Since 2007, the editorial policy by the CAPC, the museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux, has focused on creating reference monographs to fill a gap in the French and international editorial landscape. The Présence Panchounette (2010), and Jean-Luc Blanc (2009) catalogues are thus the first retrospective studies on the careers of the artists. The Heimo Zobernig catalogue (2010) comprises the first French-language study on the work of the Austrian artist. The creation of catalogues linked to group exhibitions is justified by the notion of in-depth scientific works (Insiders, 2010), or of unique editorial items. Each work has been subject to co-edition to ensure a wider circulation.
The “catalogue dé-raisonné” of all the printed matter produced by tThe independent publishing house Beau Geste Press, that federated visual poets, neo-Dadaists and international artists affiliated with the Fluxus movement from 1971 to 1976.
The catalogue of the duo's exhibition at CAPC, featuring a new
site-specific work and a series of performed or filmed actions. A project
about situations of reversal, confronting the exogenous realities of the
enterprise, the working-class, and the museum.
Designed under the direction of the artist, this monograph is devoted to Danh Vo's in situ installation at the CAPC museum, through which the conceptual artist explores the relationship between individual and collective history, and the notions of power and masculinity.
This catalogue / artist's book inaugurates a new series dedicated to the site-specific installations exhibited in the nave of the CAPC. The eponymous project by artist Leonor Antunes is a sculptural ensemble influenced by textile and architectural works, thus recalling the commercial past of the nave as well as the cultural legacy of modernism. The publication features an interview with the artist and a text by textile artist Anni Albers.
The second book in a series dedicated to the installations exhibited in the nave of the CAPC, De la source au poème documents artist Rosa Barba's eponymous video installation: an investigation on cultural legacy and spaces of memory. Designed as an artist's book, the publication offers a rich and poetic journey to the heart of the exhibition, and features an interview with Barba.
Catalogue celebrating the first European retrospective of the artist and pedagogue Beatriz González: the publication explores 50 years of plural and polymorphic work, inspired by the historical and cultural realities of Colombia. It features a rich selection of images and a critical apparatus which explores the artist's career while revealing the contemporaneity of her work.
German photographer Heinz Peter Knes offers a new photographic perspective on the furnishing of the CAPC museum of contemporary art in Bordeaux, one of the famous interior designer Andrée Putman's most accomplished projects and a milestone in the history of design.
“Ce qui ne sert pas s'oublie” (“What cannot be used is forgotten”) accompanies and extends the reach of the exhibition of the same title. Both deal with the mutating statuses of objects in relation to possible historical narratives, especially those related to colonial past and present and the layers of cultural, spiritual, and identity production that stem from them.
This first monograph devoted to the work of the Japanese artist Tomoaki Suzuki approaches the artist's sculptural work in all its distinctive aspects and numerous details. These are put into perspective by two essays and an interview, at a time when urban signs are suffering from immediate ageing, marked by “whatever singularity” in the age of social networks.
bilingual edition (English / French) / texts in English and French
After he transformed the whole nave of the CAPC Museum into a mechanical theatre, Markus Schinwald conceives an elegant and sophisticated artist's book that reflects this physical and mental adventure through preparatory prints, film dialogues, and a series of stickers alternating exhibition views and reproduction of works.
New Dystopia is contemporary author Mark von Schlegell's illustrated screenplay-as-science fiction novel. In conjunction with the curator Alexis Vaillant, von Schlegell curated an exhibition of contemporary art at CAPC musée d'art contemporain de Bordeaux, “Dystopia,” based on his novel's dystopian-present.
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An “experimental monograph” (conceived by Heimo Zobernig) which offers a sidelong journey through the multi-facetted body of
workmade by the Austrian artist since more than 30 years, which also offers a novel line of thinking about the layout of an artwork, and gathers a selection of “historical” texts and new commissioned essays.
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
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”.