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English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
forthcoming
Prints by Jennifer Bornstein gathers together a body of work encompassing her latest projects in printmaking during a recent fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. These works are contextualized by earlier projects in drawing, film, and artist books that span the 1990s to the present.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
forthcoming
Rémy Zaugg's early work.

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Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Françoise et Jean-Philippe Billarant's collection of minimal and conceptual art.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Why has there been so much interest in “surplus value” in recent years? In “The Outside Can't Go Outside”, artist Merlin Carpenter considers how this term has been inserted into contemporary art theory following the financial crisis of 2007/8.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Wheels gives a special overview of Olivier Mosset's career through the prism of his fascination for motorcycle and motor vehicles and their influence on his artistic practice.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Luciano Rigolini gives a minimalist reinterpretation of photo shoots produced by NASA astronauts during the lunar landing missions Apollo 15 and Apollo 16.

English edition
Archive Books
New technologies today make it possible to translate raw data into graphic representations. This action of translation has become essential in the era of big data. It forms the core of this publication, which presents the outcomes of an experiment conducted by conceptual artist Tyyne Claudia Pollmann at the Charite CrossOver Institute Berlin Mitte since 2013.

English edition
Petzel
This publication brings together the 50 unique life-cast portraits of the artist's work, Imagines; inspired by ancient Roman life-casts of the same name. Each life-cast portrait is presented as a postcard; the reverse of which, written in Edmier's own hand, provides interesting details about the individual casts. The set of postcards is presented in a hard-back “stone” box-envelop, with white debossed text.

English edition
Petzel
Limited special edition, signed and numbered by the artist with a custom seal. Also included is a card of the 50th and final lifecast self portrait of Edmier made on the exact minute of his 50th birthday and the day of the exhibition opening at Petzel Gallery. Special editions come in a set of 2 books: one first edition copy & one sealed and signed by the artist with the final card.

English edition
Petzel
The publication brings together three distinct bodies of Landers' recent pictural work in beautifully reproduced images: yellow legal pad paintings, text drawings, and the Aspen tree paintings.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
This publication surveys the work of Italian critic, architect, and visual artist Gianni Pettena. Focusing on a rich ten-year period of production that began in the mid-sixties, it brings new attention to the artistic and intellectual practice of a figure known primarily as one of the main exponents of the Radical Architecture movement.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
A companion to his previous book, Colour in Contextual Play, Joseph Kosuth's Neon in Contextual Play continues the artist's investigation of the interplay between language and reality, words and objects, color and light. Within these pairings, early neon works by Kosuth interact with those by Arte Povera artists who also used the industrial medium.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
This comprehensive monograph on Teresa Burga acknowledges the recent reassessment of the multidisciplinary artist's work as a pioneering voice in Peruvian contemporary art.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Catalogue documenting an eponymous exhibition of neon sculptures by artist Warren Neidich. These installations aim to examine the rise of cognitive capitalism in the 21st century while affirming art as a political weapon against it.

Song Cycle Records
Originally resealed in 1975, Poesia Sonora is one of the first international compilation of sound poetry. Edited by Maurizio Nannucci, the anthology gathers pieces by some of the most important pioneers of the Sound Poetry movement: Bob Cobbing, François Dufrêne, Henri Chopin, Ernst Jandl, Franz Mon, Arthur Petronio, Arrigo Lora-Totino, Brion Gysin, Bernard Heidsieck, Sten Hanson, and Paul De Vree.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
The history of capitalism of the 1960s revisited in the light of the artworks that challenged it.

French edition
JRP|Ringier – Hapax
This publication revives the fascinating adventure of Pierre Keller's invention and dissemination of the “Kilo-Art,” the “Swiss standard for art measurement.” For the two years 1972 and 1973, the young artist—now a key figure of the contemporary artistic and pedagogical scene in Switzerland—dedicated his life to what he called “conceptual art with realization.”

French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature
An essay by Frédéric Valabrègue on the American avant-garde artist, one of the main actors of the Fluxus movement.

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Nieves
A parallel side story of the steirischer herbst International Art Festival drawn from the back-sides of cut-out articles from the festival's press archives.

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Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Artist's book based on Schultz eponymous work, a video project based on the German artist's sculptural installation at the Kunstverein Braunschweig, and filmed by a flying robot camera.

