Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - maart - juni 2023

Artists & Agents: Performance Art and Secret Services = Aktionskunst und die Geheimdienste / ed. by Sylvia Sasse, Kata Krasznahorkai. - Leipzig : Spector, 2023. - 688 p. : ill. ; 21,5 cm. - (Deu. / Eng.)
Includes notes, indexes, imprint 
ISBN: 9783959053334
Publication accompanying the similar named exhibition at Hartware Medien KunstVerein (HMKV) Dortmund (Oct. 25 2019 - March 22, 2020). 
Subversion can come from artists who outwit the state or from intelligence agencies who infiltrate the art scene on behalf of the state. But what happens when the two sides meet? After the old state security archives in many Eastern European countries were opened, it became possible for this interaction to be studied in detail. Drawing on scientific essays and artistic contributions, the editors shows how the secret police monitored happenings, performance art, and action art and look at the debates they had about the new art form; they also demonstrate not only how the police documented artistic actions in detail using forensic techniques but also how they manipulated them and sought to thwart them with counter-actions. In addition to this, they also reveal how artists dealt with the possibility that they were being observed by the secret police and how they now work with the material stored in the archives maintained by the intelligence services. 

Investigative Aesthetics: Conflicts and Commons in the Politics of Truth / by Eyal Weizman and Matthew Fuller. - London ; New York : Verso, 2023. -  264 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9781788739085
Today, many artists are engaged in investigation. They probe corruption, state violence, environmental destruction and repressive technologies. At the same time, fields not usually associated with aesthetics make powerful use of it. Journalists and legal professionals pore over open source videos and satellite imagery to undertake visual investigations. This combination of diverse fields is what the authors call "investigative aesthetics": mobilising sensibilities often associated with art, architecture and other such practices to find new ways of speaking truth to power. Weizman and Fuller draw on theories of knowledge, ecology and technology, evaluates the methods of citizen counter-forensics, micro-history and art, and examine radical practices such as those of Wikileaks, Bellingcat, and Forensic Architecture. Investigative Aesthetics takes place in the studio and the laboratory, the courtroom and the gallery, online and in the streets, as it strives towards the construction of a new 'common sensing'. 

Vertical Atlas / ed. by Leonardo Dellanoce, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer ... [et al.] ; with contr. by Heba Y. Amin, James Bridle, Femke Herregraven, Metahaven, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Tabita Rezaire ...[et al.]. - Arnhem ; Den Haag : ArtEZ ; Hivos, 2022. - 400 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes notes, biographies
ISBN: 978-94-9144-469-2
How to navigate the rapidly changing digital geopolitics of the world today? How do we make sense of digital transformation and its many social, political, cultural, and environmental implications at different locations around the world? ‘Vertical Atlas' brings together the insights of a diverse group of internationally renowned artists, scientists and technologists from different backgrounds and places. From an investigation into the lithium mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo to maps of the fiber-optic submarine cables in the Atlantic and the ride-hailing platforms of China. Vertical Atlas is a tool that enables comparisons, connections and contradictions between different and diverse visions, realities and worlds - through newly commissioned diagrams, interviews, essays and works of art by leading experts from around the world. The book is the result of a four-year collaboration between Hivos and Het Nieuwe Instituut. (reviewed in Metropolis M 1, 2023). 

On Trials:  A Manual for the Theatre of Law/ by Jasmina Metwaly, Philip Rizk. - Berlin : Archive Books, 2021. - 108 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9783948212766
In ‘On Trials' Jasmina Metwaly and Philip Rizk explore the performativity of the law within Egypt's spectral legal reality. The publication dissects material collected for their film ‘On Trials,' a work-in-progress that uses modes of documentary and fiction making. In it, they reflect on sites where legal proceedings take place. And listen to all manner of actors from within the realm of the law including, lawyers, a TV camera operator who frequents courtrooms, a former inmate, on whose body the legal specter has left unutterable marks, and tailors who specialize in uniforms. 

