Politics

 
 
White West - The Afterlife of Fascism
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
forthcoming
Fascism, neo-colonialism and capitalism.
Reiner Schürmann - The Place of the Symbolic - Essays on Art and Politics
2022
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
forthcoming
The Place of the Symbolic brings together Reiner Schürmann's essays on the nexus between art and politics.
Liliana Gómez - Archive Matter - A Camera in the Laboratory of the Modern
2022
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
forthcoming
The photographic archive of a former U.S. banana company as a vehicle for the expansion of corporate capitalism in the Caribbean.
Reiner Schürmann - Lire Marx
2022
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
forthcoming
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
Zoran Terzić - Idiocracy - Thinking and Acting in the Age of the Idiot
2022
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
forthcoming
Zoran Terzić's wide-ranging and sharply detailed essay takes up the cultural-historical figure of the idiot and follows its numerous appearances throughout intellectual history in an examination of the art of idiocy that extends outside the hypertrophic present.
What happens between the knots? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 3)
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
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.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli - E-flux journal - Routes & Worlds
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - E-flux journal
forthcoming
Elizabeth Povinelli's anthropology of the otherwise locates itself within forms of life that run counter to dominant modes of being under late settler liberalism. In these essays, she considers the emergence of new worlds and the extinguishment of old ones, seeking to develop a social imaginary that can sustain radical potentiality without turning a blind eye to our deep interdependence.
The Cricket - Black Music in Evolution, 1968-69
2022
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
forthcoming
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.
Travailler, lutter, diffuser - Archives militantes du Centre Grisélidis Réal de documentation internationale sur la prostitution, Genève
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first publication on the archive created by the Swiss writer, painter, activist and prostitute Grisélidis Réal (1929-2005) since the 1970s, containing more than 10,000 documents that trace the international mobilizations for the rights of sex workers and their struggles against exclusion and stigmatization.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan - Dirty Evidence
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
Richly illustrated, this book provides for the first time a visual overview of Lawrence Abu Hamdan's works of more than a decade, and elaborates on a formal vocabulary characterized by the aesthetics of sound and language.
Benjamin Lavigne - Le Petit Surhomme des jeux vidéo et la gamification du monde - Éthique de la manipulation par l’interactivité ludique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The Nietzschean notion of superman and the very real effects of the virtual, the networks, the digital image and the video game in human interrelationships: a striking essay resulting from the posthumously defended thesis of Benjamin Lavigne (1981-2020), which draws up a singular, committed and rigorous critic of the technological foundations of contemporary society.
Archivio - UCSC Centenary Edition
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Archivio
Special issue dedicated to the last one hundred years through the archives of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.
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.
Resistance Anew - Culture, Artworks & Democracy
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Bringing together previously unpublished essays by internationally renowned philosophers, cultural theorists, activists, and art historians, this volume provides a toolkit for addressing contemporary theories and practices of resistance.
Résister, encore - Œuvres d\'art, culture & démocratie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Bringing together previously unpublished essays by internationally renowned philosophers, cultural theorists, activists, and art historians, this volume provides a toolkit for addressing contemporary theories and practices of resistance.
François Piron - Ce que Sylvère Lotringer n\'écrivait pas
2022
French edition
Paraguay Press
A book of interviews with Sylvère Lotringer.
Reiner Schürmann - Le principe d\'anarchie - Heidegger et la question de l\'agir
2022
French edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
The relation between being and acting and the principle of anarchy in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Attaques
2022
French edition
Attaques
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
An anthology of critical and political poetry: Leslie Kaplan, Rothenberg, arts and critical positions, an anthology of contemporary Central American poetry, a catalog of visual poetry, a dossier on the Brazilian concrete poetry group Noigandres, new translations of William Blake by Jean-Jacques Viton...
Rodrigo Karmy Bolton - The Future is Inherited - Fragments of a Chile in Revolt
2022
English edition
Errant Bodies - Doormats
A collection of articles and essays around the Chilean popular rebellion initiated in 2019.
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.
Benjamin Lavigne - Le Petit Surhomme des jeux vidéo et la gamification du monde - Éthique de la manipulation par l’interactivité ludique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The Nietzschean notion of superman and the very real effects of the virtual, the networks, the digital image and the video game in human interrelationships: a striking essay resulting from the posthumously defended thesis of Benjamin Lavigne (1981-2020), which draws up a singular, committed and rigorous critic of the technological foundations of contemporary society.
Training for the Future - Handbook
2022
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
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.
Erri De Luca - Bird Song / Canto della Cinciallegra
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
varia
An essay on the climate crisis by Erri De Luca.
Thomas Hirschhorn - The Purple Line
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Conceived entirely by the artist on the occasion of the homonymous solo exhibition at MAXXI, Rome, this volume documents Thomas Hirschhorn's research on Pixel-Collage, an impressive cycle of works realized between 2015 and 2017.
