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›Dunkler Kontinent‹, ›Elendsgebiet‹ oder ›Rohstofflager der Welt‹, noch immer denken und reden wir über Afrika in Stereotypen. Und noch immer ist der Maßstab, mit dem wir den Zustand und die Perspektive des Kontinents beurteilen, das Entwicklungsmodell des Westens, selbst wenn sich dieses weltweit als höchst zerstörerisch erwiesen hat. In seinem bahnbrechenden Manifest, das zugleich Analyse und Utopie ist, fordert Felwine Sarr eine wirkliche Entkolonialisierung Afrikas, indem es sich auf seine vergessenen und verdrängten geistigen Ressourcen zurückbesinnt, ohne gleichwohl den Kontakt mit der Moderne zu verleugnen. So findet sich eine Fülle kulturellen und geistigen Reichtums, die auf ein anderes, ausgeglicheneres Verhältnis zwischen den Menschen und zwischen Mensch und Natur verweist. Die afrikanische Kulturrevolution bietet dabei auch für den Rest des Planeten dringend benötigte Ansätze, um eine bewusstere und würdevollere Zivilisation zu begründen. In 35 Jahren wird ein Viertel der Weltbevölkerung in Afrika zuhause sein – höchste Zeit, die verborgene Lebenskraft des Kontinents zu entdecken und das Zeitalter des Afrofuturismus einzuläuten.

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Published together with the CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, this reference book and catalogue raisonné surveys the history of the independent publishing house Beau Geste Press (BGP) through the books published by its founding members Felipe Ehrenberg, Martha Hellion and David Mayor from 1971 to 1976.

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Wie erkennen wir unsere Privilegien? Wie können Weiße die Realität von Schwarzen sehen? Männliche Muslime die von weißen Frauen? Und weiße Frauen die von männlichen Muslimen? Die Aktivistin und Politologin Emilia Roig zeigt – auch anhand der Geschichte ihrer eigenen Familie, in der wie unter einem Brennglas Rassismus und Black Pride, Antisemitismus und Auschwitz, Homophobie und Queerness, Patriarchat und Feminismus aufeinanderprallen –, wie sich Rassismus im Alltag mit anderen Arten der Diskriminierung überschneidet. Ob auf der Straße, an der Uni oder im Gerichtssaal: Roig schafft ein neues Bewusstsein dafür, wie Zustände, die wir für „normal“ halten – die Bevorzugung der Ehe, des männlichen Körpers in der Medizin oder den Kanon klassischer Kultur – historisch gewachsen sind. Und dass unsere Welt eine ganz andere sein könnte. „Emilia Roig deckt die Muster der Unterdrückung auf und leitet zu radikaler Solidarität an. Sie zeigt – auch anhand der Geschichte ihrer eigenen Familie –, wie Rassismus und Black Pride, Antisemitismus und Ausschwitz, Homofeindlichkeit und Queerness, Patriarchat und Feminismus aufeinanderprallen.

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"This book by British artist Tris Vonna-Michell marks a continuation and implementation of his artistic practice through the medium of an artist's book. Vonna-Michell is a memory traveler who runs through the past and present. In his works, images, sound, light, and the most ordinary objects become the material of a totally individual experience where reality and fiction merge, and journey, memories, and invention coexist."

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"Können Sie eine Tanne von einer Fichte unterscheiden? Wilhelm Bode erzählt eine überraschende Kulturgeschichte des vermeintlich bekanntesten Baums. Jeder kennt den immergrünen Nadelbaum, doch nicht selten ist das, was wir freimütig als ›Tannenbaum‹ besingen, bloß eine Fichte, die als forstlicher Allerweltsbaum und als Pseudotanne in den weihnachtlichen Stuben stand. Der feierlich geschmückte Christbaum, der an das Licht der Welt erinnert, ist eine deutsche Erfindung vor 200 Jahre, die sich über die Welt ausbreitete. Dass alte Tannen charaktervolle, höchst individuelle Storchennest-Kronen ausbilden, lässt sie als mächtige Boten aus der Frühzeit unserer Pflanzenwelt erscheinen. (...)"

