Performative Installation

Angelika Nollert
Snoeck, Germany
2004 / English and German / Exhibition catalog Softcover / 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches / 256 pp / 120 color
ISBN: 3-936859-05-1 · Retail Price: $42.00


With and Beyond Art

Maria Lind & Johan Öberg (Eds.)

The curatorial includes the post-production artistic practices that bring together within a particular time and space-related framework disparate images, objects, as well as other material and immaterial phenomena. In its performative aspects that seek to challenge the status quo, the curatorial also includes elements of choreography, orchestration and administrative logistics. Edited by prominent director and writer Maria Lind, this volume brings together a diverse group of curators, artists, art historians, educators and thinkers, all of whom reflect on the curatorial motives, tendencies and tactics, pitfalls and exegeses in translating—and thus performing—cultural heritage. Contributors include Doug Ashford, Beatrice von Bismarck and Eungie Joo.

Sternberg Press, Berlin
August 2012 / Softcover / 7 x 8 1/2 inches / 162 pp / 58 b&w
ISBN: 978-1-934105-89-4 · Retail Price: $27.00


Research and Teaching In Performative Fine Arts

Carola Dertnig & Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein (Eds.)

Performing the Sentence brings into dialogue the ways that “performative thinking” has developed in different national and institutional contexts, within different disciplines in the arts, and the conditions under which it has developed in experimental art schools, from the 1960s to the present. This anthology is a collection of 21 essays and conversations either contributed or assembled through a 2010 symposium, that weaved in and out of the two key areas of research and teaching exploring in many voices the emergence of the performative and its evolution and definition today. The writings and interviews bring to light the conventions involved in the production, presentation, reception and historicization of performance art, as well as the specific cultural and political implications. Contributors include artists, academics, historians and critical thinkers such as dancer and choreographer Simone Forti, art and architectural historian Carrie Lambert-Beatty, performing artist Andrea Fraser, theorist on queer– and gender–based art Amelia Jones plus many more. Honored to present the second book in this prestigious and informative series produced by the respected Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna.

October 2014
Series 13 / Softcover
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches / 224 pp / 27 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-95679-053-9 · Retail Price: $27.00


Magicians and Charlatans: Essays on Art and Culture

The Eakins Press Foundation is proud to announce the publication of Magicians & Charlatans by Jed Perl, the art critic for The New Republic. In this collection of 26 essays Perl writes with great urgency about the art scene of the past decade. The poet John Ashbery has said that “For years Jed Perl has been covering the art world with tremendous empathy and unsparing accuracy. His ability to recognize the traditional forms of art behind their continual transmutation has made his an almost solitary, essential voice.” The essays range from highly controversial critiques of the painter Gerhard Richter, of the art dealer Leo Castelli and of the Museum of Modern Art, to appreciations of the art of Bernini and Chardin and of the writings of Edmund Wilson and Meyer Schapiro.

Eakins Press Foundation, New York
August 2012 / Hardcover / 7 x 10 inches / 352 pp / 32 color
ISBN: 978-0-87130-069-0 · Retail Price: $45.00


Contemporary Art and the Pedagogical Paradox

Tone Hansen and Lars Bang Larsen (Eds.)

One of the few things we share in contemporary society is the future of our children. But it seems that even the “we” of childhood, of learning and free play, has been turned into common ground for consumption and competition. In a series of fascinating illustrated essays gathered under the headings “School and Control Society,” “Pedagogical Paradoxes,” “Historical Alternatives” and “Art and Children,” The Phantom of Liberty seeks to reestablish the social and aesthetic dialogue between visual art, critical journalism and psychology, philosophy and pedagogy. Included are Alan Sekula’s seminal photo-essay and text, “School is a Factory” (1980/82) and “Light in Two Windows” by Scandinavia’s preeminent thinker in reform pedagogy, sociologist Nils Christie. Additional contributions by Carl Hegemann, Ane Hjort Guttu, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Lars Bang Larsen, Sharon Lockhart and others. This book is an anthology from the exhibition Learning for Life, a film program and international seminar by Heine, Onstad, Kunstsenter (HOK).

