Criticism, theory & documents
Documents
 
Co-published by Les presses du réel and JRP|Editions, the Documents Series is dedicated to writings by critics and curators questioning the current state of artistic and curatorial practices.
 
Co-edition with JRP|Editions.
15 x 21 cm (softcovers)
Emmanuel Alloa - Le contemporain, l\'intempestif et l\'imminent - Petits arrangements avec une époque
2023
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
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A much-needed mapping of the Indian art scene.
Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
Renewing our understanding of Ruscha's art.
Alice Rawsthorn - Design as an Attitude
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Documents
Acclaimed author Alice Rawsthorn has revised her bestselling field guide to design in the wake of the pandemic, technological change, and the escalating climate emergency.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 1 : Hétérochronies
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 2 : Topologies
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.
Richard Hertz - Jack Goldstein et la CalArts Mafia
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
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.
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Bringing together previously unpublished essays by internationally renowned philosophers, cultural theorists, activists, and art historians, this volume provides a toolkit for addressing contemporary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.
Museum of the Future - Now What?
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Rethinking the role of the museum today.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - Brève histoire des musiques actuelles
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Documents
An anthology.
Catherine Grenier - Sophie Ristelhueber - La guerre intérieure
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Interview with one of the great figures of art photography today, in which Sophie Ristelhueber reflects on her own carrer and practice.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 1 : Hétérochronies
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 2 : Topologies
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.
Wade Guyton - Writings on Wade Guyton
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A critical perspective on Guyton's work.
Tomáš Pospiszyl - An Associative Art History
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Comparative Studies of Neo-Avant-Gardes in a Bipolar World.
Olivier Zahm - Une avant-garde sans avant-garde - Essai sur l\'art
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
The avant-garde of the 1990s.
Parachute - The Anthology (vol. 4) – Painting, Sculpture, Installation, and Architecture
2016
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Fourth and final volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on painting, sculpture, installation, and architecture.
Cinema in the Expanded Field
2016
English edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – Documents
This volume, published in parallel to Exhibiting the Moving Image, extends the inquiry into the history, theory and practice of exhibiting artists' cinema, video, installation as well as advertising films, by focusing on the domains of performance and of the “expanded arts.”
Parachute - The Anthology (vol. 3) – Photography, Film, Video, and New Media
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Third volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on photography, film, video, and new media.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - The Czech Files
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Czech artists of the 1960s–1970s.
René Berger - L\'art vidéo
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – Documents
Video art history.
Parachute - The Anthology (vol. 2) – Performance & Performativity
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Second volume of the anthology (1975-2000), focusing on performance and performativity.
Joshua Decter - Art Is a Problem
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
An anthology: selected criticism, essays, interviews, and curatorial projects, since 1986-2012.
Jeff Derksen - After Euphoria
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Questioning neoliberalism: a collection of Jeff Derksen's writings on art, architecture, and globalism.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - A Brief History of New Music
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Documents
An anthology on new musical forms in the 20th century.
John Baldessari - More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari (vol. 1)
2013
English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Documents
This first volume of complete John Baldessari's writings traces the genesis and development of the artist's understanding of art in the early 1960s.
John Baldessari - More Than You Wanted to Know About John Baldessari (vol. 2)
2013
English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Documents
This second volume of complete John Baldessari's writings traces the genesis and development of the artist's understanding of art in the early 1960s through to the present.
Parachute - The Anthology (vol. 1) – Museums, Art History, and Theory
2013
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
An anthology (1975-2000).
Igor Zabel - Contemporary Art Theory
2013
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Igor Zabel's writings.
Raymond Bellour - Between-the-Images
2012
English edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – Documents
Art and moving images.
Une anthologie de la revue Texte zur Kunst de 1990 à 1998
2011
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
An anthology of reference texts published in the German magazine "Texte Zur Kunst" between 1990 and 1998.
Marie de Brugerolle - Premières critiques
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A critical anthology (texts and interviews on/with Christian Boltanski, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Paul McCarthy, Douglas Gordon, Glenn Ligon, Pipilotti Rist, John Baldessari, Florence Lazar, Bruce Nauman, Bruno Peinado, Michel Kireger, Delphine Reist, Karina Bisch, Guy de Cointet, Larry Bell...).
Christian Höller - Time Action Vision - Conversations in Cultural Studies, Theory, and Activism
2010
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
12 conversations with theoreticians and activists critically engaged in the cultural field, exploring Cultural Studies and raising issues of postcolonialism, globalization, and activism.
Jean-Michel Bouhours - Quel cinéma
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – Documents
A journey through pivotal moments of the history of experimental cinema.
Saul Anton - Warhol\'s Dream
2007
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
(last copies available!)
An imaginary encounter between Robert Smithson and Andy Warhol, talking about entropy, glamour, science-fiction, cinema, and the art of their times.
Daniel Birnbaum - Chronologie
2007
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Documents
A philosophical essay on time, phenomenology and beyond by the curator and art critic, around the works of Stan Douglas, Eija-Lisa Athila, Doug Aitken, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Tacita Dean, Darren Almond, Tobias Rehberger, Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno.
Diedrich Diederichsen - Argument son - De Britney Spears à Helmut Lachenmann : critique électro-acoustique de la société et autres essais sur la musique
2007
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Documents
A collection of texts about music (from Britney Spears to Helmut Lachenmann, passing through Matthew Herbert, The Melvins, Terre Thaemlitz, Stan Douglas etc.), gathered from the numerous publications of the famous art and music critic and including many previously unpublished texts.
Stéphanie Moisdon - Stéphanie Moisdon
2007
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A collection of texts and interviews by the art critic and independant curator (John Armleder, Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Guy Debord, Jean-Luc Godard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Carsten Höller, Michel Houellebecq, Pierre Huyghe, Jacques Lacan, Jean-François Lyotard, Olivier Mosset, Philippe Parreno, Andy Warhol...).
Minor Cinema - Experimental Film in Switzerland
2020
English edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – Documents
currently out of stock
An archeology of Swiss experimental film.
Museum of the Future
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
currently out of stock
A questionnaire (interviews with international artists, architects, and curators of the contemporary art world, such as John Baldessari, Suzanne Cotter, Bice Curiger, Chris Dercon, Charles Esche, Liam Gillick, Jacques Herzog, Thomas Hirschhorn, Rem Koolhaas, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Thierry Raspail, Beatrix Ruf, etc.).
Hans Ulrich Obrist - A Brief History of Curating
2009
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
currently out of stock
The bestseller publication dedicated to pioneering curators and presents a unique collection of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
The Private Museum of the Future
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
sold out
The current panoply of private initiatives in the museum world.
Exhibiting the Moving Image
2016
English edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art – Documents
sold out
The place of films and moving images in the field of contemporary art.
Clive Phillpot - Booktrek - Selected essays on artist\'s books
2013
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
sold out
Artists' book history.
Artist-Run Spaces
2012
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
sold out
Nonprofit collective organizations in the 1960s-1970s.
Dorothea von Hantelmann - How to Do Things with Art - The Meaning of Art\'s Performativity
2010
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
sold out
The societal efficacy of art.
Bob Nickas - Theft is Vision
2008
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
sold out
Essays and interviews by the American curator and critic: a portrait of the American art scene over the last few decades.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - ...dontstopdontstopdontstopdontstop
2007
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
sold out
A compendium of texts containing famous exhibition case studies, involving some of the more thought-provoking artists, architects, and scientists of our time. A must-have for anyone interested in the unusual strategies of a curator-at-large.
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