english version / version française
Sternberg Press (671 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.
 
series:
 

all titles:
 
English edition
This publication brings together the work of five anthropologists and five artists/collectives researching and responding to the dramatic rise and fall of Mongolia's mineral economy. Drawing from ongoing fieldwork in Mongolia, the contributors conceptualise crisis as a space for the emergence of new possibilities.

English edition
The comprehensive catalogue of the 9th Busan Biennale, curated by Cristina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser, on the theme of divided territories caused by war, conflict, or colonization.

English edition
Light Boiled like Liquid Soap is an immersive installation by Wilfrid Almendra featuring radio transmissions and a series of sculptural elements made of copper, plaster, and silicone in various states of dematerialization. Combining found and repurposed materials, the works attest to notions of desire, circulation, and flux, from protective spaces of retreat to global economies of exchange.

English edition
An autofiction by Erik Niedling, interpolated by manifestos and proposals by Ingo Niermann and expanded by Austrian-American poet Ann Cotten and German novelist Jakob Nolte.

English edition
Large format catalogue documenting a multichannel installation by Florian Hecker at Kunsthalle Wien, transformated into a resonating space, with texts by curators, researchers, theorists, and art historians.

English edition
Travis Jeppesen's Bad Writing is a collection of interconnected essays and “fictocriticisms,” many appearing in print for the first time, that etches a pathway for a truly radical “bad” modernism in art and literature. Erudite, witty, and occasionally controversial, Bad Writing reinvigorates the too-often staid medium of art criticism as an iconoclastic and inventive literary art form.

English edition
The story of epoch-changing activist, prolific writer, and Swedish countercultural icon Katarina Taikon's life.

English edition
In Design by Accident, Alexandra Midal declares the autonomy of design—in and on its own terms. This meticulously researched work proposes not only a counterhistory but a new historiography of design, shedding light on overlooked historical landmarks and figures while reevaluating the legacies of design's established luminaries from the nineteenth century to the present.

bilingual edition (English / German)
The Fevered Specters of Art is the final chapter of a long-term project curated by Edit Molnár, Lívia Páldi, and Marcel Schwierin that started with a group exhibition at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, in 2016. The show looked back on the epoch of Cold War radicalism and anti-colonial revolution, an era characterized by a proliferation of ideas about how radical social change might permeate the globe.

English edition
Three cases studies on social, spatial, and material reality of right-wing populism. Issues tackled include Trump and Brexit; spaces of right-wing extremism in Germany; and a racist murder by a German far-right group in 2006. Other contributions includes an introduction by anthropologist Mahmoud Keshavarz, an interview with Wolfgang Tillmans, and a comic strip by Liam Gillick.

English edition
Dedicated to the manifestation of sisterhood in art from the 1970s until today, All Men Become Sisters focuses on art that resonated with feminist perspectives on work, production, and reproduction.

English edition
The art scene of Kosovo.

English edition
Richard Roe is the fictional memoir of a legal person. The name is one of the oldest used in English law when the real name of someone is withheld, or when a corpse can't be identified. Richard Roe is a known unknown, a one-size-fits-all, a potentially everyone and actually no one.

English edition
An unprecedented transdisciplinary study dedicated to the deathly relationship between sharks and surfers, initiated from a thorough analysis of newspaper obituaries.

English edition
The ten essays in After the Wagnerian Bouillabaisse offer original critical discussions of some of the major European artists and movements of the twentieth century.

bilingual edition (English / German)
New monograph: an overview of Andrea Pichl's sculptural, drawn and photographic work, with four essays.

English edition
A critical global fashion theory from a postcolonial perspective.

English edition
A collective reflection on Paul McCarthy's polemical sculpture Tree installed at Place Vendôme in Paris in 2014, presenting a map of the city's intellectual debates.

English edition
Herewith the Clues continues Boy Vereecken's research into mass-market literary culture, which began with Signature Strengths (2016). The volume includes two text contributions: a contemporary take on the whodunit novel by Shumon Basar, followed by a tour of the history of the Crime Dossiers genre by Laura Herman. The book is illustrated with a photo series from Antoine Begon, who has unpacked and photographed the pieces of evidence that comprise Crime Dossiers such as File on Rufus Ray and Murder Off Miami.

