SAVVY Publishing

The publications in this series reflect and document the activities of and expand on the research, discursive, performative and curatorial projects of SAVVY Contemporary: The Laboratory of Form-Ideas. In the spirit of SAVVY Contemporary as an art space which situates itself at the threshold of notions and constructs of the West and non-West, primarily to understand, negotiate, and deconstruct the ideologies and connotations eminent to such constructs, SAVVY Publishing aims at promoting epistemological diversity, resonating with Boaventure de Sousa Santo’s, “Another Knowledge is Possible.” By acknowledging the limits and faults of our disciplines and advocating for processes of unlearning, our effort is thus to create a platform which encourages extra-disciplinary knowledges and promote the thinking and writing of authors, artists, philosophers, scientists, and activists whose practices challenge Western epistemologies, and look towards epistemic systems from Africa and the African diaspora, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and Latin America.

The series brings together SAVVY Publishing and Archive Books in a collaboration based ona shared interest in a multiplicity of knowledges from beyond the Western canon; and a commitment to foster critical discussions and forge new collaborations and coalitions. We like to think of the books in this series as, to use Chicana poet and feminist Gloria Anzaldua’s expression, “borderlands,” that is to say, spaces where “a new story to explain the world and our participation in it” can be elaborated and told; spaces where epistemological disobedience (Walter Mignolo) and divergent thinking can be practiced.

The series will also see a revitalization and resituationing of the SAVVY Journal, that will continue to partake in and steerdebates on contemporary African art, by formulating and instigating new critical questions, positions, and discourses. To the existing focus on art in Africa, and reflecting the curatorial activities of SAVVY Contemporary, the new SAVVY Journal broadens its scopes and mission to support critical enquiries into the notion of performativity and the politics of the body, and contribute to amplify feminist perspectives.

Editors: Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, Federica Bueti and Chiara Figone


That, Around Which The Universe Revolves.
On Rhythmanalysis of Memory, Times, Bodies in Space

We Have Delivered Ourselves from the Tonal
Of, with, towards, on Julius Eastman
With contributions by Pungwe (Robert Machiri and Memory Biwa), Malak Helmy, Kodwo Eshun; Mary Jane Leach, Christine Rusiniak, Josh Kun, Sean Griffin, Elaine Mitchener, David Garland in conversation with Julius Eastman, Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung and a conversation between the curators Antonia Alampi and Berno Odo Polzer.

Whose Land Have I Lit on Now?
With contributions by Arjun Appadurai, Bilgin Ayata, Margarita Tsomou, Vassilis Tsianos, Ulf Aminde & Miriam Schickler, Mohamed Amjahid, NSU Tribunal (Ibrahim Aslan & Massimo Perinelli & Miral Şahin), Nacera Belaza, Seloua Luste Boulbina, Raisa Galofre’s intro for Canoafolk, Joshua Chambers-Letson, Jacques Coursil, Lynnée Denise, Jihan El-Tahri, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Heidrun Friese, Niklas Maak, Naeem Mohaiemen, Peter Morin, Robert Nichols, Nahed Samour, Lerato Shadi, Farkhondeh Shahroudi Safiya Sinclair, Tania Willard, Lionel Manga.

IZA Editions

IZA Editions focuses on writings by art historians and theoreticians from Central, East, and South-East Europe that critically disrupt predominant interpretations within visual arts, and further analyse both neglected historical and recent phenomena therein. It is being published by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory (Ljubljana) and Archive Books (Berlin).

Editor: Urska Jurman


Beti Žerovc
When Attitudes Become the Norm
The Contemporary Curator and Institutional Art
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Extending the Dialogue
With contributions by Edit András, Fouad Asfour, Keti Chukhrov, Karel Císař, Ekaterina Degot, Maja Fowkes and Reuben Fowkes, Alenka Gregorič, Daniel Grúň, Sabine Hänsgen, Tímea Junghaus, Klara Kemp-Welch, Miklavž Komelj, Lev Kreft and Aldo Milohnić, Kirill Medvedev, Piotr Piotrowski, Jelena Vesić, Raluca Voinea, WHW / What, How & for Whom.
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VOX series

A series that attempts to broaden the definition of cognitive capitalism in terms of the scope of its material relations especially as it relates to the conditions of mind and brain in our new world of advanced telecommunication, data mining and social relations. It is our hope to first improve awareness of its most repressive characteristics and secondly to produce an arsenal of discursive practices with which to combat it. Published in connection with the cycle of conferences by the same title The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism.

Editors: Warren Neidich


The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Three
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The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part Two
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The Psychopathologies of Cognitive Capitalism: Part One
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