Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - juli - oktober 2023

The Unexpected Guest: Art, writing and thinking about hospitality / ed. by  Paul Domela and Sally Tallant ; with contr. by John Akomfrah, Kenneth Goldsmith, Rosi Braidotti ...[et al.]. - London : Art / Books, 2012. - 320 p. : ill. ;  24 cm 
Includes notes, biographies 
ISBN: 978-1-908970-03-9 
Published on the occasion of the 7th Liverpool Biennial (2012), ‘The Unexpected Guest' welcomes and gives home to an array of artists, writers and thinkers from the globe.Bovenkant formulierOnderkant formulier It is not a catalogue of the exhibition, but a complex anthology of newly commissioned writing, artists' projects and creative texts that explore the issue. Artists have been invited to reflect upon a particular aspect of hospitality, or to invite a guest to occupy their space. Kenneth Goldsmith and twenty-nine fellow poets like Josef Kaplan and Maria Salgado composed works on two key areas of relevance: technology and geography. And scholars like Rosi Braidotti and Achille Mbembe consider hospitality from multiple perspectives, including colonial history, spatial politics and the ethics of the host-guest relationship.  

Queer Exhibition Histories/ ed. by Bas Hendrikx; with contr. by Aaron Betsky, Jessica Gysel, Liang-Kai Yu ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2023. - 288 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. - (PLURAL series #5) Includes notes, index, biographies
ISBN: 978-94-93246-13-3
'Queer Exhibition Histories' is composed of case studies, interviews and essays that emphasize different queer exhibitions and their modes of presentation and archiving. Many of these projects were short-lived or were executed between the walls of the private or domestic space, far beyond the scope of any institutional recognition. Therefore, the exhibitions materialized on limited budgets, were hardly documented and received barely any media coverage. For this reason, the legacy of these projects is highly dependent on personal archives, memories and paraphernalia, whereof the entries are not always easy to find. The events were not only artistic, but they could equally be discursive, activist and educational, or serve as a tool for community building. At the intersection of queerness and contemporary art,?‘Queer Exhibition Histories'?investigates how the efforts of LGBTQIA+ artists and curators have advanced their public presence. 

The Care Manifesto: The Politics of Interdependence / by The Care Collective. - London : Verso, 2020. - 121 p. : ill. ; 18 cm Includes notes, bibliography
ISBN: 9781839760969
'The Care Manifesto' puts forth a vision for a truly caring world. The authors want to reimagine the role of care in our everyday lives, making it the organizing principle in every dimension and at every scale of life. We are all dependent on each other, and only by nurturing these interdependencies can we cultivate a world in which each and every one of us can not only live but thrive. The Care Collective - Andreas Chatzidakis, Jamie Hakim, Jo Littler, Catherine Rottenberg, and Lynne Segal - was formed in 2017, originally as a London-based reading group aiming to understand and address the multiple and extreme crises of care. Each coming from a different discipline, the authors have been active both collectively and individually in diverse personal, academic and political contexts.  

Healing the Museum / by Grace Ndiritu ; conversations with Brook Andrew, Gareth Bell-Jones, Philippe Van Cauteren ; written contr. by Ifeanyi Awachie, Ann Hoste, Hammad Nasar. - Berlin ; Lausanne : Motto Books, 2023. -144 p. : ill. ; 30,5 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9782940672448
‘Healing The Museum' is a monograph looking at Grace Ndiritu's diverse practice over the last twenty years, coinciding with her eponymous exhibition at S.M.A.K(Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst), Ghent. In the run-up to the construction of a new museum, Ndiritu worked with all employees and the public around a "Spiritual Inventory of A 21st Century Museum" developing thoughts about the interpretation of the museum of the future. Under the title ‘Healing The Museum', SMAK presented an overview of the artist's varied practice in recent years (Apr.1 -Sep. 10 2023). Performance, film, shamanism, social actions, publications, textile work, collection research were part of this layered exhibition project in which the artist advocates revitalizing and making ethical the museum space and, by extension, society as a whole. 

