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.
 
Ghita Skali - Narrative Machines - Professional magazine of medical fictions
2022
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
forthcoming
An artist's book disguised as a medical publication written by six fictional women characters from Morocco in free wheeling, Narrative Machines clothes truth with falsehood. With wry irony and Google English it comments on paranoia, fake news, patriarchy, power and media ganging together in the Maghreb...
François Piron - Ce que Sylvère Lotringer n\'écrivait pas
2022
French edition
A book of interviews with Sylvère Lotringer.
 Absalon - Absalon Absalon
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
A rereading of the prematurely interrupted work of the Franco-Israeli artist Absalon (1964-1993) through the notions of body, performance and illness, detaching him from the architectural and post-minimal field in which he has often been included, proposing new interpretations via a selection of works by other artists of his generation and a network of conceptual and formal affinities.
Ceija Stojka - The Paper is Patient
2021
English edition
The work of Ceija Stojka (1933-2013) is considered today an invaluable testimony on the deportation and the holocaust of the Romani people during the Second World War. For the very first time, this publication considers equal to her graphic work the notes she wrote on the back of her drawings and paintings.
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.
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.
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven - Three Moral Tales
2019
English edition
(last copies available!)
Catalogue.
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.
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.
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.
Guy de Cointet - The Complete Plays
2017
English 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.
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
no text
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.
Love Your Parasites
2015
English edition
A picture book edited by English artist Camilla Wills, with a dozen of contributions by international artists.
Hannes Loichinger - The Provence Summer Reader - After Dark
2015
English edition
New and historical texts by artists, writers and cultural agents that ballades amongst the themes of seduction, glamour and politics.
 Mangelos -
2014
English edition
A comprehensive survey of mangelos' art across all mediums, this book includes three essays which renew the interpretation of his art and its context. It offers a particular focus on his early work and notebooks, which are extensively reproduced for the first time.
Pensée Nomade Chose Imprimée - Histoire d\'un atelier nomade de l\'Ecole des Beaux-arts de Bordeaux (1989-2013)
2014
French edition
As much adventure novel as catalogue raisonné, this book tells the fabulous pedagogical and artistic experience of the studio Pensée nomade, chose imprimée (Nomadic thought, Printed matter) led from 1989 to 2013 at the Bordeaux School of Fine Arts in France by Michel Aphesbero & Danielle Colomine (4taxis), and Jean Calens.
Guillaume Leblon - Helbling
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
New monograph.
Lili Reynaud-Dewar - Interpretation
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
Artist's book: the last part of a complex project initiated in 2010—an exploration of the intimate legacies of Sun Ra's peculiar body of work (texts by Diedrich Diederichsen, Anthony Elms, J. Griffith Rollefson...).
Karl Larsson - Consensus (The Room)
2012
English edition
A theater play in two acts (the fifth book by Swedish artist and poet Karl Larsson).
Owen Land - Dialogues - A film by Owen Land
2010
bilingual edition (English / German)
A book based on American experimental filmmaker Owen Land's last movie.
Dora García - Steal This Book
2009
texts in English, Spanish, French
Eleven performance-based projects by Dora García, documented through letters, emails and other elements from the artist's private correspondence with various interpreters of performances, whether they were direct collaborators of simple spectators.
Contre-vents - Colères, espoirs, écologies et politiques dans l\'Ouest de la France
2021
French edition
currently out of stock
A documentary and speculative publication on a genealogy of political, social, ecological and identity-based struggles in the Brittany region and the West of France, from the 1960s to the Zone to Defend of today, based on numerous documents and films made by filmmakers and collectives.
Clara Schulmann - Zizanies
2020
French edition
restocking in progress
currently out of stock
A picaresque tale of Clara Schulmann's often collective experiences.
This Is My Body, My Body Is Your Body, My Body Is The Body of the Word
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
sold out
This publication offers a feminist and queer interpretation of artistic practices of the last forty years. It gathers a selection of works and texts from the late 1960s to the present, newly commissioned essays and an anthology of artists's texts.
Pierre Bal-Blanc - Collective Exhibition for a Single Body - The Private Score – The Licence
2020
English edition
sold out
A score of performative gestures, drawn from the conceptual art and body art scenes from Central and Eastern Europe in the 1970s and 1980s.
Lili Reynaud-Dewar - My epidemic (texts about my work and the work of other artists)
2015
English edition
sold out
An anthology of texts by the artist.
A Book About - What\'s More To Life Than Books
2014
English edition
sold out
A subjective lexicon, proposing keywords for contemporary publishers and book freaks.
Revolution - A Reader
2012
French edition
sold out
A subjective selection by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler of annotated texts by various authors (Edmund Burke, Frantz Fanon, Louise Michel, Donna Haraway, Oscar Tuazon...) about revolution.
Hannes Loichinger - The Provence City Guide: Nice - The California of Europe
2011
English edition
sold out
An artist's book that renews the genre of the travel guide.
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