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Tochnit Aleph
Recording of a sound performance executed in October 2016 in the exhibition space of Berlin record store Rumpsti Pumsti. Using sanding machines and a hammer, the Mexican artist destroyed one copy of each publication ever released by Tochnit Aleph label. Without an audience present, the action was documented with two dynamic microphones.

French edition
Incertain Sens – Livres et éditions d'artistes
Nearly 20 years after the publication of his first inventory, Éric Watier has collected 100 new examples of artworks deliberately destroyed by their creators. This new edition combines 200 destruction cases in one volume.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Lenka lente
In Western Australia, musician Ross Bolleter collects ruined pianos that he parks into open cemeteries and from which he draws his inspiration for his compositions. In this publication, Bolleter explains his musical practice and tells the unique story of these ruined pianos scattered in the heart of the Australian territory.

English edition
Nero
last available copies!
The catalogue of Metzger's first extensive overview: divided into sections—each of which is accompanied by a critical text—corresponding to those presented in the exhibition, the publication provides systematic insight into an artistic oeuvre considered as one of the most important in the 20th century (with texts by Mathieu Copeland, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Yoko Ono, Hermann Nitsch…).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A typology of erasure as artistic gesture throughout the twentieth century.

Sub Rosa
temporarily out of stock
Milan Knížák 1979's masterpiece never re-released in vinyl before: classic collages of noises created during performances and happenings, widely regarded as important sound art documents on record.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
The relationship between Modern art and its destruction.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Mathieu Copeland editions
The most monumental auto-creative work ever made by Gustav Metzger (catalogue of the exhibition at MAC Lyon, with numerous archive documents, newly commissioned texts and a conversation with the artist).

French edition
Incertain Sens – Livres et éditions d'artistes
An inventory of gestures of artists who deliberately destroyed their own works.

French edition
Edition Patrick Frey
An archive of vandalism.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Histoire, critique et théorie
This book reexamines the legacies of modern theoretical and artistic iconoclasm in the context of the current religious-political image wars.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
An artist book accompanying the Danish artist's first comprehensive solo exhibition at the Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Kunstverein Hannover.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Premières monographies
First monograph.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
The correspondance between Otto Muehl and Erika Stocker forms an intense journal of Viennese actionism, and more particularly of the artist's work.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
Otto Muehl was condemned to 7 years of prison in 1991. He exchanged letters with his family and friends, he painted.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
The actionnist's autobiography.

bilingual edition (Italian / French)
MAMCO – Livres d'artistes
€27.00 €15.00
This "book of hours" is a first time assemblage of a large number of project drawings.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
in project
Otto Muehl's last interviews.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
out of print
Taken at the height of the Assad days, the images of the photographer Giovanna Silva overlap in this publication with Syrian tourist guides' images and texts, creating a net of intended and unintended relationships and time interconnections.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
out of print
A comparative history of the ruins from the ancient East to the modern West.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Livres & éditions d'artistes
out of print
Artist's book (limited edition).