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Permanent Revolution: Art in Ukraine, the 20th to the Early 21st Century

by Alisa Lozhkina (Аліса Ложкіна)

"Written by a leading Ukrainian curator and art critic, this book is an attempt to draw the history of the development of visual art practices in Ukraine, from the birth of modernism to the present day, into a cohesive narrative. Particular emphasis is given to the period since independence. How has the language of art changed over the last century and a half? What role has turbulence played in this process as Ukraine has undergone a series of transformations from its provincial status on the edge of the Russian Empire, through the difficult stage of building socialism, all the way to achieving independence, the Orange Revolution, the Revolution of Dignity, and the coming challenges of its most recent history? This analysis offers a brief overview of the main events and phenomena in Ukrainian art, as well as a variety of illustrative material from dozens of museum and private collections, and the archives of artists and their families.

This publication was made possible thanks to a grant from the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation (UCF) as a continuation of a 2019 project. Then, the support of the Zenko Foundation and the UCF made possible the publication of a Ukrainian-language version of this book with the publisher ArtHuss, as well as a French translation and publication of the manuscript with the publisher Nouvelles Éditions Place. Special gratitude is due to the head of the Zenko Foundation, Zenko Aftanaziv, as well as the project’s producer, Karina Kachurovska."

Reviews: Milbach (Rev études slaves), Kilesso Contant (Slovo).

 Ukrainian edition
 Permanentna revolyutsiya: Mistetstvo Ukrayini HH – poch. HHI st.
 Перманентна революція: Мистецтво України ХХ – поч. ХХІ ст.
 Published by ArtHuss, Kyiv, 2019
 ISBN 978-617-7799-06-0
 543 pages
 English edition
 Published by ArtHuss, Kyiv, 2020
 Translated by Nathan Jeffers
 ISBN: 978-617-7799-77-0
 543 pages
 Open access
 French edition
 Une révolution permanente: l'art ukrainien contemporain et ses racines 1880-2020
 Published by Nouvelles éditions Place, Paris, 2020
 Translated by Igor Sokologorsky
 ISBN: 978-2-37628-059-0
 381 pages

Publisher (EN). Publisher (UA). Publisher (FR). Author (UA). Author (FR).

 Ukraine  Art history


File:Fabus Palo Svoboda Lubos Prednaska o vznikavosti 2017.pdf

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Přednáška o vznikavosti

by Palo Fabuš with Luboš Svoboda

"Vnímáme čas a prostor spolu nebo odděleně? Na pokraji digitální doby nás Palo Fabuš přirovnává k světelnému paprsku plynoucímu časoprostorem, abychom se našli ve „vznikavém prostředí“. Vyvstává tak před námi poetická alternativa k současnému imperativu kreativity. Vedle svých dosavadních prací umělecké a kulturní kritiky autor otevírá novou kapitolu filosofie tvorby."

Kniha O vznikavosti završila cyklus čtyř přednášek Pala Fabuše přerývaných poezií Luboše Svobody.

 Lačnit Press, Prague, 2017
 50 pages 



File:Call it Something Else Something Else Press Inc 1963-1974 2023.pdf

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Call it Something Else
Something Else Press, Inc. (1963-1974)

"The publication accompanying the same-titled exhibition encompasses the research conducted by curators Alice Centamore and Christian Xatrec around Dick Higgins’s editorial project Something Else Press, which also operated as a gallery from 1966 onwards. The publishing house was founded at the height of the “linguistic turn”, a pivotal moment in 1960s art as artists began to use language and texts as a material for their aesthetic endeavours. Its unwavering aim was to take in the burgeoning creative experiments of composers, dancers, writers and artists of every stripe (many of whom were part of Higgins’s circle) and to give their ephemeral work the support needed to project it towards the future.

The essays included here explore the length and breadth of Dick Higgins’s project, the publisher, the gallery and the concept of “intermedia”, which he coined to define the heterogeneous forms that challenged all categories and tallied with the mould of “something else”."

