Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - maart-april 2016

Aesthetic Justice : Artistic and Moral Perspectives / editors Pascal Gielen & Niels Van Tomme ; with contributions by Zoe Beloff, Nat Muller, Dieter Roelstraete, Hito Steyerl [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2015. - 320 p. ; 21 cm. - (Antennae Series no. 14)
Includes biographies and index.
In a world ruled by seemingly continuous and increasingly complex conflicts, questions about justice, about ‘the right' course of action, are at the forefront of artistic investigation. In Aesthetic Justice sociologist Pascal Gielen and curator Niels Van Tomme invite a variety of artists and critical thinkers to reflect on new futures for the notion and practice of justice. Launching the proposition of ‘aesthetic justice', the book offers thought-provoking views on how works of art can confront, and potentially redirect social and political imaginaries.

Mobile Autonomy : Exercises in Artists' Self-Organization / editors Nico Dockx & Pascal Gielen ; with contributions by Jef Geys, Thomas Hisrchhorn, Sara Weyns [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2015. - 248 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Antennae Series 17)
In Neoliberalism traditional forms of employment are replaced with post-Fordist conditions in which work has become freelance, flexible, mobile, project-based, hybrid and temporary.
This way of working is not new to artists. They have seen themselves confronted with these precarious conditions since many years. Mobile Autonomy detects what modes of economy and different innovative working modalities artists and other artistic professionals have developed in order to create their work in today's social, economic and political conditions. Theoretical insights are alternated with hands-on practices, examples and art works in order to learn from and reflect on contemporary artists' working conditions.

Hippie Modernism : The Struggle for Utopia / Author and editor Andrew Blauvelt ; with contributions by Greg Castillo, Simon Sadler, Felicity D. Scott [ al.]. - Minneapolis : Walker Art Center, 2015. - 448 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes index.
While the turbulent social history of the 1960s is well known, its cultural production remains comparatively under-examined. In this substantial volume, scholars explore a range of practices such as radical architectural and anti-design movements emerging in Europe and North America; the print revolution in the graphic design of books, posters and magazines; and new forms of cultural practice that merged street theater and radical politics.  It includes the counter-design proposals of Victor Papanek,  Archigram, and Superstudio; the installations of Mark Boyle, Hélio Oiticica; publications such as Oz and The Whole Earth Catalog; books by Marshall McLuhan and Buckminster Fuller; and much more.

Yes Yes Yes Alternative Press : '66 - '77 from Provo to Punk / edited by Emanuele De Donno and Amedeo Martegani. - Milano ; Foligno : a+mbookstore : VIAINDUSTRIAE publishing in collaboration with COLLI publishing platform, 2015. - 496 p. : ills. ; 31 cm
From the relationship between the primary publications, Dutch Provo (first issued in '65) and the indirect derivations - the English publications and vast flourishing American scenario - the project is a study of this vast alternative publishing, especially in the field of visual graphics, beyond their highly politicized contents. The path that starts from the beat-hippie utopias and ends in 1977, the year of Punk, the last revolution before the post-modern alienation.

Wendelien van Oldenborgh : Amateur / edited by Emily Pethick, Wendelien van Oldenborgh with David Morris ; texts by Sven Lütticken, Ruth Noack, Tom Holert, Grant Watson [ al.]. - Berlin ; London ; Amsterdam : Sternberg Press : The Showroom : If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, 2016. - 396 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Amateur is the first comprehensive publication about Van Oldenborgh's moving image works, and their accompanying installations. Developed over the past ten years of her practice, these works explore communication and interaction between individuals, often against the backdrop of a unique public location, in order to cast attention on repressed, incomplete and unresolved histories. Through the staging of these encounters on film, Van Oldenborgh enables multiple perspectives and voices to coexist, and brings to light political, social and cultural relationships and how they are manifested through social interactions.

Prehistoric Collections / an artist book by Camille Henrot ; with a text by Tristan Garcia. - Paris : Manuella Editions, 2015. - 144 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Includes biography and bibliography.
Based around an out-of-print anthology devoted to prehistoric collections unearthed by archaeological expeditions in Algeria, French artist Camille Henrot's latest project treats this ethnographic material as motifs of a contemporary grotesque. The scientific document - photographs, diagrams, and captions - becomes part of a layered array incorporating traces of our present age: humans, animals, plants, minerals, and other objects. Freely mixing the pre- and post-historic, archaic and actual, Henrot constructs an exploration of human bodies, information media, and meaning using dated pornography, technological refuse, tools and instruments, signs, and more.

