Bibliotheek: nieuwe aanwinsten - november 2015

Sculpture Unlimited 2 : Materiality in Times of Immateriality / editors Eva Grubinger & Jörg Heiser ; with contributions by Mark Leckey, Timotheus Vermeulen, Christiane Sauer [ al.]. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2015. - 148 p. : ills. ; 20 cm
Do current philosophical movements such as new materialism and object-oriented ontology affect our notion of the art object? Does so-called post-Internet art have a future? And how does the Internet of Things relate to objects and things in art? If we assume that computers and algorithms increasingly control our lives, that they not only regulate social and communicative traffic but also produce new materials and things, does this increase or decrease the space for artistic imagination and innovation? Where is the place of art and sculpture, provided we don't want art to resort to merely maintaining aesthetic traditions?

Statement and Counter-Statement : Notes on Experimental Jetset Volume 1 / by Experimental Jetset ; essays by Linda van Deursen, Mark Owens, and Ian Svenonius. - Amsterdam : Roma Publications, 2015. - 576 p. : ills. ; 18 cm
The first publication on the work of Experimental Jetset features almost two decades of graphic design praxis. Rather than a monolithic monograph, it is a very loose, personal archive, with essays plus two photographic chapters with a selection of work by the studio, covering both printed matter and the documentation of site-specific pieces and installations. To conclude is a glossary-like anthology of texts (fragments of interviews, lectures, correspondence, etc.) previously written by Experimental Jetset, selected, edited, and structured by Jon Sueda.

Melanie Bonajo : In what speres do we live in? / Spheres no. 1 edited by Philippe Karrer in close collaboration with Melanie Bonajo ; with contributions by Annelies Blijveld, Jaimey Hamilton, Joël Vacheron. - St. Gallen : Phillipe Karrer, 2012. - 84 p. : ills. ; 32 cm
Spheres is a new publication in which editor/graphic designer Philippe Karrer focuses on and collaborates with a given artist for each issue, exploring not only the artist's work, but his/her "character, surroundings, every-day life, inspirations, and ideas... The focus lies on what is important to the artist during the time period of working together for the publication, hereby capturing a certain essence of the artist's work at the moment.
ISSN 1664-6851

Textiles : Open Letter / edited by Rike Frank, Grant Watson in collaboration with Sabine Folie, Georgia Holz, Susanne Titz ; conversation with Seth Siegelaub [ al.]. - Berlin ; Wien ; Mönchengladbach : Sternberg Press : Generali Foundation : Museum Abteiberg, 2015. - 312 p. : ills. ; 25 cm. - English / Deutsch
'Textiles : Open Letter' looks at textiles in contemporary art and at their history, materiality and language. Taking its name from the 1958 tapestry by German Bauhaus artist, teacher and writer Anni Albers, it explores this rich but under-examined field of artistic production and how in recent years it has been taken up once again by practitioners. As one of the oldest cultural techniques, textiles played an essential role in the history of industrialization and modernization. They have been a key component in the organization of culture and society, a central factor in the history of style and the formation of aesthetic language and taste, as well as an indicator of changing ideology and social mores. In the history of fine art, textiles have always played an important, but still undervalued role. Conceptual rather than medium-specific, 'Textiles : Open Letter' examines this history in relation to contemporary artistic practice and discourse.

Making Art Global (Part 2) 'Magiciens de la Terre' 1998 / editor Lucy Steeds ; with additional essays by Pablo Lafuente and Jean-Marc Poinsot ; previously unpublished essays by Jean-Hubert Martin and Gayatri Spivak, responses from Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Alfredo Jaar and Barbara Kruger, and archival texts by Rasheed Araeen, Jean Fisher and Thomas McEvilley. . - London : Afterall Books, 2013. - 304 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Exhibition Histories 4)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
In 1989, an exhibition in Paris united the work of over a hundred artists and, since only half would be described as Western, it radically challenged the Western art system from within. ‘Magiciens de la Terre' argued for the universality of the creative impulse and endeavoured to offer direct aesthetic experience of contemporary works of art made globally and presented on equal terms.

