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Curatorial Things - Cultures of the Curatorial 4

Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956792809 Acqn 30112
Pb 14x21cm 358pp 108ills £16.25

Contributions by Arjun Appadurai, Annette Bhagwati, Beatrice von Bismarck, Bill Brown, Sabeth
Buchmann, Clementine Deliss, Andre Lepecki, Maria Lind, Sven Lutticken, Florian Malzacher,
Benjamin Meyer-Krahmer, Sarah Pierce, Peter J. Schneemann, Jana Scholze, Kavita Singh,
Lucy Steeds, Leire Vergara, Katharina Weinstock, Judith Welter

The meaning, function, and status of things have changed decisively over the past two decades-a
development that stems from increasing skepticism about the ability of things to present culture.
This questioning of thingness is an integral part of presentation and has shaped the relevance of
the field of the curatorial. Immanent to presentation as a mode of being (public) in the world, the
curatorial has the potential to address, visualize, and investigate the central effects of the
changing status and function of things. The presentational mode has played a generative role,
vitally participating in the mobilization of things through its aesthetic, semantic, social, and, not
least, economic dimensions. Intertwining transdisciplinary discourses, transcultural perspectives,
and methods of practice, the anthology Curatorial Things provides new insight into the analysis of

Jens Hoffmann - In the Meantime Speculations on Art, Curating, and Exhibitions

Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956794919 Acqn 30111
Pb 17x22cm 304pp 6col ills £18.95

With contributions by Jennifer Bornstein, Claire Fontaine, Maria Lind, Adriano Pedrosa

This volume brings together a wide selection of writings by exhibition maker and writer Jens
Hoffmann and outlines his deep understanding of the interconnections among art, curating,
theater, film, and literature. The nearly fifty texts include essays on artists, exhibitions, and
curating; reviews of large-scale international group exhibitions; catalogue texts from exhibitions
Hoffmann curated; and interviews and conversations with artists and other cultural practitioners.
Collectively, the contributions outline the development of the author's thoughts and agenda and
articulate a highly unique curatorial trajectory. The cover photograph is by acclaimed French artist
Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster.

The Mill - Jesse Birch, Will Holder

Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956794933 Acqn 30115
Pb 14x30cm 144pp col ills £17.50

Contributions by Celestine Aleck, E. Richard Atleo (Umeek), Marian Penner Bancroft, Myrtle
Bergren, Al Bersch and Leslie Grant, Peter Culley, Wilmer Gold, Bus Griffiths, Robert Guest,
Jason de Haan and Miruna Dragan, Richard Hebda, Robin Wall Kimmerer, Ursula K. Le Guin,
Duane Linklater, Liz Magor, George Sawchuk, Carol Sawyer, W. G. Sebald, Kathy Slade, Kate
Stefiuk, Kika Thorne, Nancy Turner, Fred Wah, Elias Wakan, Merv Wilkinson, Anne Pask-
Wilkinson, Ashes Withyman

The Mill is the second of three projects to engage the resource industries of Vancouver Island
(mining, forestry, and fisheries) through contemporary art and writing. This publication responds
to forestry: a mobile industry of logging camps that follow the trees; prices that rise and fall; mills
that open and close; communities that boom and bust. In The Mill, artworks are accompanied by
a multiplicity of voices, including forestry workers, plant ecologists, and indigenous land stewards.
Together, these perspectives chart the cultural and material shifts brought about when trees
become commodities.

The Mill is a project that emerged on Vancouver Island to follow a thematic path from the
microcosms of the forest floor to the quantifying and processing of lumber and the global
distribution of forestry products. Expanded from two exhibitions at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, "Silva
Part I: O Horizon" and "Silva Part II: Booming Grounds," this book examines forgotten or under-
acknowledged histories, while considering both local sites and forms of cultural expression that
surround international forestry practices.

Ronny Delrue - Correspondances #1

Sternberg Press 2019 ISBN 9783956795190 Acqn 30063
Pb 23x29cm 292pp 250ills 200col £24.95

Edited by Philippe Van Cauteren, Ronny Delrue

With texts by Inge Braeckman, Philippe Van Cauteren, Frits de Coninck, Herman Parret, Mark

Drawing is thinking, thinking is moving. These words summarize the layered work of Belgian artist
Ronny Delrue (b. 1957). For many years, drawing has been central to his oeuvre. On the one
hand, a drawing is an autonomous artwork, but on the other hand it is the direct crystallization of
a fleeting line of thought that systematically opens the door to new work. Drawing is therefore not
only the result, but also the engine of creativity for the artist, especially in the case of Delrue who
not only "draws" with pencil and paper, but also with photographs, ceramics, and other materials.

For Delrue, drawing is the culmination of a mental image, and the genesis of the image and its
immediate meaning are contained in the lines of the drawing itself. That is why his drawings offer
an intimate look inside the mind of an artist who, on the basis of his own reality - shaped by
memories, emotions, and opinions - recreates the world a little bit on every page.

For this book, Philippe Van Cauteren (director of S.M.A.K., Ghent) selected a series of important
drawings from Delrue's extensive corpus. Three different authors focus on this selection and have
shed light on the importance of the drawing in Delrue's practice.