designs, Dutch architect Aldo van Eyck has left his mark on generations of children in Amsterdam. Over the years, he created a network of more than 700 playgrounds throughout the city, their minimalistic design intended to stimulate imagination and curiosity. Today, only a handful of these are still intact, the others having been removed or transformed to share space with brightly coloured slides and swings. This special publication revisits the seventeen remaining playgrounds in Amsterdam's centre created by Van Eyck, including that of the Rijksmuseum.

History and Obstinacy / authors Alexander Kluge and Oskar Negt ; edited with an introduction by Devin Fore ; translated by Richard Langston. - first published in German in 1981 as Geschichte und Eigensinn. - New York : Zone Books, 2014. - 542 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Kluge and Negt's History and Obstinacy is a breathtaking archaeology of the labor power that has been cultivated in the human body over the last 2,000 years. Supplementing classical political economy with the insights of fields ranging from psychoanalysis and phenomenology to evolutionary anthropology and systems theory, History and Obstinacy examines the complex ecology of expropriation and resistance as it reaches down into the deepest strata of unconscious thought, genetic memory, and cellular life. It is one of the most ambitious German theoretical constructions since the Second World War and an extraordinary, unsettling, and paradoxical journey through history and the construction of subjectivity, the pedagogies of labor, and the ceaseless struggles and coalitions between affect and habit.

Post City : Habitats for the 21st Century : Ars Electronica 2015 / edited by Gerfried Stocker, Christine Schöpf, Hannes Leopoldseder. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2015. - 384 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Include biographies of the many authors.
Much of which makes up our cities today stems from the industrial era. But how will cities and habitats be organized thereafter? The Ars Electronica Festival that took place from September 3 to 7, 2015, in Linz was an inquiry into how cities of the future will have to be configured when there are more robots than people working in factories, everything is intelligently interlinked, autos drive autonomously and drones deliver the mail. And what does it mean for future megacities—above all, those on seacoasts—when climate change really does shift into high gear? Rethinking urban habitats has already begun, and exciting ideas for new architecture and forms of social organization are emerging throughout the world that can keep pace with the changes taking place in upcoming decades.

Meer dan een object : Pilootprojecten kunst in opdracht / redactie Leen Hammenecker, Katrien Laenen, An Suerinck ; tekst Arno van Roosmalen en Wineke van Muiswinkel, Jeroen Boomgaard, Pascal Gielen, Rudy J. Luijters [ al.]. - Brussel : Team Vlaams Bouwmeester, 2015. - 174 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Op het symposium 'Verbeelding en publiek domein. Mogelijkheden van kunst in opdracht' werd op 11 december 2015 de publicatie 'Meer dan object' over de Pilootprojecten Kunst in Opdracht gepresenteerd. Kunst in opdracht levert interessante inzichten, maar evenzeer voer voor discussie. Niet alle betrokkenen delen bij een publieke of publiek-private kunstopdracht hetzelfde perspectief. Opdrachtgever, ontwerper, artistiek deskundige, kunstenaar en publiek hebben elk verschillende prioriteiten en verwachtingen. Onder de titel 'Meer dan object' werden in 2014 de Pilootprojecten Kunst in Opdracht gelanceerd. Doel is om vijf grensverleggende kunstprojecten te realiseren in de publieke ruimte en zo bestaande praktijken, samenwerkingsverbanden en (wetgevende) kaders op te rekken en te vernieuwen. Het boek 'Meer dan object' biedt een tussentijds verslag. De projecten in Herzele, Gent, Genk, Aalst en Antwerpen werken als anatomische theaters waarin de modus operandi van kunst en beleid op de voet kunnen worden gevolgd.

A Way of Learning : Growing in Cultural Institutions / edited by Margriet Brouwer, Nathalie Hartjes, Milou Terpstra ; with contributions by Leen Bedaux, Philippine Hoegen, Mark Miller [ al.]. - Rotterdam : MAMA, 2015. - 96 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
By focusing on the experiences of leading educators and cultural organisers, this publication looks at how different institutions (museums, higher education, presentation platforms) apply these approaches and the subsequent impact these changes have on their organisations. Do these developments contribute to the democratisation and diversification of the cultural field? Can we include public participation without a loss of quality? And, how do these programmes contribute to the professional opportunities for an upcoming generation of cultural producers?

Andrea Zittel : The Flat Field Works / authors Julian Rose, Sara Weyns. - Antwerpen : Middelheim Museum, 2015. - 112 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Zittel occupies a special place in the art world. She's part of the vanguard of artists who aim to reflect on art's social role. Zittel's work focuses on the fundamental questions of human nature - taking its subject matter directly from the act of day-to-day living. Especially for the museum, Zittel creates a new installation: Flat Field Works (Middelheim Variant #1 and #2). Horizontal and vertical panels are made in different materials and colours; together they form units that have both an industrial and a domestic feel. You can enter the units and stay there to read a book, or study, or dream, or simply gaze around. Because Zittel's interest lies not so much in the architecture or structures themselves, so much as in how they are experienced both physically and psychologically.

