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Sternberg Press (635 titles)
 

Berlin / New York
Sternberg Press grew out of the small publishing house known as Lukas & Sternberg, founded in 1999 by Caroline Schneider. With a focus on art criticism, theory, fiction and artists’ books, the Berlin-New York based publishing endeavor was set in motion with a pocket book series, edited in part with Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Dedicated to an expanded notion of writing on art, Sternberg Press has created a formidable platform in which practitioners from the fields of art and culture (architecture, design, film, politics, literature and philosophy) can engage in a critical discourse. Each book is a special object celebrating creative publishing at its best, based on both meticulous editorial decisions and distinctive design. Through both commissioned and translated works, Sternberg Press seeks out the blind spots within contemporary discourse and offers a timely response to the related debates.
 
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English edition
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Prints by Jennifer Bornstein gathers together a body of work encompassing her latest projects in printmaking during a recent fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. These works are contextualized by earlier projects in drawing, film, and artist books that span the 1990s to the present.

English edition
This reader addresses the concept of “contemporaneity”, the temporal complexity that follows from the coming together of different temporalities in the same present. It asks how these temporal qualities can be made known in the context of contemporary art research and particularly through practices that involve exhibitionary forms.

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A Western Marxist analysis of the relationship between the historical present and political action.

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A mystery murder artist's novel by Alex Cecchetti, in which the artist and narrator realises he is dead and decides to investigate the causes of his own death.

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Charlotte Birnbaum meets with Gilbert & George to discuss The Meal—a culinary performance organized in 1969 by the British duo, with David Hockney as the guest of honor. Also included here are photos and memorabilia from the singular event (the sixth publication in the On the Table series, that explore the encounter between food and art).

English edition
Drawing together discourses on contemporaneity and new materialisms, this book examines a material conception of temporality that makes it possible to develop a critique of the philosophical discourse on presence. Claiming that “there is no now,” Ebeling develops an archaeology of contemporaneity according to which the traces of the contemporary can only be secured through visual or material operations, not historical ones.

English edition
A critical analysis of the use of the term contemporary in scholarly and disciplinary discourses through the hypothetical project of a literary history of “the contemporary.”

English edition
temporarily out of stock
The late Belgian artist Guy Mees has been a central figure of Antwerp's art scene since the 1970s. This catalogue features emblematic works and unpublished archival materials from the artist's creative phases spanning the 1960s to 2000s; two unpublished essays, and an interview with the artist.

English edition
temporarily out of stock
This publication emerges from Uriel Orlow's Theatrum Botanicum (2015–18), a multi-faceted project encompassing film, sound, photography, and installation, which looks to the botanical world as a stage for politics, in South Africa and Europe. It brings together documents on the project, and a series of commissioned essays.

English edition
This publication accompanies Torbjørn Rødland's touring exhibition “Fifth Honeymoon,” featuring thirty new photographs and a new video work, his first in eleven years, as well as newly commissioned essays by the American writer and cultural theorist Sianne Ngai and artist colleague Matias Faldbakken.

English edition
This publication accompanies two exhibitions of recent sculptural work by the artist Magali Reus: “Hot Cottons” at Bergen Kunsthall and “As mist, description,” at the South London Gallery. Featuring an essay by writer and curator Laura Mclean-Ferris and a poetic response by writer and poet Quinn Latimer as well as a fully illustrated overview of Reus's work, this catalogue provides an in-depth exploration of the artist's recent sculptural practice.

English edition
As her first comprehensive publication, this catalogue surveys the multi-facetted oeuvre of the Greek artist/social activist Georgia Sagri. Across performance, video work, and sculpture, she explores the murky relationships between the artist's body and her body of work, subjectivity and persona, original and reproduction with equal parts humor and severity.

bilingual edition (English / German)
A joint catalogue focusing on two group exhibitions at the Künstlerhaus Graz dedicated to the examination of current performative practices in relation with the main works of historical forerunners.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Publication focusing on Cantor's final project Pinochet Porn (2008–16)—an epic experimental film taking the form of a soap opera about the intimate life of people under the military dictatorship of Chile. A dramatic, transgressive and explicitly feminist work, embodying and radically extending Cantor's multifaceted artistic practice.

