JRP|Editions

Created in 2004 in Zurich by Lionel Bovier, JRP|Editions (previously JRP|Ringier) is an international art publishing house based in Geneva. Neither a micro-structure nor an outreach of a media group, the company has organized the production according to defined typologies and series, while maintaining a flexible approach to artists' projects. This strategy has allowed a catalogue of titles aimed at the contemporary art audience, and structured around different editorial lines and time frames to develop, often in collaboration with institutions and renowned editors. Presenting to a specialized and general public a generation of artists who emerged in the 1990s, the 2000s, and the early 2010s, as well as introducing the newest positions in today's scene, JRP|Editions' catalogue also demonstrates an interest in remapping the 1980s, and in publishing significant texts and artists still overlooked today.

JRP|Editions co-publishes with Les presses du réel the Positions and Documents series, as well as various catalogues and monographs.
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Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
Renewing our understanding of Ruscha's art.
Richard Hertz - Jack Goldstein et la CalArts Mafia
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
The fascinating story of Jack Goldstein, the beginnings of CalArts, and some of the illustrious fellows who, in the 1970s and 1980s, led the transition from conceptual art to the Pictures Generation, paints an uncompromising picture of the art world then and now.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - The Indian Files
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A much-needed mapping of the Indian art scene.
 General Idea -
2022
English edition
forthcoming
A massive artist's book-cum-overview of the revered and subversive queer Canadian collective, exquisitely designed in collaboration with AA Bronson: the most comprehensive source on General Idea.
 General Idea -
2022
French edition
forthcoming
A massive artist's book-cum-overview of the revered and subversive queer Canadian collective, exquisitely designed in collaboration with AA Bronson: the most comprehensive source on General Idea.
 Marie Cool Fabio Balducci -
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Retrospective monograph.
Kenny Scharf - MOODZ
2022
English edition
Variations on the face: downtown legend Kenny Scharf's permutational exploration of character.
Resistance Anew - Culture, Artworks & Democracy
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Bringing together previously unpublished essays by internationally renowned philosophers, cultural theorists, activists, and art historians, this volume provides a toolkit for addressing contemporary theories and practices of resistance.
Résister, encore - Œuvres d\'art, culture & démocratie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Bringing together previously unpublished essays by internationally renowned philosophers, cultural theorists, activists, and art historians, this volume provides a toolkit for addressing contemporary theories and practices of resistance.
Francis Alÿs - As Long as I\'m Walking
2021
English edition
Reference monograph, centered on some of the Belgian-born Mexican-based artist's key motifs and features: his 30-year groundbreaking video practice; the importance of strolling and walking for his artistic method; his interest in children's games which he has filmed in various countries since 1999.
Francis Alÿs - As Long as I\'m Walking
2021
French edition
Reference monograph, centered on some of the Belgian-born Mexican-based artist's key motifs and features: his 30-year groundbreaking video practice; the importance of strolling and walking for his artistic method; his interest in children's games which he has filmed in various countries since 1999.
Museum of the Future - Now What?
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Rethinking the role of the museum today.
Jim Shaw - Paperback Covers
2021
English edition
Monograph dedicated to Jim Shaw's “Paperback Covers” key series.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - Brève histoire des musiques actuelles
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Documents
An anthology.
Art contemporain africain - Histoire(s) d\'une notion par celles et ceux qui l\'ont faite
2021
French edition
A polyphonic genealogy of the concept of contemporary African art.
Olivier Mosset -
2021
English edition
An extensive overview of Olivier Mosset's six-decade painting practice.
Art Basel | Year 50
2020
English edition
One year in the art world: Art Basel's official annual publication captures and documents the exhibitions in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, and goes beyond them, featuring interviews, portfolios, essays about contemporary art, and personal highlights from artists, curators, collectors, and museum directors.
John Armleder - The Grand Tour
2020
English edition
A retrospective look at the work of our contemporary art godfather.
Allison Katz -
2020
English edition
First monograph.
Gustav Metzger - Writings (1953-2016)
2019
English edition
The complete writings of an influential figure.
Dorothy Iannone - The Story of Bern, [or] Showing Colors
2019
English edition
The seminal tale of Iannone's advocacy for sexual liberation.
Jens Hoffmann - (Curating) From Z to A
2019
English edition
An idiosyncratic investigation of curatorial practice.
Sylvain Croci-Torti -
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
First monograph on Swiss painter Sylvain Croci-Torti.
Art Basel | Year 49
2019
English edition
One year in the art world: Art Basel's official annual publication captures and documents the exhibitions in Basel, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong, and goes beyond them, featuring interviews, portfolios, essays about contemporary art, and personal highlights from artists, curators, collectors, and museum directors.
Producing Futures - A Book on Post-Cyber-Feminisms
2019
English edition
Surveying the causes championed by feminists in the post-internet era.
Charles Atlas -
2019
English edition
A pioneer of time-based media.
Peter Halley - Paintings of the 1980s - The Catalogue Raisonné
2019
English edition
Catalogue raisonné of paintings realized by Peter Halley between 1980 and 1989.
Catherine Grenier - Sophie Ristelhueber - La guerre intérieure
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
Interview with one of the great figures of art photography today, in which Sophie Ristelhueber reflects on her own carrer and practice.
