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Emmanuel Alloa - Le contemporain, l\'intempestif et l\'imminent - Petits arrangements avec une époque
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A reflection on our present, through a series of portraits of contemporary artists.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - The Indian Files
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A much-needed mapping of the Indian art scene.
Travailler, lutter, diffuser - Archives militantes du Centre Grisélidis Réal de documentation internationale sur la prostitution, Genève
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first publication on the archive created by the Swiss writer, painter, activist and prostitute Grisélidis Réal (1929-2005) since the 1970s, containing more than 10,000 documents that trace the international mobilizations for the rights of sex workers and their struggles against exclusion and stigmatization.
Vertiges des temps - Dialogue entre l\'art contemporain et l\'archéologie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
Jean-Loup Amselle - L\'art de la friche - Essai sur l\'art contemporain africain
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An anthropologist's view of contemporary African creation.
François Aubart - Excès, passion et manipulation - L\'attitude de la Pictures Generation
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A study of the relationship that Pictures Generation artists have with the control of representations, and by representations.
Dominique Pasqualini - Du biface à l\'interface - Artefacts, affects, etc.
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
From the prehistoric biface to the telephone interface, whose lightning diffusion concretizes a new anthropological threshold for humanity: a theoretical articulation of current global issues from prehistory, thought as the privileged site where to rest the questions of the technique, the language and the image, between archaeology of the media, anthropology, geology, biology and science-fiction.
Dominique Pasqualini - Dummy Airbag Test - Essais en accidentologie bio-mécanique opto-électronique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
Richard Hertz - Jack Goldstein et la CalArts Mafia
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
The fascinating story of Jack Goldstein, the beginnings of CalArts, and some of the illustrious fellows who, in the 1970s and 1980s, led the transition from conceptual art to the Pictures Generation, paints an uncompromising picture of the art world then and now.
Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
Renewing our understanding of Ruscha's art.
Valérie Da Costa - Paul Thek in Italy (1962-1976)
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An essay on the Italian period (1962-1976) of the American artist, never studied before although it has deeply influenced the imagination and the work of Paul Thek.
Bénédicte Ramade - Vers un art anthropocène - L\'art écologique américain pour prototype
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first study devoted to the American ecological art movement.
Antonio Somaini - Culture visuelle - Images, regards, dispositifs, médias
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
Resistance Anew - Culture, Artworks & Democracy
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Bringing together previously unpublished essays by internationally renowned philosophers, cultural theorists, activists, and art historians, this volume provides a toolkit for addressing contemporary theories and practices of resistance.
Résister, encore - Œuvres d\'art, culture & démocratie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Bringing together previously unpublished essays by internationally renowned philosophers, cultural theorists, activists, and art historians, this volume provides a toolkit for addressing contemporary theories and practices of resistance.
Giorgia Aiello - Communication, espace, image
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
A critical approach to visual communication and contemporary globalist aesthetics.
Brian Massumi - Pensée en acte - Vingt propositions pour la recherche-création
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
20 proposals for the intersection of artistic practice and research in academic milieu.
Jalil Bennani - Des Djinns à la psychanalyse - Nouvelle approche des pratiques traditionnelles et contemporaines
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
A new approach to psychological suffering, integrating non-Western knowledge with that of psychiatry and psychoanalysis, in order to rethink the cultural and linguistic heritages and crossings that constitute a plural universal.
Jean Kempf - Les conquérants de l\'inutile - Photographes de conflits américains au tournant du XXIe siècle
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
American conflict photographers at the turn of the 21th century.
Benjamin Lavigne - Le Petit Surhomme des jeux vidéo et la gamification du monde - Éthique de la manipulation par l’interactivité ludique
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The Nietzschean notion of superman and the very real effects of the virtual, the networks, the digital image and the video game in human interrelationships: a striking essay resulting from the posthumously defended thesis of Benjamin Lavigne (1981-2020), which draws up a singular, committed and rigorous critic of the technological foundations of contemporary society.
Architectures of Memory
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
The complex architectures of the new “memory palaces”, from libraries, archives and museums to the IT structures, databases and server farms that feed the flow of data on the network.
Roula Matar - L\'architecture selon Gordon Matta-Clark
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The architectural proposals of Gordon Matta-Clark.
Les Carnets du BAL - L\'image sans l\'homme
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
The non-human images, challenging our own relationship to the world.
Museum of the Future - Now What?
