Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - januari 2017

Playgrounds : Reinventing the Square / edited by MNCARS Editorial Activities Department ; texts by Lars Bang Larsen, Linda Nochlin, Aldo van Eyck, Constant [ al). - Madrid : MNCA Reina Sofia, 2016. - 320 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Adopting as its premise the notion of carnival pageantry as a practice that alters the established order, Playgrounds. Reinventing the square explores the collective dimension of play and the need for a "ground" of its own in order to engage in the construction of a new public arena. Playgrounds takes a historical and artistic approach to the space reserved for play and its socializing, transgressive and political potential from the dawn of modernity to the present day. Playgrounds aims to explore the recreational, playful, festive side of life that puts the humdrum  reality of the everyday on hold, subverting, reinventing and transcending it for one fleeting moment.

Rare Earth / edited by Nadim Samman and Boris Ondreicka ; with contributions by, Camille Henrot, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Guan Xiao [ al.] ; texts by Benjamin H. Bratton, Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen, Mircea Eliade, Boris Groys [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - 272 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Rare Earth is an attempt to define the spirit of an age. Exploring how today's myths, identities, and cosmologies relate to current advances in technology—through reference to the material basis to our most developed weapons and tools. Often described as conflict materials due to the limited number of easily accessible mines, they are also integral to weapon systems used for cyber-warfare, medical technologies (including MRI scanning equipment), hybrid vehicles, wind turbines, and other green energy applications.
Rare Earth grounds our strange, seemingly weightless cultural moment. While we may design our technologies, these tools and weapons shape us in turn. It may seem that we dream the contemporary into existence, but perhaps rare earth elements are dreaming through us. After the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, this is the age of Rare Earth.

Ivan Grubanov : Unnation, a conversation / editor Peter Vermeersch ; text by Ivan Grubanov and Peter Vermeersch. - Heidelberg ; Berlin : Kehrer Verlag, 2016. - 128 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Unnation is a 17th century term that hasn't been in use for over a hundred years. However, its meaning is crucial for understanding the depth of contemporary social and political turmoil, especially the recent 'migrant crises' in Europe. Ivan Grubanov defines the migrants as being unnationed and establishes his definition through a network of vivid descriptions of encounters with them, but also through philosophical speculation and his own paintings. Grubanov seeks for more than to re-establish an ancient term, he seeks for the ways of painterly practice to be the method of defining social phenomena.

Vijandbeelden : De Veiligheidsdienst en de Democratie, 1912-1992 / auteur Constant Hijzen. - Amsterdam : Boom uitgevers, 2016. - 494 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat noten, literatuur en persoonsregister.
Nederland beschikt nu ruim 100 jaar over inlichtingen en veiligheidsdiensten. Dit boek onderzoekt hoe de veiligheidsdiensten en de democratie zich tot elkaar verhielden. Beginnend in 1912, in de aanloop naar de oprichting van de eerste veiligheidsdienst, en indigend in 1992 - het jaar waarin de ‘nieuwe' Binnenlandse Veiligheidsdienst gelanceerd werd - komen in dit boek discussies en confrontaties aan bod. Deze hebben, steeds vanuit veranderende vijandbeelden, de Nederlandse veiligheidsdiensten gedefinieerd.

Het verschil van mening : Geschiedenis van een verkeerd begrepen idee / auteur Egbert Dommering. - Amsterdam : Uitgeverij Bert Bakker, 2016. - 688 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat geraadpleegde literatuur, personen- en zakenregisters.
De vrijheid van denken en spreken bepaalt hoe wij over de samenleving en de natuur denken. Het publieke debat en het democratische besluit vervangen het door God gegeven politieke gezag. Het onderzoek naar de natuur komt in de plaats van een godsdienstig wereldbeeld. Deze vrijheden hebben de Europese democratie gemaakt tot wat zij nu is.
Het verschil van mening geeft een ideeëngeschiedenis van deze vrijheden, waarbij de vrijheid van meningsuiting centraal staat. Het boek trekt de lijn door naar het heden en de rol van internet, dat alle kennis in de wereld toegankelijk maakt, maar onder zijn eigen toegankelijkheid lijkt te bezwijken. De burgers die hun vrijheden op internet uitoefenen, hebben er een elektronische politieman bij gekregen die permanent over hun schouder meekijkt.

