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Travailler, lutter, diffuser - Archives militantes du Centre Grisélidis Réal de documentation internationale sur la prostitution, Genève
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
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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
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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
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An anthropologist's view of contemporary African creation.
François Aubart - Excès, passion et manipulation - L\'attitude de la Pictures Generation
2022
French edition
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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
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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
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Bénédicte Ramade - Vers un art anthropocène - L\'art écologique américain pour prototype
2022
French edition
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The first study devoted to the American ecological art movement.
Valérie Da Costa - Paul Thek in Italy (1962-1976)
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
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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.
Benjamin Lavigne - Le Petit Surhomme des jeux vidéo et la gamification du monde - Éthique de la manipulation par l’interactivité ludique
2022
French edition
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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.
Benjamin Lavigne - Le Petit Surhomme des jeux vidéo et la gamification du monde - Éthique de la manipulation par l’interactivité ludique
2022
French edition
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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.
Roula Matar - L\'architecture selon Gordon Matta-Clark
2022
French edition
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The architectural proposals of Gordon Matta-Clark.
Laura Kurgan - Si loin, si proche - Cartographie, technologie et politique
2021
French edition
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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
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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.
Le phototexte engagé - Une culture visuelle du militantisme au XXe siècle
2021
French edition
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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
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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.
Walter Grasskamp - The Angel Vanishes - Profiles in Postmodern Art
2021
English edition
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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).
Tomáš Štrauss - Beyond the Great Divide - Essays on European avant gardes from East to West
2020
English edition
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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
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An essay on art exhibition.
Erin Manning - Le geste mineur
2019
French edition
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Erin Manning expands her research on movement politics to the concept of minor gesture.
Exhibiting in an Educational Field - LiveInYourHead 2009-2019
2019
texts in English and French
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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)
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An overview of study programs teaching socially engaged art.
A pragmatic poetics - Reflections on the work of Franck Leibovici
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Art critic Rahma Khazam brings together a heterogeneous collection of authors offering a variety of interpretations on the work of artist and poet Franck Leibovici.
Stefan Banz - One Rock Upon Another - Marcel Duchamp, Jules Verne, Max Bill, Joseph Beuys, Fischli | Weiss, Ai Weiwei
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
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Six essays dealing with still rarely discussed aspects of the work of Joseph Beuys, Max Bill, Fischli | Weiss and Ai Weiwei, but also Jules Verne, in their relationship with the various artistic concepts of Marcel Duchamp.
Robert Smithson - Mémoire et entropie
2018
French edition
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A synthesis of the multiple dimensions of the protean oeuvre of a legendary artist, which we measure today to what extent they find an echo in contemporary environmental, cinematographic, aesthetic and social issues.
Lee Yil - Dynamics of Expansion and Reduction - Selected Writings on Korean Contemporary Art
2018
English edition
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This book, the first major publication in English devoted to the Korean critic and art historian Lee Yil (1932-1997), is a collection of texts on aesthetics, theory and history of art by the main observer of “Dansaekhwa”, or Korean monochrome. It also brings together essays and monographic prefaces that gave wide coverage to artists who had been active from the end of the Korean war up until the mid-1990s.
Rwanda, 1994-2014 - Histoire, mémoires et récits
2017
French edition
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A transdisciplinary study on the Tutsi genocide, tackling various issues related to the writing and the transmission of the genocide's history, to its political and judicial dimensions, and to its media and artistic representations.
Jean-Philippe Antoine - Farces et Attrapes - Inventer les images
2017
French edition
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A collection of essays focusing on the notions of invention and image in art.
Entre élection et sélection - Le critique face à ses choix
2017
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Art criticism: historical approach and current practices
Reclaiming Art / Reshaping Democracy - The New Patrons & Participatory Art
2017
English edition
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Drawing on examples from France and the United States, this publication offers a multidisciplinary reflection on a new type of engagement of art in democracy, renewing relationships between creation, culture and society (adaptated from a French publication on the New Patrons's activities, updated with contributions from the Anglo-American intellectual scene).
