In a context in which institutions are facing a surge of public scrutiny, the publication revisits the artistic practice of institutional critique to ask what it means today, and to consider its ability to respond to the urgent social, political, and economic issues of our time.
Lenz publishes books on contemporary art, photography, architecture and design.
Our imprint includes catalogues, monographs, theory and artist books.
Covering the past thirty years of Scott’s practice, this monograph offers the largest comprehensive selection of paintings, drawings, masks and architectural models, as well as an unique insight on his creative and transformative approach.
The first reference monograph dedicated to the artist and audio investigator, this book analyzes a practice that has been consistently exploring ‘the politics of listening’ and the role of sound and voice within the law and human rights.
A richly illustrated publication accompanying the experimental noise project as durational solo performance by Marco Fusinato for the Australia Pavilion at the 59th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia.
Lam-See Lam’s storytelling develops through text, animations, and sculptural installations. Her multifaceted stories explore the narrative of the Cantonese diaspora in Sweden and examine questions of cultural identity.
This catalogue explores some of the pivotal themes of the artist’s research, from her interest in crossing and redefining the border between interior and exterior to the relationship between the aesthetic object and its institutional context.
The first monograph dedicated to Paloma Bosquê addresses the Brazilian artist’s ways of understanding and giving shape to that matter which can be perceived, but not rationalized.
Published in conjunction with a solo exhibition at Kunst Museum Winterthur, this book provides the first overview of Altmann’s work to date, characterized by a strongly socio-critical consciousness, and reveals the artist’s influences and inspirations.
The book is the outcome of an exhibition around the theme of the sacred. The resumption of historical figures, classical art-historical iconography, and everyday images intermingle in a reconstruction of reality that is dreamlike, painful, and sometimes grotesque.
A first monograph on Shahryar Nashat, generously illustrated with color photographs of the artist’s work and new scholarly contributions. Published in conjunction with two solo exhibitions, at Kunsthalle Basel and Swiss Institute in New York.
Vogliamo tutto. Cultural Practices and Labor is a publication on work within a changing socio-cultural context: from the impact of the Industrial Revolution to post-industrial decline through to the rapid evolution of the digital era.
Vogliamo tutto. Pratiche culturali e lavoro è una pubblicazione sul lavoro all’interno del contesto socio-culturale in evoluzione: dagli impatti della rivoluzione industriale, al declino post-industriale, fino alla rapida accelerazione dell’era digitale.
Divine Drudgery is an artist book with collages and artworks by James Richards and Leslie Thornton, and contributions by artists, writers and poets centred around liminality and the aesthetics and politics of the invisible.
Through comprehensive and interdisciplinary readings of landscape, cinema, architecture, and visual culture, this first monograph builds on the storytelling dimensions that have always informed the photographic oeuvre of the Syrian artist.
In the Villa Santo Sospir, Jean Cocteau conceived his pictorial work through accumulation, inspired by Greek mythology and the Mediterranean landscape. Architecture permeates the subjects of Mauro Restiffe from a viewpoint that amplifies and reverberates the simple historical record.
Over the last ten years, Raphael Hefti has created an astonishingly body of work consisting of sculptures and installations, performance and “art-in-public-spaces.” The first comprehensive monograph is published on the occasion of his major exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel.
In Life and Limbs, Austrian artist and curator Anna-Sophie Berger assembles a group of works that register the body as a habitat that can be imaginatively stretched, altered, modified, adorned, replicated or destroyed. Coming this Spring from Lenz / Swiss Institute.
Ibrahim Mahama: Voli-ni is a major new monograph detailing Mahama’s work in Tamale, Ghana, to be published in conjunction with the artist’s forthcoming exhibition in Verona, Italy. Coming in September.
Voices (Towards Other Institutions) is the final act of the coral, multiform, articulated, two-year-long experiment carried out by Open, the Russian Federation Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition.
The first book on London based artist Gili Tal, whose practice identifies how the digital has long become a reality that has subjected our habits of perception to a radical change.
The book is the first comprehensive monograph on the polymorphous work of Athanasios Argianas. It is published on the occasion of Hollowed Water, a major solo exhibition at Camden Arts Centre in 2020 and ARCH, Athens, in 2021.
When she started writing the Corona Tales, Chus Martínez had been weighing how people and the media were addressing the outbreak of the virus as an unprecedented disaster. One possible contribution, as curator and writer, would be to write a short story a day…
The book deals with Diego Marcon’s practice through the analysis of three film and video works. Monelle (2017), Ludwig (2018), and The Parents’ Room (2020) are his most recent and complex projects, and they are all emblematic of central aspects of his production.
Through exquisite craftsmanship, and with reference to romantic nationalism, Ann Böttcher explores how aesthetic and political projections characterize notions of nature, and how such conceptions are taken up by countries, political movements, and other institutions.
Oh mio cagnetto, is the artist’s first book of writings, conceived as an artwork. It is a collection of 81 little poems that revolve around the missed and mourned figure of a puppy. It intentionally plays on the ambiguity of its nature, as both a book distributed in conventional ways and an art object.
Between 1998 and 1999, the London-based art collective BANK operated the Fax-Bak Service. The group’s members proof-read and copy-edited more than 300 press releases by galleries. The publication is the most comprehensive record of this notorious project.