Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - december 2015 - januari 2016

Jennifer Tee : The Soul in Limbo / edited by Hilde de Bruijn and Jennifer Tee ; introduction Domeniek Ruyters ; essays Zoe Gray, Maxine Kopsa, Monika Szewczyk. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2015. - 200 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
This publication richly illustrates through installation and performance photographs Jennifer Tee's expression of the dialogue between material experimentation and philosophical contemplation, which mingles art history, Western culture, and Eastern philosophy.
Winner of the 6th Cobra Art Prize, given by the Cobra Museum of Modern Art and the city of Amstelveen (NL), Jennifer Tee investigates the mutability and complexity of constantly overlapping cultures and identities through works that blur the line between static physical forms and potential carriers of anticipated action, ritual, and animation.


Belgian Autumn. Belgische Herfst. L'Automne Belge / photography Jan Rosseel ; concept Teun van der Heijden & Jan Rosseel ; foreword Stephan Vanfleteren. - Veurne : Hannibal Publishing, 2015. - 232 pages + two enclosed booklets of 12 pages each : ills. ; 24,5 cm
A series of bloody attacks on Belgian supermarkets came to an end in the autumn of 1985. The attacks, perpetrated by a gang known in English as the ‘Gang of Nivelles' and in Dutch as the ‘Bende van Nijvel' left 28 people dead. The father of Jan Rosseel (b. 1979) was one of them. Despite extensive police inquiries, a detailed dossier, recovered evidence and witness accounts, the assailants have never been caught and the attacks remain unsolved. This violent period is seen as one of the darkest pages in Belgian history. Today, almost thirty years later, the police investigation is still officially open. This book is Jan Rosseel's personal quest for the Gang of Nivelles, made up of photographs and documents, memories and references.
978 94 9208 142 1

Images of Conviction : The Construction of Visual Evidence / editor Diane Dufour ; contributors Thomas Keenan, Luce Lebart, Eyal Weizman [ al.]. - Paris : Le Bal : Editions Xavier Barral, 2015. - 241 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
Includes author biographies.
Images of Conviction shows, through 11 cases, how the photographic image is constructed to become evidence. From the scientific methods developed by Alphonse Bertillon, a criminologist who worked for the Préfecture de Police de Paris in the late 19th century, to the first aerial images of the front taken by the army during World War I, to the shots allowing the victims of Stalin's Great Purge to be identified--for over 150 years photography has served as proof, testifying to crime and thus seeming to deliver truths.
In the 11 cases presented here, each one situated within its historical and political context, the question of the status of images is acutely posed. Whether it be the famous shots of the Shroud of Turin, the images of the Nuremberg trial, the skull of Josef Mengele or photos taken with cell phones recording the damage of drone strikes in Afghanistan and Israel, forensic images are now part of any police or political investigation.


Now will not be with us forever / photographs and editing Maurice van Es. - Paris : RVB Books, 2015. -  348 pages in total, 8 booklets in a slipcase : ills. ; 21 cm
In Now will not be with us forever Maurice van Es deals with photography's intrinsic dimension: seizing a moment that will never return. He focuses on his close environment, family and familiar, transcending it subtly.

Dwelling / by Charles Simonds ; with an afterword by Christopher Lyon. - Köln : Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2015. - 84 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
For the past forty-five years Charles Simonds has built dwelling places for an imaginary civilization of Little People in the streets of neighborhoods throughout the world. In "Dwelling" he recounts his adventures in Paris, Berlin, Shanghai and the Lower East Side of New York, along with his own personal musings about the Little People and the world's reactions to them.

BOOOOOK : The Life and Work of Bob Cobbing / edited by William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper ; with contributions by Will Holder, David Toop, Gustav Metzger [ al.]. - London : Occasional Papers, 2015. - 208 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
This is the first comprehensive overview of the life and work of the pioneering British concrete and sound poet Bob Cobbing (1920-2002). Boooook addresses all aspects of Cobbing's rich career, with new essays detailing his key roles in London Film-makers' Co-op, Better Books, abAna, as well as his involvement in the Destruction in Art Symposium, Fylkingen, and his publishing imprint Writers Forum.