Shahryar Nashat - Keep Begging
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
New monograph.
Stephanie Oursler - 5 CUTS
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Wirklichkeit Books
Facsimile edition of Stephanie Oursler's 1975 artist's book.
La Déconniatrie - Art, exil et psychiatrie autour de François Tosquelles
2021
French edition
varia
The catalog of the international exhibition initiated at Les Abattoirs reveals a little-known story that was a milestone in 20th century psychiatry and its new links with art brut and modern art, taking as its starting point the career of the Catalan psychiatrist François Tosquelles (1912-1994).
Skye Arundhati Thomas - Remember the Details
2021
English edition
Floating Opera Press
Remember the Details is a piece of first-hand political reportage told through the story of images: Skye Arundhati Thomas reflects on the Indian protest movement that began in mid-2019 against anti-Muslim and casteist citizenship laws, writing the history of this important cultural and political moment.
Punk Suprematism
2021
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
Punk Suprematism includes the first English translation of theoretical writings on punk, art, socialism, bureaucracy, and nationalism by Slavoj Žižek, Rastko Močnik, and Zoja Skušek.
Why are they so afraid of the lotus? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 2)
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The second volume of the Wattis's annual reader, ​A Series of Open Questions.
Želimir Žilnik - Feminist Takes - “Early Works” by Želimir Žilnik
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The prospects of revolutionary feminism, from Želimir Žilnik's canonical film.
Wolfgang Scheppe - Taxonomy of The Barricade - Image Acts of Political Authority in Paris, May 1968
2021
English edition
Nero
An iconographic taxonomy—researched, conceived, and ideated by Wolfgang Scheppe, also author of the book's final essay—that traces the state and police visual control through almost 500 images from the May 1968 police archives in Paris.
Laura Kurgan - Si loin, si proche - Cartographie, technologie et politique
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An analysis of the spatial representations using new digital location and mapping technologies, in the light of the political issues that accompany their multiple interpretations.
Michel Surya - Principes pour une littérature qui empeste - Matériologies V
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
The fifth and final part of Michel Surya's Matériologies: literature and thought to the test of the pandemic virality.
Piotr Piotrowski - Dans l\'ombre de Yalta - Art et avant-garde en Europe de l\'Est (1945-1989)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
The first comparative study of artistic culture in Europe under Soviet influence following the Yalta Accords, tracing the complex relationship between art and politics and the tensions between the avant-garde and traditional practices on the other side of the Iron Curtain.
Xavier Gayan - Roland Gori - Une époque sans esprit (DVD)
2021
French edition
a.p.r.e.s editions - Documents & Video Works (DVD)
An intimate portrait of the psychoanalyst Roland Gori, of his thought and his fights against the commodification of health, education and culture.
Contre-vents - Colères, espoirs, écologies et politiques dans l\'Ouest de la France
2021
French edition
Paraguay Press
A documentary and speculative publication on a genealogy of political, social, ecological and identity-based struggles in the Brittany region and the West of France, from the 1960s to the Zone to Defend of today, based on numerous documents and films made by filmmakers and collectives.
Le phototexte engagé - Une culture visuelle du militantisme au XXe siècle
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An original multidisciplinary study of the text-image pair in its political dimension, from the militancy of the early twentieth century to the struggles for "visibility" of minorities.
Valérie Mavridorakis - Siah Armajani, pragmatisme et anarchie (1957-1988)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An in-depth study of the elaboration of the functional architectures-sculptures of the American artist of Iranian origin Siah Armajani (1939-2020), between utopia and pragmatism, allegorizing as much the ideals as the contradictions of the American democracy before being dedicated to figures of the anarchy.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger - Jeu de construction pour une théorie des médias - suivi de Usages d\'une théorie marxiste des médias
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
First French translation of a seminal text of media theory, which this edition contextualizes, notably through the debate it provoked with Baudrillard.
Parapolitics - Cultural Freedom and the Cold War
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Artistic production as a tool of political and diplomatic influence during the Cold War.
Emilio Vavarella - rs548049170_1_69869_TT
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A series of visual documents and theoretical inquires around the work rs548049170_1_69869_TT, a translation of artist Emilio Vavarella's genetic code into a fabric, using the 19th century Jacquard loom.
Christian Lutz - Citizens
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Edition Patrick Frey
Swiss photographer Christian Lutz documents right-wing populist people, movements and hot spots all over Europe.
Attaques
2021
French edition
Attaques
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
An anthology of critical and political poetry.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - The Delusions of Care
2021
English edition
Archive Books
The misappropriated notion of care and the paths for its rehabilitation.
Reiner Schürmann - Reading Marx - On Transcendental Materialism
2021
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
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