Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - april-mei 2017

Upcycle This Book : 26 texts by Gavin Wade and friends / author Gavin Wade ; contributions by Céline Condorelli, David Burrows, Joanne Tatham & Tom O'Sullivan [ al.]. - London ; The Hague : Book Works : Stroom Den Haag, 2017. - 360 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
The book collects for the first time the writings of Gavin Wade and explores a practice that he refers to as ‘upcycling', a process of stealing, copying, recycling, using other texts and artworks, and responding to existing conditions. Some of the texts are artworks - manifestoes, stories, statements - others are interviews, discussions, proposals.
'Upcycle this book. Rewrite it as a manifesto. Steal and take and copy and change this book. Upcycle these twenty-six texts just as I have upcycled so many other texts and responded to many sets of existing conditions. Or unlike I have.'

Delirium and Resistance : Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism / Author Gregory Sholette ; foreword by Lucy R. Lippard ; edited by Kim Charnley. - London : Pluto Press, 2017. - 290 p. ; ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In the aftermath of the 2016 US election, Brexit, and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, it is evident that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism is now the delirium and crisis of liberal democracy and its culture. And though capitalist crisis does not begin within art, art can reflect and amplify its effects to positive and negative ends. In this book Sholette engages in critical dialogue with artists' collectives, counter-institutions, and activist groups to offer an insightful firsthand account of the relationship between politics and art in neoliberal society.

Former West : Art and the Contemporary After 1989 / edited by Maria Hlavajova and Simon Sheikh ; with many texts and visual interventions. - Utrecht ; Cambridge, Mass. : BAK, basis actuele kunst : The MIT Press, 2017. - 742 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In this book, artists, thinkers, and activists explore the repercussions of the political, cultural, and economic events of 1989 on both art and the contemporary. The culmination of an eight-year curatorial research experiment, Former West imagines a world beyond our immediate condition. The writings, visual essays, and conversations in Former West—more than seventy diverse contributions with global scope—unfold a tangled cartography far more complex than the simplistic dichotomy of East vs. West. In fact, the Cold War was a contest not between two ideological blocs but between two variants of Western modernity. It is this conceptual "Westcentrism" that a "formering" of the West seeks to undo.

Poetics of Relation / author Édouard Glissant ; translated by Betsy Wing. - Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, 1997 ; first published in French in 1990. - 226 p. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Édouard Glissant  focusses on the idea of a "relational poetics," which laid the groundwork for the "créolité" movement, fueled by the understanding that Caribbean culture and identity are the positive products of a complex and multiple set of local historical circumstances. In Poetics of Relation, Glissant turns the concrete particulars of Caribbean reality into a complex, energetic vision of a world in transformation. He sees the Antilles as enduring suffering imposed by history, yet as a place whose unique interactions will one day produce an emerging global consensus. In Glissant's view, we come to see that relation in all its senses—telling, listening, connecting, and the parallel consciousness of self and surroundings—is the key to transforming mentalities and reshaping societies.

Uprisings / author Georges Didi-Huberman ; with essays by Nicole Brenez, Judith Butler, Marie-José Mondzain, Antonio Negri, Jacques Rancière. - Paris : Éditions Gallimard, 2016. - 420 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic index and index of artists.
Uprisings is based on a cross-disciplinary exhibition on the theme of collective emotions and political events involving crowds of people in revolt: social disorder, political agitation, uprisings, rebellions, revolutions, and riots - disturbances of all kinds. The book investigates the notion of the representation of the peoples in both the aesthetic and the political senses of the word 'representation'. The notion of uprising is dealt with through various media: writers' manuscripts,paintings, drawings, engravings, photographs, and films. Particular attention is paid to films because, from Griffith and Eisenstein through to the moviemakers of today, the representation of peoples in revolt has been one of the great subjects of cinema.

What Color Is the Sacred? / author Michael Taussig. - Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2009. - 294 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book uses color to explore further dimensions of what Taussig calls "the bodily unconscious". Drawing on classic ethnography as well as the work of Benjamin, Burroughs, and Proust, he takes up the notion that color invites the viewer into images and into the world. Yet, as Taussig makes clear, color has a history—a manifestly colonial history rooted in the West's discomfort with color, especially bright color, and its associations with the so-called primitive. Taussig reconsiders colonialism as a tension between chromophobes and chromophiliacs. And he ends with the strange story of coal, which, he argues, displaced colonial color by giving birth to synthetic colors, organic chemistry, and IG Farben, the giant chemical corporation behind the Third Reich.