Camille Henrot : Elephant Child / editors Jacob Bromberg, Michael Conner, Clara Meister, Kristina Scepanski. - London ; New York : Koenig Books : Inventory Press, 2016. - 210 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes biography and bibliography.
Elephant Child is a natural extension of the artistic practice of New York-based French artist Camille Henrot. Originated during an Artist Research Fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution, which laid the groundwork for her 2013 video Grosse Fatigue and the subsequent installation The Pale Fox (2014-15), Elephant Child represents the culmination of a long-term inquiry into the human effort to make the universe comprehensible. An interview between Henrot and social anthropologist Monique Jeudy-Ballini offers insight into Henrot's characteristic approach of knowledge production and organization. Ultimately, the book is an object of high universalist ambition—devoid of authority, creating instead a vivid prismatic image of the realm of thought.

Gabriel Kuri : with personal thanks to their contractual thingness / texts by Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, Gabriel Kuri, Daniel McClean, Heidi Zuckerman. - Aspen : Aspen Art Press, 2015. - 308 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes biography and bibliography.
Using familiar materials such as receipts, newspaper and plastic bags, Mexican-born, Los Angeles-based artist Gabriel Kuri (born 1970) is interested in the way that money mediates almost all human relationships. This publication accompanies his Aspen Art Museum exhibition, comprising a selection of works that center on Kuri's interest in the transactional residue of daily life and broad-based ideas of tracking systems in economics, politics, consumption and production.

Paper Airplanes : The Collections of Harry Smith - Catalogue Raisonné, Volume 1 / editors John Klacsmann and Andrew Lampert ; photographs by Jason Fulford. - New York : J&L Books and Anthology Film Archives, 2015. - 240 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Filmmaker, painter, anthropologist, musicologist and occultist--Harry Smith (1923-1991) was an incomparable polymath and seminal figure in the realms of beat culture and avant-garde art. The Collections of Harry Smith, Catalogue Raisonné series spotlights and indexes his eclectic research obsessions. Volume one features richly detailed photographic documentation of 251 paper airplanes gathered by Smith from the streets of New York City over an approximately 20-year period. Whimsical and weird, the paper airplanes rank among Smith's most mysterious collecting pursuits. This extensive compendium presents the fruits of his extraordinary aeronautic pursuit and highlights the tangled history and myths that accompany them.

Ornithology / concept, photography and texts by Anne Geene & Arjan de Nooy. - Rotterdam : de HEF publishers, 2016. - 336 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliography and index.
Geene & De Nooy manifest themselves as rare birds in the world of bird photography, that is dominated by people with a ‘classic' aesthetic view. Most of the birds they shot are dead; some of them are representations, building materials or even excrements of birds. Arranged according to the themes' Camouflage ',' Bird Geometry, "" In Flight "," Speed "," Ostrich Politics "and" Group Dynamics ", the book is not only a photographic study of birds but also a birding excursion in photography.

Peter Fischli David Weiss : How to Work Better / edited by Nancy Spector and Nat Trotman ; texts by Ann Goldstein, John Kelsey, Isabelle Graw [ al.]. - Munich ; London ; New York : Guggenheim Museuem Publications : Prestel Verlag, 2016. - 380 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes Bibliography and Exhibition History.
From 1979 to 2012, Swiss artists Peter Fischli and David Weiss created a remarkable body of photographs, films, sculptures, and multimedia installations, offering a sustained and deceptively casual meditation on how we perceive everyday life. Published to accompany the exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, this catalogue features an in-depth retrospective of their collaboration, augmented by hundreds of archival images, notes on process, and interview excerpts culled from their archives. A series of probing essays on the artists__' practice and thematic concerns rounds out this definitive account of Fischli and Weiss's vital contribution to contemporary art.

Het recht op luiheid : Weerlegging van 'het recht op arbeid' van 1848 / auteur Paul Lafargue. - Amsterdam : Uitgeverij de Dolle Hond, 2010 ; oorspronkelijke uitgave 1880 onder de titel La droit à la paresse ; vertaald en geannoteerd door Anton Constandse (1974). - 88 p. ; 14 cm
"Evenals Christus, de lijdende verpersoonlijking van de slavernij van de Oude Wereld, bestijgen de mannen, de vrouwen, de kinderen van het proletariaat sinds een eeuw moeizaam de harde lijdensweg der smarten; sinds een eeuw breekt de gedwongen arbeid hun gebeente, foltert hun zenuwen; sinds een eeuw martelt de honger hun ingewanden en begoochelt hun hersenen. O Luiheid, moeder der kunsten en edele deugden, wees de balsem voor de menselijke kwellingen."

An Anecdoted Topography of Chance / by Daniel Spoerri, done with the help of his very dear friend Robert Filliou, and translated from the French and further anecdoted by their dear friend Emmett Williams, enriched wirth still further anecdotations by their dear friend Dieter Roth, with 100 reflective illustrations by Topor. - London : Atlas Press, 2015. - 274 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Daniel Spoerri one day mapped the objects lying at random on the table of his room, adding a rigorously scientific description of each. These objects subsequently evoked associations, memories, anecdotes; not only from the original author, but from his friends as well. An Anecdoted Topography of Chance is a unique collaborative work by four artists associated with the FLUXUS and Noveau Réalisme movements. The Topography personifies (and pre-dates) the whole FLUXUS spirit and constitutes one of the strangest and most compelling insights into the artist's life. From out of the banal detritus of the everyday a virtual autobiography emerges: of four perceptive, witty and eloquent members of the human species.

