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Abdullah Al Saadi - Sometimes you have to go a long way to come back a short distance
2024
English edition
Kaph Books
forthcoming
A comprehensive overview of the Emirati artist's practice, with numerous archive documents.
Shahryar Nashat - 17 Waves
2024
English edition
Lenz Press
forthcoming
New monograph.
Simone Fattal -
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - Imagine/otherwise
forthcoming
In this deeply personal volume, Simone Fattal's close friend and confidante Hans Ulrich Obrist delves into the artist's past to explore the remarkable breadth of her body of work.
Omar Kholeif -
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - Imagine/otherwise
forthcoming
In this critical biography, Omar Kholeif offers an introductory field guide to Magda Stawarska's practice.
After Rain - Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale 2024
2024
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
forthcoming
The catalog for 2024 Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, under the artistic direction of Ute Meta Bauer, featuring some one hundred artists of different generations: a testament of a unique moment within a changing Saudi Arabian cultural ecosystem.
Myrna Ayad - Alcove - Intimate Essays on Arab Modernist Artists
2024
English edition
Kaph Books
Spanning a pivotal time in Arab art, from the 1950s through to the 1980s, this book celebrates the lives, careers, and personas of some of the region's pioneering artists (from Huguette Caland to Hamed Nada and Etel Adnan) and features archival material, images of artworks as well as of the artists themselves.
Charif Majdalani - L\'Art et son Lieu - Essai sur les trente ans de la Galerie Janine Rubeiz
2024
French edition
Kaph Books
The story of the Galerie Janine Rubeiz, a major venue on Beirut's cultural and artistic scene.
Nasser Rabbat - Critical Encounters
2024
English edition
Dongola
The second installment in the Dongola Architecture Series, dedicated to the great voices of contemporary architecture in the Arab culture, delves into the life and work of the distinguished Syrian architect and architecture historian Nasser Rabbat.
Lantian Xie - Mass Traffic
2024
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A kino-political theory of the 21st century.
Ali Cherri - Dreams of a Dreamless Night
2024
English edition
Lenz Press
The publication is the first institutional monograph on the multimedia practice of artist and director Ali Cherri. It aims to highlight the constellation of ideas, themes, and formal concerns running through his most recent, highly significant projects.
Maurice Louca - Moonshine (vinyl LP)
2023
Sub Rosa
A live, raw, collective sound by Maurice Louca & his band Elephantine.
Farkhondeh Shahroudi - Wir sind die feder in des schreibers hand, wohin wir gehen, ist uns nicht bekannt
2023
trilingual edition (English / German / Persian)
Archive Books
currently out of stock
The first monographic overview publication of the work of Iranian artist Farkhondeh Shahroudi.
Tarek Atoui - Waters\' Witness #03
2023
English edition
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
The fourth volume in a series that documents Tarek Atoui's project Waters' Witness, created in collaboration with French photographer and Atoui's long-term collaborator, Alexandre Guirkinger, is intended as a visual embodiment of the work's development for Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
Elika Hedayat -
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Empire - Books
First monograph of the Franco-Iranian artist.
 Malayeen - Malayeen (vinyl LP)
2023
Discrepant
Repress of the Lebanese trio's 2014 album, born from Raed Yassin and Charbel Haber's love for the music of quintessential Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid, disassembling and re-configuring the work and style of the iconic guitarist's innovative take on Arabic music.
Farah Al Qasimi - Star Machine
2023
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
An overview of photo and video works by Farah Al Qasimi between 2017 and 2021, with which the artist investigates how spaces and subjectivities inflect and influence each other.
Helen Khal - Gallery One and Beirut in the 1960s
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Catalogue of an exhibition centered on the work of the artist and writer Helen Khal (1923-2009), an influential figure in the Lebanese art scene.
 The Dwarfs of East Agouza - High Tide In The Lowlands (vinyl LP)
2023
Sub Rosa
Hypnotic instrumental improvisation-based explorations by the trio from Cairo featuring Maurice Louca (Alif, Bikya), Sam Shalabi (Land of Kush, Shalabi Effect) and Alan Bishop (Sun City Girls, The Invisible Hands, Alvarius B.) are propelled by North African percussion loops and shimmering keys, a West African tinged free jazz guitar and a driving Krautrock-style acoustic bass.
In Plain Sight - Scenes from Aridly Abundant Landscapes
2023
English edition
Kaph Books
What architectural possibilities can emerge when we reimagine arid landscapes as spaces of abundance? (a collective book conceived as a travelogue that challenges preconceptions around aridity: the official publication of UAE's National Pavilion at Venise Biennale of Architecture).
Bana Haffar - Intimaa\' / إ​ن​ت​م​ا​ء (vinyl LP)
2023
Touch
A work engaging with the materiality of sound, the essence of cloth, and the symbiosis of the machine and handmade by transposing weaving draft notation into graphic scores and rhythmic sequencing.
Monumental Shadows - On museums, memory and the making of history
2023
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
A critical investigation into the material heritage and entangled histories of Western encyclopedic museums.
Rita Elhajj - Under water and up in the air
2023
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Clinamen
A symbolic and political science fiction short story written in four languages.
Marc Codsi - Songs from the Aftermath (vinyl LP)
2023
Discrepant
Marc Codsi’s new Arabic infused synth oriented album.
Fahd Burki - Daydreams
2023
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
An overview of the Pakistani artist's practice over the past 15 years.
