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Sternberg Press
Institut für Kunstkritik
 
Founded in 2003 by Isabelle Graw and Daniel Birnbaum, Institut für Kunstkritik is a program that examines art criticism and connected disciplines. As well as single-authored books, this series comprises volumes based on symposia and lecture series, bringing together contributions by art historians, critics, artists, and writers. The goal of the series is to provide insights into current debates on the shifting relationship among criticism, art, and the market.
 
Isabelle Graw - Three Cases of Value Reflection - Ponge, Whitten, Banksy
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
In response to recent discussions about the value assigned to artworks, art critic and theorist Isabelle Graw introduces the term "value reflection", focusing on the artistic production of three individuals—Francis Ponge, Jack Whitten and Banksy.
Sven-Olov Wallenstein - Spacing Philosophy - Lyotard and the Idea of the Exhibition
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
Daniel Birnbaum and Sven-Olov Wallenstein analyze the significance and logic of Lyotard's “Les Immatériaux” exhibition while contextualizing it in the history of exhibition practices, the philosophical tradition, and Lyotard's own work on aesthetics and phenomenology.
Merlin Carpenter - “The Outside Can\'t Go Outside”
2018
English edition
Sternberg Press
Why has there been so much interest in “surplus value” in recent years? In “The Outside Can't Go Outside”, artist Merlin Carpenter considers how this term has been inserted into contemporary art theory following the financial crisis of 2007/8.
Painting beyond Itself - The Medium in the Post-medium Condition
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press
An historical and theoretical account of painting as a privileged practice, discourse, and institution of modernity (contributions by Benjamin H. D. Buchloh, Sabeth Buchmann, Isabelle Graw, Jutta Koether, Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Matt Saunders...).
Kim Gordon - Is It My Body? - Selected Texts
2014
English edition
Sternberg Press
Critical texts by Kim Gordon brought together for the first time.
Art and Subjecthood - The Return of the Human Figure in Semiocapitalism
2012
English edition
Sternberg Press
Minimalism and the return of human figure in art, in the light of Franco Berardi's theory of semiocapitalism.
Ewa Lajer-Burcharth - Chardin Material
2011
English edition
Sternberg Press
The dimension of self-reflexivity in the work of eighteenth-century French painter, Jean-Siméon Chardin.
John Kelsey - Rich Texts - Selected Writing for Art
2010
English edition
Sternberg Press
Compiled for the first time here, the critic, artist, gallerist, dealer, translator John Kelsey's selected essays gamesomely convey some of the most poignant challenges in the art world and in the many social roles it creates.
Canvases and Careers Today - Criticism and Its Markets
2008
English edition
Sternberg Press
Book based on the conference “Canvases and Careers Today” which was initiated by the Institut für Kunstkritik, Frankfurt am Main.
Under Pressure - Pictures, Subjects, and the New Spirit of Capitalism
2008
English edition
Sternberg Press
Under Pressure (edited by Daniel Birnbaum and Isabelle Graw) gathers together the contributions to a series of conferences held at the Institut für Kunstkritik from 2006-07.
Jutta Koether - f.
2015
English edition
Sternberg Press
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First published in German in 1987, this is artist and writer Jutta Koether's meditation on painting. In novella form, f. follows several disembodied female characters as they consider velvet, coral, the curtain, money, color, red.
Thinking through Painting - Reflexivity and Agency beyond the Canvas
2013
English edition
Sternberg Press
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Painting's traits and reception in cultural and socioeconomic discourse.
The Power of Judgment - A Debate on Aesthetic Critique
2010
English edition
Sternberg Press
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Comprised of a lecture by Christoph Menke and two respective responses to it by Daniel Loick and Isabelle Graw, The Power of Judgment both attests to the importance of judgment in art criticism and argues against its determining verdicts.
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