Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - februari-maart 2017

Facing Value : Radical Perspectives from the Arts / edited by Maaike Lauwaert & Francien van Westrenen ; with texts by Tony Judt, Jan Ritsema, Viktor Schlovsky, Beverly Skeggs [ al.] ; with artist's pages by Atelier Van Lieshout, Reto Pulfer, Navid Nuur. - Amsterdam : Den Haag : Valiz : Stroom, 2016. - 444 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Value as a non-economic notion is one of the hardest concepts to tackle. Being immaterial, value is one of those core concepts that shapes society, influencing hearts and minds, but defies an easy definition. This book presents nine alternatives to regain personal power, find inspiration, shape a better environment, share energy and creativity, and build on a vital and just society. With an anthology of texts by a variety of contributors, the authors propose to place values such as hesitation, care, and giving at center stage, in order to reclaim value from the logic of capital.

Reto Pulfer : Zustandskatalog: Catalog of States and Conditions / concept Reto Pulfer and HIT ; edited by Reto Pulfer, Nikola Dietrich ; authors Anslem Franke, Benoit Maire and Reto Pulfer. -  Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2017. - 280 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
Includes biography and bibliography.
In the style of a catalogue raisonné, Reto Pulfer's comprehensive monograph, Zustandskatalog: Catalog of States and Conditions, follows the artist's work over the past fifteen years. Excerpts from the artist's novelsare juxtaposed with 475 documentary photographs of Pulfer's technical drawings, one-off exhibitions, large-scale installations, and performances. Categories such as living ceramics, food advice, ghostology, synesthesia, and transformation are woven throughout the book, giving unique insight into the ideas and imagination that are part of the work itself.

Enrico Baj : Play as Protest / editors Hilde de Bruijn, Carrie Pilto ; texts by Luca Bochicchio, Maurizio Cattelan, Carrie Pilto. - Amstelveen : Cobra Musuem, 2017. - 144 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
Enrico Baj stated that "only fun can validly oppose the system". Baj used play as a form of engagement and creation as a form of protest. His work was a protest against fascism, totalitarian systems, the power of the ruling class and the potential annihilation of the environment (the then new nuclear threat). The Cobra Museum of Modern Art in Amstelveen displays an extensive selection from the works from the 50s, 60s and 70s.of the Italian artist Enrico Baj (1924-2003).

The Undercommons : Fugitive Planning & Black Study / authors Stefano Harney and Fred Moten ; introduction by Jack Halberstam. - Wivenhoe ; New York ; Port Watson : Minor Compositions, 2013. - 166 p. ; 22 cm
Includes bibliography.
Working from and within the social poesis of life in the undercommons Moten and Harney develop and expand an array of concepts that draw on the theory and practice of the black radical tradition as it supports, inspires, and extends contemporary social and political thought and aesthetic critique. The London riots and occupy, practices of refusal, marronage and flight, slave revolts and anti-colonial uprisings frame a challenging rethinking of concepts such as policy and planning, debt and credit, governance and logistics. Today the general wealth of social life finds itself confronted by mutations in the mechanisms of control: the proliferation of capitalist logistics, governance by credit, and the management of pedagogy.

Liquid Evil : Living with TINA / by Zygmunt Bauman & Leonidas Donskis. - Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2016. - 170 p. ; 23 cm
In this book, the sequel to their acclaimed work Moral Blindness Zygmunt Bauman and Leonidas Donskis guide the reader through this new terrain in which evil has become both more ordinary and more insidious, threatening to strip humanity of its dreams, alternative projects and powers of dissent at the very time when they are needed most. Evil lurks in the countless black holes of a thoroughly deregulated and privatized social space in which cutthroat competition and mutual estrangement have replaced cooperation and solidarity, while forceful individualization erodes the adhesive power of inter-human bonds. In its present form evil is hard to spot, unmask and resist. It seduces us by its ordinariness and then jumps out without warning, striking seemingly at random. The result is a social world that is comparable to a minefield: we know it is full of explosives and that explosions will happen sooner or later but we have no idea when and where they will occur.

