Obituary Bernd Barde
19. January 2021
Our valued colleague Bernd Barde died unexpectedly at the age of 68 last Friday. We have not only lost an experienced senior editor, but also an advisor and friend who carried everyone away with his energy. Bernd Barde played a key role in the re-establishment of edition cantz and in building up DCV—books were his life. Uta Grosenick will continue his projects.
Preview Spring 2021
4. January 2021
A few months ago DCV emerged from the renowned art book publisher edition cantz. With the new preview, we are now presenting the second half-year program which includes the first exhibition catalog for the Neue Nationalgalerie, a publication on Yael Bartana's solo show in the Jewish Museum Berlin as well as many other books and monographs on contemporary art.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2020
29. September 2020
This year's edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair is taking place online due to the corona pandemic. DCV participates as a digital exhibitor and expands the program with online readings and a look behind the scenes of the book production.
Film: Making-of with Candida Höfer
23. July 2020
Gathered for the first time in Candida Höfer – Editions 1987–2020 the around one hundred editions she created between 1987 and 2020 offer a representative cross-section of Candida Höfer’s art. In collaboration with producer Felix von Boehm and art/beats, DCV releases a documentary on the making of the publication – a rarely personal portrait of Candida Höfer and an exciting look behind the scenes of the Berlin-based publishing house.
21. July 2020
In his work Courtesy, Ingo Mittelstaedt raises questions about authorship, predecessors and artistic developments as well as the techniques and processes of archiving, collecting and preserving. The act of delving into an archive of retrieving, showing, uncovering, and portraying something, is presented in an almost process-like manner in his photographs. Recommended by Tique.
Interview: Isabelle Graw
14. July 2020
Miriam Zeh in conversation with Isabelle Graw about her new book In einer anderen Welt for Deutschlandfunk Büchermarkt. Live on July 16 and available afterwards via the following link (German only).
Essay: How Autofiction Reinvents Criticism
8. July 2020
Isabelle Graw's new book In einer anderen Welt in context of a trending literary genre: autofiction. An essay written by Philipp Hindahl on blurring the lines between autobiography and fiction in the new issue of MOUSSE magazine.
Book premiere: Isabelle Graw in conversation with Chris Kraus
3. July 2020
On the occasion of her new publication In einer anderen Welt, Isabelle Graw, editor of the magazine Texte zur Kunst and professor at the Städelschule Frankfurt, speaks with the American filmmaker and author Chris Kraus. The conversation, which was held online due to the corona pandemic, is now available in the media library of the Literaturhaus Berlin.
Leica Fotografie International Recommendation: The Mies Project
15. June 2020
"She prefers to look for unusual atmospheres, angles and moments, playing with a visual fusion of interior and exterior spaces, and giving special attention to the colours and luminosity of the materials." Arina Dähnick's photo series about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is LFI Magazine's book of the month.
Online Reading by Isabelle Graw
27. May 2020
In her apartment in Berlin, Isabelle Graw reads from her new book In einer anderen Welt. The reading, self-staged during the corona lockdown, shows the author nonchalantly and unusually confidential (German only).
New release: Isabelle Graw – In einer anderen Welt
26. May 2020
In 160 notes, the Städelschule professor and editor of the magazine Texte zur Kunst Isabelle Graw recorded deeply personal observations and thoughts. They are touching, openly portrayed snapshots of the world in which the art historian, mother, daughter, wife and partner moves.
Preview Fall 2020
25. May 2020
In mid-May 2020, the very first DCV preview has been released. The concept was developed with the acclaimed Berlin design studio Heimann + Schwantes. New publications, titles already available and the current backlist are presented on 80 pages. In addition, it offers editions by renowned artists at a special price.
New release: Candida Höfer – Editions 1987–2020
24. May 2020
A new volume presents an overview of all 105 editions by the renowned artist Candida Höfer, which have been created in the past 35 years. The photographer has repeatedly supported institutions and publishers with the editions. Gathered for the first time in this book, they offer a representative cross-section of Candida Höfer’s art.
Interview with Uta Grosenick
23. May 2020
Risks and opportunities for art book publishers in times of the pandemic. An interview with Uta Grosenick – 23 May, 12:40pm on SWR2 and afterwards here (German only).
Edition: Elbphilharmonie by Candida Höfer
21. May 2020
Exclusively for DCV, Candida Höfer has produced a photo edition mounted on Alu-Dibond in 58 x 56.5 cm format. The motif is the longest escalator in the world in the spectacular Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Together with the book presenting all editions of the artist, it is now available in a bespoke box for 1.600 euros (edition 100).
edition cantz becomes DCV
20. May 2020
DCV builds on the proud tradition of edition cantz, the renowned art book publisher that released standout publications including the companion volumes for the German pavilions at the 35th and 36th Biennales di Venezia and the documenta IX and documenta X catalogues. In its history of over eighty-five years, which DCV (Dr. Cantz’sche Verlagsgesellschaft) now carries into the twenty-first century’s third decade, the publishing venture has been closely associated with Dr. Cantz’sche Druckerei, a printing house that continues to produce art books of the highest quality. DCV offers premier books and editions of contemporary art and culture for sale, but is also a reliable partner for the production and distribution of your own publication.
Sneak in eine andere Welt
18. May 2020
Tegel Media publishes excerpt (German only) from Isabelle Graw's new book. The online platform founded by Leif Randt, Jakob Nolte and Manuel Bürger regularly presents diaries, talks, cartoons and anecdotes on current literature.
Studio visit: Stephan Kaluza
26. April 2020
"Sometimes you just have to change your point of view to get a new perspective." The Düsseldorf painter, photographer and writer, whose new double volume with Dieter Nuhr is soon to be released by DCV, shows the beauty of nature – in places of suffering and cruelty. Christiane Hoffmans from German newspaper DIE WELT in conversation with Stephan Kaluza.
22. April 2020
Ahead of its official release the German newspaper taz published a preprint of Isabelle Graw's new book In einer anderen Welt (German only). The title will be available from June 2020.
Edition: Unique Works by John Bock
20. December 2019
John Bock made three drawings in pencil on paper in A4 format exclusively for DCV at the end of 2019. The self-portraits show the artist as he lives and breathes, with tangled hair, penetrating eyes and lots of ideas.
New release: John Bock – Auraaroma-Ω-Beule
18. November 2019
Covered with tartan-linen and wrapped with a pair of socks designed by the artist: as one of the first augmented reality art books, it allows readers to bring selected scenes to life by using a specially developed smartphone app. The book offers a fascinating introduction to the art world of John Bock and has been published in a limited edition.
12. October 2019
Uta Grosenick is the new publisher of edition cantz. Since autumn 2019, she has been building the head office in Berlin. With her knowledge of the art scene and the art market, she uses her experience in book making and in the programmatic direction of art book publishers. Grosenick worked as an exhibition organizer and curator at renowned art museums in Germany before devoting herself to the conception and production of books and catalogs. Between 1999 and 2006 she published numerous overview volumes and monographs on contemporary art at Taschen Verlag and became program manager for art at DuMont in 2006. In 2010 she co-founded Distanz publishing and worked there until summer 2019 as its publisher.