Contemporary art
Catalogues
 
Group exhibition catalogues, institution retrospectives, collections.
 
Sara Ouhaddou - Les êtres lieux
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Four contemporary artists in touch with their territories (the catalogue of the exhibition at the Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris).
Patrick Nardin - FXMVT - Une histoire de Faux Mouvement
2022
French edition
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The history of the contemporary art center of Metz.
Flows - Bodies of Water – A Reader
2021
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
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Part of Bodies of Water, the 13th Shanghai Biennale, and following its lines of research, this publication, a 354-pages book conceived as a unique and parallel platform to the exhibition, offers an ensemble of inspiring texts that reflect and extend the theme of the Biennale.
Pattern, Crime & Decoration
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
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(last copies available!)
Catalogue of the double exhibition devoted to the Pattern & Decoration movement, with numerous previously unpublished archives.
Documents - Collecting digital art – Volume 2 – 2007-2018
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Second volume of the catalogue dedicated to the collection of digital art at the Espace Multimedia Gantner, presenting 23 new acquisitions as well as a glossary and two unpublished texts on the place of digital art in contemporary art and the issues related to conservation and restoration.
Compilation - Le Consortium 1977-1998
2018
French edition
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The first volume of the retrospective catalogue of Le Consortium contemporary art center (new edition).
Compilation + Observation (2 books)
2018
French edition
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100.00 75.00 €
Special offer for the purchase of the two volumes of the retrospective catalogue of Le Consortium contemporary art center.
Observation - Le Consortium 1999-2017
2018
French edition
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The second volume of the retrospective catalogue of Le Consortium contemporary art center (1998-2017).
14th Lyon Biennale - Floating Worlds
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
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(last copies available!)
The book of the 14th edition of the international exhibition, curated by Emma Lavigne, with more than 50 artists.
Centre d\'Art Contemporain Genève - 1974-2017
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
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This work is the result of a historiographical research work carried out to revive the highlights of the Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève since its creation in 1974 to the present day. Articulated in two sections, the book traces, through nearly 500 richly illustrated pages, the singular history and the moments of grace of the first Kunsthalle of French-speaking Switzerland.
Ré-créations - Les « 1% artistiques » dans les collèges en Seine-Saint-Denis
2017
French edition
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Documentation around 17 commissioned artworks set in middle schools, as part of the Percent for Art Program established in the French Department of Seine-Saint-Denis.
13th Lyon Biennale - Modern Life
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
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The digital catalogue of the 13th edition of the international exhibition, curated by American curator Ralph Rugoff, under the title “La vie moderne”: a radical and poetic take on daily life and the modern world.
13th Lyon Biennale - Modern Life (paper catalogue + ebook)
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
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The book of the 13th edition of the international exhibition, curated by American curator Ralph Rugoff, under the title “La vie moderne”: a catalogue both physical and digital (the paper guide allows access to the complete digital catalogue from a download code).
Paysage industriel
2015
French edition
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A documentation on the singular projects by four contemporary artists—Michel Aubry, Élisabeth Ballet, Susanne Bürner, and Lani Maestro—developed as part of the Foundation of France “Nouveaux Commanditaires” (new patrons) action to question the industrial history of four regional nature park in France (Lorraine, Monts d'Ardèche, Pilat, and Vercors).
Pour un art concret / Konkrete Kunst
2014
bilingual edition (German / French)
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The illustrated catalog raisonné of works from the collection of the Espace de l'Art Concret (Gottfried Honegger and Sybil Albers donation) in Mouans-Sartoux.
Veduta / Lyon Biennale 2013 - Meanwhile... Suddently and Then
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
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30.00 15.00 €
A retrospective overview of the 12th edition of the Lyon Biennale, curated by Icelandic curator Gunnar B. Kvaran, with a focus on the two parallel programs “Veduta” and “Resonance”, held in the Lyon conurbation and its region.
Art Public Poitiers
2014
French edition
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20.00 10.00 €
The public art program conceived in the context of the urban development project for the city of Poitiers in France, with commissioned works by Élisabeth Ballet, Pierre Joseph, Didier Marcel, Benoît-Marie Moriceau, and Christian Robert-Tissot.
