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Nero (78 titles)
 

Rome
Nero is a publishing house specialized in the production of artist's books, editions, and catalogues commissioned by museums, foundations and private collections. Based in Rome, Nero also works in curating, art direction and consulting for cultural projects and contemporary art.
 
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Opened to the public since 2005, Codalunga is a section of Nico Vascellari's studio in Vittorio Veneto devoted to experiments in visual and sound art. This publication documents a project which has been going on for a decade now, gathering artists from all around the world.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Cicoria is a visual essay conceived as a stream of images of the Alessandro Cicoria's past and current artworks, put together with apparently no visual coherence by Cicoria himself. A dialogue between the artist and curator Luca Lo Pinto is the map to understand the peculiar attitude behind his work and vision.

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Set behind the scenes of Badlands Unlimited, an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, this three- act play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.

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A collection of selected images and conversations from the artist collective GCC's five-year WhatsApp archive.

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An interview with artist James Hoff by theorist writer Marian Kaiser, focusing on Hoff's publishing practice and reflections on books.

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A survey of the eponymous project, which materialized between 2012 and 2017 in different remote places around the world—an annual gathering initiated by artist Angelo Plessas for a community of cultural practitioners concerned with our post-technological life.

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A collection of visual incursions by Italian artist Emilio Prini in dozens of exhibition catalogues and print publications over the course of five decades. Meticulously researched, and yet necessarily incomplete, this book is a glimpse into the subtlety with which Prini turned each engagement with the world of ideas into a joust for mastery over space, time, and form.

bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
This publication stems from the 2018 edition of ARCO – Madrid international contemporary art fair. Taking as a point of departure the exploration of the concept of “future,” Chus Martínez, Elise Lammer, and Rosa Lleó wrote essays discussing different topics (art fairs, human evolution, and experimental education). These texts are illustrated by works by nineteen artists featured at the Madrid fair.

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The first overview on the work of Italian artist Alessandro Piangiamore, with commissioned texts, a comprehensive portfolio of artworks, and the artist's visual references. All the repertoire of Piangiamore speaks of his need to conceive form as something that's open and mutual, and sculptures as objects capable of revealing an absence, a negative trace of that constant passage of state.

English edition
In a junction of artist's book, illustrated sci-fi story, and a glossary of sculptural objects Ludovica Carbotta explores the concept of “fictional site-specificity” through different media, authorships, and descriptive strategies: a site-oriented practice that considers imaginary places, or real places within fictional contexts, to recover the role of imagination in the process of constructing knowledge.

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This artist's book is based on a namesake project of video installations and art objects exploring the transformation of the image within time and space. With texts and drawings by curator Vitaly Patsyukov.

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An intimate diary in the shape of an apparently cold, monochromatic book, Negative Book collects a series of eighty-four black-and-white photographs taken by Grzeszykowska following a very particular procedure, which is both visual and performative.

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The first publication by Roberto Timperi gathers more than ten years of photographic work: an intimate diary and a one-way ticket into the underground world.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A companion to his previous book, Colour in Contextual Play, Joseph Kosuth's Neon in Contextual Play continues the artist's investigation of the interplay between language and reality, words and objects, color and light. Within these pairings, early neon works by Kosuth interact with those by Arte Povera artists who also used the industrial medium.

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The unfinished works of Sergei Eisenstein are traversed by aesthetic, anthropological, and political questions. Focusing on the anthropology of rhythm that the Soviet director developed in his Mexican project, Que viva Mexico!, this book also extends its analysis to the film projects Bezhin Meadow and The Great Fergana Canal.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Fifty years of graphic and editorial production of one of the most visionary artists of his generation—Enzo Cucchi. The catalogue includes more than a hundred plates, ordered chronologically, photographic reproductions, detailed information, and a series of essays by reknowned contributors.

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Designed by the founder of Conceptual Art, this elegant and precious artist's book—and exhibition catalogue—serves as a visual analysis of the conceptual structures that interrogate the nature of color, form, space, and time, where the works and writings of Post-war artists such as Castellani, Fontana, Manzoni, and Klein, converse with Kosuth's statements, and the theoretical as well as personal account of curator Cornelia Lauf.