Histories of Ornament : From Global to Local / edited by Gürlu Necipoglu and Alina Payne ; with contributions by Michele Bacci, Anna Contadini, Thomas B.F. Cummins [ al.]. - Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, 2016. - 454 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This volume is the first major global history of ornament from the Middle Ages to today. Organized by thematic sections on the significance, influence, and role of ornament, the book addresses ornament's current revival in architecture, its historiography and theories, its transcontinental mobility in medieval and early modern Europe and the Middle East, and its place in the context of industrialization and modernism. Throughout, Histories of Ornament emphasizes the portability and politics of ornament, figuration versus abstraction, cross-cultural dialogues, and the constant negotiation of local and global traditions.

A Thousand Eyes : Media Technology, Law and Aesthetics / edited by Marit Paasche & Judy Radul. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2011. - 276 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
The law is increasingly staged on a screen and the photographs, video documents, audio recordings used as evidence are not entirely distinct from their correlates in contemporary art, cinema and mass media. What questions of representation, judgment and justice cross borders between art and the law? Through the contribution of internationally renowned artists and scholars, this anthology explores how the aesthetics of new media technology and its spatial implementations affect the judicial system in relation to fundamental concepts such as truth and representation.

Massa en macht / auteur Elias Canetti ; vertaald door Jenny Tuin. - Amsterdam : Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, 2017. - 638 p. ; 21 cm
Bevat uitgebreide bibliografie.
Dit boek geeft met vele voorbeelden een diepte- en massapsychologische analyse van groepsvorming. Canetti toont hoe uit een schijnbaar heterogene groep mensen één nieuw en onheilspellend brullend wezen kan ontstaan. Wat is de wil tot macht? Hoe beheers je massa's? Canetti's beschouwingen over grote gevolgen van massaliteit in het verleden en onverminderde massavorming, overal waar mensen samenleven, maken Massa en macht tot een standaardwerk. Naast een boeiend caleidoscopisch beeld van het verschijnsel macht is het óók een pleidooi voor het individu.

Dwalen in het Antropoceen / auteur René ten Bos. - Amsterdam : Boom Uitgevers, 2017. - 192 p. ; 22 cm
Bevat bibliografische gegevens en namenregister.
Het antropoceen is de in de wetenschap steeds courantere naam van het tijdperk waarin de mens als eerste soort invloed uitoefent op het klimaat, op de oceanen en op de aarde zelf. 'Antropoceen' is over het algemeen een alarmerend of apocalyptisch concept. René ten Bos constateert in Dwalen in het Antropoceen een grootschalige verdwazing in onze samenleving ten aanzien van een belangrijke kwestie als klimaatverandering. Een term als 'Antropoceen' lijkt ons meer grip te geven op de problematiek, maar dat is volgens Ten Bos slechts schijn. Het alarmisme en het apocalyptische denken die tot uitdrukking komen in dit begrip helpen niet om meer richting te vinden. Ten Bos meent dat wij moeten leren ons open te stellen voor andere navigeertechnieken. Zijn nieuwe boek leert ons te dwalen in de vreemde zone tussen mens en natuur.

De grote vlucht inwaarts : Essays over cultuur in een onoverzichtelijke wereld / auteur Thijs Lijster. - Amsterdam ; Antwerpen : De Bezige Bij, 2016. - 320 p : ills. ; 22 cm
Bevat noten en bibliografie.
De wereld lijkt steeds complexer en onoverzichtelijker te worden. In de hedendaagse ‘netwerksamenleving' kun je geen kop koffie drinken zonder je medeschuldig te maken aan uitbuiting en slavernij, en staat je baan op het spel omdat aan de andere kant van de wereld een bank omvalt. Hierdoor beschouwen we de wereld steeds vaker als iets gevaarlijks waarover we geen controle hebben en dus keren we de blik naar binnen en klampen we ons vast aan de dingen die we nog wél in de hand hebben. Het resultaat: collectief narcisme en een publieke sfeer waarin een scherpe mening meer waard is dan een weloverwogen oordeel. De grote vlucht inwaarts is een pleidooi voor tegendraads denken waarbij zelfs het meest onbeduidende detail beschouwd kan worden als betekenisvol.

