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See detailApplied Directional Statistics : Modern Methods and Case Studies
Ley, Christophe UL; Verdebout, Thomas

Book published by Chapman and Hall/CRC (2019)

This book collects important advances in methodology and data analysis for directional statistics. It is the companion book of the more theoretical treatment presented in Modern Directional Statistics ... [more ▼]

This book collects important advances in methodology and data analysis for directional statistics. It is the companion book of the more theoretical treatment presented in Modern Directional Statistics (CRC Press, 2017). The field of directional statistics has received a lot of attention due to demands from disciplines such as life sciences or machine learning, the availability of massive data sets requiring adapted statistical techniques, and technological advances. This book covers important progress in bioinformatics, biology, astrophysics, oceanography, environmental sciences, earth sciences, machine learning and social sciences. [less ▲]

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See detailModern Directional Statistics
Ley, Christophe UL; Verdebout, Thomas

Book published by Chapman and Hall/CRC (2017)

Modern Directional Statistics collects important advances in methodology and theory for directional statistics over the last two decades. It provides a detailed overview and analysis of recent results ... [more ▼]

Modern Directional Statistics collects important advances in methodology and theory for directional statistics over the last two decades. It provides a detailed overview and analysis of recent results that can help both researchers and practitioners. Knowledge of multivariate statistics eases the reading but is not mandatory. The field of directional statistics has received a lot of attention over the past two decades, due to new demands from domains such as life sciences or machine learning, to the availability of massive data sets requiring adapted statistical techniques, and to technological advances. This book covers important progresses in distribution theory, high-dimensional statistics, kernel density estimation, efficient inference on directional supports, and computational and graphical methods. [less ▲]

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See detailWarum Europa eine Republik werden muss!
Guérot, Ulrike; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Dietz Verlag (2016)

Es ist Zeit, Europa neu zu denken. Weg mit der Brüsseler Trilogie aus Rat, Kommission und Parlament! Die Nationalstaaten pervertieren die europäische Idee und spielen Europas Bürger gegeneinander aus ... [more ▼]

Es ist Zeit, Europa neu zu denken. Weg mit der Brüsseler Trilogie aus Rat, Kommission und Parlament! Die Nationalstaaten pervertieren die europäische Idee und spielen Europas Bürger gegeneinander aus. Europa muss aber heißen: Alle europäischen Bürger haben gleiche politische Rechte. Vernetzt die europäischen Regionen! Schafft ein gemeinsames republikanisches Dach! Wählt einen europäischen Parlamentarismus, der dem Grundsatz der Gewaltenteilung genügt! Dieser Text ist ein utopisches Experiment. 'Res publica' bedeutet Gemeinwohl - daran fehlt es in der EU heute am meisten. Die Idee der Republik ist von Aristoteles bis Kant das normale Verfassungsprinzip für politische Gemeinwesen. Wenden wir es doch einmal auf Europa an. Bauen wir Europa neu, damit sich die Geschichte der Nationalismen nicht wiederholt. Damit Europa in der Welt von morgen nicht untergeht, sondern zur Avantgarde auf dem Weg in eine Weltbürgerunion wird. [less ▲]

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See detailQuality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS: Effects of illness perception and coping strategies
Catunda, Carolina UL; Seidl, Eliane Maria Fleury; Lemetayer, Fabienne

in Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa (2016), 32

This study aims to investigate the quality of life (QOL) predictors of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), from the perspective of Leventhal’s Self-Regulation Model, in which the influence of the illness ... [more ▼]

This study aims to investigate the quality of life (QOL) predictors of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), from the perspective of Leventhal’s Self-Regulation Model, in which the influence of the illness perception on QOL is mediated by coping strategies. Ninety-five PLWHA answered to the instruments Brief IPQ, Brief Cope and WHOQOL-HIV BREF concerning, respectively, illness perception, coping strategies and QOL. The results indicate that illness perception has direct and indirect effects in QOL, mediated by coping strategies. The more HIV is perceived as threatening, the worse is the perception of QOL of PLWHA; however, the increased use of acceptance, distraction and instrumental support coping strategies and the less use of behavioral disengagement and positive reinterpretation could mitigate this negative effect. [less ▲]