Drift - Ramifications of a polysemic notion
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
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This publication traces two years of a project dedicated to the concept of drift, with theoretical texts, artists' contributions and contributions from educational projects, workshops and exhibitions.
Des récits ordinaires (box set)
2014
French edition
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Through the notion of ecology of art, Des récits ordinaires (On ordinary conversations), a project by Grégory Castéra (curator), Yaël Kreplak (linguist) and Franck Leibovici (poet and artist), attempts to vizualise the various modes of existence of artworks.
Des Corps compétents (Sportifs, Artistes, Burlesques)
2014
French edition
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Actions and discussions around personal skills in art and other disciplines, physical and film (performances, video), sports and burlesque.
12th Lyon Biennale - Meanwhile... Suddently and Then
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
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28.00 15.00 €
The book of the 12th edition of the international exhibition, curated by Icelandic curator Gunnar B. Kvaran.
Veduta / Lyon Biennal 2011 - A Terrible Beauty Is Born
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
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(last copies available!)
30.00 15.00 €
A retrospective overview of the 11th edition of the Lyon Biennale, curated by Argentinean curator Victoria Noorthoorn, with a focus on the two parallel programs “Veduta” and “Resonance”, held in the Lyon conurbation and its region.
Au loin, une île !
2012
bilingual edition (English / French)
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14.00 7.00 €
Catalogue of a double exhibition dedicated to the contemporary British art scene.
11th Lyon Biennale - A Terrible Beauty Is Born
2011
bilingual edition (English / French)
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32.00 17.00 €
Catalogue of the 11th edition of the international exhibition, conceived by Argentinean curator Victoria Noorthoorn, gathering 78 artists from all over the world.
Veduta / Lyon Biennal 2009 - The Spectacle and the Everyday
2011
bilingual edition (English / French)
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30.00 15.00 €
Retrospective catalogue of the “Veduta” urban art program conceived alongside the 2009 Lyon Biennal, with various local actors and cultural and artistic institutions: an exploration of the diversity of visual cultures, guided by the core ideas of convergence and participation.
L\'art contemporain et la Côte d\'Azur - Un territoire pour l\'expérimentation – 1951-2011
2011
French edition
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Contemporary art and the French Riviera (a territory for experimentation).
Faire impression - L\'école d\'art de Mulhouse entre industrie et beaux-arts (1829-2009)
2011
French edition
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A postmodern portrait of French art schools outside Paris, from the example of Mulhouse, which evolved from industrial arts and fine arts to contemporary art and design.
L\'affaire des 1052 m2 - Les vitraux de la Cathédrale de Nevers
2011
French edition
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A reference book on contemporary church stained glass window: an extensive documentation on a monumental public commission involving five French major artists.
Fabricateurs d\'espaces
2011
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Space as the raw material and the underpinning of the work of art (different approaches looking into the concept of space in all its ramifications, from the recent history of sculpture to the latest research in astrophysics).
P. Nicolas Ledoux - G.M.V. - Is there any Ghislain Mollet-Viéville ? Information ou fiction ?
2011
French edition
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A unique project, between the artist's book and the book on art history, around Ghislain Mollet-Viéville's personal archives.
What comes (box set) - Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d\'art contemporain #2
2010
English edition
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30.00 17.00 €
Catalogue of the second Rennes Biennal, focusing on the theme of the future and the thought surrounding it.
Ce qui vient (box set) - Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d\'art contemporain #2
2010
French edition
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30.00 17.00 €
Catalogue of the second Rennes Biennal (available in English edition).
Insiders
2010
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Over eighty architects and collectives from a variety of backgrounds who have in common ways of overstepping the frontiers of their respective disciplines, brought together under the theme of “the private and the collective”.
10th Lyon Biennal - The Spectacle of the Everyday
2009
bilingual edition (English / French)
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30.00 15.00 €
The catalogue of the 10th edition, curated by Hou Hanru, from September 2009 to January 2010.
