Wirklichkeit Books

Wirklichkeit Books, founded in 2019 in Berlin, publishes books to find words, images and actions for a new actuality. The catalogue includes titles by young artists side by side with historic positions relating to poetry, play, language, art. Publishing is understood as an experimental and joyful act that engages with the travel of ideas and is seen as a way of creating Wirklichkeit.
 
Marion von Osten - Material Marion von Osten 1 - MoneyNations
2024
English edition
forthcoming
The first volume in a series devoted to the archives of German artist, author and curator Marion von Osten (1963-2020), around the MoneyNations project, transversing between art, theory, and activism.
Saâdane Afif - The Heptahedron - Complete Series of Side Magazine (box set)
2022
bilingual edition (English / Norwegian)
70.00 63.00 €
The 8 volumes of the publication conceived by Saâdane Afif for the Bergen Assembly triennial, gathered in a box set.
Saâdane Afif - Side Magazine - Yasmine and the Seven Faces of the Heptahedron
2022
bilingual edition (English / Norwegian)
The special 8th edition concluding the editorial discursive space for the Bergen Assembly triennial, conceived by Saâdane Afif, constitutes the real catalogue of the exhibitions, with extensive visual documentation and texts by different authors, on some 300 pages.
Sinthujan Varatharajah - English in Berlin - Exclusions in a Cosmopolitan Society
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
A conversation between the political geographer Sinthujan Varatharajah and the artist Moshtari Hilal on gentrification, asylum policy and double standards of the German majority society. Both authors have become leading voices of a new generation on topics such as racism, having ceated a strong counterpublic through their social media in the last years.
Saâdane Afif - Side Magazine - Acrobats
2022
English edition
The seventh and last issue of the editorial discursive space for the Bergen Assembly triennial, conceived by Saâdane Afif is dedicated to the character of an Acrobats ("who are two but together as one," as Thomas Clerc says in his play, The Heptahedron).
Saâdane Afif - Side Magazine - The Coalman
2022
English edition
The sixth issue of the editorial discursive space for the Bergen Assembly triennial, conceived by Saâdane Afif, is dedicated to the figure of the coalman.
Saâdane Afif - Side Magazine - The Tourist
2022
English edition
The fifth issue of the editorial discursive space for the Bergen Assembly triennial, conceived by Saâdane Afif, is dedicated to the figure of the tourist.
Saâdane Afif - Side Magazine - The Fortune Teller
2022
English edition
The fourth issue of the editorial discursive space for the Bergen Assembly triennial, conceived by Saâdane Afif, is dedicated to the figure of the Fortune Teller.
Saâdane Afif - Side Magazine - The Bonimenteur
2022
English edition
The third issue of the editorial discursive space for the Bergen Assembly triennial, conceived by Saâdane Afif, is dedicated to the manifold figure of the Bonimenteur, which is approached differently by the seven contributors.
Saâdane Afif - Side Magazine - The Moped Rider
2022
English edition
The second issue of the editorial discursive space for the Bergen Assembly triennial, conceived by Saâdane Afif, is dedicated to the manifold figure of the Moped Rider, which is approached differently by the seven contributors.
Stephanie Oursler - 5 CUTS
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Facsimile edition of Stephanie Oursler's 1975 artist's book.
Steffen Zillig - The Decolonization of America
2021
English edition
A social fantasy whose bizarre fault lines and conflicts bear an uncanny resemblance to those of the present day.
Saâdane Afif - Side Magazine - The Professor
2021
English edition
The first issue of the editorial discursive space for the Bergen Assembly triennial, conceived by Saâdane Afif, explores the identity, role and position of the Professor (contributions by Uli Aigner, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Jörg Heiser, Christian Nyampeta, Vivian Slee and Marjorie Senechal).
Rejected - Designs for the European Flag
2020
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
All flag designs proposals rejected by the Council of Europe until 1955, published for the first time, with a text by German-French artist and writer Marie Rotkopf, who tackles the EU's neoliberal political cynicism and Germany's expansion of power with biting irony.
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