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The Minor Gesture

Artist/Author: Erin Manning | Reference: P4127 | ISBN: 978-0822361213 | Type: Publication

Manning extends her previous inquiries into the politics of movement to the concept of the minor gesture.

Text-Sound Texts

Artist/Author: Richard Kostelanetz | Reference: P3944 | ISBN: 978-0688036164 | Type: Publication

Anthology of scores, scripts, instructions, diagrams and documentation of art works that are meant to be heard. 

Infinite Record: Archive, Memory, Performance

Editor: Karmenlara Ely, Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann | Reference: P3791 | ISBN: 978-1936767410 | Type: Publication

Documents an international artistic research project initiated by Norwegian Theatre Academy/Østfold University College. 

Ways to Wander the Gallery

Editor: Clare Qualmann, Claire Hind | Reference: P3764 | ISBN: 978-1911193517 | Type: Publication

25 intriguing ideas for different ways to walk in and beyond an art gallery – for gallery-goers, walkers, performance artists, students and academics.

Management of Art Galleries

Artist/Author: Magnus Resch | Reference: P3740 | ISBN: 978-0714877754 | Type: Publication

Based on the results of an anonymous survey sent to more than 8,000 galleries in the US, UK, and Germany, this is an insightful examination of the business of selling art.

A Dog Named Jimmy: The Social Media Sensation

Artist/Author: Rafael Mantesso | Reference: P3702 | ISBN: 978-0525429623 | Type: Publication

A definitive selection of new and classic images of Jimmy, which includes the backstory of how the two became such great collaborators.

The Exform

Artist/Author: Nicolas Bourriaud | Reference: P3729 | ISBN: 9781784783808 | Type: Publication

Tackles the excluded, the disposable and the nature of waste by looking to the future of art—the exform.

You ought not to be obsessed with the idea you have to intervene on every subject at every moment

Artist/Author: Pia Brezavšček, Saška Rakef Perko | Reference: A0830 | Type: Article

Interview with Jacques Rancière.

Stanley Picker Gallery postcards

Reference: P3476 | Type: Publication

Postcards made on the occasion of the gallery's 20th birthday.

Le cas Pavlenski: La politique comme art

Artist/Author: Piotr Pavlenski | Reference: P3430 | ISBN: 979-1095454069 | Type: Publication

Includes interviews, dialogues and critical writing on art and politics. In French.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Against The Romance Of Community

Artist/Author: Miranda Joseph | Reference: P3325 | ISBN: 978-0816637966 | Type: Publication

Explores sites where the ideal of community relentlessly recurs, from debates over art and culture in the popular media, to the discourses and practices of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations, to contemporary narratives of economic transformation or “globalization.” 

Pam Patterson archive

Artist/Author: Pam Patterson | Reference: D2271 | Type: DVD

Images from solo and performances made as part of Artifacts.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

cleaning up after capitalism

Artist/Author: the vacuum cleaner | Reference: D2266 | Type: DVD

Eight short videos from 2003. Includes: Whirl-Mart, Virgin on the Ridiculous, Prayers to Products, Cleaning the MCA, Taking 'Back' Action, UK Stop Shopping Tour, Re-Call Cup Fault, Cleaning Wall St

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy

Artist/Author: The Swarm | Reference: D2273 | Type: DVD

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest Issue 4

Editor: Mark Herbst, Robby Herbst, Cara Baldwin, Ryan Griffith, Christina Ulke | Reference: P3282 | Type: Publication

Volume 1, Issue 4.

Part of the Library of Performing Rights (LPR) (P3041).

 

The Yes of the No

Artist/Author: Emma Cocker | Reference: P3172 | ISBN: 978-1899926022 | Type: Publication

Existing in the space between imaginative proposition and a call to action, the book is an assemblage of provocations, proposals and potential ways of operating
 — ranging from navigating the city and inhabiting the margins to errant acts of reading; from preparing for the unexpected 
to learning how to ‘not know’, from minor acts of singular sedition to collective expressions of an insurgent ‘we’.