Atlas of Aspect Change: A Book on Shifting Meanings / by Tine Melzer ; foreword by Marjorie Perloff ; Martin Stokhof, Thomas Strässle, Batia Suter, Liza May Post, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Benjamin Hennig, Nicholas Davey, Silvia Maier, Alexandra Leykauf, Uta Eisenreich, Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Kasper Andreasen, Tobias Servaas, Nils Röller, Arja Karhumaa, Frans Oosterhof, Ton Zwerver ... [et al.] -  Rollo Press, 2022. - 226 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Includes notes, index of images, bibliography
ISBN: 9783906213361
Aspect change means seeing something as something else: it influences our minds, our linguistic practices, and our worldviews. The ‘Atlas of Aspect Change' reflects shifting meanings viewed through the prism of language and intersubjective exchange. It elicits phenomena of perspective and reveals how words and images influence each other. It activates understanding of complex and ambiguous situations and shows how to stimulate and refine interdisciplinary discourse. The book bundles expertise from visual, literal, conceptual, cognitive, cultural, historical and geographical practices.

Smooth City: Against Urban Perfection, Towards Collective Alternatives / by René Boer ; design Kees de Klein. Amsterdam : Valiz, 2023. - 320 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Includes notes, bibliography, biographies
ISBN: 978-94-93246-20-1
In cities around the world René Boer observes a new urban condition spreading rapidly: an ever-increasing push for ‘perfection', efficiency and control and the active eradication of any aberration, friction or alternative. This, what he calls ‘smooth city' with its sanitized spaces and new technologies compresses urban life into a seamless experience. While the demand for safe, clean, and well-functioning urban environments is understandable, Boer argues that the rise of the smooth city undermines the democratic nature and emancipatory potential of cities, while leaving almost no space for anything that is experimental, non-normative, transgressive or otherwise out of tune. With ‘Smooth City' Boer provides a framework to criticize the enormous and in many ways problematic impact of 'smoothness' on cities everywhere, by investigating its origins, characteristics and consequences. At the same time, he offers a starting point to challenge the obsession with perfection and instead collectively work towards much needed alternatives.

Radical Futurisms: Ecologies of Collapse, Chronopolitics, and Justice-to-Come / by T. J. Demos. - London : Sternberg Press, 2023. - 224 p. : ill. ; 21,5 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9783956795275
What comes after end-of-world narratives: visions of just futurity and multispecies flourishing. There is widespread consensus that we are living at the end - of democracy, of liberalism, of capitalism, of a healthy planet, of the Holocene, of civilization as we know it. In this book, drawing on radical futurisms and visions of justice-to-come emerging from the traditions of the oppressed—Indigenous, African-American, multispecies, anti-capitalist - as materialized in experimental visual cultural, new media, aesthetic practices, and social movements, T. J. Demos poses speculative questions about what comes after end-of-world narratives. He argues that it's as vital to defeat fatalistic nihilism as it is to defeat the false solutions of green capitalism and algorithmic governance. How might we decolonize the future, and cultivate an emancipated chronopolitics in relation to an undetermined not-yet? If we are to avoid climate emergency's coöptation by technofixes, and the defuturing of multitudes by xenophobic eco-fascism, Demos argues, we must cultivate visions of just futurity and multispecies flourishing.

Death by Landscape / by Elvia Wilk. - New York : Soft Skull Press, 2022. - 308 p. ; 21 cm
Includes notes, sources
ISBN: 9781593767150 
What does the future landscape currently look like, and how can it be envisioned differently? Who owns the future landscape? ‘Death by Landscape' is a constellation of essays in which Wilk considers kinds of narratives that might help us rethink our human perspective towards this Earth. The book begins as an exploration of the role of fiction and becomes a deep interrogation of the writing process and the self. Wilk examines creative works across time and genre in order to break down binaries between dystopia and utopia, real and imagined, self and world. Wilk presented her book as part of the public program accompanying the latest Stroom exhibition ‘Positions: Elsewheres'. (from Jegens & Tevens, Nicole McNeilly - 24-04-23: "Both a writer and a trained artist, [Wilk] argues that art and fiction have a responsibility to offer alternative worlds - worlding - setting out more sustainable and more equitable ways of being*, while challenging the narrative about who gets to tell, and be in the foreground of, the story of the worlds we live in. With risk and innovation impossible in a capitalist system (she argues), fiction must ‘arm' its readers with much-needed alternatives. These alternatives must avoid turning into hopeful, unrealistic utopias - rather acceptable dystopias. Though she ridicules those who say that pessimism gets us nowhere, Wilk struggled to articulate how worlding in art and fiction arm us for practical change in the dystopian worlds we live in everyday. Yet we heard that there is hope.") 

