Art & labor

 
 
Antoine Bonnet - Poétique de la décroissance
2023
French edition
Mix
Contemporary art and degrowth.
Sound American - The Thirtieth Issue
2023
English edition
Sound American
The final issue of Sound American journal, , as a tribute to the musical community, with Eileen Myles, Ellen Pullman, Brandon Lopez, Ellen Fullman, Albert Oehlen, Natasha Pickowicz, Patricia Nicholson Parker, Michael Ranta, Sarah Hennies, Vincent de Roguin, and Lesley Mok.
Artists\' Survival Kit
2023
English edition
Nero
A collection of essays and a critical attempt to rethink and improve the relationship between artists and art institutions and to give visibility to the precarious, complex, and very often existential reality of the art workers.
Ciarán Finlayson - Perpetual Slavery
2023
English edition
Floating Opera Press
In Perpetual Slavery, Ciarán Finlayson investigates the relationship of art to freedom in the work of Cameron Rowland and Ralph Lemon, who both utilize imagery of labor haunted and structured by the historical experience of slavery.
Guillaume Maraud - Cultural Abolitionisms, 2021, 2023
2023
bilingual edition (English / French)
Bauer Verlag
an essay that opposes the discourses of justification led by artists and other agents in the field of art with a materialist conception of the history of cultural institutions. The author argues for an abolitionist approach towards art institutions against more reformist, corporatist and formalist approaches of emancipation that still prevail in the art sector.
Pierre Guillet de Monthoux - Curating Capitalism - How Art Impacts Business, Management, and Economy
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
How art and the artist inspire business: an examination of the origins of this relationship from Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol.
Carolyn Lazard - Hintertür
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Monograph based on Carolyn Lazard's eponymous video installation drawing from the sensorial legacy of flicker films.
Generator - 2014-2020
2022
French edition
various
A perspective on the challenges related to training, professionalization, social rights and aesthetic and theoretical concerns of young artists, through the assessment of the activities of GENERATOR, a unique program of experimentation, professional training and international residency for curators.
Entretiens pour un film 2 - Gervasia Brocson
2022
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
Clinamen
A series of reflections on major contemporary issues in the framework of feminism, individual and collective emancipation and self-organization, based on the film Scuola senza fine (1983) by Adriana Monti, figurehead of Italian feminist cinema.
 Marie Cool Fabio Balducci -
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Retrospective monograph.
Volume ! - Experts / Non experts
2022
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
The purpose of this issue "Experts / Non Experts. Participative Knowledge Construction in Popular Music: Controversies and Historiography" is to offer a retrospective and critical reflection on popular music studies' initial vocation, to bring to light repertoires that are seldom studied and even sometimes discredited.
(How) do we (want to) work (together) (as (socially engaged) designers (students and neighbors)) (in neoliberal times)? - Public Design Support, 2016–2021
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A critical examination of the Studio Experimentelles Design's politically and socially committed approach, questioning the social implications of design as well as the working conditions of designers today.
Vogliamo Tutto - Cultural Practices and Labor
2021
English edition
Lenz Press
Thirteen artists were invited to reflect on the change of labor in the contemporary context.
Sonsbeck20→24 - Force Times Distance – On Labour and its Sonic Ecologies (catalogue)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Dutch)
Archive Books
The catalogue of the 12th edition of Sonsbeek, centered around labour, and its sonicities, connects a millenary history crossing times and geographies to the present moment, through a multitude of voices, sounds, and ripples.
Sonsbeck20→24 - Force Times Distance – On Labour (reader)
2021
bilingual edition (English / Dutch)
Archive Books
This reader is a culmination of direct and tangential deliberations on notions of labour, appreciated across geographies and mediums. Newly commissioned textual manifestations in a multilogue with historical positions.
Volume ! - Back to work
2021
texts in English and French
Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Mélanie Seteun - Volume! – The French journal of popular music studies
Issue dedicated to music as work.
David Graeber - L\'anarchie – pour ainsi dire - Conversations avec Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky et Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2021
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
A.C. Hello - Koma Kapital
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Koma Kapital speaks of the violence of our society and the world of work on our individualities, and their ability to either shape us, or destroy us.
A.C. Hello - Koma Kapital - Limited edition
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Koma Kapital speaks of the violence of our society and the world of work on our individualities, and their ability to either shape us, or destroy us. The limited edition, numbered from 1 to 20 and signed, contains an original artwork by the author (drawing on paper).
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.
Why Call it Labor? - On Motherhood and Art Work
2021
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Archive Books
Four essays and one conversation with contemporary artists and curators from different backgrounds and origins (Jerusalem, Lebanon, Kuwait, USA, Egypt) discussing their experience of becoming mothers as professionals in the arts, its reality and effects.
Giovanna Silva - Togliatti - The FIAT Factory
2021
Italian edition
Humboldt Books
A look back at social and intimate history of the automotive industry in the 1960s and 1970s, between the USSR and Italy.
Julien Rufié - À la ligne - Chansons d\'usine
2020
Ici, d'ailleurs…
currently out of stock
The musical adaptation of Joseph Ponthus' eponymous book by Michel Cloup (Diabologum), Pascal Bouaziz (Mendelson, Bruit Noir) and Julien Rufié (Michel Cloup Duo), between rock, reading, chanson and electronics.
David Graeber - Anarchy – In a Manner of Speaking - Conversations with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2020
English edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
currently out of stock
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
Jacques Berthet - Rumeur sur la ville
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
CPG (Centre de la photographie Genève)
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
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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.
Yves Drillet - Garçon de Café
2020
French edition
Nouveau Palais
A book of photographs and texts showing young people in their precarious work uniforms, drawing up a sensitive social chronicle of the precariousness of work among this generation.
Mathilde Sauzet - Pilote - Un scénario de film sur l’esthétique managériale
2019
French edition
Les commissaires anonymes - Stimuli
A documentary fiction depicting the abstraction of tools and management and consulting.
Pascal Rivet - Rase campagne
2018
French edition
Frac Bretagne
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 (Higher School of Art Annecy)
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 – Criticism, theory & documents – 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.
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…)!
Valentine Schlegel - Je dors, je travaille
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
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Conceived as a "bio-monograph", this catalogue offers a unique insight into the life and work of the French artist, sculptor and ceramist Valentine Schlegel (1925-2021). It features a large iconography, archives, and texts by sculptor and Schlegel specialist Hélène Bertin (new expanded edition with English texts).
À l\'Ouest toute ! - Travailleuses de Bretagne et d\'ailleurs
2017
French edition
various
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.
Azimuts - Travail
2017
texts in English and French
Azimuts
The second volume of the design research journal devoted to work and its mutations.
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.
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.
Pierre-Damien Huyghe - Azimuts - Du travail
2017
texts in English and French
Azimuts
The first volume of the design research journal devoted to work and its mutations presents a collection of texts by the philosopher Pierre-Damien Huyghe.
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.
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