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November 19, 2010

If I Can’t Dance announces the publication Conversation Pieces

“Conversation Pieces” – book cover.
Design by Maureen Mooren.

If I Can't Dance announces the publication Conversation Pieces

Conversation Pieces
Publication
Date of release January 2011

P.O. Box 51144
NL, 1007 EC Amsterdam
+31(0)203378711

www.ificantdance.org

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution proudly presents its second publication in the field of performative art practices entitled Conversation Pieces. Drawing from the exhibitions and performances presented by If I Can’t Dance during Edition II – Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice (2006-2008), twelve critical thinkers confront twelve artists from the perspective of historical and present-day feminism in art. Accordingly, twelve collaborative essays reflect on the state and importance of feminism for the practice of art and show how artists today reactivate the past via visual and conceptual ‘homage’ and explore current ideas of political mobilization and engagement. “Conversation Pieces” is a fruitful starting point to discuss topics of subjectivity, social roles and the politics of performance.

The interview essays in the publication are by Dieter Roelstraete & Alexandra Bachzetsis, Vanessa Desclaux & Will Holder, Lisette Smits & Karl Holmqvist, Peio Aguirre & Jutta Koether, Diana McCarty & The Otolith Group, Emily Pethick & Maria Pask, Pádraic Moore & Sarah Pierce, Paul O’Neill & Falke Pisano, Patricia Grzonka & Stefanie Seibold, Jan Verwoert & Frances Stark, Binna Choi & Haegue Yang, and Frédérique Bergholtz & Katarina Zdjelar.

Conversation Pieces. Produced by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam, and de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam. Published by Revolver, Berlin. Editor: Frédérique Bergholtz. Editorial co-ordination by Tanja Baudoin & Flora Lysen. Text editing by Janice McNab. Design by Maureen Mooren.
ISBN 978-90-814471-1-9.

Order information
Conversation Pieces will be available on January 2011. Orders will be sent from Vice Versa Vertrieb Berlin via: www.revolver-publishing.com..

Recent and upcoming publications by If I Can’t Dance
Joachim Koester (two-part publication)
To navigate, in a genuine way, in the unknown necessitates an attitude of daring, but not one of recklessness (movements generated from the magical passes of Carlos Castaneda) and
I myself am only a receiving apparatus
With contributions by Veit Görner, Joachim Koester, Marco Pasi, Magali Arriola, Kristin Schrader, Martin Germann, Yann Chateigné Tytelman, Linda Norden and Frédérique Bergholtz.
Produced by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam and kestnergesellschaft, Hannover
Text editing by Anders Kreuger
Design by Maureen Mooren
Release date January 2011

Olivier Foulon
The Soliloquy of the Broom
Published by Gevaert Éditions, Brussels, 2010
Produced by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam
Text editing by Philippe Hunt
Design by Ella Klaschka
ISBN 978-3-86560-622-8

Frederique Bergholtz, Iberia Perez (Ed.)
(Mis)reading Masquerades
Published by Revolver, Berlin, 2010
Produced by If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, Amsterdam
Text editing by Janice McNab
Design by Joris Kritis and Julie Peeters
ISBN 978-3-86895-071-7

Acknowledgements
Conversation Pieces is part of If I Can’t Dance Edition II – Feminist Legacies and Potentials in Contemporary Art Practice, involving the partners de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, M HKA, Antwerp, and Huis a/d Werf, Utrecht. Edition II was supported by the British Council, the BNG culture fund, the Mondriaan Foundation, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture and the Prince Bernhard Culture fund.

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
If I Can’t Dance engages in long-term inquiries with artists, based on an interest in the evolution and typology of performance. The name is based on a quote attributed to the anarchist and feminist Emma Goldman (1869 –1940) reflecting If I Can’t Dance’s aim to articulate the field in art practice where the critical and celebratory meet. If I Can’t Dance produces new works with artists along a collaborative systematics with international partners. The headquarters of If I Can’t Dance are located in Amsterdam.

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