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English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
This volume, published in parallel to Exhibiting the Moving Image, extends the inquiry into the history, theory and practice of exhibiting artists' cinema, video, installation as well as advertising films, by focusing on the domains of performance and of the “expanded arts.”

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This reader is the result of a series of public events, performances, and workshops which examined performative patterns and subvertive power in comedic and cartoonist practices.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Through archival research, this first monographic publication focuses on Ukeles's work ballets—a series of seven grand-scale collaborative performances involving workers, trucks, barges, and hundreds of tons of recyclables and steel—which took place between 1983 and 2012 in New York, Pittsburgh, Givors, Rotterdam, and Tokamachi.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
temporarily out of stock
I Want reviews the eponymous duo's double-projection film installation examining issues of gender, sexuality and performativity—and inspired by the words of punk poetess Kathy Acker and convicted whistle-blower Chelsea Manning.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
In specially commissioned essays, as well as interviews, archival material, and new texts by the artist, this first monograph addresses the in-depth investigation of Plender's research and artwork into educational models and their relation to social organization.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Performing & sound arts
Organised in 8 “episodes,” Brandon LaBelle's reference monograph guides us through a number of his installation works and scripts from 2003 to 2014, raising questions of space and community, and further, to the direction of the social and its political potential. Three essays and an interview, as well as the recording on CD of a recent live performance, complete the book.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
A manual / first monograph on Lara Favaretto's works comprising iconographic documentation and complementary essays by critics and specialists.

English edition
Peep-Hole Sheet
A selection of notes on Cally Spooner's forthcoming novel—shaped as a map of potential starts, plots and snippets of dialogue between possible characters.

English edition
Nero
This artist's book presents a series of polaroids taken from inside a moving car's trunk portraying a dream-like sunbathed Los Angeles landscape, or indeed, an image that is now firmly imprinted in the collective imagination—asphalt, cars and palm trees silhouetted against expansive skies.

bilingual edition (English / Polish)
Nero
The publication is the first comprehensive review of Oskar Dawicki's oeuvre. Trained as a painter, it was his practice as a performer and as a post-conceptualist with a singularly fatalistic slant that brought him into the public realm.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
My House is a Le Corbusier / Broken English is a two-sided book containing two different projects by Cristian Chironi. Intersecting and diverging, both projects raise questions surrounding communication, reading and interpretation and concomitant linguistic and socio-political implications. The double-cover book is divided into two specular sections so the reader can choose to begin with either of the projects.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Homeschooling (parental education) is at the center of the performance and video work by Angela Marzullo, who, in analyzing critical texts from the '60s and '70s, recreates them involving her two daughters as protagonists. The publication presents a decade of Marzullo's works, highlighting the evocative value and content of images and text.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
last available copies!
A Step Towards the Sea tells the relationship between the artist and Italy through a selection of installation views and video works. The accompanying DVD includes an unreleased film and a documentation on every actions carried out in Italy by Signer since the 1990s.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Bruno
A rich and diverse panorama of football gestures selected from newspapers' photographs dating from 1990 to 2010. The aesthetic classification of these gestures opens to wider reflections on sport as choreography and artistic performance.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Spike Art Quarterly
Special Trans-and Posthumanism Issue: curator's key by Anselm Franke, 1992's “Post Human” group show, Hans Scheirl's Dandy Dust, eating the future: a roundtable, how to become an alien, portraits of Ian Cheng, Stelarc and Hannah Perry, Bernhard Willhem on the perfect body of the future, Transformers: an essay by Bryan Droitcour, Elisa Ambrogio's music videos, Guyotat's Eden Eden Eden

bilingual edition (English / German)
Archive Books
temporarily out of stock
A collection of essays that imagines the migration of cultural signs across borders, of body language as the inalienable signs we carry with us, even if they are the only luggage we are able to carry. By placing history alongside artistic mutations, Body luggage asks questions of how avant-garde forms transmit or are provoked.

bilingual edition (English / French), original version, English / French subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions – Books-DVDs
A DVD-book which documents Korean artist Kimsooja's transfigurational installation at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, as part of the France-Korea year.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Inferno
Inferno sheds a sharp light on the news of contemporary art and scenes. In this issue: Yoko Ono, Fischli & Weiss, Trajal Harrell, Jodorowsky, Cindy Sherman, Sigmar Polke, Dance in New York, Berlin special feature, Philippe Parreno, Paul McCarthy, Ai Weiwei, Castellucci's Moses und Aron, Arty Lisbon, Lyon and Istanbul's Biennials, Winter-Spring 2016 program...

