Cura.

Cura.magazine is a platform for contemporary art based in Rome that investigates with an independent spirit today's artistic production, art's emerging scene and the borders that have marked its central moments, through collaborations with international artists and curators, who live in different areas of the world. It has a production of four issues per year.
The platform is also an editorial structure (Cura.books), publishing a series of artist's books.
Series:
 
Eugenio Tibaldi - Informal Inclusion
2024
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
forthcoming
Informal Inclusion poetically unveils the violence of a world, our own, that is the offspring of our forgotten colonial world, and is crossed each day by migratory processes that transform the social and geographic fabric thanks to the paradoxically "inclusive" power of the dynamics that are generated in the marginal spaces.
Roma, a portrait - Festival of Foreign Academies and Cultural Institutes
2024
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
forthcoming
Catalogue of the first edition of a project that turns Palazzo Esposizioni on an annual basis into a primary observatory for exploring the visions and the research go those foreign scholars and artists who spend a period of residency in Rome every year, a guests of the Academies and Cultural Institutes that have been part of a city's life since the seventeenth century.
Cura. - We Monsters
2024
English edition
CURA. turns 15 and celebrates this important milestone with We Monsters, a special "horror" issue dedicated to the exploration of the revolutionary role of monsters in modern civilization, and contemporary art.
Cura. - New World Agency™
2023
English edition
currently out of stock
Through an extensive investigation of the new searches and work productions of international artists, the new CURA. 41, New World Agency™ raises questions related to the ability of art and artists to have a transformative role as regards the apparent irreversibility of the events that impact our present.
Cura. - Manifesto
2023
English edition
CURA. celebrates its 40th issue with a special collector's edition featuring a collection of over one hundred contributions expressly created by artists, writers, thinkers, and philosophers who have collaborated over the years with CURA.'s editorial and curatorial platform, since its founding in 2009.
Cura. - Are We Eternal Beings?
2022
English edition
currently out of stock
In today's era of increasingly eroding certainties, Cura. 39 looks at artists that survey the fundamental questions of life and death, extinction and immortality (featuring Cyprien Gaillard, Marguerite Humeau, Pierre Huyghe, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Katja Novitksova, Mimosa Echard, Jakob Kudsk Steensen & Hans Ulrich Obrist, Elaine Cameron-Weir & Jodi Graf, Max Hooper Schneider by Nicolas Bourriaud...).
Yves Scherer - Sirens - Selected Tatami Works
2021
English edition
Yves Scherer's Tatami mats series.
The Dreamers
2021
English edition
The catalogue of the 2021 Belgrade Biennale, exploring the space of dream as a metaphorical space of freedom, capable of re-reading categories, rules, and the most common certainties.
Real_Italy
2020
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A panorama of the contemporary art scene in Italy (exhibition catalogue).
Ana Manso - Agar
2020
trilingual edition (English / Italian / Portuguese)
This book surveys the work made in the last few years by Portuguese artist Ana Manso.
Cura. - The Resistance Issue
2020
English edition
currently out of stock
In a period of transition, loss of horizons, rethinking of known schemes and expectations, between trying to catch up with digital acceleration and dealing with a content overload, Cura. translates the vocabulary indicative of this new decade by republishing a thoughtful selection of contributions from its archive.
Cura.
2020
English edition
currently out of stock
Will Benedict, Kahlil Joseph, Mahfuz Sultan, Ari Marcopoulos, Lynda Benglis, Camille Blatrix, Jesper Just, Lex Brown, Matt Copson, Fin Simonetti, Autumn Knight, Iman Issa, Nevine Mahmoud, Berenice Olmedo, Igor Simić...
Patrizio Di Massimo -
2020
English edition
First monograph.
Caroline Mesquita - The Ballad
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
currently out of stock
The catalogue of the eponymous exhibition by Caroline Mesquita, published on the occasion of her Fondation Ricard Prize. The French artist works primarily with metal, creating sculptures and staged video with strong narratives.
Cura.
2019
English edition
Cura. #32 brings together an incredible array of conversations with cutting edge and pioneering artists, together with recurring and brand new sections, that set the rhythm of an upcoming year filled with new and thrilling explorations.
Cura.
2019
English edition
Cura. 31 is devoted to 22 women artists—among the most representative of the new generation—and explores the plurality, diversity, and complexity of today's artistic practices. This issues continues the previous investigation on the powerful presence and key role of women artists within the contemporary art scene, re-affirming and pointing out the basic rights of equality and pluralism.
Cura.
2019
English edition
10th anniversary special issue.
Ascending from the Liquid Horizon
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Ascending from the Liquid Horizon focuses on the possibilities and potentials once proposed by speculative narratives about the future, and reflects on the realm that is currently emerging from the intersection of science, corporate interests, and ecology. Vast developments in technology, advancing hand in hand with rapid climate change, predict a situation far more complex than the current one, defined by an environment where technology levels nature and notions of the biological, natural and terrestrial need to be revised.
