Black Studies / African-American art / British Black Art / Black Arts Movement / Afrofuturism

 
 
Ivan McClellan - Eight Seconds - Black Rodeo Culture
2024
English edition
Damiani - Photography
forthcoming
Eight Seconds: Black Rodeo Culture, the first book by Ivan McClellan, offers an inside look at Black cowboy culture across the United States in the 21st century, creating a bridge between present and past through sports, community, and love of the land.
Steve Cannon - Groove, Bang and Jive Around
2024
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
forthcoming
New edition of Steve Cannon's riotous 1969/71 erotic novel Groove, Bang and Jive Around, "an underground classic of such legendary stature that New York's black cognoscenti have transmogrified the work into urban myth," with a foreword from Darius James and an afterword by poet Tracie Morris.
Martine Syms - She Mad
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
She Mad gathers materials and documentation on Martine Syms' seminal episodic project of the same name. Each episode of this series takes a different format, using various narrative formats, from sitcoms to TikTok videos, and includes filmed footage as well as research materials.
Dorothy Dean - Who Are You Dorothy Dean?
2024
bilingual edition (English / French)
Éditions 1989
The first book devoted to the late African American writer and actress, Dorothy Dean (1932-1987), one of the few prominent African American women of New York City's bohemian heyday, close to Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe.
Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński - H(a)untings / Heim Suchungen
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Dealing with the hauntings and echoes of Austria's colonial past, Belinda Kazeem-Kamiński—visual artist, writer, and recipient of the Camera Austria Prize 2021—sets the stage for the what-if, while confronting viewers with the violence of the Western gaze.
Jacques Ponzio - Monk ABC
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Lenka lente
A collection of quotations from Thelonious Monk, organized as an alphabet book (new revised and augmented edition). More than a hundred entries based on the testimonies of musicians (Steve Lacy, Sahib Shihab, Henri Renaud) and journalists (Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler, Val Wilmer…).
John Akomfrah - A Space of Empathy
2023
English edition
Archive Books
An overview of John Akomfrah's work, with contributions by Julia Grosse and Nelly Y. Pinkrah, an interview with the artist, along with a foreword by Sebastian Baden.
Saidiya Hartman - À perte de mère - Sur les routes atlantiques de l\'esclavage
2023
French edition
Brook
Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast, she reckons with the blank slate of her own genealogy and vividly dramatizes the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African American history.
Ciarán Finlayson - Perpetual Slavery
2023
English edition
Floating Opera Press
In Perpetual Slavery, Ciarán Finlayson investigates the relationship of art to freedom in the work of Cameron Rowland and Ralph Lemon, who both utilize imagery of labor haunted and structured by the historical experience of slavery.
Sun Ra - Interview with Charlie Morrow - New York, 1989 (vinyl LP)
2023
Recital
A newly unearthed recording of an interview between Sun Ra and composer, sound and intermedia artist and Fluxus associate Charlie Morrow recorded at his New York studio in 1989. This outstanding voice-only recording develops more like a kaleidoscopic sermon than any standard interview.
Ahmed Abdullah - A Strange Celestial Road - My Time in the Sun Ra Arkestra
2023
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
In this memoir, Harlem-born trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah recounts decades of national and international touring with the Sun Ra Arkestra and charts the rise of New York loft jazz scene, offering a fascinating portrait of advanced music in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan from the 1970s through the 1990s.
Is Now the Time for Joyous Rage? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 4)
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - A Series of Open Questions
currently out of stock
On the themes found in the work of Lorraine O'Grady: Black female subjectivity, intersectional feminism, institutional critique, music, and translation.
Julius Eastman - Femenine (2 vinyl LP)
2023
Frozen Reeds
currently out of stock
The definitive edition of the historical recording of Julius Eastman's major piece performed in 1974 by S.E.M. Ensemble, remastered by Jim O'Rourke, available on vinyl for the first time.
Tschabalala Self - Make Room
2023
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
First monograph of the African-American artist, renowned for her representations of black femininity, whose spectacular pop patchworks deconstruct and recompose the everyday feminine/masculine relationship in its domestic dimension: an overview of Tschabalala Self's production, with seven essays and an interview.
Curtis Cuffie -
2023
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
The first book on the art-world legend who installed his ephemeral sculptures on the streets of New York's East Village.
Eric Hart Jr. - When I Think About Power
2023
English edition
Damiani - Photography
62.00 50.00 €
Eric Hart Jr.'s black-and-white photo series presents more than 60 portraits focusing on the notion of power as it relates to the Black queer experience.
Kameelah Janan Rasheed - I am not done yet
2023
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Artist's book.
Kapwani Kiwanga -
2023
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
A multidisciplinary and polyphonic portrait of Kiwanga's practice and thinking.
Kapwani Kiwanga -
2023
French edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
A multidisciplinary and polyphonic portrait of Kiwanga's practice and thinking.
Maureen Murphy - L\'Art de la décolonisation - Paris-Dakar (1950-1970)
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A transnational and transhistorical investigation carried out in the heart of museum and artistic practices between France and Senegal in the 1950s to 1970s, inviting us to decentralize our views in order to consider the globalized history of art of these years in a new light.
Wangechi Mutu -
2022
English edition
X Artists' Books
New monograph of the famous American-Kenyan artist, presenting her bronze and clay sculptures and her recent films.
Lubaina Himid -
2022
French edition
various
Reference publication dedicated to the practice of Lubaina Himid, one of the leading figures of British Black Art since the 1980s.
The Cricket - Black Music in Evolution, 1968-69
2022
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
Complete facsimile of The Cricket, an important but underknown music magazine edited by poets and writers Amiri Baraka, A. B. Spellman, and Larry Neal in 1968–69—a rare document of the Black Arts Movement.