MB - Matrix Botanica : Volume 1: Non-Human Persons / by Melanie Bonajo ; contributions by Gay A. Bradshaw, Tijs Goldschmidt, Temple Grandin [ al.]. - New York : Capricious Publishing, 2015. - 142 p. + insert : ills. ; 24 cm
Can we send funny animal pictures to space for aliens to discover the Earth's ecosystem? Our enormous access to animal pictures on the Internet tramples our awareness that only humans possess self awareness, language, culture, land and customs. But when does a lion stop being a lion? How are typical Nature photography categories designed by the hands of science replaced by the images of amateurs who document the disappearing surroundings of wildlife by ever expanding urbanization? As a result, do we need complete revised scientific categories for these images?
For 10 years, Melanie Bonajo has collected thousands of animal pictures online, this book is her exploration of these questions. Non-Human Persons is the first installment of Bonajo's new publication series, Matrix Botanica, designed by Experimental Jetset.

Huang Yong Ping : Baton Serpent / edited by Hou Hanru. - texts by Francesco Bonami, Donatien Grau, Yu Hsiao Hwei, and Hou Hanru. - Milano ; Roma ; Paris : Mousse Publishing : MAXXI : kamel mennour, 2015. - 216 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Includes biography and bibliography.
This publication supplements the exhibition of the same title at the MAXXI museum in Rome and contains a selection of texts, installation views and a special section focused on Huang Yong Ping's project notes, sketches and models.
Over the past few decades, the artist has been active on the international scene; his work—characterized by a critical and always regenerated insight—deals with some of the most up-to-date issues of our times, such as globalization, cultural negotiations, neo-colonialism, religious conflicts, economic transformations, political fundamentalisms.


Space is Time : Adrien Tirtiaux - Volume 2 / by Adrien Tirtiaux ; edited by Andreas Bauer ;  with a text by Stefaan Vervoort. - Esslingen am Neckar : Galerien der Stadt Esslingen am Neckar, 2014. - 64 p. : ills. ; 30 cm + brochure 12 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Publication on the occasion of the solo exhibition by Adrien Tirtiaux at the Villa Merkel in Esslingen am Neckar. Tirtiaux is a trained architect and artist who addresses three-dimensional situations. The spectrum of his works in the show runs from utopian and unrealized projects via the political dimension of building planning, ending up with an aesthetic tribute to the model as such. Tirtiaux uses the villa itself as a model, and modifies the exhibition galleries by means of radical but also subtle interventions.

Collective Rules : Adrien Tirtiaux - Volume 3
/ by Adrien Tirtiaux ; with a text by Maïté Vissault. - Eupen : Ikob - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, 2015. - 64 p. : ills. ; 30 cm + brochure 12 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Publication on the occasion of the solo exhibition by Adrien Tirtiaux at Ikob - Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Eupen, Belgium. During an artist residency in summer Adrien Tirtiaux (*1980, lives and works in Antwerp) has undertaken 12 heroic works in an around the ikob, taking the institution, its collection, (exhibition) space and time as main sources of inspiration and raw material to work with. Like one of these comic heroes, from whom he takes inspiration, architect and artist Tirtiaux (who studied at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna) shoulders 12 works that constitute the exhibition's central theme and simultaneously emphasise the inherently performative approach of the artist.

