1. Research Library

        Concerning War: A Critical Reader in Contemporary Art (2nd edition)

        Maria Hlavajova and Jill Winder

        Utrecht/Rotterdam BAK and post editions 2006 2010

        ISBN 978-9460830273

      1. Concerning War, the inaugural publication in the BAK Critical Reader Series, was originally released in 2006. It was the final part of the multifaceted project Concerning War, which took place at BAK in 2005–2006. In this selection of newly commissioned and anthologized texts, contributing authors explore nature and numerous aspects of our contemporary condition marked by ongoing violence and conflicts across the globe, and provide insights into how the world in this state of war, though predominantly addressed from our western perspective, could be re-imagined differently through contemporary artistic and intellectual practices. The second edition of Concerning War includes a new preface and extensive index. See in particular text by FW researcher Boris Groys ‘The Fate of Art in the Age of Terror,’ Hito Steyerl ‘The Violence of Images: Documentarism and Documentality,’ Boris Buden ‘Let’s Do Nothing: On the Limits of Public Activism,’ and FW artistic director Maria Hlavajova’s conversation with Martha Rosler ‘Deconstructing the Allegories.’ Other contributors include: Ross Birrell, Jordan Crandall, Bregje van Eekelen, Viktor Misiano, Irit Rogoff, and Sean Snyder.