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English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
First comprehensive monograph dedicated to minimalist pioneer and postcolonial artist Rasheed Araeen. The publication gives an overview of 60 years of career, encompassing Araeen's visual art, writing, editing, and curatorial work. It includes scholarly essays, surveys, and documentation spanning every aspects of the artist's oeuvre, from his early works to his political engagement to today's ongoing Homecoming series.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This study traces the history of a cultural and artistic landscape that has taken shape since the year 2000, with the Internet. Omar Kholeif aims to put into context a new language for seeing, feeling, and being that has emerged through post-millennial technologies, and argues for a nuanced understanding of the post-digital condition.

English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This leporello artist's book is the last iteration of an ever-mutating project by artist Tanaz Modabber. It reproduces a sixty-meter-long drawing which was also used in the past as a score, and as a referential mapping. The work also refers to the links between poetry, music, architecture, and politics in Iran.

English edition
Nero
A collection of selected images and conversations from the artist collective GCC's five-year WhatsApp archive.

English edition
Kaph Books
The first monograph of the artist, looking back at 20 years of artistic practice through her variable projects: paintings and drawings, installations, films and videos. The publication gathers texts by Patricia Falguières, Rabih Mroué, and Ghassan Salhab, as well as interviews with Lamia Joreige by Etel Adnan, Kader Attia, Lav Diaz, and Charbel Habre.

English edition
Centre d'édition contemporaine
Second in a trilogy of children's books, The Brutal Turtle tells the story of a Turtle wandering in the desert, trying to reach the animal farm. Facing cruel obstacles during his journey, he becomes angry and terrorizes the farm's people once he arrives at the farm. A tale on power's relativity, hate, violence, and on the importance to be nice.

English edition
Centre d'édition contemporaine
The last in a trilogy of children's books, this publication tells the story of a hamster stuck between the pages of a book. Wishing to escape to discover the animal farm, he will find the help of his own fleas. A story about caring and learning, by artist Keren Cytter.

English edition
ZamânZamân Books
This publication examines the place of Egyptian Modernist painter Hamed Abdalla in transnational modern art history. Mobilizing the personal archives and library of the artist, Arabecedaire reflects on Abdalla's journeys and influences, bringing to light a vast and rich body of material which guided his painting practice.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Kaph Books
The book “Fragments”, designed by Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet as an installation, coupled with a performance, is inspired by a family legend about Tabet's great-grand-father. The book accompanies an exhibition at the Kunstverein in Hamburg.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Kaph Books
This publication gathers a series of photographs made during the artist's formative years. Between 2004 and 2008, Nadim Asfar photographed anonymous passersby from the balcony of his studio in Beirut. As faceless figures cast shadows under the hard city light, heading in undisclosed directions, their narratives are only announced, never told.

bilingual edition (English / French)
ZamânZamân Books
This catalogue examines the strategies deployed by Iraqi contemporary artists to reinvent their heritage, after decades of wars. Focusing on archives, historical collections, and databases, these artists celebrate a visual culture that resists erasure. The publication includes a critical apparatus and detailed presentations of the artists.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Artist Oraib Toukan presents an informal register of modernist Palestinian architecture—an assemblage of images and stories collected from 2013 to 2015 in the cities of Nablus, Ramallah, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Jericho.

Sub Rosa
temporarily out of stock
This compilation features traditional songs that originate from the city of Sanaa, the sheikdom of Lahej, and the port of Aden. The term samar, which is the title of the compilation' second part, describes the delicious, luxury time when people gather for relaxation, refreshment and music. Music performed by the Kawkabani brothers and oudh player Hassan al Zabeede.

Sub Rosa
This compilation features traditional songs that originate from the city of Sanaa, the sheikdom of Lahej, and the port of Aden. The term samar, which is the title of the compilation' second part, describes the delicious, luxury time when people gather for relaxation, refreshment and music. Music performed by the Kawkabani brothers and oudh player Hassan al Zabeede.

French edition
ZamânZamân Books
This publication examines the place of Egyptian Modernist painter Hamed Abdalla in transnational modern art history. Mobilizing the personal archives and library of the artist, Arabécédaire reflects on Abdalla's journeys and influences, bringing to light a vast and rich body of material which guided his painting practice.

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
This publication comprises a series of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians, and writers who are in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo.

English edition
Sternberg Press – E-flux journal
In this treatise, Jalal Toufic investigates the arts as the privileged site of thinking and confronts his thoughts with texts taken from the traditional religions and mystics of the past.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
The catalogue of the Pavilion of Iraq at the 57th Venice Biennale, this book presents eight Iraqi artists of different generations, together with work made by Francis Alÿs when he was embedded with a battalion of Peshmerga near Mosul, and a stunning collection of artefacts from the Iraq Museum of Baghdad.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Catalogue documenting the Lebanese-born artist's eponymous project, which started as a sonic experimentation project with objects from the Dahlem Museum in Berlin. This work, which was later contucted at the kurimanzutto gallery in Mexico and at the Tate Modern, gave rise to various events and interventions, concerts and workshops.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
This series of photographs narrates Giovanna Silva's life among the Italian army in Afghanistan, while she worked on a commissioned project in honor of Italian journalist Maria Grazia Cutuli.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
For two years, Laurence Rasti photographed Iranian homosexual refugees who transit through the city of Denizli in Turkey, waiting to join a host country where to live their sexuality freely. The resulting photographic series explores the sensitive concepts of identity and gender, while juxtaposing the gravity of the situation with lighter and hopeful moments.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Bruno
temporarily out of stock
This publication presents a photographic project by Andrea Pertoldeo which consists of a series of full-length portraits of immigrants working on industrial sites in the desert of Bahrain. Images of landscape and labour coincide in order to reveal aspects of the construction of contemporary society. Featuring four texts by artists and scholars.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Bruno
Tricks brings together a new selection of works from the early 2000s through 2017 by Dutch photographer Bart Julius Peters. The book's starting point is a series of photographs taken in the spring of 2008 depicting the green landscape and the empty pavilions at the Venice Biennale's Giardini.

