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Catalogues
 
From the Pot to the Earth at Rochester Square - A composition of artworks, dinners, words and people
2022
English edition
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How urban spaces are finding new life through communities of gardeners, cooks, ceramicists, and creatives.
Tensta Museum - Reports from New Sweden
2021
English edition
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This publication documents and discusses Tensta konsthall's experimental multi-year project "Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden" that ran from 2013–18 in Tensta and beyond. By pretending to be a museum, the project created a richly contrasting patchwork stretching over six years, in which manifold interests and expressions together formed a narrative with tensions and conflicts erupting around questions like "what history and heritage?," "to whom do they belong?" and "what about the present?"
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - The Commissions Book
2020
English edition
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This comprehensive publication by the art foundation Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) engages with more than 100 works of art in over 1,300 pages, proposing a speculative topography that organizes and weaves together sequences of potential narratives and interrogations along with close examinations of different works of art and a collective archive of images.
The New Model - An Inquiry
2020
English edition
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This catalogue stems from an exhibition program which investigated the heritage of the 1968 project The Model, for which Stockholm's Moderna Museet was transformed into an adventure playground for children.
Migration - Traces in an Art Collection / Spår i en konstsamling
2020
bilingual edition (English / Swedish)
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How have artists over the past 150 years related to migration and exile? And what role can a museum play in times of mass migration?
Abstract Hungary
2020
English edition
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This catalogue stems from two eponymous exhibitions examining Hungary's art scene's drive toward abstraction to reflect on the complex social conditions of the country, from the 1960s to the present-day.
The Mill
2020
English edition
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Artistic views on forestry and its actors (catalogue).
The D-Tale - Video Art from the Pearl River Delta
2019
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
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An overview of video art production from the Pearl River Delta in China: having emerged in the mid-1980s, this vital yet under-represented art scene is thoroughly documented in this richly illustrated catalogue (460 ill.) which features works by nearly sixty artists (catalogue of the inaugural exhibition at Times Art Center Berlin).
Of Other Spaces - Where Does Gesture Become Event?
2019
English edition
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Stemming from the namesake exhibition program at Cooper Gallery, Of Other Spaces draws on women artists' activism from the 1970s to the present day to build a reflection on feminist thinking as a provocative and cogent mode of creative and critical inquiry.
Love and Ethnology - The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)
2019
English edition
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Halfway between a catalogue and a reader, this publication documents a long-term, touring exhibition project on the critical reception of Hubert Fichte's ethnographic travel literature. This large-scale initiative brings forth a multi-faceted debate on colonial modernism, ethnography, poetry and sexuality.
Waiting for Omar Gatlato - A Survey of Contemporary Art from Algeria and Its Diaspora
2019
English edition
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This catalogue offers diverse representations of everyday life in Algeria and its diaspora through film, paintings, photography and sculpture by twenty-five contemporary artists. It includes the first English translations of key theoretical texts on Algerian contemporary art.
Nos jours heureux - Architecture et bien-être à l\'ère du capitalisme émotionnel
2019
French edition
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Our Happy Life investigates the architectural implications of the new happiness emotional paradigm by dissecting and questioning the political, economic, and emotional conditions that generate space today.
Divided We Stand - 9th Busan Biennale 2018
2019
English edition
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The comprehensive catalogue of the 9th Busan Biennale, curated by Cristina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser, on the theme of divided territories caused by war, conflict, or colonization.
The Fevered Specters of Art / Die fiebrigen Gespenster der Kunst
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
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The Fevered Specters of Art is the final chapter of a long-term project curated by Edit Molnár, Lívia Páldi, and Marcel Schwierin that started with a group exhibition at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, in 2016. The show looked back on the epoch of Cold War radicalism and anti-colonial revolution, an era characterized by a proliferation of ideas about how radical social change might permeate the globe.
All Men Become Sisters
2019
English edition
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(last copies available!)
Dedicated to the manifestation of sisterhood in art from the 1970s until today, All Men Become Sisters focuses on art that resonated with feminist perspectives on work, production, and reproduction.
Ornament and Crime
2019
English edition
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This catalogue accompanies the group exhibition curated by Meg O'Rourke at Eykyn Maclean gallery in New York. With Viennese architect Adolf Loos's eponymous 1908 diatribe against excessive ornamentation as its guide, the exhibition draws on the tenets set forth by Loos—simplicity, purity, freedom—with particular attention to their philosophical implications and their persistence into the latter twentieth century.
