Review: nolde/kritik/documenta

24. January 2023

"The Düsseldorf conceptual artist Mischa Kuball has approached the matter with «forensic curiosity»: He wants to illuminate the Nolde myth, deconstruct the artist mystification. To this end, he has, as he says, been given a "carte blanche" not only for the documenta archiv, but above all for the Nolde Foundation in Seebüll, which administers Nolde's estate."

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Preview Spring 2023

24. January 2023

At DCV, we welcome our second spring as an independent publishing venture with three major monographs: Michael Sailstorfer and Gabriel Vormstein are featured with imposing surveys of their oeuvres of the past two decades. As Gregor Hildebrandt puts it succinctly: A Blink of an Eye and the Years Are Behind Us. Time is also key—indeed, of existential importance—for the 1UP crew and Moses & TapsTM. The art critic Larissa Kikol shadowed the graffiti artists as they roamed the city. Her book Signed is a thrilling report from a voyage beyond the bounds of permissible art.


Book signing: Claudia Fährenkemper – Kontextforschung / context research. 1980-2022

11. November 2022

TOMORROW, Saturday November 12, 2022 at 2 p.m.
Paris Photo 2022, Booth #F11
Grand Palais Éphémère
Pl. Joffre, 75007 Paris, France
This lavishly designed book, published together with DCV, is the first to gather works from Fährenkemper's entire oeuvre, which now spans four decades. The artist will sign the monograph during Paris Photo 2022.

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silke kästner

Finissage and Catalog Release: Silke Eva Kästner, Panta Rhei

26. August 2022

TODAY, 26.08.22. at 6 pm in Alte Feuerwache Berlin
Marlewskistrasse 6
10243 Berlin

Silke Eva Kästner creates temporary on-site paintings as well as conceptual pieces in which the viewer comes upon prepared materials and becomes part of—or even alters—the picture. Join the artist for the finissage of her exhibition FUJI and the presentation of her catalog Panta Rhei released together with DCV.

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Exhibition Opening: Dissonance. Platform Germany

21. July 2022

TODAY, 21.07.22. at 7 pm in Künstlerhaus Bethanien
Kottbusser Straße 10
10999 Berlin

DISSONANCE. Platform Germany, edited by Mark Gisbourne and Christoph Tannert, is a book published by DCV that presents eighty-one of the most significant painters living and working in Germany in the past two decades. Following the publication of the book, Künstlerhaus Bethanien is now presenting a first exhibition with 40 selected positions.

The exhibition is on view between July 22 – September 11, 2022.

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Artist of the Month: Dietmar Lutz

20. July 2022

"Düsseldorf-based painter Dietmar Lutz is known for his large-format works of art. They are reminiscent of the Impressionists as well as Hockney or Maria Lassnig. Lutz often uses the camera, and the photos are for him like a quick sketch."

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Preview Fall 2022

12. June 2022

Our new preview is here! After a successful spring and summer of 2022, DCV kicks off the fall season with many exciting books. Besides new illustrated tomes on the established art-market luminaries Shara Hughes and Ugo Rondinone, we are pleased to present the DCV debuts of a number of rising stars in the contemporary art. On top of that, our grand monograph on Michel Majerus accompanies the exhibition series held by eighteen renowned institutions which pays tribute to the artist on the twentieth anniversary of his untimely death.


Preview Spring 2022

7. January 2022

DCV’s spring program is chock full of highlights: a retrospective of David Hockney’s art in Vienna celebrates the artist on occasion of his 85th birthday, Francis Alÿs represents Belgium at the 59th Venice Biennale and we present a grand survey of the most important painters under 50 working in Germany today.


Review: Vera Mercer

6. January 2022

"Great still lifes following the rules of art: the new photo book by the Berlin photographer (born 1936), once again celebrates her delight in culinary themes and the staging of elaborate tableaux."

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Review: Fabian Treiber

17. November 2021

"Accompanying Fabian Treiber's exhibition "For A While Longer" is the catalog of the same name, produced in collaboration with his longtime friend and designer Nicolas Zupfer, with further essays and visuals."

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Vera Mercer at Villa Heike

6. November 2021

Berlin-born photographer Vera Mercer showed recently a selection of her new works – consisting of inkjet and platinum prints – at Villa Heike in Berlin. She also presented her new book of the same name, published by DCV in Berlin.

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Frankfurt Book Fair 2021

13. October 2021

This year's edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair will be held under presence again. DCV can be found with new publications in the booth Hall 3.1 C63/64.

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Cristina Lucas in Chemnitz

11. October 2021

"The Spanish artist Cristina Lucas is on show at the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz. Her opus magnum is the story of air raids on the civilian population."

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Preview Fall 2021

7. June 2021

Our third preview is here! Stay tuned for monographs on exciting artists, catalogs on new exhibitions, extensive catalogues raisonnés and selected limited editions.


Opening: Yael Bartana

7. June 2021

"At the core of Yael Bartana: Redemption Now is the commissioned video work "Malka Germania," which the artist produced at historically charged locations across Berlin." The accompanying publication is now available.

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First catalog of the Neue Nationalgalerie after reopening

23. February 2021

The architectural icon by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe will reopen its doors in late 2021 after several years of modernization work. The highlights of classical modernism from the holdings of the Nationalgalerie from 1900 to 1945 will be presented. The first catalog after the reopening of the Neue Nationalgalerie is titled "The Art of Society" and will be published by DCV.

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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.

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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.

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Recommendation: Courtesy

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.


Candida Höfer Editionen

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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taz preprint

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.

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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.

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John Bock

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.

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New Publisher

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.

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