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French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
forthcoming

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Border Thinking: Disassembling Histories of Racialized Violence aims to question and provide answers to current border issues in Europe. Central to this investigation is a refugee crisis that is primarily a crisis of global Western capitalism and its components: modernization, nationalism, structural racism, dispossession, and social, political, and economic violence.

English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This publication catalogues the trajectory of a cycle of performances of the same name, through which the artist attempted to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as a recurring subject of his work. It documents the six performances in the cycle via foldout colour posters of each work, and an essay by Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
This publication by photographer Giovanna Silva and writer Peter Fröeberg Idling retraces the history of Cambodia, creating a fictional and personal story that looks at the country through the eyes of the two authors. Today's Phnom Penh cityscape photographs take on a singular dimension in comparison to the ruins of Khmer temples, with a sense of emptiness and abandonment that resonates with the invasion of Phnom Penh by the Khmer Rouge in 1975.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Publication documenting the eponymous permanent installation by Kiefer at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan. First created in 2004, the work features seven “tower sculptures,” now combined with five large-format paintings, made between 2009 and 2013. The book gathers essays, a conversation with the artist, an exhaustive photographic documentation, description of the installation, and a bio-bibliography.

English edition
Humboldt Books
Federico Lodoli and Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli went twice in Liberia to carry out a study on the war. This publication gathers their travel memoirs, interviews with Liberian warlords and a photographic reportage.

English and French versions
a.p.r.e.s editions – Documents & Video Works (DVD)
In 1918, art historian and cultural theorist Aby Warburg emerged from a severe episode of psychosis. At about the same time he gave a conference on the Hopi nation's ritualistic snake dance. Focusing on his bout with mental illness, the film melds the aftermath of the Great War with his hopes for eventually recovering.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Departing from his eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, this catalogue examines new works by acclaimed video and visual artist Marcel Odenbach. The series gathered in the publication reflect on the persistence of the victim-perpetrator structure within post-war society, in Germany or Africa.

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
The first study dedicated to Fabio Mauri's performative work.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Espace art actuel
What can art do to relieve pain and heal wounds? This issue's main section addresses these questions through an examination of works by Kader Attia, Emily Falencki, Eric Fischl, Berlinde De Bruyckere and Teresa Margolles, as well as two essays by Édith-Anne Pageot and Mirna Boyadjian. Other features includes an interview with Marion Zilio, followed by the usual sections “Interview”, “Events” and “Reviews”.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Monographic study dedicated to director, video artist and photographer Clarisse Hahn. Edited by Nicole Brenez, the publication gathers writings encompassing the variety of her work, from contemporary art to cinema, guerilla groups, and eroticism; conversations with Clarisse Hahn, artists, and art historians; and a series of reproductions of her artworks, photographs, photograms, and videograms.

bilingual edition (English / French)
ZamânZamân Books
This catalogue examines the strategies deployed by Iraqi contemporary artists to reinvent their heritage, after decades of wars. Focusing on archives, historical collections, and databases, these artists celebrate a visual culture that resists erasure. The publication includes a critical apparatus and detailed presentations of the artists.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic), German insert
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This publication examines the role of natural resources in the occupation of the Western Sahara, a territory considered by the United Nations to still be awaiting decolonization. Its liberation from colonial rule has come to a standstill due to Morocco's continued military occupation of a part of the territory. The protracted conflict has dramatic consequences for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara.

Edition Telemark
In 1991, German art group The Oval Language built a multimedia artwork exploring the irrational impact of Leipzig's Monument to the Battle of the Nations to German generations throughout the years. This LP reproduces the sound layer of the event and includes a recording of a live performance at the HGB Leipzig. Inner sleeve contains photos of each stage of the project and texts.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
An in-depth and circumstantial study of the work of Franz Radziwill (1895-1983), a major and controversial representative of “magical realism” in painting.

French edition
369 editions – Essays
This essay proceeds to a psychoanalysis of the international airport, surveying its subconscious and its imaginary world.

trilingual edition (English / Spanish / French)
CAPC
Catalogue celebrating the first European retrospective of the artist and pedagogue Beatriz González: the publication explores 50 years of plural and polymorphic work, inspired by the historical and cultural realities of Colombia. It features a rich selection of images and a critical apparatus which explores the artist's career while revealing the contemporaneity of her work.

