Frac Franche-Comté

Since the 1980s the editorial policy of the Franche-Comté Frac regional contemporary art fund has revolved mainly around its exhibitions; as such, solo- and jointly-published catalogues of monographic and group exhibitions, most of which are still available (directly from the Frac), chart over twenty years of arts programmes. Since 2010, the Frac's editorial brief has expanded with new series that reflect two of the Frac's fundamental missions—namely, to support and disseminate artistic creation.
The Conférences (Conferences) series provides a thorough analysis of artworks from the Frac's collection. In each volume a specialist (historian, critic, researcher) offers an exploration of a particular work.
The Abécédaires (Alphabet) series is an editorial offering available to artists represented in the collection or linked to the Frac's arts programme. They agree to comply with the constraints imposed by a given genre but are free to choose their modes of expression (texts, drawings, images, etc.).
Each year the Sound Houses series brings out a vinyl offering or publication related to sound art (sound poetry, visual arts, experimental music and cinema). This collection is part of a wider area of intermedia research dedicated to the practices and cultural range of sound art that has been on offer at the Frac since 2011 through its exhibition scheduling and documentation and archive centre.
The Conversation series, established in 2014, aims to transcribe a discussion conducted publicly between an artist featured in the Frac collections and the guest of his/her choice. As in the Conferences series, the Conversation offers a critical and reflective examination of an artist's oeuvre in its entirety.
Collections :
 
Cécile Bart - 6 x Cécile Bart (DVD)
2020
forthcoming
Six films around six exhibitions by Cécile Bart, closer to the aesthetics of an artist's film than a documentary, introducing the viewer to the proximity of the works.
Fanny Drugeon - Shimabuku - Cuban Samba Remix (Remix by Kassin with Arto Lindsay) / Sculpture for Octopuses: exploring for their favorite colours / With Octopus
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
The transcription of a lecture by Fanny Drugeon on three installations by Japanese artist Shimabuku.
Charles Pennequin - Dictaphones (vinyl LP)
2018
This LP draws on twenty years of archives recorded by Charles Pennequin on mini-cassettes. Spontaneous recordings of his readings, unpublished solitary monologues, vocal and sound experiments, ambient sounds were selected and edited in the studio by the poet, and thought of as a global composition that goes through different registers and eras of his poetry.
Frac Franche-Comté – Catalogue raisonné 1984-2009 - Traité, essais et méthodes d\'analyses
2017
French edition
The catalogue raisonné of the The Franche-Comté Frac, including exhibition views, archives, reproductions, documents, index and essays.
Marjorie Micucci - Rosa Barba - Coro Spezzato : The Future Lasts One Day – Fosse d\'Orchestre – Conductor
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
The transcription of a lecture by Marjorie Micucci on the connections between two installations by Italian artist Rosa Barba.
Légende*
2016
French edition
This catalogue brings together all support materials from Frac Franche-Comté's collective exhibition “Légende*” which focuses on the building of narratives and paratextuality in contemporary art. An “Erratum” brochure to be published at the exhibition's closure will complete this edition.
Chez-robert - Michel Delacroix
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
Catalogue.
Julien Blaine - La poésie à outrance - À propos de la poésie élémentaire de Julien Blaine
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
A critical book: a reassessment of Julien Blaine's poetry and the aesthetic problems related to it.
Jean-Christophe Norman - De l\'action à la conversation
2014
bilingual edition (English / French)
Since 2010, Sophie Lapalu and Jean-Christophe Norman have worked together in the form of interviews and critical writings focussing on artistic actions and their visibility. De l'action à la conversation (“From action to conversation”) forms part of this reflective approach.
Erik Verhagen - Stephan Balkenhol - Petit nu
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
The transcription of a lecture by Erik Verhagen on Stephan Balkenhol's Petit nu (1993).
Robert Breer - ATOZ (DVD)
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
An animated film by Robert Breer.
Nicolas Waltefaugle - True Love / Traversées
2013
French edition
Two series of images around the construction of the City of Arts in Besançon (designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma), by artist Stephan Girard and architecture photographer Nicolas Waltefaugle.
Alessandro Bosetti - Renard (vinyl LP)
2013
A chamber music project on LP by the Italian composer, sound artist and performer, inspired by an African divination ritual.
Joël Hubaut - Sophisme
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
Artist's book: Joël Hubaut's ABC (“a compressed, unprecise mini ABC of the art of living for the young generations in art schools in particular and for everyone else in general”).
Phill Niblock - Working Title (+ DVDs)
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Ohcetecho (sound arts)
An overview of American minimalist composer, filmmaker and video artist Phill Niblock's work since the 60's, through about twenty essays and interviews by musicologists, art critics and historians, various documents, scores, and more than 8 hours of videos on DVDs.
Charles Pennequin - Les Chiens de la Casse (vinyl LP)
2012
The collaboration between artist and poet Charles Pennequin, the band Gun-Gi and Laurie Franck.
Architecture and Time
2012
bilingual edition (English / French)
Contributions by architects, philosophers and artists on the theme of time and architecture (conceptualized temporality, temporality in Japan, consideration of time in the architectural projects, new temporalities of public space...).
Stéphanie Jamet-Chavigny - Istvan Balogh - Out-and-Out (Ecstasies)
2012
bilingual edition (English / French)
The transcription of a lecture by Stéphanie Jamet-Chavigny on a photographic triptych by Swiss artist Istvan Balogh.
Jean-Christophe Norman - The Circumstances of the Accident
2012
bilingual edition (English / French)
This first monograph retraces the artist's career since 2005 and explores the various facets of his work through lavish illustrations, an essay by Laurent Buffet and an interview with the artist by Marjorie Micucci.
 Taroop & Glabel - Abécédaire
2012
bilingual edition (English / French)
Artist's book: Taroop & Glabel's ABC.
Elisabeth Wetterwald - Mario García Torres - What Doesn\'t Kill You Makes You Stronger
2012
bilingual edition (English / French)
A lecture by Elisabeth Wetterwald on a video installation by conceptual Mexican artist, with a series of slideshow stills.
Hiraki Sawa -
2011
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
First monograph dedicated to the intimate dreamscapes created in Japanese video artist's delicate animations.
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