Lebanon

 
 
Simone Fattal -
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - Imagine/otherwise
forthcoming
In this deeply personal volume, Simone Fattal's close friend and confidante Hans Ulrich Obrist delves into the artist's past to explore the remarkable breadth of her body of work.
Charif Majdalani - L\'Art et son Lieu - Essai sur les trente ans de la Galerie Janine Rubeiz
2024
French edition
Kaph Books
forthcoming
The story of the Galerie Janine Rubeiz, a major venue on Beirut's cultural and artistic scene.
Ali Cherri - Dreams of a Dreamless Night
2024
English edition
Lenz Press
The publication is the first institutional monograph on the multimedia practice of artist and director Ali Cherri. It aims to highlight the constellation of ideas, themes, and formal concerns running through his most recent, highly significant projects.
Tarek Atoui - Waters\' Witness #03
2023
English edition
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
The fourth volume in a series that documents Tarek Atoui's project Waters' Witness, created in collaboration with French photographer and Atoui's long-term collaborator, Alexandre Guirkinger, is intended as a visual embodiment of the work's development for Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
 Malayeen - Malayeen (vinyl LP)
2023
Discrepant
Repress of the Lebanese trio's 2014 album, born from Raed Yassin and Charbel Haber's love for the music of quintessential Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid, disassembling and re-configuring the work and style of the iconic guitarist's innovative take on Arabic music.
Helen Khal - Gallery One and Beirut in the 1960s
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Catalogue of an exhibition centered on the work of the artist and writer Helen Khal (1923-2009), an influential figure in the Lebanese art scene.
Rita Elhajj - Under water and up in the air
2023
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Clinamen
A symbolic and political science fiction short story written in four languages.
Marc Codsi - Songs from the Aftermath (vinyl LP)
2023
Discrepant
Marc Codsi’s new Arabic infused synth oriented album.
Nayla Romanos Iliya - The Phoenician Alphabet
2022
English edition
Kaph Books
Publication dedicated to Lebanese artist Nayla Romanos Iliya's "Small Characters" sculptures, inspired by and named after each of the 22 letters of the Phoenician Alphabet.
Tarek Atoui - Waters\' Witness #02
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
MUDAM
An exploration of the soundscape of coastal cities by the French-Lebanese artist.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan - Dirty Evidence
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
Richly illustrated, this book provides for the first time a visual overview of Lawrence Abu Hamdan's works of more than a decade, and elaborates on a formal vocabulary characterized by the aesthetics of sound and language.
Beyrouth - Les temps du design
2022
French edition
Kaph Books
The first retrospective on design in Lebanon, from the 1920s until today, includes works by over 50 designers, uncovering this major design scene in the Middle-East.
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros - The Sun Is My Only Ally
2022
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros - The Sun Is My Only Ally
2022
French edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.
Etel Adnan - Oracular Transmissions
2020
English edition
X Artists' Books
Oracular Transmissions weaves together three of the most recent collaborative projects Etel Adnan and Lynn Marie Kirby have completed through processes of exchange and translation: Back, Back Again to Paris (2013), The Alhambra (2016), and Transmissions (2017).
Chaouki Choukini - Corpus
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Kaph Books
First major retrospective monograph dedicated to the Franco-Lebanese sculptor.
Laure Ghorayeb -
2019
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
This publication looks back on Laure Ghorayeb's transition from writer to painter.
Rayyane Tabet - Fragments
2019
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
Kaph Books
The book “Fragments”, designed by Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet as an installation, coupled with a performance, is inspired by a family legend about Tabet's great-grand-father. The book accompanies an exhibition at the Kunstverein in Hamburg.
Catherine Grenier - Sophie Ristelhueber - La guerre intérieure
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Interview with one of the great figures of art photography today, in which Sophie Ristelhueber reflects on her own carrer and practice.
Ayla Hibri - A Palm Tree Bows To The Moon
2018
English edition
Kaph Books
60 black and white photos taken in Lebanon, accompanied by poems by the artist.
