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JRP|Editions – Bureau des Vidéos (DVD)
The sixth volume of the “Archives” series, which is dedicated to landmark exhibitions and curatorial practices, brings together two films by Belgian filmmaker Jef Cornelis on the opening of the Castello di Rivoli in 1985, whose inaugural exhibition was conceived by curator Rudi Fuchs, and the 1987 edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster, organized by Kasper König and Klaus Bussmann.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
Why has there been so much interest in “surplus value” in recent years? In “The Outside Can't Go Outside”, artist Merlin Carpenter considers how this term has been inserted into contemporary art theory following the financial crisis of 2007/8.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
A compendium of essays, scripts, poems, and proposals compiled by the anonymous collective Studio for Propositional Cinema for their eponymous show at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover. It investigates notions of script and staging in exhibition display. It features reknowned contributors such as Paul Chan, Keren Cytter, Irena Haiduk, John Miller, Cally Spooner, Lawrence Weiner et Christopher Williams.

bilingual edition (English / French)
La Panacée
Collection of essays by Nicolas Bourriaud on the protean, poetic and Rabelaisian Swedish artist Erik Dietman.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.

French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
The first publication to pay tribute to Ambroise Vollard the Reunionese and to the exceptional gift made to his island in 1947, exhibited at the Léon Dierx museum.

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Florence Loewy
A timeless photographic ballad, through a few shots taken in the archeology museum in Athens.

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Christophe Daviet-Théry
Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo in Madrid invited Oriol Vilanova to intervene in the center's collection of graphic works. Developing its reflections on the modalities of exhibitions, Vilanova collected and exhibited empty window cases from Madrid's museums.

English edition
Shelter Press – Livres
This publication documents a work by David Horvitz made on the occasion of a Bas Jan Ader-themed exhibition in Holland in 2012. Annoyed by the curators, Horvitz literally disappeared one month before the show, leaving all his belongings and quitting social media. He returned on the exhibition's closing day, and explained his piece to the curators.

English edition
JRP|Editions – Monographies
Since 2008, Walead Beshty photographs the art people he works with at every stage of his projects. This first volume features a gallery of black and white portraits spanning from 2008 to 2012.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
Merlin Carpenter investigates the status of the midcareer artist with a conceptual project involving the exhibition of transit blankets. The publication documents these works and related gallery shows, in addition with texts by Kunsthalle Bern director Valérie Knoll and artist Sam Lewitt.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Helke Bayrle has—on her own initiative—filmed the installations of exhibitions that have been held at Portikus since the end of 1992. This catalogue features more than 1,000 film stills, a full index of the recorded exhibitions, as well as texts by curators and deans who worked at Städelschule and Portikus over the years.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Paraguay Press
Publication based on the eponymous film by Etienne Chambaud and Vincent Normand in which the authors develop the concept of the “Decapitated Museum.” The voice-over in the film has been made into a one-edition book, which was rephotographed according to the technique the authors used to make the film. The outcome is a photography book that is as much a text document than an imaginary scene.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
Filmed inside a series of empty museum galleries across Paris, Ali Cherri's Somniculus articulates the tension between the lives of dead objects and the living world that surrounds them—thus highlighting their ideological value. This publication accompanies and complete the Lebanese artist's video project.

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

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
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.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
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.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
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.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
Artistic practices in New York's alternative art spaces (1969-1985).

French edition
Captures – Monographies & livres d'artiste
Study book made by artist George Trakas in response to a commission issued by inhabitants of the Lamelouze commune in the southern French region of Gard, north of Alès (as part of the “New Patrons” program, initiated and supported by the Fondation de France).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
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.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A story of the Grévin wax museum in Paris from 1881 to 1921.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.

English edition
Christophe Daviet-Théry
temporarily out of stock
Starting from the art collection of the museum M in Leuven, Vilanova reflects on the artof exhibiting and explores display modes from showcases to postcards.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
A compilation of insightful, first-hand accounts of art making, art criticism, and exhibition organizing from the early-1970s to the present.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Creating Bob: a food truck with a living, warm and hospitable public purpose, set close to Lille-Europe Train Station and commissioned as part of the “New Patrons” program.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Since the set up of Xavier Veilhan's The Monster in the center of Tours in 2004, the statue has been subject to various cultural appropriation by the locals. This book aims to document both the development of the project as part of the New Patrons program as well as the life of the statue within the city.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A collection of interviews with artists and curators.

