MAMCO

MAMCO's publishing activities are directly linked to the Museum's operations. Its main publication, an ongoing series of works devoted to various aspects of MAMCO's collection, provides a broad audience with insights into the Museum's holdings and the history of contemporary art. MAMCO also frequently publishes exhibition-specific literature offering more in-depth analyses. This includes books on specific topics as well as monographs prepared by MAMCO alone or in collaboration with various partners (such as public museums and independent publishers). A semiannual journal rounds out MAMCO's publications; it highlights the Museum's cultural programming, revisits select events and previews upcoming projects.
 
Geneva
 
115 titles
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Poésie Concrète
2022
French edition
A study of the body of concrete poetry in the MAMCO collection.
Royden Rabinowitch -
2022
French edition
A renewed approach to the history of sculpture and post-minimalism, based on the Royden Rabinowitch collection at MAMCO.
Tatiana Trouvé -
2022
French edition
A rereading of Tatiana Trouvé's work based on her drawing practice.
Sylvie Fleury - Bedroom Ensemble II
2021
French edition
A complete study of Sylvie Fleury's installation, a tribute to Claes Oldenburg.
Martin Kippenberger - MOMAS Project
2021
French edition
The first study of all the archives and documents relating to the artist's museum created by Martin Kippenberger.
Philippe Thomas - L\'agence
2021
French edition
The first systematic and exhaustive study of the company named Readymades belong to everyone® with which Philippe Thomas radically questioned the author's figure.
Olivier Mosset -
2021
French edition
An extensive overview of Olivier Mosset's six-decade painting practice.
Arnulf Rainer -
2020
French edition
Monograph dedicated to the set of 70 pieces by Arnulf Rainer constituting the Fonds Michel Foëx, of which Rainer Michael Mason presents the first study.
L\'Appartement
2020
French edition
A legendary Parisian collection of minimalist and conceptual art, and its evocative installation in the home of collector Ghislain Mollet-Viéville.
Gordon Matta-Clark - Open House
2020
French edition
A new publication spotlights Gordon Matta-Clark's only extant architectural piece.
Franz Erhard Walther - L\'autre conception de l\'œuvre
2020
French edition
A detailed analysis of Franz Erhard Walther's pioneering Werksatz series of wearable fabric sculptures by Erik Verhargen, accompanied by a history of the piece by Thierry Davila.
Andréas Kündig - Besognes pour visiteurs de musée (card game)
2019
French edition
A card game for young museum visitors imagined by cartoonist Andreas Kündig and the MAMCO.
Die Welt als Labyrinth
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
A journey covering several episodes of Situationist International.
Ecart - Genève 1969-1982
2019
French edition
John Armleder, Fluxus and the Ecart group.
Pascal Pinaud - Horizon mural - Dessins 1989-2017
2018
French edition
Pascal Pinaud's drawings and paper works.
Maria Stavrinaki - Le sujet et le milieu - Huit essais sur les avant-gardes allemandes
2018
French edition
Eight essays on the German avant-gardes (Hugo Ball, Max Beckmann, Marcel Breuer, Franz Marc, Merzbau, Expressionnism, Dada…).
Érik Bullot - Le film et son double - Boniment, ventriloquie, performativité
2017
French edition
An investigation on the performative future of cinema, followed by two studies on Lettrist's cinema and on the end of the projectionist.
Jean-Philippe Antoine - Farces et Attrapes - Inventer les images
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A collection of essays focusing on the notions of invention and image in art.
Marjolaine Lévy - Les modernologues - David Diao, Simon Starling, Josiah McElheny, Martin Boyce, Lucy Williams, Farah Atassi
2017
French edition
Modern art heritage in the works of six major contemporary artists (David Diao, Simon Starling, Josiah McElheny, Martin Boyce, Lucy Williams et Farah Atassi).
Serge Margel - L\'autonomie de l\'œuvre d\'art - Logique des surfaces et avant-gardes
2017
French edition
An historical and theoretical study of the surface in the Western avant-gardes of the twentieth century.
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
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
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
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An history of assemblage art in California from 1950 to 1970.
Yve-Alain Bois - La peinture comme modèle
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The first French translation of Yve-Alain Bois' reference study on modernism
Yvan Salomone - Evaporation - 2006-2017
2017
French edition
New monograph: a collection of 352 watercolors made since 2006 by the painter on the theme of industrial landscapes.
Mamco Genève - 1994-2016
2017
French edition
This book is the first compilation of the history of the Mamco; it offers a diachronic path through the institution's first 22 years of existence, from its foundation in 1994 up to 2016, and presents some one hundred exhibitions via illustrations, as well as a brief introductory text describing the characteristics and formats of the shows, and some of traces they have left in the collection (also available in English).