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A B BC is an artist book by Sven Sachsalber which collects 150 collages made in the last five years out of the notorious Artforum's back advertising covers of Bruno Bischofberger Gallery.

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This artist's book reactivates a press controversy which took place in 1970s London and affected the Tate Galleries' collecting strategies—in particular, the acquisition of Equivalent VIII, a work by minimalist artist Carl Andre made in firebrick.

bilingual edition (English / German)
The Painter is a robot programmed to paint and to improvise and generate unexpected narratives—in response to visitors entering. It is center piece of a larger project lead by Italian artist Piero Gola at the Kunsthaus Baselland—documented in this publication. Includes a text by Ines Goldbach, and an interview with the artist by Jonathan Monk.

English edition
Publication gathering a selection of materials—texts and artworks—produced during a series of discussions and workshops on contemporary painting held at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma. Artists of different generations, areas of meaning and geographical origins were brought together to debate around the value of painting today and its role in today's society.

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This publication, edited by Enzo Cucchi, gathers drawings by Alex Katz and words by his son Vincent. It is a project that takes shape through the intimate relationship between the three subjects.

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This publication provides a peek into the practice and work of the Swiss artist, using a selection of black and white “behind-the-scenes” photographs taken from Kaspar's hard disk. An additional booklet includes a list of works as they appear in the book as well as a text by artist Mikael Brkic and a longer essay by art historian Daniel Horn.

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Cloak is a total-blue book which documents a site-specific intervention by Mike Nelson in the UBS building in Monaco. The artist has painted every single room and detail of the building with a pigment called ultramarine blue, extracted from the precious lapislazzuli—originally from the Middle East, and more expensive than gold.

bilingual edition (French / Italian)
This catalogue presents the projects of artists, designers, writers, directors, musicians, performers, philosophers and researchers in residence at theVilla Medici – French Academy in Rome during the year 2015-2016.

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First publication to present the work of Italian sculptor Chiara Camoni from the outset until today. It gathers artworks, the artists' writings, and texts commissioned for the occasion.

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Halfway between the catalogue and the artist's book, From Some Paintings gathers a selection of still life paintings made between 2000 and 2010. Translated into black and white images, these works represents small everyday objects, alternating full size reproductions and details.

Italian edition
Paperback tribute guide to the work of Italian artist Salvatore Mangione (Salvo).

English edition
7759 – Bodies, Logistics, and Labor is a collective collection of essays which also includes two photographic works by Stefan Burger. The publication examines the notions of surplus value, logistics and globalization, in the framework of a case study on the self-managed dockers from Genoa.

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Catalogue of the 16th Art Quadriennale—the exhibition that brings together in an in-depth and articulated manner, the artistic and cultural production of Italy after 2000. The publication includes a photographic documentation revealing the 150 works on display, a glossary, and bibliographical notes.

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Photographic appendix to the eponymous catalogue covering the 16th Art Quadriennale. It completes the documentation with images of the installed works and performances.

bilingual edition (English / Polish)
Catalogue dedicated to the Polish painter and conceptual artist, featuring his most recent works, an essay by Maria Brewińska, and an interview. The publication reviews some of Bujnowski's key concepts, such as painting as a physical object and its concomitant deconstruction, the centrality of time and the question of futurology, and the randomness of existence.

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Founded by Marinella Senatore, the School of Narrative Dance is an international initiative which proposes an alternative system of education, based on emancipation, inclusion, and self-cultivation. The School implements multidisciplinary projects focusing on storytelling and choreography. This publication documents a workshop at MAXXI, Roma, involving more than 300 people for five months.

