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History, Criticism and Theory
 
White West - The Afterlife of Fascism
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
Fascism, neo-colonialism and capitalism.
Solitary
2022
bilingual edition (English / Korean)
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
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.
Brian Dillon - In Pieces - Writings on Art, Etc.
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
A collection of critical, polemic, and personal essays composed in the past decade.
Viktor Misiano - Curator without a System - Viktor Misiano: Selected Writing
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
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.
Daniel Schreiber - Blind Gallerist
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
The memoir of a blind but clairvoyant gallery owner.
Jacob Lund - The Changing Constitution of the Present - Essays on the Work of Art in Times of Contemporaneity
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
How our experience of presence, time, and history are articulated in contemporary artistic practices.
Curating beyond the Mainstream - The Practices of Carlos Capelán, Elisabet Haglund, Gunilla Lundahl, and Jan-Erik Lundström
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
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
forthcoming
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.
Swamps and the New Imagination - On the Future of Cohabitation in Art, Architecture and Philosophy
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
An exploration of the "swampy" zone between the human and the other forms of life that make up his ecosystem and his environment, at the intersection of art, architecture and philosophy, in the perspective of a posthumanist ecology.
What happens between the knots? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 3)
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
The third volume of the Wattis Institute's annual reader is informed by themes found in the work of Cecilia Vicuña, including ecofeminism, indigenous forms of knowledge, poetry and politics, dissolution and extinction, exile, dematerialization, regeneration, and environmental responsibility.
Ramon Amaro - The Black Technical Object - On Machine Learning and the Aspiration of Black Being
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
A contemplation on the abstruse nature of machine learning, mathematics, and the deep incursion of racial hierarchy.
Pierre Guillet de Monthoux - Curating Capitalism - How Art Impacts Business, Management, and Economy
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
How art and the artist inspire business: an examination of the origins of this relationship from Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Inclusions - Aesthetics of the Capitalocene
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
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.
Sven Lütticken - Objections - Forms of Abstraction, Volume 1
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
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.
Beatrice von Bismarck - The Curatorial Condition
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
forthcoming
An analysis of the relations created by the curatorial—relations that also constitute it.
Between the Material and the Possible - Infrastructural Re-examination and Speculation in Art
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
From "institutional critique" to "infrastructural critique" .
Denise Ferreira da Silva - Unpayable Debt
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press
An examination of the relationship between coloniality, raciality, and global capital through a black feminist poethical framework, inspired by Octavia E. Butler's sci-fi novel Kindred (first volume in the On the Antipolitical series).
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
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
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.
Amazonia - Anthology as Cosmology
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
Amazonia: Anthology as Cosmology is devoted to Amazonia, its peoples, allies, and nonhuman spirits, and their myriad material and immaterial practices, from certain cosmopolitics and visual languages to past and present forms of resistance.
(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.
Why are they so afraid of the lotus? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 2)
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
The second volume of the Wattis's annual reader, ​A Series of Open Questions.
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.
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.
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.
Everything Passes Except the Past - Decolonizing Ethnographic Museums, Film Archives, and Public Space
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
Everything Passes Except the Past takes an artistic and discursive approach to coming to grips with a colonial past that remains present in ethnographic museums, public space, and image archives.
Cybernetics of the Poor
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press
The relationship between art and cybernetics and their intersections in the past and present.
(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).
Where are the tiny revolts? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 1)
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
A collection of reflections and literary and artistic contributions inspired by the themes at the heart of American writer Dodie Bellamy's work, and driven by the central question “What are we learning from artists today?”
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.
The Wild Book of Inventions
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
Twenty authors and artists reinvent our relationship to nature.
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.
From a History of Exhibitions towards a Future of Exhibition-Making - China and Southeast Asia
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
This publication is the outcome of a touring assembly platform bringing together writers, curators, and art practitioners to reflect on exhibition practices and histories in China and Southeast Asia.
Of(f) Our Times - Curatorial Anachronics
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
A collection of conversations, essays, artists' projects, and inserts, critically reflecting on the concept of “exhibition history”.
Jens Hoffmann - In the Meantime - Speculations on Art, Curating, and Exhibitions
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press
An anthology of texts by the influential American critic and curator. The publication includes essays on artists, exhibitions, and curating, catalogue texts, and interviews.
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