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See detailQualidade de vida de pessoas vivendo com HIV/aids: efeitos da percepção da doença e de estratégias de enfrentamento.
Catunda, Carolina UL; Seidl, Eliane Maria Fleury; Lemetayer, Fabienne

in Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa (2016), 32

A pesquisa objetivou investigar preditores da qualidade de vida (QV) de pessoas vivendo com HIV/aids (PVHA), baseada no modelo de autorregulação de Leventhal, no qual a influência da percepção da doença ... [more ▼]

A pesquisa objetivou investigar preditores da qualidade de vida (QV) de pessoas vivendo com HIV/aids (PVHA), baseada no modelo de autorregulação de Leventhal, no qual a influência da percepção da doença na QV é mediada por estratégias de enfrentamento. Foram 95 PVHA a responder aos instrumentos Brief IPQ, Brief Cope e WHOQOL-HIV Bref relativos, respectivamente, à percepção da doença, estratégias de enfrentamento e QV. Os resultados indicaram que a percepção da doença teve efeito direto e indireto na QV, mediado por estratégias de enfrentamento. Maior percepção de ameaça da doença associou-se à pior QV percebida; porém, o uso mais frequente das estratégias aceitação, distração e suporte instrumental e a menor utilização de desengajamento comportamental e de reinterpretação positiva amenizaram esse efeito negativo. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of HIV Perception on the on the Quality of Life of People Living with HIV - Mediation Effects of Flexible and Tenacious Goal Pursuit
Catunda, Carolina UL; Seidl, Eliane Maria Fleury; Lemetayer, Fabienne

in Psychology, Health & Medicine (2016), 22

Medical advances contribute to raise life expectancy of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). However, they still face challenges related to the disease, thus, quality of life (QOL) became a priority on ... [more ▼]

Medical advances contribute to raise life expectancy of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). However, they still face challenges related to the disease, thus, quality of life (QOL) became a priority on the field. The self-regulatory model (SRM) guided this study. Illness perceptions (IP) are the beliefs, cognitions, representations of a disease, impacting PLHIV coping strategies and QOL. Tenacious goal pursuit (TGP) is the pursuit of goals with determination, flexible goal adjustment (FGA) is doing it with flexibility, disengaging if necessary, they can both be considered as coping strategies. This study aims to measure the impact of HIV Perception in the QOL of PLHIV mediated by the TGP and FGA. Data was collected from 196 PLHIV with the WHOQOL-HIV Bref, the Brief-IPQ and the FGA and TGP scales. Structural equation model provided a good fit consistent with the theoretical SRM. IP, TGP and FGA had direct effects on the QOL of PLHIV. IP had also an indirect effect (partially mediated by TGP/FGA), suggesting that TGP/FGA reduce the impact of a threatening IP in the QOL. Goal oriented interventions should focus in the HIV perception of PLHIV to ameliorate their QOL [less ▲]

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See detailRear Views, a Star-Forming Nebula, And The Office Of Foreign Propaganda: The Works Of Taryn Simon
Baker, Simon; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Tate Publishing (2015)

"Born in New York in 1975, Taryn Simon is at the forefront of contemporary photography practice. Her artistic medium is based around three equal elements: photography, text, and graphic design, which ... [more ▼]

"Born in New York in 1975, Taryn Simon is at the forefront of contemporary photography practice. Her artistic medium is based around three equal elements: photography, text, and graphic design, which combined investigate the limitations of absolute understanding, examining the gaps between each element and how this can lead to disorientation and ambiguity. Simon's work ranges in focus and scope from a series of examinations of legal function specific to the United States: The Innocents, An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, and Contraband; to a four-year examination of politics, history and individual agency on a global scale: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters; to works based on obscure and little-known stories and archives, addressing the nature of the production and circulation of knowledge: Black Square and The Picture Collection. Committed but never limited to these concerns, Simon's work has established her as a pre-eminent exponent of a practice that engages equally with issues of pressing importance in the modern world, and with the politics of representation. Published in close collaboration with the artist, this publication is the first to draw together Taryn Simon's diverse and complex range of projects, produced since 2002. With new and published essays by amongst others Salman Rushdie, Homi Bhabha, Daniel Baumann, Tim Griffin, Tina Kuklieski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Elisabeth Sussman. With an introduction by Simon Baker, Curator of Photography at Tate Modern."--Tate Publishing. [less ▲]

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See detailWhen We Share More Than Ever
Schulze, Sabine; Ruelfs, Esther; Gruber, Teresa et al

