Rene Ricard 1979-1980 is the first collection of American poet and artist Rene Ricard's poetry, first published by the Dia Art Foundation in 1979. This new edition presents, in a new format, both the original book design reproduced as a facsimile and the first French translation of Ricard's poems.
Based on the Nordic myth of Odin, this volume investigates the contemporary representation of the male body, by seeking out the limit of the fantasy of omnipotence and of the sexualization of masculinity (second volume in a series of books dedicated to producing an archive of the present day through a selection of emblematic documents of the 21st century, culled from the media, advertizing, and the Internet).
Arcana 3 investigates feminized advertizing imagery. The dream of adornment, whiteness and eternal youth appears derived from Germanic tales reinterpreted by Disney (third volume in a series of books dedicated to producing an archive of the present day through a selection of emblematic documents of the 21st century, culled from the media, advertizing, and the Internet).
Initiated by filmmaker Raya Martin and critic Antoine Thirion, UNdocumenta is the catalogue of the eponymous film festival revolving around the lost accounts of cinema (through material destruction, acts of censorship, political, economic or human contingencies) and condemned histories of nations (by social displacement, cultural annihilation or deliberate disappearance).
Artist's book by French filmmaker Virgil Vernier, Arcana I is the first of a series of books designed to build up an archive of the present time through a collection of emblematic documents from the 21st century produced by media, advertising and Internet. Arcana I gathers images of luxury watches cut out from magazines, with no typographical mention so to reveal the peculiar aura of these objects.
Catalogue of a joint exhibition by Marianne Vitale and Theodore Fivel set in a former marble mason's workshop. In opposition to the marble exhibition space, all artworks are wooden made, from Vitale's charred structure and Fivel's enigmatic photographic prints.
L'Atlas, a major figure of the Street Art movement, has been photographing his first seven canvas paintings in great cities all over the world for the past ten years. Published to celebrate this anniversary, the book gathers the photographs and a text by Paul Ardenne.