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English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
forthcoming
An homage to William Burroughs' and Brion Gysin's eponymous book, this artist book of more than 300 pages is a huge cut-up of the artworks showcased during the group exhibition conceived by Ugo Rondinone at the Palais de Tokyo in 2007.

bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
forthcoming

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

trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.

German edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
The use of the “Other Body” in Performance art and Contemporary Art.

German edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This anthology dedicated to spoken-word pioneer Jurczok 1001 compiles a wide selection of typed scripts, ranging from his early raps to pieces inspired by concrete poetry. The volume features a text by writer and performance artist Melinda Nadj Abonji.

English edition (texts in English, German, Latin)
Edition Patrick Frey
This publication features a series of lithographs which captured impressions of wild animals. This technique was developed by artist Michael Günzburger to explore with directness and immediacy the physical energy of bestiality. The series is accompanied by a text by writer Lukas Bärfuss which takes the reader on an expedition up through northern woods all the way to the frozen wilderness of an island in the North Sea.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Anthologies & Art Theory
This scholarly publication discusses the historical development of the Kunsthalle Bern and its implications for the “localization” of art. It contributes to current research on institutional histories by looking at the many ways in which the Kunsthalle Bern addresses the question of how exhibitionary practices take place.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
Art Basel's 2017 official annual publication.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Hapax
An anthology of texts selected from Obrist's contribution to the weekend supplement of the Swiss Tages-Anzeiger newspaper: a survey of contemporary art and cultural world of the 2010s, written in the style of a diary. This publication offers 80 entries written between 2012 and 2017, a series of drawings by British artist David Shrigley, and an index listing the names and places mentioned in the columns.

English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This publication examines the new paradigms of creation, dissemination and teaching of photography in the digital age. Resulting from a research project by the Master Photography at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, the publication includes a series of essays and interviews, productions done by the Master's students, together with a selection of representative works.

English edition
Centre culturel suisse Paris
This publication presents a series of some forty autobiographical drawings in pencil, ink and watercolor. The artist chose to recount his life as a children's story, flicking through fleeting memories, dramatic events, and brief anecdotes.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
The fourth of a five-chapter publication series by Ugo Rondinone, this catalogue documents the iteration of Ugo Rondinone's Vocabulary of solitude at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in the summer of 2017.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
The third volume of a five-chapter publication series, this catalogue celebrates a new iteration of the artist's color spectrum series that congregates his art, the architecture of the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, and the public as collaborators in an all-encompassing experience.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
Final chapter of a publication series by Ugo Rondinone, this catalogue presents the artist's exhibition on the occasion of the reopening of the Bass Museum of Art in Miami. The volume also takes a look at the Museum's acquisition of Rondinone's Miami Mountain, which follows his iconic mountain series, recognizable for their brightly colored, fluorescent contrasting palates.

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.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
Reference monograph.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
This publication gathers a series of snapshots of domestic and exotic animals, mostly taken at night by automatically triggered “camera traps”.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Making Sense reports on ten years of Research in Art and Design at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne. It features a synopsis of research projects and a selection of projects' descriptions, accompanied by conversations on design and artistic research between ECAL professors and leading scholars in these fields.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A hundred black and white portraits of students from ECAL – University of Art and Design Lausanne, made between 2013 and 2016 by photographer and teacher Anoush Abrar.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Centre de la photographie Genève
This monograph is a photographic record of the interiors of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, before its renovation. The work of François Vermot is the last visual testimony of this labyrinthine building with authoritarian architecture. Built in the 1930s, the Palace was the headquarters of the League of Nations, and then became the European center of the United Nations.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Edition Patrick Frey
Some four thousand Polaroids depicting nearly fifteen years in the life of artist and former director of the Lausanne art school, ECAL. This photographic diary offers an intimate and erotic portrait of Keller, from its time in 1970s New York to trips to South America and Europe. With texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Stéphanie Moisdon.

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
Yvon Lambert – Fiction
A crime novel in which the narrator chases a mysterious woman from Paris to Barcelona, via Basel and Bucharest. The text is accompanied by a series of photographs by Felice Varini taken from four walks in Paris, Rome, New York, and Krefeld.

