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History, Criticism and Theory
 
2019
English edition
forthcoming
This publication brings together the work of five anthropologists and five artists/collectives researching and responding to the dramatic rise and fall of Mongolia's mineral economy. Drawing from ongoing fieldwork in Mongolia, the contributors conceptualise crisis as a space for the emergence of new possibilities.

2019
English edition
forthcoming
The art scene of Kosovo.

2019
English edition
forthcoming
Three cases studies on social, spatial, and material reality of right-wing populism. Issues tackled include Trump and Brexit; spaces of right-wing extremism in Germany; and a racist murder by a German far-right group in 2006. Other contributions includes an introduction by anthropologist Mahmoud Keshavarz, an interview with Wolfgang Tillmans, and a comic strip by Liam Gillick.

2019
English edition
forthcoming
An unprecedented transdisciplinary study dedicated to the deathly relationship between sharks and surfers, initiated from a thorough analysis of newspaper obituaries.

2019
English edition
A critical global fashion theory from a postcolonial perspective.

2019
English edition
Herewith the Clues continues Boy Vereecken's research into mass-market literary culture, which began with Signature Strengths (2016). The volume includes two text contributions: a contemporary take on the whodunit novel by Shumon Basar, followed by a tour of the history of the Crime Dossiers genre by Laura Herman. The book is illustrated with a photo series from Antoine Begon, who has unpacked and photographed the pieces of evidence that comprise Crime Dossiers such as File on Rufus Ray and Murder Off Miami.

2019
English edition
A collective reflection on Paul McCarthy's polemical sculpture Tree installed at Place Vendôme in Paris in 2014, presenting a map of the city's intellectual debates.

2019
English edition
An exchange between artist Sterling Ruby and fashion designer Raf Simons.

2019
English edition
The temporality of curatorial processes and research practices.

2019
English edition
Intersubjectivity is a collection of writings on the presence of language in the visual arts: this second volume investigates the relationship between performance, subjectivity, and human agency within a more global reflection on transhumanism.

2019
English edition
How did autonomous art become such an effective tool of the capitalist state? A thorough analysis of the connection between contemporary art and modern biopower.

2019
English edition
The first English translation of Hubert Fichte's investigation on New York's African diaspora in the late 1970s. Contesting the stylistic norms of ethnographic studies, Fichte offers an experimental, poetic, and radical reflection on the living conditions, struggles and cultural heritage of New York Africans.

2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
A study by Elisabeth Lebovici on the late contemporary artist and IFP co-founder Philippe Thomas. Lebovici's essay examines Thomas's strategy to cede and fictionalize authorship through the multiple lenses of gender, reproduction, subjects' multiplicity, and the artist's tragic disappearance.

2018
English edition
This reader addresses the concept of “contemporaneity”, the temporal complexity that follows from the coming together of different temporalities in the same present. It asks how these temporal qualities can be made known in the context of contemporary art research and particularly through practices that involve exhibitionary forms.

2018
English edition
A Western Marxist analysis of the relationship between the historical present and political action.

2018
English edition
Drawing together discourses on contemporaneity and new materialisms, this book examines a material conception of temporality that makes it possible to develop a critique of the philosophical discourse on presence. Claiming that “there is no now,” Ebeling develops an archaeology of contemporaneity according to which the traces of the contemporary can only be secured through visual or material operations, not historical ones.

2018
English edition
A critical analysis of the use of the term contemporary in scholarly and disciplinary discourses through the hypothetical project of a literary history of “the contemporary.”

2018
English edition
The first survey of text works by artist Ane Hjort Guttu. Written between 2003 and 2018, the texts range from public statements, poetic short prose, film scripts and reflections on the role of the artist to essays on art for children and the link between light and wealth.

2018
English edition
This collective publication discusses the renewed encounter between dance and performance and the institutions of global contemporary art, marking one of the most significant set of developments in the art field over the last decade.

2018
English edition
In this lecture, creative director Virgil Abloh takes us behind the scenes of his design process, sharing the essentials of editing, problem-solving, and storytelling.

2018
English edition
temporarily out of stock
American critic Isabelle Graw conducts an innovative genealogical study on the success of painting as a medium. Keeping a close eye on painting's fourteenth century theoretical foundations, Graw analyses the work of artists like Édouard Manet, Jutta Koether, Martin Kippenberger, Jana Euler, and Marcel Broodthaers. It also includes conversations with artists who confront their vision with that of the author.

2018
English edition
This study traces the history of a cultural and artistic landscape that has taken shape since the year 2000, with the Internet. Omar Kholeif aims to put into context a new language for seeing, feeling, and being that has emerged through post-millennial technologies, and argues for a nuanced understanding of the post-digital condition.