Book published by Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg (2015)

6th Triennial of Photography, MK&G Hamburg When we share more than everThe show “When We Share More Than Ever” consists of 246 works. It is the very nature of sharing in the digital age that (most) visual ... [more ▼]

6th Triennial of Photography, MK&G Hamburg When we share more than everThe show “When We Share More Than Ever” consists of 246 works. It is the very nature of sharing in the digital age that (most) visual information is treated horizontally: democratically not in the sense of a philosophical prerogative, but rather a form of free-to-choose availability that is – at least partially – neutrally presented. This form of neutrality is based on a supposed pragmatic objectivity. Just think about Google Image Search. If I can have it at my fingertip, I am the one to make the decision. With the aforementioned in mind, we have created a central-access exhibition layout, which takes as a primary motif the ambition of the inventory. From all that we have heard, been told, seen and experienced, the show and its meta-narrative is dealing with (and producing) different forms and formats of the archival. Even the (forthcoming) blog functions as an archive. Producing a (spatial) inventory of all works (which you will find in this document), we have studied each “sharing”-cluster, investigating size against content and vice versa. The central driving force of our investigation is considering the huge number of works on show, the archival nature of the collection, and the meta-context of the Triennial as a form of Future Archive. Hence, our proposal for the show is dealing with the inherent relationship between art and trade, which – especially at the Museum für Kunst & Gewerbe – has, historically, been a major focal point. The exhibition design interrogates the role, function, and contextualization of an individual work within a cluster and the show at large. Moreover, it interrogates the relationship between different works as well as the role and position of the artist(s). In an exhibition format that attempts to unite 13 institutions (+ 38 satellite shows) within a content framework dealing with a specific form of production and output, photography and film, this underlying narrative of the archival becomes even more relevant. The exhibition design works around a single concept of hanging, which is horizontally organized around a 1,2m baseline. This form of organization produces a fixed horizontal datum. It further means that each work has to negotiate as well as that is has to be negotiated – it produces an archival show in its purest form. All physical elements and objects to be built react to the very same datum and are cut off vertically at the horizontal datum. This form of vertical and horizontal display allows for a no-nonsense inventory that formulates a framework for a virtual-era Neue Sachlichkeit. As part of our design, we would like to propose to go even a step further and remove any physically present information about artist(s) and work(s). Each individual work on the wall (or in space) would simply be allocated with a number, underlining the intrinsic relationship between spatial installation and the printed matter guide, which will act as a deciphering manual for the entire exhibition. The setting up of such scaffold and borderlines is crucial as each individual member of the audience to the project needs to take a position. Taking a position always has consequences. Only when a border is acknowledged, understood and recognised it can be broken, transgressed or (mis)used. By deliberately producing such agonistic field of (productive) encounters, the design aims to nurture and exploit notions of misunderstanding(s) and a pro-active outlook on the value of failure as the starting point of all forms of experiment. We understand the design of the show to act both as an act of enabling (facilitating consensus), as well as an act of disabling (exploiting dissensus). Invited Artists: Laia Abril, Ai Weiwei, Regula Bochsler, Natalie Bookchin, Heman Chong, Aurélien Froment, David Horvitz, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, Taryn Simon, Jens Sundheim, Penelope Umbrico. From the Photography and New Media Collection of the MKG: Fratelli Alinari, Hanns-Jörg Anders, Nobuyoshi Araki, Francis Bedford, Félix Bonfils, Adolphe Braun, Natascha A. Brunswick, Atelier d’Ora-Benda, Minya Diez-Dührkoop, Rudolf Dührkoop, Harold E. Edgerton, Tsuneo Enari, Andreas Feininger, Johann Hamann, Theodor und Oscar Hofmeister, Thomas Höpker, Lotte Jacobi, Gertrude Käsebier, Kaku Kurita, Atelier Manassé, Hansi Müller-Schorp, Eadweard Muybridge, Arnold Newman, Terry Richardson, Max Scheler, Hildi Schmidt-Heins, Hiromi Tsuchida, Carl Strüwe, Léon Vidal, and more. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat’s Next?
Meyer, Torsten; Kolb, Gila; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Kopaed (2015)

