Sternberg Press

Sternberg Press grew out of the small publishing house known as Lukas & Sternberg, founded in 1999 by Caroline Schneider. With a focus on art criticism, theory, fiction and artists' books, the Berlin-New York based publishing endeavor was set in motion with a pocket book series, edited in part with Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Dedicated to an expanded notion of writing on art, Sternberg Press has created a formidable platform in which practitioners from the fields of art and culture (architecture, design, film, politics, literature and philosophy) can engage in a critical discourse. Each book is a special object celebrating creative publishing at its best, based on both meticulous editorial decisions and distinctive design. Through both commissioned and translated works, Sternberg Press seeks out the blind spots within contemporary discourse and offers a timely response to the related debates.
Collections :
 
Reinventing Daily Life
2020
bilingual edition (English / Dutch)
forthcoming
Art as a tool to reinvent our daily reality: textual and visual outcomes of the temporary master Reinventing Daily Life at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.
The New Model - An Inquiry
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This catalogue stems from an exhibition program which investigated the heritage of the 1968 project The Model, for which Stockholm's Moderna Museet was transformed into an adventure playground for children.
Luis Camnitzer - E-flux journal - One Number Is Worth One Word
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This collection of texts—with many unpublished—spans over half a century of the conceptual artist's radical engagement with art education and its institutions.
Joyce Campbell - On the Last Afternoon - Disrupted Ecologies and the Work of Joyce Campbell
2020
English edition
forthcoming
Monographic catalogue examining the forcefield of relations artist Joyce Campbell has activated between photography, philosophy, ecology, material history, science fiction, and the care and reading of sacred and symbolic landscapes, over the course of her near three-decade career.
Denise Ferreira da Silva - Unpayable Debt
2020
Edited by Ana Teixeira Pinto.
forthcoming
An examination of the relationship between coloniality, raciality, and global capital through a black feminist poethical framework, inspired by Octavia E. Butler's sci-fi novel Kindred (first volume in the On the Antipolitical series).
Martin Herbert - Unfold This Moment - The Art of Carol Bove
2020
English edition
forthcoming
An exploration of the work of sculpture and conceptual artist Carol Bove, by art critic Martin Herbert.
Tom Holert - Knowledge Beside Itself - Contemporary Art\'s Epistemic Politics
2020
English edition
forthcoming
A study on the role of research and knowledge production in today's contemporary art, and the growing relevance of art as conduit of knowledge.
Ingo Niermann - Solution 295-304 - Mare Amoris
2020
English edition
forthcoming
Against globalization's noxious exploitation of maritime resources, Ingo Nierman provides new practical, technological, and metaphysical scenarios to renew the relationship between men and the sea.
Polys Peslikas - Umm Kulthum faints on stage - The Cyprus Pavilion
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This catalogue brings together a series of contributions taking as inspiration Polys Peslikas's painting at the Cyprus Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, in 2017.
Janek Simon - Synthetic Folklore
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This monographic catalogue maps and decodes fifteen years of an artistic practice oriented towards DIY strategies and new technologies, investigating manifold spaces of reflections with a powerful political and theoretical radicality.
Dizziness - A Resource
2020
English edition
forthcoming
A cross-disciplinary reader investigating dizziness in artistic, art-historical, philosophical and natural scientific sources.
Of(f) Our Times - Curatorial Anachronics
2020
English edition
forthcoming
A collection of conversations, essays, artists' projects, and inserts, critically reflecting on the concept of “exhibition history”.
Critique in Practice - Renzo Martens\' “Episode III: Enjoy Poverty”
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This publication explores the legacy of Renzo Martens' landmark film Enjoy Poverty: a provocative work establishing how poverty became Congo's most lucrative export.
Red Love – A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai - Kollantai – A Play by Agneta Pleijel
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This reader revisits the formidable legacy of Russian revolutionary,  feminist, political refugee and diplomat Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952) in light of current feminist struggles. Includes the first English translation of the 1977 biographical play Kollontai by Swedish writer Agneta Pleijel.
From a History of Exhibitions towards a Future of Exhibition-Making - China and Southeast Asia
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This publication is the outcome of a touring assembly platform bringing together writers, curators, and art practitioners to reflect on exhibition practices and histories in China and Southeast Asia.
Larissa Sansour - Research/Practice 03 - Heirloom
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This publication documents the artistic research for Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale: a dark science fiction narrative set after an eco-disaster, evolving into an intimate dialogue about memory, exile and nostalgia.
Heba Y. Amin - Research/Practice 02 - The General\'s Stork
2020
English edition
forthcoming
The General's Stork explores historical accounts of biblical prophecies, colonial narratives, and the politics of technological warfare in the Middle East from a bird's eye view.
Michael Rakowitz - Research/Practice 01 - I\'m good at love, I\'m good at hate, it\'s in between I freeze
2020
English edition
forthcoming
The inaugural publication of the “Research/Practice” series focuses on an artistic research by Michael Rakowitz on the aftermath of a canceled show by Leonard Cohen initially scheduled in Palestine.
Radical Cut-Up - Nothing Is Original
2020
English edition
A transdisciplinary anthology of essays and articles investigating the cut-up as a contemporary mode of creativity and important global model of cultural production.
Abstract Hungary
2020
English edition
This catalogue stems from two eponymous exhibitions examining Hungary's art scene's drive toward abstraction to reflect on the complex social conditions of the country, from the 1960s to the present-day.
Le musée ne suffit pas
2020
French edition
The result of a collective reflection undertaken at the Canadian Center for Architecture, this publication is the first volume of an annual periodical series wishing to explore urgent issues in today's curatorial practices.
Art, Self & System
2020
English edition
Stemming from the Master Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts, this publication promotes the art school as a place for pedagogical, civic and political implications.
The Mill
2020
English edition
Artistic views on forestry and its actors (catalogue).
Leonor Antunes - A seam, a surface, a hinge, or a knot
2020
English edition
Catalogue of the artist's exhibition in the Portuguese pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale: a sculpture project engaging the heritage of post-war Italy's architecture and Italian vernacular craftsmanship.
Jörg Heiser - Double Lives in Art and Pop Music
2020
English edition
The relationships of art and pop music from the 1960s to the present.