Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - augustus 2012

Jeremy Deller : Joy in People / texts by Ralph Rugoff, Stuart Hall, Rob Young, Barbara Deller ; interview with Jeremy Deller by Matthew Higgs. - London : Hayward Publishing, 2012. - 216 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Includes biography and bibliography.
This comprehensive catalogue is published on the occasion of Deller's first major survey exhibition, staged at London's Hayward Gallery, and touring to WIELS in Brussels and other venues. This is the first complete survey of the artist's multi-faceted practice, in which he explores compelling social and cultural territories while alternately taking on the roles of artistic producer, publisher, filmmaker, collaborator, curator, parade organizer and cultural archivist.

The Stuff That Matters : Textiles collected by Seth Siegelaub for the Centre for Social Research on Old Textiles / text by Clare Browne ; interview with Seth Siegelaub by Alice Motard. - London : Raven Row, 2012. - 70 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Publication for the exhibition The Stuff That Matters. Textiles collected by Seth Siegelaub for the CSROT, at Raven Row, London, 1 March to 6 May 2012. Raven Row presents the first exhibition of the collection of historic textiles assembled by Seth Siegelaub over the past thirty years for the Center for Social Research on Old Textiles (CSROT). The exhibition will feature over 200 items from a collection currently comprising around 650. Textiles in the exhibition will be shown next to excerpts from relevant texts and historic books drawn from the CSROT Library, which shed light on their technological, social and political context and stress how Siegelaub's bibliographic project underpins the collection of textiles.

12 Ballads for Huguenot House / artist book by Theaster Gates, part of dOCUMENTA (13). - Köln : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2012. - 128 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
In his "12 Ballads for Huguenot House", Theaster Gates chronicles his ambitious project to unite two disused buildings - one in Chicago and the other in Kassel, Germany - by dismantling parts of each to reuse in the rebuilding of the other. Gates envisioned an exchange and ultimately proposed to bring materials from the Chicago building to renovate the Huguenot House. The process will also be reversed: materials from the Huguenot House will later be reused to reconstruct the building in Chicago. In the pages of this book, Gates documents his plans for the exchange, and all of its elaborate and complex sociopolitical and historical detail, in twelve thematic "ballads". With illustrated work notes by the artist.

Das Logbuch / The Logbook : Katalog / Catalog 2/3 of dOCUMENTA (13) 2012 / Head of publications Bettina Funcke ; co-editor Nicola Setari. - Ostfildern : Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2012. - 320 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
For Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, dOCUMENTA (13) already began in 2010, and this illustrated book documents, just like a logbook, the continuous formulation and recurrence of ideas, manifestations, and discussions with artists, writers, and thinkers. All this accumulates like archaeological layers in these pages, narrating the passages that lead to the actual exhibition in Kassel and other locations. An illustrated section including installation views of the works in Kassel as well as photographs of events, like concerts and performances that will take place in the opening week, presents a final piece of documentation and a lively visual walk through dOCUMENTA (13).
ISBN 978-3-7757-2952-9

West of Center : Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977 / editors Elissa Auther and Adam Lerner ; foreword by Lucy R. Lippard. - Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2012. - 388 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
West of Center elaborates the historical and artistic significance of the counterculture projects of the 1960s and ‘70s within the broader narrative of postwar American art. The contributors illuminate how, in the western United States, the counterculture's unique integration of art practices, political action, and collaborative life activities serves as a linchpin connecting postwar and contemporary artistic endeavors.

The Transdisciplinary Studio / by Alex Coles ; inetrviews with Jorge Pardo, Konstantin Grcic, Vito Acconci [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2012. - 370 p. ; 20 cm
We have entered a post-post-studio age, and find ourselves with a new studio model: the transdisciplinary. Artists and designers are now defined not by their discipline but by the fluidity with which their practices move between the fields of architecture, art, and design. This volume delves into four pioneering transdisciplinary studios by observing and interviewing the practitioners and their assistants. A further series of interviews with curators, critics, anthropologists, designers, and artists serves to contextualize the transdisciplinary model now at the fore of creative practice.

The Unofficial Countryside
/ by Richard Mabey ; introduced by Iain Sinclair. - Wimborne Minster : Little Toller Books, 2010. - first published in 1973. - 184 p. : ills. ; 22 cm
A new edition of this book, originally published in 1973, in which Richard Mabey reveals the world of animal and plant life surviving and often thriving among docklands, railways, factories and canals. From orchids growing in abandoned cars to kestrels over Kensington, this is Britain's unofficial countryside.

Compendium for the Civic Economy : What the Big Society should learn from 25 trailblazers / editors Timothy Ahrensbach, Joost Beunderman, Alice Fung [ al.]. - London : oo:/, 2011. - 196 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Against the context of rapid economic, social and environmental change, a collective reflection is taking place on how to build more sustainable routes to shared prosperity. In the meantime, an increasing number and wide range of change-makers are already finding ways to imagine and grow a different economy in our cities, towns, neighbourhoods and villages. This book presents 25 case studies of this civic economy - rooted in age-old traditions of the associational economy but using new organising tactics, ways of connecting with people and approaches to collaborative investment.

