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History, Criticism and Theory
 
2018
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.

2018
English edition
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.

2018
English edition
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.

2018
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.

2018
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.

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

2018
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.

2018
English edition
A global and transdiciplinary study on botanics.

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

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

2018
English edition
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.

2018
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.

2018
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.

2018
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.

2018
English edition
An historical account of walking as an artistic practice inside Surrealism, the Situationist International, and Fluxus.

2018
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.

2018
English edition
A collection of new writing and curatorial projects stemming from the activities of the Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark, from 2013 to 2014. These projects reflected on the conditions for making curatorial “events” that are extended over longer durations to connect their constituent elements—exhibitions, texts, projects—across space and time.

2017
English edition
A collection of transdisciplinary essays considering the recently renewed interest for the concept of density in both architecture and artistic research.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
This publication is an adaptation of a public statement by art critic Annika Bender, the editor-in-chief of the Donnerstag-Blog, on why her blog was discontinued. Bender was in fact a fictitious character created by artists Dominic Osterried and Steffen Zillig. The two artists discuss why they deemed a certain form of masked critique important and necessary in our times.

2017
English edition
temporarily out of stock
In this publication, various authors reflect on the history of dematerialization and deskilling, the manifold meanings of materials in art and design, and the challenges for education when the innovative power of the artistic process is celebrated.

2017
English edition
This publication documents a workshop by Atelier Bow-Wow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Yoshi Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of the Tokyo-based firm asked students to create a pencil drawing which would record their considerations on their surroundings. The resulting discussion with professor K. Michael Hays reflected on architecture as a central means of practicing livelihood and on the development of an “architectural ethnography.”

2017
English edition
Three interconnected essays on typography.

2017
English edition
How media and new technologies affect our sense of the present.

2017
English edition
Searching for the present: an account of contemporaneity by the Dehli-based trio Raqs Media Collective.

2017
English edition
A chronicle of self-organized art schools and artist-run education platforms that have emerged since 2000.

2017
English edition
Students and teachers of the Fashion Matters masters program at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, discuss innovative ways of designing, producing, promoting, financing, selling, and eventually consuming in today's fashion industry.

2017
English edition
Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, T. J. Demos critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations, trough a series of cases study taken from contemporary visual culture.

2017
English edition
Collection of recent essays and poems in which the American poet and critic examines issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture's relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making.

2017
English edition
First in Mari Shaw's series “The Noble Art of Collecting,” this publication is dedicated to book collecting. With examples of unexpected collectors and serendipitous outcomes, Shaw investigates the obscure desires that shape art collecting and the public goodwill that results from it.

2017
French edition
The origins of the digital in architecture in 14 case studies from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.

2017
English edition
The Contour Biennale offers a platform to curators and artists working with different forms of moving image, from film and video to installation. This reader accompanies the 8th edition of the biennale, dedicated to the notions of evidence and testimony. It includes texts and illustrated contributions by international artists, writers, poets, anthropologists, and filmmakers.

2017
English edition
Since 2013, the art magazine Contemporary And (C&) has called attention to exhibitions, artists, and curators from diverse African perspectives while boosting new areas of debate. I am built inside you, C&'s first book, is a compilation of eighteen pieces published since the magazine was launched.

2017
English edition
Recounting a partial history of our relation with matter, this reader explores how the crossover between cosmological narratives, the spatial revolutions of concrete poetry, and hypertextual and territorial fictions might have an impact on the recognition of human agency in a time that calls for our action on environmental policies.

2017
English edition
The origins of the digital in architecture in 14 case studies from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.

2017
English edition
An examination of intersections of mass-population displacement and architecture through the twentieth century and into the present (with visual contribution by Omer Fast).

2017
English edition
Becoming Palm is the outcome of a conversation between two friends, artist Simryn Gill and anthropologist Michael Taussig, addressing the complexities of palm oil and “the enormous transformations, human, and ecological, that this crop engenders” (Taussig) in two disparate geographical locations, Southeast Asia and South America.

2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Companion book to a project by the artists Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d'Uterpan), which emanates from the analysis of individual or collective attitudes and behaviors produced in the public space of a given city.

2017
English edition
This publication analyzes, from the perspective of hospitality, the curatorial within the current sociopolitical context through key topics concerning immigration, conditions along borders, and accommodations for refugees.

2017
English edition
How technologies of image-capture and the channels of communication have in recent years transformed the very terms of human rights.

2017
English edition
A critical essay on the state of the academic world, and a call for the development of an autonomous knowledge production.

2017
English edition
An examination of various forms of aesthetic practice seen through the lens of the neoliberal cultural revolution.

2017
English edition
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An examination of recent cases of boycotts by artists, presenting their political, ideological, and economic contexts, timelines, statements, as well as interviews.

2017
English edition
A collection of multidisciplinary essays assembled as cadavres exquis and inspired by the magical-financial theories of Finnish-Swedish alchemist August Nordenskiöld (a project by Swedish artists' duo Goldin+Senneby).

2017
English edition
An historical survey of globalization in contemporary art.

2017
English edition
Published to celebrates the 30-year anniversary of transmediale, this reader aims to use the critical and artistic knowledge gained at the festival over the years to reframe the question of the role of media today. In a world where technology increasingly operates independently of humans, where does the power to act and mediate lie?

2017
English edition
Catalogue dedicated to the artistic exploration of the cosmic space (in the framework of the 8th edition of the Triennial of Contemporary Art U3 in Ljubljana).

2017
English edition
A multidisciplinary investigation dedicated to the cultural representations of coal mining, gathering contemporary artworks, poetry, essays, literature, folk songs, and archival images.

2017
English edition
This publication is the outcome of a research project pursued by a group of artists, architects, and social theorists, who, in the face of exhilarating politics of accumulation and dispossession, explore commoning as the subject as well as the means of their collective study.

2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
This book offers a first report on the activities of the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League (CATPC), an association for the development of an independent thought on postcolonial power relations within the global art world.

2017
English edition
The current fascination with fiction across art, design, and architecture (including one of Umberto Eco's final interview).

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