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Rethinking the role of the museum today.
Laura Kurgan - Si loin, si proche - Cartographie, technologie et politique
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An analysis of the spatial representations using new digital location and mapping technologies, in the light of the political issues that accompany their multiple interpretations.
Zaven Paré - Le spectacle anthropomorphique - Entre les singes et les robots
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
From the observation of a society of capuchin monkeys and thought experiments borrowed from theater, Zaven Paré, artist and researcher in interaction design, specialist in theater and robotics, attempts to dismantle the pitfalls of anthropomorphization, in an attention that seeks to preserve the irreducible character of an interspecific copresence.
Hito Steyerl - De l\'art en duty free - L\'art à l\'époque de la guerre civile planétaire
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A caustic diagnosis of the situation of the current art, by one of its major protagonists.
Le phototexte engagé - Une culture visuelle du militantisme au XXe siècle
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An original multidisciplinary study of the text-image pair in its political dimension, from the militancy of the early twentieth century to the struggles for "visibility" of minorities.
Valérie Mavridorakis - Siah Armajani, pragmatisme et anarchie (1957-1988)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An in-depth study of the elaboration of the functional architectures-sculptures of the American artist of Iranian origin Siah Armajani (1939-2020), between utopia and pragmatism, allegorizing as much the ideals as the contradictions of the American democracy before being dedicated to figures of the anarchy.
Benjamin H. Bratton - La Terraformation 2019
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
A provocative and stimulating manifesto by Benjamin Bratton that promotes new ways of inhabiting (and artificialising) the planet, facing the environmental, economic and social crisis that radically belies the possibility of a continuation of the current globalised capitalist model.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger - Jeu de construction pour une théorie des médias - suivi de Usages d\'une théorie marxiste des médias
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
First French translation of a seminal text of media theory, which this edition contextualizes, notably through the debate it provoked with Baudrillard.
Myr Muratet - Manual of Urban Ecology
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Miscellaneous
This manual provides the current state of knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
Le Comportement des Choses
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
A polyphonic investigation that reveals the potential of fictional and philosophical suggestion of the animation of things, questioning the persistence of forms of animism within the project of modernity, in the horizon of a questioning of the anthropocentric foundations of the Western culture.
Sarah Thornton - 33 artistes en 3 actes
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
French edition of the compelling narrative that goes behind the scenes with the world's most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art.
Politiques de la distraction
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
A collective and transdisciplinary reflection on the notion of distraction, thought both as the stigma of our societies and as its antidote.
Walter Grasskamp - The Angel Vanishes - Profiles in Postmodern Art
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Four decades of incisive writing about contemporary art, fired by enthusiasm and scepticism alike, by the eminent German cultural critic and commentator Walter Grasskamp (essays on Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Duane Hanson, Jörg Immendorff, Axel Kasseböhmer, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Karin Kneffel, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sigmar Polke, Markus Raetz, Gerhard Richter, Sarkis, Aldo Walker, Ben Willikens).
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux - antiDATA – La désobéissance numérique - Art et hacktivisme technocritique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
An analysis of the technocritical acts and strategies by artists, hackers and activists in the (post-)digital age.
Tomáš Štrauss - Beyond the Great Divide - Essays on European avant gardes from East to West
2020
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
The first English-language anthology of writings by the Slovak critic Tomáš Štrauss.
Jean-Marc Poinsot - Quand l\'œuvre a lieu - L\'art exposé et ses récits autorisés
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An essay on art exhibition.
Erin Manning - Le geste mineur
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Erin Manning expands her research on movement politics to the concept of minor gesture.
Architectures de mémoire
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC / Labex
The complex architectures of the new “memory palaces”, from libraries, archives and museums to the IT structures, databases and server farms that feed the flow of data on the network.
Pascal Mougin - Moderne / contemporain - Art et littérature des années 1960 à nos jours
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
An analysis of the relationship between art and literature over the last six decades.
Myr Muratet - Manuel d\'écologie urbaine
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
This manual provides the current state of knowledge on the functioning of nature in an urban environment: its ecology.
Exhibiting in an Educational Field - LiveInYourHead 2009-2019
2019
texts in English and French
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
This hybrid publication's starting point relies in ten years of activities of LiveInYourHead, Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD)'s exhibition space. Between a catalogue, an archive and a collective publication, this book explores the relationships between art education and curatorial knowledge.
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