Perhaps It Is High Time for a Xeno-architecture to Match
2019
English edition
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Perhaps It Is High Time for a Xeno-architecture to Match is a Brussels-based curatorial and research project that seeks to examine the possibilities for re-radicalizing architecture. This publication documents a conversation series from January to March 2017 that sums up their reflections.
The only performances that make it all the way… Yes, but is it performable?
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
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A joint catalogue focusing on two group exhibitions at the Künstlerhaus Graz dedicated to the examination of current performative practices in relation with the main works of historical forerunners.
Myths of the Marble
2018
English edition
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Myths of the Marble documents a 2017 group exhibition which reflects upon how the “virtual” has been engaged by contemporary artists as a way to consider the world as a site of possibility and limitation that both permeates physical space and online experience.
The Museum of Rhythm
2018
English edition
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This catalogue documents a collective project intitiated by curator Natasha Ginwala entitled The Museum of Rhythm: a speculative institution that engages rhythm as a tool for interrogating the foundations of modernity and the sensual complex of time in daily experience. Deriving from an eponymous exhibition, the publication includes visual documentation of the exhibition as well as essays.
The Promise of Total Automation
2018
English edition
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This catalogue surveys the literature on our relationship to a world of machines, new technologies, and electronic devices. It brings thoughts on automation and its promises, primarily the end of labor. The publication unfolds a bibliography and chronology on the subject.
Visions of the Now - Stockholm Festival for Art and Technology (2 books box set)
2018
English edition
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Two-volume box set documenting a 2013 eponymous international festival reflecting on the impact of technologies in our present and future lives. Inspired by a seminal 1966 Stockholm festival, this event featured both lectures and artistic acts. The publication gathers the catalogue and proceedings of the 2013 event, archival materials, and includes unpublished correspondence by John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller, and texts by Alvin Lucier and Nam June Paik.
 Art+Positive - Militant Eroticism - The ART+Positive Archives
2018
English edition
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This catalogue is the first survey of the art and practice of Art+Positive, a significant affinity group of ACT UP New York during the early years of the AIDS epidemic. The publication presents previously unseen archives featuring artworks, documents, protest ephemera, and meeting notes, as well as commissioned essays and unpublished writings.
 Workshop of the Film Form / Warsztat Formy Filmowej -
2018
bilingual edition (English / Polish)
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An overview of the works of the avant-garde group Warsztat Formy Filmowej (WFF), pioneers of video art in Poland and structural cinema in Central and Eastern Europe between 1970 and 1977. The publication examines all of the aspects of the WFF's activity, as well as their pedagogical heritage.
Project Phalanstère at CAC Brétigny - or “Of museum orgy or mixed omnigamy in composite and harmonic order” Treatise
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
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The publication traces the architectural program carried out by par Pierre Bal-Blanc at CAC Brétigny from 2003 to 2015, a series of site-specific projects with both creative and pedagogic purposes, favoring relations with the outside and the local residents.
Zac Langdon-Pole - Ars viva 2018
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
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Since 1953, the Kulturkreis der deutschen Wirtschaft has awarded the Ars viva Prize to young artists living in Germany. The 2018 edition goes to Anna-Sophie Berger, Oscar Enberg, and Zac Langdon-Pole.
One, No One and One Hundred Thousand
2017
English edition
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Catalogue documenting an eponymous exhibition inspired by the Oulipo's literary strategies and the notion of potentiality. Nine artists presented a series of artworks in a display that changed continually according to the choice of the spectator.
The Site Residency
2017
English edition
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Grounded in theories and practices of withdrawal and in the critical questioning of creation, materiality, and objectified artistic output, The Site Residency program at the Baltic Art Center was imagined as a residency that would result in no material production. This publication presents the outcomes of the program's three participating artists—Annika Eriksson, Susanne Kriemann, Agnieszka Polska—, including the results of their invited ghostwriters.
These are the tools of the present - Beirut – Cairo
2017
English edition
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This publication comprises a series of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians, and writers who are in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo.
Helke Bayrle - Portikus Under Construction - 1992-2016
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
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Helke Bayrle has—on her own initiative—filmed the installations of exhibitions that have been held at Portikus since the end of 1992. This catalogue features more than 1,000 film stills, a full index of the recorded exhibitions, as well as texts by curators and deans who worked at Städelschule and Portikus over the years.