Cultural Anthropophagy : The 24th Bienal de Sao Paulo 1998 / editors Lisette Lagnado and Pablo Lafuente ; with additional essays by Mirtes Marins de Oliviera, Carmen Mörsch and Catrin Seefranz ; interviews with Dias & Riedweg, Andrea Fraser ; texts by Oswald de Andrade, Andrea Fraser and Paulo Herkenhoff. - London : Afterall Books, 2015. - 296 p. : ills. ; 21 cm. - (Exhibition Histories 6)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The 1998 Bienal de São Paulo remade art history from a Brazilian perspective, and presented a new model for exhibition-making in the era of post-colonial globalisation. The show employed the Brazilian notion of anthropophagy as both concept and method, encouraging ‘contamination' and ‘cannibalisation' of the canon, alongside an expanded understanding of its pedagogic function for the integration of art, culture and political history.

World Art Studies: Exploring Concepts and Approaches / edited by Kitty Zijlmans & Wilfried van Damme. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2008. - 464 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
This book challenges the narrow Western-centrism of most art historical models. Archeologists have found that, for tens of thousands of years, all human cultures have shared a desire for visual representation or expression. Yet the study of art history has traditionally focused on Western artworks of the past few centuries. 'World Art Studies' examines the phenomenon of art through a broader cultural, global, and temporal perspective, bringing together a uniquely exhaustive range of perspectives on art.

Fire and Clay : The Art of Oaxacan Pottery / edited by Diego Mier y Terán ; texts by Eric Mindling ; foreword by Gustavo Pérez. - Berlin BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, 2015. - 236 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Eric Mindling, a self-defined potterologist and member of Innovando la Tradicion, has explored Oaxaca and its 70+ pottery villages for more than twenty years. This experience has become 'Fire and Clay. The Art of Oaxacan Pottery', a panoramic vision of the past, present and future of Oaxacan pottery. This book is an homage to the wisdom of potters and a journey into the depths of the ancient trade of pottery. Through beautiful imagery and delightful prose, the book explaines the wisdom of artisanal design and pottery's important economical, social and identity-based roles.

Theater of Exhibitions / by Jens Hoffmann. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2015. - 88 p. : ills. ; 19 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
'Theater of Exhibitions' analyzes "art after the end of art," questioning whether inherited frameworks of making, theorizing, and exhibiting art still apply to contemporary practice. The book also considers the current commodification of the art industry and the distribution of images in the digital age. Drawing from his formation in theater and his own curatorial work, Jens Hoffmann reflects on the spaces of contemporary art—the gallery, the institution, the biennial—and ultimately positions the discipline of curating in the context of a larger cultural sphere shaped by the political, social, and economic conditions of its time, while demanding new attitudes and new thinking. Hoffmann inventively connects the epic theater of Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator with the most recent developments in curatorial practice.
"What is an appropriate form of assembly, an adequate embodied ritual for a global society in the twenty-first century? The exhibition still offers the best solution, yet it is increasingly perceived as falling short", Tino Sehgal.

Graduation Catalogue 2015 The Hague Royal Academy of Art / concept and design Liz Klaver, Janneke Kors, Romana Siemons ; foreword Marieke Schoenmakers. - Den Haag : Royal Academy of Art, 2015. - 246 p. : ills. ; 24 cm

How We Behave / by Grant Watson ; contributors Frédérique  Bergholtz, Leo Bersani, Paul Rabinov and Vivian Ziherl. - Amsterdam : If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, 2013. - 64 p. : ills. ; 27 cm
Inspired by an interview with Michel Foucault published in Vanity Fair in 1983, entitled 'How We Behave', Watson's long-term project focuses on the central question that Foucault posed in this interview - why can't life be ‘the material for a work of art?'. The concern here is not with ‘lifestyle' or the link between life and art, but with what Foucault considered to be an urgent question for our time - how people make their subjectivity and invent new ways of life and relations to others, as a form of resistance.

