Le Magasin

Le Magasin - Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble opened in April 1986. It is a national and international exhibition venue. Open to contemporay creation in all its diversity, it has a forward-looking stance. A product of the Grands Projets and process of decentralisation initiated by President François Mitterrand in 1981, it is one of the two national art centres in France, together with Villa Arson in Nice.
Similar to the German and Swiss Kunsthallen, Le Magasin is an institution devoted to contemporay art. Le Magasin has no works' collection, but presents a programme of temporary exhibitions in th integrality of its spaces, developed and thought in close collaboration with the invited artists.

Le Magasin publishes regularly in collaboration with Les presses du réel (Sylvie Fleury or Kelley Walker monographs), and has co-edited several books and catalogues with JRP|Ringier (retrospective catalogue Magasin 1986-2006; Harald Szeemann – Individual Methodology; Review, Videos & Films – Collection Pierre Huber; Kader Attia, Olaf Breuning, Lothar Hempel, Jim Shaw monographs...).
 
Yves Aupetitallot - Conversation with Lili Reynaud- Dewar, before This Is My Place, Magasin, Grenoble, 2012
2012
bilingual edition (English / French)
A conversation with the artist (with a selection of reference documents).
Marnie Weber -
2010
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph on Californian artist / musician's surreal-oriented universe (collages, sculptures, costumes, performances, music, films and videos), with essays by Doug Harvey, Stéphanie Moisdon and a conversation between the artist and Mike Kelley.
Pratiques et expériences curatoriales italiennes
2010
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
Interviews with 10 Italian curators.
Les années 1980 - Espèces d\'espace + Images & (re)présentations
2009
French edition
78.00 35.00 €
Special offer for the purchase of the two volumes of the 80's art scene anthology, Espèces d'espace (The Eighties – First Part), and Images & (re)presentations (The Eighties – Second Part).
Images & (re)presentations - The Eighties – Second Part
2009
bilingual edition (English / French)
39.00 20.00 €
This book reassembles the most significant texts and images of works of the 80's art scene, focusing on the problematics of images and representations.
Espèces d\'espace - The Eighties – First Part
2008
bilingual edition (English / French)
39.00 20.00 €
This book reassembles the most significant texts and images of works of the 80's art scene, focusing on the problematics of public and private space.
Andro Wekua - Sunset / I Love the Horizon
2008
English edition
18.00 9.00 €
Inspired by a monumental installation by Andro Wekua, this artist's book showcases a collection of illustrations and archives.
Magasin 1986-2006
2006
bilingual edition (English / French)
Recapitulative publication about Le Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain de Grenoble.
Jack Goldstein -
2002
bilingual edition (English / French)
out of stock
Anthology of essays on Jack Goldstein's work (contributions by Hélène Winer, Laurie Anderson, Morgan Fisher, Douglas Crimp, David Salle, Thomas Lawson, Carter Ratcliff, Michael Newman, Jack Goldstein, John Hutton, Craig Owens, Therese Lichtenstein, Jean Fisher, Chris Dercon, Hal Foster, Jack Bankowsky, Rosetta Brooks, Philip Pocock, Bruce Greenville, Lionel Bovier, Fareed Armaly).
Michael Smith -
2000
bilingual edition (English / French)
19.00 12.00 €
Catalogue dedicated to the works of American video artist and performer Michael Smith. It features a text by Yves Aupetitallot, an interview by John Miller and a full chronology of Smith's works.
Gary Panter - The Burning Monster
2000
bilingual edition (English / French)
10.00 6.00 €
Artist's book reproducing Gary Panter's sketchbook from Summer 1983. It features the essential of the artist's influences and themes: B-movies posters, comics characters, monsters and punks…
John Miller - Économies parallèles - Parallel Economies
1999
bilingual edition (English / French)
30.00 16.00 €
Retrospective catalogue featuring a chronology of the artist's works, an introduction by Yves Aupetitallot and Lionel Bovier, texts by Mike Kelley, John Miller, and Nancy Spector, and an interview with the artist by Robert Nickas
 Groupe de Recherche d\'Art Visuel (GRAV) - Stratégies de participation - 1960-1968
1998
bilingual edition (English / French)
out of stock
Reference catalogue dedicated to the work of artist's group GRAV, founded in the early sixties by Horacio Garcia Rossi, Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Francisco Sobrino, Joël Stein, and Yvaral.
Alex Bag -
1996
bilingual edition (English / French)
8.00 5.00 €
Booklet published on the occasion of the first French exhibition of the American video artist. The publication includes a text by Collier Schorr, biographical and bibliographical notes.
Guy de Cointet -
1996
bilingual edition (English / French)
Booklet published on the occasion of a 1996 exhibition commissioned by Paul McCarthy and featuring the work of three European artists exiled in California: Guy de Cointet, Bas Jan Ader and Wolfgang Stoerchle. The publication includes texts by McCarthy and Cornelia Butler, biographical and bibliographical notes.
Allen Ruppersberg - Where\'s Al?
1996
bilingual edition (English / French)
(last copies available!)
First retrospective catalogue: includes a chronology of the artist's works from 1967 to 1996, a bibliography, and texts by Yves Aupetitallot, Catherine Quéloz, Dan Cameron, and Ruppersberg himself.
Bas Jan Ader -
1996
bilingual edition (English / French)
out of stock
Booklet published on the occasion of a 1996 exhibition commissioned by Paul McCarthy and featuring the work of three European artists exiled in California: Guy de Cointet, Bas Jan Ader and Wolfgang Stoerchle. The publication includes texts by Bas Jan Ader, Paul McCarthy, and Thomas Crow, biographical and bibliographical notes.
Chen Zhen -
1993
bilingual edition (English / French)
16.00 9.00 €
Catalogue documenting one of the very first exhibitions of the Chinese artist in France, where was presented the installation Sleeping Tao. The publication includes texts by Adelina von Fürstenberg and Fulvio Salvadori, as well as an interview with Chen Zhen by Jérôme Sans.
 Sarkis - Scènes de nuit – Scènes de jour
1992
French edition
31.00 15.00 €
Catalogue including two essays by curator Adelina Von Fürstenberg and art historian Elvan Zabunyan, together with biographical and bibliographical notes.
Michelangelo Pistoletto -
1987
bilingual edition (English / French)
16.00 9.00 €
Catalogue dedicated to the exhibition held by the pionneer of Arte Povera at Le Magasin in 1986 in France. With a text by Franz Kaiser.
Jean-Luc Vilmouth - Local Time
1987
bilingual edition (English / French)
13.00 6.00 €
Catalogue documenting the eponymous installation—250 clocks and 250 hammers mounted on a wall—especially commissioned by Le Magasin in 1987. The publication includes texts by Jacques Guillot, Franz Kaizer, Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, and René Denizot.


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