Sternberg Press
History, Criticism and Theory
 
Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD)
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
This publication presents the outcomes of the master Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD) at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. The contributions reflect on the program's quest to re-establish the material at the center of art and design practices.
Ana Ofak - Agents of Abstraction
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
This historical essay recounts the story of the EXAT 51 collective—the first Yugoslavian abstract art group—and how it shaped the idea of abstract socialism by associating socialist cultural politics and modernist artistic practice.
Barry Schwabsky - The Observer Effect
2019
English edition
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forthcoming
A wide-ranging collection of texts on contemporary painting, by one of its most finest observer today.
Theater, Garden, Bestiary
2019
English edition
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Une histoire transdisciplinaire des expositions.
What about Activism?
2019
English edition
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This reader gathers more than twenty leading curators and thinkers who present powerful case studies, historical analyses, and theoretical perspectives that address the dynamics of activism, protest, and advocacy in curatorial practice.
The Art of Direct Action
2019
English edition
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This collective study examines the influence of Joseph Beuys's concept of social sculpture in the evolution of artistic practices from the 1970s to the present day.
Sven-Olov Wallenstein - Spacing Philosophy
2019
English edition
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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.
Jill Johnston - The Disintegration of a Critic
2019
English edition
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Un recueil de trente textes de la journaliste, critique d'art et de danse et écrivaine américaine Jill Johnston, icône lesbienne et figure du féminisme radical des années 1970.
Jacob Lund - The Contemporary Condition
2019
English edition
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This theoretical essay advocates for the overcoming of the dominant notion of the contemporary as the point of departure for the development of (art-) historical imagination.
Oliver Marchart - Conflictual Aesthetics
2019
English edition
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Oliver Marchart traces trajectories of artistic activism in theater, dance, performance, and public art, and investigates the political potential of urbanism, curating, and “biennials of resistance.”
 Michael Hieslmair & Michael Zinganel - Stop and Go
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
This publication presents the results of a research project which explored the transformation of informal structures within the road transport corridors connecting Eastern and Western Europe following the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - An Exhibition Always Hides Another Exhibition
2019
English edition
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A collection of essays and portraits on one of the most influential art critic and curator of today.
Verina Gfader - The Contemporary Condition
2019
English edition
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The publication presents a collective project lead by artist and researcher Verina Gfader.
Productive Universals – Specific Situations
2019
English edition
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The contemporary return to universal claims and concepts in the fields of art, architecture, and urbanism.
The Place Is Here
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
The publication developed from the exhibition and research project The Place Is Here (2016–19), which traced the urgent and wide-ranging conversations taking place between black artists, writers, and thinkers in Britain during the 1980s.
Travis Jeppesen - Bad Writing
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
Travis Jeppesen's Bad Writing is a collection of interconnected essays and “fictocriticisms,” many appearing in print for the first time, that etches a pathway for a truly radical “bad” modernism in art and literature. Erudite, witty, and occasionally controversial, Bad Writing reinvigorates the too-often staid medium of art criticism as an iconoclastic and inventive literary art form.
 Erik Niedling & Ingo Niermann - Burial of the White Man
2019
English edition
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An autofiction by Erik Niedling, interpolated by manifestos and proposals by Ingo Niermann and expanded by Austrian-American poet Ann Cotten and German novelist Jakob Nolte.
Five Heads (Tavan Tolgoi)
2019
English edition
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This publication brings together the work of five anthropologists and five artists/collectives researching and responding to the dramatic rise and fall of Mongolia's mineral economy. Drawing from ongoing fieldwork in Mongolia, the contributors conceptualise crisis as a space for the emergence of new possibilities.
 Lawen Mohtadi & Katarina Taikon - The Day I Am Free / Katitzi
2019
English edition
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The story of epoch-changing activist, prolific writer, and Swedish countercultural icon Katarina Taikon's life.
Alexandra Midal - Design by Accident
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
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In Design by Accident, Alexandra Midal declares the autonomy of design—in and on its own terms. This meticulously researched work proposes not only a counterhistory but a new historiography of design, shedding light on overlooked historical landmarks and figures while reevaluating the legacies of design's established luminaries from the nineteenth century to the present.
John C. Welchman - After the Wagnerian Bouillabaisse
2019
English edition
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The ten essays in After the Wagnerian Bouillabaisse offer original critical discussions of some of the major European artists and movements of the twentieth century.
Notes on Contemporary Art in Kosovo
2019
English edition
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The art scene of Kosovo.
Para-Platforms
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press
Three cases studies on social, spatial, and material reality of right-wing populism. Issues tackled include Trump and Brexit; spaces of right-wing extremism in Germany; and a racist murder by a German far-right group in 2006. Other contributions includes an introduction by anthropologist Mahmoud Keshavarz, an interview with Wolfgang Tillmans, and a comic strip by Liam Gillick.
Melissa McCarthy - Sharks, Death, Surfers
2019
English edition
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An unprecedented transdisciplinary study dedicated to the deathly relationship between sharks and surfers, initiated from a thorough analysis of newspaper obituaries.