Joined Forces: Audience Participation in Theatre

Editor: Anna R. Burzyńska | Reference: P3165 | ISBN: 978-3-89581-427-3 | Type: Publication

Four interviews and ten essays, case studies, manifestos and anti-manifestos by theatre makers, curators, critics, and scholars, presenting various examples of audience participation in theatre and linking them to problems of participation in democracy and to socially engaged art.

Maternal Metaphors

Editor: Myrel Chernick | Reference: P3034 | ISBN: 978-1599711799 | Type: Publication

Exhibition catalogue: The Rochester Contemporary, 30/4-23/5 2004. Includes reproductions of artwork, critical essays and fiction. 

Part of Live Art and Motherhood: A Study Room Guide on Live Art and the Maternal (P3025).

Guy Debord and the Situationist International: Texts and Documents

Editor: Tom Mcdonough | Reference: P2880 | ISBN: 978-0262633000 | Type: Publication

A revised and expanded version of a special issue of the journal October (Winter 1997) that was devoted to the work of the Situationist International (SI). The first section of the issue contained previously unpublished critical texts, and the second section contained translations of primary texts that had previously been unavailable in English. 

Every Woman

Artist/Author: Narcissister | Digital Reference: EF5188 | Type: Digital File

Video.

While spinning her naked, masked body on a stage to Chaka Khan’s famous anthem, Narcissister redresses herself from clothing she pulls out of various bodily orifices. 

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Black Artists in British Art: A History since the 1950s

Artist/Author: Eddie Chambers | Reference: P2846 | ISBN: 978-1780762722 | Type: Publication

Beginning with discussions of the pioneering generation of artists such as Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Frank Bowling, Chambers candidly discusses the problems and progression of several generations, including contemporary artists such as Steve McQueen, Chris Ofili and Yinka Shonibare. 

Weathering the Storm documentation

Digital Reference: EF5180 | Type: Digital File

Documentation from the LAUK Gathering, at Watershed, Bristol on 12 February 2015. The Gathering considered the idea of the Storm as a metaphor for change.

Dada in Paris

Artist/Author: Michel Sanouillet | Reference: P2799 | ISBN: 978-0262518215 | Type: Publication

Published in France in 1965, the book reintroduced the Dada movement to a public that had largely ignored or forgotten it. More than forty years later, it remains both the unavoidable starting point and the essential reference for anyone interested in Dada or the early-twentieth century avant-garde. Translated by Sharmila Ganguly.

Escandalario: los artistas y la distribución del arte

Artist/Author: Mónica Mayer | Reference: P2773 | ISBN: 9709384910, 9789709384918 | Type: Publication

Escandalario was the failed dream of an art gallery. The author revives the name in a book that critically reviews the involvement of artists in México in 3 basic economic activities of the free-market system: production; distribution and consumption of art. Contains a very helpful bibliography on the subject.

Limitless: Contemporary Art in Mexico City 2000-2010

Artist/Author: Edgar Alejandro Hernández, Inbal Miller | Reference: P2759 | ISBN: 978-607-8295-09-8 | Type: Publication

The book assembles the work of 136 different collectives and artists, both Mexican and foreign, who created some 200 works in Mexico City over the period of a decade. Texts: Cuauhtémoc Medina, Edgar Hernández, Inbal Miller, Patricia Sloane, Guillermo Santamarina. Bilingual edition.

Petro-Subjectivity: De-Industrializing Our Sense of Self

Artist/Author: Brett Bloom | Reference: P2768 | ISBN: 978-1-4951-5922-0 | Type: Publication

This book is an investigation of how the use of petroleum, in every aspect of our lives, limits our capacities to think about surviving climate breakdown, and how it shapes the things we do and inhibits our capacities to think future ways out of it. Pocket-size book. 

Interview with members of the initiative Direct Democracy in schools

Artist/Author: Branka Ćurčić | Reference: A0634 | Type: Article

A discussion dealing with the topics of art in the Croatian educational context. Interviewees Dijana Curkovic, Hrvoje Juric, Martina Kontosic, Andreja Kuluncic, Zdravko Popovic, Izvor Rukavina talk about their experiences of self-organisation in the field of institutional education and the role of art in education. 

