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ART PRODUCTION BEYOND THE ART MARKET?

Karen van den Berg & Ursula Pasero (Eds.)

A fundamental reordering of artistic production and a transformation of the art field are about to take place. Heated debates have been sparked over new forms of work, public subsidies, and the expanding impact of the creative industries. Independent education programs, self-organized urban planning, and artistic practices in the field of scientific research, among other initiatives, have unfolded over the last few years. This publication addresses this wide field, focusing on theoretical reflections and insights into alternative artistic working models.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
2014 / Softcover
5 1/4 x 8 inches / 286 pp / 28 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943365-94-8 · Retail Price: $28.00

VISUAL CULTURES AS RECOLLECTION

Astrid Schmetterling & Lynn Turner

Jorella Andrews (Ed.)

Memory has become a major preoccupation in the humanities in recent decades, be it individual and collective memory, cultural and national memory, or traumatic memory and the ethics of its representation. Drawing on these complex concerns, Astrid Schmetterling and Lynn Turner focus on distinct films—a series of short meditations on the September 11, 2001, attacks commissioned by Alain Brigand and collectively titled 11’09”01 – September 11 (2002), and Richard Linklater’s Tape (2001).

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
GOLDSMITHS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK
2014 / Softcover
5 3/4 x 8 inches / 88 pp / 5 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943365-40-5 · Retail Price: $18.00

ATTENTION ECONOMY

Jahresring #60: Yearbook for Modern Art

Brigitte Oetker & Nicolaus Schafhausen (Eds.)

The 60th Jahresring takes the form of a compilation of artist interviews and offers a snapshot of a highly active art scene that stretches from Berlin, as a new international center for art. Nicolaus Schafhausen put a series of questions to thirty-one art practitioners, less geared toward the artists’ respective praxis and more toward the conditions under which it arises.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
2014 / English & German
Softcover / 6 2/3 x 9 1/2 inches / 359 pp
ISBN: 978-3-95679-024-9 · Retail Price: $34.00

TRANSCULTURAL MODERNISMS

Model House Research Group (Ed.)

Based on the findings of an interdisciplinary research project, Transcultural Modernisms maps out the network of encounters, transnational influences, and local appropriations of an architectural modernity manifested in various ways in housing projects in India, Israel, Morocco, and China.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA
2014 / Softcover
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches / 262 pp / 9 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-012-6 · Retail Price: $26.00

ECO BOOK

Luis Camnitzer

What if time were an illusion and past, present and future all existed simultaneously? According to a thesis by physicist Craig Callender, it only depends on which method we use to segment continuous space-time. This idea was an inspiration to Luis Camnitzer, a conceptual artist born 1937 in Lübeck, Germany; raised in Uruguay; and living in New York since 1964, where he works as an artist, teacher, critic and art scholar. In 2011, Camnitzer took a collection of essays by Italian semiotician and writer Umberto Eco and assembled them in a new order according to an alternative method of editing. Eco Book seems hieroglyphic at first, filled with indecipherable arcane structures and signs, rendering the common mechanisms of interpretation absurd. More than to merely look at signs, there is a need to alter them.

SPECTOR BOOKS, LEIPZIG
2014 / English & German
Softcover / 4 3/4 x 6 2/3 inches
126 pp / Full color
ISBN: 978-3-944669-08-3 · Retail Price: $39.95

About Carl Andre

Critical Texts Since 1965

Paula Feldman, Alistair Rider, Karsten Schubert

The 40-year career of radically minimalist sculpture and poetry of Carl Andre, one of the major American minimalists of the 1960s, is often compared to contemporaries like Robert Morris and Donald Judd. This dynamic collection of essays and exhibition reviews charts the gradual evolution of consensus on the meaning of Andre’s art among the most influential art historians and critics of our time. Contributors include Clement Greenberg, Donald Kuspit, Lucy R. Lippard, Robert C. Morgan, Barbara Rose and Roberta Smith; some of the essays appear here in English for the first time. An indispensable anthology on one of the central figures of the minimalist movement.

