Floating Opera Press

Floating Opera Press is a Berlin-based imprint publishing contemporary art and cultural criticism as well as select artists' books. Founded by Aaron Bogart, the press supports both new and established writers and is committed to publishing books that push the boundaries of what writing about culture can be.
 
Samuel Clowes Huneke - A Queer Theory of the State
2023
English edition
How queer theory can wed its critically anti-normative impulses to the empirical need for a state.
Marlene A. Schenk - The Darkest Corners
2023
English edition
The Darkest Corners documents and explores sculptures by Lena Marie Emrich and an eponymous exhibition.
Ciarán Finlayson - Perpetual Slavery
2023
English edition
In Perpetual Slavery, Ciarán Finlayson investigates the relationship of art to freedom in the work of Cameron Rowland and Ralph Lemon, who both utilize imagery of labor haunted and structured by the historical experience of slavery.
Raphaela Vogel - Outside Form
2023
English edition
In this interview, Marie-France Rafael and the artist Raphaela Vogel probe the perennial question of form, asking: What is the relationship between form and time? In their conversation, Rafael and Vogel contemplate the potential of putting artistic mediums in dialogue with one another, proffering a new vision of what form can achieve.
Steven Warwick - Notes on Evil
2022
English edition
An investigation into the current social architectures that determine the perception of the notion of "evil"... and the production of figures that embody it.
Karen Archey - After Institutions
2022
English edition
The current crisis of museums and the future of Institutional Critique.
Prunella Clough - A small thing edgily
2022
English edition
Exhibition catalogue with twenty color illustrations of paintings by the British painter Prunella Clough (1919–1999), focusing on the artist's late-career departure from the industrial figuration for which she was known into a wry, quietly influential approach to abstraction.
Skye Arundhati Thomas - Remember the Details
2021
English edition
Remember the Details is a piece of first-hand political reportage told through the story of images: Skye Arundhati Thomas reflects on the Indian protest movement that began in mid-2019 against anti-Muslim and casteist citizenship laws, writing the history of this important cultural and political moment.
Maximilian Kirmse - Wasserklops
2021
English edition
Catalogue / artist's book with twenty-one colour illustrations of German artist Maximilian Kirmse's paintings, as well as several drawings.
Kristian Vistrup Madsen - Doing Time - Essays on Using People
2021
English edition
A series of essays conncerned with the ethics of writing (about people and art), as well as a reflection on the identity politics of the early 2000s.
William J. Simmons - Queer Formalism: The Return
2021
English edition
A new kind of queer art writing.
Christian Egger - Shows, Signals, Unvernehmen - Collected Re- & Interviews 2005-2020
2020
bilingual edition (English / German)
The collected reviews and interviews of art critic, curator, and artist Christian Egger.
Marie-France Rafael - Passing Images - Art in the Post-Digital Age
2022
English edition
sold out
Image and contemporary art in the post-digital age.
Marie-France Rafael - On Gender Performance
2020
English edition
sold out
A conversation about performance, genre and cinema in the subversive work of Brice Dellsperger.
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