Art & science fiction

 
 
Anton Vidokle - Citizens of the Cosmos
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
forthcoming
This book on the films of Anton Vidokle features essays and conversations by theorists, curators, and artists exploring the themes of technological immortality and resurrection informed by Cosmist philosophy.
Matthieu Renault - Maîtres et esclaves - Archives du Laboratoire d\'analyse des Mythologiques de la modernité
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Second reading
forthcoming
An experimental fictional ("post-apocalyptic") anthropology of philosophy, focusing on the dialectic of master and slave, itself understood as myth.
João Maria Gusmão - Massa Confusa
2024
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Massa Confusa is a combinatorial codex cataloguing João Maria Gusmão's recent material transformations in the studio, featuring an accompanying text by the artist and faithful reproductions.
Out of the Grid - Italian Zine 1978-2006
2024
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Out of the Grid presents a critical selection of 100 Italian zines from 1978 to 2006 that display a broad spectrum of social, political, aesthetic, and technological changes in the use of language and communication strategies across the territory of self publishing.
Anuradha Vikram - Use Me at Your Own Risk - Visions from the Darkest Timeline
2023
English edition
X Artists' Books
A speculative novel set in 2046 that asks us to question our role in the destruction of our environment, the impact of automation on society, and heightened inequity across class, race, and gender.
 Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - WATER COLUMN
2023
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The second and final installment of FUTURE, a series of publications by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, explores the deep watery world.
Michel Gouéry - Les fossiles du futur
2023
French edition
Arsenicgalerie
An overview of Michel Gouéry's surrealist and exuberant artistic output, through a collection of previously unpublished works and documents, as well as detailed notes by some twenty specialists.
Tiger Tateishi - Cheat Sheets
2023
no text
Nieves
A new edition of Tiger Tateishi's incredible comics sequence.
Charlotte Graham - Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars
2023
English edition
Errant Bodies - Errant Edition
A sci-fi imagining of life in America's penultimate chapter: Montreal-born, NY-based writer Charlotte Graham's debut novel, a work of experimental fiction, follows a sweeping group of characters in America's near future as they live and die under the threat of a new kind of deadly bomb called the Peacemaker.
Marine Forestier - Les Lichennes
2023
French edition
ESAAA (Higher School of Art Annecy)
A novel of anticipation anchored in queer ecologies, a frenetic odyssey interwoven with songs and short poems, mixing the genres of feminist science fiction, young adult literature, space-opera and marvelous fable.
 Lagoss - Imaginary Island Music Vol.2 - Ascension (vinyl LP)
2023
Discrepant
Sophomore album from Tenerife based trio Lagoss (Gonçalo F. Cardoso, Mladen Kurajica and Daniel García), moving away from their megamix vignette based first volume to experiment with a more song based approach whilst still keeping their trademark jam infused tropicalia and electronic freak outs with an offering to their 1970's sci-fi masters.
Michele Mari - Le copertine di Urania
2023
Italian edition
Humboldt Books - Globetrotter
A journey through the history of the pioneering Italian science fiction magazine Urania since the early 1950s.
Mashinka Firunts Hakopian - The Institute for Other Intelligences
2023
English edition
X Artists' Books
In The Institute for Other Intelligences, Mashinka Firunts Hakopian brings speculative fiction and media studies to bear on an imagined future where machine intelligences convene annually for curriculum on algorithmic equity.
Daring Shifts
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Clinamen
A hybrid collection of five illustrated short stories of speculative fiction from five countries and four continents
Rita Elhajj - Under water and up in the air
2023
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Clinamen
A symbolic and political science fiction short story written in four languages.
 Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni - The Unmanned
2022
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni echo the fictional world of their films and the real world of their objects and sculptures, at the end of an exhibition-series developed over a decade.
 Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni - The Unmanned
2022
French edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni echo the fictional world of their films and the real world of their objects and sculptures, at the end of an exhibition-series developed over a decade.
YWY, Searching for a Character between Future Worlds - Gender, Ecology, Science Fiction
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
(last copies available!)
A conversation about science fiction and robotics, ecology and gender, Indigenous Futurisms and what it means to be human.
João Maria Gusmão - Terçolho
2022
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A new publishing project documenting the duo's artistic trajectory with a particular emphasis on their discursive production.
 Mochu - Nervous Fossils - Syndromes of the Synthetic Nether
2022
English edition
Reliable Copy
A surrealist anticipation novel by the Indian artist.
 Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - FUTURE MEMORIES
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The first installment of FUTURE, an ongoing series of publications by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, explores how our conceptions of the future have changed over the past few decades, how that affects our take on the present and our reactions to changes that lie ahead.
Steffen Zillig - The Decolonization of America
2021
English edition
Wirklichkeit Books
A social fantasy whose bizarre fault lines and conflicts bear an uncanny resemblance to those of the present day.
Mathis Gasser - Heroes and Ghosts
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
An ongoing series of figurative oil-on-canvas paintings by Swiss-born London-based artist Mathis Gasser, decontextualizing in the same gesture characters of the popular culture and figures of the history of the art.
H. R. Giger - 5 – Poltergeist II - Drawings 1983-1985
2021
bilingual (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
The facsimile edition of the visionary sketches and notes of the surrealist master for Brian Gibson's horror film Poltergeist II.
Michel Gouéry - Plethora
2021
French edition
Arsenicgalerie
Catalogue bringing together four virtuoso artists in excess, overflow and debauchery.
Jim Shaw - Paperback Covers
2021
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Monograph dedicated to Jim Shaw's “Paperback Covers” key series.
