Mai Abu ElDahab, Maha Maamoun & Ala Younis (Eds).
In this post-truth era of “fake news,” how does one navigate the endless information available and choose a viable narrative of reality? In How to Know What’s Really Happening, a petite, hilarious and poignant handbook by Glasgow-based writer and curator Francis McKee, looks at various techniques for determining veracity from those of spy agencies and whistle-blowers to mystics and scientists. McKee’s respected writings include works on artists including, among others, Pipilotti Rist, Douglas Gordon and Simon Starling. How to Know is the third book in the Kayfa ta series, a publishing initiative by artists Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis. Each book features a monographic essay commissioned in the style of a how-to manual that occupies the space between the technical and the reflective, the everyday and the speculative, the instructional and the intuitive, and the factual and the fictional.
3 ¾ x 5 ¾ in. / 56 pp
Retail Price: $9.00
STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
KAYFA TA & MOPHRADAT, BELGIUM
Spaces of the Curatorial
Ute Meta Bauer & Brigitte Oetker (Eds.)
The curatorial challenges of working in Southeast Asia are explored in the new Jahresring journal, an annual series of interdisciplinary, discursive readers. Southeast Asia is experiencing accelerated global visibility and strong nation- and institution-building. Given this dynamic, how do curators engage with the intricacies of each place? How do they respond to the specificities of a location in the context of the international art world? The diversity of voices in this issue mirrors the complexity of the region itself: its various curatorial spaces, infrastructures and political systems. What emerges is a highly diverse art system that shifts away from traditional formats to embrace new or alternative platforms—from symposia to fieldwork—with the aim of emphasizing curating as a process of critical thinking that goes beyond presentations and representations. Featured contributors include Ute Meta Bauer, Zoe Butt, Kevin Chua, Patrick D. Flores, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Tony Godfrey, Yin Ker, Eileen Legaspi-Ramirez, Seng Yu Jin, Simon Soon, Nora A. Taylor David Teh.
6 ⅔ x 9 ½ in. / 288 pp / 40 color
Retail Price: $36.00