Art & cultural identity

 
 
Tarik Kiswanson - Nest
2022
bilingual edition (English / Swedish)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
forthcoming
A multimedia meditation on time, memory and cultural identity.
Nouvelles icônes - Effigies de sel et d\'or
2022
trilingual edition (English / French / Creole)
Frac Réunion
Catalogue of a group exhibition mounted from the FRAC Réunion collection around identity issues such as racial, social or sexual constructions.
Sylvie Fleury - Bedroom Ensemble II
2021
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
A complete study of Sylvie Fleury's installation, a tribute to Claes Oldenburg.
 Manon - Feathers
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
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.
Neil McWilliam - L\'esthétique de la réaction - Tradition, foi, identité et l\'art français (1900-1914)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A study that explores the complex relationship between nationalism, traditionalism and the critique of modern culture in France in the decades preceding the First World War.
Mine Dal - Everybody\'s Atatürk
2020
bilingual edition (English / Turkish)
Edition Patrick Frey
A photographic journey in contemporary Turkey, looking for traces of the protean presence of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic, in more than 600 pages.
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.
Tessa Mars - Île modèle, Manman zile, Island Template
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Naima
Monograph.
Stephen Sutcliffe - At Fifty
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
First monograph dedicated to British filmmaker and video artist Stephen Sutcliffe. Including commissioned essays and an interview with the artist, At Fifty examines over twenty years of film collages practice, delving into Sutcliffe's extensive use of television archives and critical reflection on British cultural identity.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Yan Pei-Ming face à Courbet
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
A face to face between the great works of Gustave Courbet and new paintings by contemporary artist Yan Pei-Ming, specially created for the bicentenary of the birth of Courbet.
Global Identities - Postcolonial and Cross-cultural Narratives
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A collection of essays and lectures that aim to provice insights, analysis and reflections about global identity dynamics, with particular attention to cultural production, the hybridization of languages and postcolonial narratives.
 Yan Pei-Ming - The Man Who Weeps
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph: a retrospective of Yan Pei-Ming's paintings and watercolors from 2006 to 2019, structured around the figure of disappearance and violence, and around the confrontation with the works of the masters of the past as well as with modern iconography, with essays by Franck Gautherot, David Liot, Xavier Douroux and Fabian Stech.
Danh Vo -
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
CAPC
Designed under the direction of the artist, this monograph is devoted to Danh Vo's in situ installation at the CAPC museum, through which the conceptual artist explores the relationship between individual and collective history, and the notions of power and masculinity.
Glenn Ligon - Debris Field / Notes for a Poem on the Third World / Soleil Negre
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Is-Land
Catalogue of the American artist's exhibition at Galerie Chantal Crousel: the publication presents a series of new works (neon, painting, drawing) inspired by texts by Gertrude Stein and Pier Paolo Pasolini, and by the artist's reflections on language, race and gender. The book includes poems by writer, artist and Act Up activist Gregg Bordowitz, and an essay by teacher and writer Sara Nadal-Melsio.
Koki Tanaka - Vulnerable Histories - An Archive
2018
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
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.
Marie Canet - Juntos en la Sierra - Speech Act, Identité, Globalisation
2018
French edition
Shelter Press - Books
The production of alternative and solidarity-based knowledge through the linguistic, sexual, biological and geographical margins.
Philippe Boisnard - Vie et mort d\'un transsexuel
2018
French edition
Supernova - Dans le vif
In the midst of a demographic crisis, the world witnesses the emergence of a new form of human life, the New Eve, whose particularity is to be transsexual… A tragicomic novel offering an unprecedented reflection on gender and totalitarianism.
Keith Edmier - Mother Mold
2018
English edition
Petzel
This publication brings together the 50 unique life-cast portraits of the artist's work, Imagines; inspired by ancient Roman life-casts of the same name. Each life-cast portrait is presented as a postcard; the reverse of which, written in Edmier's own hand, provides interesting details about the individual casts. The set of postcards is presented in a hard-back “stone” box-envelop, with white debossed text.
