The Wild Book of Inventions

Edited by Chus Martínez
Assistant Editors: Alice Wilke, Simon Würsten, Eveline Wüthrich

Contributions by Nabil Ahmed, Armen Avanessian and Anke Hennig, Hannah Black, Kristina Buch, Tyler Coburn, Ann Cotten, Paul Feigelfeld, Fernando García-Dory, Kenneth Goldsmith, Ingela Ihrman, Tiphanie Kim Mall, Chus Martínez, Momus, Ingo Niermann, Trevor Paglen, Filipa Ramos, Lin May Saeed, Emily Segal, Johannes Willi

Can contemporary art’s practitioners change the way we perceive nature? Employing a variety of forms that include speculative essays, poems, pencil sketches, and photo essays, twenty authors challenge the exclusive human claim to intelligence by pointing to, or inventing, new forms of coexistence for all life-forms. Far more complex than the necessary and continuous exercise of critique, these contributions introduce new ways to experience culture.

April 2020, English
13×19 cm, 416 pages, 46 b/w and 65 color ill., softcover
Design: Ana Domínguez

Published by Sternberg Press and Institut Kunst HGK FHNW, Basel

Available at the Kunsthalle Basel bookshop by mid June and at Sternberg Press.

Photo: Sternberg Press