In August 2018 Hauser & Wirth Publishers and Artbook @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore invited a diverse group of voices in art publishing to enter into conversation with each other about their varied experiences and the systems they have developed in their practices. The resulting series of programs featured perspectives ranging from institutional publishers to zine makers, artist-run presses to international distributors. Taking New York’s vibrant art ecosystem as a case study, this volume documents these conversations alongside contributions from many of the series participants. It is meant to stand as a compendium on contemporary art publishing, offering several points of departure for engaging with this discourse.
Titles from the Hauser & Wirth Publishers program can be found at each of Hauser & Wirth’s gallery locations. Hauser & Wirth Publishers’ newly opened headquarters in Zurich features a publisher’s bookshop that joins its counterparts in New York and London – shops that also serve as local hubs for communities and artists, where the gallery presents a range of public programming.
Our gallery shops offer a wide selection of Hauser & Wirth Publishers titles and a curated selection of objects designed by Hauser & Wirth artists, and products with a focus on provenance and source: including small makers, local craftspeople and community projects.