Jef Cornelis - Curating in the 1980s (DVD)
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
The sixth volume of the “Archives” series, which is dedicated to landmark exhibitions and curatorial practices, brings together two films by Belgian filmmaker Jef Cornelis on the opening of the Castello di Rivoli in 1985, whose inaugural exhibition was conceived by curator Rudi Fuchs, and the 1987 edition of Skulptur Projekte Münster, organized by Kasper König and Klaus Bussmann.
Fredrik Værslev - Fredrik Værslev as I Imagine Him
2018
French edition
This comprehensive monograph offers an overview of the artist's oeuvre from the last decade. It brings together essays which explore Værslev's relationship to the history of painting and suburban architecture and culture, as well as his artistic process.
The Syz Collection
2018
English edition
An extensive documentation of the art collection initiated by Eric and Suzanne Syz, on the occasion of its installation at the Syz Group Headquarters in Geneva in 2017. Featuring iconic works from the 1980s, the ever-expanding collection also promotes established and emerging contemporary artists.
Picture Industry - A Provisional History of the Technical Image – 1844-2018
2018
English edition
A major anthology of historic and contemporary writings by over 200 contributors, providing a rigorous and expansive survey of the photographic medium from its inception to our current moment. Edited by Walead Beshty, this exceptional publication includes texts and artworks by Giorgio Agamben, Roland Barthes, Georges Didi-Huberman, Stan Douglas, Harun Farocki, Martha Rosler, Stephen Shore, Hito Steyerl, Wolfgang Tillmans, Ericka Beckman, Walter Benjamin, Walker Evans, László Moholy-Nagy, Marshall McLuhan, Alan Turing, Dan Graham, Morgan Fisher, Kelley Walker…
Koki Tanaka - Vulnerable Histories - An Archive
2018
English edition
Fully documenting Koki Tanaka's latest video & photo project, this publication focuses on a pressing issue from the artist's native country—the mutual incomprehension and mistrust between Zainichi Koreans and ethnic Japanese—to plead for vigilance when it comes to racism and discrimination.
New North Zurich / Neuer Norden Zürich
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Stemming from a Public Art Zurich project, this publication gathers texts and international artists contributions exploring the condition of 21st-century cities in relation with contemporary art.
Teresa Burga - Aleatory Structures
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
This comprehensive monograph on Teresa Burga acknowledges the recent reassessment of the multidisciplinary artist's work as a pioneering voice in Peruvian contemporary art.
Localizing the Contemporary - The Kunsthalle Bern as a Model
2018
English edition
This scholarly publication discusses the historical development of the Kunsthalle Bern and its implications for the “localization” of art. It contributes to current research on institutional histories by looking at the many ways in which the Kunsthalle Bern addresses the question of how exhibitionary practices take place.
Sam Falls -
2018
English edition
Reference monograph.
Andro Wekua -
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Reference monograph.
Raphael Gygax - Extra Bodies - Über den Einsatz des anderen „Körpers” in der zeitgenössischen Kunst
2018
German edition
The use of the “Other Body” in Performance art and Contemporary Art.
Art Basel | Year 48
2018
English edition
Art Basel's 2017 official annual publication.
Pierre Keller - Le Kilo-Art
2018
French edition
This publication revives the fascinating adventure of Pierre Keller's invention and dissemination of the “Kilo-Art,” the “Swiss standard for art measurement.” For the two years 1972 and 1973, the young artist—now a key figure of the contemporary artistic and pedagogical scene in Switzerland—dedicated his life to what he called “conceptual art with realization.”
Katja Novitskova - Ringier 2017
2018
English edition
A visual tour de force (artist's book).
Alice Rawsthorn - Design as an Attitude
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Documents
A field guide to contemporary design.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 1 : Hétérochronies
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A collection of texts about time and artists working with it.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Formes et trajets - Tome 2 : Topologies
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A collection of texts about space and artists working with it.
Greg Parma Smith - My Ideas
2018
English edition
The private and personal side of a painter (first monograph / artist's book).
Guillermo Kuitca - Collected Drawings - 1971-2017
2018
English edition
This extensive volume spans the drawings of Argentinian artist Guillermo Kuitca from 1971 to 2017. Gathering together for the first time more than 650 works on paper selected from a body of more than 3,000 produced over the course of 40 years, the book lies somewhere between a catalogue raisonné and an artist's book.
Sigismond de Vajay - Unreachable Empires
2018
trilingual edition (English / Spanish / French)
Conceived by Sigismond de Vajay, this artist's book combines 70 of his drawings with commissioned essays by Mexican novelist Mario Bellatín, French biologist and glaciology researcher Bruno Jourdain, and geography and biotechnology expert Elizabeth R. Johnson. Together, thanks to their intertwined dialogue around reality, fiction, science, knowledge, and the power of artistic approaches, they express a subjective vision of our changing times.
Art & Crisis
2018
English edition
Stemming from the Master Fine Arts at the Zurich University of the Arts, this theoretical publication investigates educational processes and what it means to teach and learn fine arts in a city such as Zurich. It also reflects on the field works made by the MFA students in 2017 in Athens, Beirut, and Lesbos.
Wade Guyton - Writings on Wade Guyton
2018
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
A critical perspective on Guyton's work.
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