24 September 2015

      Launch of Rereading Appropriation

      With contributions from Joris Kritis and Julie Peeters, and If I Can’t Dance’s Amsterdam, New York, São Paulo and Toronto Reading Groups
      San Serriffe, Sint Annenstraat 30, Amsterdam
      1. Book Launch of 'Rereading Appropriation', 24 September 2015, San Serriffe, Amsterdam. Photography: Maria Barlasov
    2. On Thursday 24 September at 7.30pm, San Serriffe will host If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution for the launch of its latest reader, Rereading Appropriation. This reader compiles texts read in, and shared by, If I Can’t Dance’s four sister reading groups that were convened in Amsterdam, New York, São Paulo and Toronto at a monthly rhythm across Edition V — Appropriation and Dedication (2013–2014). The evening will include an introduction from the book’s designers, Joris Kritis and Julie Peeters, as well as live contributions from each of the sister reading groups to celebrate the launch. 

      Rereading Appropriation reconsiders the artistic strategy of appropriation through later elaborated theories of affect, to explore how an understanding of 'reciprocal investment' reconfigures appropriation as an act that is based in connecting, acknowledging and being porous to material. 

      The reader include texts from art history, feminist theory, political economy, anthropology, and artists, among others, by Richard Bell, Eduardo Viveiros de Castro, Adriana Cavarero, Darby English, Alfred Gell, Corinn Gerber, Isabelle Graw, Emma Hedditch, Bruce Hainley, Melanie Klein, Teresa de Lauretis, Sherrie Levine, Karl Marx, Helen Molesworth, Fred Moten, Adrian Piper, Henrik Olesen, Pauline Oliveros, Craig Owens, Suely Rolnik, Peter Stallybrass, Hito Steyerl, Ian White, and Slavoj Žižek. It also includes, essays by Kelly Kivland, Claudia Medeiros, Rachel O’Reilly, Alex Martinis Roe, the São Paulo Reading Group, the Toronto Reading Group, and Vivian Ziherl, and artist pages by Christian Nyampeta.

      The third in an ongoing series of readers, Rereading Appropriation joins the previous titles (Mis)reading Masquerades and Reading/Feeling, which originate in the research field that circumscribe each of If I Can’t Dance’s two-year Editions, and are designed by Joris Kritis and Julie Peeters. 

      Rereading Appropriation
      Edited by Tanja Baudoin, Frédérique Bergholtz and Vivian Ziherl
      Design by Joris Kritis and Julie Peeters
      Distribution by Idea Books in selected bookshops worldwide
      Published by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, 2015
      Price: San Serriffe launch price: EURO 17,– / All other orders: EURO 20,– 
      ISBN 970-94-92739-04-7
      If I Can't Dance,
      I Don't Want to Be Part of
      Your Revolution