Iggy Pop Life Class / by Jeremy Deller ; edited by Sharon Matt Atkins ; texts by Mark Beasley, Frances Borzello ; an interview with Iggy Pop by Jeremy Deller and Sharon Matt Atkins. - New York ; London : Brooklyn Museum : Heni Publishing, 2016. - 144 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
In Iggy Pop Life Class, artist Jeremy Deller used the traditional life drawing class to stage a performative event with Iggy Pop as model and subject. Deller's collaboration with Pop as a nude model is essential to his concept. A pioneer rock musician—as a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor—Pop began performing in the 1960s, becoming known for strenuous and unpredictable stage performances that often left his body battered and cut. As Deller notes, "Iggy Pop has one of the most recognizable bodies in popular culture. A body that is key to an understanding of rock music, and that has been paraded, celebrated, and scrutinized through the years in a way that is unusual for a man. It is also fair to say that it has witnessed a lot. It was for these reasons that I wanted him to sit for a life class." For Deller, the life drawing class offered the opportunity to study his body in direct and palpable terms.

The Concrete Body : Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Vito Acconci / author Elise Archias. - New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 2016. - 226 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book examines the 1960s performance work of three New York artists who adapted modernist approaches to form for the medium of the human body. Finding parallels between the tactility of a drip of paint and a body's reflexive movements, Elise Archias argues convincingly that Yvonne Rainer (b. 1934), Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939), and Vito Acconci (b. 1940) forged a dialogue between modernist aesthetics and their own artistic community's embrace of all things ordinary through work that explored the abstraction born of the body's materiality. Archias also draws compelling comparisons between embodiment as performed in the work of these three artists and in the sit-ins and other nonviolent protests of the era.

Nathalie Du Pasquier : Big Objects Not Always Silent / editor Luca Lo Pinto ; conversation by Nathalie Du Pasquier and Luco Lo Pinto. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - Volume I: 52 p. : ills. ; 30 cm ; Volume II: 224 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes biography.
Nathalie Du Pasquier was one of the founding members of Memphis, the groundbreaking Milanese design and architecture collective. This publication consists of an artist's book by Du Pasquier with drawings, photographs, and reproductions of her paintings, and a book with photographs by Delfino Sisto Legnani of works from the past decades. Texts by writers and artists and an interview with Du Pasquier provide an informative and subjective view of her artistic practice. Co-published with Kunsthalle Wien on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, July 15-November 13, 2016.

1:1:1 : documentaries in print by Niessen & de Vries / concept and design Richard Niessen & Esther de Vries ; essay by Els Kuijpers. - Amsterdam : Niessen & De Vries, 2017. - 200 p. : ills. ; 33 cm
All nine issues of 1:1:1 gathered in one volume. Initiated by graphic designers Richard Niessen and Esther de Vries 1:1:1 is a series of publications in which printing matter converges with the subject matter, the image with the text, the reproduction with the original and 'the designer'  and 'the printer'  with 'the client'. An artist, designer or musician is the point of departure for each of the numbers in this series, and the subject of converstaion is the basis for investigating graphic design and printing as a form of expression.

Hospitality : Hosting Relations in Exhibitions / editors Beatrice von Bismarck, Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer ; texts by Dieter Roelstraete, Andrea Fraser, Anthony Huberman [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2016. - 220 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
This publication analyzes, from the perspective of hospitality, the curatorial within the current sociopolitical context through key topics concerning immigration, conditions along borders, and accommodations for refugees. The contributions in this volume, by international curators, artists, critics, and theoreticians, deal with conditions of decontextualization and displacement, encounters between the local and the foreign, as well as the satisfaction of basic human needs. A curatorial situation operates in the space between an unconditional acceptance of the other and exclusions legitimized through various rules and regulations.

