The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894
In this post-digital age, digital technology is no longer a revolutionary phenomenon but a normal part of everyday life. For the world of book and magazine publishing, however, this transformation has only begun. Editor and publisher of Neural magazine, Alessandro Ludovico rereads the history of avant-garde arts as a prehistory of cutting through the so-called dichotomy between paper and electronics. With an introduction by Florian Cramer.
2012 / Softcover / 7 2/3 x 10 inches
192 pp / 99 b&w w/ pink tone
ISBN: 978-94-91677-01-4 · Retail Price: $35.00
A Conversation at Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich
Jürg Berthold, Kristina Hinrichsen, Philip Ursprung & Mechtild Widrich (Eds.)
Presence: A Conversation at Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich is not your traditional post-conference publication but conceived as a theatrical discourse of ideas on the subject of “presence” both on- and offstage. In contrast to transcribed conversations, monologues—like small performative interruptions—are interspersed throughout this book of conversations amongst the symposium participants. The lively juxtaposition of both individual speech and colloquy is enhanced by theatrical conventions: characters enter and exit; stage directions mirror those found in Zürich’s historical Cabaret Voltaire, a Dadaist stronghold in the early 20th century and now a visual arts center hosting conversations and symposia and where this event took place. Inspired by the writings of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht and Gernot Bohme on “presence” as defined through various disciplines, participants and scholars from Europe and the US, including Amelia Jones, Michael Hampe, media theorists Tom Levin and Rebecca Schneider and Pritzker Prize–winning architect Peter Zumthor, among others, explore what “presence” means in the 21st century.
October 2016 / Softcover
5 x 8 in. / 288 pp
ISBN: 978-3-95679-231-1 · Retail Price: $24.00
Arne de Boever & Warren Neidich (Eds.)
Published on the occasion of the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICI) conference in 2013, this volume collects papers presented at the first Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism conference in Los Angeles (2012). Philosophers, critical theorists, media theorists, art historians, architects and artists including Jonathan Beller, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Arne de Boever, Jodi Dean, Warren Neidich, Patricia Pisters, Jason Smith, Tiziana Terranova, and Bruce Wexler discuss cognitive capitalism as it relates to the conditions of mind and brain in the world of advanced telecommunication, data mining and social relations.
October 2017 / Softcover
4 ½ x 7 ¼ in. / 270 pp / 21 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943620-17-7 · Retail Price: $18.00
Warren Neidich (Ed.)
The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Three emerges from deliberations that took place during the symposia in Berlin and Los Angeles. The first section is a collaboration between artist and theorist Warren Neidich and writer Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative?, at the Department of Visual Culture at Goldsmiths College titled The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism Part Three: The Cognitive Turn and the second was an event organized in conjunction with the Goethe-Institute Los Angeles, Noise and the Possibility of a Future.
May 2017 / Softcover
4 ½ x 7 ¼ in. / 512 pp / 18 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943620-50-4 · Retail Price: $18.00
Warren Neidich (Ed.)
The second volume in the Psychopathologies series maps the complex development of cognitive capitalism. This volume assembles papers from the 2013 conference at ICI, Berlin, into three sections: Cognitive Capitalism: The Early Phase; The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism and its Responses; and The Cognitive Turn in Cognitive Capitalism. With essays by Ina Blom, Arne De Boever, Pascal Gielen, Sanford Kwinter, Maurizio Lazzarato, Karl Lydén, Yann Moulier Boutang, Warren Neidich, Matteo Pasquinelli, Alexei Penzin, Patricia Reed, John Roberts, Liss C. Werner and Charles T. Wolfe.
October 2017 / Softcover
4 ½ x 7 ¼ in. / 374 pp / 3 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943620-16-0 · Retail Price: $18.00
Annette Gilbert (Ed.)
What does it mean to publish today? Concepts of ownership, authorship, work, accessibility and publicity are being renegotiated in the face of a changing media landscape, institutional upheavals and discursive shifts in legal, artistic and political arenas. New publishing concepts and opportunities from the experimental literature and art scene have begun to appear. Drawn from a one-day symposium/workshop at the Lettretage in Berlin, this reader of “19 texts and 69 images” by artists, publishers and scholars demonstrates that the question of publishing has moved from the margin to the center of aesthetic and academic discourse. Essays by media studies/contemporary literature scholar Paul Benzon, Vienna-based artists Michalis Pichler and Bernard Cella, founder of Wendy’s Subway (a library reading room and workshop) Matt Longabucco, graphic designer Ann Richter, curator Rachel Valinsky, Neural magazine founder Alessandro Ludovico, New York–based Armenian Iraqi–American writer K. Antranik Cassem and Moscow-based artist Vadim Zakharov, among others.
July 2016 / Softcover
6 ½ x 9 ½ inches / 304 pp / 69 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-95679-177-2 · Retail Price: $27.00
Maria Fusco and Ian Hunt
2006 / Softcover / 7 1/2 x 10 inches
194 pp / 32 b&w and 30 color
ISBN: 1-870699-70-X · Retail Price: $39.95
Sabeth Buchmann, Ilse Lafer & Constanze Ruhm (Eds.)
While a number of performing arts use rehearsals as part of their artistic process, the rehearsal is relatively new to contemporary art discourse. Looking at rehearsals as a methodology, this reader from the ongoing Academy of Fine Arts Vienna series offers a timely reappraisal of authorship, teamwork and the aesthetics and politics of the unfinished project. Looking at the work of Yvonne Rainer, Maya Schweitzer and others, Berlin-based art theorist Sabeth Buchmann investigates the rehearsal as both tool and site of artistic process and improvisation. Additional contributors focus on artistic practices as sites of production; rules and power relations within contemporary art; teamwork-based, net-based or systemic forms of collaboration. The reader coincides with a three-part event of the same title in Montreal organized by Buchmann, curator Ilse Lafer, and artist Constanze Ruhm bringing over 30 international artists together to address the rehearsal as medium, and artworks in terms of production, reception and their relationship to institutional power.
ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS, VIENNA
January 2017 / Vol. 18 / Softcover
6 ½ x 8 ½ in. / 224 pp / Extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-211-3 · Retail Price: $27.00
Nicolaus Schafhausen and Julia Moritz
2008 / Softcover / 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches / 120 pp
ISBN: 978-1-933128-29-0 · Retail Price: $19.95
A BAK Critical Reader Series in Artists’ Practice
Cosmin Costinas, Maria Hlavajova, Jil Winder
The fourth publication in the noted series Critical Readers in Contemporary Art from ever-provocative Dutch think tank BAK, this chunky soft-cover presents Rabih Mroue, Beirut-based visual artist, actor, director, playwright and musician. As one of the key artistic voices in Lebanon and beyond, Mroué responds to themes like political/religious martyrdom and the effects of repression on everyday life, thereby offering a window into the interface between art and politics in the Islamic world. His latest works are responses in video and installation to the political upheaval of the still-unresolved “Arab Spring.” The book includes a range of comments on Mroué’s work by artists, art historians and curators both Middle Eastern and European, with some of them appearing in English for the first time.
BAK, BASIS VOOR ACTUELE KUNST
August 2012 / Softcover / 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches / 260 pp / 40 b&w
ISBN: 978-90-77288-00-9 · Retail Price: $39.95