Paraguay Press

Originally the imprint of the Paris-based project space castillo/corrales (2007-2015), Paraguay is a non-profit organization devoted to developing a new vocabulary of words and actions through a program of publications, talks, exhibitions and workshops. The offices of Paraguay are located in the collectively-run space DOC, 26, rue du Docteur Potain, Paris 19th, and its activities are overseen by a group of artists, writers, graphic designers, and curators including Agathe Boulanger, Thomas Boutoux, Signe Frederiksen, Céline Gay, Joachim Hamou, Jules Lagrange, François Piron, Lucas Roussel and Roman Seban.
 
Émilie Notéris - Alma Matériau
2020
French edition
Émilie Notéris focuses her analysis on artworks created by women in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in a book that is at once literary, aesthetic and political.
João Maria Gusmão - João Maria Gusmão introduces Eugène Frey - Inventeur des célèbres Décors lumineux à transformations du Théâtre de Monte Carlo appliqués pour la première fois à l\'Exposition universelle de Paris 1900
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
A painter and an inventor, Eugène Frey (1863-1930) pioneered techniques of animated sets for the theatre at the same time period as the cinema was invented. While he is contextualized beside the creations of Loie Fuller, Georges Méliès or Lotte Reiniger, he is reinterpreted by the artist João Maria Gusmão. First publication devoted to the work of Eugène Frey, the luxurious catalogue of the exhibition at the New National Museum of Monaco presents texts by Stéphane Tralongo (University of Lausanne) and Laurent Mannoni (Cinémathèque française), as well as a work of fiction by João Maria Gusmão.
Laurence Rassel - Ce que Laurence Rassel nous fait faire
2020
French edition
A book of interviews with the curator and pedagogue Laurence Rassel, who develops in thought and action ways to remedy what ruins relationships and hinders emancipation.
Clara Schulmann - Zizanies
2020
French edition
A picaresque tale of Clara Schulmann's often collective experiences.
Sidsel Meineche Hansen - Second Sex War
2020
English edition
Stemming from a series of works by Sidsel Meineche Hansen, this monographic catalogue offers a range of perspectives on urgent issues around gender, sexuality and labour in the digital age.
Active Art
2019
English edition
In this book, the 1923 manifesto “Active Art” by Latvian philosopher Andrejs Kurcijs triggers a series of responses by writers, artists and curators on the notion of activism, past and present: art for political purposes, art for its own purpose or art with no purpose.
Laura Lamiel - LL
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
This book traces this evolution of Laura Lamiel's work. It presents a chronology of her exhibitions from the last 20 years alongside an anthology of critical writings, a previously unpublished interview with the artist and two original essays that offer a new analysis of her work.
Alexandre Estrela - Metal Hurlant
2019
English edition
Monograph / artist's book.
Alexandre Estrela - Métal Hurlant
2019
French edition
Monograph / artist's book.
Guy Mees - The Lost Space
2019
trilingual edition (English / French / Dutch)
Publication devoted to the only statement the Belgian artist has ever published about his own work.
Francisco Tropa - La Moustache cachée dans la barbe
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
A publication conceived by Portugese artist Francisco Tropa in collaboration with writer Thomas Boutoux and graphic designer Pedro Falcão, which adopts the form of magazine one flips  through in bars or in waiting rooms. A true/false weekly style magazine with refined imagery printed on glossy paper, The Mustache Hidden in the Beard is dedicated to cultural and scientific topics, design, life styles but also real estate through a series of cutting, quirky articles, investigations, portraits and reports.
Calling out of context
2017
English edition
Edited by artist Joachim Hamou, this publication offers a current analysis of the similar issued shared by the fields of contemporary art and of the performing arts, through essays, interviews, and an unpublished play by British artist Cally Spooner.
Vincent Normand - Counter History of Separation
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Publication based on the eponymous film by Etienne Chambaud and Vincent Normand in which the authors develop the concept of the “Decapitated Museum.” The voice-over in the film has been made into a one-edition book, which was rephotographed according to the technique the authors used to make the film. The outcome is a photography book that is as much a text document than an imaginary scene.
Guy de Cointet - Théâtre complet
2017
French edition
First publication to gathers all theatrical works by artist Guy de Cointet, written between 1973 and 1983. 25 plays, published with an explanatory apparatus and numerous documents from the de Cointet Estate at the Centre Pompidou's Kandinsky Library.
Hendrik Hegray - Nazi Knife - Puro Ódio
2017
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The 10th issue of Nazi Knife takes the form of a vast album covering a dozen iconographic sequences of unclassifiable aesthetics.
Incorporated! - Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d\'art contemporain (2 vol.)
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Two-volume catalogue of the Fifth Rennes Biennal (France): twenty-nine international artists were invited to construct an exhibition based on the particular issue of shaping emotions in a world which formulates them in terms of markets.
Soleil politique
2016
English edition
This catalogue examines the role of the Museion Bolzano in the urban environment of Bolzano city in Italy by looking back at the museum's history and mission from the perspective of artists in all disciplines: architects, filmmakers, performers, musicians, composers, etc. These are joined by a number of major historical works that have inspired the exhibition throughout its conception and helped our understanding of museographic history.
Clément Rodzielski - Aube
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph / artist's book.
Lili Reynaud-Dewar - My epidemic (texts about my work and the work of other artists)
2015
English edition
An anthology of texts by the artist.
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