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.
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Cura. - The Generational Issue
2022
English edition
CURA. 38 "The Generational Issue" is the magazine's first survey about artists' portraits that aims to investigate some of the most meaningful protagonists of the new generation who, stressing the urgencies of current times, are shaping the landscape of the present and the future in contemporary art.
Yves Scherer - Sirens - Selected Tatami Works
2021
English edition
Yves Scherer's Tatami mats series.
Cura. - Post Society / After language
2021
English edition
Cura. #37 intertwines the themes of After Language and Post Society, and explores the way in which the radical change in the economic, political, cultural, linguistic and emotional structures that define our present is called upon to identify alternative and functional models for the advancement of "new."
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.
2020
English edition
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)
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.
Davide Balliano - Building Body
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
This catalogue traces a comprehensive itinerary within the artist's rigorous and appealing body of work. A research where austere geometric forms, shaped in tones of white and black, become the alphabet of an open reflection on the world. The publication includes an interview with Balliano by curator Chrissie Iles, a critical essay by Luigi Fassi, and a rich collection of images.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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...
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...
Cura.
2014
English edition
Camille Henrot, Harald Szeemann, Vincent Honoré and Mauricio Marcin, Jean-Max Colard, Christina Ramberg and artists' contributions for Playboy since the 60's, Alex Da Corte and Matthew Owen, Jordan Wolfson, Takeshi Murata, Claudia Wieser, Oliver Laric, Zak Kitnick, Mark Emblem and Clément Delépine...
Francesco Arena -
2014
English edition
Reference monograph, featuring Francesco Arena's works collection and his most important shows from 2004 to 2014, with texts by Marcella Beccaria, Lorenzo Benedetti, Florence Derieux and Ara H. Merjian.
Diego Marcon - A script for Dick
2014
English edition
A collection of 38 short, self-contained episodes (artist's book).
Ursula Nistrup - Eavesdropping
2014
English edition
Artist's book (each book contains 4 different types of paper handmade by the artist).
Cura.
2014
English edition
Walter Zanini, Vincent Honoré and Margarida Mendes, Jean-Max Colard, Ed Fornieles, João Mourão et Luís Silva, Jack Lavender, Rolf Nowotny, Judith Hopf, Avery Singer, Marie Angeletti, Quinn Latimer and Anne Dressen, The Still House Group...
Cura.
2014
English edition
Essays and conversations about the practice of exhibition making; artistic projects and conversations of artists and curators (Ruba Katrib and Anthea Hamilton, Anna Gritz and Richard Sides, Diego Perrone by Cecilia Canziani, Parker Ito by Liv Barrett, George Henry Longly and Nicoletta Lambertucci, Michele Abeles and Margaret Lee, Ian Cheng, Tilman Hornig, Sara Cwynar...).
Commercial Road Project - 2011-2013
2014
English edition
Catalogue / collective artists' book.
Francesco Arena - Masse Sepolte
2014
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A complete documentation on Francesco Arena's installation for the Italian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.
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