TONALITIES OF DISSENT

A Nomadic Curatorial Project by Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi

© 2018 Srinivas Aditya Mopidevi

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Dissent Library

Dissent Library is a site of conversation and reflection in a time when many communities across the world are expressing dissent and resistance against majoritarian forces and regimes. The first iteration of this library was presented at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, New York in April, 2019 with titles by authors Arundhati Roy, Angela Davis, Sujata Gidla, Jalal Toufic, Fred Moten along with monographs on artists Rirkrit Tiravanija, Walid Raad, Adrian Piper, Lorna Simpson, John Akomfrah, and Bhupen Khakhar to mention a few.

This nomadic library alters its volume and selections depending upon the specific context of its presentation. However, a core intellectual arc retains as it navigates through different political and institutional geographies. With a particular selection of writers, poets, and artists the Dissent Library invites the readers to draw associations across a broad scope of shared and contested positions between art, social practice, and politics.

Arundhati Roy, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

Penguin, 2017.

Angela Y. Davis, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a MovementHaymarket Books, 2016.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Americanah

Random House, 2013.

Meena Kandasamy,

Ms Militancy, Navayana, 2011.

Sujatha Gidla, Ants Among Elephants: An Untouchable Family and the Making of Modern India, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.

Valerie Solanas, Scum Manifesto With an introduction by Avital Ronell, Verso, 2004.

Azra Akšamija,

Mosque Manifesto: Propositions for Spaces of Coexistence,

Revolver Publishing, 2015.

(suggested by Thomas Keenan)

Haunani-Kay Trask

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,

From a Native Daughter: Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawaii (Revised Edition) 2017.

(suggested by Drew Broderick)

Ntozake Shange, For colored girls who have considered suicide/ When the rainbow is enuf

Scribner, 2010.

(suggested by Manola K Gayatri)

Sikhamani,The Black Rainbow: Dalit Poems in Telugu, Milinda Publications, Hyderabad, 2000.

Judith Butler, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Who sings the nation-state?: language, politics, belonging, Seagull Books, 2010.

 

Faiz Ahmed Faiz, The Rebel's Silhouette: Selected Poems,

University of Massachusetts Press,1995.

Iftikhar Dadi, Hammad Nasar Ed., Lines of Control Partition as a productive space,
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, 2012.

Eva Respini Ed., Walid Raad, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015.

Sanjay Kak, Ed., Witness,

Yaarbal Books, Delhi, 2016.

Raqs Media Collective, Seepage, Sternberg Press, 2010.

Griselda Pollock, Differencing the CanonRoutledge, 1999.

Svetlana Boym, The

Off-Modern (International Texts in Critical Media Aesthetics) ,

Bloomsbury, 2017.

Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou, Dispossession: The Performative in the Political, Polity Press, 2013.

(suggested by Galit Eilat)

Ravish Kumar, The Free Voice: On Democracy, Culture and Nation,
Speaking tiger books, 2018.

Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni, and Laura Raicovich Ed.,

Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production,

Edited by OR Books,

New York, 2017.

Protest. The Aesthetics of Resistance, Lars Müller Publishers, 2018

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings with essays by David Rieff and Joao Ribas, The Drawing Center, 2008-11.

Thomas Keenan, Suhail Malik, and Tirdad Zolghadr Ed., The Flood of RightsSternberg Press, 2017.

Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman, Mengele's skull: The Advent of a Forensic AestheticsSternberg Press,

2012.

Anselm Franke and Eyal Weizman Ed., Forensis : The Architecture of Public Truth,

Sternberg Press, 2014.

Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman, Architecture after RevolutionSternberg Press, 2013.

Roni Horn, Another Water, Steidl, 2011.

Lorna Simpson: Collages

Chronicle Books, 2018.

Zoe Leonard:Survey, Prestel, 2018.

Zanele Muholi, Aperture, 2018

Adrian Piper: A Reader, New York : Museum of Modern Art, D.A.P. , 2018.

Documenta 11, platform 5 : exhibition, catalogue Okwui Enwezor et al, Hatje Cantz, 2002

Stuart Hall with Bill Schwarz, Familiar Stranger: A life between Two Islands, Duke University Press, 2017.

Fred Moten, Stolen life, Duke University Press, 2018.

Emma Gifford-Mead,

Ruth Hogan Ed., John Akomfrah,

Lisson Gallery, 2016

Lorna Simpson, New York: Prestel, 2013.

Edith Dekyndt: I Remember EarthExhibition Catalog, 2009

Mai-thu Perret, Edited by Lionel Bovier, Dorothea Strauss, D.A.P., 2011.

Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni, and Laura Raicovich Ed., Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production

OR Books, New York, 2017

Protest. The Aesthetics of Resistance, Lars Müller Publishers, 2018

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings with essays by David Rieff and Joao Ribas, The Drawing Center, 2008-11.

Thomas Keenan,Suhail Malik, and Tirdad Zolghadr Ed., The Flood of Rights, Sternberg Press, 2017.

Kareem Estefan, Carin Kuoni, and Laura Raicovich Ed., Assuming Boycott: Resistance, Agency and Cultural Production

OR Books, New York, 2017

Protest. The Aesthetics of Resistance, Lars Müller Publishers, 2018

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings with essays by David Rieff and Joao Ribas, The Drawing Center, 2008-11.

Thomas Keenan,Suhail Malik, and Tirdad Zolghadr Ed., The Flood of Rights, Sternberg Press, 2017.

Chris Dercon and Nada Raza Ed.,Bhupen Khakhar: You Can't Please All, Tate Publishing, London, 2016

Herstory inventory : 100 feminist drawings by 100 artists,
Dancing Foxes Press, 2014.

Maura Reilly, and Linda Nochlin,Ed., Global Feminisms: New Directions in Contemporary ArtMerrell, Brooklyn Museum, 2007.

Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls, HarperPerennial, c.1995.

Maura Reilly Ed.,  Curatorial Activism Thames and Hudson, 2018.

Deeptha Achar,and Shivaji Panikkar Ed., Articulating Resistance: Art & Activism, Tulika Books, 2012.

Terry Smith, Okwui Enwezor, and Nancy Condee Ed., Antinomies of Art and Culture: Modernity, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity, Duke University Press, 2009.

Hito Steyerl, Duty Free Art: Art in the Age of Planetary Civil War, Verso, 2017.