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A companion catalogue for Kai Althoff’s intimate and enduring exhibition of new paintings and works on paper presented at TRAMPS New York October 2018 - January 2019 with text contributions from DovBer Naiditch, Ansgar Murr and Hanayo Nakajima. Kai Althoff is widely considered to be one of the most influential contemporary artists of his time. Painting and drawing play a central role in his diverse and very personal practice that also includes music, film/video, performance and sculpture.

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The positions adopted by Hito Steyerl in her works and texts are of key importance in any consideration of the contemporary role that art and the museum play in society. They are also crucial to experimental forays into different forms of media presentation and to the critical examination of artificial intelligence and its uses. Over the past thirty years, the artist has been tracking the way camera images have mutated, from the analogue image and its manifold possibilities for montage to the fluidity of the split digital image and the implications this then had for the representation of wars, genocides, and capital flows. “We are no longer dealing with the virtual but with a confusing and possibly alien concreteness that we are only beginning to understand,” writes Brian Kuan Wood of the digital visual worlds that the artist presents. The book is being published in conjunction with Hito Steyerl’s survey show, which will take place in autumn 2020 at the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf. The cooperative project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

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The Long Road to Xico, 1991–2015 is the first monograph of Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves, and the outcome of her solo show at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville in 2015. It gathers more than twenty projects realized between 1991 and 2015, including rarely viewed early works that help us see her most recent production from a new perspective. This publication also collects a selection of Alves’s writings and contextualizes her work in the political and cultural debates from the 1980s, when she became an activist—in the United States and Brazil—and an early participant in discourses around “postcolonialism” and “ecology.” Together with these materials, the book contains essays by the editor, Pedro de Llano, and T. J. Demos, professor of art and visual culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and author of Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology (2016). Containing an exhibition history and bibliography with a record of Alves’s activities in art, literature, and politics since the late 1970s as well, The Long Road to Xico, 1991–2015 establishes itself as the main publication on the artist’s work to date.

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An essential sourcebook on conceptual art's famed champion, reproducing his texts as scans to immerse the reader in this deep archival dive. "Better Read Than Dead" was the title Seth Siegelaub had chosen for an anthology of his own writing—one of the projects for which he never found the time, busy as he was running his global one-man operation. The selected writings, interviews, extended bibliography and chronology in this source book fill historical gaps in the sprawling network of exhibitions, publications, projects, and collections that constitute Siegelaub’s life’s work. "Siegelaubian" paperwork comprises Siegelaub’s writings, which are reproduced as scans in order to convey the variety of the documents and to give a sense of archival immersion. Interspersed with these “writings” are interviews and talks, several newly transcribed. The majority of interviews from 1969-1972 are reprinted here.

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Jupiter is the monograph of the artist Andreas Sell by the curator Joel Mu and the outcome of their collaboration. It includes a selection of Andreas Sell's work of the last fifteen years, an essay in five parts by Joel Mu, and a poem by Alice Heyward

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Das Keramikos-Buch zeigt photographische Aufnahmen von insgesamt 300 bemalten Stücken, die die Künstler Matthew Lutz-Kinoy und Natsuko Uchino seit 2010 geschaffen haben - darunter Teller, Schalen und Krüge. Einige Objekte werden von narrativen Beschreibungen begleitet, die die Vorstellungen von Gesellschaft, Religion, Politik, Stil und Technik durch die lange Geschichte der keramischen Produktion aus der hispano-moresken, byzantinischen, islamischen und koreanischen Keramik aufgreifen. Jede Platte ist auf der Recto-Seite gedruckt, ihre Rückseite ist in der gleichen Position auf der Verso-Seite derselben Seite abgebildet. Ein umfangreicher Index rundet das Buch ab. ***** The Keramikos book presents front-and-back photographic records of 300 painted pieces that artists Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Natsuko Uchino produced since 2010 - including plates, bowls, pitchers and oil jars. Some objects are accompanied by narrative descriptions that present aspects of the duo's vast and complex research exploring notions of society, religion, politics, style and technique through the long history of ceramic production motifs from Hispano-Moresque, Byzantine, Islamic and Korean ceramics. Each plate is printed on the recto side with its reverse shown in the same position on the verso side of the same page. An extensive index completes the book as well as an interview with the artist and curator Nicolas Trembley.

