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History, Criticism and Theory

 
Film X Autochthonous Struggles Today
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
First global exploration of contemporary forms of filmmaking from political and cultural self-determination movements of Autochthonous communities and peoples.
What to Let Go?
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
What gets counted within the category of heritage, and who gets to do the counting?
Agonistic Assemblies - On the Spatial Politics of Horizontality
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press
A curatorial approach towards deliberative cultures of assembly and a realistic scenario of decentralized power and decision-making (an anthology edited by Markus Miessen).
Ingo Niermann - The Monadic Age - Notes on the Coming Social Order
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press
The Monadic Age unfolds in thirty-three autonomous—monadic—essays on topics as diverse as environmentalism, terrorism, geopolitics, housing, the metaverse, nonbinarism, language, charity, euthanasia, identity politics, tattoos, ableism, AI, birthrates, war, religion, sex, and art.
Chus Martínez - The Complex Answer - On Art as a Nonbinary Intelligence
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
The Complex Answer presents the reader with a selection of texts—from 2010 to 2021—that introduce an exercise in how a practice of art and exhibition making has been influenced by philosophical thinking.
Sahara - A Thousand Paths Into the Future
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
Sahara: A Thousand Paths Into the Future is devoted to the ideas, images, poetics, politics, fictions, and movements of this vast desert and its myriad voices.
Alexandra Midal - The Murder Factory - Life and Work of H. H. Holmes, First American Serial Killer
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
The simultaneous emergence of the serial killer and the assembly line as expressions of the rationality of modern production methods.
Thus Waves Come in Pairs - Thinking with the Mediterraneans
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
By taking a conversation between Etel Adnan and Simone Fattal as a point of departure and inspiration, this publication intends to collect interdisciplinary reflections around/about the Mediterraneans through art, oceanic thinking, science, and activism.
Alex Coles - Tainted Love - From Nina Simone to Kendrick Lamar
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
The first book-length inquiry into the subject of the twisted romantic ballad, giving a sense of both its history and contemporary currency, from Frank Sinatra and Serge Gainsbourg to Kendrick Lamar via Soft Cell or PJ Harvey and Nick Cave.
Pierre Guillet de Monthoux - Curating Capitalism - How Art Impacts Business, Management, and Economy
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
How art and the artist inspire business: an examination of the origins of this relationship from Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol.
Mladen Stilinović - My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise) - Dedicated to Mladen Stilinović
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
A "post-episode" of a series of curatorial projects based on the Kontakt Collection and dedicated to the artist Mladen Stilinović.
T. J. Demos - Radical Futurisms - Ecologies of Collapse / Chronopolitics / Justice to Come
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
What comes after end-of-world narratives: visions of just futurity and multispecies flourishing.
Isabelle Graw - On the Benefits of Friendship
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
Isabelle Graw reflects on the purposes and struggles of friendship in competitive social milieus.
Sven Lütticken - Objections - Forms of Abstraction, Volume 1
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
Forms of Abstraction engages with abstraction not as a formal option in art, or as an airy theoretical speculation, but as an operational force that has redesigned our world, and continues to do so.
Mathilde Supe - Keren Cytter Does Not Like to Share - A one-sided account by Mathilde Supe
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
The adventures of a French art student as she visits New York to work as an assistant for an established artist.
Sibyl\'s Mouths
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press
Sibyl's Mouths is the most recent in a series of publications by Pure Fiction, a writing and performance group with shifting members active since 2011.
What Makes an Assembly? - Stories, Experiments, and Inquiries
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
(last copies available!)
A crossdisciplinary inquiry into the practices and forms of assembly making, through multiple times and geographies.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Inclusions - Aesthetics of the Capitalocene
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
The current ecological crisis brings about a new relational landscape: an unprecedented collapse of distances creates interspecies promiscuities and a crisis of the human scale. In Inclusions, Nicolas Bourriaud proposes that artists are the anthropologists of this new era.
Viktor Misiano - Curator without a System - Viktor Misiano: Selected Writing
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
Curator without a System brings together, for the first time in English, a rich variety of essays by the curator Viktor Misiano written between 1988 and 2005.
Solitary
2022
bilingual edition (English / Korean)
Sternberg Press
A South Korean wellness center designed as a mock-prison: a project initiated by artist Tyler Coburn on sensory deprivation, monastic life, the wellness industry, the prison-industrial complex, and the history of solitude.
Artistic Ecologies - New Compasses and Tools
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
Avenues for engaged pedagogies, collective learning, and artistic ecologies that can engender new institutionalities.
Ina Blom - Houses To Die In and Other Essays on Art
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
Art critical essays focusing on artworks that, in various ways, convey a sense of unheroic "trouble."
Curating beyond the Mainstream - The Practices of Carlos Capelán, Elisabet Haglund, Gunilla Lundahl, and Jan-Erik Lundström
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
Through four case studies, Curating beyond the Mainstream researches decolonial and other non-hegemonic approaches to the profession of curating in Sweden from the 1960s to the early 2000s.
Assuming Asymmetries - Conversations on Curating Public Art in the 1980s and 1990s
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
Through conversations with curators and participating artists, this book revisits some of the most groundbreaking yet under-researched European and US public art exhibitions of the 1980s and 1990s.
