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.
 
 
80 titles
 
Nero su Bianco
2015
English edition
A provocative interrogation of race and identity in contemporary Italy envisioned by visual artists, scholars and writers from Africa, Europe and the United States exploring new forms of subjectivity and agency shaped by history, immigration and integration, the legacy of colonialism and persistent stereotypes (a project curated by Lyle Ashton Harris, Robert Storr and Peter Benson Miller).
Riccardo Benassi - Sicilia Bambaataa
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Sicilia Bambaataa is a booklet, risograph printed, which documents the namesake installation, a “soundscape” within the Museo Civico in Castelbuono, Sicily which plays in loop, repeating the audio recording of the dawn chorus, slowly diminishing as the city awakes.
Emilio Villa - Villa
2015
Italian edition
The text published in Villa is a risograph printed transcript of a heretofore unpublished manuscript by Emilio Villa, written around 1962 and addressed to the painter Mario Schifano. The publication remains faithful to the original document and thus there have been no spelling or language corrections.
 Hamish Fulton & Michael Höpfner - Canto di strada (2 books)
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
out of stock
The exhibition Canto di strada placed Fulton's & Höpfner's work side by side identifying a common ground for comparison in a 14-day walking journey through the Supramonte and Gennargentu mountains in Sardinia. The artists undertook separate journeys, experiencing a total immersion in the harsh environment without even meeting each other. Their respective approaches have been documented in two separate booklets.
Petra Cortright - Niki, Lucy, Lola, Viola
2015
English edition
out of stock
Niki, Lucy, Lola, Viola collects screenshots of a desktop-performance made by Petra Cortright where virtual erotic dancers perform on various backgrounds. As a result, the pages of the book look like continuous digital collages; synthetic and painterly landscapes populated by the strippers posing for the viewer.
Elisabetta Benassi - King Leopold Soliloquy
2015
English edition
This artist's book by Elisabetta Benassi is a faithful reproduction of an original pamphlet by Mark Twain.
 Studio Labics - Labics: Structures
2015
English edition
Labics: Structures covers an installation of 50 architectural models realized by the studio Labics between 2014 and 2015.
Charles Mayton - Tableau, Table, Tavolo
2015
English edition
In this catalogue, Charles Mayton interrogates the techniques, vocabulary and conventions of painting, exploring the essence of the table.
Phil Collins - My heart\'s in my hand, and my hand is pierced, and my hand\'s in  the bag, and the bag is shut, and my heart is caught (2 vinyl LP)
2015
French edition
out of stock
A sound installation and collaborative project with a survival station for the homeless in Cologne (color vinyl, with David Sylvian, Demdike Stare, Pye Corner Audio, Pluramon...).
Kour Pour -
2015
English edition
35.00 20.00 €
Inspired by Persian tapestry, Kour Pour's paintings are highlighting the artist's interest in the cyclic life of images, shifted back-and-forth between the online realm and the material world. This first monograph includes images of all the paintings on display, some installation views and a photographic documentation of the art work's making process, along with an essay by the curator Nicola Ricciardi.
Space is the Place 2014
2015
English edition
A selection of xerox copies coming from original drawings reproduced by hand fifty times by twenty artists as part of an editorial game organized by Fabio Marco Micheli and Gigotti Pirovino in 2014 (limited edition).
Dean Blunt - Cîroc Boyz
2015
English edition
out of stock
A collection of nightclub VIP bottle service receipts.
Luca Trevisani - Grand Hotel et des Palmes
2015
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
out of stock
Luca Trevisiani stamps images derived from antique herbaria and design magazines on objects with heterogeneous surfaces (textiles, clothing, tropical leaves, minerals).
There is no place like home
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
out of stock
Twenty-nine artists invest a forgotten building site in Roma during 72 consecutive hours without any institutional oversight.
Dunja Herzog - I know it\'s a zebra when i see stripes - Laughter is usually at the end of the conversation
2015
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Catalogue / artist's book.
Benoît Maire - Lying Weapon on the Beach (+ DVD)
2015
English edition
Artist's book / catalogue.
Giuseppe Stampone - Odio gli Indifferenti
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
An overview of Giuseppe Stampone's recent works.
A gesture waves us on, answering our own wave is
2015
English edition
A publication curated by the Berlin-based platform V4ULT, that explores interfaces in relation to spatial dimensions, both physical and digital, and suggests ways to design more responsive environments.
Alicja Bielawska - Disordered Structures
2015
bilingual edition (English / Polish)
Disordered Structures is a book of drawings by the Polish sculptor and installation artist, which documents her artistic research on structures and constructions.
Grear Patterson - Forest Theater
2015
English edition
This wide format book is a collection of snapshots from the exhibition of the same name (Depart Foundation Rome), which have a melancholy aspect and invoke personal recollections of places and events. These photographs explore the sense of nostalgia and of lost innocence in the transition from childhood to adulthood.
La Linea della Palma
2015
texts in English, Italian, German, French
An attempt to question the possibility of understanding a territory by following its geography.
Passo a due - The Avant-gardes of Motion
2015
édition bilingue (English / Italian)
A project about the issue of animation and cinema in the field of visual arts, and the possibility to give life to the draw, the silhouette, the puppet, or the photographic image.
Doris Maninger - Sono qui [un esercito di donnacce nude]
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Doris Maninger's drawings (artist's book).
Matteo Nasini - The Sudden Gust (vinyl LP + prints)
2015
English edition
out of stock
This vinyl edition collects several field-recordings of Matteo Nasini's aeolian instruments, executed by the artist in different places and conditions. Together with the vinyl, the edition presents eight large-format artist's prints related to the same practice.
Mat Collishaw - Black Mirror
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
out of stock
A photographic documentation, with some critical essays, of the artist's exhibition at Galleria Borghese where three multimedia works are displayed on freestanding structures inspired by the paintings of Caravaggio: a meditation on our fondness for contemplating images of mortality or death, and the different ways of manipulating viewer experience.