Art & destruction / vandalism / iconoclasm

 
 
Milan Knížák - It\'s Not Quite That Inventive (Sixty Years with Broken Music) (2 CD)
2024
Sub Rosa
forthcoming
The album includes Milan Knížák's 1973 private recording BROKEN MUSIC, released as a multiple of forty copies by Armin Hundertmark in 1983 on Edition Hundertmark, and a live version of BROKEN REBROKEN, performed in January 2020 at the Museum of Czech Music in Prague by Milan Knížák, Petr Ferenc (aka Phaerentz) and Opening Performance Orchestra.
Otto Muehl - Musik 1982-90 (2 vinyl LP)
2023
Tochnit Aleph
85 minutes collection of previously unpublished recordings made at the Friedrichshof commune between 1982 and 1990. Performed by Otto Muehl and members of the commune. Includes actionist group-music, improvised conceptual pieces, and barpianist-songs.
David Douard - U Killed me First (Melody)
2022
English edition
various
Publication constituting a continuation of Melody, the installation created by David Douard for Sculpture Garden, acquired by the city of Geneva, and which was subsequently vandalized.
Ross Bolleter - Average Human Heart
2022
English edition
Lenka lente
In Average Human Heart, inspired by Eduardo Galeano's The Book of Embraces and Jorge Luis Borges's Ficciones, Ross Bolleter offers more than 100 vignettes (or "left hand stories") primarily on music and musical experience.
Milan Knížák - Another State of Stagnation / Piano Pieces (1991-2021) (CD)
2022
Sub Rosa
Six unreleased piano pieces by Milan Knízák, written between 1991 and 2021, played by Czech piano virtuoso Miroslav Beinhauer.
Otto Muehl - Musik 1982-90 (CD)
2022
Tochnit Aleph
Collection of recordings made at the Friedrichshof commune between 1982 and 1990. Includes actionist group-music, improvised conceptual pieces, and barpianist-songs.
Pierre Pinoncelli - Pierre Pinoncelli, l\'artiste à la phalange coupée (DVD)
2022
French edition
a.p.r.e.s editions - Documents & Video Works (DVD)
A documentary film made over 10 years by Virgile Novarina, portraying the iconoclastic artist Pierre Pinoncelli, known since the 1960s for his shocking happenings.
Attaques
2022
French edition
Attaques
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
An journal of critical and political poetry: Leslie Kaplan, Rothenberg, arts and critical positions, an anthology of contemporary Central American poetry, a catalog of visual poetry, a dossier on the Brazilian concrete poetry group Noigandres, new translations of William Blake by Jean-Jacques Viton...
Cahiers mésozoaires - Destructions
2022
French edition
Cahiers mésozoaires
Destruction/reconstruction and contemporary art.
Milan Knížák - Aktual University (CD)
2022
Sub Rosa
15.00 11.00 €
Two pieces based on Milan Knízak's canonical text Aktual University, dating from 1967, containing ten short lectures outlining the university's character—On Conflict, On Dreams, On Revolutions, On Love, On Belief, On Art, etc. These lectures were to serve as inspirational schemes for lectures, seminars and discussions held at an ideal university.
Maria Chávez - De la technique - Processus aléatoires sur platine
2021
French edition
ARTDERIEN
This book is a documented and illustrated manual of the turntablism practices developed by Maria Chávez over many years. It encourages experimentation and personal research through numerous examples and detailed instructions.
Gustav Metzger - Writings (1953-2016)
2019
English edition
JRP|Editions - Anthologies & Art Theory
The complete writings of an influential figure.
Espace art actuel - On Destruction
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Espace art actuel
Art, destruction and creation.
 Syndicat - Proof
2018
no text
Empire - Books
A visual archive of the Islamic State's destruction of artifacts.
Mario de Vega - Smells Like Teen Spirit (CD)
2018
Tochnit Aleph
14.00 10.00 €
Recording of a sound performance executed in October 2016 in the exhibition space of Berlin record store Rumpsti Pumsti. Using sanding machines and a hammer, the Mexican artist destroyed one copy of each publication ever released by Tochnit Aleph label. Without an audience present, the action was documented with two dynamic microphones.
Éric Watier - Tout l\'inventaire des destructions
2018
French edition
Incertain Sens - Artist's books and editions
Nearly 20 years after the publication of his first inventory, Éric Watier has collected 100 new examples of artworks deliberately destroyed by their creators. This new edition combines 200 destruction cases in one volume.
Ross Bolleter - Du piano-épave - The Well Weathered Piano
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Lenka lente
In Western Australia, musician Ross Bolleter collects ruined pianos that he parks into open cemeteries and from which he draws his inspiration for his compositions. In this publication, Bolleter explains his musical practice and tells the unique story of these ruined pianos scattered in the heart of the Australian territory.
Maurice Fréchuret - Effacer - Paradoxe d\'un geste artistique
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Dedalus
A typology of erasure as artistic gesture throughout the twentieth century.
Revue & Corrigée
2016
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
The Portsmouth Sinfonia, Jean-Marie Massou, thelast chapter of the history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin, Le Splendide Isolement De L'électronique by Kasper T. Toeplitz...