Low Form - Imaginaries and Visions in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
This catalogue presents an exploration of artistic imaginaries in the age of artificial intelligence. A series of essays examine these new aesthetics through various historical, contemporary and conceptual perspectives. The publication also includes a series of projects by artists such as Ian Cheng, Cécile B. Evans, Avery K Singer, Luca Trevisani…
George Henry Longly - We all love your life
2018
English edition
This catalogue documents an eponymous exhibition by the British artist inspired by the daily lives of astronauts in space. The publication presents a series of images of the exhibition together with unpublished photos by the NASA. The book also includes a conversation between the artist and Victor Buchli, a NASA astronaut.
Cura.
2018
English edition
This issue of Cura. asks the question: how can we be revolutionary? Through a kaleidoscopic range of visions, images and actions, artists figure out the production of a new social body and challenge the establishment. With: Alex Da Corte; Jeremy Deller's Social Parade; Simon Castets; Martha Wilson's performances; Petra Cortright on Paul Chan; interview with Jamian Juliano-Villani by Hans Ulrich Obrist; conversations between and Daniel Steegmann Mangrané and Rivet, Jean-Marie Appriou and Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel, Sophia Al-Maria and Lena Saraj; Ramaya Tegegne…
Athena Papadopoulos - A Tittle-Tattle-Tell-A-Tale-Heart (2 vol.)
2018
English edition
The first artist book by Athena Papadopoulos conceived as a diary and a novel. The publication is a collection of drawings and thoughts of the artist in the form of a romance, published in two different editions.
Baltic Triennial 13 - Give up the Ghost
2018
English edition
The catalogue of the 13th edition of the Baltic Triennial which takes place in three venues: Contemporary Art Centre Vilnius, Tallinn Art Hall and Kim? Contemporary Art Center Riga. The publication includes a range of curatorial and critical voices to provide highly individual reflections on each of the artists, poets and musicians taking part in the project.
Cura.
2018
English edition
Cura. yearlong investigation into the body continues. This issue is devoted to different artistic experiences and practices—crossing generations, time, space, and media—revolving around the boundaries, powers, forms and interpretations of the body that exist within the present world (Amalia Ulman; Hannah Levy; Lynn Hershman Leeson; Prem Sahib; Celia Hempton; three essays on the dancing body, the loving body, and the collective body…).
Gianandrea Poletta - Taboo
2018
English edition
Positioning itself between drawing, sculpture and writing, the work of Gianandrea Poletta is defined by the artist's own life experiences. In his first artist's book, a selection of short stories written in the first person, lo-fi cell phone pictures, and a rich array of ink and marker pen drawings, are brought together in a sequence that overlaps mediums and temporalities.
Cura.
2018
English edition
(last copies available!)
This issue investigates the sinuous folds of the body. Featuring: special section on George Henry Longly; Mathieu Copeland on anti-bodies within the body of art institutions; interview with Barbara Hammer, Lou Dallas, Manuel Solano; Eleanor Antin on Carving; Ellen Blumenstein & Kate Cooper; Ben Vickers in conversation with Kenric McDowell on human and machine; visual essay by Marianna Simnett; Donna Huanca in conversation with Venus Lau; ektor garcia; 25 questions with Eric N. Mack… and including Clubbing fanzine's first issue!
Riccardo Baruzzi - Del disegno disposto alla pittura
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
The first monograph on Riccardo Baruzzi, containing a selection of images of works made from 2010 to the present and writings by Alessandro Rabottini, Davide Ferri and Luca Bertolo. A perfect introduction to the italian artist's practice, which explores the notion of the unfinished and the provisional by way of an aesthetic investigation of drawing through the body of the painting.
Cura.
2017
English edition
Cura's new issue connects the different sections with one common thread: the machine as a possibility or as a threat. The magazine also extends its “Inside the Cover” section with three essays on this issue's cover artist, Max Hooper Schneider. Plus: Sam Lewitt on Michael Asher's 1991 exhibition at Le Consortium in Dijon ; interviews with John Bock, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Kenric McDowell, Bailey Scieszka ; David Horvitz in conversation with Margot Norton ; Nicolas Deshayes' sculptures ; Pakui Hardware ; Haroon Mirza's visual essay ; Bruno Zhu…
Francesco Arena - Six Horizons, Six Roads, Ten Landscapes
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
In this new book time and space, which are fundamental aspects of Arena's work, are encapsulated in six horizons, six roads and ten landscapes. Essays by Mario Fortunato and Andrea Viliani, together with statements written by Arena himself on each work here published, examine in depth the practice of one of the most interesting artists in the Italian and International artistic scenes.
Cura.