Un autre monde///dans notre monde - Évocation contemporaine du réalisme fantastique – Tome 2
2021
French edition
Supernova - Art
A dive into the world of fantastic realism through the works of some twenty contemporary artists.
Rä di Martino - Afterall (A Space Mambo)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Publication based on the eponymous futuristic / dystopian project of the Italian artist and film-maker.
João Maria Gusmão - João Maria Gusmão introduces Eugène Frey - Inventeur des célèbres Décors lumineux à transformations du Théâtre de Monte Carlo appliqués pour la première fois à l\'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Paraguay Press
A painter and an inventor, Eugène Frey (1863-1930) pioneered techniques of animated sets for the theatre at the same time period as the cinema was invented. While he is contextualized beside the creations of Loie Fuller, Georges Méliès or Lotte Reiniger, he is reinterpreted by the artist João Maria Gusmão. First publication devoted to the work of Eugène Frey, the luxurious catalogue of the exhibition at the New National Museum of Monaco presents texts by Stéphane Tralongo (University of Lausanne) and Laurent Mannoni (Cinémathèque française), as well as a work of fiction by João Maria Gusmão.
Margaret Cavendish - Observations upon Experimental Philosophy
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Clinamen
Four texts about the sky by Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673), English aristocrat, writer, philosopher and scientist whose salon was home to Descartes, Hobbes and Gassendi, precursor of feminism and author of one of the first works of science fiction.
Larissa Sansour - Research/Practice - Heirloom
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - Research/Practice
This publication documents the artistic research for Sansour's project for the Danish Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale: a dark science fiction narrative set after an eco-disaster, evolving into an intimate dialogue about memory, exile and nostalgia.
Matt Lock - Suffering Vehicles
2019
no text
Nieves
A series of illustrations depicting automobiles set in a chaotic post-apocalyptic world, inspired by the dystopian aesthetics of the 1980s and 1990s.
Panayiotis Terzis - Megalith Zero
2019
no text
Nieves
A collection of colorful paintings inspired by science fiction and classical Antiquity. A prequel to the artist's ongoing Megalith series of publications that acts as a PH sample of his broader painting, collage, and print studio practice.
Brittany Nelson - Out of the Everywhere
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Monograph dedicated to artist Brittany Nelson, who appropriates techniques from 19th century photography to create works of feminist science fiction and queer abstraction.
Denis Vierge - Braids - Memories of the Narratocene
2019
English edition
Dis Voir - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Adults
The new fantastic novel published in the “tales for adults” series, in which contemporary writers explore through fiction the most recent research in sciences, reviving a tradition in scientific literature. A tradition which aims at making dream and meditate on the way the world is represented as it redefines itself today.
Denis Vierge - Tresses - Souvenirs du narratocène
2019
French edition
Dis Voir - Illustrated Fairy Tales for Adults
The new fantastic novel published in the “tales for adults” series, in which contemporary writers explore through fiction the most recent research in sciences, reviving a tradition in scientific literature. A tradition which aims at making dream and meditate on the way the world is represented as it redefines itself today.
Un autre monde///dans notre monde - Evocation contemporaine du réalisme fantastique
2019
French edition
Galerie du jour agnès b. - Catalogues
A dive into the world of fantastic realism through the works of some twenty contemporary artists.
João Maria Gusmão - Lua Cão
2019
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A panoptic cinema.
Ascending from the Liquid Horizon
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Cura. - Cura.books
Ascending from the Liquid Horizon focuses on the possibilities and potentials once proposed by speculative narratives about the future, and reflects on the realm that is currently emerging from the intersection of science, corporate interests, and ecology. Vast developments in technology, advancing hand in hand with rapid climate change, predict a situation far more complex than the current one, defined by an environment where technology levels nature and notions of the biological, natural and terrestrial need to be revised.
Samuel Etienne - Bricolage Radical - Génie et  banalité des fanzines do-it-yourself – Tome 2
2019
French edition
Strandflat
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.
Hilary Galbreaith - The Bureau
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Lendroit éditions
A kafkaesque artist's graphic novel.
Mike Wilson - Rockabilly
2018
English edition
Diaphanes - Forward Fiction
After a meteorite crashes into his yard, the daily life of Rockabilly and of his neighbors takes a strange turn… Mike Wilson's third novel combines social criticism and science fiction, depicting the dark corners of American suburbs at night.
Alain Séchas - Passe-temps
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
MASC (Musée de l'Abbaye Sainte-Croix)
This book revisits the oeuvre of Alain Séchas as a whole, with a particular focus on the works produced over the past decade—most notably his paintings and drawings.
Stefan Banz - One Rock Upon Another - Marcel Duchamp, Jules Verne, Max Bill, Joseph Beuys, Fischli | Weiss, Ai Weiwei
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp
Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.
Will Sweeney - Vorpal Sword
2018
no text
Nieves
Will Sweeney's new graphic narrative is set in a retrofuturistic England ruled by a twisted elite who exploits a population inhabiting decadent urban centers. Monsters populate this strange world, and humanity's last chance lies in the power of the Vorpal Sword—a metaphysical blade of vital creative energy…
Robert Smithson - Mémoire et entropie
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A synthesis of the multiple dimensions of the protean oeuvre of a legendary artist, which we measure today to what extent they find an echo in contemporary environmental, cinematographic, aesthetic and social issues.
Tacet - The sounds of Utopia
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Tacet
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
The sound arts and experimental music annual review's 4th issue, on the theme of utopias.
Heman Chong - Ifs, Ands, or Buts
2018
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
The catalogue for Heman Chong's first solo museum exhibition in mainland China, at the Rockbund Art Museum, provides an insightful and critical look into the Singaporean artist's recent practice.
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