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This catalogue gathers works from different periods of the artist's career, though giving particular prominence to his drawings in analog and digital form—the Pixel-Bildli and Hice for Weiss series, or his plastic mosaics. A foreword by Salvatore Lacagnina and a contribution by Arthur Fink introduce the reader to Bruhin's multifarious work, while a conversation with the artist helps unfold his eclectic strategies.

bilingual edition (English / Polish)
The first monograph ever published on the work of Roman Stańczak: an incredible opportunity to discover the work of this influential and yet under-known artist. The publication includes an interview with Stańczak conducted by Zuzanna Hadrys & Michał Lasota and essays by Jan Verwoert, Zofia Krawiec, Łukasz Ronduda in addition to an extensive portfolio of images.

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The catalogue of Metzger's first extensive overview: divided into sections—each of which is accompanied by a critical text—corresponding to those presented in the exhibition, the publication provides systematic insight into an artistic oeuvre considered as one of the most important in the 20th century (with texts by Mathieu Copeland, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch…).

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A hybrid publication beween a catalogue and an artist's book, articulated on two different registers: a flip-book consisting of the frames of the two videos shown in the exhibition at MAXXI, published on all of the right pages in the book; and a section of critical texts and images documenting the exhibition, on the left.

English edition
This artist's book presents a series of polaroids taken from inside a moving car's trunk portraying a dream-like sunbathed Los Angeles landscape, or indeed, an image that is now firmly imprinted in the collective imagination—asphalt, cars and palm trees silhouetted against expansive skies.

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Uniting the artist with two scholars of the Medieval Mediterranean, John Lansdowne and Christopher MacEvitt, this volume illustrates the movement of objects, images, people and places between Palestine and Italy.

bilingual edition (English / Polish)
The publication is the first comprehensive review of Oskar Dawicki's oeuvre. Trained as a painter, it was his practice as a performer and as a post-conceptualist with a singularly fatalistic slant that brought him into the public realm.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Vitrine is the catalogue of the namesake project organized by GAM museum in Turin. Beginning four years ago, “Vitrine” has as its primary objective the research in the field of contemporary art. The title of the 2015-2016 edition, “Possibilità” (Possibilities), refers to the transformations that take place during one's life and their fluid and uncertain nature which is retraced in art.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English is a two-sided book containing two different projects by Cristian Chironi. Intersecting and diverging, both projects raise questions surrounding communication, reading and interpretation and concomitant linguistic and socio-political implications. The double-cover book is divided into two specular sections so the reader can choose to begin with either of the projects.

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An interactive catalogue in the form of a map with replicas of the works exhibited by the artist at Turin's Palazzo Madama.

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Homeschooling (parental education) is at the center of the performance and video work by Angela Marzullo, who, in analyzing critical texts from the '60s and '70s, recreates them involving her two daughters as protagonists. The publication presents a decade of Marzullo's works, highlighting the evocative value and content of images and text.

English edition
Artist Marc Horowitz has photographed each page of an art catalogue by Phillips, the famous auction house in New York, having placed on the pages the residues of junk food: an irreverent work staging the encounter between art and consumption (artist's book).

Italian edition
The text published in Villa is a risograph printed transcript of a heretofore unpublished manuscript by Emilio Villa, written around 1962 and addressed to the painter Mario Schifano. The publication remains faithful to the original document and thus there have been no spelling or language corrections.

English edition
A provocative interrogation of race and identity in contemporary Italy envisioned by visual artists, scholars and writers from Africa, Europe and the United States exploring new forms of subjectivity and agency shaped by history, immigration and integration, the legacy of colonialism and persistent stereotypes (a project curated by Lyle Ashton Harris, Robert Storr and Peter Benson Miller).

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Sicilia Bambaataa is a booklet, risograph printed, which documents the namesake installation, a “soundscape” within the Museo Civico in Castelbuono, Sicily which plays in loop, repeating the audio recording of the dawn chorus, slowly diminishing as the city awakes.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
last available copies!
The exhibition Canto di strada placed Fulton's & Höpfner's work side by side identifying a common ground for comparison in a 14-day walking journey through the Supramonte and Gennargentu mountains in Sardinia. The artists undertook separate journeys, experiencing a total immersion in the harsh environment without even meeting each other. Their respective approaches have been documented in two separate booklets.

English edition
This artist's book by Elisabetta Benassi is a faithful reproduction of an original pamphlet by Mark Twain.

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