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File:The Long 1980s Constellations of Art Politics and Identities 2018.pdf

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The Long 1980s: Constellations of Art, Politics and Identities

"The Long 1980s considers the significance of the 1980s for culture and society today. It revisits this pivotal decade via a collection of microhistories from across Europe that span the fields of art, culture, and politics. Central to the stories in this book is the changing relationship between ideologies, governments, and their publics, the effects of which have come to shape the contemporary condition of Europe and beyond. Artists, writers, and activists were responding to and articulating these changes in myriad ways: in the streets, through words, images, objects, and actions. At the same time, new subjectivities were emerging at the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality, all voices that were demanding to be heard.

The publication is divided into four thematic chapters: 1. No Alternative? (on counter cultures, alternative forms of self-organization and art as activism); 2. Know Your Rights (on civil liberties, the rising planetary consciousness and new ecologies); 3. Processes of Identification (on anti-colonial positions and the drive for sexual and gender equality through culture); 4. New Order (on the far-reaching effects of the neoliberal regime and, finally, the significance of the year 1989). Comprising newly commissioned essays by leading thinkers alongside seventy case studies, including images and archival material published for the first time, this reader offers an invaluable and alternative reading of the recent past. A constellation of over seventy micro-histories, ranging from significant exhibitions or events to publications or key essays are presented across the four sections, spanning the different contexts out of which the research developed: Belgium, Catalonia, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the UK. These case studies are presented through a rich combination of archival material, reproductions or reprinted texts with introductions by curators, historians, and theorists."

Editors: Nick Aikens (Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven), Teresa Grandas (MACBA, Barcelona), Nav Haq (M HKA, Antwerp), Beatriz Herráez (independent curator, San Sebastián), and Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez (L'Internationale Online).

Contributors: Nick Aikens, Henry Andersen, Zdenka Badovinac, Barış Gençer Baykan, Cristina Cámara Bello, Hakim Bey, Manuel Borja-Villel, Rosi Braidotti, Boris Buden, Jesús Carrillo, Bojana Cvejić, Luc Deleu, Ayşe Düzkan, Diedrich Diederichsen, Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş, Corinne Diserens, Merve Elveren, Charles Esche, Marcelo Expósito, Božidar Flajšman, Annie Fletcher, Diana Franssen, June Givanni, Lisa Godson, Teresa Grandas, Nav Haq, Beatriz Herráez, Lubaina Himid, Lola Hinojosa, Antony Hudek, Tea Hvala, Gal Kirn, Neža Kogovšek Šalamon, Anders Kreuger, Elisabeth Lebovici, Rogelio López Cuenca, Geert Lovink, Amna Malik, Pablo Martínez, Lourdes Méndez, Aleš Mendiževec, Ana Mizerit, Alexei Monroe, Meriç Öner, Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Bojana Piškur, Marta Popivoda, Carlos Prieto del Campo, Pedro G. Romero, Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio, Igor Španjol, Chris Straetling, Luis Trindade, Erman Ata Uncu, Jelena Vesić, Mar Villaespesa, Vladimir Jerić Vlidi, and Ana Vujanović.

 Publisher Valiz, Amsterdam, with L'internationale, 2018
 ISBN 978-94-92095-49-7
 Open access (2024)
 416 pages
 PDF (115 mb)

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2024-04-11

File:Ludovico Alessandro Tactical Publishing Using Senses Software and Archives in the Twenty-First Century 2024.pdf

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Tactical Publishing: Using Senses, Software, and Archives in the Twenty-First Century

by Alessandro Ludovico

"How to level up to the next transformative phase of publishing—with a critical methodology that transcends the dichotomy of paper and digital media production.

Publishing is experiencing one of the most transformative phases in its history. In Tactical Publishing, a sequel to Post-Digital Print, Alessandro Ludovico explores the forces driving this historical phase, highlighting the tremendous opportunities it presents. Our task, he believes, is to develop an alternative publishing system that transcends the dichotomy between paper and digital media. He focuses first on the two activities on which publishing is premised—reading and writing (with an emphasis on writing machines and post-truth in the latter)—and then deconstructs the concept, proposing alternative strategies inspired by recent practices and unconventional uses of technology.

