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English edition
Kamel Mennour
forthcoming
This catalogue focuses on an immersive one-year project in Portugal, centered around questions of global ecology and tourism. Kawamata's large scale installation integrates both plastic residues and abandoned boats collected on Portugal's shores during beach cleaning campaigns. The publication features a text by the artist, exhibition views, and a section documenting related projects made by Kawamata throughout his career.

trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Aparté
First monograph.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
temporarily out of stock
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
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
temporarily out of stock
This catalogue is conceived as a continuation and circulation of Saraceno's eponymous sound project: The artist uses spider webs as musical instruments embodying the incredible structural properties of the spider's silk, but also the spider's sophisticated mode of communication through vibrations. Saraceno recorded jam sessions between arachnids and musicians, included in this publication, as well as documentation, essays, and a manifesto.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
This publication is charting the Allan Sekula's research into and investigation of the oceans. It intersperses essays from scholars, historians, and thinkers with a selection of the artist's seminal texts and excerpts from his private notebooks.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
This publication gathers a series of snapshots of domestic and exotic animals, mostly taken at night by automatically triggered “camera traps”.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Produced on the occasion of Janssens' first exhibition in the Nordic countries, in Kiasma, this monograph focuses on an essential aspect of her practice: the exploration of luminous matter. It brings together installation views from the last twenty years as well as essays on the artist's examination of visual perception in her work.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Palais
On the occasion of his carte blanche at the Palais de Tokyo (from 17 October 2018 to 6 January 2019), the artist Tomás Saraceno is the guest editor-in-chief of issue 28 of the magazine Palais.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Kamel Mennour
A 520 pages reference monograph which celebrates the career of Claude Lévêque, and more particularly these last ten years. The core of the publication contains numerous reproductions and texts by Florence Ostende, David Sanson, and Dean Daderko. This edition also includes four inserted booklets, each dedicated to a specific topic: “practical work,” “writings,” “projects,” and “biography”.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
First monograph.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Analogues – Monographies
Drawing relations between the works of Claude Lévêque and quotes from contemporary writers (Don de Lillo, Pierre Michon, Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze…), modern writers (Charles Baudelaire, Arthur Rimbaud, Jean Giono, Marcel Proust, Paul Valéry…), and classics (Shakespeare, Dante, Aristote…).

Sub Rosa
Never released before recordings from Logos Foundation live sessions in Brussels, on May 7, 1977. Toop and Burwell's association, which ran during the seventies, was a good mixture of musical decomposition through free improvisation, bioacoustics, environmental sound, raw musics, anthropology, and esoterism.

Sub Rosa
temporarily out of stock
Fascinating and unreleased before music by Otto Sidharta, pionneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions from 1979 to 1984 that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time, which gives them a unique form of intensity.

Sub Rosa
Fascinating and unreleased before music by Otto Sidharta, pionneer of Indonesian electronic music. Electronic compositions from 1979 to 1992 that integrated natural sounds and urban sounds to this extent were extremely rare at the time, which gives them a unique form of intensity.

French edition
a.p.r.e.s editions – Documents & œuvres vidéo (DVD)
This film documents the struggle for the preservation of the prehistoric rock art sites in the Côa valley in Portugal in the early 1990s.

French edition
Centre culturel suisse Paris
Naturalis Historia is the result of an ambitious multimedia research on the history of nature. Taking an encyclopedic approach, artist Pauline Julier explores several nature stories appealing to the arts and sciences to create this vast narrative. The 504-page edition includes a rich iconography, original texts as well as interviews with Philippe Descola and Bruno Latour.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
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.”

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
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.

English edition
Humboldt Books
A biological investigation of a Nordic man-made beach landscape through a series of cameraless photographic registrations of the site's flora, fauna, and particles.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
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.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
This publication documents Eliasson's Green light project —an artistic workshop for refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and NGOs, whose goal is to fabricate lamps for fundraising education. It provides testimonies, stories, and memories by Green light participants, founders, and organizers, as well as essays by art historians and theorists.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
Published for the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Katja Novitskova's catalogue addresses emerging potentialities between visual culture, big-data-driven processes, and ecology.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
Documenting a six-month residence at Fogo Island Arts, Tones highlights the diversity of Leciejewski's practice—with works including collages, photographs, and found-objects sculptures—while bringing to the fore the artist's views on nature.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
This catalogue discusses the symbolic of the red thread in the work of the Chilean artist and poet. The publication includes a special documentation on quipus—large-scale immersive installations of thread, wool, and yarn—poetic texts and narratives by Vicuña, and two essays that shed light on a ritualistic symbolism relating to the function of textile, language, and menstrual blood.

