Criticism, theory & documents
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2021
French edition
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forthcoming
The architectural proposals of Gordon Matta-Clark.
Zaven Paré - Le spectacle anthropomorphique - Entre les singes et les robots
2021
French edition
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forthcoming
From the observation of a society of capuchin monkeys and thought experiments borrowed from theater, Zaven Paré attempts to dismantle the pitfalls of anthropomorphization and anthropology, in an attention that seeks to remain sensitive to otherness and preserve the irreducible character of an interspecific co-presence.
Jan-Christopher Horak - Saul Bass - Autopsie du design cinématographique
2021
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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.
Le phototexte engagé - Une culture visuelle du militantisme au XXe siècle
2021
French edition
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forthcoming
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.
Vertiges des temps - Dialogue entre l\'art contemporain et l\'archéologie
2021
French edition
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forthcoming
A collective exploration of the relationship between contemporary art and archeology.
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.
Gotico-Antiqua, Proto-Roman, Hybrid - 15th Century Types between Gothic and Roman
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
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The first comprehensive and thorough scientific study of typographic typefaces created in Germany, Italy and France between 1459 and 1482, which are neither fully gothic nor roman.
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).
Faire, faire faire, ne pas faire - Entretiens sur la production de l’art contemporain
2021
French edition
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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.
Identités du transitoire
2021
French edition
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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
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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.
Puissance du végétal et cinéma animiste - La vitalité révélée par la technique
2020
French edition
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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.
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.
Design et pensée du care - Pour un design des microluttes et des singularités
2019
French edition
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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.
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.
Sarah Wilson - Figurations ± 68 - Le monde visuel de la French Theory
2018
French edition
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The encounters between the most prominent French philosophers of the 1960s and 1970s and the artists of their times, most particularly the protagonists of the Narrative Figuration movement.
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.
The New Existentialism
2017
English edition
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This reader brings together American and French scholars to discuss the recent paradigmatic shifts from anthropocentric theories toward new models of realism, objectivity, and even metaphysics, occurring in the realm of contemporary art and philosophy—with the school of thought called New Existentialism as a guiding topic.
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