Die Welt ist im Wandel und mit ihr die Kunst. Was ist die nächste Kunst? Welche Themen werden künftig wichtig? Welche Formen, Methoden, Verfahrensweisen und Praktiken setzen sich durch? Welche Folgen hat ... [more ▼]

Die Welt ist im Wandel und mit ihr die Kunst. Was ist die nächste Kunst? Welche Themen werden künftig wichtig? Welche Formen, Methoden, Verfahrensweisen und Praktiken setzen sich durch? Welche Folgen hat das für das Denken über Bildung und Vermittlung der "nächsten Kunst"?Band 2 der Reihe "What's Next?" ist ein Reader. Er versammelt Essays, Interviews, Thesen, Manifeste und Zitate, die im Anschluss an den ersten Band "What´s Next ? Kunst nach der Krise" (herausgegeben von Johannes M. Hedinger und Torsten Meyer, Berlin 2013) Möglichkeiten der Verkoppelung von Kunst und Bildung - in der Schule, im Museum und an anderen Orten - thematisiert. Die Beiträge nehmen zum Teil Bezug auf Texte aus dem ersten Band, auf das Buch im Ganzen oder auf parallele Entwicklungen und Beobachtungen. Wie bereits im ersten Band wurden die Beiträge mit Blick auf den internationalen Diskurs und globalen Kontext zusammengestellt. Es gibt deshalb Beiträge in deutscher als auch in englischer Sprache.Das Buch soll Kunstlehrer_innen, Kunstvermittler_innen und Studierende anregen, die Verknüpfung von Kunst und Pädagogik vor dem Hintergrund der nächsten Kunst neu zu (be)denken. Es unterbreitet auch konkrete Vorschläge für Praxis, die helfen zu imaginieren, was Kunstpädagogik im fortgeschrittenen 21. Jahrhundert bedeuten könnte.Versammelt sind rund 120 Essays und Interviews sowie über 100 Thesen, Manifeste und Zitate von insgesamt weit über 200 Autor_innen zum Thema des möglichen Nächsten im Feld der Kunstpädagogik.Darunter finden sich unterschiedliche Denkanstöße von Marina Abramovic, Maria Acaso, Paolo Bianchi, Franz Billmayer, Nicolas Bourriaud, Bündnis kritischer Kulturpraktikerinnen, Sara Burkhardt, Jacques Derrida, Mary Drinkwater, James Elkins, Sabine Gebhardt-Fink, Lady Gaga, Neil Gaiman, Priska Gisler, Jean-Pierre Grüter, Talita Groenendijk, Jan Grünwald, Robert Hausmann, Johannes Hedinger, Christine Heil, Antonia Hensmann, Emiel Heijnen, Alexander Henschel, Gerrit Höfferer, Marike Hoekstra, Selma Holo, Christina Inthoff, Henry Jenkins, Peter Jenny, Konrad Jentzsch, Benjamin Jörissen, Notburga Karl, Lennart Krauß, Gesa Krebber, Marie-Luise Lange, Heinrich Lüber, Nanna Lüth, Oliver Marchart, Paul Mecheril, Markus Miessen, Carmen Mörsch, Chantal Mouffe, Karl-Josef Pazzini, Peter Piller, Stephan Porombka, Jacques Rancière, Irit Rogoff, Lisa Rosa, Andrea Sabisch, Ansgar Schnurr, Diederik Schoenau, Ulrich Schötker, Konstanze Schütze, Bernadett Settele, Michel Serres, Stefan Seydel, Keri Smith, Cornelia Sollfrank, Marcus Steinweg, Nora Sternfeld, Sabine Sutter, Adam Szymczyk, Sally Tallant, Kevin Tavin, Kristin Westphal, Georg Winter, Manuel Zahn, Jutta Zaremba, Rahel Ziethen und vielen anderen. [less ▲]

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See detailCommon Grounds Michael Buhrs, Verena Hein
Buhrs, Michael; Hein, Verena; Miessen, Markus UL et al

Book published by Hatje Cantz (2015)

This publication features artworks that unearth subjective narrative styles behind collective historiography--particularly regarding media coverage in the Middle East. Israeli artist Dor Guez, for example ... [more ▼]

This publication features artworks that unearth subjective narrative styles behind collective historiography--particularly regarding media coverage in the Middle East. Israeli artist Dor Guez, for example, arranges archival material from the first half of the 20th century that documents the personal stories of Christian Palestinians. [less ▲]