English edition (texts in English and in Korean)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
The catalogue of the Irish Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennal presents a video project by Jones in which Korean actors reenact a 1970s documentrary of a “conflict resolution therapy session” with individuals who experienced the conflict in Northern Ireland.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
This publication provides a wide-ranging survey of the Argentinian artist's literary collages—produced from 1965 to 2013—which use appropriated texts, representing a kind of experimental writing at the intersection of visual arts, performance, theater, literature, and activism.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Finnish media theorist discusses slow violence & environmental crisis through the prism of art, design, and technological practices.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Halway between the catalogue and the conceptual publication, Road to Victory presents Pittas' re-reading of exhibition designer Herbert Bayer's 1942 eponymous propagandist show at MoMA. It gathers works by Pittas stemming from his reflection on this historical exhibition, archives, and an anthology of essays by acclaimed authors.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
This series of photographs narrates Giovanna Silva's life among the Italian army in Afghanistan, while she worked on a commissioned project in honor of Italian journalist Maria Grazia Cutuli.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
last available copies!
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
Diaphanes – Misceallenous
With this essay, Ute Holl analyzes in detail and deep historical context major works by Freud, Schoenberg, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, all inspired by the figure of Moses. The author offers a dynamic and comprehensive political and cultural theory of migration and violence.

English edition
X Artists' Books
The first full English translation of the Argentine artist León Ferrari's uncompromising literary masterpiece from 1967. A critique of the Vietnam War and American imperial politics, the book weaves together hundreds of excerpts from newspapers, periodicals, works of history, the Bible, and other sources.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
First monographic catalogue dedicated to the works of multidisciplinary artist Darja Bajagić who culls her imagery from fan-gore magazines, true-crime TV shows, fetish websites, obscure online forums, and hidden chat rooms tucked away in the darker reaches of the Web.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
This monographic catalogue presents a series of works by artist Minouk Lim which draws on the tragic events of the 1950 Korean war and their aftermaths. Based on installations, sculptures, videos, and performance pieces, Lim's visual language mirrors a nation's refusal to face up with its history and initiates a reflective process to come to terms with the past.

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 / Arabic)
Kaph Books
The publication Passing Time by Fouad Elkoury looks back at 60 years (1960-2017) of photographs taken in Lebanon by the artist. Most of the images have never been published.

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.

bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Kaph Books
temporarily out of stock
The publication Passing Time by Fouad Elkoury looks back at 60 years (1960-2017) of photographs taken in Lebanon by the artist. Most of the images have never been published.

Tochnit Aleph
First performance of the original 60-minute composition for string quartet in 4 parts, recorded at the Nitsch Foundation in Vienna in 2016. With Anne Harvey-Nagl and Diane Pascal on violins, Marta Potulska on viola, and Mara Achleitner on cello.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
A transdisciplinary study on the Tutsi genocide, tackling various issues related to the writing and the transmission of the genocide's history, to its political and judicial dimensions, and to its media and artistic representations.

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Centre de la photographie Genève
This artist's book gives a photographic account of the Creech Air Force Base—a Drone Base set in Indian Springs, Nevada, which carries out military actions in the Middle East. Picture alteration plunges the viewer into an eerie, dreamlike narrative recalling the universe of J. G. Ballard.

English edition
Nieves
Over 300 watercolors inspired by the film Rambo II (artist's book).

English edition
Cura. – Cura.books
This monographic catalogue collects the visuals of works focusing on the relationship between the activities of the intelligence agencies and magic practices during the Cold War era.

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…).

bilingual edition (English / French)
Centre de la photographie Genève
Exhibition Guide from the Triennal 50JPG 2016 – 50 Days for Photography in Geneva, accompanied by the two artist's books published on the occasion of the exhibitions, Giacomo Bianchetti – Bilderberg 2015 et Sébastien Reuzé – Indian Springs (bundle).

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
An introduction to the work of a pioneer in media, cinema and sport criticism in Japan, whose thinking deeply marked the counter-culture movements of the 60's.

French edition
Diaphanes – Literature
Filmmaker and writer Alexander Kluge combines fiction and reality to deliver one of the most striking testimonies that have been written about the bombing of German cities by the Allies.

French edition
Mix
Collection of poems gathering texts on similar subjects, such as the unknown, violence and war, technology and information, phylogeny and the ontogenesis.

trilingual edition (English / Khmer / French)
Jeu de Paume
A “monologue” by the Cambodian photographer who offers an intimate reflection on the traumas of the recent history of his country.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
How did an urban apparatus put in the service of authoritarian power became the place of its undoing: the roundabout revolutions, from South Korea to recent Arab Spring.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
A portrait of a divided Nicosia.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Greetings from Auschwitz is a book based on an unusual collection put together over several years by Polish artist and curator Paweł Szypulski. It shows postcards sent by tourists who visited the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. The oldest postcard dates from 1947—only two years after the liberation of the camp.

English edition
PARIS, LA
PARIS, LA #13 or CHEZ CHEZ PERV PERV has been especially created by the artists Gardar Eide Einarsson, Matias Faldbakken, and Oscar Tuazon.

English edition
Archive Books
temporarily out of stock
An anthology surveying the relationship between artistic practices and documents.

English edition
Petzel
A large selection of drawings from Brauntuch's early carreer, based upon iconographic resources from the Third Reich.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
An unprecedented encounter between contemporary art and World War II historic & natural sites in Austria.

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