Dissonant Archives : Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East / edited by Anthony Downey ; with texts by Mariam Ghani, Rona Sela, Tom Holert [ al.]. - London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2015. - 470 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Dissonant Archives is the first book to consider the ways in which contemporary artists from the Middle East and North Africa - including Emily Jacir, Walid Raad, Jananne Al Ani - are utilizing and disrupting the function of the archive and, in so doing, highlighting a systemic, perhaps irrevocable, crisis in institutional and state-ordained archiving across the region. In exploring and producing archives, be they alternative, interrogative or fictional, these artists are not simply questioning the authenticity, authority or authorship of the archive; rather, they are unlocking its regenerative, radical potential.

Uncommon Grounds : New Media and Critical Practices in North Africa and the Middle East / edited by Anthony Downey ; with texts by Franco Bifo Berardi, Nat Muller, Omar Kholeif [ al.]. - London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2014. - 360 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Uncommon Grounds evaluates the prominent role that new media has come to play in artistic practices - and social movements - in the Arab world today. Analysing alternative forms of creating, broadcasting, publishing, distributing and consuming digital images, this book also enquires into a broader global concern: does new media offer a 'democratisation' of - and a productive engagement with - visual culture, or merely capitalise upon the effect of immediacy at the expense of depth?

Future Imperfect : Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East / edited by Anthony Downey ; with contributions by Monira Al Qadiri, Hoor Al-Qasimi, Anahi Alviso-Marino, AMBS Architects [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - 430 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references, biographies and index.
Future Imperfect critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and future contexts for the production, dissemination, and reception of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa. Based on collective input from numerous contributors and interlocutors, this volume brings together internationally renowned academics, critics, activists, filmmakers, artists, and other independent cultural practitioners to consider how new infrastructures and institutions can effectively emerge within such fraught and dynamic contexts. What is needed in terms of infrastructure for cultural production today, and how, crucially, can we speculatively propose new infrastructures and institutions in the context of present realities?

East West Street : On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity / author Philippe Sands. - London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016. - 466 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical sources, notes and index.
East West Street is a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about as a result of the unprecedented atrocities of Hitler's Third Reich.
It looks at the personal and intellectual evolution of the two men who simultaneously originated the ideas of "genocide" and "crimes against humanity," both of whom, not knowing the other, studied at the same university with the same professors, in a city little known today that was a major cultural center of Europe, "the little Paris of Ukraine," a city variously called Lemberg, Lwów, Lvov, or Lviv.

Roman Signer : Projet pour un jardin / teksten Gerhard Mack, Cees Nooteboom, Sara Weyns, Pieter Boons. - Antwerpen : Middelheim Museum, 2016. - 144 p. : ills. ; 31 cm. - nl /eng / fr
Bevat biografie.
Het boek biedt een overzicht van alle werken die Roman Signer in het verleden en speciaal voor de tentoonstelling PROJET POUR UN JARDIN (2016) in het Middelheimmuseum realiseerde.

gerlach en koop : Choses tuées 2 / texts by Regina Barunke, Valentina Desideri, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Maxine Kopsa, Candice Lin and Raimundas Malasauskas ; photographs by Kristien Daem and Hartwig Schwarz.. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2016. - 120 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
This book, the second volume in a series, is published on the occasion of the exhibition Choses tuées by gerlach en koop at Temporary Gallery, Cologne, February-March 2016.

Kasper Bosmans : Specimen Days / concept Kasper Bosmans ; texts Martin Germann, Philippe Van Cauteren. - Ghent : posture editions, 2016. - 160 p. : ills. ; 30 cm. - (posture editions No. 21)
In his artistic practice Kasper Bosmans explores science, design, folklore, local and general history and art. Specimen Days focuses on Bosmans' legend paintings, a series of works on small wooden panels, all the same format, which he started in 2013 and is still working on. He has developed an almost naïve painting style, inspired by traditional heraldry, in which he unpretentiously juxtaposes personal, local, art historical and universal elements.

The Inventors of Tradition II / editors Atelier E.B (Lucy McKenzie and Beca Lipscombe) and Panel ; essay contributions from Michael Bracewell, Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt, Fiona Jardine, Juliet Kinchin, Mason Leaver-Yap, Mairi MacKenzie, Ray McKenzie, Bernie Reid, Rebecca Wober and Linsey Young.. - London : Koenig Books, 2016. - 240 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
Atelier E.B and Panel's first book The Inventors of Tradition (2011) mapped out connections across design, industry, fashion and fine art, uncovering linked aspects of Scotland's unique heritage in textile making. With The Inventors of Tradition II, we expand our exploration to encompass Scotland's recent cultural past, making new connections that bring together art, architecture, design and sub-cultural identities, to examine how style can function as part of a broader discourse.

