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French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
forthcoming

French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History
forthcoming
An an extensive analysis of the advent of Kongo Christian visual culture and its and development across four centuries.

French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents
forthcoming
A philosophy of decolonization that intends to show how, in knowledge and the arts, the past can be passed.

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 edition
Archive Books
This catalogue is part of a project investigating the decentralization of the hegemonic and indisputable model of western artistic modernity in the current geo-political scenario. It attempts to reflect on the construction that the West has made of Africa through works from major collections on Italian colonial history, as well as from Fondation Cartier in Paris. It also includes texts from key postcolonial figures W. E. B. Du Bois, Édouard Glissant, and Léopold Sédar Senghor.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
Monographic catalogue structured around installations by Vincent Meessen which examine the influence of the Situationist International in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably through figures such as Lungela Diangani eand Omar Blondin Diop. This richly illustrated book documents both the IS's relationship with the African continent and the artist's discursive, collaborative and para-curatorial activity of the past four years.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
First monograph, spanning ten years of work by Senegalese artist Sheikh Ndiaye. This volume focuses more specifically on his installation practice, in particular the artist's Hippocampus project. It also features a text by Mamadou Diouf and an interview with Ndiaye.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
Bouchra Khalili's films, video installations, photographs and silkscreen prints suggest civic platforms, from which members of minorities perform their strategies of resistance to arbitrary power. This catalogue dedicated to the French-Moroccan artist spans ten years of creation.

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.

trilingual edition (English / Portuguese / Spanish)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
temporarily out of stock
A twenty-year survey of works by Julie Mehretu, considered as one of the foremost painters of her generation.

trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
Ymane Fakhir's project “The Lion's Share” combines sculptures, video, photography, and text, to narrates the story of a bereaved Muslim family and their share of the inheritance. An algebra lesson in which the Moroccan artist examines the place of women in the Muslim family—and beyond.

texts in French and in Arabic
Kulte Editions
At the crossroads of an artist book and a graphic novel, Fawda is an ode to Casablanca's life, presented through a non-linear narrative inspired by vox-pops.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Since 2013, the art magazine Contemporary And (C&) has called attention to exhibitions, artists, and curators from diverse African perspectives while boosting new areas of debate. I am built inside you, C&'s first book, is a compilation of eighteen pieces published since the magazine was launched.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Future Imperfect critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and future contexts for the production, dissemination, and reception of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
This publication comprises a series of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians, and writers who are in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo.

English edition
Toupée
Shot in South Africa in 1992, Moyra Davey's Gold Dumps and Ant Hills is a series of black-and-white photographs of mounds left behind by two types of excavation—one human and one animal. For Davey, the pairings of gold dumps and ant hills “invite not only our imagined associations but, as South African landscapes, our received, politically charged associations as well.” The photographs are presented here in book form for the first time.

bilingual edition (French / Arabic)
Kulte Editions
Music score for four toy pianos, revolving around four notes—A, B, C, and E. Inscribed in the minimalist aesthetic of contemporary music, the piece was inspired by the rhythm of traditional Moroccan ceremonial music. With an essay by video artist and writer Laëtitia Laguzet.

bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press – Monographs and artists' books
First monograph documenting a three-year research on the mineral mica that became the ground for multidisciplinary outcomes, including poems, intricate drawings, modular sculptures that form systems of display, and performances.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
This book offers a first report on the activities of the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League (CATPC), an association for the development of an independent thought on postcolonial power relations within the global art world.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Kamel Mennour
Since 2003, Bourouissa has been developing a multidisciplinary practice rooted in social reality, working primarily with representations of a contemporary urban environment. This catalogue accompanies the Franco-Algerian artist's exhibition at the Barnes Foundation, which gathers his most significant works to date—including Horse Day, his first project in the USA.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume
last available copies!
Instruments is the catalogue accompanying Ismaïl Bahri's exhibition of the same title at the Jeu de Paume. It is also his first monograph. Bahri's oeuvre, which dates back to the 2000s, is like a precise and sensitive record of events and experiments; its often mechanical kinetics are particularly evocative of the film process. His experiments are based on the tiny nuances and minute developments that occur when simple things are brought into contact with each other. They demand an acuteness of gaze that leads one to question the limits of perception and the visible.

Sub Rosa
Anthology of urban and tribal music from the late Ethiopian Empire, first issued in 1971. Presented as two volumes—vol. 1, Mindanoo Mistiru (“What is the Unknown?”), and vol. 2, Gold from Wax (referring to the two layers of meaning in Amharic poetry)—these recordings covers over 70 languages and 200 dialects. Recorded by Ragnar Johnson and Ralph Harrisson.

Sub Rosa
Anthology of urban and tribal music from the late Ethiopian Empire, first issued in 1971. Presented as two volumes—vol. 1, Mindanoo Mistiru (“What is the Unknown?”), and vol. 2, Gold from Wax (referring to the two layers of meaning in Amharic poetry)—these recordings covers over 70 languages and 200 dialects. Recorded by Ragnar Johnson and Ralph Harrisson.