French edition (English subtitles)
a.p.r.e.s editions – Works & Process (DVD)
Second DVD in the “Works & Process” series to be dedicated to Daniel Buren's work, this new collection of films offers various documentary approaches of this major artist's work in a 3-hour program.

film in French version with English subtitles
a.p.r.e.s editions – Documents & Video Works (DVD)
Documentary dedicated to Herman Daled, one of the major collectors of Conceptual art: on a journey from Brussels to New York, the Belgian collector looks back on his past and that of an aesthetic movement that marked the second half of the twentieth century. Grand Prize at the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal in 2016.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
Gathering works from 1994 to 2017, this new monograph focuses on the artist's fictional self-portraits from his lightbox series as well as on his musical production. It includes an iconographic documentation, essays by artists, critics, and curators, and a text by Graham himself.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Mexican conceptual artist Mario García Torres examines the space of arrival as a complicated and disjointed nexus between departure, displacement, and return, in a series of works that reflect on the European migrant crisis.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Monographic catalogue showcasing the under-recognized work of Brazilian-Japanese artist Lydia Okumura, who, for almost fifty years, has explored the realm of geometric abstraction

English edition
Paraguay Press
First publication to gathers all theatrical works by artist Guy de Cointet, written between 1973 and 1983. 25 plays, published with an explanatory apparatus and numerous documents from the de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou's Kandinsky Library.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
First major catalogue dedicated to one of the biggest representatives of Polish art and experimental cinema, Józef Robakowski. The publication presents some of the artist's most significant works and his research on the language of film and montage. It includes and interview with Marina Abramović, one of Robakowski's colleague at the time of the Soviet Union.

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
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
Humboldt Books
The Curious Mr. Pettena recounts various steps along a journey, through cities and wide open natural spaces, undertaken by the anarchitect Gianni Pettena at the start of the 1970s across the United States.

bilingual edition (English / Polish)
Nero
Catalogue dedicated to the Polish painter and conceptual artist, featuring his most recent works, an essay by Maria Brewińska, and an interview. The publication reviews some of Bujnowski's key concepts, such as painting as a physical object and its concomitant deconstruction, the centrality of time and the question of futurology, and the randomness of existence.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
A reference monograph resulting of a 10-year research on Italian sculptor and conceptual artist Paolo Icaro.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Designed by the founder of Conceptual Art, this elegant and precious artist's book—and exhibition catalogue—serves as a visual analysis of the conceptual structures that interrogate the nature of color, form, space, and time, where the works and writings of Post-war artists such as Castellani, Fontana, Manzoni, and Klein, converse with Kosuth's statements, and the theoretical as well as personal account of curator Cornelia Lauf.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Two-volume publication gathering a booklet accompanying Pierre Bismuth's 2015 solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, and a catalogue raisonné indexing his typically serial and often humorous work of the last three decades.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Merlin Carpenter investigates the status of the midcareer artist with a conceptual project involving the exhibition of transit blankets. The publication documents these works and related gallery shows, in addition with texts by Kunsthalle Bern director Valérie Knoll and artist Sam Lewitt.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Frac Bretagne
Monographic catalogue presenting a series of sculptures and a set of photographs by the Belgian artist. The two media enter in close dialogue with each other, thus exploring the potentialities of image and space. With a text by Michel Gauthier.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art
Third publication in the framework of the “Transphère” Exhibition cycle, this catalogue documents a work by Rei Naito, a Japanese artist who has built an international reputation with her minimalist and conceptual creations. The installation Émotions de croire (The emotion of belief) is a moving reflection on the atomic bomb, and a place of mourning and hope.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
Catalogue dedicated to a video project on the practice of gospel mime within the African-American church. This subject is an opportunity for Jemison to express her interest in language and gesture, and on the discursive dimension of African American culture.

bilingual edition (English / French)
La Panacée
Catalogue dedicated to one of the pioneers of European conceptual art, whose work adopts a critical approach of the art world and the avant-garde. The publication offers an overview of the Belgian artist's career, and gathers texts by Jean-Michel Botquin from 1960 to 1980, and recent contributions by Nicolas Bourriaud, Denys Riout, Denis Gielen, and Serge Bonati.

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.

Edition Telemark
This double LP includes four unreleased selections from Fox's eponymous sound performance based on the great pavement labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral—which the artist saw as a metaphor for his own life in between health and sickness.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The first volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1963-1968/1988): entitled The Making of a painting, this transcript of Zaugg's diary revolves around the notion of artistic discourse, and how it is directly influenced by paintings.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The heighth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1988-1989): a portrait of Jean-Christophe Ammann.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The fourth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1973-1980): a collection of texts on Donald Judd and minimalist sculpture.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
€236.00 €168.00
Rémy Zaugg's complete writings in 10 volumes in a box set (new edition).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The third volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1972-1978): analysis and critical evaluation of forms of representation and of perception.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The second volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1970-1979): five texts from the 1970s which highlight the influence of semiology (de Saussure, Barthes, Levi-Strauss…). on Zaugg's theoretical thought and practice.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings
The fifth volume of Rémy Zaugg's complete writings (1980-2005): a series of texts of utmost importance, related to the great pictorial and philosophical researches of the 1980s. Alongside these texts, the publication features a collection of interviews and letters to friends, colleagues, art dealers, curators, and art collectors.

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