Art & labor

 
 
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.
Philippe Thomas - L\'agence
2021
French edition
MAMCO - Monographs
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…
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.
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
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.
Mathilde Sauzet - Pilote - Un scénario de film sur l’esthétique managériale
2019
French edition
Les commissaires anonymes
A documentary fiction depicting the abstraction of tools and management and consulting.
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 – 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…)!
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.


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