In het spoor van Fanon:  Orde, wanorde, dekolonisering / door Koen Bogaert ; nawoord Sibo Kanobana. - Berchem : EPO, 2023. - 240 p. ; 22,5 cm
Bevat noten  
ISBN: 9789462673939
"Dekolonisering, gericht op het veranderen van de orde van de wereld, is een programma van totale wanorde." Koen Bogaert opent zijn boek met deze legendarische woorden van de Martinikaans-Franse psychiater, filosoof en revolutionair Frantz Fanon. Dekolonisering is volgens Bogaert geen eenvoudig stappenplan dat je even implementeert, maar  in de eerste plaats een sociale en intellectuele strijd, een revolutionair project zelfs, dat moet starten met de radicale verbeelding van een totaal nieuwe samenleving. Koen Bogaert heeft zich voor zijn onderzoek verdiept in een reeks dekoloniale denkers, van Fanon tot C.L.R. James, Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Sylvia Wynter en Priyamvada Gopal. De publicatie neemt de lezer mee in de geschiedenis van koloniale symbiose tussen staten en bedrijven, de uitvinding van ‘ras' tot de Haïtiaanse Revolutie tot de hedendaagse heropflakkering van het mondiale protest. 

Q - Meanderings in Worlds of Mourning / initiated and ed. by Sophie Krier ; with Rolando Vázquez, Saodat Ismailova. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2023. - 128 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm. - (Onomatopee 55.4 ; Field Essays # 5: Q). - (Eng./ Sp.)
 ISBN: 978-94-93148-83-3
In this 5th issue, Field Essays brings together Uzbek artist and filmmaker Saodat Ismailova with decolonial scholar Rolando Vázquez. While Ismailova came of age in the post-Sovjet era of Central Asia, Vázquez carries within him the ancestral geographies of the Latin American continent, or Abya Yala as indigenous peoples call her. The book sets out on a journey to find out what these differing cultures can learn from each other in terms of mourning and healing the triple colonial wound of timelessness, earthlessness and worldlessness (Vázquez: 2018). Can a book be a gesture of offering rather than a space of enunciation? Can it be a space of listening that can reconfigure inherited Western modes of thinking and working and create a space of "coming to voice" for silenced histories and life lines? The name given to this book and journey is "Q. Meanderings in worlds of mourning". Q stands for the Uzbek word qyrq, number 40, which connects to many parts of Uzbek culture: 40 (+1) spirits, 40 hottest and coldest days, but also 40 girls, an ancestral matriarchal epos, and a 40 day silence retreat at transition moments in life (death, birth, mariage).

Doris Salcedo / ed. by Sam Keller,  Fiona Hesse ; with contr. by Mary Schneider Enriquez, Seloua Luste Boulbina ; poems by Ocean Vuong. -  Basel ; Berlin : Fondation Beyeler ; Hatje Cantz, 2023. - 246 p. : ill. ; 28,5 cm
Includes biography, notes
ISBN: 9783775754934
Catalogue accompanying the exhibition ‘Doris Salcedo' at Fondation Beyeler, Basel (May 21 - Sep.17 2023), offering a comprehensive survey over her work from 1986 to 2022. The Colombian artist Doris Salcedo (*1958, Bogotá) is internationally renowned for her sculptures, site-specific installations and public interventions that address the traumas of violence, racism and other forms of marginalization. Although her sculptures and installations are often based on concrete events, feelings of grief, alienation and loss of home take on a universally valid, heartfelt expression in her works. Different materials such as stone and concrete, wooden furniture, grass, petals, hair or pieces of clothing are transformed and charged with meaning. In 2003, on the occasion of the Istanbul Biennial, she stacked 1,550 chairs between two buildings; in 2007, she drove a 167-meter-long crack into the Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern for her work Shibboleth. Her most recent work Uprooted (2020 - 22) has been presented at the Sharjah Biennial.

