Nero

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.
 
 
89 titles
 
Aneta Grzeszykowska - Negative Book
2018
English edition
An intimate diary in the shape of an apparently cold, monochromatic book, Negative Book collects a series of eighty-four black-and-white photographs taken by Grzeszykowska following a very particular procedure, which is both visual and performative.
Roberto Timperi - Àmor
2018
English edition
The first publication by Roberto Timperi gathers more than ten years of photographic work: an intimate diary and a one-way ticket into the underground world.
Joseph Kosuth - Neon in Contextual Play - Joseph Kosuth and Arte Povera
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A companion to his previous book, Colour in Contextual Play, Joseph Kosuth's Neon in Contextual Play continues the artist's investigation of the interplay between language and reality, words and objects, color and light. Within these pairings, early neon works by Kosuth interact with those by Arte Povera artists who also used the industrial medium.
Enzo Cucchi - Fifty Years of Art Graphics
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Fifty years of graphic and editorial production of one of the most visionary artists of his generation—Enzo Cucchi. The catalogue includes more than a hundred plates, ordered chronologically, photographic reproductions, detailed information, and a series of essays by reknowned contributors.
Elisabetta Benassi - It Starts With the Firing
2017
English edition
This artist's book reactivates a press controversy which took place in 1970s London and affected the Tate Galleries' collecting strategies—in particular, the acquisition of Equivalent VIII, a work by minimalist artist Carl Andre made in firebrick.
Piero Golia - The Painter
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
The Painter is a robot programmed to paint and to improvise and generate unexpected narratives—in response to visitors entering. It is center piece of a larger project lead by Italian artist Piero Gola at the Kunsthaus Baselland—documented in this publication. Includes a text by Ines Goldbach, and an interview with the artist by Jonathan Monk.
Cattedrale
2017
English edition
Publication gathering a selection of materials—texts and artworks—produced during a series of discussions and workshops on contemporary painting held at the Istituto Svizzero di Roma. Artists of different generations, areas of meaning and geographical origins were brought together to debate around the value of painting today and its role in today's society.
Chiara Camoni - Certain things
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
First publication to present the work of Italian sculptor Chiara Camoni from the outset until today. It gathers artworks, the artists' writings, and texts commissioned for the occasion.
Tobias Kaspar - New Address
2017
English edition
This publication provides a peek into the practice and work of the Swiss artist, using a selection of black and white “behind-the-scenes” photographs taken from Kaspar's hard disk. An additional booklet includes a list of works as they appear in the book as well as a text by artist Mikael Brkic and a longer essay by art historian Daniel Horn.
Vincent Katz - Katz
2017
English edition
This publication, edited by Enzo Cucchi, gathers drawings by Alex Katz and words by his son Vincent. It is a project that takes shape through the intimate relationship between the three subjects.
Mike Nelson - Cloak
2017
English edition
Cloak is a total-blue book which documents a site-specific intervention by Mike Nelson in the UBS building in Monaco. The artist has painted every single room and detail of the building with a pigment called ultramarine blue, extracted from the precious lapislazzuli—originally from the Middle East, and more expensive than gold.
Théâtre des expositions #7 - Dans un espace et un temps sans titre / In uno spazio e in un tempo senza titolo
2017
bilingual edition (French / Italian)
This catalogue presents the projects of artists, designers, writers, directors, musicians, performers, philosophers and researchers in residence at theVilla Medici – French Academy in Rome during the year 2015-2016.
7759 - Bodies, Logistics, and Labor
2017
English edition
7759 – Bodies, Logistics, and Labor is a collective collection of essays which also includes two photographic works by Stefan Burger. The publication examines the notions of surplus value, logistics and globalization, in the framework of a case study on the self-managed dockers from Genoa.
Q\'16a - 16th Art Quadriennale – Other times, Other myths
2017
English edition
Catalogue of the 16th Art Quadriennale—the exhibition that brings together in an in-depth and articulated manner, the artistic and cultural production of Italy after 2000. The publication includes a photographic documentation revealing the 150 works on display, a glossary, and bibliographical notes.
Q\'16a - 16th Art Quadriennale – Other times, Other myths  – Appendix
2017
English edition
Photographic appendix to the eponymous catalogue covering the 16th Art Quadriennale. It completes the documentation with images of the installed works and performances.
Rafał Bujnowski - Maj / May 2066
2017
bilingual edition (English / Polish)
Catalogue dedicated to the Polish painter and conceptual artist, featuring his most recent works, an essay by Maria Brewińska, and an interview. The publication reviews some of Bujnowski's key concepts, such as painting as a physical object and its concomitant deconstruction, the centrality of time and the question of futurology, and the randomness of existence.
Marinella Senatore - The School of Narrative Dance
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Founded by Marinella Senatore, the School of Narrative Dance is an international initiative which proposes an alternative system of education, based on emancipation, inclusion, and self-cultivation. The School implements multidisciplinary projects focusing on storytelling and choreography. This publication documents a workshop at MAXXI, Roma, involving more than 300 people for five months.
 Salvo -
2017
Italian edition
Paperback tribute guide to the work of Italian artist Salvatore Mangione (Salvo).
Anton Bruhin -
2016
English edition
This catalogue gathers works from different periods of the artist's career, though giving particular prominence to his drawings in analog and digital form—the Pixel-Bildli and Hice for Weiss series, or his plastic mosaics. A foreword by Salvatore Lacagnina and a contribution by Arthur Fink introduce the reader to Bruhin's multifarious work, while a conversation with the artist helps unfold his eclectic strategies.
Roman Stańczak - Life And Work
2016
bilingual edition (English / Polish)
The first monograph ever published on the work of Roman Stańczak: an incredible opportunity to discover the work of this influential and yet under-known artist. The publication includes an interview with Stańczak conducted by Zuzanna Hadrys & Michał Lasota and essays by Jan Verwoert, Zofia Krawiec, Łukasz Ronduda in addition to an extensive portfolio of images.
Jimmie Durham - Sound and Silliness
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A hybrid publication beween a catalogue and an artist's book, articulated on two different registers: a flip-book consisting of the frames of the two videos shown in the exhibition at MAXXI, published on all of the right pages in the book; and a section of critical texts and images documenting the exhibition, on the left.
Gustav Metzger - Act or Perish! - A Retrospective
2016
English edition
(last copies available!)
The catalogue of Metzger's first extensive overview: divided into sections—each of which is accompanied by a critical text—corresponding to those presented in the exhibition, the publication provides systematic insight into an artistic oeuvre considered as one of the most important in the 20th century (with texts by Mathieu Copeland, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch…).
Giorgio Andreotta Calò - Sunset Boulevard
2016
English edition
This artist's book presents a series of polaroids taken from inside a moving car's trunk portraying a dream-like sunbathed Los Angeles landscape, or indeed, an image that is now firmly imprinted in the collective imagination—asphalt, cars and palm trees silhouetted against expansive skies.
Emily Jacir - Translatio
2016
English edition
Uniting the artist with two scholars of the Medieval Mediterranean, John Lansdowne and Christopher MacEvitt, this volume illustrates the movement of objects, images, people and places between Palestine and Italy.
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