Lenz Press

Founded by Edoardo Bonaspetti and Stefano Cernuschi in 2020 Milan, Lenz is a publishing house with an interdisciplinary approach. Visual arts form the backbone of the catalog. In parallel, Lenz publishes titles on theory, photography, architecture, design, and other disciplines shaping the contemporary cultural field.
Open to discovery and reappraisal, Lenz strives to form a distinctive selection of titles on prominent and emerging artists, writers, and visual practitioners, as well as spotlighting on previously unpublished pioneers.
Milan
 
35 titles
 
Maria Hassabi - Hardscapes / Here
2023
English edition
Hardscapes / Here documents and brings together two exhibition projects by artists Nina Canell and Maria Hassabi. Produced on the occasion of the exhibitions of the same name curated by Samuele Piazza at the OGR Torino, the publication consists of two graphically specular books that merge into a single volume.
Caroline Mesquita - Ideas
2023
English edition
First monograph.
From Concrete to Liquid to Spoken Worlds to the Word
2023
English edition
From Concrete to Liquid to Spoken Worlds to the Word explores the emancipation of language through historical and contemporary positions, from the earliest typographic and sound works of concrete poets to poetic experiments in the digital era, revealing the porosity between art and poetry.
 Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli - Luoghi Comuni
2023
trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
A reflection on the approach of the Italian-based architectural office Carlana Mezzalira Pentimalli based on the the peculiarities of places, from two important public buildings in South Tyrol, photographed by Armin Linke.
Jenna Gribbon - Mirages
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
The intimate and unpublished portraits of the American artist's partner.
Holding Pattern
2022
English edition
Catalogue of the exhibition curated by Kunstnernes Hus Director and former Wire editor Anne Hilde Neset to award-winning novelist Tom McCarthy, invited to unpack, via contemporary art, the themes dealt with in his books.
Ibrahim Mahama - Voli-ni
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A visual diary of Ibrahim Mahama's impressive work in his native Tamale in Ghana, a community-based project founded on the understanding of art as totalizing, reparatory experience: a catalyzer of energies directed for change and social progress.
Life and Limbs - Annual Architecture and Design Series
2022
English edition
Austrian artist and curator Anna-Sophie Berger here assembles a group of works, from Arakawa and Gins to Lyle Ashton Harris, that register the body as a habitat that can be imaginatively stretched, altered, modified, adorned, replicated or destroyed.
Biennale de l\'Image en Mouvement 2021 (2 volume box set) - A Goodbye Letter, A Love Call, A Wake-Up Song
2022
English edition
The catalogue of the 17th Geneva Biennial, dedicated to artists' film and video, curated by the New York-based collective DIS and Andrea Bellini.
Christian Frosi - The Empty Room - Christian Frosi and Other Escapes from the Art Scene
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
This publication brings together the work of Cristian Frosi with the human and artistic vicissitudes of other famous dropouts over the last 50 years: from Marcel Duchamp to Agnes Martin, and from Lee Lozano to Charlotte Posenenske.
The Art of Critique
2022
English edition
A feminist approach to broaden and challenge traditional art historical definitions of institutional critique.
Emmy Hennings -
2022
English edition
As a cofounder of Cabaret Voltaire in 1916, Emmy Hennings, with her partner, the Dadaist Hugo Ball, is recognized as having established and environment for collective experimentation. This book gathers an extensive collection of Hennings's writings, ephemera, and art, to give shape to a practice and an individual so ofter flattened for the sake of art historical narrative.
William Scott -
2022
English edition
Covering the past thirty years of William Scott's practice, this monograph offers the largest comprehensive selection of paintings, drawings, masks and architectural models, as well as an unique insight on his creative and transformative approach.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan - Dirty Evidence
2022
English edition
Richly illustrated, this book provides for the first time a visual overview of Lawrence Abu Hamdan's works of more than a decade, and elaborates on a formal vocabulary characterized by the aesthetics of sound and language.
