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Kulte Editions
forthcoming
At the crossroads of an artist book and a graphic novel, Fawda is an ode to Casablanca's life, presented through a non-linear narrative inspired by vox-pops.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Artists' books & editions
forthcoming
Reprint of Dorothy Iannone's 1969 book of recipes.

bilingual edition (French / Arabic)
Kulte Editions
forthcoming
Music score for four toy pianos, revolving around four notes—A, B, C, and E. Inscribed in the minimalist aesthetic of contemporary music, the piece was inspired by the rhythm of traditional Moroccan ceremonial music. With an essay by video artist and writer Laëtitia Laguzet.

French edition
Incertain Sens – Grey Series
forthcoming
Contemporary perspectives on artists' publications.

texts in English and French
Centre d'édition contemporaine
This artist's book is characteristic of Jean-Michel Wicker's work with typography and graphic design. It features a series of graphic works, a “tree of life” produced in collaboration with Marlie Mul, a text by Harry Burke, and a recipe for Alsatian plum pie by Charlotte Wicker. The publication's inserts reproduce collages and paintings by Wicker.

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Nieves
A large collection of drawings (nearly 500 pages) documenting the artist's trip from Zurich to Japan through Siberia—with a special focus on books and trees.

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Nieves
A strip of buildings illustrated with watercolor and pencil, in line with the Irish illustrator's interests in architecture and the city (leporello).

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Nieves
First published in 1964, this wordless and colorful picture book is a tale of friendship between a pink bird and an orange fish. The illustrations by Swiss artist Peter Wezel are rendered with a deliberate childlike naiveté which will delight children and adults alike.

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Incertain Sens – Artist's books and editions
This leporello is the result of a collective photographic stream of consciousness based on a project lead by the Bureau d'investigation photographique: In random order, each member of the group opts for an image to which the following member answers by association and according to his own subjectivity.

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Boabooks
For her show at Mamco, the French artist borrowed from the museum collections to reinterpret a series of artworks by Imi Knoebel, Steven Parrino, Frank Stella, John M. Armleder, Luciano Fabro, Robert Filliou, and Christian Robert-Tissot. Both a catalogue and an artist's book, this publication replays the exhibition much like a snapshot collection.

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Christophe Daviet-Théry
This artist's book questions the status of the image in the digital era through a reinterpretation of a classical subject in art history: flowers and the female figure. Images of flowers and women are associated with backgrounds of a city landscape, including photographs of the Capitol Records building in LA.

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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.

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United Dead Artists
Set in a grotesque and colorful decorum, the new kaleidoscopic visions of Keiichi Tanaami intertwine the obsessional patterns of the great Japanese master—eyes, military aircraft, eroticized flesh, and pop culture icons.

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Editions Lutanie
Based on the Nordic myth of Odin, this volume investigates the contemporary representation of the male body, by seeking out the limit of the fantasy of omnipotence and of the sexualization of masculinity (second volume in a series of books dedicated to producing an archive of the present day through a selection of emblematic documents of the 21st century, culled from the media, advertizing, and the Internet).

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Editions Lutanie
Arcana 3 investigates feminized advertizing imagery. The dream of adornment, whiteness and eternal youth appears derived from Germanic tales reinterpreted by Disney (third volume in a series of books dedicated to producing an archive of the present day through a selection of emblematic documents of the 21st century, culled from the media, advertizing, and the Internet).

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Artist's book documenting works produced by Tom Humphrey between 2009 and 2016 using industrially manufactured ceramic plates as a support medium. This extensive volume reproduces four hundred and twenty works from this series at a one-to-one scale, in precisely rendered photographs.

English edition
Toilet Paper
temporarily out of stock

English edition
Toilet Paper
22 new dreamlike (or nightmarish) living tableaux by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

English edition
Toilet Paper
Limited edition, accompanied with an exclusive Toilet Paper satin scarf.

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
Shelter Press – Books
Fanzine-like artist's book gathering historical anecdotes on modern print culture.

English edition
Shelter Press – Books
This artist's book gathers an uncompromising collection of 200 found images and original work from Felicia Atkinson, composing a rasterized visual score.

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
Edition Patrick Frey
What would a current-day demon look like? The Swiss artist playfully rehabilitates these evil figures in 170 minimalist portraits—rendering them as an ideal type of the postmodern, at once terrifying and comical.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This large-format artist's book (40 x 40 cm open) brings together graphic works by Claudia Comte. Mathematically structured like a Cartesian coordinate system, the publication folds and unfolds so that it can be read in four different ways. The book becomes a geometric play space in which to discover the many facets of Comte's visual identity.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This artist's book compiles true propaganda photographs of the Third Reich with stills from actors playing Nazis in Hollywood movies: a radical commentary on our alarming present condition, in which the lines between populist and fascistic politics are increasingly blurring.

English edition
Boabooks
In (a, b, c) Ulises Carrión presents one if his early linguistic exercises in English, originally handwritten in green ink in 1972. The author observes and explores the structure of the sonnet. He develops fourteen interrelated sequences, which he uses as a key to codify a narrative. The text of each poem follows the schematic order of its title.

English edition
Boabooks
Publication reproducing one of Carrión's early linguistic exercises in English language, in which the conceptual artist dissects names of musical instruments to make sound appear.

