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Speculative Taxidermy

by Giovanni Aloi

Taxidermy, once the province of natural history and dedicated to the pursuit of lifelike realism, has recently resurfaced in the world of contemporary art,culture, and interior design. In Speculative Taxidermy,...


documenti #1 Daniele Galliano

by Bed and Art

A long video interview with one of the greatest Italian contemporary painters, shot in the atmosphere of the artist's Turin studio, in which Daniele Galliano tells his story starting from the beginnings as a...


Images at Work

by David Morgan

Images can be studied in many ways--as symbols, displays of artistic genius, adjuncts to texts, or naturally occurring phenomena like reflections and dreams. Each of these approaches is justified by the nature...


Migration into art

by Anne Ring Petersen

This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly transforming force that...


Supercommunity: Diabolical Togetherness Beyond Contemporary Art

by E-Flux, Julieta Aranda & Brian Kuan Wood

Leading artists, theorists, and writers exhume the dystopian and utopian futures contained within the present

“I am the supercommunity, and you are only starting to recognize me. I grew out of something that...


Extending ecocriticism

by Peter Barry & William Welstead

This volume of essays explores the scope for a further extension of ecocriticism across the environmental humanities. Contributors, who include both established academics and early career researchers in the...


The Aesthetics of Violence

by Robert Appelbaum

Violence at an aesthetic remove from the spectator or reader has been a key element of narrative and visual arts since Greek antiquity. Here Robert Appelbaum explores the nature of mimesis, aggression, the affects...


Vox Populi

by Roger Kimball

We have seen the rise of populist movements across the political spectrum, but what role should populism play in modern democracy? Through ten trenchant essays, the writers of The New Criterion examine the perils...


More than Meets the Eye

by Georgina Kleege

In More Than Meets the Eye, Georgina Kleege explores the ways that ideas about visual art and blindness are linked in many facets of the culture. While it may seem paradoxical to link blindness to visual art,...


A New Dictionary of Art: One word - 3000 definitions

by Robert Good & Jane Glennie

A New Dictionary of Art takes a refreshingly alternative approach to the question ‘What is Art?’. Take your pick from over 3,000 definitions compiled from the internet via chat-rooms and discussion forums...


Jorge Tacla: Sign of Abandonment

by Candace Moeller & Paula Barría

"His paintings register the upheavals big and small that all cities and cultures are both enduring and sliding toward, unable to halt the passage of time and history." John Yau Includes texts by: John Yau; Francesca...


Cosmic Shift

by Dmitri Prigov, Ilya Kabakov, Emilia Kabakov & Boris Groys et al.

  • Features a strong line-up of the country’s most prominent contemporary artists, writers, philosophers, curators and historians.

  • Featuring: pioneers of the Moscow Conceptualism movement Ilya and Emilia Kabakov;...

The Story of Looking

by Mark Cousins

Looking can be an act of empathy or aggression. It can provoke desire or express it. And from the blurry, edgeless world we inhabit as infants to the landscape of screens we grow into, looking can define us....


Hammer, Sickle, and Soil: The Soviet Drive to Collectivize Agriculture

by Jonathan Daly

In Hammer, Sickle, and Soil, Jonathan Daly tells the harrowing story of Stalin's transformation of millions of family farms throughout the USSR into 250,000 collective farms during the period from 1929 to 1933....


Artaud the Moma

by Jacques Derrida, Peggy Kamuf & Kaira M. Cabañas

In 1996 Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on the occasion of Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper, one of the first major international exhibitions to present the avant-garde dramatist...


Why Only Art Can Save Us

by santiago zabala

The state of emergency, thinkers such as Carl Schmidt, Walter Benjamin, and Giorgio Agamben have argued, is at the heart of any theory of politics. But today the problem is not the crises we do confront, which...


The Bush Garden

by Northrop Frye & Lisa Moore

"Any publication by Northrop Frye is an important literary event; this one is of the highest importance to Canadian literature." — Globe and Mail

Originally published by Anansi in 1971, The Bush Garden features...


American Silences: The Realism of James Agee, Walker Evans, and Edward Hopper

by Joseph Ward

In ""American Silences"", Joseph Anthony Ward offers a unique analysis of the use and effects of silence in modern American realistic art. Beginning with the nineteenth-century literature that laid the foundation...


The Possibility of a World

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway & Flor Méchain

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art,...


Traces of Vermeer

by Jane Jelley

Johannes Vermeer's luminous paintings are loved and admired around the world, yet we do not understand how they were made. We see sunlit spaces; the glimmer of satin, silver, and linen; we see the softness of...