Athénée Press works closely with contemporary artists to create research-driven books that explore the intersection between site, language, and cultural memory. Focusing on a single book every two years, this time and labor-intensive publication process relies on the collective knowledge of spoken narratives, rumored histories, private archives, and imagined futures. 

Founded in 2015, Athénée Press publications have received design awards from AIGA; grants from the Bancomer Foundation in Mexico and Sharjah Art Foundation; and press coverage from Art in America and National Public Radio. Publications have been highlighted through public programs at kurimanzutto gallery in Mexico City and Artists Space in New York, and catalyzed major exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum and Museo Amparo in Puebla. 

Printed in limited editions, Athénée Press books are available online via Buró-Buró and can be found at both museum shops and independent bookstores like Marfa Book CompanyMcNally Jackson, and EXIT La Librería. Through regular donations, we are proud to support Art Resources Transfer’s Distribution to Underserved Communities Library Program, which distributes books on contemporary art and culture to public schools, libraries, prisons, and alternative education centers nationwide, free of charge.

Publications

Beverly Buchanan, 1978–1981
Park McArthur
with contributions by Beverly Buchanan, Alice Lovelace, and Lowery Stokes Sims
Editor: Jennifer Burris Staton
Design: Jake Hobart
2015

Total Destruction of the National Museum of Anthropology / Destrucción total del Museo Nacional de Antropología
Eduardo Abaroa
with contributions by Mariana Botey, Abraham Cruzvillegas, James Oles, Francisco Reyes Palma, Sandra Rozental, and Daniel Garza Usabiaga
Editor: Jennifer Burris Staton
Design: Blair Richardson/MiniSuperStudio
2017  

The Chance Event, wherein…
Becket Mingwen Flannery
with contributions by Jean Baudrillard, Luis Bauz, and Chris Kraus
Editor: Jennifer Burris Staton
Design: Jake Hobart
2019 (forthcoming)  

Crating the World: Displaced Myths, Desires, and Meanings
Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn
with contributions by Ariella Azoulay, Michael Barrett, Ulrika Fink, Åsa Bharathi Larsson, Wayne Modest, Gabrielle Moser, and Vincent Normand
Editor: Rado Ištok
Design: Blair Richardson/MiniSuperStudio
2019 (forthcoming)

© Athénée Press 2019