English edition
Boabooks
Facsimile of the seminal magazine created by Ulises Carrión and Cres, originally published in 1979. In this photographic book—one of very few of Carrion's entire practice—the author is very critical about his own affiliation with the mail art movement. The book presents a series a photographs of his calling card filing box, which the author juxtaposes with witty and poignant captions.

English edition
Boabooks
This publication stems from The Devil's Peak (in beige), an installation created in the Californian desert of Amboy by Maxime Bondu and Bureau A (Leopold Banchini & Daniel Zamarbide). The project deals with how the absence of water conditions life in the desert.

English edition
Boabooks
temporarily out of stock
The Liberated Page is an international union based in Geneva, Switzerland, which aims to support and promote the critical and intellectual dissemination of artists' books and independent editions across the world. A collective study gatheringthe thoughts of the union's actors on contemporary books and publishing (with Jungle Books, Footnotes, Edition Patrick Frey, Cadrat Éditions, Kodoji Press, edition fink, Nieves...).

English edition
Nero
This artist's book reactivates a press controversy which took place in 1970s London and affected the Tate Galleries' collecting strategies—in particular, the acquisition of Equivalent VIII, a work by minimalist artist Carl Andre made in firebrick.

English edition
Nero
This publication provides a peek into the practice and work of the Swiss artist, using a selection of black and white “behind-the-scenes” photographs taken from Kaspar's hard disk. An additional booklet includes a list of works as they appear in the book as well as a text by artist Mikael Brkic and a longer essay by art historian Daniel Horn.

English edition
Nero
Cloak is a total-blue book which documents a site-specific intervention by Mike Nelson in the UBS building in Monaco. The artist has painted every single room and detail of the building with a pigment called ultramarine blue, extracted from the precious lapislazzuli—originally from the Middle East, and more expensive than gold.

English edition
Tombolo Presses
Artist book whose title embodies the aesthetical research led by Arthur Fouray on the shift between painting and the cinematographic experience. The publication alternates a series of painting/serigraphy on cushions and textual and typographical experimentation.

bilingual edition (English / Romanian)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Artist's book focusing on Victor Man's series of paintings first exhibited as part of the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and later developed for a solo exhibition at Galeria Plan B, Berlin. The publication includes essays by poet and translator Bogdan Ghiu, curator Mihnea Mircan, and literary critic Laura Pavel.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Halfway between the catalogue and the artist's book, From Some Paintings gathers a selection of still life paintings made between 2000 and 2010. Translated into black and white images, these works represents small everyday objects, alternating full size reproductions and details.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
GAMeC
An unconventional catalogue gathering a rich iconography and the main text by curator Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, alongside a series of brief testimonies from seventy international artists, telling the alternative story of an icon and his corpus (includes texts by Cory Arcangel, Maurizio Cattelan, Enzo Cucchi, Jan Fabre, Victor Man, Alessandro Mendini, Tim Rollins, Marinella Senatore, Ian Tweedy…).

bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
Photographic series dedicated to pareidolia—the phenomenon of perceiving non-existing things in inanimate objects, such as human faces or animal heads in rocks (artist's book).

bilingual edition (English / French)
Analogues – Monographs
This artist book is at the intersection of art, archaeology and genetics. It translates several years' research in the fields of archaeology, genomics and ethics into a publication at the interface of art and science. It consists of three essays by specialists and an interview, images from the Inrap collection and views of the artist's installation at La Maréchalerie, a contemporary art center in Versailles, France.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink – L'art en écrit
A striking selection of words extracted from the notebooks of Isabelle Champion Métadier during a journey in New York. These quotes are arranged and accompanied by unpublished photographs.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Captures – Monographs & artist's books
Four portraits depicted with four raw matters: the regular and expanded edition of a limited edition artist's book originally published in 2012.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Shelter Press – Books
Taking as their starting point Susan Sontag's book On Photography (1977), Marcelline Delbecq and Ellie Ga embarked on a long-term words-and-images dialogue addressing films, books and artworks that have marked their individual trajectories, together with historical events related (or not) to the year 1977.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Edition Patrick Frey
185 photographs of everyday objects secretly made by inmates in their cells.

bilingual edition (English / Croatian)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Following the experimental format of the Maljković's eponymous exhibition, A Retrospective by Appointment deconstructs the traditional format of a retrospective catalogue. Adopting a nonhierarchical presentation, the publication introduces the artist's key concerns, methods, and works, and proves to be a relevant critic of Zagreb's institutional landscape.

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.

Toilet Paper
The 2018 Toilet Paper wall calendar features photographs conceived by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari taken from their image-only magazine.

Incertain Sens – Artist's books and editions
A series of four geometrical and minimalist patterns drawn in red, blue, and black, inspired by a cognitive ability test, a quote from Guy Debord and the publications of Fluxus artist Emmett Williams. This artist's book is printed on light paper sheets so the patterns can be traced and used as a decoration for elbow pads and knee pads.

Boabooks
Rrr reproduces typewritten pages written by conceptual artist Ulises Carrión in 1972. In his early linguistic exercises, Carrión played with the notion of learning by sounds and poetry. By creating his own onomatopoeia and sequences of repetition, he expresses his playful attitude towards poetry.

Centre d'édition contemporaine
Artist's book divided in two series of works elaborated from Gasser's own archives: an explosive combination of images drawn from art history, pop culture and current events, building up a retrofuturistic universe facing financial, ecological, religious and political distress.

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