2018
bilingual edition (English / Arabic), German insert
This publication examines the role of natural resources in the occupation of the Western Sahara, a territory considered by the United Nations to still be awaiting decolonization. Its liberation from colonial rule has come to a standstill due to Morocco's continued military occupation of a part of the territory. The protracted conflict has dramatic consequences for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara.

2018
German edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

2018
English edition
Border Thinking: Disassembling Histories of Racialized Violence aims to question and provide answers to current border issues in Europe. Central to this investigation is a refugee crisis that is primarily a crisis of global Western capitalism and its components: modernization, nationalism, structural racism, dispossession, and social, political, and economic violence.

2018
English edition
A global and transdiciplinary study on botanics.

2018
English edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

2018
French edition
The 2018 edition of the Jahresring, guest-edited and designed by Wolfgang Tillmans.

2018
English edition
Fiction as Method brings authors into dialogue with artists, technologists, theorists and filmmakers in order to examine the diverse ways in which fiction manifests. The aim is to explore the concept through direct and indirect means, ultimately considering how fictions proliferate, take on flesh and come to act in the world.

2018
English edition
Armen Avanessian's Miami chronicles: An inventory of the self in the second person, intertwining thoughts on the art world and interrogations on our digital times.

2018
English edition
In this essay, professor Peter G. Rowe gives an overall description of how new technologies transformed the field of architectural design, addressing issues such as the precision and incompleteness of information, schema theory and heuristics.

2018
English edition
A compendium of essays, scripts, poems, and proposals compiled by the anonymous collective Studio for Propositional Cinema for their eponymous show at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover. It investigates notions of script and staging in exhibition display. It features reknowned contributors such as Paul Chan, Keren Cytter, Irena Haiduk, John Miller, Cally Spooner, Lawrence Weiner et Christopher Williams.

2018
English edition
An historical account of walking as an artistic practice inside Surrealism, the Situationist International, and Fluxus.

2018
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Artist Oraib Toukan presents an informal register of modernist Palestinian architecture—an assemblage of images and stories collected from 2013 to 2015 in the cities of Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jericho.

2018
English edition
A collection of new writing and curatorial projects stemming from the activities of the Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark, from 2013 to 2014. These projects reflected on the conditions for making curatorial “events” that are extended over longer durations to connect their constituent elements—exhibitions, texts, projects—across space and time.

2017
English edition
A collection of transdisciplinary essays considering the recently renewed interest for the concept of density in both architecture and artistic research.

2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
This publication is an adaptation of a public statement by art critic Annika Bender, the editor-in-chief of the Donnerstag-Blog, on why her blog was discontinued. Bender was in fact a fictitious character created by artists Dominic Osterried and Steffen Zillig. The two artists discuss why they deemed a certain form of masked critique important and necessary in our times.

2017
English edition
This publication documents a workshop by Atelier Bow-Wow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Yoshi Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima of the Tokyo-based firm asked students to create a pencil drawing which would record their considerations on their surroundings. The resulting discussion with professor K. Michael Hays reflected on architecture as a central means of practicing livelihood and on the development of an “architectural ethnography.”

2017
English edition
Three interconnected essays on typography.

2017
English edition
How media and new technologies affect our sense of the present.

2017
English edition
Searching for the present: an account of contemporaneity by the Dehli-based trio Raqs Media Collective.

2017
English edition
A chronicle of self-organized art schools and artist-run education platforms that have emerged since 2000.

2017
English edition
Students and teachers of the Fashion Matters masters program at Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam, discuss innovative ways of designing, producing, promoting, financing, selling, and eventually consuming in today's fashion industry.

2017
English edition
Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, T. J. Demos critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations, trough a series of cases study taken from contemporary visual culture.

2017
English edition
Collection of recent essays and poems in which the American poet and critic examines issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture's relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making.

2017
English edition
First in Mari Shaw's series “The Noble Art of Collecting,” this publication is dedicated to book collecting. With examples of unexpected collectors and serendipitous outcomes, Shaw investigates the obscure desires that shape art collecting and the public goodwill that results from it.

2017
French edition
The origins of the digital in architecture in 14 case studies from the late 1980s to the early 2000s.

2017
English edition
The Contour Biennale offers a platform to curators and artists working with different forms of moving image, from film and video to installation. This reader accompanies the 8th edition of the biennale, dedicated to the notions of evidence and testimony. It includes texts and illustrated contributions by international artists, writers, poets, anthropologists, and filmmakers.

2017
English edition
Since 2013, the art magazine Contemporary And (C&) has called attention to exhibitions, artists, and curators from diverse African perspectives while boosting new areas of debate. I am built inside you, C&'s first book, is a compilation of eighteen pieces published since the magazine was launched.

2017
English edition
Recounting a partial history of our relation with matter, this reader explores how the crossover between cosmological narratives, the spatial revolutions of concrete poetry, and hypertextual and territorial fictions might have an impact on the recognition of human agency in a time that calls for our action on environmental policies.

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