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French edition
Frac Bretagne
forthcoming
This monographic catalogue explores the artistic activity of Virginie Barré over the last ten years, focusing on her video works and their poetic themes from childhood to dreams.

trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Dent-de-Leone
Three Double Tales is the first monographic publication on Aurélien Froment’s work. Published in three languages and designed in collaboration with Åbäke, the book revisits the artist’s interest in the questions of translation and wordplay. A photography book, an exhibition catalogue as well as an artist book, Three Double Tales unites three projects that share the use of photography, and whose sources – places and fantasy – have structured Froment’s work for the past fifteen years.

trilingual edition (English / French / Spanish)
JRP|Ringier – Livres & éditions d'artistes
Conceived by Sigismond de Vajay, this artist's book combines 70 of his drawings with commissioned essays by Mexican novelist Mario Bellatín, French biologist and glaciology researcher Bruno Jourdain, and geography and biotechnology expert Elizabeth R. Johnson. Together, thanks to their intertwined dialogue around reality, fiction, science, knowledge, and the power of artistic approaches, they express a subjective vision of our changing times.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
The Black Flame of Paradise is the first novel by American artist Zachary Cahill. The book is a proposition for a new model of religious life grounded in the artistic and personal relations to the divine.

English edition
Nero
Set behind the scenes of Badlands Unlimited, an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, this three- act play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.

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
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 / Simplified Chinese)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
The catalogue for Heman Chong's first solo museum exhibition in mainland China, at the Rockbund Art Museum, provides an insightful and critical look into the Singaporean artist's recent 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)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
New monograph.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Produced in conjunction with two exhibitions, this monograph offers a rich critical overview of Parreno's work, with essays by Cyril Béghin, Molly Nesbit, Brian O'Doherty and Adam Thirlwell, and two interviews with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Andrea Lissoni. An invaluable research tool for studying one of the most influential and charismatic figures on the contemporary art scene.

English edition
Cura. – Cura.books
Quoting excerpts from Keller Easterling's 2014 essay Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, this coloring book tells the story of two characters, a fox (the artist) and a cat, and their special relationship, made of exotic travels, dreams and nightmares, struggles and desires.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Among Portugal's most interesting young filmmakers, Salomé Lamas explores the boundaries and circumstances of documentary filmmaking, working at the intersection of ethnography, history, storytelling, memory, and fiction. This publication documents her work since 2010, through contributions, video stills, and interviews.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Publication documenting the pilot episode of a series of video works by Invernomuto that avails itself of the structure and production processes of a TV series. This episode deals with the true story of a conflict between natives and settlers in New Zealand during the eighties.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Founded by Marinella Senatore, the School of Narrative Dance is an international initiative which proposes an alternative system of education, based on emancipation, inclusion, and self-cultivation. The School implements multidisciplinary projects focusing on storytelling and choreography. This publication documents a workshop at MAXXI, Roma, involving more than 300 people for five months.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
This publication documents the first iteration of Belgian artist David Claerbout's project Olympia, a digital simulation of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Analogues – Monographies
The first title in a series of publications dedicated to artists' residencies at Maison Bernard, a masterpiece of organic architecture carried out in the 1970s by Antti Lovag in association with Pierre Bernard. The book documents a site-specific project by Paul-Armand Gette, the first artist ever to exhibit at Maison Bernard.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Humboldt Books
Artist and researcher Riccardo Giacconi investigates the relationship between a range of narrative forms (puppetry, street storytellers, flyers and pamphlets) and a series of pre-political acts of revolt staged between Italy and South America. This publication documents his research project and features a series of texts, notes, archives, illustrations, and interviews.

bilingual edition (English / French)
The Drawer – Livres
Monograph gathering most of the artists's recent works—ceramic and faience sculptures, watercolors and gouaches, drawings, collages, and installations—divided into three thematic chapters. The publication includes an interview of several voices (with special guest Mathieu Mercier), and a text by Annabela Tournon.