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See detailSpeculating On The Blue
SCHAFHAUSEN, NICOLAUS; JOAN MÜLLER, VANESSA; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Sternberg Press (2015)

Published in conjunction with Flaka Haliti’s solo presentation conceived for the Kosovo Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, this book continues the artist’s invitation to encounter a visual field in ... [more ▼]

Published in conjunction with Flaka Haliti’s solo presentation conceived for the Kosovo Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale, this book continues the artist’s invitation to encounter a visual field in which territorial boundaries are referenced and mediated by the sensory. Through the use of a saturated blue color altered by light and demarcated by architectural forms, the installation at the Venice Biennale reflects on the salient concept of the border. The United Nations building in Pristina was a point of departure for the exhibition, as Vanessa Joan Müller backgrounds in her essay on the project, as well as relating to concerns of the threshold and the horizon line: “Concatenated concrete pylons form a tall, compact barrier which separates the UN building at the city limits from that very city. The concrete of the barriers was painted on the outside to downplay the appearance of a military safety zone. Different shades of blue.” The conversation between Markus Miessen and Haliti in the book tracks topics from migration to subjectivity, material states in relation to the digital and the status of internationalism. Haliti’s approach is to recontextualize these politics into a spatial and visual abstraction. The accompanying book follows through on the exhibition’s experience of place and the notion of the horizon as emblems of both possibilities and limitations; bounded by a deep blue, pages have been set as color fields and the typography of the texts shift in scale. Speculating on the Blue offers multiple entry points for imagining present and future relations to histories and institutions. [less ▲]

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See detailArt In The Periphery Of The Center
BEHNKE, CHRISTOPH; KASTELAN, CORNELIA; KNOLL, VALÉRIE et al

Book published by Sternberg Press (2015)

Peripheries are profoundly ambiguous regions. While trying to build a relationship with the center, the periphery often finds itself excluded both on a structural and actor-related level, no matter if the ... [more ▼]

Peripheries are profoundly ambiguous regions. While trying to build a relationship with the center, the periphery often finds itself excluded both on a structural and actor-related level, no matter if the center-periphery model is defined in terms of space or along relations of power. However, beyond static perspectives of such struggles, in a dynamic and globalized artistic field increasingly transformed by the digital revolution, temporary mobility attractors deserve our attention. This publication attempts to shift practices of thought toward both critical realism and new materialism. It is neither committed to today’s wishful thinking regarding horizontalized networks and deterritorialized structures, nor does it fix itself to determinist approaches. In contrast to twentieth-century constructivist approaches and their epistemic fallacies, materialized verticalities and matter-based, infrastructural spaces are brought to the fore. This book is the result of four years of collaborative work that focused on topics of affect, the return of history, ecology, and art and its markets in today’s power law–based economies. These themes triggered not only the development of new artworks but also gave rise to reflexive discourses and discussions surrounding art theory, philosophy, sociology, and economics. The book contains a visual documentation of a number of group shows—which also included the works of winners of the Daniel Frese Prize—at Agathenburg Castle, Halle für Kunst Lüneburg, Kunstraum of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and Kunstverein Springhornhof. The contributions by critics, curators, theoreticians, and scientists include essays and in-depth conversations. Works by Art Club 2000, Patterson Beckwith, J. St. Bernard, Angela Bulloch, Daniel Buren, Merlin Carpenter, Gordon Castellane, Diego Castro, Nicolas Ceccaldi, Jeremiah Day, Stephan Dillemuth, John Dogg, Maria Eichhorn, Jana Euler, Loretta Fahrenholz, Renée Green, Karl Holmqvist, Gilta Jansen, Monika Jarecka, Tobias Kaspar, Carola Keitel, Jackie McAllister, Josephine Meckseper, Dirk Meinzer, James Meyer, Shana Moulton, nOffice, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Fabian Reimann, Carissa Rodriguez, Megan Francis Sullivan, Katja Staats, Simon Starling, Buffy Summers, Jan Timme, Daniela Töbelmann, Niko Wolf, Amelie von Wulffen, Phillip Zach [less ▲]

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See detailI See a Face. Do You See a Face
Haliti, Flaka Haliti; Rüdiger, Barbara Rüdiger; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König (2014)

Flaka Haliti. I see a Face. Do you see a Face. Flaka Haliti, winner of the Henkel Art.Award 2013 takes an analytic approach to society and media in her work, and refers in particular to her own ... [more ▼]