Homo Ludens : Proeve eener bepaling van het spel-element der cultuur / door Johan Huizinga ; voorwoord Tijs Goldschmidt ; met foto's van Vincent Menzel. - Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, tweede druk 2017. - 320 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Naast zijn (cultuur)historische werken en biografieën heeft taalwetenschapper en sanskritist Johan Huizinga (1872-1945) zich vooral tegen het einde van zijn leven gewijd aan algemeen-culturele beschouwingen. Als een van de hoogtepunten geldt de uit 1938 daterende studie 'Homo Ludens'. Daarin gaat het Huizinga niet om de betekenis van het spel als cultuurverschijnsel, maar om het 'ludieke' als wezenlijk kenmerk van de menselijke beschaving. Dit gegeven werkt hij uit in beschouwingen over bijvoorbeeld taal, rechtspraak, oorlogvoering, filosofie, kunst en sport. Huizinga toont op briljante en onnavolgbare wijze dat de homo sapiens in wezen altijd een homo ludens is geweest. Speciaal voor deze nieuwe editie heeft fotograaf Vincent Mentzel uit zijn omvangrijke oeuvre een selectie gemaakt van beelden die de 'spelende mens' in al zijn facetten toont.

The Responsible Object : A History of Design Ideology for the Future / edited by Marjanne van Helvert ; with contributions by Ed van Hinte, Eva Forgacs, Pedro J.S. Vieira de Oliveira [ al.]. - Amsterdam ; Melbourne : Valiz : Ueberschwarz, 2016. - 288 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Today, in an economic system that revolves around producing and consuming things, we  face the challenges that lie ahead in dealing with the leftovers of an age of rampant, imperishable objects. The intrinsic design ideologies of sustainability and social responsibility are often not new. This book presents a history of socially committed design strategies within the Western tradition, from William Morris to Victor Papanek, and from VKhUTEMAS to FabLab.

Alles is een machine / door Arjen Kleinherenbrink. - Amsterdam : Boom uitgevers, 2017. - 276 p. ; 22 cm
Bevat noten en literatuur.
Al eeuwenlang proberen filosofen, theologen en wetenschappers de veelheid aan dingen te rangschikken en organiseren om grip te krijgen op de werkelijkheid. Dat doen zij via een terugkerend patroon: telkens wordt één ding verheven tot ordeningsprincipe van veel of zelfs alle andere dingen. Deze entiteit geldt als reëel, terwijl alle andere objecten en gebeurtenissen secundair zijn. Beroemde voorbeelden zijn God, het Subject, de Markt en recenter Genen en het Brein. In Alles is een machine laat Arjen Kleinherenbrink overtuigend zien waarom dit reductionisme een foutieve en rampzalige denkwijze is.

The Big Archive : Art From Bureaucracy
/ by Sven Spieker. - Cambridge, Mass. ; London : The MIT Press, 2017. - first published in 2008. - 220 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dadaists, constructivists, and Surrealists favored discontinuous, nonlinear archives that resisted hermeneutic reading and ordered presentation. Spieker argues that the use of archives by such contemporary artists as Hiller, Richter, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Walid Raad, and Boris Mikhailov responds to and continues this attack on the nineteenth-century archive and its objectification of the historical process. Spieker considers archivally driven art in relation to changing media technologies—the typewriter, the telephone, the telegraph, film. And he connects the archive to a particularly modern visuality, showing that the avant-garde used the archive as something of a laboratory for experimental inquiries into the nature of vision and its relation to time.

Peter Alma : Van De Stijl naar communisme / redactie Marieke Jooren ; auteurs: Marieke Jooren, Bernard Hulsman, Benjamin Benus, Wim Jansen, Erik Luermans. - Arnhem : Museum Arnhem, 2016. - 104 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Bevat biografie en bibliografie.
De tentoonstelling Peter Alma | Van De Stijl naar communisme in Museum Arnhem is één van meerdere tentoonstellingen in Nederland om stil te staan bij het feit dat de internationale kunststroming ‘De Stijl' in 1917 werd opgericht. Bij de tentoonstelling verscheen een publicatie met nieuw onderzoek naar Alma's leven en werk, samengesteld door gastconservator Marieke Jooren.

