Contemporary art
 
Monographs
 
 
Oscar Oiwa - Transphère - Rio, Tokyo, Paris – Cities, Games
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Rio, Tokyo, Paris: Oscar Oiwa, Brazilian artist of Japanese origin, draws from these three Olympic cities to which he is personally bound, a matter to question the world of today, inviting us to dive into his half-realistic mid-fantasy universe, where sometimes point humor and nostalgia.
Wade Guyton -
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph, presenting over thirty new works produced specifically for a large-scale curatorial project, with an in-depth essay by Tristan Garcia.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Yan Pei-Ming face à Courbet
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
A face to face between the great works of Gustave Courbet and new paintings by contemporary artist Yan Pei-Ming, specially created for the bicentenary of the birth of Courbet.
 Yan Pei-Ming - The Man Who Weeps
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph: a retrospective of Yan Pei-Ming's paintings and watercolors from 2006 to 2019, structured around the figure of disappearance and violence, and around the confrontation with the works of the masters of the past as well as with modern iconography, with essays by Franck Gautherot, David Liot, Xavier Douroux and Fabian Stech.
Sonia Boyce - Thoughtful Disobedience - Nouvelle édition française
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Focusing on several major collaborative performance-videos by a figure of the British Black Art movement, this illustrated monograph includes a series of essays which interpret Boyce's interdisciplinary practice in the light of art history, and analyse her interest in black feminism, cultural studies, film studies, art history and critical theory.
Jean-Luc Moulène - Dessins / Drawings - 1977-2016
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
This monograph spans forty years of drawings and works on paper, offering an insight into a lesser-known part of Moulène's artistic practice. A jubilant documentation rich with autobiographical elements.
 Lee Mingwei - 9 Stories / 9 Histoires / 九則故事
2018
trilingual edition (English / Chinese / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
This trilingual catalogue documents nine essential works from the Taiwanese artist through nine interviews with curators and institution officials, illustrated with archives and exhibition views.
Rémy Zaugg - Après Rémy Zaugg /  Avant Rémy Zaugg
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Rémy Zaugg's early work.
Jay DeFeo - The Ripple Effect
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Catalogue of the double exhibition examining integral themes within American artist Jay DeFeo's (1929-1989) practice, featuring Sam Falls, Rachel Harrison, Wyatt Kahn, Ron Nagle, Gay Outlaw, Tobias Pils, R.H. Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Bosco Sodi, and Oscar Tuazon.
Tomoko Yoneda - Transphère - Dialogue avec Albert Camus
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
This catalogue presents an unpublished series of work by Tomoko Yoneda: the Japanese photographer has followed in the footsteps of Albert Camus, through Algeria and France, carrying on her reflection on the memory of places by way of her sensitive and poetic photographs. It is a subtle evocation of the youth of the author of “The Stranger.”
Valérie Da Costa - Fabio Mauri - The Past in Acts
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
The first study dedicated to Fabio Mauri's performative work.
 Keisuke Kanda & Anrealage - Transphère - Le vêtement réinventé
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Exhibition catalogue dedicated to the meeting of two of the most innovative fashion designers in Japan, Keisuke Kanda and Kunihiko Morinaga.
Haegue Yang - Lingering Nous
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph, documenting 21 installations conceived by Haegue Yang during the past decade.
Sonia Boyce - Thoughtful Disobedience
2017
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Focusing on several major collaborative performance-videos by a figure of the British Black Art movement, this illustrated monograph includes a series of essays which interpret Boyce's interdisciplinary practice in the light of art history, and analyse her interest in black feminism, cultural studies, film studies, art history and critical theory.
Peter Schuyff - Has Been
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
First retrospective catalogue devoted to Dutch painter Peter Schuyff, a prominent member of the Neo-Geo movement, Has Been presents a selection of works produced between 1981 and 1991 in New York. The publication reveals the many paths taken by the artist and exposes the myriad forms which pictorial abstraction can take. Two critical essays, historical reviews, as well as a text written by Peter Schuyff in 1991, shed light on the artist's work of this period and on the complexity of its referential relationships.
Alex Israel -
2017
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Monograph dedicated to the Californian artist, whose work takes the city of Los Angeles as both iconographic source and main subject. This well documented and illustrated publication offers a chronological overview of Israel's heterogeneous projects—paintings, flashmobs, a brand of eyewear and its related advertising, a talk-show, interviews, webseries, sculptures, a movie—each introduced by a short text from the artist.
 Samuel Bianchini & Mari Linnman - À Distances - Œuvrer dans les espaces publics
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Publication documenting an interactive installation by Samuel Bianchini commissioned by the Maison du geste et de l'image in Paris as part of the “New Patrons” program.
 Information Fiction Publicité (IFP) -
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
First retrospective monograph dedicated to the “agency” created in 1984 by Jean-François Brun, Dominique Pasqualini and Philippe Thomas: an immersion into the collective's history through numerous press archives and exhibition views. The publication also includes an unpublished interview with Brun and Pasqualini, and a glossary.
Rei Naito - Transphère - Émotions de croire
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Third publication in the framework of the “Transphère” Exhibition cycle, this catalogue documents a work by Rei Naito, a Japanese artist who has built an international reputation with her minimalist and conceptual creations. The installation Émotions de croire (The emotion of belief) is a moving reflection on the atomic bomb, and a place of mourning and hope.
Stefan Banz - Aldo Walker – Logotyp - En gardant un œil sur Marcel Duchamp et William Copley
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
An analysis of the work of an unheralded artist both profound and captivating written by his friend, artist and curator Stefan Banz.
Didier Fiúza Faustino - Transphère - La Maison Magique
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Catalogue of a project designed for Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris as part of the “Transphere” Exhibition cycle. Atelier Bow-Wow and Didier Fiuza Faustino have long explored the issue of the habitat, inventing innovative and often provocative “machinery / habitats”. Here they have come together to create a “magical environment”.
 Daito Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi - Transphère - Fertile Landscapes
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
The catalogue of Daito Manabe & Motoi Ishibashi's first exhibition in France. On this occasion they created an installation using LED lights and smartphones—a new work combining the real and the virtual, the seen and the unseen. This volume also gives an overall comprehension of Manabe and Ishibashi's practice: together they merge art and technology in projects that are at the cutting edge of innovation.
 Han Mook & Lee Ungno - Deux peintres coréens modernistes à Paris
2016
bilingual edition (Korean / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Tracing the Parisian exile of Korean modernists painters Lee Ungno and Han Mook, this catalogue highlights the work and life of two artists who built an innovative work at the crossroads of Western and Eastern traditions.
Edith Dekyndt - Ombre indigène
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
For the past twenty years, Edith Dekyndt has been redefining the interdependence of the artwork and its exhibition context by relocating her work's experiments in a more extended spatiality and temporality—that of the world's ecosystem. This catalog offers a selective approach of her work on the occasion of a joint exhibition at Le Consortium and Wiels.