Claude Rutault - Dé-finitions/méthodes - 1973-2016
2016
French edition
Collection of 657 “definitions/methods”—the emblematic pictorial statements first created by Claude Rutault in 1973.
Bernard Piffaretti - 1980-2016 - Reasonable catalog
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
The first major monograph on Piffaretti: a journey through contemporary painting.
Jean-Louis Boissier - L\'écran comme mobile
2016
French edition
The Futures of Screen: an aesthetic and technical analysis.
Max Schoendorff - Peintre avant tout - Entretien avec Jean-Paul Jungo, écrits, œuvres
2016
French edition
A portrait of painter Max Schoendorff through a long-lenght interview, a collection of writings and paintings, and a sketchbook.
Marnie Weber - The Day of Forevermore - Synopsis, Script, Storyboard
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
A complete documentation on Marnie Weber's first feature film, a strange kind of carnival that emerges from the American cultural repressed.
Victor Burgin - Projectif - Essais sur l\'œuvre de Victor Burgin
2016
French edition
Essays about the work of Victor Burgin.
Robert Lebel - Le surréalisme comme essuie-glace, 1943-1984 - Œuvres complètes t. I
2016
French edition
A collection of texts by Robert Lebel on surrealism.
Victor Burgin - Scripts
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Since 1993 Victor Burgin has produced projection works, in video or digital form. These works, like all his production since the early 1970s, include a substantial textual component which this book offers for appreciation independently of the images.
Thierry de Duve - Essais datés II - Adresses
2016
French edition
A second volume of essays by Thierry de Duve dedicated to the form of speech known as the address. Along with theoretical texts, the authors addresses prestigious interlocutors (Jacques-Alain Miller, Benjamin Buchloh, Marie-José Mondzain, Jean Clair, Jean-François Lyotard, Herman Parret, Mieke Bal, Daniel Arasse).
Isabelle Waldberg - Masque à lame
2015
French edition
A facsimile edition of a surrealist poem by Robert Lebel and originally published in 1943. Illustrated with seven constructions by artist Isabelle Waldberg.
David Lemaire - Alain Huck - La Symétrie du saule / The Symmetry of Willow
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
This book offers several thematic gateways to Alain Huck's work showing the persistence of the same autobiographic, environmental, historic and linguistic issues in a variety of mediums.
Robert Lebel - Sur Marcel Duchamp
2015
French edition
A facsimile edition of the first ever monograph dedicated to Marcel Duchamp and originally published in 1959. A complete introduction to his works and personality as well as a reflection on the artist's role in modern society. Graphic design by Marcel Duchamp. With texts by Duchamp, André Breton & Henri-Pierre Roché. Featuring a bibliography and a catalogue raisonné.
Marie-Hélène Breuil - Claude Rutault - L\'Inventaire
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
The story of an iconic work by Claude Rutault.
Thierry Davila - Shadow Pieces (David Claerbout)
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
An innovative study of David Claerbout's work, following the shady—and dark—logic, until now never raised by critics, that structures many of his films with mineral duration and slowness, but also number of “invisible” photographs.
Jeux sérieux - Cinéma et art contemporains transforment l\'essai
2015
French edition
The cinematic essay thought as a hybrid form between fiction and documentary, cinema and contemporary art: a cartography of the contemporary cinematic essay in 47 critical texts written by filmmakers, artists, historians and art theoreticians.
Peter Hutchinson - Dissoudre les nuages
2014
French edition
Peter Hutchinson's writings.
Thomas Golsenne - Pascal Pinaud - Serial Painter
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
Reference monograph / catalogue raisonné.
Victor Burgin - Projective - Essays about the work of Victor Burgin
2014
English edition
Essays about the work of Victor Burgin.
Thierry de Duve - Essais datés I - Duchampiana
2014
French edition
Thierry de Duve's writings on Marcel Duchamp.
Herbert Molderings - Duchamp traversé - Essais 1975-2012
2014
French edition
Seven essays about Marcel Duchamp's work.
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe - Ecrits sur l\'art
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
The posthumous collection of texts on art by the French philosopher.
Trop humain - Artistes des XXe et XXIe siècles devant la souffrance
2014
French edition
Representation of pain in the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
Yvan Salomone - Zoneblanche
2014
French edition
Six hundred watercolors realized by Yvan Salomone during the first fifteen years of his career (1991-2006).
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