Combining archive material with a wide selection of photographs of
body paintings produced by the duo in the 1970-1980s, this publication
retraces the evolution of gender identities and the treatment of the
female body in visual culture from the 1950s to the present.
The first official monograph project around Ramsès Younan (1913-1966), a major figure and member of the Egyptian surrealists group, this volume gathers an exhaustive catalogue of Younan's paintings, drawings and visual experimentations with an anthology of critical essays about and by the artist.
The first “Cahier Enseigne des Oudin” (Enseigne des Oudin's booklet) highlights three periods of Marcel Alocco's work in two volumes, emphasizing the scale of a mythological tale printed in every image the artist and poet has offered over a fifty-year period, through his Patchwork Painting and the ornamented unweaving on the canvas surface.
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Retrospective monograph of the photographer and filmmaker Paolo Gioli, an active member of the Italian avant-garde of the 1970s: an overview of his work, with a dozen essays, an interview and the artist's writings.
Drawing on extensive documentation and unpublished sources, this collective publication proposes an ambitious re-examination of Hans Hartung's prolific work and eventful personal trajectory as an actor in a broader history of abstraction, which also provides a fertile matrix for many other reflections on twentieth-century art.
A painter and an inventor, Eugène Frey (1863-1930) pioneered techniques of animated sets for the theatre at the same time period as the cinema was invented. While he is contextualized beside the creations of Loie Fuller, Georges Méliès or Lotte Reiniger, he is reinterpreted by the artist João Maria Gusmão. First publication devoted to the work of Eugène Frey, the luxurious catalogue of the exhibition at the New National Museum of Monaco presents texts by Stéphane Tralongo (University of Lausanne) and Laurent Mannoni (Cinémathèque française), as well as a work of fiction by João Maria Gusmão.