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 :
 
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 Museum Is Not Enough
2020
English 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.
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.
Fredrik Værslev - Tan Lines
2020
English edition
This catalogue presents the artist's Sail Paintings series—32 hybrid compositions reminiscent of a boat's sail. This monumental publication (30 x 40 cm) is designed as a graphic extension to the project.
Cultures of the Curatorial 4 - Curatorial Things
2020
English edition
forthcoming
Intertwining transdisciplinary discourses, transcultural perspectives, and methods of practice, this anthology provides new insight into the analysis of things in a curatorial context.
Politics of Food
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This publication critically assesses and illuminates ways in which the arts can confront food-related issues, through the contributions of artists, anthropologists, activists, agronomists, and chefs.
Ronny Delrue - Correspondances #1
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This monograph presents a selection of drawings from the Belgian artist's extensive corpus. Three different authors focus on this selection and have shed light on the importance of the drawing in Delrue's practice.
Jens Hoffmann - In the Meantime - Speculations on Art, Curating, and Exhibitions
2020
English edition
forthcoming
An anthology of texts by the influential American critic and curator. The publication includes essays on artists, exhibitions, and curating, catalogue texts, and interviews.
Maria Lind - Seven Years - The Rematerialisation of Art from 2011 to 2017
2020
English edition
forthcoming
An anthology of texts on contemporary art during the second decade of the twenty-first century.
Nina Valerie Kolowratnik - Critical Spatial Practice #10 - The Language of Secret Proof – Indigenous Truth and Representation
2020
English edition
forthcoming
This publication documents new spatial notational systems developed by architect Nina Valerie Kolowratnik to help Indigenous communities from New Mexico to protect and regain traditional lands.
The D-Tale - Video Art from the Pearl River Delta
2019
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
An overview of video art production from the Pearl River Delta in China: having emerged in the mid-1980s, this vital yet under-represented art scene is thoroughly documented in this richly illustrated catalogue (460 ill.) which features works by nearly sixty artists (catalogue of the inaugural exhibition at Times Art Center Berlin).
Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD)
2019
English edition
This publication presents the outcomes of the master Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD) at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. The contributions reflect on the program's quest to re-establish the material at the center of art and design practices.