2017
English edition
Cura #25 Summer issue celebrates its special edition, dedicated to 25 (+1) outstanding protagonists of the contemporary art scene, selected among the most interesting female artists of the new generation. A collectible and celebratory issue!
Ed Fornieles - Micro Unit of Two
2017
English edition
Quoting excerpts from Keller Easterling's 2014 essay Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, this coloring book tells the story of two characters, a fox (the artist) and a cat, and their special relationship, made of exotic travels, dreams and nightmares, struggles and desires.
Cura.
2017
English edition
Yves Scherer, Anthony Huberman's “The Machine” with Robert Snowden and Lutz Bacher, a portrait of Walter Hopps, Renate Bertlmann in conversation with Vincent Honoré, artists' projects by Eva Papamargariti and Zin Taylor, 25 questions for Mitchell Anderson by Liam Gillick, Anna Uddenberg in conversation with David Lê, Pablo Bronstein, Stuart Middleton, a visit to the new Guerrilla Girls' exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, HOT! Section with Daiga Grantina, Elliot Dodd, Pia Camil, and Daniele Milvio.
Cura.
2016
English edition
Jon Rafman by Bret Schneider, Art and the machine by Anthony Huberman, Carolee Schneemann discusses 1964 Meat Joy with Vincent Honoré, Arnold Rüdlinger by Lorenzo Benedetti, a commissioned work by Guan Xiao, interviews with Ian Cheng, Athena Papadopoulos, Cayetano Ferrer, Emmanuelle Lainé, Davide Balula by Daniel S. Palmer, Matthew Linde's Centre for Style, Pilvi Takala…
Performing The Institution(al) - Vol. 4 & 5
2016
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
These volumes document Kunsthalle Lissabon's fourth and fifth year of activity, which happened between 2013 and 2014.
Jay Heikes - Consequences
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
This publication documents a project initiated by Jay Heikes whose purpose is to reflect on collaboration as artistic practice.
Erik Saglia - A.E. Abstract Existence
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
This volume documents a series of site-specific works by four artists looking at existence from an abstractionist point of view.
Cura.
2016
English edition
Sol Carelo, Johannes Cladders' anti-museum, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster by Jean-Max Colard, conversations with James Bridle, Alex Israel, Philipp Timischl, Rodrigo Hernández, and ÅYR, the sensorial motifs of Anicka Yi's work, Kevin Beasley, visual project by Amy Yao, emerging artists Debora Delmar Corp., Juliana Huxtable, Sophie Jung, Nancy Lupo…
André Guedes - Sketches for an Anthology
2016
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Addressing fifteen years—from 1999 to 2014—of André Guedes's artistic practice, this monograph also proves to be the medium of a reflexion on anthological exhibitions.
Cura.
2016
English edition
Projects, texts, visual essays and conversations with about thirty international artists, curators, critics and authors: Zoe Williams, Kynaston McShine, the exhibition as poem by Jean-Max Colard, Haim Steinbach's POP UP section investigation, visual projects by Slavs and Tatars and Puppies Puppies, Andra Ursuta, conversation between Simon Denny and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Cécile B. Evans, Emily Roysdon, Melanie Matranga...
 Goldschmied & Chiari - La démocratie est illusion
2016
English edition
This monographic catalogue collects the visuals of works focusing on the relationship between the activities of the intelligence agencies and magic practices during the Cold War era.
Emanuel Röhss - Location Scout
2016
English edition
Location Scout is an artist's book by Emanuel Röhss conceived as part of a 2015 project that addresses the interrelation between the Ennis House built by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles in 1924 and the Hollywood film industry in particular and the production of pop culture at large.
Michael Manning - 100 Paintings
2016
English edition
A luxurious artist book by Michael Manning gathering a selection of 100 digital drawings, each from four distinct series of paintings.
Cura.
2015
English edition
Céline Condorelli; emerging artists lga Balema, Darja Bajagić, Sasha Braunig, Rachel Rose, and Marguerite Humeau; the Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon with Pedro Barateiro; Ryan Gander; Michael E. Smith; Josh Kline; GCC Collective; Villa Design Group; Lena Henke and Anna Gritz; Wim Beeren; Jean-Max Colard on poetry in the exhibition space...
Benjamin Tiven - Scrim Sinews
2015
English edition
This artist's book documents a dialog, exchange, and collaboration between Per-Oskar Leu and Benjamin Tiven, from summer 2013 through the winter of 2015.
Sculptures Also Die / Anche le sculture muoiono
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Twelve international artists forge a reflection on the meaning, the potential and the new experimental approaches in sculpture today.
Cura.
2015
English edition
Wies Smals (de Appel, Amsterdam), Kristine Siegel & Rhea Dall (PRAXES, Berlin), Jean-Max Colard, Eddie Peake & Heather Phillipson, Trisha Baga, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Helene Appel, Eloise Hawser, Bunny Rogers, Yoan Mudry...
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