Ridinghouse, London
2006 / Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches / 388 pp
ISBN: 978-1-905464-00-5 · Retail Price: $59.95

DAWN ADES

Selected Writings

Doro Globus (Ed.)

A leading voice on Dada, Surrealist and Latin American art, the art historian and curator Dawn Ades has written extensively on a wide range of artists, from Francis Bacon to Salvador Dali. In addition to her own research, Ades also serves as director of the Arts and Humanities Research Board Centre for the Study of Surrealism and its Legacies at the University of Essex. Arranged thematically, this volume collects Ades’ important essays for the first time. Ranging from avant-garde poster design to the representation of the female in Mexico—yet with an overarching foundation in abstraction—this body of writings highlights her passionate voice across time periods and art movements. To introduce the book, Ades is interviewed by publisher Doro Globus, who explores the writer’s relationship to curating, teaching and art history.

RIDINGHOUSE, LONDON
2015
Softcover
6 x 9 inches / 546 pages / 15 b&w and 35 color
ISBN: 978-1-905464-63-0 · Retail Price: $36.00

Adorno - Volumes 1 & 2

The Possibility of the Impossible

Michael Hirsch, Vanessa Joan Müller and Nicolaus Schafhausen

Commemorating Adorno’s 100th birthday, these two volumes consider the German writer’s still-radical theory that capitalism feeds the people the products of a “culture industry”—the opposite of “true” art—to keep them passive and politically apathetic. Volume 1, collected essays, focuses on aesthetic, cultural, historical and theological aspects of his theories; Volume 2 documents the exhibition, which featured Bruce Nauman, Ad Reinhardt and Louise Lawyer, among other artists.

Lukas & Sternberg, New York
Volume 1, 190 pp, text only
October 2003, English and German text
Softcover, 6 x 8 1/4 inches

Volume 2, Exhibition catalog
190 pp, 47 color reproductions,
October 2003, English and German text
Softcover, 6 x 8 1/4 inches
ISBN: 978-0-9726806-5-3 · Retail Price: $49.95

AESTHETIC POLITICS IN FASHION

Elke Gaugele (Ed.)

This critical anthology, volume 14, from the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna invites international scholars to debate fashion as a cultural phenomenon and meta-politic at the intersection of artistic, creative, economic and everyday practices. A variety of essays gathered into three sections—aesthetic economies, production of space and alternative aesthetic politics—include topics such as fashion and cultural commodification; the cooperation between the fashion industry and celebrity; the relationship between designer, body, clothing and space; the ethical turn in fashion; the roles of performance and whiteness in fashion today. Contributors locate fashion within the context of a variety of disciplines including art history, cultural sciences, sociology, design and fashion studies. Essays by Endora Comer-Arldt, Ilka Becker, Tanja Bradaric, Martina Fineder, Eva Flicker, Elke Gaugele, Birgit Haehnel, Alicia Kühl, Michael R. Müller, Sabina Muriale, Taro Ohmae, Barbara Schrödl, Ruby Sircar, Birke Sturm and Monica Titton

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA
January 2015 / Volume 14
Softcover / 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches
259 pp / 27 b&w and 47 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-079-9 · Retail Price: $30.00

AESTHETICS OF INSTALLATION ART

Juliane Rebentisch

“ This study of the philosophical underpinnings of installation art brilliantly reevaluates the concept of aesthetic autonomy as the very condition of the possibility of ‘art’ itself,” writes internationally prominent art historian Tom Holert. Writer Juliane Rebentisch’s captivating readings of Martin Heidegger, Theodor W. Adorno, Clement Greenberg, Rosalind E. Krauss, Jacques Derrida, Stanley Cavell and other luminaries push debates about ‘site specificity’ and ‘Institutional Critique’’ to argue that aesthetic autonomy and the public sphere in installation art are, in fact, inseparable. This indispensible book will rejuvenate and irrevocably change debates about the nature of aesthetic experience; the autonomy of art, modernism and postmodernism; and, through all of these, about installation art.

Sternberg Press, Berlin
August 2012 / Softcover / 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches / 296 pp
ISBN: 978-3-943365-19-1 · Retail Price: $24.95