Seepage/ritual - The 2017 Abraaj Group Art Prize
2017
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
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Providing an important platform for new and ambitious work from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia, the ninth installment of the Abraaj Group Art Prize features "seepage/ritual," an exhibition with the work of winner Rana Begum and the three short-listed artists: Sarah Abu Abdallah, Doa Aly, and Raha Raissnia.
Future Imperfect - Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East
2017
English edition
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Future Imperfect critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and future contexts for the production, dissemination, and reception of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa.
Hubs and Fictions - On Current Art and Imported Remoteness
2017
English edition
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Hubs and Fictions, originally a touring forum, invited international curators, writers, and producers to probe how fiction plays out in a globally distributed art-world ecology, and how infrastructures are invented against its background. This unconventional reader gathers documents, negotiations, and reflections from and on these conversations.
Jumana Manna - Ars viva 2017
2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
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Catalogue of the Ars viva Prize who has been awarded annually since 1953 to young artists living in Germany whose work stands out for its innovative potential and high artistic quality. The recipients of the 2017 prize are Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane, and Jumana Manna.
How to Frame - On the Threshold of Performing and Visual Arts
2016
English edition
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(last copies available!)
From 2012 to 2016, Foreign Affairs, the international performing arts festival of Berliner Festspiele, and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) have been investigating the relations between the performing and visual arts. The festival has continuously produced projects with international artists that experiment with various institutional frameworks. This book is both a question and a manual, collecting ideas, knowledge and experiences that stem from the theory and practices developed over the past few years.
New Ways of Doing Nothing
2016
English edition
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New Ways of Doing Nothing highlights artistic gestures challenging today's inclination towards productivity and growth (with Robert Breer, Claire Fontaine, Mathias Delplanque, Marina Faust, Ryan Gander, Karl Holmqvist, Jiří Kovanda, Superflex, Mario García Torres...).
The Baltic Atlas
2016
English edition
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Celebrating the first-ever united Baltic Pavillion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, The Baltic Atlas intends to explore the built environment of the Baltic States as a shared space of ideas.
Apple - An Introduction (Over and over and once again)
2016
English edition
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This book centers around the apple as an art object and as a case study in biodiversity under threat.
United States of Latin America
2016
English edition
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Bringing together their shared and ongoing engagement with artistic practices from Latin America, Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra have assembled one of the most significant contemporary survey's of recent art from the region.
Transparenzen / Transparencies - The Ambivalence of a New Visibility
2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
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This catalogue documents the eponymous double exhibition examining the ambivalent notions of transparency and opacity in the globalized world and their reflection in the work of contemporary artists.
The Archive as a Productive Space of Conflict
2016
English edition
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This applied research project and publication deals with archival practice and its spatial repercussions. Inquiring whether any accumulation and organization of knowledge is productive—to the effect that it generates a narrative and / or history—the project focuses specifically on archives becoming productive due to their spatial framework.
Syntax and Society - The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 / Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme (2 books)
2016
English edition (texts in English and Arabic)
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This double publication offers further investigation into the work of the recipients and shortlisted artists of ninth installment of The Abraaj Group Art Prize (Dina Danish, Mahmoud Khaled, Basir Mahmood, and award-winning artists duo Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme).
Political Landscape / Politische Landschaft - Kunst, Widerstand, Salzkammergut
2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
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An unprecedented encounter between contemporary art and World War II historic & natural sites in Austria.
Do We Dream Under the Same Sky
2015
English edition
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This publication documents a collective project conceived by artist Rirkrit Tiravanija, architects Nikolaus Hirsch and Michel Müller, and chef Antto Melasniemi, which takes the form of an experimental platform, working as the extension of an artistic community based in Thailand. This large-scale installation explores urbanization in a post-rural condition, the act of building as a collaborative process, and land as a concept that can exist outside of ownership.
Furniture of the Fogo Island Inn
2015
English edition
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This unique publication, filled with annotated images, presents an inventory of design, furniture, and textiles produced for Fogo Island Inn. Each piece is a collaborative effort between artisans and craftspeople living on the island and designers from various parts of the world who were invited to engage with the history and communities of Fogo Island and Change Islands in Newfoundland, Canada.
+ que 20 ans après - Gesammelte Wörter und Bilder / Collected Words and Images
2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
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This richly illustrated publication reviews the additions to the Generali Foundation collection made under Sabine Folie's leadership between 2008 and 2014.
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