Henk Peeters on: Art, Life and Piero Manzoni / text Henk Peeters, Fred Wagemans. - Beesterzwaag : Kunstruimte Wagemans, 2014. - 112 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
This monograph presents the work of the Dutch artist Henk Peeters. The book also includes a text by Henk Peeters at the opening of the exhibition of the Italian artist Piero Manzoni at the Van Abbe Museum (26-09-1969) .

Character is Fate: Piet Mondrian's Horoscope / by Willem de Rooij ; contributions by Wietse Coppes, Kocku von Stuckrad. - Rotterdam : Witte de With, 2015. - 192 p. : ills. ; 28 cm.
The publication Character is Fate: Piet Mondrian's Horoscope is an artist book by artist Willem de Rooij that takes as its focus the historical and unique documents of Piet Mondrian's horoscopes. Works of other artists often play a role within the artistic practice of Willem de Rooij's work. Out of his personal interest in astrology the idea arose to make Piet Mondrian's horoscopes and the respective readings by Adriaan van de Vijsel accessible to a wider, English speaking public.

Regarding the Pain of Others / by Susan Sonntag. - London : Penguin Books, 2004. - 118 p. ; 20 cm
Twenty-five years after her classic On Photography, Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today. How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us? Are viewers inured--or incited--to violence by the depiction of cruelty? In Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag takes a fresh look at the representation of atrocity--from Goya's The Disasters of War to photographs of the American Civil War, lynchings of blacks in the South, and the Nazi death camps, to contemporary horrific images of Bosnia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Israel and Palestine, and New York City on September 11, 2001.

The Europe (to the power of) n Book / editor Barbara Steiner on behalf of the Goethe-Institut ; texts by Peio Aguirre, Frank Baumann, Ilina Koralova [ al.]. - Berlin : jovis Verlag, 2013. - 240 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes biographies of the participants
Europe (to the power of) n is a transregional art project. It takes place between July 2012 and April 2013 in various cities within and outside the European Union, and has been made possible through the Excellence Initiative of the Goethe-Institut. The conceptual approach of the project understands Europe as pluralistic, heterogeneous, frayed and full of contradictions. In this perspective Europe has challenging relationships to others, is challenged and challenges itself in itself. It does not defend its identity and unity, but opens up instead. Through both curatorial concepts and works of art Europe is set in relation to others taking into consideration its colonial past, its current migrant imprints and its increasing global interdependences.

Thinking Europe - The Scenario-Book / editor Barbara Steiner ; texts by Kit Hammonds, Oliver Klimpel, Jun Yang [ al.]. - Berlin : jovis Verlag, 2012. - 264 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Scenarios about Europe is a collaboration between Europe (to the power of) n, and  the Museum of Contemporary Art in Leipzig between September 2011 and April 2012.
30 scenarios form the basis of this book, presenting 30 opportunities to consider Europe from the point of view of art. Ten curators from Brussels, Istanbul, London, Łódź, Minsk, Novi Sad, Oslo, San Sebastián, and Taipei were invited to develop three scenarios each, representing ways one might approach the variegated entity of Europe, its heterogeneity and diversity of voices. Art hereby raises its voice in the debate about the lack of an identity in Europe, its financial crisis and its prospects for the future. The curators and the artists they invited deal with the theme of Europe from various perspectives - proposals for projects to be implemented in various cities across Europe.

Actual Size : Periodical for Photography No. 5 / by Salvo: Anne Geene, Arjan de Nooy, David de Jong, Sander Uitdehaag, Vincent van Baar ; quest Vibeke Mascini. - Den Haag ; Amsterdam : Salvo, 2015. - 32 p. : ills. ; 39 cm
Although photography is inherently considered to be an objective medium, nevertheless a picture almost always involves scaling. For this fifth Periodical for Photography we decided to photograph as ‘actual' as possible. Every photograph inside this publication is either printed at the same size as the object that is photographed, or is a study on how to achieve this actual representation.

Theatrical Interventions : Questioning the relation of the Spui Square to its theaters / photography, editing, design and printing by Esther Hovers. - Den Haag : Esther Hovers, 2015. - 5 sheets : ills. ; 27 cm
This project was created during the final year of the photography programme at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Addenda / by Jasper Rigole. - Gent : MER. Paper Kunsthalle, 2015. - 7 books, 28+32+144+60+40+40+176 p. ; 16,5 cm
Addenda is the joined title of a series of publications, which reflects on the practice that artist Jasper Rigole (°1980) developed in the past ten years. In that period, the artist manifested himself as collector, artist, archivist, researcher, founder and employee of the fictitious International Institute for the Conservation, Archiving and Dissemination of Other People's Memories (IICADOM). These seven publications can be viewed as an addendum to the artist's practice as well as to each publication as such.