Visual Studies

 
 
Puissances du végétal et cinéma animiste - La vitalité révélée par la technique
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective and transdisciplinary study of the representation of plants and their powers to reflect on the question of animation, cinema and, more broadly, image, in the Anthropocene era and in the context of the "vegetal turn" at work in the human sciences as well as in contemporary art.
Holger Trülzsch - Body of Work - Behind the Appearances
2020
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
Combining archive material with a wide selection of photographs of body paintings produced by the duo in the 1970-1980s, this publication retraces the evolution of gender identities and the treatment of the female body in visual culture from the 1950s to the present.
Pierre Leguillon - The Museum of Mistakes
2020
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
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.
Gernot Böhme - Aisthétique - Pour une esthétique de l\'expérience sensible
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
forthcoming
After the Crisis - Contemporary States of Photography
2019
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
A platform for discussions between some of today's leading artists, writers, theorists, curators, and historians aimed at questioning the very status of photography today.
Après la crise - États contemporains de la photographie
2019
French edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
A platform for discussions between some of today's leading artists, writers, theorists, curators, and historians aimed at questioning the very status of photography today.
Colloque Actes & Images - Acte et performance comme pratiques contemporaines de l\'image et de l\'œuvre
2019
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
An history of the artwork and the image first apprehended as an act and a process.
Jacques Rancière - Le travail des images - Conversations avec Andrea Soto Calderón
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A conversation, accompanied by an introduction by Andrea Soto Calderón, to better understand the crucial role that images occupy in Jacques Rancière's work, and how images are the site of imaginative and reconfiguring operations.
Cécile Fromont - L\'Art de la conversion - Culture visuelle chrétienne dans le royaume du Kongo
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
An an extensive analysis of the advent of Christian visual culture in the Kingdom of Kongo and its and development across four centuries.
Peter Geimer - Images par accident - Une histoire des surgissements photographiques
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A history of photography through its accidents.
T. J. Demos - Against the Anthropocene - Visual Culture and Environment Today
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
(last copies available!)
Addressing the current upswing of attention in the sciences, arts, and humanities to the proposal that we are in a human-driven epoch called the Anthropocene, T. J. Demos critically surveys that thesis and points to its limitations, trough a series of cases study taken from contemporary visual culture.
Jean-Philippe Antoine - Farces et Attrapes - Inventer les images
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
A collection of essays focusing on the notions of invention and image in art.
Rwanda, 1994-2014 - Histoire, mémoires et récits
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A transdisciplinary study on the Tutsi genocide, tackling various issues related to the writing and the transmission of the genocide's history, to its political and judicial dimensions, and to its media and artistic representations.
Penser l\'image - Volume 3 – Comment lire les images ?
2017
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
Different perspectives (art history, philosophy, photography, film, architecture, history of science...) on the heterogeneous forms the discourse of pictures can take (an anthology).
Jussi Parikka - The Contemporary Condition - A Slow, Contemporary Violence – Damaged Environments of Technological Culture
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Finnish media theorist discusses slow violence & environmental crisis through the prism of art, design, and technological practices.
Jean-Louis Boissier - L\'écran comme mobile
2016
French edition
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
The Futures of Screen: an aesthetic and technical analysis.
Keith Moxey - Le temps visuel - L\'image dans l\'histoire
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
The concept of time in art history.
Claire Le Thomas - Racines populaires du cubisme - Pratiques ordinaires de création et art savant
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
An historical and ethnographic investigation into the popular origin and environment of Cubist innovations.
Dario Gamboni - Images potentielles - Ambiguïté et indétermination en art moderne
2016
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Ambiguity is inherent in images because visual perception is an interpretative act involving memory and imagination. Modern art has made this aspect of perception crucial to its relationship with the viewer. Images potentielles (Potential Images), the first systematic exploration of this topic, considers those works of art that rely to a great degree on imaginative response.
Georges Didi-Huberman - The Cube and the Face - Around a Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti
2015
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
Renowned French art historian and philosopher Georges Didi-Huberman conducts a careful analysis of Cube—Giacometti's only abstract sculptural work.
À perte de vue - Les nouveaux paradigmes du visuel
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A unique multidisciplinary approach to Visual Studies.
Penser l\'image - Volume 2 – Anthropologies du visuel
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
The return of the anthropological question has completely redesigned the issues of representation. A state of play.
Jérôme Bazin - Réalisme et égalité - Une histoire sociale des arts en  République Démocratique Allemande (1949-1990)
2015
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
A social history of socialist realism imagery in the former East Germany.
Herbert Molderings - Duchamp traversé - Essais 1975-2012
2014
French edition
MAMCO - Historical essays & contemporary archives
Seven essays about Marcel Duchamp's work.