Patricia Kaersenhout: Open-ended visions of possibilities / ed. by  Chandra Frank, Eleonoor Jap Sam, patricia kaersenhout ; with contr. by ?Barby Asante, La Vaughn Belle, Ingrid Braam, Jeannette Ehlers, Chandra Frank, Sasha Huber, Roel Hijink, patricia kaersenhout, Rashid Novaire, rolando vázquez, Gloria Wekker, Selene Wendt ; des. by Inedition (Eva van der Schans). - Amsterdam : Jap Sam, 2023. - 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. - ; (attachment in Dutch / Nederlandstalige bijlage).
Includes notes, sources, biographies 
ISBN: 978-94-92852-91-5
Published simultaneously with the solo exhibition ‘Visions of Possibilities' by visual artist Patricia Kaersenhout (1966) at Bonnefanten in Maastricht (June 10 - November 5, 2023). Shaped by questions related to place, belonging, and the movement of African diasporas, Kaersenhout, born in the Netherlands but a descendant from Surinamese parents, goes beyond unveiling inequity and power structures, expanding our understanding of racial politics within a broader geopolitical framework. The publication allows the reader to oscillate between different geographies, works, and materials providing a rich and luscious sense of presence of Kaersenhout's practice.  

The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction / by Ursula Le Guin ; intr. by Donna Haraway ; images by Lee Bul. - London : Ignota, 2019. - 48 p. : ill. ; 16 cm
Includes notes
ISBN:  978-1999675998
In the  influential essay The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, visionary author Ursula K. Le Guin retells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination: "before the tool that forces energy outward, we made the tool that brings energy home". Prior to the preeminence of sticks, swords and the Hero's long, hard, killing tools, our ancestors' greatest invention was the container: the basket of wild oats, the medicine bundle, the net made of your own hair, the home, the shrine, the place that contains whatever is sacred. The recipient, the holder, the story. The bag of stars. This opened a portal to terra ignota: unknown lands where the possibilities of human experience and knowledge can be discovered anew. 

Julia Scher: R.S.I. / ed. by Nadia Ismail and Matthias Kliefoth ; essays by Katrin Kämpf and Lilian Haberer, Paul Bernard, Gesine Borcherdt, Magnus Schäfer, Mark von Schlegell, Gloria Sutton. - Berlin : DISTANZ icw Museum Abteiberg, Kunsthalle Gießen, MAMCO Geneva, Kunsthalle Zürich, 2023. - 256 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. - (Eng./Deu.)
Includes notes
ISBN: 978-3-95476-488-4
Book published on the occasion of the exhibition ‘JULIA SCHER: Maximum Security Society'. Since the 1980s, Julia Scher (1954) has been investigating the emergence of a "maximum security society". Inspired by philosophers like Michel Foucault and sociologist Gary T. Marx, her oeuvre focuses on issues of surveillance and the cyberspace. Since the beginning of her career, Scher has employed a visionary variety of media to demonstrate how much technologies like video surveillance, image recognition, and automated database queries have become ubiquitous and effectively structure our reality. By mimicking common surveillance scenarios, Scher creates striking and transient web, installation- and performance works that present viewers with urgent questions about power, gender, control, and medial seduction. In this monograph, Lacan's dictum RSI (the Real, the Symbolic, the Imaginary) is applied to Scher's work, examining the topics Real & Fake, Surveillance & Security & SM, and Infrastructures.  

Martyrdom, Body, State: Manifesting Power: Staging the Calvary in Russia : From Dostoevsky to Contemporaneity / by Katerina Sidorova ; ed. and introd. by Isabella Shields ; with texts by Nell Cardozo and Aga Paulina Mlynczak, plus author's translations of texts by Fyodor Dostoevsky, E. Wrangel, D.D. Aksharumov. - [The Hague?] : [in house?], 2020. - 88 p. : ill. ; 19 cm  ISBN:  - 
"This publication is about responsibility and control. About how responsibility involves the protection of others. About how control involves the protection of the self." 

Maarten Van den Eynde: Digging up the Future / ed. by Katerina Gregos ; essays by Katerina Gregos, Sven Beckert, Oulimata Gueye, Nav Haq, Jan Zalasiewicz ; design by Raf Vancampenhoudt, Lennart Van den Bossche. - Brussels : Mercatorfonds, 2020. - 224 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. - (Eng./Fr./Ned.) Includes notes
ISBN: 9789462302679
Belgian artist Maarten Vanden Eynde (b. 1977) has established a research-based practice, which spans diverse social, economic, environmental, and anthropological perspectives. His work covers some of the most important subjects of our time from extractionism, ecology, and colonialism to the after-effects of colonialism. The book is built up as an alternative encyclopaedia of the history of human kind, investigating our influence on planet Earth. It proposes an industrial and post-industrial archaeology of the future, mapping out a speculative "future-fiction" of our evolutionary traces, and offers a survey of Vanden Eynde's work from the past two decades (2000-2020), including ‘Plastic Reef', a massive sculpture made from plastic debris the artist has harvested from all the world's oceans. 

