Editors: Frédérique Bergholtz,
Iberia Pérez
Published by If I Can't Dance I Don't Want to be Part of Your Revolution
512 pages
15 x 22 cm
ISBN 978-3-86895-071-7

Price: 110 lei

(Mis)reading Masquerades focuses on the notion of masquerade from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together texts shared and read among more than fifty artists, curators, writers, and theoreticians who comprise the If I Can’t Dance Reading Group for Edition III – Masquerade (2008–10) and research projects with the Dutch Art Institute, Enschede and Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam. The texts address masquerade through ideas of transgression, gender identity and subversion, gesture, the carnivalesque, the construction of subjectivity, authorship, mimesis, and alterity.

New essays by writers and curators from the contemporary art field accompany introductions to thematic groupings of texts by Reading Group participants. Reprints: Giorgio Agamben, Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin, Homi K. Bhabha, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari, Jacques Derrida, Frantz Fanon, Michel Foucault, Françoise Frontisi-Ducroux, René Girard, Philippe-Alain Michaud, Fernando Pessoa, Peggy Phelan, Beatriz Preciado, Joan Riviere, Dieter Roelstraete, Suely Rolnik, Peter Stallybrass & Allon White, Michael Taussig; commissions: Lars Bang Larsen, Steven ten Thije, Yann Chateigné Tytelman; artist contributions: Giles Bailey, Diana Duta, Pricila Fernandes, Tzvika Gutter, Rana Hamadeh, Bitsy Knox, Rachel Koolen, Serena Lee, David Lehman, Seda Manavoglu, Anna Okrasko, Susana Pedrosa, Barbara Phillip, Linda Quinlan, Eva Schippers, Marnie Slater, Lee Welch, Camilla Willis & Annie Wu, Yen Yitzu & Veridiana Zurita, Timmy van Zoelen; introductions: Alena Alexandrova, Yael Davids, Teresa María Díaz Nerio, Marianne Flotron, Flora Lysen, Martine Neddam, Vanessa Ohlraun with Hadley & Maxwell, Wendelien van Oldenborgh & Steven ten Thije, Cecilia Pelaez, Rebecca Sakoun, Mounira Al Solh