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Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Hopf's multidisciplinary practice addresses the paradoxes and ridicule that spill form high-minded attitudes toward art making and the faith in technology, professionalism, and efficiency. This catalogue gathers a significant sampling of her works, as well as two essays and an interview.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
A multidisciplinary investigation dedicated to the cultural representations of coal mining, gathering contemporary artworks, poetry, essays, literature, folk songs, and archival images.

English edition
Nero
7759 – Bodies, Logistics, and Labor is a collective collection of essays which also includes two photographic works by Stefan Burger. The publication examines the notions of surplus value, logistics and globalization, in the framework of a case study on the self-managed dockers from Genoa.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Spike Art Quarterly
This issue of Spike looks at the real as a fault-line of art and a utopian horizon of its agency. Welcome to the oasis of the real (featuring Francesco Vezzoli, Maria Hassabi, Asad Raza, Emily Jacir, Wayne Koestenbaum, Gabi Ngcobo, Tristan Garcia, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff…)!

bilingual edition (English / French)
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This book offers a first report on the activities of the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League (CATPC), an association for the development of an independent thought on postcolonial power relations within the global art world.

French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
An account of a three-year research program focusing on working women's struggles in Britany: the publication provides an overview of the studies and artworks produced within the framework of the program, as well as extracts of lectures and a set of original archives.

French edition
Bat / <o> future <o>
last available copies!
This catalogue offers a unique insight into the life and work of the French artist, sculptor and ceramist Valentine Schlegel. It features a large iconography, archives, and texts by sculptor and Schlegel specialist Hélène Bertin.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
New Ways of Doing Nothing highlights artistic gestures challenging today's inclination towards productivity and growth (with Robert Breer, Claire Fontaine, Mathias Delplanque, Marina Faust, Ryan Gander, Karl Holmqvist, Jiří Kovanda, Superflex, Mario García Torres...).

bilingual edition (English / French)
Paraguay Press
Two-volume catalogue of the Fifth Rennes Biennal (France): twenty-nine international artists were invited to construct an exhibition based on the particular issue of shaping emotions in a world which formulates them in terms of markets.

French edition
Mélanie Seteun – Music and Society (books)
This collective work aims to demonstrate the relevance of today's popular music in contemporary political action through eight international case studies.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A project by internationally working documentary photographer Claudio Cambon that tells the story of the last voyage, dismantling, and recycling of an American merchant vessel in Bangladesh in the late 1990's.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Le Plateau / Frac Île-de-France
Datumo! recounts a quantification experiment lead by Julien Prévieux and based on the gazes of an audience watching artworks.

French edition
Frac Bretagne
This book discusses preservation and outcomes of design-related objects in artistic collections taking the example of Dieter Roth's works inside the Frac Bretagne's collection.

French edition
Frac Bretagne
Sekula's final work dedicated to labor solidarity in and around the docks.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
€185.00 €125.00
Special offer for the purchase of Charles Fourier's complete works.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Viable forms of refusal and imagine prospects for a post-work future.

English edition
Petzel
A series of large colorful canvases depicting visions of an alienated humanity.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink – Wide Open
Catalogue: a selection of recent and older works by Palestinian artist Taysir Batniji.

bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
Mustapha Akrim's works mixes at once protest, aesthetics, philosophy and politics. The project documented in this catalogue questions labour and education—two notions symbolized by the recurring motif of the fly. As a work in progress, “Iqraa” also refers to the idea that nothing is fixed—neither aesthetically nor politically.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Simone Debout's re-edited version of Fourier's essential work.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes

French edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Benjamin Sabatier shells over the alphabet the founding principles of his work.

French edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The French artist Marie Angeletti presents photographs from a project hosted by two sites belonging to a color manufacturing company in the cities of Gémenos (France) and Shanghai.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Stream
After Office, the second issue of Stream, addresses the conflicts of the evolution of our work conditions, now greatly modified, with contributions by international thinkers, artists, designers and architects.

French edition
Jannink – Wide Open
Various critical approaches under the shape of questioning and the appropriation by artists of the model of the company.

texts in English, French, German
Jannink – Wide Open
Reference monograph: an overview of the unclassifiable work of an entrepreneurial artist who, by appropriating the symbolic network of a former electric power company, turned it into his research territory and the very matter of his activity, through twenty texts and interviews and some 700 photographs and illustrations.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink – 127 Series
A set of photographs and texts / a large original photograph.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink – 127 Series

bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
€35.00 €19.00
Catalogue of the first Rennes Biennal, exploring what artistic activity and corporate/business activity have in common (and what sets them apart): work and labour, creators of value. With 60 international artists (Adel Abdessemed, Boris Achour, Jean-Marc Chapoulie, Claude Closky, Hans Peter Feldmann, Robert Filliou, Claire Fontaine, Pierre Huyghe, Jean-Charles Massera, Mathieu Mercier, Gianni Motti, Jean-Luc Moulène, Simon Starling...).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
The first, fundamental work in which Fourier declares his objectives for a world government and economy administered by "Passionate Attraction".

trilingual edition (English / French / Japanese)
Jannink – Wide Open
More than a catalogue, this artist's book presents a selection among the 12 000 electric objects gathered for an exhibition by Yann Toma (the President for life of the Ouest-Lumière Company) at the Electropolis Museum, Toulouse (France), described with their specification sheets.

JRP|Ringier – Christoph Keller Editions
Artist's book: office drawings.

French edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Yann Toma explains what is Ouest Lumière and "Presidential Art".

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
A 19th century political activism classic.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
An essential work covering the activities of the 19th century French theoretician of anarchy, federalism, perpetual education and the mutual principle.

French edition
Incertain Sens – Artist's books and editions
Three interviews with the President for life of the Ouest-Lumière Company.

French edition
Centre des livres d'artistes (CDLA)
Two texts by Jean-Charles Agboton-Jumeau et Marion Hohlfeldt on Lefevre Jean Claude, with some “inserts” by the artist on divider pages.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
The Confessions, written in six weeks in a prison cell, recounts the political life of a social thinker.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
This posthumous work is the first study of his friend Gustave Courbet (who requested a text for a catalog), and of the role of art in society.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Proudhon's book against rights of ownership for authors, and collection of the most significant contributions toward the original debate over literary property..

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
A social and spiritual vision based on an economy, ecology, education, global erotic sense and aesthetics, according to laws of passionate attraction. A modern proposal for a totally restructured society.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
In 1829, Fourier synthesizes his entire doctrine: a systematic critique of civilization and its natural deviations, as well as his proposal for a new social scheme of mutual assocation, governed by passionate attraction rather than by repression and constraint.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Hiérarchie du cocuage proposes a system of classification, worthy of Linné for botany, in which he organizes the indomitable differences of beings and their diverse characters.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
in project
Political writings published in the reviews directed by Proudhon between 1848 and 1850.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
in project

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
out of print
Artist's book.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
out of print
Theoretical reflections and insights into alternative artistic working models.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
out of print
What is “work” today and what is its relation to art.

English edition
Sternberg Press – E-flux journal
out of print
When the flexibility, certainty, and freedom promised by being part of a critical outside are considered as extensions of recent advances in economic exploitation, does the field of art then become the uncritical, complicit inside of something far more compelling?