NERO is an international publishing house devoted to art, criticism and contemporary culture. Founded in Rome in 2004, it publishes artists’ books, catalogs, editions and essays.

NERO explores present and future imaginaries beyond any field of specialization, format or code – as visual arts, music, philosophy, politics, aesthetics or fictional narrations – extensively investigating unconventional perspectives and provocative outlooks to decipher the essence of this ever changing reality.

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00153 – Rome

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Vice Versa Art Books
Anagram Books
DAP – Distributed Art Publishers
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Heads of Content:
Valerio Mannucci, Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti

Creative Director:
Francesco de Figueiredo

Editor at large:
Luca Lo Pinto

Sara Catenacci, Tijana Mamula, Valerio Mattioli, Corrado Melluso

News Editor:
Giulia Crispiani

Federico Antonini, Elisa Chieruzzi, Lorenzo Curatola, Olivia Lynk

Administration and Production:
Micaela Doti, Linda Lazzaro

Francesca Coluzzi

Badlands Unlimited
“ ”#5 Badlands Unlimited (Act 1)
Badlands Unlimited is a three-act play written by Badlands Unlimited. Set behind the scenes of an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, the play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.
Julieta Aranda, Chus Martínez, Trevor Paglen and José Luis de Vicente speculate on the future of politics and Art-making
Hugo Canoilas, Love the sunset and dawn, because there's nothing more useless than that, 2015 (detail)
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Not is a series of books published in Italian by NERO. It includes essays and genre-bending fiction in the fields of philosophy, pop culture, politics, art and speculative thinking, with the aim of bringing globally discussed themes and narrations into the Italian cultural debate.

Among our authors: Mark Fisher, Franco “Bifo” Berardi, Donna Haraway, Timothy Morton, Basma Abdel Aziz, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Alexandre Laumonier, Kenneth Goldsmith, Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams.

Engineering the World, Crafting the Mind