Balconisation / by Constant Dullaart ; contributions by Jaakko Pallasvuo, Shumon Basar, Jonas Lund, Victoria Camblin, Sophia Gräfe [ al.]. - London : Carroll / Fletcher, 2014. - 256 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
Constant Dullaart showcases his proposition of a new way of entering into a contract with our networked, hyper-published -selves: the balcony. To Dullaart, the balcony represents a ‘space outside society', and this new space of public address marks a shift in responsibility in self-broadcast/publication in the digital commons and the social media sphere. According to Dullaart, we all need to recognise our position on the balcony in our hybrid public/private pathology and modus operandi of quasi-addictive self-broadcast.
On the balcony we should be ready to escape the warm enclosure of the social web, to address people outside our algorithm bubble. We need to stand on our particular balcony ‘and choose to be out in public and we have to define cultural codes of how to do that'.

Eduardo Paolozzi at New Worlds : Science Fiction and Art in the Sixties / by David Brittain. - Manchester : Savoy Books, 2013. - 180 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
Presenting Savoy's long-overdue tribute to the most important magazine of the 1960s. Forget Oz magazine and International Times, New Worlds was a pinnacle of the 1960s' counterculture, standing in the same relation to underground publishing as The Beatles did to pop music. In this book David Brittain examines the magazine during its prime period, throwing light on the interactions of the art of the time with what Judith Merril and Harlan Ellison called 'the new wave of science fiction'. The work of artist Eduardo Paolozzi was showcased in the magazine along with that of Pop Art colleague Richard Hamilton. Paolozzi's close association with New Worlds was acknowledged via a masthead credit as 'Aeronautics Adviser'.

The view of life : four metaphysical essays, with journal aphorisms / by Georg Simmel ; with an introduction by Donald N. Levine and Danile Silver. - Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2015. - originally published in German, 1918. - 204 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Published in 1918, The View of Life is Georg Simmel's final work. Certain core issues emerged over the course of his career—the genesis, structure, and transcendence of social and cultural forms, and the nature and conditions of authentic individuality, including the role of mindfulness regarding mortality. Composed not long before his death, The View of Life was, Simmel wrote, his "testament," a capstone work of profound metaphysical inquiry intended to formulate his conception of life in its entirety. Simmel  influenced scholars in aesthetics, epistemology, and sociology.

Fantastic Architecture /edited  by Wolf Vostell and Dick Higgins ; wih contributions by Claes Oldenburg, Gerry Schum, Buckminster Fuller [ al.]. - New York : Primary Information, 2015. -originally published: first in 1969 by Droste Verlag in German (with the title Pop Architektur) and later in 1970 by Something Else Press as Fantastic Architecture.. - 200 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Primary Information is reprinting the seminal book, Fantastic Architecture, making the book widely available for the first time since it was originally published. Edited by Dick Higgins and Wolf Vostell, this artist's book/anthology explores the boundaries between pop art and architecture through writings and projects by key artists and thinkers of the 1960s and earlier—from John Cage and Buckminster Fuller to Kurt Schwitters and Joseph Beuys.  It will retain the book's unique design, specifically its Mylar inserts, which add unique depth and elaborate the publication's content.

The Age of Earthquakes : A Guide to the Extreme Present / by Shuman Basar, Douglas Coupland, Hans Ulrich Obrist. - New York : Blue Rider Press, 2015. - 256 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
Fifty years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture The Medium is the Massage, Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist extend the analysis to today, touring the world that's redefined by the Internet, decoding and explaining what they call the 'extreme present'. The Age of Earthquakes is a paper portrait of Now, where the Internet hasn't just changed the structure of our brains these past few years, it's also changing the structure of the planet. This is a new history of the world that fits perfectly in your back pocket.

PLAY, Big Book (1967-2014) / by The Play ; edited by future with Elodie Royer & Yoann Gourmel. - Paris : Bat, 2014. - 796 p. : ills. ; 36 cm
The Play is a fluctuating art collective gathering individuals with various personalities and skills, formed in 1967 in the Japanese Kansai region. Still active today the group has constantly devised its own methods for collective actions and the ways for transmitting them, its members coming together to create the possibility of an event without any concern for its result. Refusing to distinguish art from life, The Play underlines an attitude and an outlook focused on playing, sincerity and humor, notions that remain crucial today.
This publication combines in one volume the reprint of two out-of-print books entitled PLAY, self-published in 1981 and 1991, with an addition of previously unreleased documentation of actions made by the group from 1991 to 2014. This new play or holiday book gathers photographs, documents (maps, drawings, charts, posters, press clippings, etc.) and short statements on each action made by the group from 1967 to 2014.