On Photography in Lebanon - Stories and Essays
2018
English edition
Kaph Books
Forty contributors share their perspectives on photography in Lebanon, evoking its equally numerous forms of existence. Examining techniques, practices, uses, objects, images, histories, and artistic approaches, this publication presents 380 photographs produced between the end of the 19th century and the present day.
Seta Manoukian - Painting in Levitation
2018
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
This publication looks back at Manoukian's pictorial work, focusing on the 70s and 80s periods of her practice. It includes an essay by Gregory Buchakjian, a chronology by Aline Manoukian, and an interview with the artist by Kristine Khouri.
Sur la photographie au Liban - Récits et essais
2018
French edition
Kaph Books
Forty contributors share their perspectives on photography in Lebanon, evoking its equally numerous forms of existence. Examining techniques, practices, uses, objects, images, histories, and artistic approaches, this publication presents 380 photographs produced between the end of the 19th century and the present day.
Gregory Buchakjian - Abandoned Dwellings - A History of Beirut
2018
English edition
Kaph Books
In a rapidly changing Beirut, neglected dwellings are condemned to disappear as a result of land speculation. This multi-layered transdisciplinary project aims at examining the transformations that these obsolete architectures undergo. The study, carried on site, based on archives, testimonies and oral history, also proposes new artistic perspectives towards the city.
Gregory Buchakjian - Habitats abandonnés - Une histoire de Beyrouth
2018
French edition
Kaph Books
In a rapidly changing Beirut, neglected dwellings are condemned to disappear as a result of land speculation. This multi-layered transdisciplinary project aims at examining the transformations that these obsolete architectures undergo. The study, carried on site, based on archives, testimonies and oral history, also proposes new artistic perspectives towards the city.
Nadim Asfar - Habiter le jour
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Kaph Books
This publication gathers a series of photographs made during the artist's formative years. Between 2004 and 2008, Nadim Asfar photographed anonymous passersby from the balcony of his studio in Beirut. As faceless figures cast shadows under the hard city light, heading in undisclosed directions, their narratives are only announced, never told.
Lamia Joreige - Works - 1994-2017
2018
English edition
Kaph Books
The first monograph of the artist, looking back at 20 years of artistic practice through her variable projects: paintings and drawings, installations, films and videos. The publication gathers texts by Patricia Falguières, Rabih Mroué, and Ghassan Salhab, as well as interviews with Lamia Joreige by Etel Adnan, Kader Attia, Lav Diaz, and Charbel Habre.
Rayyane Tabet - Fragments / Bruchstücke
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Kaph Books
The book “Fragments”, designed by Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet as an installation, coupled with a performance, is inspired by a family legend about Tabet's great-grand-father. The book accompanies an exhibition at the Kunstverein in Hamburg.
Jalal Toufic - E-flux journal - What Was I Thinking?
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - E-flux journal
In this treatise, Jalal Toufic investigates the arts as the privileged site of thinking and confronts his thoughts with texts taken from the traditional religions and mystics of the past.
Jumana Manna - Wild Relatives
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
14.00 3.00 €
Publication documenting an eponymous video work by the Palestinian artist, in which she follows the matrix of hierarchies and relationships involved in an agricultural transaction of seeds between a Norwegian town the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. This book includes an essay by historian Shela Sheikh and a text by the artist tracing the reflections that led her to her project.
Tarek Atoui - The Reverse Collection / The Reverse Sessions
2017
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Catalogue documenting the Lebanese-born artist's eponymous project, which started as a sonic experimentation project with objects from the Dahlem Museum in Berlin. This work, which was later contucted at the kurimanzutto gallery in Mexico and at the Tate Modern, gave rise to various events and interventions, concerts and workshops.
These are the tools of the present - Beirut – Cairo
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
This publication comprises a series of interviews with contemporary artists, musicians, and writers who are in dialogue with Beirut and Cairo.
 Oiseaux-Tempête - Al-\'An ! (And Your Night Is Your Shadow – A Fairy Tale Of Piece Of Land To Make Our Dreams) (CD)
2017
Sub Rosa
A musical portrait of contemporary Beirut, as part of a trilogy dedicated to the Mediterranean Basin: a rich and complex work, intertwining acoustic elements with electronica, with the help of local musicians.
