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.
 
 
98 titles
 
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.
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.
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.
Sven Sachsalber - A B BC
2017
English edition
sold out
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.
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.
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