Social Housing - Housing The Social / texts by Nikolaus Hirsch, Slavoj Zizek, Suely Rolnik [ al.]. - Amsterdam : SKOR, 2011. - 136 p. ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Given the increasing global conditions of unequal wealth distribution, and the specific urgency brought about by cuts in social and cultural funding in the Netherlands, can forms of cultural production be reclaimed as tools with which to design and defend social space, or are the agents and engineers of such projects merely tools in the further decoration of reduced welfare rights? How do we deal with the very real problems of social division brought about by poverty, migration, addiction, lack of representation? What roles do artists, designers, architects play in this process?

Artificial Hells : Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship / by Claire Bishop. - London ; New York : Verso, 2012. - 382 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as "social practice." Claire Bishop follows the trajectory of twentieth-century art and examines key moments in the development of a participatory aesthetic. This itinerary takes in Futurism and Dada; the Situationist International; Happenings in Eastern Europe, Argentina and Paris; the 1970s Community Arts Movement; and the Artists Placement Group. It concludes with a discussion of long-term educational projects by contemporary artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn, Tania Bruguera, Paweł Althamer and Paul Chan.

Sculpture Unlimited / editors Eva Grubinger & Jörg Heiser ; with contributions by Vivian Sky Rehberg, Jennifer Allen, Jan Verwoert [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2011. - 126 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Includes biographies of the authors.
Based on a symposium at the Department of Sculpture - Transmedial Space, University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria, Sculpture Unlimited captures the breadth of the contemporary discussion around sculpture. The book probes into recent developments in the field, and asks, what potentials does that history hold for responding to current environments? How can the contemporary field of sculpture be defined in a useful and stimulating manner?
ISBN 978-1-934105-76-4

Beyond No 3 : Trends and Fads : Shortsories on the Post-Contemporary / editor Pedro Gadanho ; shortstories by Georg Simmel, Martha Cooley, Ole Bouman { al.] - Amsterdam : Uitgeverij SUN, 2010. - 128 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Beyond is an urban literary magazine dedicated to experimental forms of architectural and urban writing. It arrives at a time in which architects and urbanists tackle fascinating issues while their reports fail to attract a wider audience. The shortstories included in this volume speak of historical learnings and intimate fads, private whims and future inclinations.

Art and the City : Ein Kunstprojekt im öffentlichen Raum = A Public Art Project : Zürich 9. Juni - 23. September 2012 / edited by Christoph Doswald ; with essays by Markus Miessen, Anna Schindler, Philip Ursprung ; interview with Hans Ulrich Obrist. - Zürich : Arbeitsgruppe Kunst in öffentlichen Raum der Stadt Zürich : JRP | Ringier, 2012. - Vol. 1: Materialien = Materials: 268 p. : ills. ; 27 cm ; Vol. 2: Ausstellung = Exhibition: 124 p. : ills. ; 27 cm. - deutsch / english
This publication deals with current topics regarding urban development, including the subject of land being reserved for building or maintained as cultural heritage. The role of large-scale artistic events as drivers of innovation will also be discussed, as will the role of art in public places - should it be participative, decorative, subversive or though-provoking?

Connection : Artists in Communication / edited by Susanne Bosch and Andrea Theis ; with contributions from Michelle Browne, Fiona Larkin, Francis Zeischegg [ al.]. - Ulster : Interface - Centre for Research in Art, Technologies and Design : University of Ulster : School of Art and Design, 2012. - 160 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
This book developed around seven terms that discussed during the Summer School Communication and Interaction through Art in Public Spaces, which took place in Belfast in 2007. Ten artists were invited to respond to questions around interactivity, collaboration, participation, sustainability, responsibility, feedback and authorship in relation to one specific project they have realized. They make their work transparent reflecting and explaining what they actually do when they are practicing in communication with others. The book is to be read as a toolbox for artists operating with participatory and collaborative strategies. Based on the art projects presented as ‘case studies', it refers to artistic methodologies, but also to theoretical frameworks and other practitioners.

De ongedeelde stad = The Undivided City / by Jacqueline Schoemaker. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2012. - 130 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Cabinet Project). - nederlands / English
The Undivided City, by Jacqueline Schoemaker, deals with the shifting borders between controlled and uncontrolled space, with the interaction between an individual user of the urban space and the planned environment. The title is derived from a policy instrument by which population groups are spread across the city in order to prevent ghetto forming but by which human behaviour is normalised and uniformity is the result. In this book Jacqueline Schoemaker cuts the city into slices by walking straight lines through it. In a kind of horizontal archaeology she observes and experiences the urban space at the same time. The insights which result form the walking very concretely touch on the meaning of the concept of ‘community'.