bilingual edition (English / French)
Inferno
The summer / automn issue, with Louise Bourgeois, Adel Abdessemed, Jan Fabre, Judy Chicago, Andres Serrano, Sara Favriau, Camille Henrot, Tino Sehgal, reviews of Angélica Liddell and Nadia Lauro plays, Brussels Kunstenfestival, festival d'Avignon, festival TransAmeriques…

bilingual edition (English / French)
MAMCO – Monographs
A complete documentation on Marnie Weber's first feature film, a strange kind of carnival that emerges from the American cultural repressed.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A richly documented publication (written contributions by artists and a thousand illustrations) celebrating a decade of art performance at French independent art-space Le Generateur.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This first monograph on French-Algerian artist and performer Carole Douillard spans her entire work from the end of the 1990s and invites us to reflect on her performative and non-material practice, interrogating the forms and issues of contemporary performance.

Sub Rosa
The new organic soundtrack creation by Francisco López inspired by trance rituals.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Performing & sound arts
last available copies!
Discourses, reflections and documents on performative and choreographic arts today.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Performing & sound arts
The history of the emergence and appropriation of the score in extra-musical domains (theater, dance, performance).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Performing & sound arts
First monograph.

French edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
The first monograph to offer an overview of Cointet's enigmatic and influential oeuvre (available in English edition).

French edition
Jannink – Wide Open
The big book of the LAC (Lieu d'Art Contemporain), the first private cultural center of the Reunion Island and an essential artistic place in the Indian Ocean.

French edition
Intervention – Catalogues and anthologies
A critical and visual testimony about a cultural and artistic exchange project between the two cities of Quebec and Bangkok.

French edition
Inter, art actuel
Canadian native art today

French edition
Inter, art actuel
Counterculture & cyberculture: exploring human potential from psychotropic substances to technological advances.

French edition
Inter, art actuel
Art magazines as exhibition objects and spaces.

French edition
Centre National de la Danse – Printed books
French dancer and choreographer reports on various relationships to the movement in dance, relying as much on classical and contemporary performances as on concepts borrowed from philosophers, linguists and art theorists.

French edition
Al Dante – Poetry & Literature
Religious crimes, Rosetta spacecraft, Hillary Clinton, workers' struggle in France, Calais jungle: a critical commentary of the news by poet Julien Blaine.

trilingual edition (English / Polish / French)
Intervention – Monographs and artists' books
This trilingual publication dedicated to the Polish artist and theorist deceased in 2014 emphasize his essential contribution to action art by gathering previously unpublished articles from his friends and colleagues in the contemporary art world. The authors recount his ideas, career and influence. Photos, reproductions of the artist's original articles and a DVD all serve to enrich this publication.

trilingual edition (English / Khmer / French)
Jeu de Paume
With Rubber Man (2015), Khvay responds to the colonial legacy of land use and its effects on Cambodia's indigenous forests and culture today.

texts in English, Norwegian, and French
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This richly illustrated edition presents the ten-year performance career of Bergen visual artist Agnes Nedregård, looking at her practice from a diversity of perspectives and media.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
The publication addresses performative artistic strategies as a lived practice of resistance in Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
A monograph / artists' book that engages with the recent film installations of Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz.

English edition
Errant Bodies – Audio Issues
The publication documents a project developed by artist Brandon LaBelle which attempts to instigate conversations between sound and architecture through a set of audio recordings of the artist's apartment in Berlin.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Comprehensive monograph.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
With Marie and William, Alex Cecchetti attempts to transpose the performative gesture in the space of the book.

English edition
Bat / <o> future <o>
A novel written orally by the artist Benjamin Seror.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
last available copies!
The exhibition Canto di strada placed Fulton's & Höpfner's work side by side identifying a common ground for comparison in a 14-day walking journey through the Supramonte and Gennargentu mountains in Sardinia. The artists undertook separate journeys, experiencing a total immersion in the harsh environment without even meeting each other. Their respective approaches have been documented in two separate booklets.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
Comprehensive monograph: the first survey of first generation Bauhaus artist Xanti Schawinsky's extraordinarily prolific output over the course of five decades.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
An introduction to Josef Bauer's oeuvre and practice.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Liz Magic Laser's recent works.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
The fourth cahier of Dora Garcia's Mad Marginal project brings together essays by international authors that develop different threads pertaining to artist Dora García's practice.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
New monograph.

bilingual booklet (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
Comprehensive monograph (second edition).

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