From Intervention to Infrastructure

Artist/Author: ArtLeaks | Reference: A0625 | Type: Article

A conversation between the founders of Artleaks platform as an example of an organization of artistic workers struggling against exploitation, together with the limitations which such coming together into an association necessarily implies, from the difficulty of union organizing of the so-called creative workers to the lack of political force that would press for the transformation of social relations.

Experimental Eating

Artist/Author: Thomas Howells | Reference: P2718 | ISBN: 978-1908966407 | Type: Publication

The book encompasses unusual and cutting-edge foods, radical dining events, “kitchen laboratory” experiments, food sculptures and other documentation of the transient moments that make up this field of experimentation', as well as a study of the connections between dining, theatre and ritual, and a survey of recent research in science and technology, and how this may impact on how we make, eat and perceive food.

Staging Capital

Artist/Author: Andrew Haydon | Reference: A0624 | Type: Article

Take the Money and Run? a response to an event about ethics, funding and art

Artist/Author: Mary Paterson | Reference: P2692 | Type: Publication

Take The Money And Run? was an event about ethics, funding and art that took place at Toynbee Studios, London on January 29, 2015 – a day of presentations and discussion hosted by three organisations, Live Art Development Agency, Artsadmin, Home Live Art and produced in collaboration with Platform. This is Mary Paterson commissioned written response to the event.

Heart N Soul: Strategic Plan 2015-2018

Artist/Author: Heart N Soul | Reference: P2679 | Type: Publication

This publication outlines strategic plans for inclusive art practices.

Disagree. - a critical magazine on arts and society

Artist/Author: Disagree. Art assembly | Reference: P2682 | Type: Publication

The Disagree. magazine is a result of the cooperation between a changing group of artists, curators, and theoreticians operating fully independently.  They join forces under the name of the Disagree. Art assembly.  Those who write for the Disagree. magazine automatically become part of the editing team and thus of the assembly.  The editors of the first issue are Jeff Poak, Jean Gotthard, Harald Pogel, Nazim Besikci, Jana Tupivic, Anna Siegel.

Paying Artists – Securing a future for visual arts in the UK

Artist/Author: a-n The Artists Information Company | Reference: P2687 | Type: Publication

This report defines practical steps and frameworks for good practice of collaboration between visual artists, publicly-funded institutions, communities and audiences.

Encounters Beyond Text: Art Transforming Lives

Editor: Paul Heritage and Gary Stewart | Reference: P2691 | ISBN: 978-0956789938 | Type: Publication

Catalogue of a practice-based research project under the direction of Paul Heritage that aims to create a live and interactive exhibition illustrating and investigating how young people transform their worlds through the arts.

The Curator’s Handbook

Artist/Author: Adrian George | Reference: P2667 | ISBN: 978-0500239285 | Type: Publication

The essential practical handbook for all those involved in, or studying, the dynamic field of curating

Truth is Concrete A Handbook for Artistic Strategies in Real Politics

Editor: steirischer herbst & Florian Malzacher | Reference: P2651 | ISBN: 978-3-943365-84-9 | Type: Publication

This publication charts very different tactics and strategies, written by practitioners from all over the world, mapping the broad field of engaged art and artistic activism in our times. Essays by Stephen Duncombe & Steve Lambert, Alanna Lockward, Florian Malzacher, Chantal Mouffe, Gerald Raunig and Jonas Staal.

