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English edition (texts in English and in Korean)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
The catalogue of the Irish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennal presents a video project by Jones in which Korean actors reenact a 1970s documentrary of a “conflict resolution therapy session” with individuals who experienced the conflict in Northern Ireland.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
This publication provides a wide-ranging survey of the Argentinian artist's literary collages—produced from 1965 to 2013—which use appropriated texts, representing a kind of experimental writing at the intersection of visual arts, performance, theater, literature, and activism.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
An examination of recent cases of boycotts by artists, presenting their political, ideological, and economic contexts, timelines, statements, as well as interviews.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
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.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Exploring the relationship between the Situationist International and the museum.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
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
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
This publication traces the extraordinary collaboration between American artist Dave Hullfish Bailey and senior Aboriginal writer and activist Sam Watson. structured around their highly political work Maiwar Performance, this book also covers their activities both before and throughout their work together.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
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
Errant Bodies – Doormats
The Force of Listening explores the role of listening in the contemporary intersection of art and activism and asks what potential for transformation it might facilitate.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
First major catalogue dedicated to one of the biggest representatives of Polish art and experimental cinema, Józef Robakowski. The publication presents some of the artist's most significant works and his research on the language of film and montage. It includes and interview with Marina Abramović, one of Robakowski's colleague at the time of the Soviet Union.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
A comprehensive and focused reader on Wilkinson's output and documents the Glasgow-based artist's practice spanning from 2015 to 2010, including six exhibitions and works produced within that time period, in reversed chronological order.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This artist's book compiles true propaganda photographs of the Third Reich with stills from actors playing Nazis in Hollywood movies: a radical commentary on our alarming present condition, in which the lines between populist and fascistic politics are increasingly blurring.

English edition
Flash Art – Flash Art Publishing (books)
This first English monograph on the work of Zhao Zhao examines the Chinese artist's working practice, emblematic for art's ability to address conflict—social, political, and aesthetic—in a world undergoing unprecedented upheaval. It features essays by Hou Hanru and Li Zhenhua.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Humboldt Books
Artist and researcher Riccardo Giacconi investigates the relationship between a range of narrative forms (puppetry, street storytellers, flyers and pamphlets) and a series of pre-political acts of revolt staged between Italy and South America. This publication documents his research project and features a series of texts, notes, archives, illustrations, and interviews.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
temporarily out of stock
In Diary of a Leap Year, Lebanese artist produces 366 daily collages from political newspapers in Lebanon and the Arab World, as a protest to the violence taking place in this region.

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

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

French edition
Incertain Sens – Artist's books and editions
Eight slogans from the May 68 events in France, in duplex printing (artist's book).

French edition
Zamân
The Seventh Issue of Zamâm magazine gathers innovative artists, curators, and art historians to investigate the relationships between the Pacific Region and the Mediterranean Basin, from Morocco to India (with Toni Maraini, Eric Baudelaire, Geeta Kapur, Touda Bouanani, Faouzi Laatiris…).

French edition
Diaphanes – Transpositionen
The socialism of Capital: a collection of texts by economist Christian Marazzi on the new capitalist regime formed out of the 2008 crisis.

texts in English and Italian
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
A deconstructed overview offering the widest selection of Jodice's works ever presented: more than twenty years of eclectic art—alternating between photography, videos and installations.

texts in English and French
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Proceedings of the 2015 National conference of the French Schools of Arts.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
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
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
The limits of the participatory game in nowadays democracies.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
A polemical essay targeting the moral economy of indeterminacy in contemporary art.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
temporarily out of stock
Built by the design collective Metahaven, the project Black Transparency questions how information is organized globally and what role the concept of transparency occupies within it. This book engages transparency's junctions with design, architecture, and pop culture through Metahaven's research on technology, structures of information, networks and the Internet.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
With this volume, Shahryar Nashat recalls the life and death of an iconic art object—a green dodecahedron called La Shape—operating in many of the artist's works since 2011.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Monographic study on the work of artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on the perception of language, sound, and listening.

English edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Notebook from the South African artist featuring fountain pen's drawings and writings with inserted typescripts.

English edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Limited edition of the notebook from the South African artist featuring fountain pen's drawings and writings with inserted typescripts, and an original work, numbered and signed, printed on various formats (1920's coal mining register, books pages, card stock).

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
A pocket, non illustrated mid-career catalogue raisonné of a practice now spanning over two decades.

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
Diaphanes – Bilder-Diskurs
This publication offers new insights into the broad and differentiated spectrum of functions images could assume in political contexts in those areas dominated by the Portuguese in early modern times. How were objects and artifacts staged and handled to generate new layers of meaning and visualize political ideas and concepts? And what were the respective reasons, means, and effects of the visualization of Portuguese power and politics?

bilingual edition (English / German)
Spike Art Quarterly
Since its inception, Spike Art Quarterly stands for independent, critical reporting on the arts, and provides the current cultural debates with emerging artists and leading writers. Thisissue looks for political alternatives and resistance into the art world, and includes discussions between Claire Fontaine's Fulvia Carnevale, Rory Rowan, Constant Dullaart & Toke Lykkeberg, portraits of Tobias Madison, Barbara Kruger and Omer Fast, an interview with Armen Avanessian, Liam Gillick on the British documentary filmmaker Adam Curtis, Chus Martínez on the role of art in generating new cultural forms...

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This first comprehensive publication about the Silent University introduces the initiative—a solidary school by refugees, asylum seekers and migrants—and contextualizes it in the wider framework of both radical pedagogy and socially engaged art projects.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
The genesis and documentation of a video and mapping project on the detrimental effects of foreign authorities' actions in past and present Mexico.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
The political dimension of Visual Studies, between Francophone and Anglo-American studies.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
This volume brings together essays on the German writer W. G. Sebald (1944-2001), iconographic documents and manuscripts of the author, and a script written by Sebald for a film ever made about the life of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
The complete PDF edition of the avant-garde journal Change, created by Jean Pierre Faye in 1968: 42 facsimile issues in a 8482-page file with free-text search engine.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Performing & sound arts
First monograph.

French edition
Centre de la photographie Genève
A series of photographs taken in the margins of the 63rd Bilderberg conference, which brings together some of the most influential political and economic leaders of the Western world.

French edition
Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
This collective work aims to demonstrate the relevance of today's popular music in contemporary political action through eight international case studies.

French edition
Diaphanes – Transpositionen
The new impact of corporations on both the state and the market as the new paradigm of neoliberalism.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
The publication addresses performative artistic strategies as a lived practice of resistance in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
The possibility and power of art to imagine futures that are not irrevocably determined by the present, but are invested with struggles fought here and now.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Amar Kanwar's extensive project on the social struggles and expropriation issues which take place in the land of Odisha in east India (in collaboration with Sudhir Pattnaik / Samadrusti and Sherna Dastur).

English edition
Sternberg Press – Solution
A political and artistic performance manual revolving around the double agent figure

English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
A disturbing view of the current state of affairs of the culture in which we live (catalogue).

English edition
Peep-Hole Sheet
temporarily out of stock
Taking as a starting point the description of an exhibition project, the British artist reflects on the creative process, serendipity, and writing as an exploratory tool in conceiving and creating a work.

bilingual edition (English / Norwegian)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
This substantial monograph gathers reflections on Ane Hjort Guttu's recent film projects and offers insight into the artist's work and methodology, and the potential of art as a critical and political tool.

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