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The Psychopathologies
of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Three. Edited by Warren Neidich
M O N O G R A P H
U P C O M I N G    T I T L E S

The Forest & the School
Edited by Pedro
Neves Marques
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Ruti Sela
For The Record
Edited by Joshua Simon
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Deimantas Narkevičius
Da capo. Fifteen Film
Edited by Marco Scotini
M O N O G R A P H
Disobedience Archive
(The Book)
Edited by Marco Scotini
P R O J E C T S
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Thinking about it
Emeka Ogboh
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Edited by Rivet
Sarah Demeuse and
Manuela Moscoso

Texts by
Alfred North Whitehead
Janine Armin
Sarah Demeuse &
Manuela Moscoso
Audrey Cottin
Larissa Harris &
Ajay Kurian  
Brian Henning
Jonas Zakaitis

Designed by
Archive Appendix

English
Softcover, 12.5 × 20 cm
112 pages, 2 colours

ISBN 978-3-943620-19-1

Euros 15,00
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Series
Art-iculate

Edited by 
Bisi Silva

Texts by
Bisi Silva
Massa Lemu
Emeka Ogboh
Ugochukwu-Smooth Nzewi
Ilpo Jauhiainen
Karo Akpokiere

Designed by
Bisoye Balogun

English
Softcover, 14 × 21 cm
124 Pages, Colours

Isbn 978-9-789433-68-1

Euros 15,00
Edited by Rivet
(Sarah Demeuse and Manuela Moscoso)
Series Art-iculate
Edited by Bisi Silva
Thinking about it takes a reprint of Alfred North Whitehead’s “Objects & Subjects” as the point of departure for five essays and an artist contribution by Audrey Cottin. It is a delicate, pocket-sized book that travels easily and is meant to stimulate free-form contemplation over hard analysis. There are two main questions the readers can bring to the book: they can wonder about new potentials and needs for thinking about subject-object relations in art, or they can ask what it is that sets artistic thinking apart from other types of cognitive engagements with the world.  
Seven contributors bring six perspectives: Janine Armin pauses on how thinking in art may transpose the self; Brian G. Henning analyzes Whitehead’s proposition; Larissa Harris and Ajay Kurian talk about ontological turns; Jonas Zakaitis tries out a spam stream of consciousness; and Sarah Demeuse & Manuela Moscoso envision contemporary artistic thinking as a shifting, untimely grid; Audrey Cottin shares visual research materials from her ongoing project, O.perating T.heatre.
This book project is edited by the curatorial office Rivet and is the fourth iteration of Quarter System an exhibition organized at the University Museum in Pamplona, Spain in spring 2013.
In 2008, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Lagos began the Art-iculate lecture series, which aims to increase dialogue, encourage debate and stimulate exchange in visual art and culture in Nigeria. In 2014 CCA take the goals of Art-iculate further by adding a publishing section, which will consist of three segments. The first focuses on the contributions of established artists with over half a century of practice, to the development of art in their country. The second offers, through surveys, overviews of artistic practice across the continent, as well as delineates medium-specific and thematic trajectories. The last segment examines emerging artists at critical periods in their careers through the pocket-size book format, which takes intimacy, affordability, and accessibility as a key aspect.
The dearth of publishing initiatives has created a vacuum on the early careers of artists working on the continent. As a result, their artistic developments and trajectories remain under examined, making them often times invisible outside of a small local art audience, to their colleagues across Africa, and to the wider international audience. The Art-iculate monograph will therefore act as a discursive and a curatorial platform for increasing the awareness and visibility of artists to a wider local and continental audience as well as globally.
The series of publications will blur the boundaries between critical text, retrospective, laboratory, archive and documentation, artist project, and curatorial platform. 
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Prima che sia notte
Diego Tonus
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Artists’ books

Edited by
Mara Ambrožič
Giulia Ferracci

Texts by
Giovanna Melandri
Anna Mattirolo
Giulia Ferracci
Luca Lo Pinto
Chiara Parisi  

Designed by
Archive Appendix

English
Hardcover, 17 × 24 cm
228 pages, black & white

ISBN 978-3-943620-21-4

Euros 15,00
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Series
Artists’ books

Edited by 
Diego Tonus

Texts by
Krist Gruijthuijsen
Diego Tonus
Gail Cochrane

Designed by
Archive Appendix

English
Softcover, 14 × 21 cm
144 pages, 2 colors

ISBN 978-3-936202-52-5

Euros 15,00
Giorgio Andreotta Calò
Edited by Mara Ambrožič
Five Cases of Intrusion
Edited by Diego Tonus
The work of Calò — performative and ephemeral — rests at the intersection of art and architecture. He intervenes on
buildings and landscape, appropriating and transforming architecture and space into symbolic and aesthetic experiences. His most significant works include a series of walks that took him 1,600 miles through France, Spain, and Portugal, or 98km along the abandoned coastal train line in Lebanon, or the appropriation of the abandoned parliament building in Sarajevo which he illuminated from sunset to sunrise with an artificial light. Calò participated in the 2011 Venice Biennale; in 2012 he was the recipient of the Young Artist Prize, awarded by the MAXXI Museum of Twenty-First Century Art in Rome.
Through his sculptures, installations, videos, Giorgio Andreotta Calò is set on creating a work that is multiple, between poetry and politics, and inextricably linked to the question of landscape and the underground ties linking it to man. He never ceases to explore, almost obsessively, the boundaries of space and of the bodies inhabiting it while developing a very subjective kind of mythology. His works are a testimony of a new approach of peripheral zones in-between the city and the countryside, the inescapable social and psychological metaphors running through them as well as a blatant and unbearable collective uncertainty: the acute loneliness of the human being.
‘Five Cases of Intrusion’ is Diego Tonus’s first artist’s book, and is made up of the transcriptions of secret recordings the artist carried out during public and private meetings at presentations of his work. Designed to be considered part of Tonus’s practice, the book presents fragments of these recordings – drawing on discussions with interlocutors met in various cities over the past five years – in which the artist describes the experiences that allowed him to produce the selected works. The publication does not therefore focus on the presentation of the works as a spectator would encounter them in an exhibition space, but on processes underlying the creation of the works themselves. Each chapter takes its title from the situations the artist experienced, presenting himself not as an author but in other roles, looked upon as intrusions in pre-existent contexts. Along with these texts, the book presents previously unpublished images. Although not to be strictly considered documentation, these images offer parallel notes and preparatory sketches made during different works in progress, guiding readers in their interpretation of the artist’s practice.


Marjetica Potrč & Design for the Living World
The Soweto Project  
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Edited by 
Marco Scotini

Texts by
Marjetica Potrč
Design for the
Living World
Marco Scotini

Designed by
Archive Appendix

English
Softcover, 14 × 21 cm
80 pages, 4 colours

ISBN 978-3-943620-20-7

Euros 15,00
The Soweto Project developed over the course of two months in early 2014 at two locations in Soweto – Orlando East and Noordgesig. In Orlando East, the class Design for the Living World and the local residents turned a former public space that had been used as a dumping ground into a community-organized public space called Ubuntu Park. Together they built a stage, braai-stands (BBQ-stands), and tables and benches. To open Ubuntu Park, and to celebrate the community, they organized the Soweto Street Festival. In Noordgesig, two vegetable gardens at Noordgesig Primary
School were created. In all these endeavours, the principles of participatory design were followed.

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between text and image.
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