Active since 1986, Edition Patrick Frey focuses on unique projects and produces books in small print runs. The purpose of Edition Patrick Frey is to provide particularly young artists, mainly Swiss but also international, an opportunity and a platform with a first publication, but EPF has also been engaged in long-term collaborations with several artists such as Walter Pfeiffer, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, and Andreas Züst. With an output of up to 20 books per year, the publisher focuses mainly on photography, art and projects dealing with everyday and popular culture.
An extended meandering conversation between Swiss art historian, critic and curator Jacqueline Burckhardt and curator/art historian Juri Steiner, accompanied by numerous texts, documents and artist inserts.
Combining archive material with a wide selection of photographs of
body paintings produced by the duo in the 1970-1980s, this publication
retraces the evolution of gender identities and the treatment of the
female body in visual culture from the 1950s to the present.
A series of rail graffiti by the KCBR collective, renewing the practice with an original reflection on the medium, concealment (including, of course, with regard to police services), the trace, public reception and ephemerality, as the works are obliterated by the artists themselves immediately after completion.
A photographic essay on the abandoned project of a suspension bridge between the Calabrian and Sicilian coasts and on the coastline of the Strait of Messina, documenting the transformation of suburban coastal areas and the daily life of the inhabitants.
The Order of Things presents about a hundred analog photographs of landscaped gardens around houses and estates in the Swiss Canton of Valais and in Romandy, the western, French-speaking part of Switzerland.
In addition to providing an unprecedented overview of the Swiss Surrealist artist Walter Grab's oeuvre, this catalogue also presents a wide range of different angles on his art, including subjective looks at individual works, art history essays and an associative correspondence using the cadavre exquis technique that was so dear to the Surrealists.
This artist's book by the American artist, musician (Destroy All
Monsters), writer and bookseller intertwines Polaroids of 1970s
Detroit with photographs of painterly collages made of TV stills and print
ephemera combining Christian iconography, Classical Hollywood cinema, pop
and b-movie culture.
Luxurious retrospective monograph of the Swiss painter (1939-1998): 250 works on paper (ink, pencil, pen and watercolor drawings) covering more than three decades of exploration of the graphic potential of the line.
Lush monograph dedicated to the series "Orlando" inspired by Virginia Woolf's novel: more than 200 portraits in which the Swiss painter explores gender roles and identity as well a her own identity as an artist, and the temporality of art history.
The first installment of FUTURE, an ongoing series of publications by Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, explores how our conceptions of the future have changed over the past few decades, how that affects our take on the present and our reactions to changes that lie ahead.
An ongoing series of figurative oil-on-canvas paintings by Swiss-born London-based artist Mathis Gasser, decontextualizing in the same gesture characters of the popular culture and figures of the history of the art.
Feathers presents a collection of notes written by the Swiss
artist during the conception of an aborted documentary in 2005. Taking the
shape of a diary, it offers a unique gateway into Manon's daily life,
interweaving memories and reflections on her artistic practice.