Leonor Antunes : villa, how to use / concept Leonor Antunes ; with essays by Maria Berman, Nuria Enguita Mayo, Ricardo Nicolau, Dieter Roelstraete, Doris von Drathen. - Berlin : Porto : Bom Dia Boa Ntarde Boa Noite Verlag : Fundacao de Serralves, 2013. - 128 p. : ills. ; 25 cm
Includes bibography.
The first monograph to be published on the work of Leonor Antunes, villa, how to use is released in association with the exhibition Antunes conceived for the Serralves Villa in 2011.Dieter Roelstraete highlights the speculative concerns that, under the blanket term architecture, Antunes shares with the three most important German-speaking philosophers of the twentieth century (Wittgenstein, Heidegger, and Adorno): identity and belonging, homeliness and uprootedness, measures and proportion, space and balance. Taking the case study of Manhattan's Park Avenue after WWII, Maria Berman examines the theme of duplication in architecture. Doris van Drathen finds in Leonor Antunes' work the use of "measurement" as a tool of grasping the world. Nuria Enguita Mayo addresses the problems of duplication, faktura and restriction, while Ricardo Nicolau reflects on the dialogue of the artist with the architecture of the Serralves Villa and the memory of other buildings from the history of modernism.

Frank Koolen - Play Hard / edited by Frank Koolen, Birgitte Kirkhoff Eriksen ; with contributions by Tim Hollander, Birgitte Kirkhoff Eriksen, Frank Koolen, Tijs Goldschmidt, Bent Meier Sørensen, Lieven Segers, Kim David Bots, and Rieke Vos.. - Roskilde : Museet for Samtidskunst, 2015. - 128 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
The playful, experimental, open and uncontrollable have always been important parts of Koolens artistic universe. Koolen is fascinated particularly by the many paradoxical, silly and also serious social and cultural relations that humans form themselves and with other (animals) through play in everyday life. Through various media; installation, performance, collage and video, the exhibition PLAY HARD  studies the communities and possibilities that arise through the combination of play and art.

I know it's a zebra when I see stripes - Laughter is usually the end of the conversation / concieved and edited by Dunja Herzog ; texts by G. Küng, Ariane Müller, Reto Pulfer [ al.]. - Rome ; Geneva ; Milan : NERO : Piano Nobile : Instituto Svizzero, 2014. - 80 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
I know it's a zebra when I see stripes - Laughter is usually at the end of the conversation is a double catalogue of the two namesake exhibitions by Dunja Herzog at Piano Nobile, Geneva and Istituto Svizzero, Milan. The book project consists of a mix of images from the two exhibitions along with texts written by artist friends invited by Herzog and directly inspired by one of her artworks. Together with internet images, that oscillate metaphorically between the chosen work and the written text, the book unfolds in an original and enigmatical narrative flow.

Fantasies of the Library / edited by Anna-Sophie Springer & Etienne Turpin in association with Kirsten Einfeldt & Daniela Wolf ; contributors Adam Hyde, Erin Kissane, Hammad Nasar [ al]. - Berlin : K. Verlag, 2015. - 148 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (intercalations: paginated exhibition series nr.1)
Fantasies of the Library includes among others an essay about unorthodox responses to the institutional ordering principles of book collections; an interview with Rick Prelinger and Megan Shaw Prelinger of the Prelinger Library in San Francisco; reflections on the role of cultural memory and the archive by Hammad Nasar, Head of Research and Programmes at the Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; and a  photo essay, "Reading Rooms Reading Machines," presenting views of unusual historical libraries next to works by artists such as Kader Attia, Andrew Beccone, Mark Dion, Rodney Graham, Katie Paterson, Veronika Spierenburg, Andrew Norman Wilson, and others.

PRODUCTS THAT LAST : Product Design for Circular Business Models / authors Conny Bakker, Marcel den Hollander, Ed Hinte, Yvo Zijlstra. - Delft : TU Delft Library, 2014. - 112 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
Includes literature.
PRODUCTS THAT LAST - product design for circular business models- starts where most books on product development end. From the perspective of designers and entrepreneurs once a product has been designed, produced and sold, it disappears beyond the newness horizon. Little are they aware of the opportunities that exist in the next product universe, where money is made from products in use, as well as from a product's afterlife. These opportunities clearly exist, otherwise they would not be providing an income for so many people. However, to be recognised as segments of a circle of continuous value creation, they need reframing. PRODUCTS THAT LAST offers readers an innovative and practical methodology to unravel a product's 'afterlife' and systematically scrutinize it for new opportunities. It introduces us to business models that benefit from opportunities offered by a much longer product life.