Ludovico shows how the radical and strategic use of print in the past can serve as the basis for our transition to the next phase of publishing. He argues that the new ecology of publishing should be based on three main elements: the stimulation of our senses, the role of software in forming the publishing infrastructure, and the importance of archives. During this transition from the current post-digital phase to the next phase, independent publishers and artists, as well as readers and machines, will enable new structures and actions that realize the potential of publishing and the preservation of content, thereby enriching social practices. The author also considers the crucial social role played by new forms of libraries, as artists and publishers shape the coming publishing world in its various manifestations. Combining analytical accounts of tactical strategies with examples from artworks and experimental practices, the book concludes with a manifesto for publishing in the twenty-first century and an appendix with a selection of one hundred publications representing the “periodic table” of future publishing."

 Foreword by Nick Montfort
 Publisher: The MIT Press
 Series: Leonardo
 Pub date: January 16, 2024
 Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND license
 ISBN: 9780262542050
 xii+324 pages
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2024-04-08

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Extra-curricular

edited by Jacob Lindgren

"Extra-curricular is a reader of texts on and around the topic of self-organized learning, curriculum, experiments, and alternatives in graphic design education. Occurring both within and separate from existing institutions, these other forms of learning and organization question how such learning takes place, for whom, and the ideologies inherent in existing models, among many other things. An (admittedly) incomplete inventory inspired by the widespread activity and educational turn (or shift) in the field, this book aims to serve as a point of departure for further discussion and experimentation."

With contributions from: Adam Cruickshank, Chris Lee, Decolonising Design, Diego Bustamante, Katharina Hetzeneder, & Ariadna Serrahima (Parallel School Cali), Elisabeth Klement & Laura Pappa (Signals from the Periphery), Esther McManus, Evening Class, Francisco Laranjo, Jack Henrie Fisher, James Langdon, Joe Potts (Southland Institute), Kristina Ketola Bore & João Doria (The Ventriloquist Summerschool), Leigh Mignogna & Frances Pharr (Recreating a Women’s School), Mark Owens, Robert Preusse, Till Wittwer, & Stefanie Rau (Parallel School Berlin/Brno), Sean Yendrys (A School, A Park), Silvio Lorusso, Sopie Demay & Clara Degay, Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey and David Reinfurt (The Serving Library), and Will Street (The Transparent School).

 Publisher Onomatopee, Eindhoven, 2018
 Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 License
 ISBN 978-94-91677-92-2
 340 pages
 PDF

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2024-04-01

File:Messe 2ok 1996.pdf

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Messe 2ok : ökonoMiese machen

Edited by / Herausgegeben von Alice Creischer, Dierk Schmidt, Andreas Siekmann

A reader from a fair for political initiatives and art groups, organised by Alice Creischer, Andreas Siekmann, Birger Huebel, Michaela Odinius and Dierk Schmidt. Took place parallel to Art Cologne 1995.

"Ein nahezu legendäres Buch im Großformat. Ein umfassendes Resümee zur politischen Diskussion autonomer Künstlergruppierung der 90er. Die Schwerpunktthemen sind:
Autonomie, Sponsoring, Stadtplanung und Ökonomie.
Die Messe 2ok war ein selbstorganisiertes und selbstfinanziertes Treffen von ca. 30 Gruppierungen aus dem Kunst-, Polit-, und Musikbereich aus der BRD, den Niederlanden, Dänemark, Italien, Ungarn, Österreich und der Schweiz parallel zur Art Cologne im November 1995.

Inhaltliche Schwerpunkte sind . . .

der politische Anspruch von nichtinstitutioneller Organisationsarbeit, deren Entscheidungsprozesse und deren ökonomische und politische Konsequenzen. Daran schließt sich eine ausführliche Behandlung des Themas Sponsoring an. Im Reader werden, neben zahlreichen Recherchen, Quellenmaterial und einer kritischen Bestandsaufnahme des bisherigen Standes der Diskussion in der Feuilletons (in denen Sponsoring seit dem vergangenen Jahr zum bevorzugten Thema avanciert), Vertragsentwürfe und die Diskussion von Strategien gegenüber Finanzierungsangeboten von politisch fragwürdigen Firmen (z.B. Siemens) vorgestellt.

und weiterhin: . . .

