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.
 
 
99 titles
 
Marian Kaiser - “ ”
2018
English edition
An interview with artist James Hoff by theorist writer Marian Kaiser, focusing on Hoff's publishing practice and reflections on books.
 GCC - “ ” - Internal Affairs – 2013-2018
2018
English edition
A collection of selected images and conversations from the artist collective GCC's five-year WhatsApp archive.
 Badlands Unlimited - “ ” - Act 1
2018
English edition
Set behind the scenes of Badlands Unlimited, an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, this three- act play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.
What is going to happen is not the future, but what we are going to do
2018
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
This publication stems from the 2018 edition of ARCO – Madrid international contemporary art fair. Taking as a point of departure the exploration of the concept of “future,” Chus Martínez, Elise Lammer, and Rosa Lleó wrote essays discussing different topics (art fairs, human evolution, and experimental education). These texts are illustrated by works by nineteen artists featured at the Madrid fair.
Alessandro Piangiamore -
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
The first overview on the work of Italian artist Alessandro Piangiamore, with commissioned texts, a comprehensive portfolio of artworks, and the artist's visual references. All the repertoire of Piangiamore speaks of his need to conceive form as something that's open and mutual, and sculptures as objects capable of revealing an absence, a negative trace of that constant passage of state.
Angelo Plessas - The Eternal Internet Brotherhood/Sisterhood
2018
English edition
A survey of the eponymous project, which materialized between 2012 and 2017 in different remote places around the world—an annual gathering initiated by artist Angelo Plessas for a community of cultural practitioners concerned with our post-technological life.
Emilio Prini - A Visual Bibliography
2018
English edition
A collection of visual incursions by Italian artist Emilio Prini in dozens of exhibition catalogues and print publications over the course of five decades. Meticulously researched, and yet necessarily incomplete, this book is a glimpse into the subtlety with which Prini turned each engagement with the world of ideas into a joust for mastery over space, time, and form.
Ludovica Carbotta - The Shotgun, the Invisible Rail, and the Spectacled Tyrant
2018
English edition
In a junction of artist's book, illustrated sci-fi story, and a glossary of sculptural objects Ludovica Carbotta explores the concept of “fictional site-specificity” through different media, authorships, and descriptive strategies: a site-oriented practice that considers imaginary places, or real places within fictional contexts, to recover the role of imagination in the process of constructing knowledge.
Marco Fedele di Catrano - Portrait of Jennie
2018
English edition
This artist's book is based on a namesake project of video installations and art objects exploring the transformation of the image within time and space. With texts and drawings by curator Vitaly Patsyukov.
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.
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