The good, the bad, and the ugly
/ artist's book by Vincent Fecteau ; edited by Krist Gruijthuijsen. - Berlin : Sternberg Press, 2015. - 192 p. : ills. ; 26 cm
"In 2005 I was invited to participate in a project in Los Angeles called ‘The Backroom' in which artists were asked to contribute materials related to their research, sources, and interests. Although at that time I was not using collage materials in my sculptures, I had amassed a large collection of magazine pages (mainly from architecture and interior design magazines) that I often flipped through for inspiration. I decided to edit the pages, spending several months arranging and rearranging them as relationships both formal and narrative were revealed. This book is a reproduction of the resulting selection, originally presented in ‘The Backroom' in a simple black binder."

Informal Market Worlds Atlas : The Architecture of Economic Pressure / Editors Peter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer ; contributing authors Emanuel Admassu, Juan Manuel Arbona, Niko Besnier [ a.]. - Rotterdam : NAI010 Publishers, 2015. - 512 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes author's biographies.
Atlas with 72 case studies - from Kabul's post-confl ict Bush Bazaar to Arizona's Snow Birds hipster markets.
Shadow economies account for half of the world's economic activities. In countries such as Bolivia, Nigeria, India and the Philippines, almost 80 per cent of the non-agricultural working population work in the informal economy. Informal markets arise on the fault lines inscribed by global alliances of money and power: wars and humanitarian crises, national and infrastructural borders, the worldwide trade in waste and the marginal spaces of urban transformation. They act as globalization's safety valve while also providing livelihoods for millions of people trading in the streets of cities around the world.


Untitled (I've Taken Too Many Photos / I've Never Taken A Photo) / concept and images Anouk Kruithof ; conversation Anouk Kruithof, Harrison Medina. - Amsterdam : Anouk Kruithof, 2014. - 112 p. : ills. ; 28 cm
'Untitled (I've taken too many photos/I've never taken a photo)' is a new publication by Anouk Kruithof, which is an echo of the photo-ceiling + take away poster of the project with the same title, which was first exhibited during the Hyères Festival de Mode et du Photographie in France in 2012. Early 2012 Anouk Kruithof set out to find someone to help her edit her work—someone who had never taken a photograph in his or her life. She began by posting signs in her Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn New York that read, "Did you never make a photo in your life." The responses led her to a young man named Harrison Medina. The editing process began with 300 images out of Kruithof's automagic archive, which Medina narrowed down to 75 and edited in three different sizes, which formed a spatial installation in the form of a photo-ceiling.

The Bungalow / concept and images Anouk Kruithof ; texts by Anouk Kruithof, Brad Feuerhelm, Freek Lomme. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2014. - 272 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Immersed in collector Brad Feuerhelm's vernacular photo collection, artist Anouk Kruithof moved into a bungalow where she developed a niche relationship with the photos and transformed the image archive. She visualizes scenarios in which images, through the imaginary space of our conception, and parallel to digitization, leap across the tooth of time.
The five differently-processed image stories make this book a layered ‘Gesamt-sculpture' that has a lot to say about the actual status of our image memory. 'The Bungalow' is an ‘image wonderland' in which a closed meeting represents the ‘bite' of the leap.


Lamo Lava / photography and research Malanie Matthieu ; text and editing Melanie Matthieu and Scott Rogers. - Amsterdam : Alauda Publications, 2015. - 122 p. : ills. ; 29 cm
‘Lâmo Lâva' revolves around a journey undertaken by Zürich-based visual artist Melanie Matthieu to the pilgrimage site of Our Lady of La Salette in the French Alps, where an apparition is said to have occurred in 1846. The book consists of a photographic as well as a text-based section, each of which is distinctly bound into a hand-folded cover. The captivating analogue photographs meander between bodies and landscapes, between an outside and an inside. The textual section features an interplay of voices, including Léon Bloy, Camille Claudel, Roger Callois and Julia Kristeva.