Migrants: The Story of Us All / by Sam Miller. - London :  Little, Brown, 2023. - 441 p. ; 23 cm
Includes notes, references, index
ISBN: 978-1408713532
For most of human's existence, we were all nomads, and some of us still are. Houses and permanent settlements are a relatively late development - dating back little more than twelve thousand years. Miller writes with an alternative history of the world, in which humans migrate for a wide range of reasons: not just because of civil war, or poverty or climate change but also out of curiosity and a sense of adventure. On arrival, migrants are expected both to assimilate and encouraged to remain distinctive; to defend their heritage and adopt a new one. Sub-human and super-human; romanticised and castigated, admired and abhorred. Migrants tells us that this is not a new narrative; this is the history of us all, part of everybody's backstory. 

The Force of Nonviolence : An Ethico-Political Bind / by Judith Butler. - London ; New York : Verso, 2021. - 214 p. ; 19,5 cm
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9781788732772
Considering nonviolence as an ethical problem requires a critique of individualism as well as an understanding of the psychosocial dimensions of violence. Butler draws upon Foucault, Fanon, Freud, and Benjamin to consider how the interdiction against violence fails to include lives regarded as ungrievable. By considering how ‘racial phantasms' inform justifications of state and administrative violence, Butler tracks how violence is often attributed to those who are most severely exposed to its lethal effects. With postscript: Rethinking Vulnerability, Violence, Resistance.

Routes/Worlds / by Elizabeth A. Povinelli. - London : Sternberg Press, 2022. - 224 p. ; 18  cm 
Includes notes  
ISBN: 9783956795664
Collection of essays by anthropologist, filmmaker and artist Povinelli, written for E-flux. ‘Routes/Worlds' might be read in terms of its perseverance in rearticulating large-scale systems of power and affect, even as—or precisely because—those systems stage increasingly novel forms of neglect. Today, it only becomes clearer that struggles to survive day-to-day challenges are most often struggles against deals whose disastrous effects need to be traced over large expanses of space and time to become perceptible. In this constant struggle, Povinelli tries to provide weapons as well as inspiration.

The Wal-Mart Phenomenon: Resisting Neo-Liberal Power through Art, Design and Theory / ed. by Benda Hofmeyr (ed.) : with contr. by BAVO, Hito Steyerl, Benda Hofmeyr, Erik Swyngedouw, Daniël van der Velden, Maastricht : Jan van Eyck Academie, 2008. - 160 p. : ill.  ; 24 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 9789072076298
Published in connection with the colloquium of the same name that was held at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht on 3 November 2006. Set against the background of a viewing and discussion of the documentary film ‘Wal-Mart: The High Costs of Low Price (Robert Greenwald, 2005), a persuasive appeal was made to formulate a form of resistance against the proliferation of neoliberalism. The convener of the colloquium, Benda Hofmeyr, holds the global economic and social plague of neoliberalism responsible for the condition of precarity. In general, what is meant by this is the increasing disappearance of the autonomous world of local economies, cultural production, cinema, publishers, and so on, as a result of the ‘neoliberal disruption of the economy'. For the arts this then implies an impoverishment and losing out of small-scale initiatives, often involving local art production, to competition. In every way, it's a situation that needs to be actively resisted.

On Care: A Journey into the Relational Nature of Artists' Residencies / ed. by Pawel Mendrek, Ewa Zasada (Mobile Art Lab & Academy of Fine Arts and Design Katowice), Elke aus dem Moore & Denise Helene Sumi (Akademie Schloss Solitude), Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka (Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art)... [et al.]. - Vienna : VFMK Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2023. - 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes notes
ISBN: 978-3-903439-62-7
Publication revolving around the nature of the resident-host encounter. The space of residency generated between artist and host leads to the establishment of a temporary community whose "episodic" nature corresponds to the nature of the ‘postmodern' world. From the outset, the editors did not aim to present an analysis of the operation of individual spheres of artist residencies, but rather to compile in dialogue a polyphonic publication that illustrates the nuances of residency work and artists' experiences, as well as the unstable constellations of artist residencies with its open-ended structure. Artist residency programs can serve as a model for dealing with the ever-changing contemporary world and societies. All this makes it possible to fulfill the dream of a world where there is a balance between acceptance and separateness. This world offers authenticity, permanent change and constant transformation.