Beatrice von Bismarck - The Curatorial Condition
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
An analysis of the relations created by the curatorial—relations that also constitute it.
Jacob Lund - The Changing Constitution of the Present - Essays on the Work of Art in Times of Contemporaneity
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
How our experience of presence, time, and history are articulated in contemporary artistic practices.
Between the Material and the Possible - Infrastructural Re-examination and Speculation in Art
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
From "institutional critique" to "infrastructural critique" .
Intersubjectivity - Vol. 3 – Relative Intimacies
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
Technology, intimacy and alternative intersubjectivities.
YWY, Searching for a Character between Future Worlds - Gender, Ecology, Science Fiction
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
(last copies available!)
A conversation about science fiction and robotics, ecology and gender, Indigenous Futurisms and what it means to be human.
Training for the Future - Handbook
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
Training for the Future is a training camp where audiences are turned into trainees to "pre-enact" alternative scenarios and reclaim the means of production of the future. This handbook gathers training manuals, interviews, and documentation of the various training camps that took place from 2018 to 2021.
Art Writing in Crisis
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
The social and political dimensions of art and art writing in the contemporary context.
(How) do we (want to) work (together) (as (socially engaged) designers (students and neighbors)) (in neoliberal times)? - Public Design Support, 2016–2021
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
A critical examination of the Studio Experimentelles Design's politically and socially committed approach, questioning the social implications of design as well as the working conditions of designers today.
Oceans Rising - A Companion to “Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation”
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
Forty-one contributions by artists, scholars, scientists, and ocean activists in response to the current dramatic evolution of the oceans.
Boris Groys - Logic of the Collection
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
An essay by the distinguished philosopher and theorist of art and media on the current evolution and possible future of museum collections practices and strategies.
Želimir Žilnik - Feminist Takes - “Early Works” by Želimir Žilnik
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
The prospects of revolutionary feminism, from Želimir Žilnik's canonical film.
Parapolitics - Cultural Freedom and the Cold War
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
Artistic production as a tool of political and diplomatic influence during the Cold War.
 Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet - Tell it to the Stones - Encounters with the films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
Artists, scholars, filmmakers, and writers revisit the films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.
(W)archives
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
Digital and data technologies are actively transforming the archives of contemporary warfare. Bringing together a range of scholarly perspectives and artistic practices, (W)archives investigates digital archiving as an integral technology of warfare and how artists respond to these changes.
Graham Harman - Artful Objects - Graham Harman on Art and the Business of Speculative Realism
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
Can objects be traumatized? How does the commercial value of an art object relate to its aesthetic qualities? How do objects interact? These are some of the questions addressed by Graham Harman, the originator of object-oriented philosophy and a central figure of the Speculative Realism school of thought in contemporary philosophy.
Ilona Németh - Eastern Sugar
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
This book takes as its starting point artist Ilona Németh's extensive research into the history of sugar production in Central Europe, from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century.
Art & Energy
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
Art as a specific and autonomous form of energy (publication arising from the 2019 activities of the MA Fine Arts program at the Zurich University of the Arts, directed by Donatella Bernardi).
Come Closer - The Biennale Reader
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
Come Closer: The Biennale Reader, published on the occasion of the inaugural Prague biennale, considers the present via counter-hegemonic readings of the past. The book explores various perspectives of class, race, and gender differences in post-socialist states, past and present.
Aesthetics of Standstill
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
The essays of this book transverse the vqrious dimensions of standstill as an in-between of time (with essays by Georges Didi-Huberman, David Lapoujade, Peter Osborne, Jacques Rancière, Christine Ross, and others as well as conversations with Via Lewandowsky, Aernout Mik and Marcel Odenbach).
Isabelle Graw - In Another World - Notes, 2014–2017
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
This book merges memoir and social critique in an original fashion. By combining personal observations with a general systemic analysis, it thereby seeks to propose a new genre of writing.
Futurity Report - Counter-Histories Vol. 1
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
Theorists, historians, and artists address the precarious futurity of the notion of the future itself.
Bordered Lives - Immigration Detention Archive
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
Drawing on original documents, photographs and detainee artwork, this book offers a unique insight into the experience of immigration detention in the UK.
Tom Holert - Knowledge Beside Itself - Contemporary Art\'s Epistemic Politics
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
A study on the role of research and knowledge production in today's contemporary art, and the growing relevance of art as conduit of knowledge.
Red Love – A Reader on Alexandra Kollontai - Kollantai – A Play by Agneta Pleijel
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
This reader revisits the formidable legacy of Russian revolutionary,  feminist, political refugee and diplomat Alexandra Kollontai (1872–1952) in light of current feminist struggles. Includes the first English translation of the 1977 biographical play Kollontai by Swedish writer Agneta Pleijel.
Martin Herbert - Unfold This Moment - The Art of Carol Bove
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
An exploration of the work of sculpture and conceptual artist Carol Bove, by art critic Martin Herbert.
Critique in Practice - Renzo Martens\' “Episode III: Enjoy Poverty”
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
This publication explores the legacy of Renzo Martens' landmark film Enjoy Poverty: a provocative work establishing how poverty became Congo's most lucrative export.
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