René Daniels : EHV - NY art & music
/ with contributions by Remko Scha, Truus de Groot, Ton van Gool, Carlos van Hijfte. - Rotterdam : See / hear, 2013. - 83 p. : ills. ; 33 cm. - (Betrayal Takes Two #1)
Photographs selected and arranged by René Daniels to revoke the art and music scene of Eindhoven during the 1970s and 1980s with its New York counterpart.

Spaces for Criticism : Shifts in Contemporary Art Discourses / edited by Thijs Lijster, Suzanne Milevska, Pascal Gielen, Ruth Sonderegger ; contributions by Jorinde Seijdel, Terre Thaemlitz, Ingrid Commandeur [ al.]. - Amsterdam : Valiz, 2015. - 270 p. ; 21 cm. - (Antennae Series No. 19)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Most recent discussions have revolved around the question ‘what is art criticism?'; this book wants to explore the question: ‘where is art criticism?'. It wants to explore new ways and new spaces where art critics might interact with publics, works of art, artists and scholars. This book suggests criticism has shifted to different places and different stages: it concerns a ‘displacement', not only with regard to media (from journalism to blogs, catalogues, etc.), but also a displacement in the geographical and institutional sense.

Fashioning Value - Undressing Ornament / by Femke de Vries. - Eindhoven : Onomatopee, 2015. - 60 p. : ills. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
By looking at fashion through the paradigmatic changes of ornament this essay offers critical insights into today's design realm and future scenarios. Focusing on contemporary fashion as a system of value production it reflects on the position of fashion within today's experience economy, and its effect on products, makers and users. By considering the evolution of ornament and its layered character, and by examining relevant reflections from various sources and contexts ranging from Adolf Loos to Michel de Certeau, this text describes the impact of the contemporary value-ornament on today's makers and users, revealing potential for future alternatives.

Design for the Good Society : Utrecht Manifest 2005-2015 / editors Max Bruinsma, Ida van Zijl ; texts by Alison Clark, Ed van Hinte, Willem van Weelden [ al.]. ; essays by Victor Margolin, Alfredo Brillembourg, Alastair Fuad-Luke [ al.]- Rotterdam : nai010 publishers, 2015. - 186 p. : ills. ; 30 cm
Includes biographies and index.
'Design for the Good Society. Utrecht Manifest 2005-2015' marks the conclusion of five editions of the Utrecht Manifest, the biennial event dedicated to the social aspects of design. It also outlines an agenda for the future on the basis of those biennials. One of the éminences grises when it comes to thinking about social design, Victor Margolin, investigates how design is linked with power, economic development and social debate. In interviews with the architect duo Brillembourg/Klumpner, design activist Alastair Fuad-Luke and philosopher of technology Pieter Paul Verbeek, the theory of social design is held up against the often intractable practice.

Metamoderniteit voor beginners : Filosofische memo's voor het nieuwe millennium / door Lieven De Cauter. - Nijmegen : Uitgeverij Vantilt, 2015. - 256 p. ; 21 cm. - (Kristalpaleis reeks)
Bevat bibliografie.
‘Zijn we uit de geschiedenis aan het vallen?' Deze onmogelijke vraag ligt ten grondslag aan deze teksten, die zijn geschreven in de schaduw van de klimaatcatastrofe. De Cauter construeert een futurologie van het heden in memoranda voor de eenentwintigste eeuw: het nieuwe millennium voor eeuwige beginners. Dit boek wil een toegankelijke inleiding zijn op het heden. Niet alleen voor studenten, maar voor allen die geïnteresseerd zijn om ons verwarrend en donker tijdperk te begrijpen. Metamoderniteit voor beginners biedt een dwarsdoorsnede van onze tijd: een moderniteit voorbij de moderniteit. Vandaar: ‘metamoderniteit'.