Our Mission

The Verlag für moderne Kunst is one of the top addresses for the leading topics, manifestations, and protagonists in contemporary art. In close collaboration with artists, galleries, and museums we accompany the book publishing process from careful planning to sophisticated design and high-quality production.

Our Vision

Founded in 1974 in Nürnberg, we now publish our program from our new location in Vienna since 2014. Our many award-winning publications clearly reflect more than 40 years of experience in art book production. Books by Verlag für moderne Kunst articulate topical discourses, they respond to controversial societal and artistic issues and phenomena of today. Parallel to the presentation of established positions, our publishing house also works with artists at the beginning of their career.

Our Spectrum

The range of topics we are dedicated to is as diverse as contemporary art: Hence, our program also includes architecture, design, photography, theatre, film, literature, and all affiliations in between. Thinking beyond disciplinary borders is central to our work, so we maintain an international network of experts and correspondents. Moreover, with our worldwide distribution network we can guarantee that books by Verlag für moderne Kunst are available all around the globe.

We are #artbooklovers.

Distribution Network

Because of its global distribution network the publishing house can act as a cooperation partner and ensure adequate advertising of the book as well as its international distribution. We collaborate with the American distribution company D.A.P. Art Publishers, the British distribution agency Cornerhouse as well as additional external agents in Germany and Europe. The above-mentioned distribution partners additionally dispose of their own representatives who present and advertise publications directly at museum shops and bookshops. In addition to the publication’s listing in our own leaflets, our publications are also listed and presented in our distribution firms’ leaflets. As a consequence we can guarantee you an optimum distribution of the publication on a national and international level.

Our publications can be ordered online or at your beloved book dealer. If you like to order please contact us or one of our international sales representatives or distributors.


Europe (except Great Britain and Switzerland)

LKG Leipziger Kommissions- und Großbuchhandelsgesellschaft mbH
An der Südspitze 1–12
04571 Rötha (Leipzig)
+49 34206 65107

Great Britain

Cornerhouse Publications HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place
M15 4FN Manchester
+44 161 2123466


155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor
NY 10013 New York
+1 212 6271999


Germany and Austria

Schwedenplatz 2/24
1010 Wien
+43 699 19 16 19 95

Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece & Cyprus

Bookport Associates
Via Luigi Salma 7
20094 Corsico
+39 02 4510-3601


Sebastian Graf - Graf Verlagsvertretungen GmbH
Uetlibergstraße 84
8045 Zürich
+41 44 46 34 228


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