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Artists' Writings
2017
French edition
The tenth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1982-2004): the publication gathers texts, interviews, and correspondences on ethics, as well as a series of interviews on cross-cutting themes and projects. It features also a chronology, a list of exhibitions, and a bibliography.

Artists' Writings
2017
French edition
The second volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1970-1979): five texts from the 1970s which highlight the influence of semiology (de Saussure, Barthes, Levi-Strauss…). on Zaugg's theoretical thought and practice.

Artists' Writings
2017
French edition
The fifth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1980-2005): a series of texts of utmost importance, related to the great pictorial and philosophical researches of the 1980s. Alongside these texts, the publication features a collection of interviews and letters to friends, colleagues, art dealers, curators, and art collectors.

Artists' Writings
2017
French edition
The sixth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1982-1993): featuring some of the most influential texts written by the Swiss artist on art museum.

Artists' Writings
2017
French edition
The seventh volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1984-2004): the publication brings together texts that formulate a practice and a criticism of exhibition that goes beyond genres and mediums, using concrete projects in given architectonic situations.

Artists' Writings
2017
French edition
The heighth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1988-1989): a portrait of Jean-Christophe Ammann.

Artists' Writings
2017
French edition
The ninth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1986-2005): a reflection on the artist's projects for public spaces, illustrated with personal statements and sketches.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition
This reader brings together American and French scholars to discuss the recent paradigmatic shifts from anthropocentric theories toward new models of realism, objectivity, and even metaphysics, occurring in the realm of contemporary art and philosophy—with the school of thought called New Existentialism as a guiding topic.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
The interplay of literature and contemporary art.

Art History
2017
French edition
A biographical essay on the Baroque Brazilian architect and sculptor from the 18th century, Aleijadinho.

Art History
2017
French edition
Artistic practices in New York's alternative art spaces (1969-1985).

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition
A collection of texts by researchers, artists and critics, exploring Morgan Fisher's filmography in relation to his other artistic practices.

Contemporary art
2017
English edition
Monograph dedicated to the Californian artist, whose work takes the city of Los Angeles as both iconographic source and main subject. This well documented and illustrated publication offers a chronological overview of Israel's heterogeneous projects—paintings, flashmobs, a brand of eyewear and its related advertising, a talk-show, interviews, webseries, sculptures, a movie—each introduced by a short text from the artist.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
This work is the result of a historiographical research work carried out to revive the highlights of the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève since its creation in 1974 to the present day. Articulated in two sections, the book traces, through nearly 500 richly illustrated pages, the singular history and the moments of grace of the first Kunsthalle of French-speaking Switzerland.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
Art criticism: historical approach and current practices

Contemporary art
2017
French edition
Publication documenting an interactive installation by Samuel Bianchini commissioned by the Maison du geste et de l'image in Paris as part of the “New Patrons” program.

Art History
2017
French edition
Postmodernism and gift culture: everyday objects in contemporary art since the 1960s.

Art History
2017
French edition
This study addresses the scope of the use of found objects and garbage by the Nouveaux Réalistes in the 1960s.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition
Drawing on examples from France and the United States, this publication offers a multidisciplinary reflection on a new type of engagement of art in democracy, renewing relationships between creation, culture and society (adaptated from a French publication on the New Patrons's activities, updated with contributions from the Anglo-American intellectual scene).

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
Reference monograph dedicated to the pioneer of digital poetry in France, including documentation illustrating recent projects as well as all theoretical texts on digital poetry written by Donguy from 1984 to 2015.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
Reference monograph dedicated to the pioneer of digital poetry in France, including documentation illustrating recent projects as well as all theoretical texts on digital poetry written by Donguy from 1984 to 2015.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A collection of essays exploring the current contemporary art scene through the analysis of the works of ten artistic figures of the present days.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
An history of assemblage art in California from 1950 to 1970.

Performing & sound arts
2017
French edition
New expanded edition of a major text by the American choreographer-dancer.

Art History
2017
French edition
Edgar Degas and the rediscovery of monotyping in the 19th century.

Art History
2017
French edition
The first French translation of Yve-Alain Bois' reference study on modernism

Art History
2017
French edition
A story of the Grévin wax museum in Paris from 1881 to 1921.

Art History
2017
French edition
An essay conceived as an intellectual portrait of the German writer, psychologist and art theorist Karl Philipp Moritz, whose purpose is to investigate the relationships between aesthetics, psychology and anthropology in the second half of the 18th century, and the importance of their simultaneous development for the debates about art after 1800.

Art History
2017
French edition
Rereading L'Origine du monde and the relationship between Gustave Courbet and James Whistler.

Theory
2017
French edition
Common sense: a philosophical investigation (after Alfred North Whitehead).

Performing & sound arts
2017
French edition
This historical essay assesses the impact of Dadaist ballet Relâches on the French artistic community by restoring the historical context that has transformed the collaboration of Picabia, Satie and Börlin into a unique event in the history of dance and performance.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition
An interdisciplinary reflection on the new figures of subjectivity in the digital age.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
English edition

Performing & sound arts
2017
English edition
A collection of original essays focusing on the specific interaction of dance and drawing during the second half of the 20th century.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
First retrospective monograph dedicated to the “agency” created in 1984 by Jean-François Brun, Dominique Pasqualini and Philippe Thomas: an immersion into the collective's history through numerous press archives and exhibition views. The publication also includes an unpublished interview with Brun and Pasqualini, and a glossary.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Third publication in the framework of the “Transphère” Exhibition cycle, this catalogue documents a work by Rei Naito, a Japanese artist who has built an international reputation with her minimalist and conceptual creations. The installation Émotions de croire (The emotion of belief) is a moving reflection on the atomic bomb, and a place of mourning and hope.

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
First monograph dedicated to guitarist and singer Keiji Haino—the cursed angel of the Japanese underground rock scene, with a previously unpublished CD (Haino solo & Fushitsusha).

Avant-gardes
2017
French edition
A critical analysis of Hijikata Tatsumi's Butoh dance.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
Different perspectives (art history, philosophy, photography, film, architecture, history of science...) on the heterogeneous forms the discourse of pictures can take (an anthology).

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A biographical essay which explores the origins and influences of Charlemagne Palestine, as well as themes related to his life and artistic practice—spirituality, music, performance, avant-gardism—together with an acute analysis of his main works. The study is followed by an interview with the artist, which provides a clever balance between personal anecdotes and reflection.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
The avant-garde of the 1990s.

Performing & sound arts
2017
French edition
A collection of original essays focusing on the specific interaction of dance and drawing during the second half of the 20th century.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.

Contemporary art
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph.

Performing & sound arts
2017
French edition
Luc Ferrari's writings, most of them previously unpublished.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
A collection of texts by researchers, artists and critics, exploring Morgan Fisher's filmography in relation to his other artistic practices.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
Three textual pieces on Kafka, Sade, and Lautréamont, inspired by the author's dreams and nocturnal readings.

Criticism, theory & documents
2017
French edition
24 unpublished letters by Gustave Courbet.

Contemporary art
2017
French edition
Documentation around 17 commissioned artworks set in middle schools, as part of the Percent for Art Program established in the French Department of Seine-Saint-Denis.

Avant-gardes
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Reference catalogue that examines the notion of Art Brut in a time of new technologies. The first section of the volume features a selection of essays by specialists; the second and richly illustrated section introduces the works of 28 iconic or emerging artists.

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