Grounds for Possible Music - On Gender, Voice, Language, and Identity
2018
English edition
Errant Bodies - Anthologies
Gender, voice, language, and identity in musical composition and experimental sound practices.
Hämatli & Patriæ
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Globetrotter
Catalogue documenting an eponymous exhibition project which interprets contemporary issues such as migration, nationalism, populism and identity, using the symbolism in the Flemish painting of 1570 by Simon de Myle entitled Noah's Ark on Mount Ararat.
Diaphanes - Merry Xenotism!
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Diaphanes
Diaphanes - Diaphanes (magazine)
Under the title of Merry Xenotism!, Diaphanes #4 directs its attention to everything foreign and different, to the other in the same and the same in the other. With contributions from art, literature, and discourse by Leonard Suryajaya, Slavs & Tartars, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Yves Netzhammer, Jean-Luc Nancy, Tianzhuo Chen, Elena Dorfman, Maria Gabriela Llansol, A.K. Kaiza, Miguel Tamen, Lina Atfah, Michele Pedrazzi, Angelika Meier, Joseph Morder, Jordan Lee Schnee, Jochen Thermann, and many others.
Theo Eshetu - The Body Electric
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
The first comprehensive survey of video artist and filmmaker Theo Eshetu's extensive body of work. It provides documentation and critical analysis of Eshetu's practice, in which he examines the imagery of the collective unconscious, exploring cultural identity and challenging official media narratives through a complex interplay of signs and symbols.
Jacques Charlier - Un art sans identité
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
MO.CO. Panacée
Catalogue dedicated to one of the pioneers of European conceptual art, whose work adopts a critical approach of the art world and the avant-garde. The publication offers an overview of the Belgian artist's career, and gathers texts by Jean-Michel Botquin from 1960 to 1980, and recent contributions by Nicolas Bourriaud, Denys Riout, Denis Gielen, and Serge Bonati.
Laurence Rasti - There Are No Homosexuals in Iran
2017
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
For two years, Laurence Rasti photographed Iranian homosexual refugees who transit through the city of Denizli in Turkey, waiting to join a host country where to live their sexuality freely. The resulting photographic series explores the sensitive concepts of identity and gender, while juxtaposing the gravity of the situation with lighter and hopeful moments.
Homo Melitensis - An Incomplete Inventory in 19 Chapters
2017
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The catalogue of the Malta Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale takes readers on a poetic journey through the volatile territories of national and cultural identity of Malta. Gathering contributions by authors, artists, and travelogues, the publication presents ample proof of the rich, complex, and continuing history of the maltese people and its diaspora.
Maja Bajevic - Power, Governance, Labor
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
New monograph of one of the most important artists rooted in Eastern Europe.
 Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - Continental Drift
2017
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Photographic account of the two photographers's automobile trip from Switzerland to Mongolia, through the mystical realms of the East.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Ruines du temps réel
2017
French edition
varia
Catalogue of works by Chinese painter Yan Pei-Ming, gathering a series of landscapes, portraits, and historical scenes exposing the tragedy of our contemporary world. Featuring exhibition views, a text by Xavier Douroux, and an interview with the artist by Pascal Pique (catalogue of the eponymous exhibition at Centre Régional d'Art Contemporain in Sète, France).
Sylvan Oswald - High Winds
2017
English edition
X Artists' Books
High Winds is an artist's book written by Sylvan Oswald, with graphics by Jessica Fleischmann. This “western phantasmagoria” is a bedtime book for adults based on Oswald's experiences with insomnia, gender transition, and moving to Los Angeles.
Nicola Tyson - Works on Paper
2016
English edition
Petzel
(last copies available!)
This book explores a range of works made between 2002 and 2016 from Nicola Tyson's sketchbook pages to large graphite drawings and giant, life-sized ink drawings.