activism Ahmet Öğüt / The Silent University Andre Lepecki Andrea Fraser Andrew Boyd Andy Bichlbaum / The Yes Men Anna Jermolaeva Antanas Mockus art Artúr van Balen / Tools for Action Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius / raumlaborberlin Carl Hegemann Charles Esche Christine Gaigg Claire Tancons Collective Authorship concrete knowledge Corina L. Apostol / Artleaks Corrupt Tour Diedrich Diederichsen direct action Dmitry Vilensky / Chto Delat? Erdem Gunduz Federico Geller Florian Schneider Frank Apunkt Schneider / monochrom Gabriella Csoszó / FreeDoc Ganzeer Geert Lovink Gregory Sholette Guillermo Gómez-Peña / La Pocha Nostra Hans Haacke Hector Aristizábal Iconoclasistas Inna Shevchenko / Femen International Institute of Political Murder Irit Rogoff Isabelle Fremeaux Jacob Wren Janez Janša Janice Kerbel Jasmina Metwaly / Mosireen Collective Jean-Luc Moulène Jeudi Noir Jisun Kim Joana Mazza / Observatório de Favelas Joanna Warsza John Jordan Jonathan Allen Justin Hoffmann Kàddu Yaraax Kalle Lasn / Adbusters Katherine Ball Khaled Hourani Khaled Jarrar Kostis Stafylakis / Kavecs Krzysztof Wodiczko Kuba Szreder Lawrence Liang Leah Borromeo Leónidas Martín Lexxus Légal Liberate Tate Lucifer / Church of Kopimism Marina Grzinic Marina Naprushkina / Office for Anti-Propaganda Marina Vishmidt Matteo Lucchetti Michal Murin Mierle Laderman Ukeles Minerva Cuevas Mladen Stilinović Ned Rossiter Neil Cummings Neue Slowenische Kunst Noah Fischer Nuria Guell Occuprint Oliver Marchart Omer Krieger Philipp Ruch / Center for Political Beauty Public Movement Rabih Mroué Raivo Puusemp Reverend Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping Richard Reynolds Robyn Orlin Saki Bailey / Teatro Valle Salam Yousry and Slavoj Žižek Santiago Cirugeda / Recetas Urbanas Sérgio Miguel Franco / Pixadores Shared Inc. Sibylle Peters Srđa Popović / CANVAS Stefano Harney Stephen Wright Stevphen Shukaitis Susan Schuppli / Forensic Architecture Tania Bruguera The Haircut Before The Party The Institute for Human Activities the laboratory of insurrectionary imagination The Pinky Show the vacuum cleaner Thomas Meinecke Toma Sik Tomislav Medak Udi Aloni Ultra-red WochenKlausur Wu Yuren Yekaterina Samutsevich / Pussy Riot

Art and Labour : On consumption, laziness and less work

Artist/Author: Bojana Kunst | Reference: A0583 | Type: Article

Article analysing how art approaches and resists the capitalist appropriation of power and creation. 

Picture This – A Portrait of 25 Years of BP Sponsorship - See more at: http://platformlondon.org/p-p

Artist/Author: Kevin Smith, Jane Trowell | Reference: P2590 | ISBN: 978-0-9567365-7-4 | Type: Publication

In this publication, Platform draw together three compelling arguments for the withdrawal from BP-funding.

Lydia Lunch

Editor: V. Vale | Reference: P2503 | ISBN: 978-1889307381 | Type: Publication

A compilation of several interviews in which the artist discussses her personal history and some of the many creative collaborations.

Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties

Artist/Author: Teresa A. Carbone, Kellie Jones et al | Reference: P2444 | ISBN: 9781580933902 | Type: Publication

How 1960s African American artists and many of their sympathetic peers addressed the struggle for racial justice in powerful works of art is examined across a pivotal decade.

Unseen Mendieta: The Unpublished Works of Ana Mendieta

Artist/Author: Olga Viso | Reference: P2448 | ISBN: 9783791339665 | Type: Publication

Overview of 'unseen' works by Ana Mendieta

Riot

Artist/Author: Isaac Julien | Reference: P2445 | ISBN: 978-0870708879 | Type: Publication

An intellectual biography of artist and filmmaker Isaac Julien , looking at key moments in his career and discussing the influences that shaped them. Contributors: Cynthia Rose, Paul Gilroy, Kobena Mercer, B. Ruby Rich, bell hooks, Giuliana Bruno, Christine Van Assche, Laura Mulvey, Stuart Hall.

Falling Trees

Editor: Mika Elo, Marko Karo, Harri Laakso | Reference: P2173 | ISBN: 978-952-93-2038 | Type: Digital File

The exhibition presented in this catalogue was inspired by an unexpected incident. A tree fell on the Finnish Aalto Pavilion in 2011 and the exhibition had to be closed. What was originally an inconvenience became a source of inspiration for three curators from Finland. Falling Trees by Mika Elo, Marko Karo and Harri Laakso revisits this disruption of an art event and creates an opportunity to see art and nature differently.

The Red Stables Summer School

Editor: Sean O' Sullivan | Reference: P2160 | ISBN: 978-0-9554281-8-0 | Type: Publication