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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
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.

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
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
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
last available copies!
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.

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.

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.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Centre de la photographie Genève
The press photographs reproduced in this publication show the bombing of Bagdad. They were taken from German newspapers soon after the beginning of the second iraqi-american war in March of 2003. Following their removal they were placed and stuck in the centre of a piece of paper, aiming to be as precise as possible (artist's book).

Tochnit Aleph
Nitsch's Sixth Symphony for large orchestra performed and recorded November 1, 1980 at Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna.

United Dead Artists
Jérôme Zonder's drawings in large format.

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

trilingual edition (English / German / French)
CCS Paris
Facsimile of a book of drawings made between 1979 and 2010.

trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
CCS Paris
An audio-visual project about the impossibility of a film on the Deir Yassin massacre, exploring the complex ramifications of the place (2 volumes artist's book).

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Catalogue of the main contemporary exhibition at HOK in 2014.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
The role of history and commemoration in Germany today.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Fiction
The third issue in the Poetic Series takes its title Fear of Language from the work of emerging Slovenian poet Katja Perat, featured alongside poetry by Judith Goldman and excerpts from Eileen Myles's forthcoming memoir, Afterglow. Artwork is provided by Willem de Rooij.

English edition
BlackJack editions – Monographs & artists' books
Both an artist's book and Kader Attia's reference monograph, “RepaiR” consists of interviews and texts around Attia's oeuvre, documented through about 1000 b/w reproductions, and the notion of repair, by 13 academics and researchers working in various disciplines. The book also reveals the artist's research and creation process, with a selection of archive texts and images.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
last available copies!
Ten contemporary artists present works thematically related to the exhibition “Ravaged: Art and Culture in Times of Conflict”. This publication explores their oeuvres and reveals their creative processes. This contemporary perspective makes clear that the destruction of cultural heritage remains a very current subject today.

bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
last available copies!
A double portrait of Libya.

United Dead Artists
temporarily out of stock
A series of speechless strips made in Indian ink describing absurd warfare conflicts set in bucolic landscapes.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
A historical and theoretical reflection, on the border between aesthetics and politics, on the decisive role of the images and the power and limits of representation, in the context of the last genocide of the twentieth century.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
Function of visual arts in France during the First World War.

French edition
MAMCO – Historical essays & contemporary archives
Representation of pain in the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

English edition
Sternberg Press – E-flux journal
Martha Rosler embarks on a broad inquiry into the economic and historical precedents for today's soft ideology of creativity, with special focus on its elaborate retooling of class distinctions.

bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
First monograph.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Analogues – Monographs
temporarily out of stock
A new reading of the work of a major American and international artist, well known for her depictions of the female body, of society's attitude to women and particularly for her pioneering work as a performance and video artist in the cause of feminism, in the context of artists' reactions to major world issues and a return of the historical genre in art today, underlining her unflagging commitment to the recording of history as it happens.

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