Release Date: May 2015
Softcover / 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches
294 pp / 81 b&w and 52 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-15-3 · Retail Price: $36.00


New Dimensions in Landscape Philosophy

Pietsie Feenstra, Wapke Feenstra &

Who has owned the land? Who has created the landscape? Who has determined its cultural rhythm and production? This intellectual collaboration by the Feenstra sisters, photographer Wapke and Sorbonne media professor Pietsie, is curated by, a cooperative artist initiative in the European countryside that explores the rural environment as a place for cultural production. The visual essay combines photos by Wapke with those photos shot by local residents along with poetry and information about the land and a grass herbarium. This effort is further illuminated by Pietsie’s essay on cultural history, which takes us on a filmic journey through a landscape in the northern Dutch province of Friesland and ultimately opens a window onto new European approaches to national identity.

Jap Sam Books, The Netherlands, The Netherlands
October 2012 / Softcover / 6 x 8 3/4 inches / 224 pp / Extensive color
ISBN: 978-94-90322-37-3 · Retail Price: $39.95


Queer Art Practices

Christiane Erharter, Dietmar Schwärzler, Ruby Sircar & Hans Scheirl (Eds.)

New from the ongoing publication series from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Pink Labor addresses the crossover of form and politics in visual representations of gender, sexuality and desire. Contradictory standpoints of queer art practices, conceptions of the body, and ideas of “queer abstraction,” a term coined by USC gender studies professor Judith Jack Halberstam, are of particular interest in several essays on artworks and art practices in this substantial illustrated reader. In addition to testimonials from queer performers on the topic of “drag,” the book includes interviews, essays, collages and personal writings. Placing contemporary art practices in historical perspective and revising the perceived divergence between artistic attitudes and formal approach, this publication offers refreshingly diverse and thought-provoking points of view. Contributors include artists, film and art historians, theorists, critics, curators, scholars, filmmakers and writers from Berlin, New York, Warsaw, Beirut, Vienna, Chicago, Los Angeles and Prague.

February 2016 / Volume #17 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 6 ½ x 8 ½ inches
284 pp / 15 b&w and 70 color
ISBN: 978-3-956791-82-6 · Retail Price: $30.00


Matthias Ulrich (Ed.)

From 2009 to 2011, Schirm Kunsthalle presented more than 50 performances, happenings, installations, workshops, markets, rallies and demonstrations in Frankfurt’s downtown center. The 58 international artists involved shared the aim of interacting with the public, often by turning bystanders into participants themselves. The project incorporates important artistic strands from earlier in the 20th century—from Dada and Fluxus to the Situationists—with those characterized as “social turn,” or the “community-based art” currently in-vogue. In this jampacked, lively reader, curator Matthias Ulrich engages 51 of the artists by asking them ten central questions about participatory public art and creates through those insights a comprehensive roundup on interactive, cooperative practices today.

Sternberg Press, Berlin
August 2012 / English & German
Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches / 394 pp / 50 b b&w
ISBN: 978-1-934105-95-5 · Retail Price: $29.00


J. V. Martin and the Situationist International

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen

While the actions and writings of the French, Italian and German situationists have received quite a lot of attention during the last 10 to 15 years, the actions of the Danish section remain largely unevaluated. This is peculiar since a number of Danish artists like Asger Jorn, Jørgen Nash, J. V. Martin and Peter Laugesen were members of this artistic-political organization, which devoted its existence to the realization of nothing less than a mental revolution. Danish painter J. V. Martin, after the infamous split in the Situationist International in 1962, was unexpectedly put in charge of the group’s Scandinavian section. This pocket-sized reader, edited by art historian and political theorist Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, who is known for his books on revolutionary traditions in modern art, is the first presentation of Martin’s writings and paintings within the SI, in which he would remain a member until the group’s dissolution in 1972.

Release Date: May 2015
Softcover / 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches
72 pp / 12 b&w and 3 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-105-5 · Retail Price: $12.00


Fear of Language

Fiona Bryson & Keren Cytter (Eds.)

The cutting-edge Poetic Series, founded and edited by Keren Cytter and Fiona Bryson, combines poetry, literature and the visual arts as a challenge to traditional forms of narrative. Fear of Language, the third book in the series, takes its title from the work of emerging Slovenian poet Katja Perat, whose provocative verse is featured alongside excerpts from American poet Eileen Myles’s upcoming memoir, Afterglow, and American poet-professor Judith Goldman’s spare poetry. Images collected from the internet by Dutch artist Willem de Rooij showing destroyed and looted cultural heritage sites in Iraq, Mali, Egypt, Syria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, are interspersed throughout the book and featured on the cover of this excellent addition to the series.

January 2015
Softcover / 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
134 pp / 18 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-075-1 · Retail Price: $20.00