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Divided We Stand - Busan Biennale 2018


Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956794612 Acqn 29479
Hb 17x24cm 556pp col ills £19

Texts by Boris Groys, Mohammed Hanif, Heonik Kwon, Yongwoo Lee, Nina Power, Cristina
Ricupero & Jorg Heiser, Mitch Speed, Hito Steyerl, Young-jun Tak, Wladimir Velminski

With the title Divided We Stand, the theme of the Busan Biennale 2018 in South Korea was on
divided territories, reflected in the work of artists from around the world. What can be seen is not
only that nations torn apart-also regions formerly joined by ethnicity-through war, colonization,
and hostile estrangement, but also, and quite importantly, the psyche is also divided.

We asked ourselves: What sorts of sentiments and types of conditioning does the splitting of
territories induce in people's minds, in a general sense, and specifically in the minds of artists?
That question can be asked vice versa, what kinds of mindsets induce the splitting in the first
place?

Artists: Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Bani Abidi, Chantal Akerman, Dora Longo Bahia,
Maja Bajevic, Khaled Barakeh, Yael Bartana, Jean-Luc Blanc, Oscar Chan Yik Long, Onejoon
Che, Mina Cheon, Chin Cheng-Te, Sunah Choi, Phil Collins, Christoph Dettmeier, Dias &
Riedweg, Smadar Dreyfus, Eva Grubinger, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Ramin & Rokni
Haerizadeh and Hesam Rahmanian, Flaka Haliti, Andy Hope 1930, Hsu Chia-Wei, Im Youngzoo,
Joo Hwang, Yunsun Jung, Nikita Kadan, Wanuri Kahiu, Amar Kanwar, Kiluanji Kia Henda,
Hayoun Kwon, Oliver Laric, Minwhee Lee & Yun Choi, Gabriel Lester and Jonas Lund, Minouk
Lim, Laura Lima & Ze Carlos Garcia, Lin + Lam, Liu Ding, Dora Longo Bahia, Marko Lulic, Fabian
Marti, Truwant + Rodet and Eun Kyung Park, Augustin Maurs, Metahaven, Nastio Mosquito,
Henrike Naumann, Marcel Odenbach, Melik Ohanian, Ferhat Ozgur, Kelvin Kyung Kun Park,
Susan Philipsz, Adrian Piper, Min Jeong Seo, Bruno Serralongue, Tayfun Serttas, Hito Steyerl,
Jan Svenungsson, Yuichiro Tamura, Javier Tellez, The Propeller Group, Suzanne Treister, Lars
von Trier, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, Jane & Louise Wilson, Ming Wong, Ulrich Wust, Yoo
Yeun Bok & Kim Yongtae, Zhang Peili.

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Aesthetics of Standstill
Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956794674 Acqn 29528
Pb 17x24cm 300pp 42ills 1col £18.95

Contributions by Georges Didi-Huberman, Reinhold Gorling, Barbara Gronau, Adrian Heathfield,


Erika Fischer-Lichte, Oliver Marchart, Rita McBride, Christoph Menke, Aernout Mik, Misha Kavka,
David Lapoujade, Mirjam Lewandowsky, Via Lewandowsky, Peter Osborne, Christine Ross,
Marcel Odenbach, Jacques Ranciere, Ludger Schwarte, Martin Seel

"Standstill" could be the name for the exact kind of experience that is the hiatus between social
expectations and real possibilities of agency. Standstill may also be the name of an aesthetic
strategy to instill a non-linear time of resistance and experience into the political protocol of
progress. Finally, standstill can be the name for the temporal fissure in the midst of the subject,
for the lapse between the subject of the enunciation and the subject of a statement, the limit that
is the border between the inside and the outside. It can be the name for the mode of potentiality,
for the moment of gesture, or, with Walter Benjamin, the medium of the dialectical image. The
essays of this book transverse these dimensions of standstill as an in-between of time. The book
includes essays by Georges Didi-Huberman, David Lapoujade, Peter Osborne, Jacques
Ranciere, Christine Ross, and others as well as conversations with Via Lewandowsky, Aernout
Mik and Marcel Odenbach.

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Wilfrid Almendra - Light Boiled Like Liquid Soap


Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956794742 Acqn 29527
Pb 15x21cm 116pp 18col ills £19

Light Boiled like Liquid Soap is an immersive installation by Marseille-based artist Wilfrid
Almendra featuring radio transmissions and a series of sculptural elements made of copper,
plaster, and silicone in various states of dematerialization. Combining found and repurposed
materials, the works attest to notions of desire, circulation, and flux, from protective spaces of
retreat to global economies of exchange.

The seventh volume in the Fogo Island Arts publication series accompanies the eponymous
exhibition curated by Alexandra McIntosh and Nicolaus Schafhausen and presented at the Fogo
Island Art Gallery in 2016. Richly illustrated with color photographs of Almendra's installation, the
book features a critical essay by Anne Faucheret, a work of speculative fiction by Nicolas Idier,
poetry by Jorge Armando Sousa, and a conversation between Wilfrid Almendra, Alexandra
McIntosh, and Nicolaus Schafhausen.

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Kate Newby - I can't nail the days down


Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956794803 Acqn 29563
Hb 19x26cm 138pp 87col ills £21.50

Texts by Christina Barton, Juliane Bischoff, Chris Kraus, Nicolaus Schafhausen

Kate Newby's works celebrate the moments in which they are created and presented; at the
same time, they are open to change. Drawn from impressions collected when navigating cities
and landscapes, her sculptures and interventions foreground process: traces of their making are
visible, they transform over time, and active engagement is required to view their details. Her
works focus on the fleeting and contingent nature of the quotidian and stay connected to the
place and time of their presentation. Newby develops her work in response to a specific
environment, and often intends that it only exists for a set period of time. Her installations deal
with the relationship between inside and outside, and can undermine the line between the work
and its surroundings.

The publication I can't nail the days down documents Newby's eponymous exhibition at
Kunsthalle Wien and includes a photo essay by the artist as well as detailing previous projects.
Working with the architecture of Kunsthalle Wien's glass pavilion at the Karlsplatz in Vienna,
Newby's exhibition ranged beyond the physical boundaries assigned to it, and subtly challenged
where and how sculpture happens. Christina Barton, Juliane Bischoff, Chris Kraus, and Nicolaus
Schafhausen contribute texts to the book that explore the influences, tools, ethical aspects, and
poetics of Newby's artworks, as well as the personal relationships the artist folds into her projects.

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