Autonomie: der Abgleich zwischen künstlerischen und politischen Autonomieverständnis Stadtplanung: der öffentliche Raum als privatwirtschaftliche Disposition: Strategien, Gegen-Projekte Ökonomie: kritische Diskussion der Paradigmen der politischen Ökonomie bzgl. der Aktualität der repressiven wirtschaftlichen Machtverhältnisse: Waren-, Geld-, Tausch- und Vermittlungsproblematik.

Der Reader bietet mit Beiträgen von über 20 AutorInnen einen umfassenden Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der politische Diskussion im Kunstbereich, den damaligen Strategien und dem daraus resultierenden Selbstverständnis autonomer künstlerischer Gruppierungen. Der Reader enthält Projektbeschreibungen, Interviews, Diskussionen, Aufsätze und Essays und vielfältige Materialien zu den einzelnen Themenschwerpunkten. Er enthält zahlreiche Abbildungen und gehört mit seinem bemerkenswerten Layout zu den diesbezüglichen Highlights der 90er Jahre." [1]

 permanent press verlag, Köln / Berlin, 1996
 ISBN 3-931184-02-1
 Language: German
 120 Seiten, A3
 PDF (382 mb)
 1990s Cologne

2024-03-28

File:The Constituent Museum Constellations of Knowledge Politics and Mediation 2018.pdf

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The Constituent Museum. Constellations of Knowledge, Politics and Mediation

"What would happen if museums put relationships at the centre of their operations? This question inspires this publication, which offers a diverse, rigorous, and experimental analysis of what is commonly known as education, mediation or interpretation within museum institutions. It regards the visitor not as a passive receiver of predefined content, but as an active member of a constituent body, whom it facilitates, provokes, inspires and learns from. Moving beyond the practice of mediation as such, the publication situates constituent practices of collaboration and co-production within the existing social-political (neoliberal) context. It does this to reimagine and affect both the physical and organizational structures of museums and galleries.

Understanding the challenges of a constituent practice in an integral, interdisciplinary manner is what this publication aspires to. This is explored by placing the museum's constituents – museum professionals, active audience/co-curator, local and political agencies, operational structures and contexts – at the centre of the museum organization and looking at how their positions in society start to shift and change.

Issues that are addressed: ownership and power dynamics, collective pedagogy, pedagogy of encounter, collaboration, assent, dissent and consent, co-labour and co-curation (economies of exchange), precarity, and working with interns, archives and how to activate them, broadcasting, digital cultivation, crowdsourcing, and many other topics."

Editors: John Byrne (Lead Editor, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool), Elinor Morgan (MIMA, Middlesbrough), November Paynter (MOCA, Toronto), Aida Sánchez de Serdio (UOC, Barcelona), and Adela Železnik (MG+msum, Ljubljana).

Contributors: Azra Akšamija, Alberto Altés Arlandis, Burak Arikan, James Beighton, Manuel Borja-Villel, Sara Buraya, John Byrne, Jesús Carrillo, Alejandro Cevallos Narváez, Céline Condorelli, Sean Dockray, Özge Ersoy, Carmen Esbrí, Oriol Fontdevila, Amy Franceschini, Janna Graham, Nav Haq, Yaiza Hernández Velázquez, Emily Hesse, John Hill, Alistair Hudson, Adelita Husni-Bey, Kristine Khouri, Nora Landkammer, Maria Lind, Isabell Lorey, Francis McKee, Elinor Morgan, Paula Moliner, November Paynter, Manuela Pedrón Nicolau, Elliot Perkins, Bojana Piškur, Tjaša Pogačar Podgornik, Alan Quireyns, RedCSur, Rasha Salti, Francesco Salvini / pantxo ramas, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo, Aida Sánchez de Serdio, Somateca, Igor Španjol, Nora Sternfeld, Subtramas, Tiziana Terranova, Piet Van Hecke, Onur Yıldız, and Adela Železnik.

 Published by Valiz, Amsterdam, with L'internationale, 2018
 ISBN 978-94-92095-42-8
 Open access (2024)
 384 pages
 PDF

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2024-03-23

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