HaFI series – Harun Farocki Institute

We are very happy to be able to announce that Bierke is distributing and co-publishing the HaFI series from now on in collaboration with Harun Farocki Institute. The most recent title HaFI 21 Laura Mulvey/Peter Wollen:
Kahlo / Modotti – 40 Jahre später/later has just been released in June 2024.

The full in print back list is also available for general trade order in Germany, Europe, the US/CA and in several locations in Asia. See distributor contacts on our info page

Forthcoming in 24

Bierke is happy to announce a few forthcoming titles to look out for:

In June we will have the new issue of Viscose Journal 06: TEXT. This issue will be guest-edited by Laura Gardner and published icollaboration with International Library For Fashion Research (Oslo) othe occasion othe exhibition “Writing Clothes”, which is co-curated bthe editors.

July will finally see the release of LP/book set school: Object #10 to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the amazing space school in Vienna, run by Yasmina Haddad and Andrea Lumplecker. It includes text, conversations and tracks by Tyler Cala, Wally Sallner, Soraya Lutangu Bonaventure, Nils Amadeus Lange, Anahita Asadifar, Phillip Sollman and many more..

Fall will see the release of Henrike Naumann: CONCEPTS, a substantial overview of the artist’s almost complete concept papers she has created and developed for her projects. Conceived as an artist book. Also forthcoming in Fall is Liz Johnson Artur: PDA (WT), a wonderful deep and intimate glimpse into the spaces around which the legendary club-night PDA was created, founded by Mischa Mafia, Ms. Carrie Stacks and Akinola Davies Jr, PDA, and the community it birthed.

September we will also release Jimmy Robert: The Man Who Envied Women, Robert’s first substantial overview covering 20 years of work including his most recent exhibitions and various essays. And finally towards the end of the year we will release Walter Benjamin: Dreams, dream notes and theoretical reflections on dreams by Benjamin, which are collected here for the first time in a single volume.



Aleana Egan: small field

Bierke is very happy to be able to release a new publication of Aleana Egan, produced and edited by Melissa Canbaz and the Künstlerhaus Bremen. Covering the exhibition at the Künstlerhaus, this publication also connects the poster contributions in very special way. Having printed these contributions by Michaela Chiriac, Sofia Duchovny, Hella Gerlach, Manuela Leinhoß, Vera Palme, Kirsten Pieroth and Nora Schultz on removable static stickers allows the reader to create various new connections and dialogues between the different artworks and spacial settings.

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Nadira Husain

Bierke is happy to announce the release of the first extensive overview of Nadira Husain’s oeuvre. Covering six years with more than 100 works, and texts by Sonia Recasens, Leeza Ahmady and Haytham El-Wardany in Farsi, Arabic and French (with English translations)


New Titles: Ursula Böckler: Die Photos der “Magical Misery Tour” mit Martin Kippenberger und Sara MacKillop: Publications 2008 – 2018

Bierke is very happy and glad to announce two new wonderful and special titles!

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Ursula Böckler: Die Photos der “Magical Misery Tour” mit Martin Kippenberger covers the trip Kippenberger undertook 85/86 to collect material for his installations and artworks. The book documents the journey and his engagement with the urban and public sphere.

Sara MacKillop: Publications 2008 – 2018 brings all of Mackillop’s objects and self-published from the last ten years together: Altogether more than 40 very special items.


a special edition will be available for both publications soon




NYT Best Photobooks 2016 List


Our monograph by Liz Johnson Artur was selected by the New York Times for their ‘Best Photobooks 2016’ list today! Very happy to end the year like this!

New Titles: ‘Das Neue Grab’ and ‘Unangenehme Gefühle’

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We are very happy to have two new wonderful titles out in the shops.

‘Das Neue Grab’, a collaborative project by Achim Valbracht, Till Sperrle and Jan Böttcher traces the culture of mourning after the First World War through photographs and a selection of poems. Find infos HERE

‘Unangenehme Gefühle’ documents a symposium about feelings, which took place at Acud Macht Neu in Berlin in September 2016 over two days and was organized by Sonja Cvitkovic and Megan Francis Sullivan. It combines contributions by Aisha Butt, Cornelia Kastelan, Fiona McGovern, Heike-Karin Föll, Helmut Draxler, Josephine Pryde, Kerstin Cmelka, Michaela Meise, Isabelle Fein and many more. Find infos HERE


Das Neue Grab Book Launch at Mies van der Rohe Haus

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We are all very happy to launch ‘Das Neue Grab’ at the Mies van der Rohe Haus in Berlin Weissensee on Thursday, 8. December at 7pm.

Come around, special release price on the night!

EXHIBITION: 1.-3. Person plural: wir, ihr, sie

Installation view

wir, ihr, sie is the second part of the exhibition 1.-3. Person singular/plural, curated by Anna Voswinckel at the Kunstverein Leipzig. This part was dealing with questions of identity and socialization. Family, community rituals, visual practices of affiliation and othering were being examined. The works on display were characterized by a search for breakups and bordercrossings, and a practice of participant observation and artistic research. The exhibition was on view between 20.08 and 6.9.

Johnson Artur included 13 images, which can be seen in a full installation view HERE.

Installation view



EXHIBITION: Made You Look – Dandyism and Black Masculinity

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The Photographers’ Gallery London chose 12 images of Johnson Artur’s Black Balloon Archive to include in their group exhibition this summer, curated by Ekow Eshun. Other photographer presented are Malick Sidibé, Jeffrey Henson Scales, Samuel Fosso and others. The exhibition took place between 15.7 and 25.9; find more infos: The Photographers’ Gallery

Karen McQuaid, senior curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, also interviewed Johnson Artur for the gallery’s Loose Associations magazine. Find the Interview HERE.



Johnson Artur’s story on Black Russians featured on Calvert Journal

Liz Johnson Artur’s story on the lives of young black Russians has just been featured on the special issue of Calvert 22 Journal. Its all part of the ‘Red Africa’ season, which is exploring the legacy of international socialist relations with Africa in art, film, architecture and music.

The season is running at Calvert 22 Foundation, from February 4th to April 3rd, Wed-Sun 12pm-6pm, 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP.

Further details at Calvert22.org


Liz Johnson Artur at Koenig Books

Spotted at Koenig Books at the Whitechapel Gallery. Also already available at Koenig Books at the Serpentine Gallery and 80 Charing Cross rd