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?"
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
Halfway between a catalogue and a reader, this publication documents a
long-term, touring exhibition project on the critical reception of Hubert
travel literature. This
large-scale initiative brings forth a multi-faceted debate on colonial
modernism, ethnography, poetry
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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 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...).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.