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History, Criticism and Theory
 
2018
English edition
forthcoming
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
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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
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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
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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
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Three interconnected essays on typography.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2017
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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
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This collection of more than thirty texts, which were originally published between 1790 and the present day, explores man's rich relationship with material things. Devised largely in response to the gradual breakdown of the divide between art and design that began over a century ago, this book sheds light on the ways that the concept of the thing as idea has been considered over time.

2017
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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
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An historical survey of globalization in contemporary art.

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

2017
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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
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Exploring the relationship between the Situationist International and the museum.

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

2017
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Introductory book to the “Contemporary Condition” series, which brings out some of the key issues relating to contemporaneity as a defining condition of our historical present—and vows to rethink the deep structures of temporalization as we know it.

2017
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This collection of essays by Martin Herbert considers various artists who have withdrawn from the art world or adopted an antagonistic position toward its mechanisms (essays on Lutz Bacher, Stanley Brouwn, Christopher D'Arcangelo, Trisha Donnelly, David Hammons, Agnes Martin, Cady Noland, Laurie Parsons, Charlotte Posenenske, and Albert York).

2017
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A collection of notes written along the years by Spanish curator and Head of Institut Kunst in Basel Chus Martínez. Aimed at her students, this notebook gathers personal thoughts on artists who inspire Martínez's ongoing practice.

2017
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Finnish media theorist discusses slow violence & environmental crisis through the prism of art, design, and technological practices.

2017
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A visionary essay on the notion of artistic composition in a world spinning into a confused chaos.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
The 63rd edition of the Jahresring series—one of the longest continually published annual journals for contemporary art in Germany—focuses on the practice of curating in Southeast Asia, a region experiencing a time of increased global visibility as well as nation and institution building.

2016
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An investigation of the role and function of the rehearsal in artistic production at large.

2016
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New collection of essays by Boris Groys in which the philosopher discusses the works and artists that influenced his thinking, from Paweł Althamer to Andy Warhol.

2016
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Marxist geographer David Harvey opened his 2016 lecture at Harvard with a fact: between 2011 and 2013 China consumed 50 percent more cement than the United States had in the entire twentieth century. In Abstract from the Concrete, he asks why.

2016
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The eighth volume of the Critical Spatial Practice series focuses on Jill Magid's “The Barragán Archives,” a multiyear project that examines the legacy of Pritzker Prize—winning architect Luis Barragán (1902-1988), and questions forms of power, public access, and copyright that construct artistic legacy.

2016
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A polemical essay targeting the moral economy of indeterminacy in contemporary art.

2016
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T. J. Demos considers the creative proposals of artists and activists for ways of life that bring together ecological sustainability, climate justice, and radical democracy, at a time when such creative proposals are urgently needed.

2016
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Cave is a series of publications dedicated to contemporary collecting. The first issue looks into the territory of the public collection considering it both a semantic ground for institutional collecting as well as political and cultural infrastructure.

2016
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Intersubjectivity is a collection of writings on the presence of language in the visual arts: the first volume makes a case in favor of concretism in contemporary artistic practices.

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