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Enzo Mari curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist with Francesca Giacomelli examines over 60 years of activity of one of italy’s greatest masters and theorists of design. the exhibition consists of a historical section and a series of contributions from international artists and designers – adelita husni-bey, tacita dean, dominique gonzalez-foerster, mimmo jodice, dozie kanu, adrian paci, barbara stauffacher solomon, rirkrit tiravanija, danh vō, nanda vigo, and virgil abloh for the merchandising project – who have been invited to pay tribute to mari with site-specific installations and new, specially commissioned works.

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In The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, visionary author Ursula K. Le Guin tells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination.

"In Reto Pulfers Sci-Fi Roman Gina gibt es weder ein prä-existentes Innenleben und eine davon unabhängige Außenwelt noch ein kohärentes Subjekt namens ‚Gina‘. Hingegen besteht ihr Inneres aus purem Außen, und darum besteht sie aus vielem.“ – Anselm Franke

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Kunst im öffentlichen Raum findet sich in Berlin überall, manchmal versteckt und oft auch prominent platziert. Nach 1945 begann im Osten wie im Westen ein Boom der öffentlichen Skulpturen. Vieles ist aus der Mode oder in Vergessenheit geraten, vieles wird kaum noch wahrgenommen, manches nicht mehr verstanden, oft fehlt das Hintergrundwissen um zu verstehen. Der Kunst-Stadt-Führer Marmor will die wichtigsten und bedeutsamsten öffentlichen Skulpturen ins Bewusstsein holen. Verschiedene Spaziergänge laden zur physischen und mentalen Erkundung der Hauptstadt ein. Das Buch soll ein Kunst-Entführer sein, Entdeckungsreisen anbieten und ein kaum genutztes Potenzial der Stadt zugänglich machen - und das: umsonst und draußen. Es richtet sich an kunstinteressierte Berliner, Touristen und Freunde der Stadt.

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Over a thousand years ago a form of material code emerged among the Andes mountains. By means of knotted ropes, called ‘quipus’, numbers and words were enacted. This publication The Andean Information Age knots together a universe of stories related to the quipu system, the history of its ongoing decipherment, and the disruption that this sensorial code may be able to trigger in our present.

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The motifs produced during time-intensive dyeing processes – which uses indigo, urine, and extracts of natural waste materials – are neither conventional fabric nor lace patterns, and they have only a distant relationship to batik painting. Yet, they are simulations and portraits of both. Pattern Nor Painting starts in a batik Workshop in Bantul, Indonesia where an artist reconnects with her blank canvas and the batik techniques she learned from an artist in Serekunda, the Gambia many years ago. As documented in this publication Van Hoorebeke’s installations and performances deftly combine unique textiles and ceramics with production-chain goods, ranging from car parts to strawberry jam. Engaging with ages-old traditions of batik production for present-day communities and settings, her work embodies ancient craft, story-telling, time, female thinking, and above all, a connection to the natural world.

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Dada a impossibilidade de concretizar uma nova edição devido às dificuldades impostas pela pandemia, o Fórum do Futuro 2020 adotou a forma de um livro que propõe debater, a partir de distintos princípios cosmogónicos, a existência humana e não-humana no atual contexto político e social. Fórum do Futuro: Vita Nova é copublicado com a editora de Berlim BOM DIA BOA TARDE BOA NOITE, e apresenta quatro secções temáticas que cruzam perspetivas artísticas, científicas, filosóficas e tecnológicas em ensaios escritos e visuais, histórias e entrevistas.

