Noon on the Moon
Fiona Bryson & Keren Cytter (Eds.)
The fourth issue in the Poetic Series is a seasonally themed special issue, a festive anthology composed of contributions from more than 20 writers and artists elaborating on everyone’s favorite and most controversial holiday in an unconventional and abstract sense. Artwork is provided in the form of a colorful collection of romance covers illustrated by Vicki Khuzami. The book’s title comes from a poem by Barry Schwabsky. Poetry and prose by Charles Bernstein, Gerry Bibby, Judith Goldman and Dorothea Lasky, Veronica Gonzalez Peña, Andreas Schlaegel, Karl Holmqvist and Sarah Wang, among others. The Poetic Series brings together works of poetry and literature in combination with visual art, introducing young as well as established writers concerned with challenging the boundaries of traditional forms of narrative.
APE (ART PROJECTS ERA), THE NETHERLANDS
Softcover / 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
100 pp / 30 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-123-9 · Retail Price: $20.00
Nataša Bodroži´c and Irena Bori´c (Eds.)
The result of a collective conversation organized in Zagreb by the Croatian platform k.r.u.z.o.k., this limited-edition publication brings together an interdisciplinary group of discussions, presentations, artistic explorations, lecture-performances and film research on the relationship of love to the political, social, and economic and ideological. Composed of both visual and textual material, chapters touch on a variety of topics including the entanglement of politics and collective sentiment, the relationship between ideology and social emotions, sexuality and nationalism and love as a trigger for dedicated unpaid work. Participants chosen from a group of artists, theorists and cultural workers include the Romanian Bureau of Melodramatic Research, Dutch artist Clare Butcher, Slovenian artist Jasmina Cibic, Polish curator Sebastian Cichocki, Lithuanian scholar Marija Dremaite, Croatian collective Fokus Grupa, Swiss artist Thomas Hirschhorn, Belarusian artist Marina Naprushkina, Croatian scholar Ana Peraica and curator Tihana Puc.
SLOBODNE VEZE / LOOSE ASSOCIATIONS
Softcover / 5 x 7 inches
124 pp / 30 duotones
ISBN: 978-94-91677-24-3 · Retail Price: $20.00
Documentary and Archive
Marco Scotini & Elisabetta Galasso (Eds.)
The anthology Politics of Memory investigates the changing relationship between artistic practices and the documentary. The document—offered as an objective trace left by events, as material proof or as the creation of reality—can transform a state of memory into ‘state memory’ through historical removal which, ultimately challenges permanent or temporary forgetting, casting memory into the future. Bringing together the work of international artists and filmmakers including Hito Steyerl, Eric Baudelaire and Clemens von Wedemeyer and others who attended the cycle of conferences held between 2009 and 2013 at Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, this illustrated softcover publication is the result of a multi-year research project promoted by NABA’s Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies program. It begins with the idea of memory as a critical exercise and act of resistance and compares a variety of artistic expressions investigating forms of documentary making and archiving.
October 2017 / Softcover
5 x 8 in. / 240 pp / 70 b&w
ISBN: 978-3-943620-33-7 · Retail Price: $20.00
The Contemporary, the Common: Art in a Globalizing World
Max Bach (Ed.)
The essays in this collection were written in the first decade of the new millennium by critic, editor and curator Chantal Pontbriand. Pontbriand examines themes of being-in-common in today’s world and their relation to the development of art practices. As these practices are implemented, other ways of seeing, understanding and making appear. Contemporaneity functions as a flow, a space-time being that cannot be fixated. The body is in the forefront—a thermometer of the world lived in and with, marked by dynamics of change and sharing. The work of Claire Fontaine, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Ion Grigorescu, Mike Kelley, Yvonne Rainer, Rirkrit Tiravanija and Jeff Wall, among other artists, is examined in this book, together with insights into the seminal issues of contemporary art.
2014 / Softcover
6 x 8 3/4 inches / 464 pp
30 b&w and 115 color
ISBN: 978-3-943365-48-1 · Retail Price: $37.00
This pocket-sized book by visual artist Jonas Staal is a long essay with an idealistic premise: that the unification of life and art can be accomplished through a meeting of art and politics. Staal believes that “every human being is an artist,” and that we must find the courage to imagine a different politics,”one that will find acceptance through the consistent implementation of inconsistent democratism.” His argument is based on the deep-rooted relationship between the art institution and politics, the refusal of the art institution to question its supposed autonomy, and the refusal of politics to give up its untenably neutral position with respect to the arts. What are the ideological foundations that contemporary art is supposed to portray?
The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture
2010 / Hardcover / 5 x 7 5/8 inches / 108 pp / 34 b&w
ISBN: 978-90-76936-22-2 · Retail Price: $25.00
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