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
 
VV.AA. - Vitrine, Possibilità
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Vitrine is the catalogue of the namesake project organized by GAM museum in Turin. Beginning four years ago, “Vitrine” has as its primary objective the research in the field of contemporary art. The title of the 2015-2016 edition, “Possibilità” (Possibilities), refers to the transformations that take place during one's life and their fluid and uncertain nature which is retraced in art.
Cristian Chironi - My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English is a two-sided book containing two different projects by Cristian Chironi. Intersecting and diverging, both projects raise questions surrounding communication, reading and interpretation and concomitant linguistic and socio-political implications. The double-cover book is divided into two specular sections so the reader can choose to begin with either of the projects.
Enzo Cucchi - Madama Cucchi
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
An interactive catalogue in the form of a map with replicas of the works exhibited by the artist at Turin's Palazzo Madama.
Oskar Dawicki - I\'m Sorry
2016
bilingual edition (English / Polish)
The publication is the first comprehensive review of Oskar Dawicki's oeuvre. Trained as a painter, it was his practice as a performer and as a post-conceptualist with a singularly fatalistic slant that brought him into the public realm.
Angela Marzullo - Homeschooling
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Homeschooling (parental education) is at the center of the performance and video work by Angela Marzullo, who, in analyzing critical texts from the '60s and '70s, recreates them involving her two daughters as protagonists. The publication presents a decade of Marzullo's works, highlighting the evocative value and content of images and text.
Marc Horowitz - Phillips Contemporary Art New York Evening Sale 4 May 2015
2015
English edition
Artist Marc Horowitz has photographed each page of an art catalogue by Phillips, the famous auction house in New York, having placed on the pages the residues of junk food: an irreverent work staging the encounter between art and consumption (artist's book).
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.
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).
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.
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.
 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.
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
(last copies available!)
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).
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.
Passo a due - The Avant-gardes of Motion
2015
bilingual edition (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.
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.
Doris Maninger - Sono qui [un esercito di donnacce nude]
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Doris Maninger's drawings (artist's book).
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 German, French, Italian
An attempt to question the possibility of understanding a territory by following its geography.
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.
Pierre Bal-Blanc - Draft Score For an Exhibition
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
A book that documents an oral presentation given by Pierre Bal-Blanc to a jury of professionals, as part of his application to curate the 7th Berlin Biennale. Devised as an exhibition in several acts, the session adheres to the rules of a score performed by its author or by a third party.
Johanna Viprey - The Artist As A Cabdriver - A Methodological Journey with Jeff Perkins, Professional Outsider
2014
English edition
A research project in progress developed by the artist Johanna Viprey: the book narrates the encounter that has led the artist to investigate the personal history of Jeff Perkins, American performer painter and documentary filmmaker, from an anthropological perspective.
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