Curatoring / exhibition practices & history / museology / scenography

 
 
Eco-operations
2024
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
forthcoming
An edited collection of contributions to conversations about the climate crisis and its role in critical discourse.
Why I Do What I Do - Global Curators Speak
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - Thoughts on Curating
forthcoming
Twenty renowned international curators write about one of their exhibitions or projects that transformed their ideas about curating.
Islands of Kinship - A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions
2024
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
forthcoming
The project Islands of Kinship interconnects six mid-scale visual art institutions across diverse regions in Europe in an innovative collaboration model addressing issues of inclusion, kinship and togetherness, democratic exchange and the ethics, emotions and practical solutions for a sustainable and fair institutional operation.
Lieux et milieux des arts vivants - Performer l\'institution
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
A polyphonic approach to the emergence, since the 2000s, of new institutional forms dedicated to performative artistic practices.
Yaël Kreplak - Les réserves des musées - Écologies des collections
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
Using an interdisciplinary approach inspired by science and technology studies, and combining museological and sociological perspectives, this groundbreaking study of museum storerooms sheds new light on the world of art and cultural heritage conservation.
Entangled - Texts On Textiles
2024
English edition
Archive Books
forthcoming
What does it mean to be a curator who writes, and, more specifically, how can curators write about textiles? This publication steps outside the framework of the typical exhibition catalogue to occupy "the space between literature and criticism".
Skank Bloc Bologna - Alternative Art Spaces
2024
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The history of nonprofit and alternative exhibition spaces in Bologna from 1977 up to the present.
Museums at the Ecological Turn
2024
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
A reflection on the relation between art, museum institutions and climate activism.
MUdec United - Exposure
2024
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
MUdec United, the publication of the MUDEC – Museo delle Culture di Milano, one of the Italian leading institutions, is a book-zine dedicated to interdisciplinary research on world cultures. The second issue questions the quintessential symbolic device of the museum machine: the showcase—a tool of preservation, mummification, and desire, with many stories to tell.
MuMo
2024
bilingual edition (English / French)
MuMo
The new adventure of the Musée Mobile (a traveling museum aimed at making contemporary art accessible to those who are far from it, from the earliest age, that has been touring France, Europe and Africa since 2011), in partnership with the Centre Pompidou: the first museum truck dedicated to Europe's largest collection of modern and contemporary art, designed by architect Isabel Hérault and artist Krijn de Koning, travelling to various regions and villages.
Agnès Violeau - Pratiquer l\'exposition - Une écologie
2024
French edition
Mix
An essay on the new challenges facing exhibition curators.
Encounters - Embodied Practices
2024
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Archive Books
Conversations about embodied strategies of knowledge production and knowledge transmission based on the choreographic and curatorial practices of about fifteen international choreographers, performers, dramaturges and curators.
Chus Martínez - The Complex Answer - On Art as a Nonbinary Intelligence
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The Complex Answer presents the reader with a selection of texts—from 2010 to 2021—that introduce an exercise in how a practice of art and exhibition making has been influenced by philosophical thinking.
10 Years of Kinderhook & Caracas 2011-2021
2023
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Looking back at a decade of activity of the project space Kinderhook & Caracas, this compendium showcases the work of the 83 Berlin-based artists whose practices have crossed paths through the small room on Kreuzbergstraße and several off-site projects around the city.
Thierry Prat - Vivre dans leurs têtes - Entretiens avec Anne Bertrand
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
This book retraces Thierry Prat's career as a player and witness to the history of contemporary art in France for over forty years, through a series of interviews that highlight the main issues at stake.
La Biennale internationale des jeunes artistes - Paris (1959-1985)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The first major work on the history and current importance of the Biennale of Young Artists, known as the "Biennale de Paris", which took place between 1959 and 1985, bringing together thirty-five texts by international authors, including some testimonies from actors who took part in the Biennale.
Afterall - Voicings
2023
English edition
Afterall
Issue 54 "Voicings" explores modes of being, perception and expression that have been historically and often violently disabled by society. Focusing on art practices that centre the perspective of D/deaf and non-verbal communicators, it proposes reconfigurations of voice, language and sound. It asks readers to tune into a chorus of voicings, not necessarily audible, but perceivable as "atmospheres", "vibrations", "rhythms".
Spike - An Artist\'s Life
2023
English edition
Spike
Spike #76, around the theme of artists' lives and careers.
François Hers - Opération - Nouveaux commanditaires
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The protocol and the action of the New Patrons: the radical transformation of the conditions of emergence and appropriation of the art as political act.
Spike - Closed due to Colonialism, Elitism, and a Private Dinner – The Museum Issue
2023
English edition
Spike
Spike #75 fêtes the museum in all its stuffy, messy, showy, old-timey glory, as a home-away-from-home, the address of solace and astonishment. Featuring William Pope.L, Simon Wu, Louise Lawler, Ben Davis, Ann Demeester, Anthony Hudek, Meschac Gaba, Bernadette Van-Huy, Ghislaine Leung, Estelle Hoy, Tea Hacic-Vlahovic, and many more. 
Mladen Stilinović - My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise) - Dedicated to Mladen Stilinović
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A "post-episode" of a series of curatorial projects based on the Kontakt Collection and dedicated to the artist Mladen Stilinović.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - Pidginization as Curatorial Method - Messing with Languages and Praxes of Curating
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - Thoughts on Curating
In this compelling rethinking of curatorial practice, renowned museum director, curator, and writer Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung proposes that Pidgin languages and pidginization as a mode of being and doing offer a decolonialized reinvention of communicative practices.
