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Emmanuel Alloa - Le contemporain, l\'intempestif et l\'imminent - Petits arrangements avec une époque
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A reflection on our present, through a series of portraits of contemporary artists.
Vertiges des temps - Dialogue entre l\'art contemporain et l\'archéologie
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
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
forthcoming
First French translation of a seminal text of media theory, which this edition contextualizes, notably through the debate it provoked with Baudrillard.
Identités du transitoire
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The dimension of the transitory in the fields of architecture, urbanism and design, as a new horizon of thought and action concerning all aspects of urban life, in its economic and ecological complexity.
Couleur et soin
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
For the past ten years or so, several hospitals, art and design schools, social science researchers and design agencies have been mobilizing around the notion of care, a concept derived from American féminist philosophy. This publication aims to explore the place of color in this concept of care.
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
forthcoming
Saul Bass - Autopsie du design cinématographique
2021
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
The first book to examine the life and work of the fascinating figure of Saul Bass, exploring the designer's revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries.
Faire, faire faire, ne pas faire - Entretiens sur la production de l’art contemporain
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
This book examines the modes of execution in contemporary art from the viewpoint of production, by means of a series of eighteen interviews. It presents a plural and polyphonic thinking, bringing together the words of different participants concerned with the realisation of artworks and several generations of artists.
Sarah Thornton - 33 artistes en 3 actes
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
forthcoming
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.
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.
Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste - La vitalité révélée par la technique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collective and transdisciplinary study of the representation of plants and their powers to reflect on the question of animation, cinema, photography and, more broadly, image, in the Anthropocene era and in the context of the "vegetal turn" at work in the human sciences as well as in contemporary art.
Minor Cinema - Experimental Film in Switzerland
2020
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
An archeology of Swiss experimental film.
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.
Gernot Böhme - Aisthétique - Pour une esthétique de l\'expérience sensible
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A science of sensitive experience prolonged by a theory of atmospheres, at the origins of philosophical aesthetics.
Architectures de mémoire
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
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.
Design et pensée du care - Pour un design des microluttes et des singularités
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collective reflection on reciprocal relations between design and the ethics of care, in the areas of health, social innovation, objects, or the environmental issue.
Myr Muratet - Manuel d\'écologie urbaine
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
This manual proposes a state of current 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.
Uncertain Patterns - Teaching and Learning Socially Engaged Art
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An overview of study programs teaching socially engaged art.
Jacques Rancière - Le travail des images - Conversations avec Andrea Soto Calderón
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A conversation, accompanied by an introduction by Andrea Soto Calderón, to better understand the crucial role that images occupy in Jacques Rancière's work, and how images are the site of imaginative and reconfiguring operations.
Maurice Fréchuret - L\'art et la vie - Comment les artistes rêvent de changer le monde, XIXe-XXIe siècle
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
The reconciliation of art and life, at the heart of the reflection and practice of many modern and contemporary movements.
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