William Scott -
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
Covering the past thirty years of William Scott's practice, this monograph offers the largest comprehensive selection of paintings, drawings, masks and architectural models, as well as an unique insight on his creative and transformative approach.
Satch Hoyt - Afro-Sonic Mapping - Tracing Aural Histories via Sonic Transmigrations
2022
English edition
Archive Books
currently out of stock
An acoustic mapping of colonial history.
Ellen Gallagher - A law ... A blueprint ... A scale - Ellen Gallagher with Edgar Cleijne
2022
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This monograph spans two decades of the internationally acclaimed American artist Ellen Gallagher's career, including paintings, works on paper as well as three film installations created in collaboration with Dutch artist Edgar Cleijne.
Fred Moten - Les sous-communs - Planification fugitive et étude noire
2022
French edition
Brook
A political and aesthetic critique of racial capitalism and modes of social experimentation in the form of resistance to the colonial commons.
Julius Eastman - Gay Guerrilla - L\'histoire de Julius Eastman
2022
French edition
Éditions 1989
A collection of biographical and musical essays about composer-performer Julius Eastman—a compelling portrait of Eastman's enigmatic and intriguing life and music.
Blondell Cummings - Dance as Moving Pictures
2022
English edition
X Artists' Books
The first monograph dedicated to the pivotal work of African American postmodern dancer, choreographer and video artist Blondell Cummings.
Armando Alleyne - A Few of My Favorites
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The first book on the New York painter's eclectic iconography of jazz musicians, boxers, Black American icons and friends.
Art contemporain africain - Histoire(s) d\'une notion par celles et ceux qui l\'ont faite
2021
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
A polyphonic genealogy of the concept of contemporary African art.
Julius Eastman - We Have Delivered Ourselves From the Tonal - Of, Towards, On, For Julius Eastman
2021
English edition
Archive Books
A collection of essays, librettos, lyrics, memories, photos, personal anecdotes by musicians, visual artists, researchers and archivers that pays homage to the work and life of African-American composer, musician, performer, activist Julius Eastman.
1 Million Roses for Angela Davis / 1 Million Rosen für Angela Davis
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
"1 Million Roses for Angela Davis" traces Davis' immense influence and legacy as activist and scholar on contemporary artists today, while simultaneously teasing out the contradictions her presence and agenda posed to the GDR's interpretation and application of Marxism.
Steffani Jemison - Mikrokosmos - Another time, this time, one time (vinyl LP)
2020
various
Formed in 2016 as the collaborative platform of composer Justin Hicks and artist Steffani Jemison, Mikrokosmos mines the history of Black music. This ongoing project has manifested in many forms: workshop, study session, concert, listening session, book, prompt, score. “Another time, this time, one time,” the first Mikrokosmos LP, uses Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson's “We Almost Lost Detroit” (1977) as the raw material for R&B songwriting.
Thulani Davis - Nothing but the Music
2020
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
(last copies available!)
Thulani Davis' collection of poetry about music.
Hannah Beachler - Design in a Frame of Emotion
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - The Incidents
American production designer Hannah Beachler engages in a conversation with Jacqueline Stewart and Toni L. Griffin about set building and curation, urban design, location scouting, Afrofuturism, fictional histories, and Black feminist narratives, and elucidates her role.
Johanne Løgstrup - The Contemporary Condition - Co-existence of Times – A conversation with John Akomfrah
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - The Contemporary Condition
In the form of a conversation with filmmaker and artist John Akomfrah, this book sets out to explore how his work with montage can be understood to articulate contemporaneity in sensuous ways.
Maureen Murphy - De l\'imaginaire au musée - Les arts d\'Afrique à Paris et à New York (1931 à nos jours)
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An historical perspective of the representation of non-western art in western museums and imagination / an essay on the relations between African arts and avant-garde.
Émilie Notéris - Alma Matériau
2020
French edition
Paraguay Press
Émilie Notéris focuses her analysis on artworks created by women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in a book that is at once literary, aesthetic and political.
Judy Chicago - To Sustain The Vision
2020
English edition
Shelter Press - Books
Monograph bringing together some fifty works by Judy Chicago and unpublished documents, accompanied by three critical texts by Géraldine Gourbe.
Judy Chicago - To Sustain The Vision
2020
French edition
Shelter Press - Books
Monograph bringing together some fifty works by Judy Chicago and unpublished documents, accompanied by three critical texts by Géraldine Gourbe.
Joseph Jarman - Black Case Volume I and II - Return From Exile
2019
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
The republication in print form of the poems of Art Ensemble of Chicago's founding member breathes new life into a forgotten document of the Black Arts Movement.
The Place Is Here - The Work of Black Artists in 1980s Britain
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
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.
Jean Laude - Écrits sur l\'art
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
Jean Laude's writings on art.
William Pope.L - Campaign
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This book is a three-part report on the long-term collaboration between artist Pope.L and curator Dieter Roelstraete which revolves around issues of connectedness, home, and migration, while addressing art's relationship to knowledge.
William Pope.L - One Thing After Another
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
MO.CO. Panacée
Documenting Pope.L's exhibition at La Panacée, this catalogue's content comprises texts from the curators, Nicolas Bourriaud and Noam Segal, and photographs of the show. Pope.L worked in close collaboration with graphic designer Johanna Himmelsbach on this editorial project.
Gaëlle Beaujean - L\'art de cour d\'Abomey - Le sens des objets
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
Conceived around an anthropology of the object, this book proposes to follow the course of royal objects of Abomey, former capital of the pre-colonial Kingdom of Dahomey (in present-day Benin).
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