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Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure is published in conjunction to the artist’s comprehensive exhibition retrospective curated by Miguel A. López, and held at Witte de With, Rotterdam 2019 and Ca2M, Madrid 2021. Overlapping autobiography with sharp political reflections, Vicuña weaves visceral entanglements between word and seed, sound and thread, quipu and blood, body and dust, or rubbish and cosmos. This exhibition and accompanying publication is the most comprehensive survey today of a groundbreaking work that has been deeply influential among her peers and for later generations. As the exhibition, this publication gives an overview of Vicuña’s artistic practice as a poet, visual artist, and activist from the 1960s to the present day. It is edited by López, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder in Berlin, and includes a forward by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, new essays by Miguel A. López, Julia Bryan-Wilson and Carla María Macchiavello, existing essays by Lucy Lippard and Dawn Adès, an anthology of texts authored by Cecilia Vicuña, and a number of previously unpublished visual documentation that expands our understanding of her work. The book is fully illustrated. It includes color and black and white photography of more than 120 artworks by Vicuña, encompassing the full range of Vicuña’s body of work: textiles, poetry, performances, film, collages, drawings, paintings, precarious objects, and activism. A chapter in the book is especially devoted to these images, which are organized in four thematic sections. This is the spanish edition published by Turner and Ca2M, Madrid.

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Accompanying our 2020-1 Haegue Yang exhibition at Tate St Ives, this beautiful exhibition book focuses on the context of the Cornish landscape and its ancient archaeological heritage as an important point of departure for Yang. A vital expansion of the ideas that punctuate the Tate St Ives exhibition, the exhibition catalogue brings together installation photography and new texts on the artist. Yang’s work combines materials, theories and cultural references to make astute and surprising connections between local contexts and wider geographies and histories. Recurring themes of migration, postcolonial diasporas, political struggle and social mobility underpin Yang’s research, culminating in a body of work that is an apposite comment on our own time. Born in South Korea in 1971, Haegue Yang is renowned for creating immersive environments from a diverse range of materials. Yang’s sculptures and installations conjure abstract narratives which play with our sensory pre-conceptions of scent, sound, light and tactility. Often using recognisable household objects, her work liberates forms from their functional context and applies new connotations and meanings to them. Interweaving industrially made objects with labour intensive and craft-based processes, Yang articulates her interest in folk and pagan cultures, and their deep connection with seasonal rituals in relation to natural phenomena.

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Published in conjunction with the solo show at Pirelli HangarBicocca, this constitutes the most complete monographic study on Daniel Steegmann Mangrané (Barcelona, 1977). Covering his work from the late 1990s to the present with over a hundred installations, drawings, sculptures, photographs and films, the catalogue includes studies by the art historians Kaira M. Cabañas and Flora Katz, and a conversation between the artist and the writer and curator Lauren Cornell as well as texts by Nathalie Ergino, director of the Institut d’art contemporain (Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes), and the curators of the show at Pirelli HangarBicocca, Lucia Aspesi and Fiammetta Griccioli. Daniel Steegmann Mangrané’s work is characterized by a poetic approach in which geometric and abstract forms intersect with natural elements and originate an imaginary realm with recurrent motifs like leaves, trees and insects that prompt reflection on the reality we inhabit. The artist uses different media for the creation of his works, according priority to a modus operandi whereby technical characteristics are intrinsically intertwined with the process of production. Mangrané’s interest in biology has led him to investigate complex ecological systems and introduce the natural world into his works with numerous references to the rain forest in Brazil, including branches, leaves and insects. Combined with geometric shapes and abstract motifs, these prompt reflection on the complex dynamics of the elements surrounding us.

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Join the inimitable Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver as they welcome you into their world-famous restaurant, inviting you to celebrate 25 years of unforgettable, innovative food. Established in 1994, St. JOHN has become renowned for its simplicity, its respect for quality ingredients and for being a pioneer in zero waste cooking – they strive to use every part of an ingredient, from leftover stale bread for puddings, bones for broths and stocks, to typically unused parts of the animal (such as the tongue) being made the hero of a dish.

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