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Philippe Despoix - KBW - La bibliothèque Warburg, laboratoire de pensée intermédiale
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
The challenges of the library and the photographic collection founded by Aby Warburg in the 1920s, as a "laboratory" for collective research on the forms of transmission of images since Antiquity, and an intermedial device of knowledge. An exceptional case study, driven by the question: what was the impact of photography in Warburg's turning point in the history of art and culture?
In Medias Res #2 - Architecture in Motion
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
forthcoming
After a previous focus on questions of historiography and the archive, In Medias Res #2: Architecture in Motion continues Fluentum's ongoing investigation into the history of its grounds with a focus on its architecture and surrounding material culture, both past and present.
1, 2, 3... couleur ! - L\'autochrome exposée
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Albums (exhibition catalogues)
forthcoming
The portfolio of the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume in Château de Tours, dedicated to autochrome, a technique patented at the very beginning of the 20th century by the Lumière brothers, which revolutionized the history of photography by introducing color, before falling into oblivion and then being rediscovered in recent decades by historians and collectors.
Le Silo 06 - Collection Billarant
2022
no text
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Françoise et Jean-Philippe Billarant's collection of minimal and conceptual art.
Scrapbook - 40 ans de Light Cone
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Light Cone
A visual anthology compiling the contributions of the filmmakers who are part of the Light Cone collection, a key institution for the distribution, promotion and preservation of experimental cinema in France and around the world, on the occasion of its 40th anniversary.
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.
Richard Prince - Bibliothèque d\'un amateur - Richard Prince\'s publications
2022
English edition
Christophe Daviet-Théry
An inventory: Bibliothèque d'un Amateur. Richard Prince's Publications takes a look at Richard Prince's library and production of artist's books published between 1980 and 2020. (new expanded edition).
You can go anywhere - The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation at 50 (box set)
2022
English edition
varia
A large series of essays, written by people from around the world who have contributed to the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation's work, revealing how the non-profit organization has carried on the Albers' legacy over the years. The heart of the book, lavishly illustrated, is devoted to the Foundation's many donations to international museums, including rarely shown works of art.
Jean Painlevé - Feet in the Water
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Albums (exhibition catalogues)
The portfolio of the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume, the first major retrospective in France on the filmmaker and biologist specializing in underwater fauna Jean Painlevé (1902-1989), considered one of the founding fathers of scientific cinema and a source of inspiration for the avant-gardes and the surrealist movement.
Draw Your Own Conclusion
2022
English edition
varia
The eminent art historian and curator Jean-Hubert Martin takes a singular look at the collection of the Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève by abolishing hierarchies and thus encouraging to return to the primary relationship between the artwork and the viewer.
Pas besoin d\'un dessin
2022
French edition
varia
The eminent art historian and curator Jean-Hubert Martin takes a singular look at the collection of the Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève by abolishing hierarchies and thus encouraging to return to the primary relationship between the artwork and the viewer.
Poésie Concrète
2022
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
A study of the body of concrete poetry in the MAMCO collection.
Royden Rabinowitch -
2022
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
A renewed approach to the history of sculpture and post-minimalism, based on the Royden Rabinowitch collection at MAMCO.
Tatiana Trouvé -
2022
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
A rereading of Tatiana Trouvé's work based on her drawing practice.
Peter Piller - Materialien (J) - Peripheriewanderungen Bremen
2022
no text
Nieves
Peter Piller's peripheral excursions around Bremen.
In Medias Res #1 - Histories Read Across
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Histories Read Across, Fluentum's inaugural issue that opens the publication series In Media Res, examines how (his-)stories are told, narratives are conceived, and knowledge is produced.
Albert Oehlen - “Big paintings by me with small paintings by others”
2021
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The artist as collector: Albert Oehlen's own artworks nail-to-nail with masterpieces from his personal collection.
Espace art actuel - The artist-museologist
2021
bilingual edition (texts in English and French)
Espace art actuel
The use by artists of objects coming from the collections of museums of art, science, and society.
Boris Groys - Logic of the Collection
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
An essay by the distinguished philosopher and theorist of art and media on the current evolution and possible future of museum collections practices and strategies.
Museum of the Future - Now What?
2021
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Rethinking the role of the museum today.
Résonances - Le Louvre à La Réunion
2021
French edition
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The Louvre invites itself to Reunion Island: a dialogue between the collections of the island's five museums and those of the Department of Graphic Arts.
Masterworks of Modern Photography from MoMA - The Thomas Walther Collection
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Albums (exhibition catalogues)
(last copies available!)
The portfolio of the exhibition at the Jeu de Paume: a panorama of the visual inventions of the photographic avant-gardes, in the heart of MoMA's modern photography collection.
Grand Bazar - Choix de Jean-Hubert Martin dans la collection Antoine de Galbert
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Empire - Books
(last copies available!)
The exhibition catalogue for the Château d'Oiron presents more than 170 artworks from the collection of Antoine de Galbert, placed in such a way as to dialogue with the permanent collection of contemporary art Curios & Mirabilia, assembled by Jean-Hubert Martin in 1993.
Walk on Water
2021
English edition
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The collection of the Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève revisited by the transversal scenographic interventions of the Viennese artist and performer Jakob Lena Knebl, who turns perspectives upside down and radically renews our perception of the works.
Marcher sur l\'eau
2021
French edition
varia
The collection of the Musée d'art et d'histoire de la Ville de Genève revisited by the transversal scenographic interventions of the Viennese artist and performer Jakob Lena Knebl, who turns perspectives upside down and radically renews our perception of the works.