English edition
Boabooks
This publication stems from The Devil's Peak (in beige), an installation created in the Californian desert of Amboy by Maxime Bondu and Bureau A (Leopold Banchini & Daniel Zamarbide). The project deals with how the absence of water conditions life in the desert.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
Finnish media theorist discusses slow violence & environmental crisis through the prism of art, design, and technological practices.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
Catalogue bringing together documentation on key projects by Nicholas Mangan along with a newly commissioned work investigating monetary currencies. Featuring an in-depth series of conversations between the artist and the Barcelona-based curatorial collective Latitudes, and essays by Ana Teixeira Pinto and Helen Hughes, this publication is richly illustrated with documentation of Mangan's artworks and historical source material.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Catalogue documenting a project that entertwines Georg Keller artistic one-man enterprise with Switzerland's biggest department store chain Manor. Interviews with employees at various levels of the corporate hierarchy form the first thread of the narrative. The second delves into the artist's creative work.

bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
The catalogue is the first comprehensive survey about the works and projects by the Brazilian artist and activist, spanning 1991 until 2015. It also includes unpublished artist's text by Alves, and essays by Pedro de Llano and T. J. Demos.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Monographies
Monograph documenting an eponymous project in which the American artist explores the relationship between humans and nature by means of a sculptural assemblage made out of the skulls of Europe's largest animal species.

bilingual edition (English / French)
BlackJack editions – Monographies & livres d'artistes
Publication dedicated to Noël Dolla's pictorial experiments in nature: this lesser-known side to the artist's work offers a unique insight today on the painter's research on the medium. The book features a chronological documentation exploring in detail these 13 “Spatial Restructurings”, along with texts by Fabrice Flahutez and Rachel Stella.

Shelter Press – Disques
The Japanese sound artist's second album is the result of a ten-year investigation on the sound properties of water, in line with her previous LP in 2009. Based on the use of waterbowls—porcelain bowls filled with water and amplified via hydrophones—her musical practice is now enriched with experiments with the environment and hydrophonic feedback.

Shelter Press – Disques
The Japanese sound artist's second album is the result of a ten-year investigation on the sound properties of water, in line with her previous LP in 2009. Based on the use of waterbowls—porcelain bowls filled with water and amplified via hydrophones—her musical practice is now enriched with experiments with the environment and hydrophonic feedback.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
The essays gathered in this volume explore interactivity in art, in a historical and interdisciplinary perspective.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory
A pluralistic approach to nature (after Alfred North Whitehead).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory
An essay that aims to reconstruct another metaphysics, substituting the primacy of life, matter, and consciousness, to that of reason, on the basis of a philosophy of nature (referring to Ravaisson, Tarde, Nietzsche and Bergson) and a renewed cosmology.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory
Common sense: a philosophical investigation (after Alfred North Whitehead).

French edition
Captures – Monographies & livres d'artiste
Study book made by artist George Trakas in response to a commission issued by inhabitants of the Lamelouze commune in the southern French region of Gard, north of Alès (as part of the “New Patrons” program, initiated and supported by the Fondation de France).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory
Common sense: a philosophical investigation (after Alfred North Whitehead).

French edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
A collection of previously unpublished texts and drawings (artist's book).

French edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
A collection of previously unpublished texts and drawings, with an original artwork signed by the artist (artist's book).

trilingual edition (English / Inupiaq / French)
Supernova – Livres
Transcript of incantations poems recorded on vinyl and produced in the framework of a multimedia work on sound and geology. The poem is translated into Inupiaq, the official Inuit language of the State of Alaska, where this project was developed.

French edition (English subtitles)
a.p.r.e.s editions – Documents & œuvres vidéo (DVD)
Two films to better understand the atypical path and ideas of Gilles Clément, gardener, landscape architect, author, and theoretician of gardens as places of political utopia.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
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.

English edition
Nero
last available copies!
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…).

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
The birth and life of video art.