In these circumstances: On collaboration, performativity, self-organisation and transdisciplinarity in research-based practices/ ed. by Philippine Hoegen, Lilia Mestre; with texts by Adrijana Gvozdenovi?, Amy Pickles, Ana Hoffner ...[et al.]. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2022. - 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Includes notes, biographies, glossary
ISBN: 978-94-93148-85-7
‘In these circumstances' assembles curatorial, artistic and pedagogical practices inspired by a.pass: an international artistic and educational research environment focusing on performativity and scenography. The book discloses a history of the methods of artistic research in the context of the academization of art education, and an abrasion of the once unbridled scene of artist-run organizations in Northern Europe. There are 35 contributions, many of them collaborative, ranging from concrete projects to interrogative speculations about artistic research. It aims to demonstrate how artistic research operates institutionally through a complex intertwinement of practices and how a.pass, over the past 14 years, has carved out a space for artistic research to imbricate in fields of both art and education, and stir the sediments of disciplinary enclosures.  

Art as Social Practice: Technologies for Change / ed. by Xtine Burrough, Judy Walgren ; foreword by Suzanne Lacy's ; texts by Anne Balsamo, Harrell Fletcher, Natalie Loveless ...[et al.]. - New York ; London : Routledge, 2022. - 340 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes notes, bibliographies, index
ISBN: 9780367758462
With a focus on socially engaged art practices in the twenty-first century, this book explores how artists use their creative practices to raise consciousness, form communities, create change, and bring forth social impact through new technologies and digital practices. The authors present twenty-five in-depth case studies by established and emerging contemporary artists that reveal how the artists collaborate with participants and communities, and have found ways to expand, transform, reimagine, and create new platforms for meaningful exchange in both physical and virtual spaces. With, a.o.: Kim Abeles, Christopher Blay, Joseph DeLappe, Mary Beth Heffernan, Chris Johnson, Rebekah Modrak, Praba Pilar, Tabita Rezaire, Sylvain Souklaye, Victoria Vesna and Siddharth Ramakrishnan. 

Architecture of Appropriation: On Squatting as Spatial Practice/ ed. by René Boer, Marina Otero Verzier, Katía Truijen ; icw the ADM, Landbouwbelang, Plantage Dok, Poortgebouw, Vluchtmaat and Wijde Heisteeg 7; design by Maud Vervenne ; photography by Johannes Schwartz. - Rotterdam : Het Nieuwe Instituut, 2019, 369 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes notes, archive inventory
ISBN: 978-90-830152-0-0
‘Architecture of Appropriation. On Squatting as Spatial Practice' acknowledges squatting as an architectural practice. The publication analyzes a series of case studies through architectural drawings, interviews, and archival material to build up a record of past and current struggles, spaces, and oral histories, forming the basis for a new acquisition policy for the State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. The publication is based on  a project that brough the expertise of the squatting movement together with architects, archivists, scholars, and lawyers, to discuss approaches to the research, archival practices and representation of precarious, non-author-based, and often criminalized spatial practices in the institutional framework of an archive and museum. 

Posthuman Knowledge / by Rosi Braidotti. - Medford (MA) ; Cambridge : Polity Press, 2019. - 226 p. ; 21,5 cm
Includes notes, references, index 
ISBN: 9781509535262
The question of what defines the human, and of what is human about the humanities, have been shaken up by the radical critiques of humanism and the displacement of anthropomorphism that have gained currency in recent years, propelled in part by rapid advances in our knowledge of living systems and of their genetic and algorithmic codes coupled with the global expansion of a knowledge-intensive capitalism. In ‘Posthuman Knowledge', Rosi Braidotti takes a closer look at the impact of these developments on three major areas: the constitution of our subjectivity, the general production of knowledge and the practice of the academic humanities. She argues that the human was never a neutral category but one always linked to power and privilege; hence we must move beyond the old dualities in which Man defined himself, beyond the sexualized and racialized others that were excluded from humanity. Posthuman knowledge is not so much an alternative form of knowledge as a critical call to build a multi-layered and multidirectional project that displaces anthropocentrism while pursuing the analysis of the discriminatory and violent aspects of human activity and interaction wherever they occur. 

Teaching Community: A Pedagogy of Hope / by bell books. - New York : Routledge, 2003. - 200 p. ; 23 cm
Includes index
ISBN: 978041596888 
Combining critical thinking about education with autobiographical narratives, bell hooks invites readers to extend the discourse of race, gender, class and nationality beyond the classroom into everyday situations of learning. Teaching, she explains, can happen anywhere, any time - not just in college classrooms but in churches, in bookstores, in homes where people get together to share ideas that affect their daily lives. In ‘Teaching Community' (follow up of ‘Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom', 1994), hooks seeks to theorize from the place of the positive, looking at what works, showing how people can choose to end racism and create a beloved community. Spirit, struggle, service, love, the ideals of shared knowledge and shared learning - these values motivate progressive social change. hooks: "When teachers teach with love, combining care, commitment, knowledge, responsibility, respect, and trust, we are often able to enter the classroom and go straight to the heart of the matter, which is knowing what to do on any given day to create the best climate for learning." 

Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom / by bell books. - New York : Routledge, 2010. - 196 p. ; 23 cm
Includes index
ISBN: 978041596820
In ‘Teaching Critical Thinking', bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers today. In a series of short essays, hooks explores the confounding and sometimes controversial topics that teachers and students have urged her to address since the publication of the previous volumes ‘Teaching to Transgress' and ‘Teaching Community'. The issues are varied and broad, from whether meaningful teaching can take place in a large classroom setting to confronting issues of self-esteem. Addressing questions of race, gender, and class in this work, hooks discusses the complex balance that allows us to teach, value, and learn from works written by racist and sexist authors. Highlighting the importance of reading, she insists on the primacy of free speech, a democratic education of literacy. Throughout these essays, she celebrates the transformative power of critical thinking.  

Ecology & Aesthetics = Ecologie & Esthetiek / ed. by Bart Decroos, Kornelia Dimitrova, Sereh Mandias, Elsbeth Ronner ; with contr. by Eliza Culea-Hong, Rodrigo Delso Gutiérrez & Antonio Giráldez López, Francoise Fromonot, ...[et al]. - Rotterdam : OASE Foundation, 2022. - 144 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (Eng. /Ned.)
Includes abstracts, notes, biographies
ISBN 978-94-6208-683-8
In recent decades, the field of architecture has witnessed a fundamental shift under the banner of ‘ecology': from the innovation in energy technologies to the use of circular materials and climate-neutral building solutions - nowadays, more than ever, the construction of a building seems to be dominated by an ecological awareness. According to the editors ecological practices in architecture must not only be effective in providing solutions, but inevitably raise questions of beauty, affection and perception as well. By focusing on the intersection between ecology and aesthetics in architecture, OASE situates the thinking about such issues at the heart of the discipline. Through a series of concrete projects, the contributions in this issue explore the field of tension between architectural aesthetics and issues of energy, technology and materiality.  

Learning from Ancestors: Epistemic Restitution and Rematriation / ed. by Irene de Craen ; with . - Amsterdam : in house in collaboration with Framer Framed, 2023. - 144 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (Errant Journal #5)
ISBN: 9789083079332
Errant Journal is an international publication for cultural theory and practice aimed at bringing together diverse local perspectives on a global scale, and questioning the politics of knowledge and representation through language, art and other disciplines. Errant #5  focuses on current discussions around the restitution of colonially looted objects, but takes a wider lens to the questions of repair with(in) communities and the more fundamental knowledge shifts which must take place for healing to begin. 

Ecoes: An independent magazine about art in the age of pollution / ed. by Mirna Belina ; design by Rafaela Draži?. - Amsterdam : Sonic Acts Press, 2023. - 192 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm . - (Ecoes #5)
Includes notes
ISSN: 2772-5685
The period magazine Ecoes is a portmanteau of the words ‘ecology' and ‘echoes'. With its focus on ‘art in the age of pollution' it is a recent addition to the Press' long history of multimedia experiments. Ecoes centres loosely around alternatives to the anthropocentric view of Earth and the nonhuman as endless resources. It expands Sonic Acts' focus on compelling artistic and critical perspectives, reflecting on the rapidly changing world around us. Malleable in form and size, the magazine hopes to be a site for experimentation, research and emerging knowledge-making processes. This issue is dedicated to artists' experiments and artistic meandering around the topic of water. 
With, a.o.: Anne Duk Hee Jordan, Philip Vermeulen, Tomoko Sauvage, Tarek Atoui and Annika Kappner  

Deeper in the Pyramid: Share of Throat / by Melanie Jackson and Esther Leslie. -  London : s.n., 2023. - 77 and 65 p. : ill. ; 24 cm 
Includes notes
ISBN: 9781739343101
Milk is polymorphic with an inclination for promiscuous collaboration, whether it be with bacteria, with cartoon avatars, with economics, pornography, genetic re-calibration or the politics of race. It is fundamental to all mammalian bodies, whilst also being one of the most technologized fluids on earth. Deeper in the Pyramid engages with the bio-economy and its representations, through the webs of care, exploitation and collective fantasy that interconnect life forms at every scale. The work comprises animation, sculpture, and a graphic novel with writing by Melanie Jackson and Esther Leslie, taking us on a journey of lactic abstractions, through the webs of bio-invasion and collective fantasy that interconnect various life forms through milk, its technologies and representations. 

