Politics

 
 
Reiner Schürmann - The Place of the Symbolic - Essays on Art and Politics
2023
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
forthcoming
The Place of the Symbolic brings together Reiner Schürmann's essays on the nexus between art and politics.
White West - The Afterlife of Fascism
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
forthcoming
Fascism, neo-colonialism and capitalism.
Reiner Schürmann - Lire Marx
2023
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.
Liliana Gómez - Archive Matter - A Camera in the Laboratory of the Modern
2023
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.
Ahmed Slama - Marche-frontière
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
forthcoming
A very personal literary narrative, with a singular writing, of a migrant's experience of wandering and borders.
Art for UBI (manifesto)
2022
English edition
Bruno
A manifesto for radical care and universal and unconditional basic income, as a tool for social transformation and social equality highlighting values, needs and desires opposing the present inequalities generated by neoliberalism and the ecological unsustainability of capitalism.
Karel Teige - The Marketplace of Art / Commentary (2 volumes)
2022
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
The first English translation of Karel Teige's The Marketplace of Art in two volumes includes a critical introduction, inquiries, and extensive commentaries. Originally published in the Czech language in 1936, The Marketplace of Art is the summation of Teige's artistic, political, and theoretical work.
Free Jazz Communism
2022
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
Actualising the concert of Archie Shepp–Bill Dixon Quartet at the 8th World Festival of Youth and Students in Helsinki 1962, Free Jazz Communism contextualizes the politics of free jazz music in light of global decolonisation movements, anti-war activism, structures of racial capitalism, and forms of avant-garde music (new augmented edition).
Travailler, lutter, diffuser - Archives militantes du Centre Grisélidis Réal de documentation internationale sur la prostitution, Genève
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
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.
René Schérer - Utopies nomades
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Second reading
An essay on the concept of utopia today, more relevant than ever at the time of the economic, social, ecological and intellectual crisis.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Alger-Tokyo - Des émissaires de l\'anticolonialisme en Asie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Al Dante
Al Dante - Theory & criticism / essays
A transversal vision of the affirmation of a global Afro-Asian South through the anti-colonial resistance and war diplomacy of Algerians in Asia and Japan, bringing together history, politics, political philosophy, and poetics.
Zoran Terzić - Idiocracy - The Culture of the New Idiot
2022
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
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.
Entretiens pour un film 2 - Gervasia Brocson
2022
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
Clinamen
A series of reflections on major contemporary issues in the framework of feminism, individual and collective emancipation and self-organization, based on the film Scuola senza fine (1983) by Adriana Monti, figurehead of Italian feminist cinema.
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.
Sinthujan Varatharajah - English in Berlin - Exclusions in a Cosmopolitan Society
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
Wirklichkeit Books
A conversation between the political geographer Sinthujan Varatharajah and the artist Moshtari Hilal on gentrification, asylum policy and double standards of the German majority society. Both authors have become leading voices of a new generation on topics such as racism, having ceated a strong counterpublic through their social media in the last years.
From Scratch - Albanian Summer Picaresque
2022
English edition
Rab-Rab Press
An account of an album about Albania by British experimental musicians made in the eighties. Also involving stories about the Albanian Society, William Bland, A. L. lloyd, RCPB ML, and Cornelius Cardew.
Abdias Nascimento - Being An Event of Love
2022
English edition
Archive Books
A survey of the pictorial work of the Afro-Brazilian artist, writer and activist, with fifteen essays.
What happens between the knots? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 3)
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
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
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.
Thomas Hirschhorn - Autobiography
2022
no text
Tonini Editore
Autobiography by Thomas Hirschhorn is a visual autobiography that through some selected images, narrates the story of the life and career of the artist.
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.
Perverse Decolonization?
2022
English edition
Archive Books
Conversations and essays that question the twisted and oppressive climate in a world where true decolonization has yet to begin.
Wicked Little Town
2022
English edition
Archive Books
Wicked Little Town gathers more than fifty artists and critical thinkers traversing trans-temporal imaginations of resistance, unruliness, and non-compliance across genders, abilities and national borders.
 Chto Delat - When the Roots Start Moving - First Mouvement – To Navigate Backward – Resonating with Zapatismo
2022
English edition
Archive Books
A collection of essays investigating predicaments of rootedness and rootlessness and notions of belonging and of displacement across different geographical and epistemological coordinates.
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
English edition
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.
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