English edition
The first survey of text works by artist Ane Hjort Guttu. Written between 2003 and 2018, the texts range from public statements, poetic short prose, film scripts and reflections on the role of the artist to essays on art for children and the link between light and wealth.

English edition
This catalogue presents documentation and texts from the British artist's first exhibition in the United States, which combines a series of color photographs of hands touching objects with a scale-model freight train and track.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
last available copies!
This publication surveys the work of Italian critic, architect, and visual artist Gianni Pettena. Focusing on a rich ten-year period of production that began in the mid-sixties, it brings new attention to the artistic and intellectual practice of a figure known primarily as one of the main exponents of the Radical Architecture movement.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Monographic catalogue structured around installations by Vincent Meessen which examine the influence of the Situationist International in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably through figures such as Lungela Diangani eand Omar Blondin Diop. This richly illustrated book documents both the IS's relationship with the African continent and the artist's discursive, collaborative and para-curatorial activity of the past four years.

English edition
This collective publication discusses the renewed encounter between dance and performance and the institutions of global contemporary art, marking one of the most significant set of developments in the art field over the last decade.

English edition
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In this lecture, creative director Virgil Abloh takes us behind the scenes of his design process, sharing the essentials of editing, problem-solving, and storytelling.

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Why has there been so much interest in “surplus value” in recent years? In “The Outside Can't Go Outside”, artist Merlin Carpenter considers how this term has been inserted into contemporary art theory following the financial crisis of 2007/8.

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American critic Isabelle Graw conducts an innovative genealogical study on the success of painting as a medium. Keeping a close eye on painting's fourteenth century theoretical foundations, Graw analyses the work of artists like Édouard Manet, Jutta Koether, Martin Kippenberger, Jana Euler, and Marcel Broodthaers. It also includes conversations with artists who confront their vision with that of the author.

English edition
This study traces the history of a cultural and artistic landscape that has taken shape since the year 2000, with the Internet. Omar Kholeif aims to put into context a new language for seeing, feeling, and being that has emerged through post-millennial technologies, and argues for a nuanced understanding of the post-digital condition.

English edition
This first monograph gives compelling insight into Nicholson’s diverse material approach, political practice, and historical context.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Ten texts on the architecture of displacement set to music and sung by Albanian iso-polyphonic singers—commissioned for the Albanian Pavilion at the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture (songs based on texts by Etel Adnan, Mourid Barghouti, Michel Butor, Claire Fontaine, Yona Friedman, Anri Sala, Michael Taussig, Yanis Varoufakis, Ornela Vorpsi, and Finn Williams).

bilingual edition (English / German)
Departing from his eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, this catalogue examines new works by acclaimed video and visual artist Marcel Odenbach. The series gathered in the publication reflect on the persistence of the victim-perpetrator structure within post-war society, in Germany or Africa.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic), German insert
This publication examines the role of natural resources in the occupation of the Western Sahara, a territory considered by the United Nations to still be awaiting decolonization. Its liberation from colonial rule has come to a standstill due to Morocco's continued military occupation of a part of the territory. The protracted conflict has dramatic consequences for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara.

German edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

English edition
Border Thinking: Disassembling Histories of Racialized Violence aims to question and provide answers to current border issues in Europe. Central to this investigation is a refugee crisis that is primarily a crisis of global Western capitalism and its components: modernization, nationalism, structural racism, dispossession, and social, political, and economic violence.

English edition
A global and transdiciplinary study on botanics.

English edition
Myths of the Marble documents a 2017 group exhibition which reflects upon how the “virtual” has been engaged by contemporary artists as a way to consider the world as a site of possibility and limitation that both permeates physical space and online experience.

