Anti/postcolonialism

 
 
Denise Ferreira da Silva - Unpayable Debt
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
forthcoming
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).
2020
French edition
Zamân
Zamân - Zamân journal
forthcoming
Kara Walker - A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be
2020
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
forthcoming
The drawing practice of Kara Walker.
Steffani Jemison - Mikrokosmos - Another time, this time, one time (vinyl LP)
2020
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
forthcoming
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.
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.
Minor cosmopolitan - Thinking art, politics, and the universe together otherwise
2020
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
Rethinking cosmopolitanism without its exploitative grip through alternative traditions and practices of the cosmopolitan from across the globe.
 Suspended spaces - Suspended spaces - Fordlândia
2020
bilingual edition (Portuguese / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
An artistic project carried out around Fordlândia—a town built from 1928 onwards by Henry Ford in Amazonia on the banks of the Tapajòs to intensively exploit the rubber tree needed to manufacture tyres, which, following the failure of the project, became a small village in the middle of an industrial heritage of uncertain statu. With twenty international artists and researchers, in collaboration with Fotoativa, a Brazilian collective from Belém.
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 – Works in society
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.
Déborder la négritude - Arts, politique et société à Dakar
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
A collective analysis of the emergence of the “contemporary” and the transnational and transhistorical logics at work in artistic practices in Dakar in response to questions raised by globalization since the Independances, opening up new territories for sociological, economic, political and aesthetic investigations.
Alain Buffard - Good Boy
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts –
CND (Centre National de la Danse) - Printed books
This reference book devoted to the figure and work of the choreographer Alain Buffard (1960-2013) brings together rich testimonies, extensive iconography and unpublished archival documents.
Sammy Baloji - Ce qui fut et ce qui sera
2020
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This collective book devoted to the work of Sammy Baloji explores how the artist, born in the DRC in 1978, attempts to “restore defeated connections”. How to think about the memory sifted through colonial violence? What effects does the mining of yesterday and today in Katanga and elsewhere have on the project of a common future? How does form make history beyond erasure?
Critique in Practice - Renzo Martens\' “Episode III: Enjoy Poverty”
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
This publication explores the legacy of Renzo Martens' landmark film Enjoy Poverty: a provocative work establishing how poverty became Congo's most lucrative export.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Le singe de Kafka & autres propos sur la colonie
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Theory & criticism / essays
The colony as a major philosophical concept in contemporary political thought—a basis for reflection on decolonization (expanded reprint of the book published in 2008).
Nina Valerie Kolowratnik - Critical Spatial Practice - The Language of Secret Proof – Indigenous Truth and Representation
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - Critical Spatial Practice
This publication documents new spatial notational systems developed by architect Nina Valerie Kolowratnik to help Indigenous communities from New Mexico to protect and regain traditional lands.
Noémie Étienne - Les Autres et les ancêtres - Les dioramas de Franz Boas et d’Arthur C. Parker à New York, 1900
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
An in-depth study of the diorama in the United States at the beginning of the 20th century, a place for the creation and mediation of knowledge but also for the political construction of history, between art, anthropology and natural sciences.
Love and Ethnology - The Colonial Dialectic of Sensitivity (after Hubert Fichte)
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
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.
Bonaventure Soh Bejend Ndikung - Pamphlet 1 - Those who are dead are not ever gone – On the Maintenance of Supremacy, the Ethnological Museum
and the Intricacies of the Humboldt Forum
2019
English edition
Archive Books
A post-colonial pamphlet on the ethnological museums of Europe, primarily the upcoming Humboldt Forum in Berlin.
Raphaël Grisey - Semer Somankidi Coura - Une archive générative
2019
French edition
Archive Books
This publication is the result of a research project led by artists Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré around the archives of the self-organized agricultural cooperative Somankidi Coura, in Mali. A historical reflection on agricultural, archival, health, and migratory issues through a decolonial perspective.
Andrew Pekler - Sounds From Phantom Islands (vinyl LP)
2019
Faitiche
The soundtrack of an interactive project around phantom islands—islands that appeared on historical maps but never actually existed. A collection of fictitious soundscapes, between field recording and exotica music.
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.
Zineb Sedira - A Brief Moment
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
This catalog accompanies Zineb Sedira's exhibition at the Jeu de Paume, covering a period from 1998 to the present, and mediums as diverse as video, film, installation and photography.
Divided We Stand - 9th Busan Biennale 2018
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
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.
Global Identities - Postcolonial and Cross-cultural Narratives
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A collection of essays and lectures that aim to provice insights, analysis and reflections about global identity dynamics, with particular attention to cultural production, the hybridization of languages and postcolonial narratives.
Attaques
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
An anthology of political poetry.


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