Making Matters: A Vocabulary for Collective Arts / ed. by Janneke Wesseling, Florian Cramer ; with contr. by Aliens in Green, a.pass (Lilia Mestre, Florian Cramer), Display Distribute (Elaine W. Ho) ... [et al.]; design by Hackers & Designers. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2022. -  336 p. : ill. ; 20 cm 
Includes notes, index
ISBN 978-94-93246-11-9
The world today faces overwhelming ecological and social problems and the concern for material existence on earth is more pressing than ever. According to the editors, collective action is necessary and inevitable.  ‘Making Matters' spells out various roles that visual artists and designers play facing these issues; it looks at art practices across all continents that do not conform to a Western concept of art nor to traditional distinctions between art, design, research and activism—where the boundaries between art, design, research and activism become blurred or are dissolved. The entries in this vocabulary experiment with concepts and keywords of current art practices that may no longer be recognizable as art. 

Salmon: A Red Herring / by Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwalbe). - London : Isolarii, 2020. - 176 p. : ill. ; 10,5 cm
ISBN: 9781753075006
Tiny, beautiful publication accompanying the namesake performative installation by Cooking Sections, first exhibited at Art Now, Tate Britain, 2020. Salmon is usually thought of as pink; the colour is even called ‘salmon pink'. However, farmed salmon today would be grey. To make them the expected colour, synthetic pigment is added to their feed. The fish cannot be dyed in a standard pink tone, as it depends on how their bodies metabolise the chemical, and where they are to be shipped and sold. In Sweden, as well as the rest of Europe, market analysis shows that the preferred shade is ‘light-pink' and so farmed salmon is coloured accordingly, while in Japan, a darker pink is enjoyed more. ‘Salmon: A Red Herring' questions what colours we exp  ect in our ‘natural' environment. It asks us to examine how our perception of colour is changing as much as we are changing the planet. During its exhibition, Tate removed farmed salmon from its menus across all four Tate sites and introduced CLIMAVORE dishes instead. 

Justice for Animals: Our Collective Responsibility / by Martha Nussbaum. - New York : Simon & Schuster, 2023. - 400 p. ; 23 cm
Includes bibliography, notes, index
ISBN: 9781982102500
Whether through the factory meat industry, poaching and game hunting, habitat destruction, etc., animals suffer injustice at men's hands every day; the world needs an ethical awakening. In Justice for Animals, philosopher and humanist Martha C. Nussbaum provides an approach to animal rights, ethics, and law. She examines the entire animal kingdom, showcasing the lives of animals with wonder, and compassion to understand how we can create a world in which human beings are friends of animals, not exploiters or users. Her theory directs politics and law to help us meet our ethical responsibilities. 

Ways of Being: Beyond Human Intelligence / by James Bridle. - Dublin : Penguin, 2022. - 384 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Includes notes, bibliography, index
ISBN: 978-0-241-46965-1
What does it mean to be intelligent? Is it something unique to humans - or do we share it with other beings?
We are becoming more aware of the other intelligences which have been with us all along. These other beings are the animals, plants, and natural systems that surround us, and are slowly revealing their complexity and knowledge. In Ways of Being, writer and artist James Bridle considers the multiple ways of existing on earth. What can we learn from these other forms of intelligence and personhood, and how can we change our societies to live more equitably with one another and the non-human world? From forests to satellites, Bridle tells a radical new story about ecology, technology and intelligence. We must, they argue, expand our definition of these terms to build a meaningful relationship with the non-human, based on solidarity and cognitive diversity. 

Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto / by Legacy Russell. - London :  Verso, 2020. - 192 p. ; 21 cm 
Includes notes
ISBN: 9781786632661
The glitch is often dismissed as an error, a faulty overlaying, but, as Legacy Russell shows, liberation can be found within the fissures between gender, technology and the body that it creates. The writer makes a series of radical demands through memoir, art and critical theory, and the work of contemporary artists who have travelled through the glitch in their work. The glitch offers the opportunity to perform and transform ourselves in an infinite variety of identities. 

Witches, Witch-hunting, And Women / by Silvia Federici. -  Oakland (CA) : PM Press, 2018. - 114 p. ; 20,5 cm Includes notes, bibliography, index
ISBN: 9781629635682
The world is witnessing a new surge of interpersonal and institutional violence against women, including new witch hunts. This surge of violence has occurred alongside an expansion of capitalist social relation. In this new work, Silvia Federici examines the root causes of these developments and outlines the consequences for the women affected and their communities. She argues, that this new war on women, a mirror of witch hunts in 16th- and 17th-century Europe and the New World, is a structural element of the new forms of capitalist accumulation. these processes are founded on the destruction of peoples most basic means of reproduction. Like at the dawn of capitalism, the factors behind Todays violence against women are processes of enclosure, land dispossession, and the remolding of women's reproductive activities and subjectivity. 

Lateness and Longing: On the Afterlife of Photography / by George Baker. - London ; Chicago : University of Chicago, 2023. - 520  p. : ill. ; 26 cm. -  (Abakanowicz Art & Culture Collection)
Includes notes, index
ISBN: 9780226035116
How a generation of women artists is transforming photography with analogue techniques. Beginning in the 1990s, simultaneous with the development of photography in in contemporary art, photography was moving toward total digitalization. Lateness and Longing presents a generation of artists - focused on the work of Zoe Leonard, Tacita Dean, Sharon Lockhart, and Moyra Davey - who have resisted the transition to the digital in their work, and  collectively transformed the practice of photography, by using analogue technologies in a dissident way and radicalizing signifiers of older models of feminist art. Through a strategy of return, the work of these artists proposes an afterlife and survival of the photographic in contemporary art.
Artists:  Zoe Leonard, Tacita Dean, Sharon Lockhart, and Moyra Davey

Scherpstellen: Acht auteurs over de ontwikkeling van fotografie binnen de beeldende kunst / red. Milo Vermeire ; met bijdragen van Hans den Hartog Jager, Katja Mater, Vincent van Velsen ... [et al.]. - Amsterdam :  Mondriaan Fonds, 2023. - 116 p. : ill. ; 18,5 cm. - (Mondriaan Fonds essay #15)
Bevat noten
ISBN: 978-90-76936-56-7
‘Scherpstellen' is een bundel van acht essays geschreven in opdracht van het Mondriaan Fonds door conservatoren, critici, fotografen en kunstenaars uit de wereld van de fotografie en beeldende kunst. De auteurs reflecteren op de vraag welke ontwikkelingen wenselijk zijn voor fotografie als kunstvorm: kortom, waar staat fotografie vandaag binnen de beeldende kunst en hoe verder? De invalshoeken lopen uiteen: van een oproep tot meer debat en een pleidooi voor fluïde vormen van fotografie tot het wijzen op de verantwoordelijkheid van beeld ten opzichte van mens en wereld. Met foto's van Eugène Atget, Rineke Dijkstra, Ueno Hikoma, Bertien van Manen, Marwan Magroun, Katja Mater, Awoiska van der Molen, Sheng-Wen Lo en Fiona Tan.

Ministry of Fear/Foam / red. Robbert Roos, Folkert de Jong. - Amersfoort : Kunsthal KAdE, 2023. - 240 p. : ill. ; 32,5 cm. -  (KA Series 37)
ISBN: 9789490153373
Rijk geïllustreerde publicatie verschenen bij de gelijknamige tentoonstelling van Folkert de Jong bij Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort (28 januari t/m 7 mei 2023). Met beschrijvingen van ontstaansproces en context van de sculpturen, en veel materiaal uit het privé-archief. Als kunstenaarsboek geeft het een inzicht in het ‘hoofd' van de kunstenaar. Het laatste oeuvreboek verscheen bij De Jongs tentoonstelling ‘Circle of Trust' in het Groninger Museum (2009).

