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Boabooks (33 titles)
 

Geneva
Boabooks is a publishing house specialized in high quality contemporary art books and multiples founded by Izet Sheshivari in 2008 and established in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
2017
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For her show at Mamco, the French artist borrowed from the museum collections to reinterpret a series of artworks by Imi Knoebel, Steven Parrino, Frank Stella, John M. Armleder, Luciano Fabro, Robert Filliou, and Christian Robert-Tissot. Both a catalogue and an artist's book, this publication replays the exhibition much like a snapshot collection.

2017
English edition
In (a, b, c) Ulises Carrión presents one if his early linguistic exercises in English, originally handwritten in green ink in 1972. The author observes and explores the structure of the sonnet. He develops fourteen interrelated sequences, which he uses as a key to codify a narrative. The text of each poem follows the schematic order of its title.

2017
English edition
Publication reproducing one of Carrión's early linguistic exercises in English language, in which the conceptual artist dissects names of musical instruments to make sound appear.

2017
English edition
Facsimile of the seminal magazine created by Ulises Carrión and Cres, originally published in 1979. In this photographic book—one of very few of Carrion's entire practice—the author is very critical about his own affiliation with the mail art movement. The book presents a series a photographs of his calling card filing box, which the author juxtaposes with witty and poignant captions.

2017
English edition
This publication stems from The Devil's Peak (in beige), an installation created in the Californian desert of Amboy by Maxime Bondu and Bureau A (Leopold Banchini & Daniel Zamarbide). The project deals with how the absence of water conditions life in the desert.

2017
English edition
The Liberated Page is an international union based in Geneva, Switzerland, which aims to support and promote the critical and intellectual dissemination of artists' books and independent editions across the world. A collective study gatheringthe thoughts of the union's actors on contemporary books and publishing (with Jungle Books, Footnotes, Edition Patrick Frey, Cadrat Éditions, Kodoji Press, edition fink, Nieves...).

2017
Rrr reproduces typewritten pages written by conceptual artist Ulises Carrión in 1972. In his early linguistic exercises, Carrión played with the notion of learning by sounds and poetry. By creating his own onomatopoeia and sequences of repetition, he expresses his playful attitude towards poetry.

2015
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
This collection of photographs was made following an assignment commissioned to eight photographers from eight different neighbourhoods in Geneva. Their photographs were initially exhibited on billboards for the “Vis-à-vis” event. The editorial process resulted in a book on its own, in which various gazes “derive” within their own variations of urban space.

2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
Miriam Sturzenegger's Renovieren is a compilation of texts about space, time, and the relationship between them, as well as with her work.

2015
French edition
Artist's book presenting a hundred fictional texts based on works from the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain (FCAC) of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

2015
English edition
temporarily out of stock
For this artist's book, Izet Sheshivari used three different photographic technologies to produce this selection of landscape images which play with the codes of classic road movies.

2015
English edition
A series of photographs by Izet Sheshivari made on the island of Fårö, where Bergman shot numerous films (newspaper).

2015
English edition
A facsimile edition of a fanzine originally published in 1977. It gathers sculptures and fluxus' objects from Laurence Whitfield.

2014
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temporarily out of stock
Artist's book.

2014
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
temporarily out of stock
Different “augmented” perspectives from a visit of Giorgio de Chirico's flat.

2014
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A new reappropriation of Ed Ruscha's Various Small Fires and Milk (signed and numbered artist's book).

2014
English edition
A mapping of ephemeral architecture built during the siege of the Maiden Place in Kiev: a project by Bureau A, Leopold Banchini & Daniel Zamarbide (CH) with Burø, Sergey Ferley (UA), bewteen architecture, design, graphic design and political pamphlet.

2014
English edition
12 typescripts of concrete poetry (signed and numbered artist's book).

2013
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Artist's book.

2013
English edition
An artist's book thought of as a supplementary edition to the artist's previous book as well as an extension of a performance set in MoMa PS1 in 2013.

2013
Susan Hiller's postcard alphabet.

2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
A modern reinterpretation of the subject of the Holy Grail (artist's book).

2013
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Artist's book (newspaper).

2012
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Frédéric Post's picture discs homemade with glued (artist's book).

2012
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Artist's book.

2012
English edition
An inventory of gestures of artists who deliberately destroyed their own works.

2011
texts in English and German
This artist's book gathers the most varied iconographic documentation (cut-outs of press images, film stills, snippets of books and film scripts) randomly built around the notion of solidarity in socialists movements.

2011
English edition
temporarily out of stock
A typographic composition inspired by Shining accursed writer's manuscript in which only appears one sentence, constantly repeated: “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

2011
bilingual edition (English / French)
“Galerie J Chronology” is witness not only to a curatorial activity related to interfering within the simultaneous exhibition openings in a cosmopolite neighborhood in Geneva, but also to future paths for the Galerie J association.

2011
English edition
A loose-leaf artist's book working as an extension and exegesis of Bürner's film Leaves.

2010
bilingual edition (English / German)
Artist's book: a sculptural approach to Miriam Sturzenegger's drawings.

2010
Perroquet tout s'écroule band's musics isn't recorded on data carriers. This “album” (a monograph) is therefore a collection of graphic productions made by the group.

2009
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
This publication documents one year of projects at Loge—a curatorial platform located in the artistic center PROGR, Bern—in a context of financial pressure brought by the city of Bern due to commercial interests.