Written All Over Us Dominic Eichler

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2009, 88 pages (b/w ill.), 10.5 × 16.5 cm, English

Price: €12

With illustrations by Nairy Baghramian, Julian Göthe, Shahryar Nashat, Henrik Olesen, Danh Vo.

Dominic Eichler (born 1966 in Ballarat, Australia, lives and works in Berlin) is an art critic, artist, musician, curator, and co-founder of the contemporary art space Silberkuppe. He is also a contributing editor of Frieze. In 2005 he was awarded the AdKV Prize for Art Criticism. In 1999 he co-founded the pop band Dominique, which has released three albums.

#2009 #danhvo #dominiceichler #henrikolesen #juliangothe #nairybaghramian #poetry #shahryarnashat #sternbergpress
Why are they so afraid of the lotus? – (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 2)

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin & CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, 2021, 256 pages (b/w ill.), 11 × 18 cm, English

Price: €12

Based on questions raised by the work of filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha, the second volume of the Wattis Institute’s annual reader includes new writing and art by Ranu Mukherjee, Kathy Zarur, Shylah Hamilton, Astria Suparak, and Tamara Suarez Porras, as well as written and visual contributions by Trinh T. Minh-ha, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Sky Hopinka, Christina Sharpe, Christine Wang, Camille Rankine, Dionne Brand, Renee Gladman, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, and Steffani Jemison, among others. Designed by Scott Ponik.

#2021 #ccawattisinstitute #meimeiberssenbrugge #scottponik #skyhopinka #sternbergpress #theresahakkyungcha #trinhtminhha
Disproof Does Not Equal Disbelief Michael Stevenson

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin & KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2021, 2 volumes in cloth hardcover (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, English

Price: €40

The exhibition Disproof Does Not Equal Disbelief by the Berlin-based artist Michael Stevenson (born in 1964, NZ) presents an unconventional invocation of his practice over the past 35 years. Since the 1980s Stevenson has developed an artistic language that operates at the juncture of economy, technology, education, and faith, exploring the infrastructural systems that condition these disciplines and their entanglement. The exhibition marks Stevenson’s first institutional solo presentation in Berlin and presents a focused revision of his work, in which early paintings are brought into dialogue with more recent expansive installation.

Designed by Will Holder.

#2021 #kunstinstituutmelly #kwinstituteforcontemporaryart #michaelstevenson #sternbergpress
Spine R. H. Quaytman

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin & Sequence Press, New York, 2011, 416 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 15.2 × 24.4 cm, English

Price: €80 (Out of stock)

Spine resembles a catalogue raisonné of R. H. Quaytman’s work produced since 2001, the year the artist began organizing paintings in what are called “Chapters.” Conceived and written by Quaytman, this more than 400-page volume presents a full decade’s output, from “The Sun, Chapter 1” to “Spine, Chapter 20,” the latest series which revisits motifs elaborated in the preceding nineteen chapters. A text articulating the artist’s systematic pictorial practice, executed on Golden Section wood panels, is printed on the book’s unfolding dust jacket.

#2011 #r.h.quaytman #sequencepress #sternbergpress
Interiors – CCS Readers: Perspectives on Art and Culture

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2012, 312 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18.8 × 25.3 cm, English

Price: €26

An anthology that examines the poetics and politics of interior experience within the frame of contemporary art. Through diverse discursive modes—commissioned essays, conversations and talks, historical writings, and artistic projects—this anthology, the first CCS Readers volume, examines the poetics and politics of interior experience within the frame of contemporary art.

Texts by Anni Albers, Doug Ashford, Gaston Bachelard, Angelo Bellfatto, Nova Benway, Gregg Bordowitz, Johanna Burton, Theresa Choi, Beatriz Colomina, Lynne Cooke, Moyra Davey, Tom Eccles, Diana Fuss, Jennifer Gross, Elizabeth Grosz, Roni Horn, Jenny Jaskey, Susanne Küper, Elisabeth Lebovici, Nathan Lee, Zoe Leonard, Dorit Margreiter, Josiah McElheny, Helen Molesworth, Georges Perec, Juliane Rebentisch, David Reed, Lisa Robertson, Joel Sanders, Virginia Woolf, Amy Zion.

#2012 #annialbers #beatrizcolomina #doritmargreiter #dougashford #elisabethlebovici #gastonbachelard #helenmolesworth #julianerebentisch #lisarobertson #lynnecooke #moyradavey #sternbergpress #zoeleonard
Tell it to the Stones – Encounters with the films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2021, 304 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 18 × 24 cm, English

Price: €20

Artists, scholars, filmmakers, and writers revisit the films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub. Jean-Marie Straub (b. 1933) and Danièle Huillet (1936–2006) met in Paris in 1954. Straub wanted to make a film about Johann Sebastian Bach, to which Huillet thought: “He’s planning to do far too much; he won’t manage it alone.” It was the beginning of a fifty-year collaboration, which brought about one of the most unconventional and controversial bodies of work in modern cinema. Tell it to the Stones presents variations from a prolonged re-encounter with Huillet and Straub’s work that was sparked by a three-month exhibition, complete cinema retrospective, workshops, and music performances in Berlin in the fall of 2017.

Contributing artists, scholars, filmmakers, and writers have revisited this collective experience in new texts, revised transcripts, conceptual essays, and visual montages. What happens during an encounter happens in between: between language and image, gestures and words, looks and everything unsaid. “To help us build the in-between,” is how Huillet once imagined a task for those who come to see their films. The present compendium revives these encounters and reveals the urgencies of how Straub and Huillet’s oeuvre matters today, perhaps more than ever.

#2021 #experimentalfilm #film #jeanmariestraubanddanielehuillet #sternbergpress