Publishing as Artistic Practice


What does it mean to publish today? Concepts of ownership, authorship, work, accessibility and publicity are being renegotiated in the face of a changing media landscape, institutional upheavals and discursive shifts in legal, artistic and political arenas. The field of publishing not only stands at the intersection of these developments but is also introducing new ruptures. This reader of “19 texts and 69 images” by artists, publishers and scholars demonstrates that the question of publishing has moved from the margin to the center of aesthetic and academic discourse. 

Includes essays by media studies/contemporary literature scholar Paul Benzon; Vienna-based artists Michalis Pichler and Bernard Cella; founder of Wendy’s Subway (a library reading room and workshop) Matt Longabucco; graphic designer Ann Richter; curator Rachel Valinsky; Neural magazine founder Alessandro Ludovico; New York–based Armenian Iraqi–American writer K. Antranik Cassem; and Moscow-based artist Vadim Zakharov.

With additional texts by Hannes Bajohr, Annette Gilbert, Hanna Kuusela, Antoine Lefebvre, Lucas W. Melkane, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Aurélie Noury, Valentina Parisi, Anna-Sophie Springer, Alexander Starre, Nick Thurston, and Eva Weinmayr, 

Edited by Annette Gilbert

Designed by Studio Pandan (Pia Christmann & Ann Richter)

Published by Sternberg Press

Softcover, 304 pages, black & white, 6.5 × 9.5 inches

ISBN: 978-3-95679-177-2