Sharing books as a way to fight the crisis

Since the beginning of PIIGS_An Alternative Geography of Curating, one of the most important part of it has been the decision to constantly share links, materials, articles about artists or past exhibitions, essays on different issues, and, as most important thing, some books everyone has found as relevant for the researching aspects and discursive evolution of our project. So we decided to gather all them into one common bibliography which will, at the same time, define and represent our conceptual frame where working on together. We would say that “sharing” is one of the word of this project, this is also the reason why we activated the blog talking PIIGS as a tool of collective reflection for creating something that very soon is going to be materialized.

During the days of the project, we believe as fundamental to make available to the public this expanded collection of mentioned and debated sources. For this reason we are going to realize, into the exhibition space, a library that manifest a restitution of the common ground created by the PIIGS curators regarding the economic crisis and the artistic and curatorial practices linked to it. It will be a product of sharing again, this time expressed literally by bringing one of the books either published or printed by anybody of us. This temporary “anti-crisis” library will be available for anyone, to be consulted and copied as well as a space for reading and have a break.

We would like to thanks a lot Libreria OOLP and Libreria Mercurio which generously provide for free some books for the library.

Sergey Kantsedal and Elisa Torchio

Here the complete list of the texts:

  1. Giorgio Agamben, Stato di eccezione, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2003 (State of Exception, 2005)
  2. Samir Amin, El eurocentrismo, crítica de una ideología, Siglo XXI, México, 1989 (Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy — A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism, 2009)
  3. George Bataille, The Accursed Share: an Essay on General Economy, Vol. 1: Consumption, Zone Books, New York, 2001
  4. Marco Baravalle, Arte della sovversione, Manifestolibri, Roma, 2009 (in Italian)
  5. Gary Becker, L’approccio economico al comportamento umano, Il Mulino, Bologna, 1998 (The Economic Approach to Human Behavior, 1976)
  6. Franco Berardi, Adelita Housni-Bey, Roberto Pinto, Cosa faremmo se non dovessimo produrre e consumare?, Mousse, Milano, 2010 (What would we do if we didn´t produce and consume?, 2010)
  7. Martin Bernal, Black Athena: Afroasiatic Roots of Classical Civilization. The Linguistic Evidence, Rutgers University Press, Volume III, 2006.
  8. Luc Boltanski, Chiapello Eve, The New Spirit of Capitalism, Verso, London, 2007
  9. Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, Harvard University Press, 1984
  10. A. S. Byatt, What Is a European, New York Times Magazine, October 12, 2002
  11. Peter Carravetta, La letteratura europea vista dagli altri, Meltemi, Roma, 2003 (in Italian)
  12. Ben Devis, How the Rich Are Hurting the Museums They Fund, SundayReview, July 22, 2016
  13. Federico Chabod, Storia dell’idea d’Europa, Laterza, Roma, 1995 (History of the idea of Europe, 2015)
  14. Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe, Princeton University Press, 2007
  15. Jonathan Crary, Late capitalism and the end of the sleep, Verso, London, 2015
  16. Roberto Dainotto, Europe (in Theory), Duke University Press, 2007
  17. Dessislava Demova, The End always comes Twice, The End of Money, Center of Contemporary Art Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2011
  18. Enrique Dussel, Eurocentrism and Modernity (Introduction to the Frankfurt Lectures), Duke University Press, 1993
  19. Andrea Fraser, L’1% c’est moi, Texte zur Kunst n. 83, September 2011 pp. 114-127
  20. Hal Foster, Bad new day. Art, emergency, criticism, Verso, Londra, 2015