1966 : The Year the Decade Exploded / author Jon Savage. - London : Faber & Faber, 2015. - 654 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Jon Savage's 1966 is a monument to the year that shaped the pop future of the balance of the century. Exploring canonical artists like The Beatles, The Byrds, Velvet Underground, The Who and The Kinks, 1966 also goes much deeper into the social and cultural heart of the decade through unique archival primary sources. The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical politics -- often fueled by perception-enhancing substances and literature -- the 'Sixties', as we have come to know them, hit their Modernist peak. A unique chemistry of ideas, substances, freedom of expression and dialogue across pop cultural continents created a landscape of immense and eventually shattering creativity.

A Hilarious Picture in Glass / essay van Topp & Dubio. - Den Haag : Stichting SNAP, 2015. - 38 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Vorig jaar zijn Topp & Dubio een onderzoek gestart naar de herkomst en betekenis van het werk 'Buste van Stalin met Haring' van Komar & Melamid dat al bijna 30 jaar in Den Haag staat en zich afspeelt in een zogenaamde 'alarmtelefooncel'. De kunstenaars hebben veel opvallende en onopvallende overeenkomsten ontdekt tussen de alarmcel en het Grote Glas van Marcel Duchamp, dat als sleutelwerk in de kunstgeschiedenis wordt gezien. Met de titel 'A Hilarious Picture in Glass' hebben zij een gedachte van Marcel Duchamp op de alarmcel geplakt om het als meesterwerk aan de orde te stellen.

De narratieve ruimte : Over de kunst van het tentoonstellen / auteurs Herman Kossmann, Suzanne Mulder, Frank den Oudsten. - Rotterdam : Uitgeverij 010, 2012. - 192 p. : ills. ; 23 cm
Bij tentoonstellingen staan ontwerpers voor de opgave vaak complexe narratieve (verhalende) en wetenschappelijke doelstellingen te vertalen in een aansprekende, ruimtelijke vertelling die een mix kan bevatten van uiteenlopende media en communicatieve strategieën. Met ruimte, collectiestukken, beelden, tekst, licht, fotografie, film, nieuwe media en interactie kan een tentoonstelling als geen ander medium bezoekers of gebruikers informeren en verleiden, verwondering wekken, betrokkenheid creëren of ervaringen oproepen. De Narratieve Ruimte legt de dramaturgische en scenografische principes bloot van de tentoonstelling als narratieve ruimte en inspireert tot een nieuwe benadering van het tentoonstellingsontwerp.

The Naked Shore of the North Sea / by Tom Blass. - London : Bloomsbury, 2015. - 310 p. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
With a wry eye and a warm coat, Tom Blass travels the edges of the North Sea meeting fishermen, artists, bomb disposal experts, burgermeisters - and those who have found themselves flung to the sea's perimeters quite by chance. In doing so he attempts to piece together its manifold histories and to reveal truths, half-truths and fictions otherwise submerged...

Allegory of the Cave Painting / edited by Mihnea Mircan and Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei ; texts by Susanne Kriemann, Susan Schuppli, Georges Didi-Huberman, Christopher Witmore [ al.]. - Milan : Mousse Publishing, 2015. - 456 p. : ills. ; 21 cm
Includes biographies.
A 2010 archeological study found that the prehistoric Gwion Gwion paintings in Australia, whose chromatic vividness contrasts with their age and their exposure to sun and rain, are inhabited by "living pigments." A symbiotic biofilm of red cyanobacteria and black fungi sustains a process of permanent self-painting, while also etching the pictures deeper into the quartz wall. The Gwion Gwion are examined as an allegorical metabolism that generates new articulations of "art" and "life," contamination and purity, prehistory and modernity, bacterial and human colonies, lost knowledge and scientific advancement—collaborative relations between antonyms, altered schemas of "origin" and "identity."

Stuart Brisley : The Peterlee Project 1976-1977 / texts by Sanja Perovic, Tim Brennan. - Aarhus : Museum of Ordure / Antipyrine, 2014. - 142 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
Stuart Brisley's pioneering archival The Peterlee Project (1976-77) is one of the first attempts made by an artist to ‘perform history' and an acknowledged precursor of the archival art projects of today. Peterlee itself was a ‘town without history.' The Peterlee Project offers a useful diagnostic tool to evaluate the current relations between ‘performance' and ‘history' because it was explicitly conceived neither as an archive nor as a work of art. The criterion for evaluating the success or failure of the project was practical and political, rather than aesthetic, namely to raise the historical consciousness of the local people, especially with regards to the impact of the Peterlee Development Corporation upon their lives.