The Foreigners Stand Still


Published by NERO

Edition of 1000


30,00 €


The book, published on occasion of Seb Patane’s solo show, The Foreigners Stand Still, should be considered a narrative book. A single chapter corresponds to each work, within which the artist creates – through a collage of images and texts – a constellation of personal events, historical and actual events, sometimes invented, which inspired every artwork.


Texts by Niccolò Ammaniti, W. Holt-White, Seb Patane, Susan Janet and Steven Bailey, Paul Giovanni, Patrick Leagas, CCCP Fedeli alla linea






Friday, February 21st

from 6:30 to 8:30 pm


X Marks the Bökship

210 / Unit 3 Cambridge Heath Road

London E2 9NQ



Fondazione Giuliani and NERO are pleased to announce the launch on Friday, February 21st of The Foreigners Stand Still, the new artist’s book by Seb Patane. The book presentation will take place in London at X Marks the Bökship.


This book could be contemplated as a kind of narrative in which each chapter corresponds to a specific artwork. Through a collage of images and texts, the artist creates a constellation of personal, historical and actual events, sometimes invented, which inspired each work.


The catalogue has been published in conjunction with Patane’s 2013 exhibition The Foreigners Stand Still, at Fondazione Giuliani in Rome, curated by the Foundation’s director Adrienne Drake. At the launch, the book will be sold at the special price of 10 GBP, and signed by the artist.


X Marks the Bökship is a bookshop and project space for independent publishers in London, UK which specialises in small press publications by artists and designers. It promotes contemporary publishing activity through book launches, events and production resources that bring together individual practitioners in order to create a local publishing community.