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2018
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.

2018
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.

2018
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.

2018
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 The publication gathers the catalogue and proceedings of the 2013 event, archival materials, and includes unpublished correspondence by John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller, and texts by Alvin Lucier and Nam June Paik.

2018
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unseen archives featuring artworks, documents, protest ephemera, and meeting notes, as well as commissioned essays and unpublished writings.

2018
bilingual edition (English / Polish)
An overview of the works of the avant-garde group Warsztat Formy Filmowej (WFF), pioneers of video art in Poland and structural cinema in Central and Eastern Europe between 1970 and 1977. The publication examines all of the aspects of the WFF's activity, as well as their pedagogical heritage.

2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
The publication traces the architectural program carried out by par Pierre Bal-Blanc at CAC Brétigny from 2003 to 2015, a series of site-specific projects with both creative and pedagogic purposes, favoring relations with the outside and the local residents.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Since 1953, the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft has awarded the Ars viva Prize to young artists living in Germany. The 2018 edition goes to Anna-Sophie Berger, Oscar Enberg, and Zac Langdon-Pole.

2017
English edition
Catalogue documenting an eponymous exhibition inspired by the Oulipo's literary strategies and the notion of potentiality. Nine artists presented a series of artworks in a display that changed continually according to the choice of the spectator.

2017
English edition
Grounded in theories and practices of withdrawal and in the critical questioning of creation, materiality, and objectified artistic output, The Site Residency program at the Baltic Art Center was imagined as a residency that would result in no material production. This publication presents the outcomes of the program's three participating artists—Annika Eriksson, Susanne Kriemann, Agnieszka Polska—, including the results of their invited ghostwriters.

2017
English edition
This publication comprises a series of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians, and writers who are in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Helke Bayrle has—on her own initiative—filmed the installations of exhibitions that have been held at Portikus since the end of 1992. This catalogue features more than 1,000 film stills, a full index of the recorded exhibitions, as well as texts by curators and deans who worked at Städelschule and Portikus over the years.

2017
English edition
Future Imperfect critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and future contexts for the production, dissemination, and reception of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa.

2017
English edition
Hubs and Fictions, originally a touring forum, invited international curators, writers, and producers to probe how fiction plays out in a globally distributed art-world ecology, and how infrastructures are invented against its background. This unconventional reader gathers documents, negotiations, and reflections from and on these conversations.

2016
English edition
Monographic study on the work of artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on the perception of language, sound, and listening.

2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
Catalogue of the Ars viva Prize who has been awarded annually since 1953 to young artists living in Germany whose work stands out for its innovative potential and high artistic quality. The recipients of the 2017 prize are Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane, and Jumana Manna.

2016
English edition
From 2012 to 2016, Foreign Affairs, the international performing arts festival of Berliner Festspiele, and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) have been investigating the relations between the performing and visual arts. The festival has continuously produced projects with international artists that experiment with various institutional frameworks. This book is both a question and a manual, collecting ideas, knowledge and experiences that stem from the theory and practices developed over the past few years.

2016
English edition
New Ways of Doing Nothing highlights artistic gestures challenging today's inclination towards productivity and growth (with Robert Breer, Claire Fontaine, Mathias Delplanque, Marina Faust, Ryan Gander, Karl Holmqvist, Jiří Kovanda, Superflex, Mario García Torres...).

2016
English edition
Celebrating the first-ever united Baltic Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, The Baltic Atlas intends to explore the built environment of the Baltic States as a shared space of ideas.

2016
English edition
This book centers around the apple as an art object and as a case study in biodiversity under threat.

2016
English edition
Bringing together their shared and ongoing engagement with artistic practices from Latin America, Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra have assembled one of the most significant contemporary survey's of recent art from the region.

2016
English edition (texts in English and Arabic)
This double publication offers further investigation into the work of the recipients and shortlisted artists of ninth installment of The Abraaj Group Art Prize (Dina Danish, Mahmoud Khaled, Basir Mahmood, and award-winning artists duo Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme).

2016
English edition
This applied research project and publication deals with archival practice and its spatial repercussions. Inquiring whether any accumulation and organization of knowledge is productive—to the effect that it generates a narrative and / or history—the project focuses specifically on archives becoming productive due to their spatial framework.

