Boabooks

Boabooks is a publishing house specialized in high quality contemporary art books and multiples founded by Izet Sheshivari in 2008 and established in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
Geneva
 
34 titles
 
Elizabeth Lebon - The Book of Ghost
2018
English edition
Elizabeth Lebon writes poems, stories and performances, usually with the help of a typewriter. The choice of paper, as well as its format, is centrally important to the conceptualization and experimentation of this artist. This new book-object of concrete poetry plays with the transparency of its leaflets.
Ulises Carrión - (a, b, c)
2017
English edition
In (a, b, c) Ulises Carrión presents one if his early linguistic exercises in English, originally handwritten in green ink in 1972. The author observes and explores the structure of the sonnet. He develops fourteen interrelated sequences, which he uses as a key to codify a narrative. The text of each poem follows the schematic order of its title.
Ulises Carrión - (the drum)
2017
English edition
Publication reproducing one of Carrión's early linguistic exercises in English language, in which the conceptual artist dissects names of musical instruments to make sound appear.
Ulises Carrión - In Alphabetical Order
2017
English edition
Facsimile of the seminal magazine created by Ulises Carrión and Cres, originally published in 1979. In this photographic book—one of very few of Carrion's entire practice—the author is very critical about his own affiliation with the mail art movement. The book presents a series a photographs of his calling card filing box, which the author juxtaposes with witty and poignant captions.
 Maxime Bondu & Bureau A - Sea Level
2017
English edition
This publication stems from The Devil's Peak (in beige), an installation created in the Californian desert of Amboy by Maxime Bondu and Bureau A (Leopold Banchini & Daniel Zamarbide). The project deals with how the absence of water conditions life in the desert.
 The Liberated Page - The Next Page
2017
English edition
The Liberated Page is an international union based in Geneva, Switzerland, which aims to support and promote the critical and intellectual dissemination of artists' books and independent editions across the world. A collective study gatheringthe thoughts of the union's actors on contemporary books and publishing (with Jungle Books, Footnotes, Edition Patrick Frey, Cadrat Éditions, Kodoji Press, edition fink, Nieves...).
Émilie Parendeau - Ça m\'inquiète toujours ces sirènes
2017
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For her show at Mamco, the French artist borrowed from the museum collections to reinterpret a series of artworks by Imi Knoebel, Steven Parrino, Frank Stella, John M. Armleder, Luciano Fabro, Robert Filliou, and Christian Robert-Tissot. Both a catalogue and an artist's book, this publication replays the exhibition much like a snapshot collection.
Ulises Carrión - Rrr
2017
French edition
currently out of stock
Rrr reproduces typewritten pages written by conceptual artist Ulises Carrión in 1972. In his early linguistic exercises, Carrión played with the notion of learning by sounds and poetry. By creating his own onomatopoeia and sequences of repetition, he expresses his playful attitude towards poetry.
Dérives urbaines
2015
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
This collection of photographs was made following an assignment commissioned to eight photographers from eight different neighbourhoods in Geneva. Their photographs were initially exhibited on billboards for the “Vis-à-vis” event. The editorial process resulted in a book on its own, in which various gazes “derive” within their own variations of urban space.
Miriam Sturzenegger - Renovieren
2015
bilingual edition (English / German)
Miriam Sturzenegger's Renovieren is a compilation of texts about space, time, and the relationship between them, as well as with her work.
Fabienne Radi - Cent titres sans Sans titre
2015
French edition
Artist's book presenting a hundred fictional texts based on works from the Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain (FCAC) of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.
Izet Sheshivari - Imaginary Letters
2015
English edition
out of stock
For this artist's book, Izet Sheshivari used three different photographic technologies to produce this selection of landscape images which play with the codes of classic road movies.
Izet Sheshivari - Ingmar Bergman
2015
English edition
A series of photographs by Izet Sheshivari made on the island of Fårö, where Bergman shot numerous films (newspaper).
 Tom Wasmuth & Laurence Whitfield - Laurence Whitfield
2015
English edition
A facsimile edition of a fanzine originally published in 1977. It gathers sculptures and fluxus' objects from Laurence Whitfield.
 Izet Sheshivari & Luca Lo Pinto - A Metaphysical Interior
2014
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Different “augmented” perspectives from a visit of Giorgio de Chirico's flat.
Yoshinori Mizutani - Taxi Dirty Books
2014
no text
out of stock
Artist's book.
 Bureau A - Maïden Survey
2014
English edition
A mapping of ephemeral architecture built during the siege of the Maiden Place in Kiev: a project by Bureau A, Leopold Banchini & Daniel Zamarbide (CH) with Burø, Sergey Ferley (UA), bewteen architecture, design, graphic design and political pamphlet.
Elizabeth Lebon - Twelve Tapestries
2014
English edition
out of stock
12 typescripts of concrete poetry (signed and numbered artist's book).
Izet Sheshivari - Various Small Meals
2014
no text
out of stock
A new reappropriation of Ed Ruscha's Various Small Fires and Milk (signed and numbered artist's book).
Pierre Schwerzmann -
2013
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Artist's book.
Miriam Sturzenegger - Filter of Time / A translation
2013
English edition
An artist's book thought of as a supplementary edition to the artist's previous book as well as an extension of a performance set in MoMa PS1 in 2013.
Susan Hiller - The Artist\'s Palette Alphabet (postcards)
2013
French edition
currently out of stock
Susan Hiller's postcard alphabet.
 Donatella Bernardi & Charlie Stern - The Hacker Grail
2013
bilingual edition (English / French)
A modern reinterpretation of the subject of the Holy Grail (artist's book).
Pierre Olivier Arnaud - Hallo III
2013
no text
Artist's book (newspaper).
Frédéric Post - Post Vinyle
2012
no text
Frédéric Post's picture discs homemade with glued (artist's book).