Lebanon

 
 
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 (French / English / Arabic)
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.
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.
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.
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
currently out of stock
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
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.
Fouad Elkoury - Passing Time
2017
bilingual edition (Arabic / French)
Kaph Books
(last copies available!)
The publication Passing Time by Fouad Elkoury looks back at 60 years (1960-2017) of photographs taken in Lebanon by the artist. Most of the images have never been published.
Fouad Elkoury - Passing Time
2017
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
The publication Passing Time by Fouad Elkoury looks back at 60 years (1960-2017) of photographs taken in Lebanon by the artist. Most of the images have never been published.
 Oiseaux-Tempête - Al-\'An ! (And Your Night Is Your Shadow – A Fairy Tale Of Piece Of Land To Make Our Dreams) (CD)
2017
French edition
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.
 Oiseaux-Tempête - Al-\'An ! (And Your Night Is Your Shadow – A Fairy Tale Of Piece Of Land To Make Our Dreams) (2 vinyl LP)
2017
French edition
Sub Rosa
currently out of stock
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
out of stock
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.
Ali Cherri - Somniculus
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
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.
Rabih Mroué - Diary of a Leap Year
2017
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Kaph Books
out of stock
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.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan - [Inaudible] - A Politics of Listening in 4 Acts
2016
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
out of stock
Monographic study on the work of artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan on the perception of language, sound, and listening.
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
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.