Living and Sustaining a Creative Life : Essays by 40 Working Artists / edited by Sharon Loudon + essays by Brian Tolle, Ellen Harvey, Maureen Conner [ al.]. - Bristol ; Chicago : Intellect : University of Chicago Press, 2013. - 222 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
In this day and age, as art has become more and more of a commodity, many students graduating from art school believe that they will immediately make a living as an artist by obtaining gallery representation. One of the goals of this book is to dispel the belief that there is only one way to chart a path into a creative and sustainable life as an artist. This collection of essays is intended to show the reality of how artists -- from the unknown to the established -- juggle their creative lives with the everyday needs of making a living.

Iedereen een kunstenaar : Over authenticiteit, kunstenaarschap en de creatieve industrie / door Ruben Jacobs. - Rotterdam : V2_Publishing, 2014. - 94 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
Bevat bibliografische gegevens.
Ooit was persoonlijke authenticiteit het domein van de kunsten. Nu is authenticiteit (jezelf zijn) een maatschappelijk ideaal geworden. Het is ook een economisch goed geworden. De creatieve industrie speelt daarin een centrale rol. Als generator van (kunstmatige) schaarste creëert het verlangens naar unieke producten, belevenissen en lifestyles. Wat betekent dit allemaal voor het hedendaagse kunstenaarschap? Waarin onderscheidt de kunstenaar zich nog, als iedereen creatief en authentiek wordt geacht te zijn in werk en leven?

Een stuk van mij gaat een paar keer : Over kunst en documentatie / auteur Arjen Mulder ; interviews met Hendrik Folkerts, Pil and Galia Kollectiv. - Rotterdam : V2_Publishing, 2014. - 98 p. : ills. ; 17 cm
Bevat bibliografische gegevens.
Een kunstwerk kan niet zonder documentatie, zonder berichtgeving over dat het bestaat en hoe we het dienen in te kaderen. Documenteren gebeurt via geschreven en gesproken teksten, foto's, films, geluidsdragers, reproducties, replica's en nu vooral via jpegs, live streams, sociale media en andere digitale kanalen voor informatieverspreiding en commentaar-productie. Het kunstwerk is niet langer autonoom, zoals een vorige eeuw het wilde. Een kunstwerk is daar waar erover gepraat wordt. De verhouding tussen origineel en documentatie is de afgelopen dertig jaar compleet verschoven. Het origineel is nu een opslagprobleem, eerder dan een met aura geladen drager van de kunstervaring. De documentatie houdt een werk of een oeuvre in leven en draagt het over op latere generaties en nieuwere media.

De eland is een eigenwijs dier : Een gedachtenexperiment over praktijk en relevantie van artistiek onderzoek / Inaugurele rede voor het Lectoraat Autonomie en Openbaarheid in de Kunsten door Ruth Benschop + Als de Golem danst met de engelen : De invloed van technologie op de kunsten / Inaugurele rede voor het Lectoraat Technology Driven Art door Peter Missotten. - Maastricht : Faculteit der Kunsten Zuyd Hogeschool, 2015. - 218 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
Bevat bibliografie.
Artistiek onderzoek verschijnt als experimentele etnografie. Een onderzoekspraktijk waarin de kunstenaar zich als onderzoeksinstrument kan kalibreren tot strenge ontvankelijkheid. Een situatie die geëngageerde manieren van intimiteit vormgeeft en beproeft. Kunstenaars leven in de dynamiek van de samenleving. Hun werk is ook onderhevig aan de dwang van technologische vooruitgang. Maar door een stap achteruit te zetten, afstand te nemen en kritisch te kijken naar een logaritmisch snel veranderende samenleving, kunnen ze nieuwe verhalen scheppen, nieuwe wegen tonen, nieuwe beelden, nieuwe mythes.