Michel Gauthier - Le temps des intermèdes - Franz Ackermann, Sarah Morris, Didier Marcel, Franck Scurti, Hugues Reip, Xavier Veilhan, Mathieu Mercier, Simon Starling, Bojan Šarčević, Paul Sietsema
2017
French edition
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A collection of essays exploring the current contemporary art scene through the analysis of the works of ten artistic figures of the present days.
Anne Giffon-Selle - Les astronautes du dedans - L\'assemblage californien – 1950-1970
2017
French edition
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An history of assemblage art in California from 1950 to 1970.
François Hers - Letter to a Friend About the New Patrons
2016
English edition
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Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.
François Hers - Lettre à un ami au sujet des Nouveaux commanditaires
2016
French edition
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Reflecting upon the necessary conditions for the development of the New Patrons Protocol, the French conceptual artist calls for a better involvement of museums as well as for an art history that would relate creative processes with political conditions.
3 Prix AICA France de la critique d\'art
2016
French edition
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The AICA France Art Criticism Prize: a retrospective catalogue (2013-2015)
Composing Differences - Imagining New Models for Knowledge Production and Exchange
2015
English edition
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A montage of theoretical and speculative texts, conversations, fictions, and documents exploring different tactics of production and intellectual exchange that operate in the interstices between artistic, educational, and political contexts, and imagine novel institutional forms.
Catherine Perret - Olivier Mosset - Painting, even
2013
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A study of the work of Olivier Mosset in 46 chapters.
Faire art comme on fait société - Les Nouveaux commanditaires (+ 2 DVD)
2013
French edition
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A multidisciplinary reflection on a new type of engagement of art in democracy, renewing relationships between creation, culture and society: 47 contributions by international thinkers and actors of the art world (with 9 movies on DVD).
François Hers - Art without Capitalism (The New Patrons)
2013
English edition
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A new model of action to invent new modes of art production and exchange by establishing a direct dialogue between the artist, the citizen-commissioner and the cultural mediator, outside the museum and apart from the art market.
Elvan Zabunyan - Theresa Hak Kyung Cha - Berkeley – 1968
2013
French edition
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First monographic book on the unique work of Korean-American artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951-1982), at the crossroads of performance, of conceptual art, of video and of poetry.
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux - L\'œuvre commune - Affaire d\'art et de citoyen
2012
French edition
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A sociological approach to new practices in public art commissioning.
François Hers - L\'art sans le capitalisme
2012
French edition
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A new model of action to invent new modes of art production and exchange by establishing a direct dialogue between the artist, the citizen-commissioner and the cultural mediator, outside the museum and apart from the art market (available in English edition).
David Teboul - Boris Mikhailov - J\'ai déjà été ici un jour
2011
French edition
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A portrait of the great Ukrainian photographer based on a film on Boris Mikhailov by David Teboul.
Dominique Chateau - L\'art comptant pour un
2009
French edition
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An essay / manifesto to reconsider the objectivity of the sensations provided by artworks, and to reconsider contemporary art in itself rather than as a genre, alongside modern and classical art.
Didier Semin - L\'Atlantique à la rame - Humeurs et digressions
2008
French edition
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A collection of texts.
Fabian Stech - J\'ai parlé avec Lavier, Annette Messager, Sylvie Fleury, Hirschhorn, Pierre Huyghe, Delvoye, D.G.-F., Hou Hanru, Sophie Calle, Ming, Sans et Bourriaud
2007
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A collection of interviews with artists and curators.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Postproduction - La culture comme scénario : comment l\'art reprogramme le monde contemporain
2004
French edition
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The art of postproduction as a response to the proliferating chaos of global culture in the information age (also available in English edition).
Elisabeth Wetterwald - Rue sauvage
2003
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A collection of essays on ten contemporary artists (Peinado, Achour, Sala, Cattelan, Huyghe, Scanlan, Trouvé, Bublex).
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