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An Instant Before the World - Rabat contemporary Art Biennal
2021
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
forthcoming
The first edition of the Rabat Contemporary Art Biennial— the first all-female Biennial of Contemporary Art—, held in the Moroccan capital and devised by Abdelkader Damani, director of the Frac Centre-Val de Loire, from September to December 2019.
Fouad Bellamine - Colours of Silence
2021
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
forthcoming
“Just painting, without any pattern-pretext nor anecdote”: the first monograph of Moroccan abstract painter Fouad Bellamine.
Sido Lansari - Les derniers paradis
2021
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
forthcoming
Artist's book.
Nassim Azarzar - Il n\'y a plus rien à voir
2021
French edition
Kulte Editions
forthcoming
A protean project embracing a reflection around the photographic medium and modes of understanding the world (artist's book).
Ahmed Bouanani - La Septième Porte - Une histoire du cinéma au Maroc de 1907 à 1986
2021
French edition
Kulte Editions
forthcoming
Ahmed Bouanani's book on the history of Moroccan cinema from 1907 to 1986, published for the first time 33 years after it was written: a hybrid text with prodigious inspiration.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Le singe de Kafka & autres propos sur la colonie
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Theory & criticism / essays
The colony as a major philosophical concept in contemporary political thought—a basis for reflection on decolonization (expanded reprint of the book published in 2008).
Rim Battal - L\'Eau du bain
2019
French edition
Supernova - Books
A collection of thoughts, fragments and poems set in a prose text, between the newspaper, written from day to day, the essay and the autobiography.
Waiting for Omar Gatlato - A Survey of Contemporary Art from Algeria and Its Diaspora
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
This catalogue offers diverse representations of everyday life in Algeria and its diaspora through film, paintings, photography and sculpture by twenty-five contemporary artists. It includes the first English translations of key theoretical texts on Algerian contemporary art.
Zineb Sedira - A Brief Moment
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
This catalog accompanies Zineb Sedira's exhibition at the Jeu de Paume, covering a period from 1998 to the present, and mediums as diverse as video, film, installation and photography.
Émilie Goudal - Des damné(e)s de l\'Histoire - Les arts visuels face à la guerre d\'Algérie
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A critical look at the place and stakes of representations of the war of independence in the contemporary construction of the French and Algerian art scene.
Latifa Echakhch - Le jardin mécanique
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Published in collaboration with the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, this book guides the reader through the discovery of Latifa Echakhch's jardin mécanique, her latest exhibition at the Monegasque institution. A collection of visual and written essays, the publication explores the artist's take on the museum's collection of automatons and set models, as well as on the historical representations of the Exotic Garden of Monaco, through the form of a flipbook, translating on the page the motion of the five video works specifically produced for the exhibition.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Les miroirs vagabonds ou la décolonisation des savoirs (art, littérature, philosophie)
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
A philosophy of decolonization that intends to show how, in knowledge and the arts, the past can be passed.
Profit over Peace in Western Sahara - How commercial interests undermine self-determination in the last colony in Africa
2018
bilingual edition (English / Arabic), German insert
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
This publication examines the role of natural resources in the occupation of the Western Sahara, a territory considered by the United Nations to still be awaiting decolonization. Its liberation from colonial rule has come to a standstill due to Morocco's continued military occupation of a part of the territory. The protracted conflict has dramatic consequences for the Sahrawi people of Western Sahara.
Bouchra Khalili - Blackboard
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
Bouchra Khalili's films, video installations, photographs and silkscreen prints suggest civic platforms, from which members of minorities perform their strategies of resistance to arbitrary power. This catalogue dedicated to the French-Moroccan artist spans ten years of creation.
Jalal El Hakmaoui - Ce que je n\'ai pas dit à Bob Dylan
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Collection of poems.
Ymane Fakhir - The Lion\'s Share
2017
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
Ymane Fakhir's project “The Lion's Share” combines sculptures, video, photography, and text, to narrates the story of a bereaved Muslim family and their share of the inheritance. An algebra lesson in which the Moroccan artist examines the place of women in the Muslim family—and beyond.
Hicham Lasri - Fawda
2017
texts in French and in Arabic
Kulte Editions
At the crossroads of an artist book and a graphic novel, Fawda is an ode to Casablanca's life, presented through a non-linear narrative inspired by vox-pops.
Myriam El Haïk - Pièce pour quatre toy pianos
2017
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
Music score for four toy pianos, revolving around four notes—A, B, C, and E. Inscribed in the minimalist aesthetic of contemporary music, the piece was inspired by the rhythm of traditional Moroccan ceremonial music. With an essay by video artist and writer Laëtitia Laguzet.
Mohamed Bourouissa -
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Kamel Mennour
Since 2003, Bourouissa has been developing a multidisciplinary practice rooted in social reality, working primarily with representations of a contemporary urban environment. This catalogue accompanies the Franco-Algerian artist's exhibition at the Barnes Foundation, which gathers his most significant works to date—including Horse Day, his first project in the USA.
Future Imperfect - Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
Future Imperfect critically examines the role played by cultural institutions in producing present-day and future contexts for the production, dissemination, and reception of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa.
Rä di Martino - The Day He Swims Thru Marrakech
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
Photographic companion book to the film La controfigura (“The stand-in”) by Rä di Martino: the tale of a cinema troupe in Marrakech trying to shoot the remake of The Swimmer, the 1968 film with Burt Lancaster, based on a short story of the same name by John Cheever.
Gabriele Basilico - Marocco 1971
2016
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Time Travel
Marocco 1971 offers an intimate, social, and aesthetical portrait of Morocco by Italian photographer Gabriele Basilico. Set during the Summer of 1971, the series also brings back the distinctive spirit of this era.
Fugitive Volumes - Faouzi Laatiris et l\'Institut national des beaux-arts de Tétouan
2016
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
The group exhibition “Fugitive Volumes” at Mohammed VI museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat presents three generations of artists trained at the Tetouan Institut National des Beaux-Arts, and in particular those who have flourished since the 1980s in the orbit of the artist-teacher Faouzi Laatiris, creator of the Volume and Installation workshop at the INBA in 1993. Beyond the documentation on the exhibition, this publication offers a critical and comprehensive archive on the “Ecole de Tetouan” and the history of a contemporary art in Morocco.
Liaisons urbaines - Transforming Public Spaces in African Cities
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
a.p.r.e.s editions
Liaisons urbaines [Urban Connections] chronicles the development and implementation of an eponymous programme for enhancing public spaces in African cities by operations that combine urban planning and development, design, art and heritage.
The Africans
2016
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kulte Editions
At the heart of this book is a solo exhibition of the work of M'barek Bouhchichi in Rabat, and the artist's first attempt at directly confronting the wound of growing up black in Morocco. With contributions by an anthropologist, a filmmaker, and a writer from Africa, this volume puts recent transformations of Moroccan society into perspective. Beyond studying inequality and spatial segregation, what is at stake is the possibility of transfiguring the stigma of racism through art and research.


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