English edition
A body of research that focuses on the fragility of memory and the potential for its preservation, defying the gradual breakdown of matter through the effects of time.

English edition
New monograph.

English edition
Prototypes by Doireann O'Malley is a multi-screen film installation, a series of dreamscapes interrogating trans* semiotics through psychoanalytic practices, speculative technologies, and live action role-playing. O'Malley's work references scientific and medical investigations into the human psyche that address wider philosophical concerns relating to biology, gender embodiment, sexuality, utopianism,  and biomolecular advancement in human evolution.

English edition
This Is Television addresses the increasingly obsolete medium of television by way of the medium of the book, commenting on media's continuous changes of form and format. Through an interplay of theory and artistic research material, the book extends Judy Radul's ongoing investigation of media with an idiosyncratic perspective on television—while still feeding off collective experience. The book thematizes television as a cultural container, both in its format as a box for content and as an ideologically saturated apparatus for reception.

English edition
An exchange between artist Sterling Ruby and fashion designer Raf Simons.

English edition
The temporality of curatorial processes and research practices.

English edition
Perhaps It Is High Time for a Xeno-architecture to Match is a Brussels-based curatorial and research project that seeks to examine the possibilities for re-radicalizing architecture. This publication documents a conversation series from January to March 2017 that sums up their reflections.

English edition
This catalogue accompanies the group exhibition curated by Meg O'Rourke at Eykyn Maclean gallery in New York. With Viennese architect Adolf Loos's eponymous 1908 diatribe against excessive ornamentation as its guide, the exhibition draws on the tenets set forth by Loos—simplicity, purity, freedom—with particular attention to their philosophical implications and their persistence into the latter twentieth century.

English edition
Intersubjectivity is a collection of writings on the presence of language in the visual arts: this second volume investigates the relationship between performance, subjectivity, and human agency within a more global reflection on transhumanism.

English edition
Giving Voices features documentation on four of Erkan Özgen's video works dealing with war, violence, and trauma—beyond the boundaries of the political, within the dimension of the private and the human. It includes essays and an interview with the artist lead by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hilde Teerlinck.

English edition
How did autonomous art become such an effective tool of the capitalist state? A thorough analysis of the connection between contemporary art and modern biopower.

English edition
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
The first English translation of Hubert Fichte's investigation on New York's African diaspora in the late 1970s. Contesting the stylistic norms of ethnographic studies, Fichte offers an experimental, poetic, and radical reflection on the living conditions, struggles and cultural heritage of New York Africans.

English edition
This first monograph on Aslan Gaisumov borrows its title from a video work focusing on the traumatic aftermaths of post-World War II for the Chechen people under Soviet control. The publication documents in text and images this both historical and intimate project.

English edition
Since the 1990s, artist Rainer Ganahl has been inspired by Karl Marx's writings. In over 700 pages, this publication brings together essays, photographs and other documentation from dozens of Ganahl's projects adapted from Marx's theories.

English edition
A collection of texts by the French-American photographer and filmmaker in which she reflects on her artistic practice and discusses her collaborations with other filmmakers, artists, dancers and choreographers such as Marina Abramović, Chantal Akerman, Trisha Brown, and Yvonne Rainer.

English edition
This catalogue accompanies three solo exhibitions in which two threads in Amelia Pica's practice are brought together: communication between humans and exchange between species. It includes a series of essays on animal rights and the artistic practice of the Argentine artist, as well as documents and an iconographic ensemble.

bilingual edition (English / German)
A study by Elisabeth Lebovici on the late contemporary artist and IFP co-founder Philippe Thomas. Lebovici's essay examines Thomas's strategy to cede and fictionalize authorship through the multiple lenses of gender, reproduction, subjects' multiplicity, and the artist's tragic disappearance.

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.

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

English edition
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.

English edition
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
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
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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 >next page