Milan Knížák - Broken Music (vinyl LP)
2015
Sub Rosa
Milan Knížák 1979's masterpiece never re-released in vinyl before: classic collages of noises created during performances and happenings, widely regarded as important sound art documents on record.
Revue & Corrigée
2015
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Sophie Agnel, Anne Montaron, Vivian Grezzini, frederic dumond, Kasper T Toeplitz on the notion of composition...
Revue & Corrigée
2015
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Stephen O'Malley, Julien Palomo / Improvising Beings, the Polish scene by Kasper Toeplitz, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin...
Revue & Corrigée
2015
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Jean-Noël Cognard and his label Bloc Thyristors, a portrait of Anna Zaradny, Jean-Claude Eloy's virtual orchestra, music and handicap, a tribute to Bernard Heidsieck, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin...
Dario Gamboni - La destruction de l\'art - Iconoclasme et vandalisme depuis la Révolution française
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
The relationship between Modern art and its destruction.
Revue & Corrigée
2014
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Rashad Becker, Catherine Lamb, video in performing Arts, Festival Sonorités, what is normal music?, Cie Ouïe/Dire, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin...
Revue & Corrigée
2014
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Lasse Marhaug, Les Instants Chavirés, William Basinski, Uzeste Musical / Cie Lubat de Gasconha, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin (on John Cage)...
Revue & Corrigée
2014
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Luc & Brunhild Ferrari's Chantal, Eliane Radigue by Kasper Toeplitz, Yvain Von Stebut, Musique Action festival, filming music, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin (part 5)...
Art and Culture in Times of Conflict - Contemporary Reflections
2014
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
(last copies available!)
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.
Revue & Corrigée
2013
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Christine Baudillon, Robin Fox, PaaLabRes, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin (part 4)...
Gustav Metzger - Auto-creative Art
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
Mathieu Copeland editions
The most monumental auto-creative work ever made by Gustav Metzger (catalogue of the exhibition at MAC Lyon, with numerous archive documents, newly commissioned texts and a conversation with the artist).
Revue & Corrigée
2013
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Jonas Kocher, Guy Girard, Tetsuo Furudate, Festival Densités, PaaLabRes, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin (part 3)...
Renoncer à l\'art - Figures du romantisme et des années 1970
2013
French edition
Roven - books
Renunciation as an artistic practice.
Revue & Corrigée
2013
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
The experimental scene in Cairo, radio studios in Warsaw, PaaLabRes, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin (part 2), Sandra Remski's writings during live shows, the retro-krautrock-mania...
Revue & Corrigée
2013
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Esther Ferrer, PaaLabRes, Eric Cordier, Le 102 in Grenoble, Lionel Marchetti, a history of musical destructions by Matthieu Saladin...
Éric Watier - L\'inventaire des destructions
2012
French edition
Incertain Sens - Artist's books and editions
An inventory of gestures of artists who deliberately destroyed their own works.
Sven Lütticken - Idols of the Market - Modern Iconoclasm and the Fundamentalist Spectacle
2009
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
This book reexamines the legacies of modern theoretical and artistic iconoclasm in the context of the current religious-political image wars.
Simon Dybbroe Møller - Kompendium
2009
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
An artist book accompanying the Danish artist's first comprehensive solo exhibition at the Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Kunstverein Hannover.
Simon Dybbroe Møller -
2007
bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
First monograph.
Otto Muehl - Lettres à Erika - Journal de l\'actionnisme
2004
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Bibliothèque art action pensée
The correspondance between Otto Muehl and Erika Stocker forms an intense journal of Viennese actionism, and more particularly of the artist's work.
Otto Muehl - Lettres de prison
2004
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Bibliothèque art action pensée
Otto Muehl was condemned to 7 years of prison in 1991. He exchanged letters with his family and friends, he painted.
Otto Muehl - Sortir du bourbier
2001
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Bibliothèque art action pensée
The actionnist's autobiography.
Claudio Parmiggiani - Livre d\'heures - Dessins de projets
1997
bilingual edition (French / Italian)
MAMCO - Artists' books
27.00 15.00 €
This "book of hours" is a first time assemblage of a large number of project drawings.
Paysages virtuels
1991
French edition
Dis Voir - Video
Giving a good introduction to the virtual realm, this book examines, through art, science and culture, the two visual forms and utopias that exemplifies our modern era: video and computerized images.
Milan Knížák - String Quartets (vinyl LP)
2019
Sub Rosa
sold out
A compilation of string compositions and collages by multimedia artist and composer Milan Knížák, performed by the fama Q string quartet.
Christophe Lemaitre - The Life and Death of Works of Art
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Tombolo Presses
sold out
A collection of stories and of theoretical texts focusing on the modalities of existence of artworks, starting with a collection of items that used to be works of art.
Gustav Metzger - Act or Perish! - A Retrospective
2016
English edition
Nero
sold out
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…).
Giovanna Silva - Syria - A Travel Guide to Disappearance
2016
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
sold out
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.
Alain Schnapp - Ruines - Essai de perspective comparée
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History –
sold out
A comparative history of the ruins from the ancient East to the modern West.
 FUZI UV TPK - Ma Ligne
2011
French edition
Edition Patrick Frey
sold out
An archive of vandalism.
Cyprien Gaillard - Geographical Analogies
2010
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
sold out
Artist's book (limited edition).
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