Jean-Claude Moineau - Queeriser l\'art
2016
French edition
Art Book Magazine
Queer theory as a critical tool against the very idea of identity in art.
Catherine Ikam -
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
CDA (Centre des Arts)
This monograph is structured around an alphabet dedicated to the career of this pioneer of digital art. It also includes contributions from the likes of Nam June Paik and Paul Virilio, as well as an interview with Catherine Ikam and her associate Louis Fléri.
Nicole Tran Ba Vang - Revue - This is not a magazine
2016
English edition
Dis Voir - Figures
This magazine-style artist's book by European contemporary artist Nicole Tran Ba Vang parodies the stereotypes and prejudices of advertising and fashion, exploring the fantasies of a consumer society.
Nicole Tran Ba Vang - Revue - Ceci n\'est pas un magazine
2016
French edition
Dis Voir - Figures
This magazine-style artist's book by European contemporary artist Nicole Tran Ba Vang parodies the stereotypes and prejudices of advertising and fashion, exploring the fantasies of a consumer society.
Ull Hohn - Foregrounds, Distances
2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Foregrounds, Distances aims not only to offer the first comprehensive overview of Hohn's work, but also to contribute to a history of painting-based practices, which occupy a marginal place in the established narratives of the art of the 1980s and 1990s.
Latifa Laâbissi - Grimaces du réel
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts –
Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers
First monograph.
Sylvie Fleury -
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Sylvie Fleury's chromatic and esoteric works from the 2000's are presented together for the first time with her classic pieces from the 1990's in this reference monograph. It thus offers readers a new way to register Fleury's contribution to the art of the last decades.
Nero su Bianco
2015
English edition
Nero
A provocative interrogation of race and identity in contemporary Italy envisioned by visual artists, scholars and writers from Africa, Europe and the United States exploring new forms of subjectivity and agency shaped by history, immigration and integration, the legacy of colonialism and persistent stereotypes (a project curated by Lyle Ashton Harris, Robert Storr and Peter Benson Miller).
Jaanus Samma - Not Suitable for Work - A Chairman\'s Tale
2015
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This two-volume publication tells the story of Juhan Ojaste, an Estonian gay icon, and tackles the issue of homophobia in authoritarian political regimes. Not Suitable for Work attempts to create counter-narratives that recognize the inclusion of suppressed histories, communities, and identities (catalogue of the Estonian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale).
Kent Monkman - Interpellations - Three Essays on Kent Monkman
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University
Three art historians offer perspectives and analyses on Monkman's work that address history and genre painting, the queered Romantic landscape, the shifting and unfixed subject, race, sexuality, conquest and sovereignty, and modern versus discontinuous temporality.
Kader Attia -
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Comprehensive monograph.
Kader Attia - RepaiR
2014
English edition
BlackJack editions - Monographs & artists' books
(last copies available!)
Both an artist's book and Kader Attia's reference monograph, “RepaiR” consists of interviews and texts around Attia's oeuvre, documented through about 1000 b/w reproductions, and the notion of repair, by 13 academics and researchers working in various disciplines. The book also reveals the artist's research and creation process, with a selection of archive texts and images.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Night of Colours
2014
English edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph.
 Yan Pei-Ming - Night of Colours
2014
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
New monograph (available in English edition).
New Africa
2014
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
(last copies available!)
New Africa gives a photographic redefinition of the African territory, influences and cultures. Beyond Afro-pessimism and outdated folklore figures, this publication reveals the multiple identities of the Arab-African human being.
Luciano Castelli - Self-Portrait 1973-1986
2014
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Luciano Castelli's self-portraits.
Daniela Comani - Eine glückliche Ehe / Un matrimonio felice / A Happy Marriage
2014
texts in English, German, Italian
Edition Patrick Frey
Daniela Comani's gender game.
A bras le corps - Matérialité, image et devenir des corps
2013
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Bibliothèque art action pensée
A collective publication that brings together artists and researchers on the issue of the body.
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