Flaka Haliti. I see a Face. Do you see a Face. Flaka Haliti, winner of the Henkel Art.Award 2013 takes an analytic approach to society and media in her work, and refers in particular to her own experiences as an interloper between different countries andcultures. The artist, who was born 1982, lives and works in her homecity of Prishtina and also in Munich and Vienna. By contrasting an installation of imitated concrete walls with a photo series of cloud motifs including computer drawn faces, Haliti constructs a spatial scenario that is both menacingly narrow and constricted and that also seems to offer an open a broad perspective. A further work looks at interpersonal relationship between proximity and distance under the condition of the media world, in a video installation about long-distance realtionships in the internet. The exhibition titel "I see a Face. Do you see a Face." is taken from the photo series with cloud motifs and poses a question that is formulated so that it can also be taken as a statement of fact, In this deliberate dissolution of all clear parameters and ascription. Flaka Haliti emphasizes her interest in initiating games between reality and fiction, and imaginary proximitiy and spatial distance. [less ▲]

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See detailHubs And Fictions. On Current Art And Imported Remoteness
Yadong Hao, Sophia; Schmitz, Edgar; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Sternberg Press (2014)

Hubs and Fictions, originally a touring forum, invited international curators, writers, and producers to probe how fiction plays out in a globally distributed art-world ecology, and how infrastructures ... [more ▼]

Hubs and Fictions, originally a touring forum, invited international curators, writers, and producers to probe how fiction plays out in a globally distributed art-world ecology, and how infrastructures are invented against its background. In 2012, the forum was staged sequentially at Cooper Gallery (Dundee), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), Goldsmiths University of London, and operated as a satellite event to Edgar Schmitz's exhibition “Surplus Cameo Decor,” curated by Sophia Yadong Hao at Cooper Gallery. The book functions as a deliberately discontinuous reader; it juxtaposes documents, negotiations, and reflections from and on these conversations. The publication also includes a preface by Andrea Phillips, a new image sequence by Schmitz, and a suite of reflexive annotations exchanged between Hao and Schmitz. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Trees For The Wood The Wood For The Trees
Bertschi, Denise; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by HEAD - Genève (2014)

Publication with a series of photographs taken in the Korean DMZ «Facing the impossibility of capturing the visual in a geography that is not only highly controlled, but exposed and condemned to a ... [more ▼]

Publication with a series of photographs taken in the Korean DMZ «Facing the impossibility of capturing the visual in a geography that is not only highly controlled, but exposed and condemned to a superimposed vista, an altered and forcefully prescribed act-of-seeing, a tarnished layer of the subjective ability to visualize, the work of Denise Bertschi rediscovers the immediate. Observing her work of a landscape that does not quite make sense, one slowly realizes that military intervention in this landscape of exception is not always clearly decipherable for what it is. Moreover, the very moment of realization of the single object or artifact in fact complicates the seemingly simple and straightforward unpacking of such mono-programmed geography – to the extent that the border-zone cannot only be understood as a territory of exception, but a man-made construct of absurdity that choreographs and overboosts staged realities of the cliché.» (Markus Miessen) [less ▲]

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See detail(IN)FORMAL L.A. The Space of Politics
Jones, Victor; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by eVolo (2014)

Often portrayed as a confluence of cars and movies, this book traces another course to uncover Los Angeles' primal sources of creation - land and opportunity. Within the endless sprawl there reside ... [more ▼]

Often portrayed as a confluence of cars and movies, this book traces another course to uncover Los Angeles' primal sources of creation - land and opportunity. Within the endless sprawl there reside flurries of uncodified spatial configurations that no high-definition map or satellite image can accurately capture nor present. (IN)formal LA explores a range of unique spatial practices and pedagogies through the lens of politics in Los Angeles. While this book articulates growing skepticism in current design discourse and education, it also provides a spatial awareness that is culturally rooted, socially responsive and vitally connected to the city. Composed of essays, photos, projects and interviews, (IN)formal LA embraces the quirky, celebrates the wide and embellishes the close range to expose the complex social organizations within this contemporary urban network. (IN)formal LA serves as both a textbook for classes in art and architecture, urban design, planning and theory in addition to responding to the increasing interest in the study of Los Angeles by scholars in other fields. The book provides an extended overview of the range and variety of urban issues that are critical to understanding present-day Los Angeles. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Future Is Not What It Used To Be. 2nd Istanbul Design Biennial
Ryan, Zoë; Carruthers, Meredith; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Hatje Cantz (2014)