English edition
This catalogue documents a collective project intitiated by curator Natasha Ginwala entitled The Museum of Rhythm: a speculative institution that engages rhythm as a tool for interrogating the foundations of modernity and the sensual complex of time in daily experience. Deriving from an eponymous exhibition, the publication includes visual documentation of the exhibition as well as essays.

English edition
This catalogue documents three video works by the Belgian-American artist Cécile B. Evans, in which she explores the impact of digital technology on human condition.

English edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

bilingual edition (English / German)
This catalogue surveys the work of object design creator Ineke Hans.

French edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Publication documenting a project by German artist Marlene Maier, the joint recipient of the 2017 Kunsthalle Wien Prize. In her 3-channel video installation Food only exists on pictures, Marlene Maier finds a visual “language” for the blurring and absence resulting from the opaque merging of technological and techno-political processes.

English edition
Two-volume box set documenting a 2013 eponymous international festival reflecting on the impact of technologies in our present and future lives. Inspired by a seminal 1966 Stockholm festival, this event featured both lectures and artistic acts. The publication gathers the catalogue and proceedings of the 2013 event, archival materials, and includes unpublished correspondence by John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller, and texts by Alvin Lucier and Nam June Paik.

English edition
Transdisciplinary collection of essays and stories providing new propositions for the concepts associated with communism in relation to a variety of contemporary issues. Contributions are drawn from the project “The Kids Want Communism”—a clandestine public series of events marking the century of the Bolshevik Revolution.

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Fiction as Method brings authors into dialogue with artists, technologists, theorists and filmmakers in order to examine the diverse ways in which fiction manifests. The aim is to explore the concept through direct and indirect means, ultimately considering how fictions proliferate, take on flesh and come to act in the world.

English edition
This catalogue surveys the literature on our relationship to a world of machines, new technologies, and electronic devices. It brings thoughts on automation and its promises, primarily the end of labor. The publication unfolds a bibliography and chronology on the subject.

English edition
This catalogue is the first survey of the art and practice of Art+Positive, a significant affinity group of ACT UP New York during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. The publication presents previously unseen archives featuring artworks, documents, protest ephemera, and meeting notes, as well as commissioned essays and unpublished writings.

English edition
Armen Avanessian's Miami chronicles: An inventory of the self in the second person, intertwining thoughts on the art world and interrogations on our digital times.

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Craig Kalpakjian is a pionneer in the use of digital software for artistic purposes. This first monographic book is an in-depth look at Kalpakjian's work Black Box, an installation featuring a robotic dog taking pictures. The artist examines this work in cunjunction with declassified CIA and Army Intelligence interrogation manuals. The publication includes an interview with Bob Nickas, and essays by curator Paul Wombell and Gilles Deleuze.

English edition
In this essay, professor Peter G. Rowe gives an overall description of how new technologies transformed the field of architectural design, addressing issues such as the precision and incompleteness of information, schema theory and heuristics.

English edition
A compendium of essays, scripts, poems, and proposals compiled by the anonymous collective Studio for Propositional Cinema for their eponymous show at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover. It investigates notions of script and staging in exhibition display. It features reknowned contributors such as Paul Chan, Keren Cytter, Irena Haiduk, John Miller, Cally Spooner, Lawrence Weiner et Christopher Williams.

English edition
An historical account of walking as an artistic practice inside Surrealism, the Situationist International, and Fluxus.

bilingual edition (English / Simplified Chinese)
The catalogue for Heman Chong's first solo museum exhibition in mainland China, at the Rockbund Art Museum, provides an insightful and critical look into the Singaporean artist's recent practice.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Exhibition catalogue documenting the eponymous sculptural project showcasing silicone impressions of Berlin's bullet-ridden facades from the Second World War. These architectural traces embody trauma and time, from the war to nowadays. The publication catalogues these facades and focuses on the making of the project. It features a text by writer Deborah Levy.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Artist Oraib Toukan presents an informal register of modernist Palestinian architecture—an assemblage of images and stories collected from 2013 to 2015 in the cities of Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jericho.

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