Frac Île-de-France - La collection
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Le Plateau / Frac Île-de-France
The catalogue raisonné of the Frac Île-de-France Collection.
Bert Flint - Afro-Berber Planet - The Trans-Saharan arts at the Tiskiwin Museum, from Marrakech to Timbuktu
2021
English edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
An augmented reissue of the guide to the Tiskiwin museum in Marrakech, created by collector and anthropologist Bert Flint following his various travels through Transsaharian Africa.
Bert Flint - Planète afro-berbère - Les arts transsahariens au musée Tiskiwin, de Marrakech à Tombouctou
2021
French edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
An augmented reissue of the guide to the Tiskiwin museum in Marrakech, created by collector and anthropologist Bert Flint following his various travels through Transsaharian Africa.
Bert Flint - الكوكب الأفرو-بربري - الفنون العابرة للصحراء في متحف تيسكوينمن مراكش إلى تومبوكتو
2021
Arabic edition
Zamân - Zamân Books
An augmented reissue of the guide to the Tiskiwin museum in Marrakech, created by collector and anthropologist Bert Flint following his various travels through Transsaharian Africa.
Erling Kagge - Walking - Movements North of Bolzano
2021
trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The intersection of walking and collecting.
Francesca Zappia - Les Flâneuses - Copies, appropriations, citations dans la collection du Centre national des arts plastiques
2021
French edition
Shelter Press - Books
Copies, appropriations, quotations in the collections of the Centre national des arts plastiques
Sylvie Fleury - Bedroom Ensemble II
2021
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
A complete study of Sylvie Fleury's installation, a tribute to Claes Oldenburg.
Martin Kippenberger - MOMAS Project
2021
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
The first study of all the archives and documents relating to the artist's museum created by Martin Kippenberger.
Philippe Thomas - L\'agence
2021
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
The first systematic and exhaustive study of the company named Readymades belong to everyone® with which Philippe Thomas radically questioned the author's figure.
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary - The Commissions Book
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
This comprehensive publication by the art foundation Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) engages with more than 100 works of art in over 1,300 pages, proposing a speculative topography that organizes and weaves together sequences of potential narratives and interrogations along with close examinations of different works of art and a collective archive of images.
Oriol Vilanova - Palabras Prestadas, Mot empruntés, Paraules Prestades, Borrowed Words, Geleende Wooden, Parole in Prestito
2020
multilingual edition (English / Spanish / French / Italian / Dutch / Portuguese)
Christophe Daviet-Théry
A collector's declaration of love for his collection (the transcription of a performance by Oriol Vilanova).
Pierre Leguillon - The Museum of Mistakes
2020
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
First monograph dedicated to Pierre Leguillon's Museum of Mistakes: a traveling exhibition gathering a collection of mass culture artifacts and craft objects, questioning with humor and subversivity the mechanisms of today's visual culture.
Andreas Züst - Pursuit of Wonders
2020
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
From 1970s to his death in 2000, scientist, artist and art collector Andreas Züst spent time in Greenland, photographing ice in its most diverse forms. This publication gathers a selection from this extensive collection, alongside contextual essays.
Arkhè
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Architecture / design / graphic design – Architecture
The collection of works by artists related to architecture and architectural projects of the Frac Centre-Val de Loire, as story of the origins: a rereading of the foundations on which architectural experimentation has been built since the beginning of the 1950s.
Step by Step - Visions of an Art Dealer\'s Collection
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A journey through Western artistic culture with thirty-nine ancient and contemporary works from the Fabrizio Moretti collection, from the Gothic period to the experiments of the last ten years, passing through Mannerism and the Baroque.
Migration - Traces in an Art Collection / Spår i en konstsamling
2020
bilingual edition (English / Swedish)
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
How have artists over the past 150 years related to migration and exile? And what role can a museum play in times of mass migration?
L\'Appartement
2020
French edition
MAMCO - MAMCO Collection
A legendary Parisian collection of minimalist and conceptual art, and its evocative installation in the home of collector Ghislain Mollet-Viéville.
Le Silo 05 - Collection Billarant
2019
no text
varia
Françoise et Jean-Philippe Billarant's collection of minimal and conceptual art.
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.
Documents - Collecting digital art – Volume 2 – 2007-2018
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
Espace multimedia Gantner
Second volume of the catalogue dedicated to the collection of digital art at the Espace Multimedia Gantner, presenting 23 new acquisitions as well as a glossary and two unpublished texts on the place of digital art in contemporary art and the issues related to conservation and restoration.
The Syz Collection
2018
English edition
JRP|Editions - Catalogues, Biennales & Collections
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.
How Evil Is Pop Art? - New European Realism 1959-1966
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A relecture of of the European Pop Art through a selection of works stemming from private collections.
Yaëlle Biro - Fabriquer le regard - Marchands, réseaux et objets d\'art africains à l\'aube du XXe siècle
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
Based on a set of mostly unpublished archives, this book focuses on the role played by art dealers at the turn of the last century in the definition, promotion and circulation of African objects as artworks, in Europe and the United States.
L.A. collects L.A. - Latin America in Southern California Collections
2018
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
A panorama of Latin American art collections in Southern California.
Rosa Schamal - Altar
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
Through photographic documentation and essay, Altar documents the widespread human urge to elevate secular things to the status of “ritual objects” and combine them to form private altars. Whether they're dust catchers, knickknacks, souvenirs, found objects, meaningful artworks or earnestly and deeply revered objects, they all tell a peculiar story—not in words, but in things—about whoever built the altar.
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