bilingual edition (English / French)
ZamânZamân Books
This monograph offers a sweeping vision of the work of Lebanese artist Gebran Tarazi, whose paintings combine geometrical abstraction with oriental identity. The publication gathers reproductions of paintings, multidisciplinary projects, a selection of writings by the artist—log books, novel excerpts, correspondences—interviews, and critical texts.

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.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
Publication documenting an eponymous video work by the Palestinian artist, in which she follows the matrix of hierarchies and relationships involved in an agricultural transaction of seeds between a Norwegian town the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. This book includes an essay by historian Shela Sheikh and a text by the artist tracing the reflections that led her to her project.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
The publication Passing Time by Fouad Elkoury looks back at 60 years (1960-2017) of photographs taken in Lebanon by the artist. Most of the images have never been published.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
temporarily out of stock
In Diary of a Leap Year, Lebanese artist produces 366 daily collages from political newspapers in Lebanon and the Arab World, as a protest to the violence taking place in this region.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
Inspired by Beirut's urbanism and cultural history, Rechmaoui's sculptures and installations reflect themes of urbanization and contemporary social and behavioral demographics. Including documentation, essays, and interviews, this illustrated monograph takes a look back at twenty years of work by one of the most important post­war contemporary artists from Lebanon and the region.

bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Kaph Books
The publication Passing Time by Fouad Elkoury looks back at 60 years (1960-2017) of photographs taken in Lebanon by the artist. Most of the images have never been published.

French edition
Zamân
The Seventh Issue of Zamâm magazine gathers innovative artists, curators, and art historians to investigate the relationships between the Pacific Region and the Mediterranean Basin, from Morocco to India (with Toni Maraini, Eric Baudelaire, Geeta Kapur, Touda Bouanani, Faouzi Laatiris…).

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Edition Patrick Frey
Fully Fueled brings together pictures taken from 2012 to 2014 documenting the life of Emiratis through the lense of cars.

English edition (texts in English and Arabic)
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
This double publication offers further investigation into the work of the recipients and shortlisted artists of ninth installment of The Abraaj Group Art Prize (Dina Danish, Mahmoud Khaled, Basir Mahmood, and award-winning artists duo Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme).

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Artists' books & editions
Shirana Shahbazi's photo-project Tehran North is a subjective road movie captured from a car driving through the Iranian capital at night, offering a black and white kaleidoscopic vision of Tehran's urban landscape (artist's book).

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
A polemical essay targeting the moral economy of indeterminacy in contemporary art.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Nora Schultz gathered digital associations made with Google's image search engine, and then asked nine other artists to build a series of textual and visual narratives around her results (an artists' book designed by Keren Cytter).

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
With this volume, Shahryar Nashat recalls the life and death of an iconic art object—a green dodecahedron called La Shape—operating in many of the artist's works since 2011.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Monographic study on the work of artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on the perception of language, sound, and listening.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Fiction
The new novel by Keren Cytter: an incomplete guide for life.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
A mystery tale illustrated with artworks by twelve contemporary artists.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The colorful and impertinent hijacking of a luxurious big size Taschen book celebrating Queen Elizabeth's jubilee.

English edition
Nero
Uniting the artist with two scholars of the Medieval Mediterranean, John Lansdowne and Christopher MacEvitt, this volume illustrates the movement of objects, images, people and places between Palestine and Italy.

English edition
Humboldt Books
This artist's book presents the sum of a multitude of journeys, people and stories collected and edited by Donatella Bernardi and stemming from her own family archives. The artist connects this whole documentation with works by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair and her daughter Hala Schoukair, as well as with the Swiss Confederation Fine Art Collection.

English edition
Kaph Books
Ziad Antar experiments forms, colors and light with his lensless camera, during a long journey searching for the cities where mythology was born. At the core of his work is the questioning of the foundations of photography, through the destructuration of this art (monograph edited in collaboration with Hans Ulrich Obrist).

English edition
Kaph Books
De Sardes' photographic wanderings in and around Beirut: an impressionist two-sided journey between day and night, dream and documentary.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Catalogue of the Ars viva Prize who has been awarded annually since 1953 to young artists living in Germany whose work stands out for its innovative potential and high artistic quality. The recipients of the 2017 prize are Jan Paul Evers, Leon Kahane, and Jumana Manna.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
Companion book to Basim Madgy's eponymous video: a dreamlike tale about the ocean and its secrets.

Sub Rosa
An overview of experimental and electronic music in Turkey featuring 29 Turkish artists—from the electronic music of the 1960s to all forms of experimental music of the 2010s.

Sub Rosa
An overview of experimental and electronic music in Turkey featuring 29 Turkish artists—from the electronic music of the 1960s to all forms of experimental music of the 2010s.

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