KODA Publishing champions art historical scholarship through print and online publications, exploring the work of mid-career socially engaged artists. KODA’s historical and scholarly publications are of great importance to an artist’s career, as they often provide an in-depth view of how an artist’s work has been evolving over an extended period of time, across several bodies of work. For example, our survey exhibition catalogues focus on the past 5-15 years of the artist’s career.

KODA centers the views and voices of artists. We invite art historians, curators, arts professionals, activists, sociologists, anthropologists, students, and other academics, to contextualize the works of art, and undertake investigation into the nature of socially conscious conversations the artists we work with inspire.

Types of publications:

  • Survey exhibition catalogues

  • Interviews with artists

  • Commissioned essays

  • Arts education

  • Zines

Editorial focus: socially engaged art, social practice, social justice, community engagement, conceptual art, decolonizing.

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Hidemi Takagi: Stories

Through her social practice residency with KODA, Brooklyn-based Japanese artist Hidemi Takagi presents an exhibition catalogue featuring long time Brooklyn residents. Takagi’s community based work, honors the lives and stories of migrant and minority communities, preserves memories of everyday citizens who deserve representation. Over-saturated photographs and essays pay homage to Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy, but more specifically to the spaces central to social life (The Barbershops), the artist’s neighbors (The Bed-Stuy Social ’Photo’ Club), and residents of senior apartment residents (Hello, it’s me).

With contribution by Jamel Shabazz, and essays by Eva Mayhabal Davis, Saijah Williams, and Jim Furlong.


Limited edition of 200, will be available in multiple locations and selected distribution centers in all 5 NYC boroughs.

Release date: January 27, 2021

Type of publication: Survey exhibition catalogue.

Price: US $20.00 print or downloadable.

View only digital version is made accessible below and provided out of charge.