English edition
Archive Books
A collection of essays and interviews on the issue of curatorship in contemporary art with Pierre Restany, Zoran Kržišnik, Harald Szeemann, Daniel Buren, Charles Esche and Walter Benjamin.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
Theater of Exhibitions analyzes “art after the end of art,” questioning whether inherited frameworks of making, theorizing, and exhibiting art still apply to contemporary practice.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
In 69 / 96, Fredi Fischli, Niels Olsen and Bob Nickas enter an inter-generational dialog about exhibitions that is both personal and art historical, presenting works from 1969 and 1996 (catalogue).

English edition
Archive Books
Summer Winter East West discusses Martin Beck's engagement with display not only as a tool of presentation but also as a form of communication—within and beyond the realm of the exhibition.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
€38.00 €17.00
Le Jardin hospitalier documents Jyll Bradley's eponymous site-specific artwork produced in April 2015 under the auspices of the Fondation de France's New Patrons program, at Hospital Roger Salengro in Lille, France. The artist has transformed a 100m long, window-less corridor into an immersive installation—a promenade—with black-lit photographs, literary texts and tactile sculptural elements

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A documentation on Claude Closky's artwork commissioned by the Paste association as part of the New Patrons program.

French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A review of three commissioned works executed by artist Nicolas Floc'h in isolated communities in Santiago, Chile, Rennes, and Tours, France, as part of the New Patrons program.

French edition
(SIC) – Vase
L'Écart et l'Accolade gathers 23 texts of various kinds dedicated to contemporary artists, artistic practices, the art critic, exhibitions and curatorial activities.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
Uses and Utopias – The Exhibition in the Pre-Revolutionary Russian Avant-Garde: an essay on the exhibition practice in Russia in the years 1910-1920, and in particular on the relationship between exhibition and public space in the projects of the historical avant-gardes.

French edition
JRP|Editions – Coéditions Maison Rouge
The never-before-published selection of Carlo Scarpa's writings and illustrations (photographs, architectural plans, sketches, etc.): an invaluable tool to understanding exhibition history and the importance of the architectural conception of exhibitions.

original version, subtitles in English and French
JRP|Editions – Bureau des Vidéos (DVD)
The fourth title in the “Archives” series, which is dedicated to landmark exhibitions and curatorial practices, and provides sources and moving images to the growing field of research of curatorial studies and exhibition history.

English edition
JRP|Editions – Hapax (poche)
Curating A-Z.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Fiction
The novel by Brian O'Doherty, written from the perspective of the Chevalier d'Eon (1728-1810), who lived as both man and woman, French spy and European celebrity, reveals the radical modernity of one of the eighteenth century's most mysterious figures.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Nero
A book that documents an oral presentation given by Pierre Bal-Blanc to a jury of professionals, as part of his application to curate the 7th Berlin Biennale. Devised as an exhibition in several acts, the session adheres to the rules of a score performed by its author or by a third party.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
The history and posterity of François Mathey (1917-1993), a singular curator with the destiny of a romantic hero, a major figure in the promotion of contemporary art and a pioneer of artistic heritage.

original version, subtitles in English and French
JRP|Editions – Bureau des Vidéos (DVD)
A summer of art.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A new model of action to invent new modes of art production and exchange by establishing a direct dialogue between the artist, the citizen-commissioner and the cultural mediator, outside the museum and apart from the art market.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Interview with Emilio López-Menchero around a commissioned work executed by the artist as part of the New Patrons program.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
last available copies!
The catalogue of a cycle of exhibitions that took place over the course of four years, from a reflection on the notion of the “mediation” of artworks (withDavid Lamelas, Benoit Maire, Dominique Petitgand, Giasco Bertoli, Robert Breer, Esther Ferrer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Ben Kinmont, Jirí Kovanda, Martha Rosler...).

French edition
MAMCO – Histoire à l'essai & archives contemporaines
€20.00 €10.00
The collection of "critical dreams" made and transcribed by the art critic and curator Jean-Max Colard between 2005 and 2013, nocturnal side of his regular writing on art activity.

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