Art & labor

 
 
Jacques Berthet - Rumeur sur la ville
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
CPG (Centre de la photographie Genève)
forthcoming
Photo documentary set in a deserted Geneva during the G8 counter-summit in 2003. The series stages the abandonment of the urban space and its transformation through the deployment of defense barricades.
Andreas Sell - From self-employment to employment
2020
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This diary traces the artist's journey in search of a permanent job, combining notes and visual documents. The publication is the second in a series of autobiographical narratives by Sell.
 Marie Cool Fabio Balducci - Rovesciamento
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
CAPC
The catalogue of the duo's exhibition at CAPC, featuring a new site-specific work and a series of performed or filmed actions. A project about situations of reversal, confronting the exogenous realities of the enterprise, the working-class, and the museum.
Sidsel Meineche Hansen - Second Sex War
2020
English edition
Paraguay Press
Stemming from a series of works by Sidsel Meineche Hansen, this monographic catalogue offers a range of perspectives on urgent issues around gender, sexuality and labour in the digital age.
Pascal Rivet - Rase campagne
2018
French edition
Frac Bretagne
sold out
An overview of Pascal Rivet's artistic practice through an examination of his favored subjets: rural traditions, farming, sports, and the working world.
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.
Bernard Renoux - Dockers à Nantes - L\'expérience des itinéraires
2018
French edition
ESAAA
The itinerary as an artistic, architectural, territorial and social experience.
Andro Wekua -
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Reference monograph.
The Promise of Total Automation
2018
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
This catalogue surveys the literature on our relationship to a world of machines, new technologies, and electronic devices. It brings thoughts on automation and its promises, primarily the end of labor. The publication unfolds a bibliography and chronology on the subject.
Carl Havelange - Gaspard - Une écriture ouvrière au XIXe siècle
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Fabula
A reflection on history and the historical document, based on the chronicles of a village written in the 19th century by a Walloon worker.
Allan Sekula - Okeanos
2018
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This publication is charting the Allan Sekula's research into and investigation of the oceans. It intersperses essays from scholars, historians, and thinkers with a selection of the artist's seminal texts and excerpts from his private notebooks.
Valentine Schlegel - Je dors, je travaille
2017
French edition
future
This catalogue offers a unique insight into the life and work of the French artist, sculptor and ceramist Valentine Schlegel. It features a large iconography, archives, and texts by sculptor and Schlegel specialist Hélène Bertin.
Spike - The Real
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Spike
This issue of Spike looks at the real as a fault-line of art and a utopian horizon of its agency. Welcome to the oasis of the real (featuring Francesco Vezzoli, Maria Hassabi, Asad Raza, Emily Jacir, Wayne Koestenbaum, Gabi Ngcobo, Tristan Garcia, Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff…)!
À l\'Ouest toute ! - Travailleuses de Bretagne et d\'ailleurs
2017
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
An account of a three-year research program focusing on working women's struggles in Britany: the publication provides an overview of the studies and artworks produced within the framework of the program, as well as extracts of lectures and a set of original archives.
7759 - Bodies, Logistics, and Labor
2017
English edition
Nero
7759 – Bodies, Logistics, and Labor is a collective collection of essays which also includes two photographic works by Stefan Burger. The publication examines the notions of surplus value, logistics and globalization, in the framework of a case study on the self-managed dockers from Genoa.
Black Diamond Dust
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A multidisciplinary investigation dedicated to the cultural representations of coal mining, gathering contemporary artworks, poetry, essays, literature, folk songs, and archival images.
CATPC - Congolese Plantation Workers Art League
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
This book offers a first report on the activities of the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League (CATPC), an association for the development of an independent thought on postcolonial power relations within the global art world.
Judith Hopf - Up
2017
trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Hopf's multidisciplinary practice addresses the paradoxes and ridicule that spill form high-minded attitudes toward art making and the faith in technology, professionalism, and efficiency. This catalogue gathers a significant sampling of her works, as well as two essays and an interview.
Allan Sekula - Photography at work
2017
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Catalogue dedicated to the late American artist: an influential photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist and critic whose works have been a unique reference in debates and conversations about photography, art and politics for over 40 years. The publication includes a historical and analytical text by curator Marie Muracciole, as well as a 20-page photographic booklet.
Incorporated! - Les Ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d\'art contemporain (2 vol.)
2016
bilingual edition (English / French)
Paraguay Press
Two-volume catalogue of the Fifth Rennes Biennal (France): twenty-nine international artists were invited to construct an exhibition based on the particular issue of shaping emotions in a world which formulates them in terms of markets.
New Ways of Doing Nothing
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
currently out of stock
New Ways of Doing Nothing highlights artistic gestures challenging today's inclination towards productivity and growth (with Robert Breer, Claire Fontaine, Mathias Delplanque, Marina Faust, Ryan Gander, Karl Holmqvist, Jiří Kovanda, Superflex, Mario García Torres...).
Politiques des musiques populaires au XXIe siècle
2016
French edition
Mélanie Seteun - Music and Society (books)
This collective work aims to demonstrate the relevance of today's popular music in contemporary political action through eight international case studies.
Julien Prévieux - Datumo!
2015
bilingual edition (English / French)
Le Plateau / Frac Île-de-France
Datumo! recounts a quantification experiment lead by Julien Prévieux and based on the gazes of an audience watching artworks.
Claudio Cambon - Shipbreak
2015
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A project by internationally working documentary photographer Claudio Cambon that tells the story of the last voyage, dismantling, and recycling of an American merchant vessel in Bangladesh in the late 1990's.


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