French edition
Centre culturel suisse Paris
Naturalis Historia is the result of an ambitious multimedia research on the history of nature. Taking an encyclopedic approach, artist Pauline Julier explores several nature stories appealing to the arts and sciences to create this vast narrative. The 504-page edition includes a rich iconography, original texts as well as interviews with Philippe Descola and Bruno Latour.

trilingual edition (English / French / German)
Centre culturel suisse Paris
Artist's book containing a selection of 80 erotic drawings and watercolours taken from the 66 sketchbooks that the artist has used since 1972, and never previously published.

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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
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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Florence Loewy
A timeless photographic ballad, through a few shots taken in the archeology museum in Athens.

German edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This book presents a wide range of artistic working processes that Peter Radelfinger developed and implemented together with students in various disciplines during the many years he taught at Zurich University of the Arts: several series of elementary (to begin with, drawing and performing) exercises, strategies and techniques of working with images, researching, artistic actions and complex artistic projects.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
The complete Sun Paintings.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
The complete Horizon Paintings.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Monographs
The complete Landscape Paintings.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
Art Basel's 2016 official annual publication.

English edition
JRP|Ringier – Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
This book is the first compilation of the history of the Mamco; it offers a diachronic path through the institution's first 22 years of existence, from its foundation in 1994 up to 2016, and presents some one hundred exhibitions via illustrations, as well as a brief introductory text describing the characteristics and formats of the shows, and some of traces they have left in the collection.

English edition
Nieves
After Rambo, Beni Bischof gives an entertaining and unique interpretation of Disney classic Bambi. Both funny and disturbing.

English edition
Nieves
This book is a reinterpretation of the classic children's picture book by English Author and Illustrator John Burningham from 1979, illustrating the preference game “Would you rather”… With enchanting drawings made out of sand by Carolina Cerbaro.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Collection of recent essays and poems in which the American poet and critic examines issues of genealogy and influence, the poverty and privilege of place, architecture's relationship to language, and feminist economies of writing, reading, and art making.

English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
An international history of video art and experimental cinema networks in the early 1970s: the volume casts a new eye on various exhibitions, broadcasts and production and distribution structures, including a case study on Jonas Mekas' Anthology Film Archives.

English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Taking as a point of departure a photograph of actress Jane Fonda in Vietnam, Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin reflect on the role of intellectuals in the revolutionary process. Originally published in 1972, this Letter to Jane is one of the last texts issued by the two founders of the Dziga Vertov Group.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
last available copies!
The first of a four-chapter publication series by Ugo Rondinone, this catalogue documents the installation Vocabulary of Solitude—an arrangement of his works inspired by the color spectrum. The centerpiece comprises forty-five life-size sculptures of passive and contemplative clowns, who together describe the anguish of human solitude.

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
Appetite for the Magnificent is a photographic and essayistic exploration of the history and present-day world of the aquarium. The contribution by David and Tania Willen tackles the aesthetic dimension of Swiss present-day aquariums, while Jörg Scheller's essay on naturalist Philip Henry Gosse retraces the evolution of the aquarium at the interface between art, science and religion...

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Catalogue documenting a project that entertwines Georg Keller artistic one-man enterprise with Switzerland's biggest department store chain Manor. Interviews with employees at various levels of the corporate hierarchy form the first thread of the narrative. The second delves into the artist's creative work.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This artist's book presents a recent series of works by Emil Michael Klein. These large-scale oil paintings on canvas, executed from 2013 to 2016, are transformed here by the medium, format and reduced size of the printed book. Designer Teo Schifferli has brought together the artist's own selection of 30 high-quality art prints of his paintings, including different takes and angles on those canvases, as well as other stand-alone works by Klein.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
For two years, Laurence Rasti photographed Iranian homosexual refugees who transit through the city of Denizli in Turkey, waiting to join a host country where to live their sexuality freely. The resulting photographic series explores the sensitive concepts of identity and gender, while juxtaposing the gravity of the situation with lighter and hopeful moments.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
For three years Rico Scagliola and Michael Meier have been taking candid photographs of people from all walks of life and of every age in public and semi-public urban spaces: on streets and city squares, in cafés and bars, train stations and airports, stores and shopping centers. Combined with genuine words taken from the internet or heard in the street, this photographic series is a comédie humaine of the present day and age.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
First artist's book: 25 poetic notes on love written on a memorandum.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Photographic account of the two photographers's automobile trip from Switzerland to Mongolia, through the mystical realms of the East.

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