Marwan Rechmaoui - Metropolis
2017
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
Inspired by Beirut's urbanism and cultural history, Rechmaoui's sculptures and installations reflect themes of urbanization and contemporary social and behavioral demographics. Including documentation, essays, and interviews, this illustrated monograph takes a look back at twenty years of work by one of the most important post­war contemporary artists from Lebanon and the region.
Gebran Tarazi - Twelve Seasons
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zamân - Zamân Books
This monograph offers a sweeping vision of the work of Lebanese artist Gebran Tarazi, whose paintings combine geometrical abstraction with oriental identity. The publication gathers reproductions of paintings, multidisciplinary projects, a selection of writings by the artist—log books, novel excerpts, correspondences—interviews, and critical texts.
Rabih Mroué - Diary of a Leap Year
2017
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
In Diary of a Leap Year, Lebanese artist produces 366 daily collages from political newspapers in Lebanon and the Arab World, as a protest to the violence taking place in this region.
Ali Cherri - Somniculus
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
14.00 3.00 €
Filmed inside a series of empty museum galleries across Paris, Ali Cherri's Somniculus articulates the tension between the lives of dead objects and the living world that surrounds them—thus highlighting their ideological value. This publication accompanies and complete the Lebanese artist's video project.
Guillaume de Sardes - Beirut Round Trips
2016
English edition
Kaph Books
De Sardes' photographic wanderings in and around Beirut: an impressionist two-sided journey between day and night, dream and documentary.
Guillaume de Sardes - Retours à Beyrouth - Journal photographique
2016
French edition
Kaph Books
De Sardes' photographic wanderings in and around Beirut: an impressionist two-sided journey between day and night, dream and documentary.
Donatella Bernardi - Into Your Solar Plexus
2016
English edition
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
This artist's book presents the sum of a multitude of journeys, people and stories collected and edited by Donatella Bernardi and stemming from her own family archives. The artist connects this whole documentation with works by Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair and her daughter Hala Schoukair, as well as with the Swiss Confederation Fine Art Collection.
Mathilde Rouxel - Jocelyne Saab - La mémoire indomptée
2016
French edition
various
(last copies available!)
The first monogaphic study dedicated to French-Lebanese filmmaker and photograph Jocelyne Saab and her works from 1970 to 2015.
Ziad Antar - After Images
2016
English edition
Kaph Books
Ziad Antar experiments forms, colors and light with his lensless camera, during a long journey searching for the cities where mythology was born. At the core of his work is the questioning of the foundations of photography, through the destructuration of this art (monograph edited in collaboration with Hans Ulrich Obrist).
 Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige - The Rumors of  the World - Rethinking Trust in the Age of the Internet
2015
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This book traces the work and research of filmmakers and visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and their exploration through their work of online spam e-mails, specifically, advance-fee frauds and scam messages.
 Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige - Les rumeurs du monde - Repenser la confiance à l\'âge de l\'Internet
2015
French edition
Villa Arson
This book traces the work and research of filmmakers and visual artists Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige and their exploration through their work of online spam e-mails, specifically, advance-fee frauds and scam messages.
Jalal Toufic - E-flux journal - Forthcoming – Second edition
2014
English edition
Sternberg Press - E-flux journal
Second edition of Jalal Toufic's collection essays.
Akram Zaatari - Time Capsule, Kassel
2014
trilingual edition (English / French / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A statement about speculation, photography, time and withdrawal.
Etel Adnan - Nous verrons bien
2013
French edition
WDPress / Éditions Moon Rainbow
(last copies available!)
First edition of Eugénie Paultre's Nous Verrons Bien. Etel Adnan has created the six drawings for this book.
 Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige -
2013
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Reference monograph.
 Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige -
2013
French edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Reference monograph (available in English edition).
Georges Ibrahim Abdallah - Collectif international pour la libération de Georges Ibrahim Abdallah
2013
French edition
Al Dante - History, theory & criticism / essays
Publication documenting the case of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah—founder of the Lebanese Armed Revolutionary Factions, imprisoned in France since 1984.
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