The Way of the Shovel : On the Archaeological Imaginary in Art / author Dieter Roelstraete ; texts by Bill Brown, Sophie Berrebi, Diedrich Diederichsen, Ian Alden Russell. - Chicago : University of Chicago Press : Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 2013. - 328 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Contemporary art has recently begun to turn to projects centering on research and delving into archives, all in the name of seeking and questioning historical truth. From filmmakers to sculptors to conceptualists, artists of all stripes are digging into the rubble of the past. In this catalog that accompanies an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in the fall of 2013, Dieter Roelstraete brings together a diverse range of international artists to explore the theme of melding archival and experiential modes of storytelling—what he calls "the archaeological imaginary"—particularly in the wake of 9/11.

Beyond Objecthood : The Exhibition as a Critical Form Since 1968 / author James Voorhies. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : The MIT Press, 2017. - 280 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In Beyond Objecthood, James Voorhies traces a genealogy of spectatorship through the rise of the exhibition as a critical form—and artistic medium. Artists like Smithson, Group Material, and Michael Asher sought to reconfigure and expand the exhibition and the museum into something more active, open, and democratic, by inviting spectators into new and unexpected encounters with works of art and institutions. This practice was sharply critical of the ingrained characteristics long associated with art institutions and conventional exhibition-making; and yet, Voorhies finds, over time the critique has been diluted by efforts of the very institutions that now gravitate to the "participatory."
Beyond Objecthood focuses on innovative figures, artworks, and institutions that pioneered the exhibition as a critical form, tracing its evolution through the activities of curator Harald Szeemann, relational art, and New Institutionalism. Voorhies examines recent artistic and curatorial work by Liam Gillick, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Höller, Maria Lind, Apolonija Šušterši?, and others, at such institutions as Documenta, e-flux, Manifesta, and Office for Contemporary Art Norway, and he considers the continued potential of the exhibition as a critical form in a time when the differences between art and entertainment increasingly blur.

Post-War Reconstruction the Netherlands 1945-1965 : The Future of a Bright and Brutal Heritage / editors Anita Blom, Simone Vermaat, Ben de Vries ; texts by Ed Taverne, Koos Bosma, Dorine van Hoogstraten [ al.]. - Rotterdam : nai010 publishers, 2017. - 232 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The book 'Post-War Reconstruction the Netherlands 1945-1965. The Future of a Bright and Brutal Heritage' gives an overview of the buildings in the re-emerging Netherlands and examines the significance of this heritage of the reconstruction for current tasks of transformation and rezoning. The sense of optimism after the war led to a surprisingly wide diversity in architecture, urban planning and landscape design. The application of new techniques and materials led to exceptional experiments. Moreover, many buildings were provided with monumental art, architects and artists working closely together. The reconstruction of the Netherlands in the years 1945-1965 was a huge feat.

Redemption and Utopia : Jewish Libertarian Thought in Central Europe : A Study in Elective Affinity / author Michael Löwy ; translated by Hope Heany. - London ; New York : Verso, 2017; first published in French in 1988. - 276 p. ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, there appeared in Central Europe a generation of Jewish intellectuals whose work was to transform modern culture. Drawing at once on the traditions of German Romanticism and Jewish messianism, their thought was organized around the cabalistic idea of the "tikkoun": redemption. Redemption and Utopia uses the concept of "elective affinity" - first used by Max Weber - to explain the surprising community of spirit that existed between redemptive messianic religious thought and the wide variety of radical secular utopian beliefs held by this important group of intellectuals. The author outlines the circumstances that produced this unusual combination of religious and non-religious thought and illuminates the common assumptions that united such seemingly disparate figures as Martin Buber, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin and Georg Lukács.

International Village Show / concept Myvillages (Katrin Böhm, Wapke Feenstra, Antje Schiffers) and Kristina Brusa. - Berlin : jovis Verlag, 2016. - 304 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
In a collaborative work that is extensive in terms of both space and time, Myvillages search for images and concepts that, rather than comparing, reflect the reciprocal relationship of countryside and city and its implications. Cooperative projects in various villages around the world bring a new dynamism to solidified notions of local resources and rural production capacity, agriculture and culture, internal and external perception. Over two years, sixteen villages have come together at one loaction, the Gartenhaus of the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, which was remodeled specifically for the show.

