Nero

Nero is a publishing house specialized in the production of artist's books, editions, and catalogues commissioned by museums, foundations and private collections. Based in Rome, Nero also works in curating, art direction and consulting for cultural projects and contemporary art.
 
MUdec United - Exposure
2024
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
forthcoming
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.
Valentina Tanni - Memesthetics - The Eternal September of Art
2024
English edition
The first book to draw a comprehensive cartography of the relationship between visual arts and digital culture since the early 2000s, tracing the history of memes "from Duchamp to TikTok."
Renato Leotta - Ondina (vinyl LP + booklet)
2024
An archive of sounds for interspecies communication, stemming from Renato Leotta's research on Posidonia Oceanica, an underwater plant endemic to the Mediterranean Sea.
Alex Cecchetti - Sentiero
2024
English edition
The documentation of a mountain path designed by artist Alex Cecchetti in Val Gardena (Bolzano, Italy) and a journey into more-than-human presences and ecologies.
Nicolas Cilins - Stills From Seven Works
2024
texts in English, German, French
A monograph dedicated to Nicolas Cilins’ films between 2011 and 2020.
Landscape with(out) Locus
2023
English edition
A collective reflection on the landscape as an ever-changing social, economic, and ecological construct, addressing questions of power, identity, and natural resources (contributions by T. J. Demos, Tiago Torres-Campos, Tiffany Kaewen Dang, Hagit Keysar and Ariel Caine, Teresa Mendes Flores, Chris Malcolm, Irmgard Emmelhainz...)
Charles Bernstein - Poetry Has No Future Unless It Comes to an End - Poems of Artificial Intelligence 
2023
English edition
A collection of poems generated between 2020 and 2022 by an Artificial Intelligence trained exclusively on poet Charles Bernstein's entire corpus.
Sandro Penna - Sleepless Traveler
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
The English translation of Il viaggiatore insonne, poet legend Sandro Penna's final collection, coupled with illustrations by the American artist Louis Fratino.
Estelle Hoy - Jus d\'Orange
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
currently out of stock
A dialogue between Camille Henrot's images and Estelle Hoy's texts, a visual and verbal exploration of melancholy, failure, injustice, and hope.
Artists\' Survival Kit
2023
English edition
A collection of essays and a critical attempt to rethink and improve the relationship between artists and art institutions and to give visibility to the precarious, complex, and very often existential reality of the art workers.
Honza Zamojski - Rise and Fall of the Middlemen
2023
English edition
Artist book: a visual and poetic investigation of the enigmatic figure of the "Middleman", combining short punchlines and full-page illustrations, which are wryly reminiscent of Kafka's fictional world. The publication comes with a cardboard puppet, to be screwed and assembled.
Alice Guareschi - Je m\'appelle Olympia
2023
no text
A series of 16 photographs documenting an action for house lights performed by Alice Guareschi at the Olympia Music Hall in Paris (leporello).
The Rainbow Book
2023
English edition
currently out of stock
The reprint of a cult book of post-1968 psychedelic culture:, an encyclopedia of the cultural and artistic manifestations of the rainbow first published in 1975 in Berkeley, California, on the occasion of The Rainbow Show exhibition held at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
 Salvo - Io sono Salvo - Works and Writings 1961-2015
2023
English edition
A monograph conceived as a self-portrait: the story of the artist's career through works and writings from 1961 to 2015, collected in chronological order to illustrate the ever-evolving, organic nature of Salvo's activities, which constantly interacted with the history of art.
MUdec United - Rainbow
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
MUdec United, the new 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 first issue addresses the themes explored with an exhibition project composed of different stories related to the rainbow as a natural, cultural, spiritual and human phenomenon.
Abbas Zahedi - “ ”
2023
English edition
A conversation between Eva Wilson and the 2022 Frieze Artist Award Abbas Zahedi, around the core concepts of "translation and transplantation".
Lina Pallotta - Porpora
2023
English edition
A photographic portrait of Porpora Marcasciano, human rights activist, writer, sociologist and honorary president of MIT (the Italian Transgender Identity Movement).
The Mediterranean - A Round Sea
2023
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
A body of essays and artworks, edited by Marina Folkidis, about artistic production in the Mediterranean terroir.
Philippe Malouin - Steel Works
2023
English edition
An overview of the Canadian designer's creative process.
Luca Trevisani - Walking loaves
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
currently out of stock
An artist book by Luca Trevisani, overwriting in the mode of a palimpsest Piero Camporesi's Bread of Dreams, an Italian cult classic of "food" anthropology.
Massimo Bartolini - Hagoromo
2023
English edition
The most complete publication ever dedicated to the Tuscan artist.