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.

trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
The group exhibition “Fugitive Volumes” at Mohammed VI museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat presents three generations of artists trained at the Tetouan Institut National des Beaux-Arts, and in particular those who have flourished since the 1980s in the orbit of the artist-teacher Faouzi Laatiris, creator of the Volume and Installation workshop at the INBA in 1993. Beyond the documentation on the exhibition, this publication offers a critical and comprehensive archive on the “Ecole de Tetouan” and the history of a contemporary art in Morocco.

English edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Notebook from the South African artist featuring fountain pen's drawings and writings with inserted typescripts.

English edition
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Limited edition of the notebook from the South African artist featuring fountain pen's drawings and writings with inserted typescripts, and an original work, numbered and signed, printed on various formats (1920's coal mining register, books pages, card stock).

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A photographic portrait of Kampala's bustling nightlife.

English edition
Bruno
This prospective study places Africa and the city of Durban at the heart of a project to reconnect the interrupted paths of modernity and of people's emancipation. A singular reflection on architecture and spaces interlocking contemporary issues and dystopian narratives.

billingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
Marocco 1971 offers an intimate, social, and aesthetical portrait of Morocco by Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico. Set during the Summer of 1971, the series also brings back the distinctive spirit of this era.

bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
Photographic companion book to the film La controfigura (“The stand-in”) by Rä di Martino: the tale of a cinema troupe in Marrakech trying to shoot the remake of The Swimmer, the 1968 film with Burt Lancaster, based on a short story of the same name by John Cheever.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Jannink – L'art en écrit
Barthélémy Toguo's address to the African Ministers of Culture for a better recognition of art and African artists on the Continent.

bilingual edition (English / French)
a.p.r.e.s editions
Liaisons urbaines [Urban Connections] chronicles the development and implementation of an eponymous programme for enhancing public spaces in African cities by operations that combine urban planning and development, design, art and heritage.

bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
This “book-object” prompts the reader to piece together a fragmented narrative comprising texts and pictures to color, to copy, to associate…

Jannink – L'art en écrit
Barthélémy Toguo's address to the African Ministers of Culture for a better recognition of art and African artists on the Continent, with an original artwork signed by the artist.

a.p.r.e.s editions
€54.00 €45.00
Box set gathering 2 books / DVDs and one book.

trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
At the heart of this book is a solo exhibition of the work of M'barek Bouhchichi in Rabat, and the artist's first attempt at directly confronting the wound of growing up black in Morocco. With contributions by an anthropologist, a filmmaker, and a writer from Africa, this volume puts recent transformations of Moroccan society into perspective. Beyond studying inequality and spatial segregation, what is at stake is the possibility of transfiguring the stigma of racism through art and research.

trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
With Collective Memory, Mustapha Akrim appropriates one of the most pervasive and widely circulated media of official postcolonial visual culture, the Moroccan dirham. At stake here is how visual representation affects political representation and vice versa.

English edition (original texts in Italian and German)
Mousse – Mousse Publishing (books)
New monograph.

English edition
Sternberg Press – Catalogues
Before History catalogues the exhibition for the Abraaj Group Art Prize 2015, which includes a new body of work by Yto Barrada, the winner of the prize, and existing work by shortlisted artists Sarnath Banerjee, Setareh Shahbazi, and Mounira Al Solh.

English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A series of photographs which dismantles stereotypes by documenting the actual realities of everyday life in Africa.

English edition
Petzel
CvB Singles Uptown Remix presents a survey of work created since 2000—rags, mushrooms, a “soft” fence, an enormous octopus and other curious objects from Cosima's diverse oeuvre.

English edition
Diaphanes – Misceallenous
The first art-historical survey on the multidimensional work of Senegalese artist, curator, and cultural activist El Hadji Sy.

bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Ringier – Reference monographs
Comprehensive monograph.

bilingual edition (English / French)
a.p.r.e.s editions – Documents & Video Works (DVD)
A documentation on the development and reception of Daniel Buren's monumental in situ work in the gardens of the Sacred Heart Church of Casablanca.

bilingual edition (English / French)
Humboldt Books
A photographic account of Carsten Höller's journeys to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for the purpose of a film about Fara Fara music.

French edition
Al Dante – Poetry & Literature
Collection of poems by Cameroonian poet Kouam Tawa.

trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
last available copies!
New Africa gives a photographic redefinition of the African territory, influences and cultures. Beyond Afro-pessimism and outdated folklore figures, this publication reveals the multiple identities of the Arab-African human being.

trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
A protean series of works in which artist Fatima Mazmouz thinks her pregnant body as an artistic process and as a place of performance.

English edition
Sternberg Press – History, Criticism and Theory
Based on the findings of an interdisciplinary research project, Transcultural Modernisms maps out the network of encounters, transnational influences, and local appropriations of an architectural modernity manifested in various ways in housing projects in India, Israel, Morocco, and China.

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