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Blondell Cummings - Dance as Moving Pictures
2022
English edition
X Artists' Books
forthcoming
The first monograph dedicated to the pivotal work of African American postmodern dancer, choreographer and video artist Blondell Cummings.
2022
French edition
Editions 1989
forthcoming
A compelling portrait of composer-performer Julius Eastman's enigmatic and intriguing life and music.
Armando Alleyne - A Few of My Favorites
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
The first book on the New York painter's eclectic iconography of jazz musicians, boxers, Black American icons and friends.
Julius Eastman - Three Extended Pieces For Four Pianos (2 CD)
2021
Sub Rosa
Julius Eastman's Four Pianos (1979-80), performed by Melaine Dalibert, Stephane Ginsburgh, Nicols Horvath and Wilhem Latchoumia.
Art contemporain africain - Histoire(s) d\'une notion par celles et ceux qui l\'ont faite
2021
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
A polyphonic genealogy of the concept of contemporary African art.
Kara Walker - A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be
2021
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
The drawing practice of Kara Walker.
1 Million Roses for Angela Davis / 1 Million Rosen für Angela Davis
2021
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
"1 Million Roses for Angela Davis" traces Davis' immense influence and legacy as activist and scholar on contemporary artists today, while simultaneously teasing out the contradictions her presence and agenda posed to the GDR's interpretation and application of Marxism.
Steffani Jemison - Mikrokosmos - Another time, this time, one time (vinyl LP)
2020
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Formed in 2016 as the collaborative platform of composer Justin Hicks and artist Steffani Jemison, Mikrokosmos mines the history of Black music. This ongoing project has manifested in many forms: workshop, study session, concert, listening session, book, prompt, score. “Another time, this time, one time,” the first Mikrokosmos LP, uses Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson's “We Almost Lost Detroit” (1977) as the raw material for R&B songwriting.
Thulani Davis - Nothing but the Music
2020
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
Thulani Davis' collection of poetry about music.
Hannah Beachler - Design in a Frame of Emotion
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - The Incidents
American production designer Hannah Beachler engages in a conversation with Jacqueline Stewart and Toni L. Griffin about set building and curation, urban design, location scouting, Afrofuturism, fictional histories, and Black feminist narratives, and elucidates her role.
Johanne Løgstrup - The Contemporary Condition - Co-existence of Times – A conversation with John Akomfrah
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - The Contemporary Condition
In the form of a conversation with filmmaker and artist John Akomfrah, this book sets out to explore how his work with montage can be understood to articulate contemporaneity in sensuous ways.
Maureen Murphy - De l\'imaginaire au musée - Les arts d\'Afrique à Paris et à New York (1931 à nos jours)
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An historical perspective of the representation of non-western art in western museums and imagination / an essay on the relations between African arts and avant-garde.
Émilie Notéris - Alma Matériau
2020
French edition
Paraguay Press
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.
Joseph Jarman - Black Case Volume I and II - Return From Exile
2019
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
The republication in print form of the poems of Art Ensemble of Chicago's founding member breathes new life into a forgotten document of the Black Arts Movement.
The Place Is Here - The Work of Black Artists in 1980s Britain
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The publication developed from the exhibition and research project The Place Is Here (2016–19), which traced the urgent and wide-ranging conversations taking place between black artists, writers, and thinkers in Britain during the 1980s.
Jean Laude - Écrits sur l\'art
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
Jean Laude's writings on art.
William Pope.L - Campaign
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This book is a three-part report on the long-term collaboration between artist Pope.L and curator Dieter Roelstraete which revolves around issues of connectedness, home, and migration, while addressing art's relationship to knowledge.
William Pope.L - One Thing After Another
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
MO.CO. Panacée
Documenting Pope.L's exhibition at La Panacée, this catalogue's content comprises texts from the curators, Nicolas Bourriaud and Noam Segal, and photographs of the show. Pope.L worked in close collaboration with graphic designer Johanna Himmelsbach on this editorial project.
Gaëlle Beaujean - L\'art de cour d\'Abomey - Le sens des objets
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
Conceived around an anthropology of the object, this book proposes to follow the course of royal objects of Abomey, former capital of the pre-colonial Kingdom of Dahomey (in present-day Benin).
Vanina Géré - Les mauvais sentiments - L\'art de Kara Walker
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
This book traces the career of Kara Walker (born in 1969), the most internationally recognized African-American artist since Jean-Michel Basquiat, and explores the history of the reception of a work that faces the limits of representation, challenging the question of the figuration of the black body.
Sonia Boyce - Thoughtful Disobedience - Nouvelle édition française
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Villa Arson
Focusing on several major collaborative performance-videos by a figure of the British Black Art movement, this illustrated monograph includes a series of essays which interpret Boyce's interdisciplinary practice in the light of art history, and analyse her interest in black feminism, cultural studies, film studies, art history and critical theory.
Anne Lafont - L\'art et la race - L\'Africain (tout) contre l\'œil des Lumières
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
French art historian Anne Lafont delivers an unpublished study on the close and paradoxical relations of art and race in the Enlightenment. A new voice in current works on issues of race, art, images and colonization.
Cécile Fromont - L\'Art de la conversion - Culture visuelle chrétienne dans le royaume du Kongo
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An an extensive analysis of the advent of Christian visual culture in the Kingdom of Kongo and its and development across four centuries.


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