  21. Michel Foucault, The birth of bio-politics, Paperback, 2010
  22. Giuseppe Goffredo, Cadmos cerca Europa: II sud fra il Mediterraneo e I’ Europa, Bollati Boringhieri, Milan, 2000 (in Italian)
  23. André Gorz, L’immateriale: Conoscenza, valore e capitale, Bollati Boringhieri, Milano, 2003 (The Immaterial: Knowledge, value and capital, 2010)
  24. Donatien Gram, The End of Coins, the Triumph of Money, and the disruptive Revolution of Art, The End of Money, Center of Contemporary Art Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2011
  25. Clement Greenberg, The Plight of Culture, The Collected Essays and Criticism, Volume 3, The University of Chicago Press, 1993
  26. Jurgen Habermas, Teoria dell’agire comunicativo, Volume 2. Il Mulino, Bologna, 1986 (The Theory of Communicative Action, 1981)
  27. Friedrich von Hayek, L’ordine sensoriale. I fondamenti della psicologia teorica, Rusconi, Milano, 1990 (The Sensory Order: an inquiry into the foundations of theoretical psychology, 1952)
  28. S. Hargreaves Heap, M. Hollis, B. Lyons, R. Sugden, A. Weale, The Theory of Choice. A Critical Guide, Blackwell Publishers, Cambridge, 1992
  29. Rosa Hartmut, Accelerazione e alienazione. Per una teoria critica della tarda modernità, Einaudi, Torino, 2015 (Social Acceleration: A New Theory of Modernity, 2015).
  30. G. Lanoue, V. Mirza, J. Pantaleon, The impending collapse of the European urban middle class: The European Union’s de-naturing of space and place, Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, 2/1, 2011.
  31. Maurizio Lazzarato, The Making of the Indebted Man: An Essay on the Neoliberal Condition, Semiotext(e), Los Angeles, 2012
  32. Serge Latouche, Limite, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2013 (in italian)
  33. Giovanni Leghissa, Neoliberalismo. Un’introduzione critica, Mimesis SX, Milano-Udine, 2012 (in Italian)
  34. Kazimir Malevich, Laziness as the Truth of Mankind, Cabinet Magazine n. 11, 2003
  35. Christian Marazzi, Capital and Language: From the New Economy to the War Economy, Semiotext(e), Los Angeles 2008
  36. J.G. March, H.A. Simon, Teoria di organizzazione, ETAS, Milano, 2003 (Organizations, 1958)
  37. Antonio Negri, Michael Hardt, Empire, Harvard University Press, 2001
  38. Antonio Negri, Europa y el Imperio. Reflexiones sobre un proceso constituyente, Akal, Madrid, 2005 (in spain)
  39. Ingo Niermann, “What People Do For Money”, Manifesta 11, Art Agenda, 2016
  40. Thomas Piketty, Si può salvare l’Europa?, Bompiani, Milano, 2015 (in Italian)
  41. Bertrand Russell, In Praise of Idleness, In Praise of Idleness and other essays, Paperback, 1960
  42. Dieter Roelstraete, Where’s the money Lebowski? Making ends meet, An Incomplete Reader for the Ongoing Project, “One day, everything will be free…”, Andpublishing, 2012
  43. Peter Sloterdijk, In the world interior of capital, Booklet, Milano, 2006
  44. Martín-Marquez Susan. “Here’s Spain looking at you”: Shifting perspectives of North-African otherness in Galdos and Fortuny, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Volume 5, 2001
  45. Yanis Varoufakis, The Global Minotaur: America, the True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, Economic Controversies, 2011
  46. Thorstein Veblen, The Theory of the Leisure Class, Dover Publication, New York, 1994
  47. V.V.A.A., Crisis y revolución en Europa, Observatorio Metropolitano, Traficantes de sueños, 2011 (Crisis and revolution in Europe, 2011)
  48. V.V.A.A., El síntoma griego. Postdemocracia, guerra monetaria y resistencia social en la Europa de hoy, Madrid: Errata Naturae, 2013 (in spanish)
  49. Ziegler Jean, La privatizzazione del mondo. Predoni, predatori e mercenari del mercato globale, Il saggiatore, Milano, 2010 (in Italian)
A book from the temporary library of the project PIIGS_An Alternative Geography of Curating
A book from the temporary library of the project PIIGS_An Alternative Geography of Curating

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