Publishing as Artistic Practice

Publishing as Artistic Practice

Edited by Annette Gilbert

Distributed for Sternberg Press




What does it mean to publish today? In the face of a changing media landscape, institutional upheavals, and discursive shifts in the legal, artistic, and political fields, concepts of ownership, authorship, work, accessibility, and publicity are being renegotiated. The field of publishing not only stands at the intersection of these developments but is also introducing new ruptures. How the traditional publishing framework has been cast adrift, and which opportunities are surfacing in its stead, is discussed here by artists, publishers, and scholars through the examination of recent publishing concepts emerging from the experimental literature and art scene, where publishing is often part of an encompassing artistic practice. The number and diversity of projects among the artists, writers, and publishers concerned with these matters show that it is time to move the question of publishing from the margin to the center of aesthetic and academic discourse.

ContributorsHannes Bajohr, Paul Benzon, K. Antranik Cassem, Bernhard Cella, Annette Gilbert, Hanna Kuusela, Antoine Lefebvre, Matt Longabucco, Alessandro Ludovico, Lucas W. Melkane, Anne Moeglin-Delcroix, Aurélie Noury, Valentina Parisi, Michalis Pichler, Anna-Sophie Springer, Alexander Starre, Nick Thurston, Rachel Valinsky, Eva Weinmayr, Vadim Zakharov


$27.00 T ISBN: 9783956791772 304 pp. | 6.25 in x 9.5 in 69 b&w illus.

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Annette Gilbert

Annette Gilbert is Associate Professor in Comparative Literature at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her recent publications include Under the Radar: Underground Zines and Self-Publications 1965–1975 and Publishing as Artistic Practice (Sternberg Press).