The type of work that designers are tackling has grown exponentially—from the design of our buildings, streets, education, food, and health care to the design of our communications, political, and ... [more ▼]

The type of work that designers are tackling has grown exponentially—from the design of our buildings, streets, education, food, and health care to the design of our communications, political, and economic systems and networks. Throughout history, manifestos have functioned as statements of purpose, stimulating an exchange of ideas. In a contemporary context, curators Zoë Ryan and Meredith Carruthers use the Biennial as a forum for posing questions and generating dialogue. How can we reconsider the manifesto, harnessing its power to frame pertinent ideas while exploring the new forms it might take? This richly illustrated volume presents more than fifty international projects by designers working across disciplines as well as essays by leading thinkers in design. The projects and thoughts are open to interpretation but have the potential to instigate new modes of thought and outcomes, encouraging us all to pause and think about the future. [less ▲]

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See detailToo Much World
Aikens, Nick; Miessen, Markus UL

Book published by Sternberg Press (2014)

Hito Steyerl is rightly considered one of the most exciting artists working today who speculates on the impact of the Internet and digitization on the fabric of our everyday lives. Her films and writings ... [more ▼]

Hito Steyerl is rightly considered one of the most exciting artists working today who speculates on the impact of the Internet and digitization on the fabric of our everyday lives. Her films and writings offer an astute, provocative, and often funny analysis of the dizzying speed with which images and data are reconfigured, altered, and dispersed, many times over, accelerating into infinity or crashing into oblivion. Published to accompany the artist’s survey exhibitions at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Too Much World gathers a series of essays and close readings of Steyerl’s films from the past ten years. Newly commissioned texts by Sven Lütticken, Karen Archey, Ana Teixeira Pinto, and Nick Aikens, alongside writings by Thomas Elsaesser, Pablo Lafuente, David Riff, and Steyerl, are spliced with over one hundred pages of color stills. This publication is a charged slideshow of the artist’s extraordinary investigations into the status, circulation, and materiality of images. [less ▲]

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See detailLeben, Stadt, Kunst – Potentiale im Alltag
Folkerts, Thilo; Knobloch, Andrea; Vorkoeper, Ute et al

Book published by Common – Journal für Kunst & Öffentlichkeit (2014)

Leben, Stadt, Kunst – Potentiale im Alltag« versammelt als Jahresausgabe 2014 des Onlinejournals »Common – Journal für Kunst & Öffentlichkeit« Beiträge aus verschiedenen disziplinären Blickwinkeln zu ... [more ▼]

Leben, Stadt, Kunst – Potentiale im Alltag« versammelt als Jahresausgabe 2014 des Onlinejournals »Common – Journal für Kunst & Öffentlichkeit« Beiträge aus verschiedenen disziplinären Blickwinkeln zu künstlerischen Verfahren in Sphären des Öffentlichen. Im Zentrum der vorgestellten Konzepte und Projekte steht die alltägliche Erfahrung der Stadt, der gelebte Raum. [less ▲]

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See detailPromiscuous Encounters
Díaz, Francisco; Kolowratnik, Nina Valerie; López- Dinardi, Marcelo et al

Book published by GSAPP Books (2014)

Promiscuous Encounters, a day-long event organized by Francisco Díaz, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Marcelo López-Dinardi, and Marina Otero Verzier and held at the GSAPP in March 2012, examined the interplay ... [more ▼]

Promiscuous Encounters, a day-long event organized by Francisco Díaz, Nina Valerie Kolowratnik, Marcelo López-Dinardi, and Marina Otero Verzier and held at the GSAPP in March 2012, examined the interplay between the critical, curatorial, and conceptual capacities of architecture by asking a diverse group of theorists and practitioners to discuss their modes of promiscuous practice. Challenging the way in which a symposium is commonly recorded, for the discussion between Keller Easterling, Andrés Jaque, Reinhold Martin, Mitch McEwen, Markus Miessen, Felicity D. Scott, Pelin Tan, Rodrigo Tisi, and Mark Wasiuta, neither audio nor video recordings were made. [less ▲]

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