Really Useful Knowledge / edited by What, How & for Whom ; with contributions by Marina Garcés, Raqs Media Collective, Luis Camnitzer, Trevor Paglen [ al.]. - Madrid : Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2014. - 296 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
This catalogue investigates the notion of "really useful knowledge" and its origins. In the 1820s and 1830s, working class organisations in the UK introduced this phrase to describe a body of knowledge that encompassed various "unpractical" disciplines such as politics, economics and philosophy, as opposed to the "useful knowledge" proclaimed by business owners who had previously begun to invest more heavily in their companies' progress through financing workers' education in "applicable" disciplines like engineering, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The publication presents texts and conversations that analyse these themes, including philosophy, art, politics and technology.

Select the Right Location : A Play by Anna Moreno / author Anna Moreno. - Den Haag : in eigen beheer, 2014. - 44 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Select the Right Location is a theatre piece. In the plot, a city is flooding and five artists seek shelter on the contemporary art museum's rooftop. Each one of them has saved one valuable object from the flood, which is symbolic to the kind of artist that saved it and to the main topics discussed in the play. The artists are waiting for the flood to pass and meanwhile, they talk about their present -and future- situation. At one point, the occupation of the museum becomes a plausible possibility. The artists, then, decide to stay in the museum.

The Roundabout Revolutions / by Eyal Weizman, with Blake Fisher and Samaneh Moafi. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2015. - 108 p. : ills. ; 15 cm. - (Critical Spatial Practice 6)
Includes bibliographical references.
One common feature of the wave of recent revolutions and revolts around the world is not political but rather architectural: many erupted on inner-city roundabouts.  In thinking about the relation between protest and urban form, Eyal Weizman starts with the May 1980 uprising in Gwangju, South Korea, the first of the "roundabout revolutions," and traces its lineage to the Arab Spring and its hellish aftermath.  

Public Space Acupuncture : Strategies and Interventions for Activating City Life / by Helena Casanova Garcia and Jesus Hernandez Mayor. - New York : Actar Publishers, 2014. - 324 p. : ills. ; 19 x 23 cm
Includes bibliography.
As the financial crisis deepens in many European countries and the construction sector remains in a slump, many plans for urban regeneration have been shelved. Cities are cutting their spending on large public works, so the time is ripe for low-cost strategies that have a positive impact on the urban habitat. One such strategy is Public Space Acupuncture, in which independent, but coordinated small interventions help regenerate urban public space and city life. It is based on Zygmunt Bauman's characterization of the current era as Liquid Modernity. With works on Switzerland, The Netherlands, Austria, China, Germany, Spain, Albania, Denmark, Hungary, Slovakia, Latvia and Korea.

Mierle Laderman Ukeles : Seven Work Ballets / publication manager Krist Gruijthuijsen ; preface by Krist Gruijthuijsen ; introduction by Mierle Laderman Ukeles ; text by Kari Conte ; Mierle Laderman Ukeles in conversation with Tom Finkelpearl and Shannon Jackson. - Amsterdam ; Graz ; Berlin : Kunstverein Publishing : Grazer Kunstverein : Sternberg Press, 2015. - 232 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Includes biographies.
Through archival research, this monographic publication focuses on Ukeles's work ballets—a series of seven grand-scale collaborative performances involving workers, trucks, barges, and hundreds of tons of recyclables and steel—which took place between 1983 and 2012 in New York, Pittsburgh, Givors, Rotterdam, and Tokamachi. Over the past four decades, Ukeles has pioneered how we perceive and ultimately engage in maintenance activities. The work ballets derive from her engagement in civic operations in order to reveal how they work though monumental coordination and cooperation.