Nairy Baghramian - Misfits
2022
English edition
This catalogue explores some of the pivotal themes of the artist's research, from her interest in crossing and redefining the border between interior and exterior to the relationship between the aesthetic object and its institutional context.
Paloma Bosquê - Matéria
2022
English edition
This first monograph dedicated to Paloma Bosquê addresses the Brazilian artist's frustration with the visual as key to understanding of what lies beyond language, of that matter that can be perceived, but not rationalized.
Marco Fusinato - Desastres
2022
English edition
An experimental noise project that synchronises sound with image and takes the form of a durational solo performance as installation (the publication accompanying Marco Fusinato's immersive project for the Australia Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, with texts by Branden W. Joseph, Elizabeth Povinelli, Chus Martínez, Thurston Moore, Stephen O'Malley, Bruce Russell, etc.).
Lap-See Lam - Dreamers\' Quay, Dreamers\' Key
2022
English edition
First monograph.
Mathis Altmann - Amalgamate
2022
English edition
This first overview of Altmann's work to date, characterized by a strongly socio-critical consciousness, reveals the artist's influences and inspirations.
Alessandro Pessoli - Testa Cristiana
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A project for which Alessandro Pessoli brings together some previously created pieces and others made specifically for the spaces of the Cloisters of Sant'Eustorgio.
Shahryar Nashat - Keep Begging
2022
English edition
New monograph.
Vogliamo Tutto - Cultural Practices and Labor
2021
English edition
Thirteen artists were invited to reflect on the change of labor in the contemporary context.
Mauro Restiffe - Santo Sospir
2021
English edition
A series of images of Villa Santo Sospir in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the "Tattooed Villa" transformed into an artwork by Jean Cocteau, whose Brazilian photographer Mauro Restiffe reveals the hidden details during a residency.
Leslie Thornton - Divine Drudgery
2021
English edition
Divine Drudgery is an artist book with collages and artworks by James Richards and Leslie Thornton, and contributions by artists, writers and poets centred around liminality and the aesthetics and politics of the invisible.
Hrair Sarkissian - The Other Side of Silence
2021
English edition
The first monograph of London-based Syrian-Armenian artist Hrair Sarkissian—one of the leading figures working with photography globally today.
Gili Tal - Spaces for Reflection
2021
English edition
Monograph.
Voices (Towards Other Institutions)
2021
English edition
An critical exploration of the public role of cultural institutions in times of global crisis.
Athanasios Argianas - Species Counterpoint
2021
English edition
Retrospective monograph.
Raphael Hefti - Salutary Failures
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
First comprehensive monograph on Swiss artist Raphael Hefti (book printed by the artist himself with a specific technique making each copy a unique object).
Diego Marcon - Three Works
2021
English edition
This monograph deals with Diego Marcon's overall practice through the analysis of three works.
Ann Böttcher - Works 2000-2020
2021
English edition
This major monographic publication is the first in-depth study of the oeuvre of Swedish artist Ann Böttcher.
Diego Marcon - Oh mio cagnetto
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Oh mio cagnetto is the artist's first book of writings, conceived as an artwork. It is a collection of 81 little poems that revolve around the missed and mourned figure of a puppy.
Chus Martínez - Corona Tales - Let Life Happen to You
2020
English edition
When she started writing the Corona Tales, Chus Martínez had been weighing how people and the media were addressing the outbreak of the virus as an unprecedented disaster. One possible contribution, as curator and writer, would be to write a short story a day and post it on an Instagram account that many could access…
Ida Ekblad - Melted Snow
2022
English edition
sold out
A lavish, riveting and monumental collection of works and exhibition from 2007–2021, accompanied by newly commissioned texts, on 500 pages.
 BANK - The BANK Fax-Bak Service
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
sold out
A comprehensive record of the London-based art collective BANK's notorious project from the late 1990s, a fierce critic of the language elements of the art market.
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