I am become digital death, the destroyer of worlds / texts by Dr. Emily West and Stefan Schäfer ; contributions by Patty Jansen, Gilbert Sinnot. - Amsterdam : Stefan Schäfer, 2016. - 192 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes bibliography
S†ëfan Schäfer and Dr. Emily West present their long term project about digital death and the postmortem self in a print publication and on its digital afterlife They link the physical end of life with a digital continuation. Lives that are increasingly lived online call for a new structure of dying and death. Digital and physical deaths need to be concurrent, and our physical bodies and digital lives can end discretely based on financial and existential needs.
"Now I am become Death, The destroyer of worlds." is a quote from Robert Oppenheimer.

How to Know What's Really Happening / author Francis McKee. - Berlin ; Brussels : Sternberg Press : Mophradat, 2016. - 55 p. ; 15 cm. - (Kayfa ta series nr. 3)
Includes bibliographical references.
In this post-truth era, how does one navigate the endless information available and choose a viable narrative of reality? In How to Know What's Really Happening Glasgow-based writer and curator Francis McKee looks at various techniques for determining verity, from those of spy agencies and whistle-blowers to mystics and scientists. This is the third book in the Kayfa ta series, a publishing initiative of artists Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis. Each book in the series is a monographic essay commissioned in the style of how-to manuals.

Bin Ich kein Schriftsteller? : Walter Benjamin en Ernst Bloch en hun medewerking aan i10 / auteur en samnestelling Toke van Helmond-Lehning. - Rimburg ; Amsterdam : Uitgeverij Huis Clos, 2016. - 136 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Bevat uitgebreide noten.
Bin ich kein Schriftsteller? biedt inzicht in de gecompliceerde relatie tussen Walter Benjamin en Ernst Bloch, de grote Duitse schrijvers en denkers. In de tweede helft van 1926 woonden zij enkele maanden in Parijs op hetzelfde adres, in Hotel du Midi. In die periode maakte Arthur Lehning, die toen zelf ook in Parijs woonde, kennis met Benjamin en Bloch en wist hen aan te trekken als medewerkers voor zijn tijdschrift, de Internationale Revue i10. In zijn archief zijn enkele brieven en briefkaarten van en aan hen bewaard gebleven die, in hun context, een beeld geven, niet alleen van hun medewerking aan i10, maar ook van hun 'ambiguous friendship'.

De vlucht uit de tijd / auteur Hugo Ball ; vertaling Hans Driessen. - Nijmegen : Uitgeverij Vantilt, 2016. - 352 p. ; 21 cm
De vlucht uit de tijd schetst een fascinerend beeld van de denkwereld van Hugo Ball, de grondlegger van het dadaïsme. Het korte leven van Hugo Ball werd gekenmerkt door rusteloosheid. Deze rusteloosheid is goed zichtbaar in Balls hoofdwerk Die Flucht aus der Zeit (1927) - bijna letterlijk zijn laatste, radicale woorden. Hij wilde geen concessies meer doen aan het lezend publiek en aan de waarheid mocht niet worden geschaafd. De romanvorm schoot daarom in zijn ogen tekort: De vlucht uit de tijd werd een compilatie uit zijn dagboeken, een verzameling van notities, redeneringen, uittreksels en citaten uit boeken die voor Hugo Ball belangrijk waren. Er zijn twee duidelijke zwaartepunten: de oprichting van de dada-beweging, met alles wat daaraan voorafging en wat erop volgde, en Balls terugkeer naar de katholieke kerk.

Kustverhalen : Op zoek naar een nieuwe relatie met de kust / auteur Bram Esser ; illustraties Pauline van den Broeke. - Rotterdam : nai010 uitgevers, 2016. - 144 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat bibliografische gegevens.
Kustverhalen is een pleidooi om onze amfibische cultuur te herontdekken. Dat moet ook wel als we in dit waterrijke gebied willen overleven. De amfibische cultuur gaat echter niet alleen over kustveiligheid en economische belangen, maar ook om de rijke schakering aan persoonlijke verhalen van mensen en hun relatie met de kust. Bram Esser, schrijver en ontdekkingsreiziger van het alledaagse, heeft de hele kust verkend, van de Zeeuwse Delta via de zandstranden van Holland tot de Waddenzee bij Friesland en Groningen. Hij sprak met zandlopers en dwaalgasten in de duinen, met vissers en robbenjagers in dijkkroegjes en in de havens met wrakkenduikers en havenbaronnen.