2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
This catalogue documents the eponymous double exhibition examining the ambivalent notions of transparency and opacity in the globalized world and their reflection in the work of contemporary artists.

2015
English edition
temporarily out of stock
This publication documents a collective project conceived by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller, and chef Antto Melasniemi, which takes the form of an experimental platform, working as the extension of an artistic community based in Thailand. This large-scale installation explores urbanization in a post-rural condition, the act of building as a collaborative process, and land as a concept that can exist outside of ownership.

2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
An unprecedented encounter between contemporary art and World War II historic & natural sites in Austria.

2015
English edition
This unique publication, filled with annotated images, presents an inventory of design, furniture, and textiles produced for Fogo Island Inn. Each piece is a collaborative effort between artisans and craftspeople living on the island and designers from various parts of the world who were invited to engage with the history and communities of Fogo Island and Change Islands in Newfoundland, Canada.

2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
This richly illustrated publication reviews the additions to the Generali Foundation collection made under Sabine Folie's leadership between 2008 and 2014.

2015
English edition
Taking the historical account of philosopher René Descartes' creation of an animatronic effigy of his deceased young daughter as its foundation, Descartes' Daughter explores the traditional divide between conceptual and expressive works, those dealing with either the mind or the body (catalogue).

2015
English edition
A touring exhibition which explores the existing and sometimes hypothetical connections that led four Chinese artists to settle down in Eighties' New York.

2015
English edition
The publication brings together extensive material from Hamlet, mise-en-scène, an homage to Jack Smith presented at Portikus in 2012, along with recently restored and never-published stills, drawings, and writings by the American filmmaker related to his film Hamlet in the Rented World (A Fragment) (1970-73).

2015
English edition
Before History catalogues the exhibition for the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2015, which includes a new body of work by Yto Barrada, the winner of the prize, and existing work by shortlisted artists Sarnath Banerjee, Setareh Shahbazi, and Mounira Al Solh.

2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
An exploration of the concept of the museum from an artistic and outside perspective.

2014
English edition
A continuation (rather than simply documentation or commentary) of the exhibition “The Crime Was Almost Perfect” at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam.

2014
English edition
The role of history and commemoration in Germany today.

2014
English edition
Catalogue of the main contemporary exhibition at HOK in 2014.

2014
English edition
The first edition of the triennial of contemporary art Bergen Assembly.

2014
bilingual edition (English / German)
How the diagrammatic forms affect the worlds of images in contemporary art.

2013
bilingual edition (English / German)
A comprehensive documentation on the Austrian art collective's exhibition and elaborate site-specific performance at the 21er Haus in Vienna.

2013
English edition
A guidebook that maps the social, urban, and art discourses of Georgia's post-Soviet years as seen from its hilly capital of Tbilisi (the catalogue of the Georgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale).

2013
bilingual edition (English / German)
Catalogue of the exhibition inspired by G. K. Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday (works by Robert Crumb, Jeremy Deller, James Ensor, Gilbert & George, Rodney Graham, Mike Kelley, Joachim Koester, Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler, Félix Vallotton, Lawrence Weiner...).

2013
English edition
An overview of the 2012 curatorial year at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38, focused on different concepts of translation.

2013
English edition
The catalogue of Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys's major exhibition at M HKA of the same title.

2013
English edition
Ten discussions based on the opening picnic scene of Charles and Ray Eames's film Powers of Ten used as score.

2013
English edition
A series of interviews, between theory and practice.

2012
English edition
Publication dedicated to Colin de Land and his legendary New York gallery American Fine Arts. Co. Ltd.

2012
bilingual edition (English / German)
last available copies!
Exhibition catalogue with an introduction by the curators and texts contributed by Gary Lachman and Ana Teixeira Pinto.

2012
English edition
A visual environment that reflects the interrelations between art, architecture, design, ecology, and social movements.

2012
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
A comprehensive documentation of some twenty-eight temporary site-specific works produced by Chinese and international artists at Arrow Factory since 2008.

2011
English edition
A collaborative endeavor between three European contemporary art organizations, which acted as an informal think tank and a mutual support structure for the production and dissemination of artistic projects.

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