Recent Publications

Jesse Ball: Sleep, Death’s Brother

Sleep, Death’s Brother is an instruction manual on dreaming that is intended for children or incarcerated persons. It enables such individuals to learn to luc...

Pioneer Works Journal

Published once a year, Pioneer Works Journal is our magazine with readings that encompass art, music, science, and alternative education. In Pioneer Works Jour...

Primary Interactions

Primary Interactions illustrates the artist’s preliminary experiences as an immigrant in New York and the resulting observations of social, political, and cul...

On: Derrick Adams

Released as an accompaniment to ON, a solo exhibition of new work and performance from Derrick Adams, this small run publication features the essay Transmissio...

Intercourse #4

Sweater weather is turning into coat weather. The office dog is trying to steal your cough drops. You’re becoming convinced that the only way to keep up with ...

Intercourse #3

This thermal wearing, company-keeping, soul-warming winter edition is like philosophy without the jargon, Internet without the boredom, solipsism without the se...

Intercourse #2

Issue 2 features essays on a hypothetical footbridge between Brooklyn and Governors Island; a high school project called Foxfire that became the inadvertent gui...

Intercourse #1

Gibby Haynes of Butthole Surfers talks with Andrew Vanwyngarden of MGMT, and Sam Hayes interviews Bob Colacello. Artists Ernesto Caivano, Sara VanDerBeek, Benja...

Molly Lowe: Redwood

Published on the occasion of Molly Lowe’s exhibition Redwood, her first institutional solo exhibition in the US, this publication features a forward by curato...

Jesse Ball: Notes on My Dunce Cap

A text for teachers who want to reconsider hierarchy in their classrooms and for those curious about education as a context for creativity and collaboration. Dr...

Charles Harlan
Flood

Published to coincide with Flood, Charles Harlan’s first institutional solo exhibition in the US, this small-run publication features the essay “Strange Uti...

Charles Harlan
Flood (Artist Edition)

Published to coincide with Flood, Charles Harlan’s first institutional solo exhibition in the US, this small-run, artist edition publication features the essa...

Jesse Ball: Learn by Accident (Poster)

YOUR MIND IS A NET DRAGGED RANDOMLY THROUGH DAYS AND HOURS + YOU CAN HARDLY TRY TO CATCH ANYTHING + INSTEAD SEE WHAT YOU HAVE CAUGHT IN IT + EXAMINE WHAT IS THE...

Tongue Stones

A fully-illustrated Pioneer Works publication featuring essays by Clara Halpern, Laura McLean-Ferris, and individual artist projects accompanies Tongue Stones (...

Kenan Juska: ‘Daily Operation’

Artist and co-founder of the radio program and DJ collective “Chances with Wolves,” Kenan Juska, from March 2005 to November 2008 created sequential collage...

Ernesto Caivano: ‘Settlements’

Ernesto Caivano’s book, Settlements, accompanied the artist’s survey of selected works from 2002-2013 at Pioneer Works in Spring of 2013. The publication co...

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The Pioneer Works publishing department produces an annual magazine as well as books, music records, pamphlets, and exhibition catalogs.

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