Crossing Values - Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d\'art contemporain
2009
bilingual edition (English / French)
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35.00 19.00 €
Catalogue of the first Rennes Biennal, exploring what artistic activity and corporate/business activity have in common (and what sets them apart): work and labour, creators of value. With 60 international artists (Adel Abdessemed, Boris Achour, Jean-Marc Chapoulie, Claude Closky, Hans Peter Feldmann, Robert Filliou, Claire Fontaine, Pierre Huyghe, Jean-Charles Massera, Mathieu Mercier, Gianni Motti, Jean-Luc Moulène, Simon Starling...).
N\'importe quoi
2009
French edition
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A series of works by international artists presented in the style of a natural history museum collection.
Ne pas jouer avec des choses mortes
2009
French edition
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Documenting works by artists dealing with performative issues between the 1960s and today, this catalogue, gathering numerous essays, questions the nature and the relevance of “performative” objects in contemporary practices (also available in English edition).
Starting with (from) Marseilles – 65 projects of contemporary art - Bureau des Compétences et Désirs (Office for Abilities and Desires)
2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
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23.00 10.00 €
Retrospective catalogue of the French art center.
The Synagogue de Delme
2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Retrospective catalogue of the ancient rural synagogue transformed in a major contemporary creation space: installations views, presentation of each exhibition, artists' contributions and essays.
Objets d\'hier et d\'aujourd\'hui - Forde 2004-2006 / 2006-2007
2008
French edition
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12.00 8.00 €
This publication presents the 2004-2006 program of Forde independent contemporary art space (with John Baldessari, Philippe Decrauzat, Scott King, Wade Guyton, Mathieu Mercier, Mai-Thu Perret, Seth Price...).
Ambitions of Art - 30 Years of the Nouveau Musée / Institute for Contemporary Art (boxset)
2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
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26.00 18.00 €
The Institute for Contemporary Art in a two volumes boxset: memories, symposiums, conferences, images of the main exhibitions, specific projects.
9e Biennale d\'art contemporain de Lyon - L\'histoire d\'une décennie qui n\'est pas encore nommée
2007
French edition
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28.00 18.00 €
Catalogue of the Lyon Biennal 2007 (also available in English edition). The publication is thought of as a history, geography, and contemporary art book, resulting of a series of delegations, invitations, and programs of those who conceived the event.
Une galerie dans la ville - Roger Pailhas
2007
French edition
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19.00 15.00 €
A tribute to the foundator of the famous Marseille Gallery, the ARCA and the Art Dealers fair, with contributions by artists Daniel Buren, Dan Graham, Pierre Huyghe, Bernar Venet, Jeff Wall...
The Freak Show
2007
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Catalogue of the exhibition inspired of American "Freak Show", presenting around 50 contortionist, giant, hairy or Siamese works.
Half Square Half Crazy
2007
English edition
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(last copies available!)
This publication explores the reexamination or the redeployment of forms and devices drawn from Minimal art by numerous contemporary artists (Achour, Afif, Armleder, Boyce, Creed, Curlet, Dafflon, Decrauzat, Gastaldon, Guyton, Hempel, Mercier, Monk, Mosset, Nicolai, Parrino, Peinado, Pettibon, Pinaud, Tremblay, van Golden, Walsh...).
A moitié carré à moitié fou
2007
French edition
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This publication explores the reexamination or the redeployment of forms and devices drawn from Minimal art by numerous contemporary artists (Achour, Afif, Armleder, Boyce, Creed, Curlet, Dafflon, Decrauzat, Gastaldon, Guyton, Hempel, Mercier, Monk, Mosset, Nicolai, Parrino, Peinado, Pettibon, Pinaud, Tremblay, van Golden, Walsh...).
CCS Paris - Centre Culturel Suisse – 2003-2005
2007
bilingual edition (English / French)
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(last copies available!)
25.00 15.00 €
The illustrated catalogue of the Swiss platform in Paris (with Martin Hess, Thomas Hirschhorn, Christoph Büchel and Gianni Motti, Philippe Rahm, etc.).
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