The Solutions Are Already Here: Strategies For Ecological Revolution From Below / by Peter Gelderloos. - London : Pluto Press, 2022. - 256 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9780745345116 
Are alternative energies and Green New Deals enough to deliver environmental justice? Peter Gelderloos argues that international governmental responses to the climate emergency are structurally incapable of solving the crisis. Still, he has hope: across the world, grassroots networks of local communities are working to realize their visions of an alternative revolutionary response to planetary destruction, often pitted against the new megaprojects promoted by greenwashed alternative energy infrastructures and the neocolonialist, technocratic policies that are the forerunners of the Green New Deal. Gelderloos interviews food sovereignty activists in Venezuela, Indigenous communities reforesting their lands in Brazil and anarchists fighting biofuel plantations in Indonesia, and looks at the battles that have cancelled airports, stopped pipelines, and helped the most marginalized to fight borders and environmental racism, to transform their cities, to win a dignified survival.  

Let's Become Fungal!: Mycelium Teachings and the Arts / by Yasmine Ostendorf-Rodriquez. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2023. - 336 p. : ill. ; 24 cm 
Includes notes, biographies, bibliography 
There is a growing interest in fungi and mycelium as a material, the ever-branching connecting threads of the fungal world. The entanglements and how this rhizomatic network functions is not just a fascinating ecological system and material, but carries a profound usefulness as a metaphor for our potential new systems, ways of thinking and behaviors. ‘Let's Become Fungal!',based on conversations with, a.o. indigenous wisdom keepers, artists and  mycologists, takes its inspiration from the world of art and mycology and shares innovative practices from Latin America and the Caribbean that are rooted in multispecies collaboration, non-monetary resource exchange, decentralization etc, all in line with the behavior of the mycelium. Ostendorf-Rodríguez?works as curator and researcher on art and ecology for, a.o. the Green Art Lab Alliance at the Jan van Eyck Academy's Food Lab and Future Materials Bank. 

Woven in Vegetal Fabric: On Plant Becomings / ed. by Charles Rouleau ; with contr. by Guilia Bellinetti, Mathieu Buchler, Sam Erpelding,...[et al.]. - Luxemburg : Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art contemporain, 2022. - 252 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 978-2-919790-27-2
If we were to allow the weight of all temporalities - past, present and future - and of all realities - actual or virtual - to permeate our thinking, if we were to accept that everything is in constant movement, that everything is entangled, and if we were to welcome the vegetal realm as equal, how would we understand the becomings of bodies, knowledge, landscapes, memories, sounds, territories ...Within the framework of ‘Woven in Vegetal Fabric', Giulia Bellinetti from the Jan van Eyck Nature Research department teamed up with a group of artists, scientists and other researchers to further explore the narrative of the project. Their research ended up in the similar named exhibition, curated by Charles Rouleau at Casino Luxembourg (Jan 28 - Feb 27, 2023), and this publication, seeking to create a forum where artists, academics, scientists and thinkers met to ponder together on the concept of "becoming" from a phytocentric perspective, following threads to peer into a world woven in vegetal fabric. Contributing artists to the exhibition were: Leonie Brandner, Catherine Duboutay and Carlos Molina. 

Zo Herdenkt Den Haag: Stilstaan bij koloniaal en slavernijverleden / eindred. Monique Zomerdijk ; teksten door Astrid Feiter, Herman Keppy, Anouk Visee, Renate van der Zee. - Den Haag ; Gemeente Den Haag ism Stichting Haags Verhaal, 2023. - 120 p. :  ill. ; 26 cm 
ISBN: 9789090373508 
Boek over de Haagse herdenkingen van het koloniaal en slavernijverleden, met (foto)reportages van alle herdenkingen en vieringen die in een jaar in Den Haag worden gehouden, uitgegeven ter gelegenheid van de herdenking van ‘150 jaar afschaffing van de slavernij' op 1 juli 2023. De Stichting Haags Verhaal maakte het in opdracht van de gemeente Den Haag vanuit het idee om tijdens het herdenkingsjaar 2023-2024 de?verhalen achter de herdenkingen te?delen en de geschiedenis van het koloniaal en slavernijverleden levend te maken. Den Haag telt namelijk zo'n 100.000 inwoners die op een of andere manier de gevolgen van onze koloniale geschiedenis met zich mee dragen. Zij vertellen hun verhaal en laten zien hoe ze herdenken. Het boek was gratis verkrijgbaar bij alle Haagse bibliotheken.