French edition
Le Plateau / Frac Île-de-France
A collection of 37 postcards based on family pictures gathered by the participants of a collective workshop held by the artist and writer Valérie Mréjen. The postcards tell two fictitious family stories, which the reader can freely rearrange to create his own narrative.

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Bruno
This artist's coloring book is a silent illustrated narrative of a sudden lust-filled encounter between a cowgirl and an Indian girl and their threatening journey through a psychedelic Wild West at night.

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

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

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
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).

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
An introduction to the art of Stephen Felton, with an essay by Jill Gasparina, “On the uselessness of sophisticated discourse,” as a guiding thread to better understand a work relying on simplicity and narratives.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Clinamen
This publication is part of an artistic and performative project conceived by artist Raphaële Bidault-Waddington and critic Sylvain Menétrey. Part poetic neologism, part scientific concept, the semiospace, as a linguistic creation, seems to mirror Bidault-Waddington's practice—the creation of hybrid objects at once cognitive models borrowed from science, and exuberant fictions.

English edition
miscellaneous
A drivel is a short story wrote by Keren Cytter in a style reminiscent of Witold Gombrowicz, though its meaning gets lost in the continuous intertwining of characters, their stories and their memories.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Fiction
A novel.

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

bilingual edition (Spanish / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Including images and texts around Christian Boltanski's simultaneous site specific projects in Buenos Aires in 2012, this book is conceived as an archive, a memory and a theoretical and critical discussion of the experience.

bilingual edition (English / French)
MAMCO – Monographies
An innovative study of David Claerbout's work, following the shady—and dark—logic, until now never raised by critics, that structures many of his films with mineral duration and slowness, but also number of “invisible” photographs.

French edition
Mix
An unpublished novel by one of the great figures of Land art.

French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A never-before-published selection of Paul-Armand Gette's lectures given between 1972 and 2015.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
A running-headline tale featuring, in order of appearance: Katie Holmes, Tom Cruise, David Miscavige, Michael Jackson, Annie Leibovitz, Jenna Young, Victoria Beckham, Sheila Weller, Mark Seal, Eleanor Schiralli, Bernard Madoff, Rich Cohen, Jessica Simpson, Lance Armstrong, Ed Ruscha, Sam Ricci, Chris Reinhardt, Suri Cruise, Nicolas Sarkozy, Mickey Rourke, Pierre Hardy, Josh Applebaum, Andre Nemec, J.J. Abrams, Jill Stempel, John Anderton...

French edition
Supernova – Livres
A collection of hallucinatory epic poems inspired by crime novel & science fiction.

English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Artist's book.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Fiction
A collection of ten short stories that reflect on contemporary society, politics, and the human condition.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Fiction
The chimerical final work by Maxim Komar-Myshkin, one of the most elusive and tragic figures in Israeli-Russian art.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Hapax (poche)
A graphic short-story: a trip to Afghanistan, organised by the British government, in which Anish Kapoor and Anthony Gormley are charged with building a gigantic sculpture to subdue the insurgent population...

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The first publication of a play by one of the pioneers of conceptual art in Los Angeles (new edition).

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)
Archive Books
This book documents an installation by Eric Baudelaire revisiting the political and personal saga of the Japanese Red Army as an anabasys—an allegory of a journey that is both a wandering into the unknown and a return back home.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Artist's book.

French edition
MAMCO – Ecrits d'artistes
Peter Hutchinson's writings.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
Richard Hawkins' first book of fiction: eight jubilatory and decadent short stories.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
This first volume of complete John Baldessari's writings traces the genesis and development of the artist's understanding of art in the early 1960s.

English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
This second volume of complete John Baldessari's writings traces the genesis and development of the artist's understanding of art in the early 1960s through to the present.

English edition
Shelter Press – Livres
The first poetry book wrote by the visual and sound artist Felicia Atkinson.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Livres & éditions d'artistes
Artist's book.

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