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French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
forthcoming
Collection of texts.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
forthcoming
Collection of texts.

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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
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
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).

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
The museum of contemporary art in all its paradoxical characteristics.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
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.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
This book is the first compilation of the history of the Mamco; it offers a diachronic path through the institution's first 22 years of existence, from its foundation in 1994 up to 2016, and presents some one hundred exhibitions via illustrations, as well as a brief introductory text describing the characteristics and formats of the shows, and some of traces they have left in the collection.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This publication analyzes, from the perspective of hospitality, the curatorial within the current sociopolitical context through key topics concerning immigration, conditions along borders, and accommodations for refugees.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Exploring the relationship between the Situationist International and the museum.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Future Imperfect critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and future contexts for the production, dissemination, and reception of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Hubs and Fictions, originally a touring forum, invited international curators, writers, and producers to probe how fiction plays out in a globally distributed art-world ecology, and how infrastructures are invented against its background. This unconventional reader gathers documents, negotiations, and reflections from and on these conversations.

English edition
Shelter Press – Books
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
Archive Books
A collective survey on the current conditions of art and culture in Central and Eastern Europe.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
The 63rd edition of the Jahresring series—one of the longest continually published annual journals for contemporary art in Germany—focuses on the practice of curating in Southeast Asia, a region experiencing a time of increased global visibility as well as nation and institution building.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
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)
JRP|Ringier – Hapax
This publication extensively documents the exhibitions and activities of M/2, a local but emblematic example of an artist-run space founded at the end of the 1980s in Vevey, Switzerland.

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 – Contemporary art
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.

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

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

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 – 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
MAMCO – Historical essays & contemporary archives
This book is the first compilation of the history of the Mamco; it offers a diachronic path through the institution's first 22 years of existence, from its foundation in 1994 up to 2016, and presents some one hundred exhibitions via illustrations, as well as a brief introductory text describing the characteristics and formats of the shows, and some of traces they have left in the collection (also available in English).

French edition
Captures – Monographs & artist's books
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).

German edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
The role of infrastructure and logistics in today's art scene

German edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
A manual for public art projects in Zurich.

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
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.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
A reader examining the curatorial approaches of New Institutionalism—which emerged in the 1990s to reshape the art institution into a more democratic and egalitarian public sphere.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Cave is a series of publications dedicated to contemporary collecting. The first issue looks into the territory of the public collection considering it both a semantic ground for institutional collecting as well as political and cultural infrastructure.

English edition
Paraguay Press
This catalogue examines the role of the Museion Bolzano in the urban environment of Bolzano city in Italy by looking back at the museum's history and mission from the perspective of artists in all disciplines: architects, filmmakers, performers, musicians, composers, etc. These are joined by a number of major historical works that have inspired the exhibition throughout its conception and helped our understanding of museographic history.

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.

bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Ringier – Bureau des Videos (DVD)
Expanding its mapping of landmark exhibitions and curatorial history from the 1960s to today, the “Archives” series dedicates its fifth DVD to Sonsbeek, an art manifestation held in 1971 and 1986 in and around Arnhem (Netherlands). Mainly showcasing large installations and sculptures in natural surroundings, these two events are crucial to the history of outdoor exhibitions, shifting the boundaries of traditional sculpture.

bilingual edition (English / French)
a.p.r.e.s editions
Liaisons urbaines [Urban Connections] chronicles the development and implementation of an eponymous programme for enhancing public spaces in African cities by operations that combine urban planning and development, design, art and heritage.

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.

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.

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.

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

texts in English and French
miscellaneous
This reader brings together the first 8 issues of Postdocument, the magazine on exhibition photography.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
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
Roven – books
An historical study on the legitimation process of drawing in contemporary art and curatorial practices.

English edition
(SIC)
“Livre VI” of the (SIC) journal takes the form of a book by Dutch-speaking Belgian philosopher Dieter Lesage (director of RITS | School of Arts). “Art, Research and Politics. Essays in Curatorial Criticism (1999-2014)” spans fifteen years of Lesage's critical interventions in the field of art, politics, and culture, analyzing and unraveling curatorial rhetorics and strategies which during that period marked the so-called art world.

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).

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