Haiku originated in New York City in 1964, when Beat Generation poet Diane di Prima gave West Coast assemblage artist George Herms a series of seasonal poems that would lead him to create a suite of woodcuts illustrating them.
All for All! is a trip through All! (2012-2017), a project conceived by Kinkaleri and instigated by the voracious attacks on language committed by William Seward Burroughs. It intentionally strays beyond the limits of theatre and dance, suggesting an outside and setting the possible into motion along an undecidable boundary between the body and language.
An homage to William Burroughs' and Brion Gysin's eponymous book, this artist book of more than 300 pages is a huge cut-up of the artworks showcased during the group exhibition conceived by Ugo Rondinone at the Palais de Tokyo in 2007.
Rene Ricard 1979-1980 is the first collection of American poet and artist Rene Ricard's poetry, first published by the Dia Art Foundation in 1979. This new edition presents, in a new format, both the original book design reproduced as a facsimile and the first French translation of Ricard's poems.
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Catalogue of the double exhibition examining integral themes within American artist Jay DeFeo's (1929-1989) practice, featuring
and Oscar Tuazon.
This publication brings together the sound poet's first work, published in 1955, as well as the entire Poèmes-Partitions series (1955-1965). It also includes 2 CDs with all the Poèmes-Partitions recorded in their time by the author.
The third issue of United Dead Artists' visual magazine gathers contributions by regular signatures (Blanquet, Lolmède, Anne Van der Linden, Gilles Berquet among others) and living legend (Robert Crumb). Comes with a vinyl recording of William S. Burroughs and a tabloid “Pascal Doury est mort” devoted to the poet-artist's work.
This poem by Bernard Heidsieck starts with Vaduz, the capital of Lichtenstein, and from it, lists all the people and ethnic groups of the world: a great humanist work and an extreme experience of poetry-action. The publication features a recording of the poem, read by Bernard Heidsieck.
Valerie Solanas's rarely published, legendary play, Up Your Ass (1965), explodes social and sexual mores and the hypocritical, patriarchal culture that produces them through her signature irreverence and wit, incisiveness and camp.
Cut-up, lectures, incantations, soundworks recorded by the American writer himself in hotel rooms in Paris, London & New York, in the early 1960s (one of Sub Rosa's absolute classics, officially re-released).
Issue 22 of Palais magazine is entirely devoted to the Ugo Rondinone's exhibition “I Love John Giorno” at the Palais de Tokyo (October 21, 2015 - January 10, 2016), the first retrospective of the life and work of the American poet John Giorno, a key figure of America's counterculture since the 1960s.