With texts by Alice Centamore, Johanna Gosse, Danielle Johnson, Trevor Stark, Christian Xatrec.

 edited by the Editorial Activities Department of Museo Reina Sofía
 Published by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2023
 ISBN: 978-84-8026-648-2
 16,8 x 23 cm
 260 pages
 Creative Commons BY-NC-ND License
 Spanish edition
 Llámalo de otra manera. Something Else Press, Inc. (1963-1974)
 Published by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2023
 ISBN: 978-84-8026-647-5
 276 pages

Exhibition. Publisher.

 Fluxus  Artists' publishing


File:Lorusso Silvio What Design Cant Do Essays on Design and Disillusion 2023.pdf

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What Design Can't Do
Essays on Design and Disillusion

by Silvio Lorusso

"Design is broken. Young and not-so-young designers are becoming increasingly aware of this. Many feel impotent: they were told they had the tools to make the world a better place, but instead the world takes its toll on them. Beyond a haze of hype and bold claims lies a barren land of self-doubt and impostor syndrome. Although these ‘feels’ might be the Millennial norm, design culture reinforces them. In conferences we learn that “with great power comes great responsibility” but, when it comes to real-life clients, all they ask is to “make the logo bigger.”

This book probes the disillusionment that permeates design. It tackles the deskilling effects provoked by digital semi-automation, the instances of ornamental politics fashioned to please the museum-educational complex, the nebulous promises of design schools. While reviving historical expressions of disenchantment, Silvio Lorusso examines present-day memes and social media rants. To depict this disheartening crisis, he crafts a new critical vocabulary for readers to build upon. What this exposé reveals is both worrying and refreshing: rather than producing a meaningful order, design might be just about inhabiting chaos.

What was once a promising field rooted in problem-solving has become a problem in itself. The skill set of designers appears shaky and insubstantial – their expertise is received with indifference, their know-how is trivialised by online services, their work is compromised by a series of unruly external factors. If you see yourself as a designer without qualities; if you feel cheated, disappointed or betrayed by design, this book is for you."

 Published by Set Margins' #26, Eindhoven, Oct 2023
 Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
 ISBN 978-90-833501-3-4
 352 pages

Author. Publisher. Source.


File:Volcano Del LaGrace Halberstam Judith Jack The Drag King Book 1999.pdf

The Drag King Book
Author Judith "Jack" Halberstam, Del LaGrace Volcano (photography)
Language English
Publisher Serpent's Tail
Date August 1999
Pages 160
ISBN 1852426071, 978-1852426071
E-book PDF
The Drag King Book

by Judith "Jack" Halberstam, Del LaGrace Volcano (photography)

"The book profiles many different performers, among them San Francisco's larger-than-life Elvis Herselvis and New York's mackdaddy Dred, and presents interviews with drag kings alongside descriptions and analyses of actual shows. Lavishly illustrated with over 100 pictures by transgender photographer Del LaGrace Volcano, The Drag King Book is a striking testament to the multiple forms of gender variance today."

"It is impossible to separate my personal relationship with facial hair from my hermstory with the Drag King scene that erupted in London and around the globe in the mid 1990s. The thought of coming out as a bearded lesbian was terrifying and it was only when I hooked up with Simo Maronati that I found the courage to let it all hang out, consequences be damned! I was also due to compete in the first Drag King contest ever at the London Lesbian & Gay Film festival during the spring of 1996. I thought that possibly having a beard of my own might give me a much needed edge....since I was well aware that I did not possess an iota of 'authentic' masculinity. As it happened I was the biggest loser. My leather daddy stripper persona was a bit too genderqueer in an era where ‘realness’ was the currency. But from that one event a new queer time and place began that included Drag King clubs, lots of mainstream press, including a faux exhibition of my work on Sex & The City and a free trip through the Channel Tunnel to Paris for a gaggle of Drag Kings. The biggest bonus by far though was that Judith Jack Halberstam, (an academic already writing about Female Masculinity and one of the contest judges) and I became friends and went on to produce THE DRAG KING BOOK together over the next five years.

Now that more than twenty years have passed a new generation of Kings are in the spot light, although they are still given far less space than there sister Drag Queens. Many of the Kings I photographed in the 90s now live their lives as men or trans after finding the performance of masculinity a better fit than the options they had been living. As for myself, I continue to believe that dis-obedience, dis-ruption and defiance of gender norms and ALL norms are the cornerstones of queer cultural production." (Volcano Del LaGrace)