Simone Forti - Oh, Tongue
2023
English edition
A new revised version of the notebook of the legendary American dancer, artist and choreographer Simone Forti in which she shares her poetry as well as her thoughts on dance, the body, writing, the state of the world.
Diego Perrone - Run-up - Grasso
2023
English edition
An artist book celebrating the first five issues of Grasso magazine.
Paolo Cirio - Monitoring Control
2022
English edition
Combining art and activism, semiotics and capitalism, art and finance, control and subversion, Monitoring Control by Paolo Cirio represents a critique of the social manipulation imposed by new technologies, while examining the counter-control that individuals can implement to dismantle these forces, sabotage them, and protect themselves.
 Destroyers/Builders - Rooted Flows
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
This book is dedicated to the work of Destroyers/Builders (Linde Freya Tangelder), as part of a series of monographs on the thought and work of young contemporary designers.
Kostas Lambridis - Rooted Flows
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
This book is dedicated to the spectacular and baroque work of Kostas Lambridis, as part of a series of monographs on the thought and work of young contemporary designers.
Mario Rizzi - Bayt / بيت
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A complete overview of the vast cinematographic project of the Italian artist and director around the "Arab Spring".
Zineb Sedira - Les rêves n\'ont pas de titres
2022
French edition
The three issues of the periodical charting the artistic journey of Zineb Sedira in the run up to her presentation for the French Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022), gathered in a box set.
Pierre Bal-Blanc - The Continuum Was Performed in the Following Manner - Notes on documenta 14
2022
English edition
An in-depth ex-post reflection on Documenta 14 by one of its curators, Pierre Bal Blanc, with the contribution of Adam Szymczyk.
Cao Fei - Supernova
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
New monograph.
Nicola Samorì - Lucìe
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Neglected, abandoned, forgotten women: a series portraits, mostly female, constitutes the fulcrum of this book on Lucìe, the project by Nicola Samorì exhibited at Mart in Rovereto.
Julien Carreyn - L\'espace des arts
2022
no text
Julien Carreyn captures the singularity and strangeness of a cultural center during a residency.
Global Tools - When Education Coincides with Life – 1973–1975
2022
English edition
Global Tools 1973–1975 documents and narrates the story of the eponymous experience of Radical Design and its multidisciplinary school program "without students or teachers."
Thomas Hirschhorn - The Purple Line
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Conceived entirely by the artist on the occasion of the homonymous solo exhibition at MAXXI, Rome, this volume documents Thomas Hirschhorn's research on Pixel-Collage, an impressive cycle of works realized between 2015 and 2017.
Zineb Sedira - Forms of Desire - Algiers
2021
English edition
currently out of stock
The first of three issues of a periodical charting the artistic journey of Zineb Sedira in the run up to her presentation for the French Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022).
Zineb Sedira - Les formes du désir - Alger
2021
French edition
The first of three issues of a periodical charting the artistic journey of Zineb Sedira in the run up to her presentation for the French Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022).
Wolfgang Scheppe - Taxonomy of The Barricade - Image Acts of Political Authority in Paris, May 1968
2021
English edition
An iconographic taxonomy—researched, conceived, and ideated by Wolfgang Scheppe, also author of the book's final essay—that traces the state and police visual control through almost 500 images from the May 1968 police archives in Paris.
The Missing Planet - Visions and re-visions of Soviet Times
2021
English edition
The history of Soviet and post-Soviet art from 1970 to the present through the essays of thirty authors and the works of more than fifty artists.
Shifting Views on Italian Art
2021
English edition
A critical analysis of the format of the curatorial residency as a research model.
Julien Carreyn - Le Moulin des Ribes
2021
English edition
A bucolic pictorial / photographic project by Julien Carreyn around a French watermill.
Simone Forti - News Animations
2021
English edition
A reference book containing all the transcripts of Simone Forti's News Animations.
Angelo Plessas - Experimental Education Protocol III
2021
English edition
The report of the third edition of The Experimental Education Protocol, an alternative educational model imagined by the artist Angelo Plessas, organized in the form of a sailboat cruise in the Aegean Sea.
Marialba Russo - Public Sex
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Marialba Russo's collection of photographs of Italian porno film posters from the 1970s, questioning both the view of the original images and their later exhibition.
Chiara Fumai - Poems I Will Never Release, 2007-2017
2021
English edition
currently out of stock
First retrospective monograph: an essential resource for any in-depth critical study of Chiara Fumai's work and thought, including a first systematic analysis of her oeuvre.
Liu Xiaodong - New England
2021
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
The volume New England brings together a series of portraits by Liu Xiaodong of homonymous subjects. The project represents the artist's search to portray a generation of young Chinese professionals who have moved to London to try and follow their dreams.
Protext! (2 volumes)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
The possible role of weaving as a transgressive practice, as a weapon of protest and sabotage.
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