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English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
Thomas Krempke's photographic diary.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
A series of photographs of the Rhône Glacier in Switzerland, taken between the summers of 2014 and 2017. Each year during this season, the authorities cover the glacier with blankets to fight melting ice.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
A very special overview of the work of a new media art pioneer: snapshots from all over the world, paintings, collages, graphic and ornamental works, and various artifacts from the artist's collections, which include everything from old magazines to fabric patterns.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes
forthcoming
A closer reading of the late poetry of Jean Hans Arp (1886-1966), major figure of the Dada movement in Zurich, a friend of the surrealists, painter, sculptor, also author of an important bilingual poetic work, which covers more than half a century of creation (with a choice of poems previously unpublished).

English edition
Nieves
New works on paper.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
First monograph.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
First monograph dedicated to the artistic freelance photography of industrial photographer and filmmaker Giorgio Wolfensberger (1945-2016). Beginning with the black-and-white documentary photography of his first years, the publication then documents a rich body of colorful photographs depicting with humor, the strangeness of everyday life and its objects.

bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Editions – Premières monographies
First monograph on Swiss painter Sylvain Croci-Torti.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Cosa Mentale
A rereading of the work of the Swiss architect.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Edition Patrick Frey
A series of portraits of performance artist, avowed transsexual anarchist with no place to call home, macho woman, fashion model for Marianne Alvoni, target for the Swiss tabloid: Eve-Claudine Lorétan, alias Coco.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Published in collaboration with the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, this book guides the reader through the discovery of Latifa Echakhch's jardin mécanique, her latest exhibition at the Monegasque institution. A collection of visual and written essays, the publication explores the artist's take on the museum's collection of automatons and set models, as well as on the historical representations of the Exotic Garden of Monaco, through the form of a flipbook, translating on the page the motion of the five video works specifically produced for the exhibition.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Shelter Press – Livres
Soil Affinities explores the connections of (post)colonial history and the movement of plants for agriculture, from Aubervilliers, a northern suburb of Paris, to formerly French West Africa (Mali and Senegal). This publication and Uriel Orlow's eponymous project retrace the lines and networks of earthly connections between plants and humans through images, maps, texts, and interviews conducted in France, Senegal, and Mali over the span of two years.

trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Aparté
First monograph.

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.

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Nieves
Tennis Courts III completes the subject of empty, abandoned courts, one after another like a long sequence shot through different seasons and different places.

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Edition Patrick Frey
Monograph showcasing 18 years of practice by the Swiss photographer. Alternating snapshots, self-portraits, documentary and fashion photography, pictures of arranged landscapes, buildings, people, and furniture, this publication provides a wide overview of Wassmann's artistic approach through associative sequences weaving on a loose narrative, like a stream of consciousness.

German edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This publication features a series of 152 paper dolls by artist Klaudia Schifferle, also co-founder of cult punk band Kleenex / Liliput. These collages, created with magazine cutouts collaged on A4 paper, embody a certain vision of modern life, identified by consumerism and commodity fetishism.

German edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This publication presents an overview of the Zurich photographer's work as well as a very personal record of the Swiss and European arts scene of the past sixty years. Edited by Barbara Stauss, it's also a daughter's tribute to her father on his 80th birthday.

German edition
JRP|Editions – Anthologies et théories de l'art
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
Edition Patrick Frey
An architectural exploration of haunted locations in Singapore.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
In 2017, Shane Lavalette crossed Switzerland to do a photo essay on Swiss rural life. To that end, he followed the itinerary taken some eighty years ago by Swiss photojournalism pioneer Theo Frey. This publication juxtaposes these old and new views of the Swiss countryside to offer up an unusual and moving portrait of a nation.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Monographies et livres d'artistes
This publication emerges from Uriel Orlow's Theatrum Botanicum (2015–18), a multi-faceted project encompassing film, sound, photography, and installation, which looks to the botanical world as a stage for politics, in South Africa and Europe. It brings together documents on the project, and a series of commissioned essays.

English edition
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
Specially designed box containing a series of five books conceived by the New York–based Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone, published over two years to accompany a cycle of exhibitions devoted to works inspired by the color spectrum, with the centerpiece being Vocabulary of Solitude, forty-five life-size sculptures of clowns. Limited edition of 100 copies, box set signed by the artist.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Focusing on a lesser known aspect of Walter Pfeiffer's practice, this monograph explores the Swiss photographer's graphic works throughout the decades: large-scale hyper-realistic pencil drawings, drawings in China ink, colored pencils and watercolors, characterized by a joyful sensuality that emanates from his portraits of friends and his floral still lifes.

English edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
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.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Summary by Swiss artist Manuel Burgener is a companion piece to his 2018 Manor Prize show at the Kunsthaus Pasquart in Biel, Switzerland. The idea behind this artist's book is to undertake a fundamental examination of the purpose of an exhibition catalogue. It asks whether an artwork, especially a sculpture, can be documented at all in the form of a readable depiction.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Monograph by artist Athene Galiciadis gathering unpublished artworks, specially created for this publication: inspired by Emma Kunz, Swiss artist and healer, whose work draws on geometric abstraction, Galiciadis produced a series of drawings—figures, spirals, patterns and vases—printed on graph paper, accompanied by photographic documentation.

English edition
Archive Books
The scripts of Romy Rüegger's performances: a constellation of texts, largely written to be spoken. The scripts as they are printed do not document the performances primarily. They are indications of spacial and temporal layering, juxtapositions of aesthetic and poetic elements and bodies. Overlapping every day observations with archival material, confronting, jumping.

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
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 (livres)
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
JRP|Editions – Hapax (poche)
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
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (livres)
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 (livres)
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.

bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Editions – Monographies
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)
JRP|Editions – Monographies
Since 2003, Thomas Hirschhorn has produced large drawings of about three by four by himself, or with the philosopher Marcus Steinweg, which he calls "Maps", in which he interacts with colored images, fragments of texts and his own comments. This volume focuses on this particular aspect of his practice.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Centre culturel suisse Paris
temporarily out of stock
This artist's book is part of a choreographic project exploring the body/object relationship. It features a photographic series which juxtaposes performers' bodies and objects, creating contradictory associations. The publication also includes two texts by Paul B. Preciado: an essay on the philosophy of movement, and a poem on sexual subjectivity, written with artificial intelligence.

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)
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)
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
Hippocampe – Livres
A collection of experimental poetry.

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

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.

French edition
JRP|Editions – Hapax (poche)
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.

trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
Cosa Mentale
This volume looks at a central aspect of Livio Vacchini's research: his drawings. The publication gives an overview of the Swiss architect's work with an unpublished selection of drawings—plans, cross sections, and facades. It also features an essay by architect Roberto Masiero.

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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