The International Court of Justice Handbook / prepared by the Registry of the International Court of Justice. - The Hague, The Registrar of the ICJ, 2016. - 320 p. : ills. ; 24 cm. - (sixth edition)
Includes annexes, a short bibliography and index.
Seated in The Hague, the Netherlands, the International Court of Justice is the highest court in the world and the only one with both general and universal jurisdiction. This sixth edition of The International Court of Justice Handbook aims to provide, without excessive detail, the basis for a better practical understanding of the facts concerning the history, composition, jurisdiction, procedure and decisions of the Court. In no way does it commit the Court, nor does it provide any interpretation of the Court's decisions, the actual texts of which alone are authoritative.

South as a State of Mind #8 : documenta 14 # 3 / editors Quinn Latimer, Adam Szymczyk ; with contributions by Monika Szewczyk, Moyra Davey, Lisa Robertson [ al.]. - Kassel : documenta und Museum Fridericianum, 2016. - 260 p. : ills. 30 cm
South as a State of Mind is a magazine that was founded by Marina Fokidis in Athens in 2012. Beginning in 2015, the magazine temporarily becomes the documenta 14 journal, publishing four special issues biannually until the opening of the exhibition in Athens and Kassel in 2017. These special issues are edited by Quinn Latimer, documenta 14's editor-in-chief of publications, and documenta 14 artistic director Adam Szymczyk. The documenta 14 South is conceived as a place of research, critique, art, and literature that parallels the years of work on the d14 exhibition overall, one that helps define and frame its concerns and aims. As such, the journal is a manifestation of documenta 14 rather than a discursive lens through which to merely presage the topics to be addressed in the eventual exhibition.

MMDC1: Philip Metten / concept Julie Peeters ; book selection Philip Metten ; photography Johannes Schwartz. - Antwerpen ; Amsterdam : Middelheimmuseum : Roma Publications, 2016. - 36 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
55,000 books are housed in the Middelheim Museum Library in Antwerp. All are related to art, but the collection is defined by a special focus on both sculpture and art in public space.
Graphic designer Julie Peeters initiated a series of publications to create an identity for the library - not through a logo or by depicting the library itself, but instead by showing how people use it as a space, as a collection, the way they navigate the shelves. This publication is the first in the series. Antwerp-based artist Philip Metten was invited to make a selection of books from the library.

Berend Strik : Everyman (Every(wo)man) / redactie Nicolette Gast, Lieke Hoogenhuyze. - Utrecht : Stichting Kunst in het Stationsgebied, 2016. - 32 p. + poster : ills. ; 29 cm
De muziektheaterproductie Everyman is de apotheose van het participatieproject dat Berend Strik half augustus 2016 in de Working-Shop in Hoog Catharijne begon in samenwerking met de modeontwerper Aziz Bekkaoui. Door het organiseren van lezingen, workshops en brainstormsessies vergaarde Strik informatie over de mensen in het gebied. Ook de omgeving van Hoog Catharijne, waar hij met Bekkaoui zijn atelier naartoe heeft verplaatst, vormde een dagelijkse bron van inspiratie.

Crossbenching : Toward Participation as Critical Spatial Practice / author Markus Miessen. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - 108 p. ; 19 cm
At the heart of this book is a simple and profound proposition: to ‘do' architecture is to immerse oneself in a conflictual process of material production—participation is not a productive encounter of multiple practitioners and stakeholders, but a set of conflicts, negotiations, maneuvers, and swindles between and within a multiplicity of agents, human and nonhuman alike. In contrast to this ‘participation' of the ‘civil society' seems to become the salvation for the political mess we are in, especially in Europe. Well, it is not!

The Silent University : Towards a Transversal Pedagogy / Edited by Florian Malzacher, Ahmet Ö?u üt, Pelin Tan ; with contributions by Florian Malzacher, María do Mar Castro Varela, Chantal Mouffe, Ahmet Ö?u üt, Rubia Salgado, Pelin Tan, and the Silent Universities in Amman, Athens, Hamburg, London, Mu ülheim/Ruhr, and Stockholm. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - 140 p. : ills. ; 23,5 cm
The Silent University, initiated by artist Ahmet Ö?üt in 2012, is an autonomous platform for academics who cannot share their knowledge due to their status of residence, because their degrees are not recognized or regaining access to academia is blocked for other reasons. It is a solidary school by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants who contribute to the program as lecturers, consultants and researchers.
This first comprehensive publication about the Silent University introduces the initiative and contextualizes it in the wider framework of both radical pedagogy and socially engaged art projects. In addition, all current branches of the Silent University—in Amman, Athens, Hamburg, London, Mülheim/Ruhr, and Stockholm—describe their very different achievements as well as their struggles and failures.