The Uncertainty Principle / author Martin Herbert ; essays on Carol Bove, Duncan Campbell, Marlene Dumas, Victor Man, Paola Pivi, Bojan Sarcevic, John Stezaker, Rebecca Warren, Cerith Wyn Evans. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2014. - 184 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliography.
Within the realm of science, the uncertainty principle speaks of the fundamental limits of knowledge and measurement vis-à-vis the external world, and how the very act of seeing alters what is seen. Martin Herbert's The Uncertainty Principle is a collection of essays that reveals layers of unknowing and open-endedness within a diversity of contemporary art practices since the 1970s.

Support Networks / edited by Abigail Satinsky ; texts by Dieter Roelstraete, Nato Thompson, Lane Relyea [ al.]. - Chicago : The School of Art Institute of Chicago, 2014. - 240 p. : ills. ; 23 cm. - (Chicago Social Practice History Series; Series editors Mary Jane Jacob and Kate Zeller)
The contributors to this collection explore how the city continues to inform and shape contemporary cultural work and the development of informal organizations. When artists break boundaries of traditional forms and work outside of institutionalized systems, they often must create new infrastructures to sustain their practices. Support Networks looks to Chicago's deeply layered history of artists, scholars, and creative practitioners coming together to create, share, and maintain these alternative networks of exchange and collaboration.

Tell Them I Said No / author Martin Herbert ; essays on Lutz Bacher, Stanley Brouwn, Christopher D'Arcangelo, Trisha Donnelly, David Hammons, Agnes Martin, Cady Noland, Laurie Parsons, Charlotte Posenenske, and Albert York. . - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - 128 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
This collection of essays by Martin Herbert considers various artists who have withdrawn from the art world or adopted an antagonistic position toward its mechanisms. A large part of the artist's role in today's professionalized art system is being present. Providing a counterargument to this concept of self-marketing, Herbert examines the nature of retreat, whether in protest, as a deliberate conceptual act, or out of necessity. By illuminating these motives, Tell Them I Said No offers a unique perspective on where and how the needs of the artist and the needs of the art world diverge.

Kijk waar je loopt : Over stadspaleontologie / auteur Jelle Reumer. - Groningen : Historische Uitgeverij, 2016. - 144 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat bibliografie.
In 'Kijk waar je loopt! Over stadspaleontologie' vraagt Jelle Reumer om de stedelijke omgeving met andere, betere ogen te bezien. Bij wijze van voorstudie op zijn grote werk in voorbereiding, "De canon van Nederlandse fossielen", vestigt hij alvast onze aandacht op wat zich voor onze neus, op straat, in plaveisel, muren en gebouwen aan schitterende straatfossielen met het blote oog is waar te nemen.
978 90 6554 4469

Het nieuwe stadmaken : Van gedreven pionieren naar gelijk speelveld / redactie Simon Franke, Jeroen Niemans, Frans Soeterbroek ; teksten Zef Hemel, Joachim Meerkerk, Arnold Reijndorp [ al.]. - Amsterdam ; Haarlem : Valiz : Trancity, 2015. - 176 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
Bevat biografieën van de auteurs.
De laatste jaren zien we een sterke groei van lokale initiatieven in de leefomgeving. Het ging aanvankelijk vaak om tijdelijke projecten in de pauze van de ruimtelijke ontwikkeling veroorzaakt door de economische crisis. Nieuwe energie komt vrij, bewoners nemen het publiek domein in bezit, publieke waarden zijn belangrijker dan zoveel mogelijk geld verdienen, nieuwe vormen van collectieve samenwerking ontstaan. Maar na een aantal jaren enthousiast pionieren dienen zich vragen aan. De volgende fase van de lokale initiatieven dient zich aan; hoe ziet die eruit?
978 94 92095 05 3

Breekijzer op het geheugen : Ontmoetingen in de beeldende kunst / auteur Michiel Morel. - Den Haag : Uitgeverij De Zwaluw, 2017. - 72 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat bibliografie.
Michiel Morel portretteert in ‘Breekijzer op het geheugen' acht belangrijke Nederlandse beeldend kunstenaars: Frank Halmans, Jan Andriesse, Marcel van Eeden, Marlene Dumas, Marten Hendriks, Piet Moget, Pieter Laurens Mol en Willem van Genk.