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.
This book is dedicated to the work of Roberto Sironi, as part of a series of monographs on the thought and work of young contemporary designers. The activity of the Italian designer unfolds through highly symbolic projects, based on his personal interest in anthropology and ethnology.
Around 1999, artist Becky Beasley began writing to her former tutor, Claire Scanlon, who kept her letters but never replied. Years later, in 2016, the two began to intermittently record their conversations, now as friends.
Artist designer Canedicoda built a a temporary tailor's atelier, where clothes were build directly onto the visitors' bodies. Conceived halfway between a journal and an inventory, this publication documents each phase of the project, collects pictures of the 100 actual garments, as well as participants' feedbacks.
Cicoria is a visual essay conceived as a stream of images of the Alessandro Cicoria's past and current artworks, put together with apparently no visual coherence by Cicoria himself. A dialogue between the artist and curator Luca Lo Pinto is the map to understand the peculiar attitude behind his work and vision.
Opened to the public since 2005, Codalunga is a section of Nico Vascellari's studio in Vittorio Veneto devoted to experiments in visual and sound art. This publication documents a project which has been going on for a decade now, gathering artists from all around the world.
Set behind the scenes of Badlands Unlimited, an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, this three- act play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.
This publication stems from the 2018 edition of ARCO – Madrid international contemporary art fair. Taking as a point of departure the exploration of the concept of “future,” Chus Martínez, Elise Lammer, and Rosa Lleó wrote essays discussing different topics (art fairs, human evolution, and experimental education). These texts are illustrated by works by nineteen artists featured at the Madrid fair.
The first overview on the work of Italian artist Alessandro Piangiamore, with commissioned texts, a comprehensive portfolio of artworks, and the artist's visual references. All the repertoire of Piangiamore speaks of his need to conceive form as something that's open and mutual, and sculptures as objects capable of revealing an absence, a negative trace of that constant passage of state.
A survey of the eponymous project, which materialized between 2012 and 2017 in different remote places around the world—an annual gathering initiated by artist Angelo Plessas for a community of cultural practitioners concerned with our post-technological life.
A collection of visual incursions by Italian artist Emilio Prini in dozens of exhibition catalogues and print publications over the course of five decades. Meticulously researched, and yet necessarily incomplete, this book is a glimpse into the subtlety with which Prini turned each engagement with the world of ideas into a joust for mastery over space, time, and form.
In a junction of artist's book, illustrated sci-fi story, and a glossary of sculptural objects Ludovica Carbotta explores the concept of “fictional site-specificity” through different media, authorships, and descriptive strategies: a site-oriented practice that considers imaginary places, or real places within fictional contexts, to recover the role of imagination in the process of constructing knowledge.
This artist's book is based on a namesake project of video installations and art objects exploring the transformation of the image within time and space. With texts and drawings by curator