Capitalist Realism : Is There No Alternative? / by Mark Fisher. - Winchester, UK : Washington, USA : Zero Books, 2009. - 82 p. ; 22 cm
An analysis of the ways in which capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system. It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system - a situation that the bank crisis of 2008, far from ending, actually compounded. The book analyses the development and principal features of this capitalist realism as a lived ideological framework.

Verdreven voor de Antlantikwall : Ontruiming en afbraak van de Nederlandse kuststreek, 1942-1945 / auteurs Geert-Jan Mellink, Peter Staal, Steven van Schuppen. - Zwolle : W Books, 2017. - 192 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Bevat bibliografie.
Meer dan 350.000 inwoners van de Nederlandse kuststreek werden tussen 1942 en 1945 gedwongen geëvacueerd voor de aanleg van de Atlantikwall. Voor het creëren van vrij schootsveld werden daarnaast nog eens 15.000 woningen en gebouwen gesloopt. Bovendien zetten de Duitsers vanaf begin 1944 ook nog eens grote delen van de kuststreek onder water om een geallieerde opmars te verhinderen. Dit vrijwel onbekende verhaal, dat de levens van honderdduizenden Nederlanders heeft beïnvloed, wordt na vijfenzeventig jaar nu voor het eerst in al haar volledigheid verteld.

Archive Crisis : Shaking Up the Shelves of History / by Stefanos Tsivopoulos ; with contributions by Dimitris Antoniou and Alfredo Cramerotti.. - Heijningen : Jap Sam Books, 2015. - 176 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Archive Crisis is a visual essay based on a series of previously unpublished images from Greek (media) archives collected by visual artist Stefanos Tsivopoulos. The book explores the mechanisms of visual culture in a mediatized democracy, and their effect on the production of collective memory. Tsivopoulos' multi-layered visual essay - which builds the main body of this book - not only reveals the patterns, idiosyncrasies, textures, and tactility of these images but ultimately inquires the extent to which photographic, archival documents provide us with knowledge. The book's fascinating image material is of a diverse nature and is intrinsically linked to a broader European and global context such as the Cold War, Greek-US relationships, and more recent crisis.

The Other Architect : Another Way of Building Architecture / edited by Giovanna Borasi ; with contributions by Douglas Moffat, Owen Hatherley, Rebecca Taylor [ al.]. - Leipzig ; Montréal : Spector Books : Canadian Centre for Architecture, 2015. - 414 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
What kinds of approaches do architects invent and appropriate to reflect on their ideas outside of traditional design practices? Considering case studies from the 1960s to today, this annotated collection of primary documents presents evidence of experimental venues, methods, and tools that architects have used to research and shape the urgent issues of their time. Many of these begin as improvisations on traditional forms like conferences, books, and university studios before developing in unexpected directions. Together, they reveal how architects can construct a cultural agenda without the intervention of built form.

Hoger die drempel! = Higher That Level! : Een geschiedenis van Internationale Galerij OREZ 1960-1971 = A History of International Gallery OREZ / door Caroline de Westerholz. - Hilversum : Uitgeverij Lias, 2017. - 240 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Bevat bibliografische gegevens.
Internationale Galerij Orez werd opgericht in april 1960 op de begane grond van het huis Javastraat 17 te Den Haag met de Rotterdamse kunstverzamelaar Hans Sonnenberg als artistiek leider. De galerie richtte zich al gauw op de `nieuwe tendenzen' in de eigentijdse kunst en dat betekende een voorkeur voor abstracte, koele, cerebrale kunst die viel onder de noemer ZERO of Nul. `Orez' was het omgekeerde van ZERO. In 1964 namen Albert Vogel en Leo Verboon Orez over. Vanaf dat moment nam de galerie een grote vlucht. Orez kreeg de alleenvertegenwoordiging van de Nederlandse tak van de internationale ZERO-beweging, de zogenaamde Nulgroep, bestaande uit Armando, Jan Henderikse, Henk Peeters en Jan Schoonhoven. Het utopische project Zero op zee trok wereldwijde belangstelling.