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
 
Seb Patane - The Foreigners Stand Still
2013
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
A narrative book which tells about personal events through a collage of texts and images.
Koki Tanaka - Abstract speaking sharing uncertainty and collective acts
2013
English edition
The catalogue of Koki Tanaka's exhibition for the Japan Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.
Elisabetta Benassi - All I Remember
2011
English edition
Conceived as an artist's book as well as a work of art, All I remember, is a collection of 477 backs of photos retrieved from the archives of the most important daily newspapers in the world, collected and photographed by the artist over the last three years. Benassi has selected the most significant photos of the 20th century in a backwards route through personal and collective memories.
Sven Sachsalber - A B BC
2017
English edition
currently out of stock
A B BC is an artist book by Sven Sachsalber which collects 150 collages made in the last five years out of the notorious Artforum's back advertising covers of Bruno Bischofberger Gallery.
S. M. Eisenstein - Sergei Eisenstein and the Anthropology of Rhythm
2017
English edition
sold out
The unfinished works of Sergei Eisenstein are traversed by aesthetic, anthropological, and political questions. Focusing on the anthropology of rhythm that the Soviet director developed in his Mexican project, Que viva Mexico!, this book also extends its analysis to the film projects Bezhin Meadow and The Great Fergana Canal.
Joseph Kosuth - Colour in Contextual Play – An installation by Joseph Kosuth – Works by Enrico Castellani, Lucio Fontana, Yves Klein, Joseph Kosuth, Piero Manzoni
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
sold out
Designed by the founder of Conceptual Art, this elegant and precious artist's book—and exhibition catalogue—serves as a visual analysis of the conceptual structures that interrogate the nature of color, form, space, and time, where the works and writings of Post-war artists such as Castellani, Fontana, Manzoni, and Klein, converse with Kosuth's statements, and the theoretical as well as personal account of curator Cornelia Lauf.
Nathalie du Pasquier - From Some Paintings - 2000-2010
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
sold out
Halfway between the catalogue and the artist's book, From Some Paintings gathers a selection of still life paintings made between 2000 and 2010. Translated into black and white images, these works represents small everyday objects, alternating full size reproductions and details.
Olaf Nicolai - Il Diario del Vento / Wind Diary
2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
sold out
This artist's book documents the wind and weather conditions around the German Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennial, which were recorded over the period of Nicolai's exhibition by a weather station positioned on the roof (limited, numbered and signed edition).
Sam Falls - Now
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
sold out
The book documents a mixed-media installation by Sam Falls where the artist explores ways of faithfully representing time and understanding it through art. For Falls, time is elusive and the future is “filled with meaning” only when it becomes “now”. The present, divided between past and future, has the optimism of production and the melancholy of aging.
Cy Twombly - Cy Twombly, Photographer
2016
English edition
sold out
This catalogue documents the first Italian retrospective on the photographic activity of Twombly held at the American Academy in Rome.
Petra Cortright - Niki, Lucy, Lola, Viola
2015
English edition
sold out
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.
Michael Höpfner - Canto di strada (2 books)
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
sold out
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.
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
sold out
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...).
Luca Trevisani - Grand Hotel et des Palmes
2015
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
sold out
Luca Trevisiani stamps images derived from antique herbaria and design magazines on objects with heterogeneous surfaces (textiles, clothing, tropical leaves, minerals).
Dean Blunt - Cîroc Boyz
2015
no text
sold out
A collection of nightclub VIP bottle service receipts.
There is no place like home
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
sold out
Twenty-nine artists invest a forgotten building site in Roma during 72 consecutive hours without any institutional oversight.
Matteo Nasini - The Sudden Gust (vinyl LP + prints)
2015
English edition
sold out
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)
sold out
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.
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