Archive Books

Archive is a platform for cultural research and debate. It brings together activists and cultural practitioners in an adaptable and non-hierarchal structure with the aim to foster a unique space for discussion and exchange. Archive is engaged in a wide range of activities including publishing and exhibition making.
Archive Books produces readers, monographs and artists' books as well as journals focusing on contemporary cultural production.
 
Berlin / Milan
 
91 titles
 
Anachoresis - Upon Inhabiting Distances
2021
English edition
Published on the occasion of Cyprus' participation at the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice, Anachoresis: Upon Inhabiting Distances gathers a collection of texts and visual material from a multidisciplinary group of Cypriot and international practitioners, including architects and designers, curators and writers, sound and movement artists.
Rehearsing Hospitalities - Companion 3
2021
English edition
A series of essays and visual contributions critically reflecting on the questions of hospitality safety, security and care.
Silver Rights
2021
trilingual edition (English / Spanish / Italian)
An in-depth research project by Elena Mazzi in dialogue with the Mapuche spiritual leader, silversmith and activist, Mauro Millán and Argentinean artist, Eduardo Molinari, about the cultural resistance of the Mapuche people to neo-colonialism in Chile.
Momentography of a failure - Addis Ababa
2021
English edition
Momentography of a failurebrings essays, timelines, film, photography, and a series of conversations together to deal with Ethiopia's controversial urbanisation and the transformative space of the city.
Johanna Laakkonen - They Inhabit While Working
2021
English edition
A collection of texts by the artist and quotations through which Jaana Laakkonen develops reflections on her own practice and on the challenges of her work.
Sonsbeck20→24 - Force Times Distance – On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies (catalogue)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Dutch)
The catalogue of the 12th edition of Sonsbeek, centered around labour, and its sonicities, connects a millenary history crossing times and geographies to the present moment, through a multitude of voices, sounds, and ripples.
Sonsbeck20→24 - Force Times Distance – On Labour (reader)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Dutch)
This reader is a culmination of direct and tangential deliberations on notions of labour, appreciated across geographies and mediums. Newly commissioned textual manifestations in a multilogue with historical positions.
School of Waters - Mediterranea 19 – Young Artists Biennale San Marino 2021
2021
English edition
Mediterranea 19 – School of Waters imagines a Biennale as a temporary school inspired by radical and experimental pedagogies and the way they challenge artistic, curatorial, and research formats.
Untranslatable Terms of Cultural Practices - Shared Vocabulary
2021
English edition
A collective reflection on the richness of the untranslatable.
Laura Horelli - Changes in Direction - A Journal
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
Changes in Direction – A Journal provides multivocal and transnational African-European statements to current decoloniality debates from different perspectives.
Igor Zabel - Inexplicable Presence (Curator’s Working Place)
2021
English edition
The posthumous catalogue of one of the most personal curatorial projects of Igor Zabel (1958-2005).
Stronger Than Bone - On Feminism(s)
2021
English edition
Stronger than Bone draws upon the embodied strength, intuitive desires, and collective wisdom of feminists and non-binary protagonists to foreground the manifold dimensions of feminist politics and commitments.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - The Delusions of Care
2021
English edition
The misappropriated notion of care and the paths for its rehabilitation.
How Does The World Breathe Now? - Film as Witness, Archive, and Political Tool
2021
English edition
How film may be a constructive tool to examine the state of the world and its cruelties, and how to form a more stable and supportive culture of film production and distribution.
Why Call it Labor? - On Motherhood and Art Work
2021
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Four essays and one conversation with contemporary artists and curators from different backgrounds and origins (Jerusalem, Lebanon, Kuwait, USA, Egypt) discussing their experience of becoming mothers as professionals in the arts, its reality and effects.
Whose Land Have I Lit on Now? - Contemplations on the Notions of Hospitality
2021
English edition
A curatorial project about concepts of hospitality and the triggers of hostility in hospitality.
Ultrasanity - On Madness, Sanitation, Antipsychiatry, and Resistance
2021
English edition
A curatorial and research project that aims to move beyond insanity as the opposite of sanity, and imagine a space beyond what is understood as sane, i.e. ultrasanity—not a romanticization of madness or mental illness, but an effort to reconsider and challenge the notion of madness and the stigmas labelled on the so-called mad.
Julius Eastman - We Have Delivered Ourselves From the Tonal - Of, Towards, On, For Julius Eastman
2021
English edition
A collection of essays, librettos, lyrics, memories, photos, personal anecdotes by musicians, visual artists, researchers and archivers that pays homage to the work and life of African-American composer, musician, performer, activist Julius Eastman.
Med Hondo - 1970—2018 - Interviews with Med Hondo
2020
English edition
Seventeen interviews conducted with Med Hondo over a period of almost half a century, most of the interviews originally published in French were translated into English.
Ian Kiaer - Endnote, tooth
2020
English edition
Ian Kiaer's new monograph is based on a project that the artist began several years ago and whose configuration changes with the circumstances. Drawing on the notion of marginal endnotes in books, it references the utopian concepts of the Austrian American architect Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965).
Beyond Repair
2020
English edition
The account of a collective study around the question of the irreversibility of the damage caused by extractivism and accumulation for common spaces and living conditions, in their political, social and aesthetic dimensions.
Nicoline van Harskamp - My Name is Language
2020
English edition
This publication explores the key tenets of artist Nicoline van Harskamp's research and practice, such as the contemporary use and modification of languages, a treatment of names as spoken language rather than spelled identity markers, and the practice of self-naming.
Not Working
2020
bilingual edition (English / German)
The interdependence of artistic production and social class.
Rehearsing Hospitalities - Companion 2
2020
English edition
A series of essays and visual contributions critically reflecting on the current structures of knowledge within the art world.
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