Giovanna Silva - Black Coffee No Sugar - Genoa
2023
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
(last copies available!)
A photographic journey through the city of Genoa, exploring the past of historic buildings, the contemporaneity of the first modern museums, and Franco Albini's interiors.
Monumental Shadows - On museums, memory and the making of history
2023
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
A critical investigation into the material heritage and entangled histories of Western encyclopedic museums.
Chiara Bertola - Conserving the future
2023
English edition
Bruno
Conserving the Future is the book that bears witness to twenty-five years of curating contemporary art in the same place: the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice.
Christoph Keller - Dopostoria
2023
trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
An artist's book on photography, cemeteries and museum archives.
Archives on Show - Revoicing, Shapeshifting, Displacing – A Curatorial Glossary
2023
English edition
Archive Books
currently out of stock
Archives on Show brings the potential of reformulating the social and political relevance of archives by curatorial means into focus.
Maureen Murphy - L\'Art de la décolonisation - Paris-Dakar (1950-1970)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A transnational and transhistorical investigation carried out in the heart of museum and artistic practices between France and Senegal in the 1950s to 1970s, inviting us to decentralize our views in order to consider the globalized history of art of these years in a new light.
In Medias Res #2 - Architecture in Motion
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
After a previous focus on questions of historiography and the archive, In Medias Res #2: Architecture in Motion continues Fluentum's ongoing investigation into the history of its grounds with a focus on its architecture and surrounding material culture, both past and present.
Paul Bernard - \
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
CEC (Centre d'édition contemporaine)
An analysis of the failed experiment of an exhibition of the Situationists that ought to have taken place at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1959, and of the Situationist International's ambivalent relationship with the format of the exhibition, the museum and the institution.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Inclusions - Aesthetics of the Capitalocene
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The current ecological crisis brings about a new relational landscape: an unprecedented collapse of distances creates interspecies promiscuities and a crisis of the human scale. In Inclusions, Nicolas Bourriaud proposes that artists are the anthropologists of this new era.
Viktor Misiano - Curator without a System - Viktor Misiano: Selected Writing
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Curator without a System brings together, for the first time in English, a rich variety of essays by the curator Viktor Misiano written between 1988 and 2005.
Afterall - Medium/Metaphor/Milieu
2022
English edition
Afterall
Afterall #53 "Medium/Metaphor/Milieu" looks at the exhibitionary in and beyond exhibitions. Gathered through the notions of medium and milieu, it looks at a range of practices and modes of thinking that foreground the exhibitionary in concrete, spatial, architectural and experiential terms.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Planet B - Climate Change and the New Sublime
2022
English edition
Radicants
Nicolas Bourriaud invites artists from all around the world to question the contemporaneity of the romantic concept of the sublime, at the age of the anthropocene.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Planète B - Le sublime et la crise climatique
2022
French edition
Radicants
Nicolas Bourriaud invites artists from all around the world to question the contemporaneity of the romantic concept of the sublime, at the age of the anthropocene.
Generator - 2014-2020
2022
French edition
various
A perspective on the challenges related to training, professionalization, social rights and aesthetic and theoretical concerns of young artists, through the assessment of the activities of GENERATOR, a unique program of experimentation, professional training and international residency for curators.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 1 : Hétérochronies
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 2 : Topologies
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.
The Art of Critique
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
A feminist approach to broaden and challenge traditional art historical definitions of institutional critique.
Curating beyond the Mainstream - The Practices of Carlos Capelán, Elisabet Haglund, Gunilla Lundahl, and Jan-Erik Lundström
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Through four case studies, Curating beyond the Mainstream researches decolonial and other non-hegemonic approaches to the profession of curating in Sweden from the 1960s to the early 2000s.
Assuming Asymmetries - Conversations on Curating Public Art in the 1980s and 1990s
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Through conversations with curators and participating artists, this book revisits some of the most groundbreaking yet under-researched European and US public art exhibitions of the 1980s and 1990s.
Beatrice von Bismarck - The Curatorial Condition
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
An analysis of the relations created by the curatorial—relations that also constitute it.
Zdenka Badovinac - Unannounced Voices - Curatorial Practice and Changing Institutions
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - Thoughts on Curating
Alternative forms of curatorial and institutional work suitable to our novel conditions, when the relationship between physical and online work must be revised.
Karen Archey - After Institutions
2022
English edition
Floating Opera Press
currently out of stock
The current crisis of museums and the future of Institutional Critique.
Marie Gispert - Jean Cassou - Une histoire du musée
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A history of the museum of modern art, exhibitions and discourses on art and its public in the 20th century, from the trajectory of Jean Cassou (1897-1986), writer, resistance fighter, art critic, poet and chief curator of thenational museum for modern art of France from 1945 to 1965.
Building Moments, Perspectives, and Encounters - A Ceremonial of Attention
2022
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
The audience's human body and the museum institution.
Pierre Bal-Blanc - The Continuum Was Performed in the Following Manner - Notes on documenta 14
2022
English edition
Nero
An in-depth ex-post reflection on Documenta 14 by one of its curators, Pierre Bal Blanc, with the contribution of Adam Szymczyk.
Draw Your Own Conclusion
2022
English edition
MAH (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève)
The eminent art historian and curator Jean-Hubert Martin takes a singular look at the collection of the Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève by abolishing hierarchies and thus encouraging to return to the primary relationship between the artwork and the viewer.
Pas besoin d\'un dessin
2022
French edition
MAH (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire de Genève)
The eminent art historian and curator Jean-Hubert Martin takes a singular look at the collection of the Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève by abolishing hierarchies and thus encouraging to return to the primary relationship between the artwork and the viewer.
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