Future Book(s): Sharing Ideas on Books and (Art) Publishing / ed. by Pia Pol, Astrid Vorstermans ; with contr. by Maake Lauwaert, Francien van Westrenen, Hicham Khalidi ...[et al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2023. - 496 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. - (Ned. / Eng.)
Includes notes
ISBN: 9789493246270
What is the future of the book? And, specifically, what is the future of books on art, design and architecture, and cultural-critical publications? We asked a large number of international interested individuals to respond to this question. Journalists, artists, architects, curators, translators, designers, philosophers, sociologists, teachers, book scholars, publishers, printing houses, distributors, booksellers, historians and art-historians, critics, policymakers, editors, students, and many others have enthusiastically shared their views with us, looking ahead five, twenty or seventy-two years (to the year 2100). At times utopian, wildly fantasizing, at other times with realistic scenarios, in both text and images, exciting for anyone who loves books and/or is involved in books and cultural content. Each section of this publication will be designed by various young designers, to celebrate its scope and diversity. 

Marta & Slava: Selected Projects 2009-2020 / by Marta Volkova, Slava Shevelenko, Guus Beumer Stijn Huijts ... [et al.]. - Bielefeld : Kerber, 2020. - [120 p.] : ill. ; 28 cm  
ISBN: 9783735607850
A decade of multimedia excavations of Soviet myths and histories by Russian-born artists Marta Volkova (1955) and Slava Shevelenko's (1953).  In the era of fabulators, perverse mechanics of alternative facts and ill-intentioned fake news forgers, Volkova and Shevelenko are like story tellers: their work is expressed in vast narrative installations. Their rich, multifaceted projects like to explore the boundaries between reality and fiction. Using subjects from the collective mythology - the Yeti, the so-called Tunguska meteorite in Siberia - they interweave these with moral, social, philosophical or political metaphors which in turn resonate with the realities of today's world. 

Seven Logics of Sculpture: Encountering Objects Through the Senses / by Ernst van Alphen. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2023. - 240 p. : ill. ; 23,5 cm - (vis-à-vis series)
Includes notes, bibliography, index
ISBN 978-94-93246-15-7
Whilst discussions about installation art, performance art, or other 3D art forms are widespread, the discourse on sculpture seems to be stuck in historical, material, or thematic frameworks. According to Van Alphen, this is a loss for our understanding of art in general, and of sculpture in particular. In order to assess contemporary art practices, he argues we should have a better understanding of the logics that are at work within sculpture as a medium, and how they differ from other art forms. This book explores ‘seven logics' of sculpture with a contemporary analytical approach, drawing from literature, philosophy, psycho-analysis, architecture, and mundane daily culture. It relates to aspects such as the senses, the skin, the body, objecthood, narrative dynamics, the shaping of space, fragmentation, and montage.

Walter Van Beirendonck & Wild and Lethal Trash: Believe / Kiss the Future (1998) / texts by Pascale Renaux, Max Borka, Suzy Menkes, Thimo te Duits. - Rotterdam : Boijmans Van Beuningen, 1998. - [74 p.] :  ill., stickers ; 32 cm 
ISBN: 9056621009 
Publication accompanying the exhibition ‘Kiss the Future  - Walter Van Beirendonck & W. & L. T. at museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Sep 10- Nov. 15, 1998). The Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck has created unconventional, avant-garde fashion for the label W. & L. T. (Wild & Lethal Trash) which he has presented to the public in spectacular shows in Paris, as well as on the internet and on CD- ROMs. His autumn/winter collection 1998/99 was inspired by the French artist Orlan, who has turned her own silicon-implanted body into an artwork: as an up- to-date alternative to tattooing or piercing she has sculptures inserted into her temples. This contains an in-depth interview with Walter Van Beirendonck and Orlan and follows the evolution of his most recent creations from the first sketches and designs right through to their presentation in Paris. An extensive photo-section documents the plastic ‘transformations' which have inspired the ‘enfant terrible' of fashion to a new ideal of beauty.