Ammar Khammash - Notes on Formation
2023
English edition
Dongola
69.00 60.00 €
The first issue of the Dongola Architecture Series, dedicated to the most iconic contemporary architects of Arab culture, dives into the transdisciplinary perspective of Jordanian architect, artist and anthropologist Ammar Khammash.
On Foraging - Food knowledge and Environmental Imaginaries in the UAE\'s landscape
2023
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
Transformative solutions for food insecurity in the UAE over the past 50 years.
Ali Kazma - Sentimental / A House of Ink
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Empire
Recent video works by Turkish artist Ali Kazma.
 Civil Architecture - Foreign Architecture / Domestic Policy
2022
English edition
Humboldt Books - Globetrotter
A project by architects Hamed Bukhamseen and Ali Karimi questioning geopolitical strategies related to the development of Kuwait's global oil distribution.
Nayla Romanos Iliya - The Phoenician Alphabet
2022
English edition
Kaph Books
Publication dedicated to Lebanese artist Nayla Romanos Iliya's "Small Characters" sculptures, inspired by and named after each of the 22 letters of the Phoenician Alphabet.
Tarek Atoui - Waters\' Witness #02
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
MUDAM
An exploration of the soundscape of coastal cities by the French-Lebanese artist.
Omar Kholeif -
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - Imagine/otherwise
The first comprehensive monograph of the art and life of Iranian American artist of Armenian descent Sonia Balassanian: in this deeply personal portrait, author Dr. Omar Kholeif weaves together poetry, memoir, and historical anecdote to trace the contours of Balassanian's world.
Hüma Utku - The Psychologist (2 vinyl LP)
2022
Editions Mego
The sophomore album by the Istanbul born and raised, Berlin based electronic music composer and sound artist Hüma Utku: a series of sonic essays based around themes of psychological phenomena, which can be read as a musical enquiry into the human condition.
Hüma Utku - The Psychologist (CD)
2022
Editions Mego
The sophomore album by the Istanbul born and raised, Berlin based electronic music composer and sound artist Hüma Utku: a series of sonic essays based around themes of psychological phenomena, which can be read as a musical enquiry into the human condition.
Tarik Kiswanson - Nest
2022
bilingual edition (English / Swedish)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A multimedia meditation on time, memory and cultural identity.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Alger-Tokyo - Des émissaires de l\'anticolonialisme en Asie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Al Dante
Al Dante - History, theory & criticism / essays
A transversal vision of the affirmation of a global Afro-Asian South through the anti-colonial resistance and war diplomacy of Algerians in Asia and Japan, bringing together history, politics, political philosophy, and poetics.
Mario Rizzi - Bayt / بيت
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
A complete overview of the vast cinematographic project of the Italian artist and director around the "Arab Spring".
Moshtari Hilal - English in Berlin - Exclusions in a Cosmopolitan Society
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
Wirklichkeit Books
A conversation between the political geographer Sinthujan Varatharajah and the artist Moshtari Hilal on gentrification, asylum policy and double standards of the German majority society. Both authors have become leading voices of a new generation on topics such as racism, having ceated a strong counterpublic through their social media in the last years.
Imran Mir - A World that is not entirely Reflective but Contemplative
2022
English edition
Archive Books
A survey of the abstract and contemplative work of Pakistani artist Imran Mir (1950-2014), with fifteen essays.
Sitara Abuzar Ghaznawi -
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
As a cofounder of Cabaret Voltaire in 1916, Emmy Hennings, with her partner, the Dadaist Hugo Ball, is recognized as having established and environment for collective experimentation. This book gathers an extensive collection of Hennings's writings, ephemera, and art, to give shape to a practice and an individual so ofter flattened for the sake of art historical narrative.
Van Leo - Becoming Van Leo (3 volume box set)
2022
English edition
Archive Books
A monumental study of the life and times of the late Armenian-Egyptian photographer Van Leo (1921-2002), one of the most singular twentieth-century studio photographers in the Arab world.
Philip Rizk - On Trials - A manual for the theatre of law
2022
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Archive Books
An exploration of the performativity of the law within Egypt's spectral legal reality.
Füsun Onur - Once upon a time...
2022
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Retrospective monograh of the pioneer of Turkish contemporary and conceptual art, Füsun Onur.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan - Dirty Evidence
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
currently out of stock
Richly illustrated, this book provides for the first time a visual overview of Lawrence Abu Hamdan's works of more than a decade, and elaborates on a formal vocabulary characterized by the aesthetics of sound and language.
Nairy Baghramian - Misfits
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
This catalogue explores some of the pivotal themes of the artist's research, from her interest in crossing and redefining the border between interior and exterior to the relationship between the aesthetic object and its institutional context.
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim - Between Sunrise and Sunset - Works 1986-2022
2022
English edition
Kaph Books
Published on the occasion of the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, in 2022, this retrospective monograph is the official catalog of the National Pavilion of the United Arab Emirates, which has chosen the Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim to represent them.
Beyrouth - Les temps du design
2022
French edition
Kaph Books
The first retrospective on design in Lebanon, from the 1920s until today, includes works by over 50 designers, uncovering this major design scene in the Middle-East.
Ramsès Younan - The Share of Sand
2022
English edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
The first official monograph project around Ramsès Younan (1913-1966), a major figure and member of the Egyptian surrealists group, this volume gathers an exhaustive catalogue of Younan's paintings, drawings and visual experimentations with an anthology of critical essays about and by the artist.
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros - The Sun Is My Only Ally
2022
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.
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