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of titles on prominent and emerging artists, writers, and visual practitioners, as well as spotlighting on previously unpublished pioneers.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
 
56 titles
 
Francesco Arena - Der Blitz steuert alles / Il fulmine governa ogni cosa
2024
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
forthcoming
A complete documentation of a site-specific project conceived by Francesco Arena, allowing to get more into the heart of the artist's creative process.
Cally Spooner - Sweat Shame Etc.
2024
English edition
forthcoming
Across objects, writing, sound and choreography, British artist Cally Spooner addresses the manners in which specific technological and financial conditions shape and organize life. This volume surveys her artistic output of the last 10 years.
Nicholas Mangan - A World Undone
2024
English edition
New monograph.
 Claire Fontaine - A User\'s Manual to Claire Fontaine
2024
English edition
In the first monograph on the feminist conceptual artist collective Claire Fontaine, political theorist and somatic practitioner Anita Chari explores the artist's theoretical and political innovations to illuminate a more haptic, embodied approach to the practice of critical theory.
Shahryar Nashat - 17 Waves
2024
English edition
New monograph.
Feet of Clay
2024
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Curator, art historian, writer Chus Martínez and writer and curator Filipa Ramos bring together a group of artists who have been using clay, pottery and ceramics to imagine, project and shape the world they live in.
After Laughter Comes Tears
2024
English edition
After Laughter Comes Tears, in its exhibition and book forms, brings together artists from different generations who are experimenting with the idea of the performative.
Ali Cherri - Dreams of a Dreamless Night
2024
English edition
The publication is the first institutional monograph on the multimedia practice of artist and director Ali Cherri. It aims to highlight the constellation of ideas, themes, and formal concerns running through his most recent, highly significant projects.
Beatrice Gibson - Dreaming Alcestis
2024
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Dreaming Alcestis is an artist's book by artist and filmmaker Beatrice Gibson, conceived as an accompaniment to her holographic film installation of the same name.
Rachel Whiteread - The Mark of Trauma
2024
English edition
Two essays by psychoanalysts Angelo Antonio Moroni and Pietro Roberto Goisis on Rachel Whiteread's singular project and experience in Bergamo, Italia.
Chrysalis - The Butterfly Dream
2023
English edition
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Chrysalis: The Butterfly Dream, curated by Andrea Bellini and held at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève in 2023, its eponymous catalog documents and completes this ambitious and multifaceted project through the work of the more than fifty artists involved, ranging from historical and iconic figures to emerging artists. The publication includes an essay by Andrea Bellini and contributions by a number of curators, critics, artists, philosophers, and scholars on themes related to metamorphosis.
Chrysalide - Le rêve du papillon
2023
French edition
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Chrysalis: The Butterfly Dream, curated by Andrea Bellini and held at the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève in 2023, its eponymous catalog documents and completes this ambitious and multifaceted project through the work of the more than fifty artists involved, ranging from historical and iconic figures to emerging artists. The publication includes an essay by Andrea Bellini and contributions by a number of curators, critics, artists, philosophers, and scholars on themes related to metamorphosis.
Fredrik Værslev - The Garden Paintings
2023
English edition
Fredrik Værslev: The Garden Paintings is the first publication dedicated solely to one specific body of work in the artist's practice. It includes essays by Martha Kirszenbaum and Erlend Hammer, and gives a comprehensive and chronological account of the works from the series, showing their stylistic development as well as their exhibition history.
John Armleder - It Never Ends
2023
trilingual edition (English / French / Dutch)
Comprehensive documentation on the vast and daring interdisciplinary project conceived and staged by the Swiss artist John Armleder, a programme of exhibitions comprising invitations to other artists as well as presentations of different collections, for the Kanal-Centre Pompidou spaces.
Diego Marcon - Music for Diego Marcon\'s works - Written by Federico Chiari (vinyl LP)
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
The music composed by Federico Chiari for various film and video works by the artist Diego Marcon.
 Eva & Franco Mattes - Fukushima Texture Pack
2023
English edition
This artist's book reflects Eva & Franco Mattes' continued interest in the condition of displacement to be sensed in Fukushima. Borrowing the format of wrapping-paper catalogs, it contains twenty large pre-perforated sheets, each of which features a photographic texture—a seamlessly repeating motif captured by the camera amid the radioactive ruins of the contaminated towns and countryside.
Diego Marcon - Glassa
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A polyphonic examination of the Italian artist's project for the Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, the largest display of the artist Diego Marcon artworks in an Italian institution, reviewing some of the central themes of Diego Marcon’s research.
Strata - Italian Art since 2000 – The Words of the Artists
2023
English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Miscellaneous
An interdisciplinary perspective upon Italian visual culture through the words of 37 artists active from 2000 to today.
Luca Monterastelli - Pardon Façade
2023
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Pardon Façade documents the artistic output of Luca Monterastelli, showcasing almost all of the sculptures and installations that he produced between 2011 and 2022.
Yvonne Rainer - Remembering a Dance - Part of Some Sextets 1965/2019
2023
English edition
A re-examination of Yvonne Rainer's Parts of Some Sextets, a radical performance and pivotal piece in the American choreographer's career, which led her to theorize her conception of dance in the 1960s, before being revived in 2019.
Proof of stake - Technological claims
2023
English edition
Proof of Stake – Technological Claims reflects on the themes of technology, organization, and ownership to investigate how objects are framed as technological and are used to organize life.
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.
James Richards - 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.
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