Art & fiction / storytelling

 
 
Laure Prouvost - GDM - Grand Dad\'s Visitor Center
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The catalogue of the eponymous exhibition by Laure Prouvost at Pirelli HangarBicocca: a multimedia project—installations, videos and projections, sculptures and found objects—revolving around the story of Prouvost's “grandfather”, a fictional prolific conceptual artist.
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.
 Keren Cytter & Antonio Grulli - Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Diary
2019
English edition
Humboldt Books
A travel diary / a screenplay.
Nathalie du Pasquier - Gabon 1977 - Un Don Juan chez les gendarmes
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
This publication presents a comic strip made by a 20-year old Nathalie Du Pasquier in remembrance of a six months journey in Gabon. Inspired by a clipping from a Gabonese daily, the cartoon tells the colorful story of a clumsy Don Giovanni. This edition features an introductory text by the artist, the translated strip, and a facsimile of the comic book in original French version.
Virginie Barré - Bord de Mer - Des films et leurs objets
2018
French edition
Frac Bretagne
This monographic catalogue explores the artistic activity of Virginie Barré over the last ten years, focusing on her video works and their poetic themes from childhood to dreams.
Zachary Cahill - The Black Flame of Paradise (A Novel)
2018
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The Black Flame of Paradise is the first novel by American artist Zachary Cahill. The book is a proposition for a new model of religious life grounded in the artistic and personal relations to the divine.
Keren Cytter - The Brutal Turtle
2018
English edition
Centre d'édition contemporaine
Second in a trilogy of children's books, The Brutal Turtle tells the story of a Turtle wandering in the desert, trying to reach the animal farm. Facing cruel obstacles during his journey, he becomes angry and terrorizes the farm's people once he arrives at the farm. A tale on power's relativity, hate, violence, and on the importance to be nice.
Keren Cytter - The Furious Hamster
2018
English edition
Centre d'édition contemporaine
The last in a trilogy of children's books, this publication tells the story of a hamster stuck between the pages of a book. Wishing to escape to discover the animal farm, he will find the help of his own fleas. A story about caring and learning, by artist Keren Cytter.
 Badlands Unlimited - “ ” - Act 1
2018
English edition
Nero
Set behind the scenes of Badlands Unlimited, an artist-run, New York-based publishing company, this three- act play follows the characters as they launch an erotic novella, deal with internal conflicts, and imagine the promise and threat of technology between the pages and in our lives. Badlands Unlimited is a comedy of errors that morphs into a deeper meditation on art and mortality.
Laure Prouvost -
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Palais de Tokyo (Paris)
Palais de Tokyo - Monographs (coedition Les presses du réel)
New monograph.
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.
Heman Chong - Ifs, Ands, or Buts
2018
bilingual edition (English / Simplified Chinese)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
The catalogue for Heman Chong's first solo museum exhibition in mainland China, at the Rockbund Art Museum, provides an insightful and critical look into the Singaporean artist's recent practice.
 Studio for Propositional Cinema - In relation to a Spectator:
2018
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
A compendium of essays, scripts, poems, and proposals compiled by the anonymous collective Studio for Propositional Cinema for their eponymous show at the Kestner Gesellschaft in Hannover. It investigates notions of script and staging in exhibition display. It features reknowned contributors such as Paul Chan, Keren Cytter, Irena Haiduk, John Miller, Cally Spooner, Lawrence Weiner et Christopher Williams.
Aurélien Froment - Three Double Tales / Trois contes doubles / Drei Doppelte Erzählungen
2018
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Dent-de-Leone
Three Double Tales is the first monographic publication on Aurélien Froment's work. Published in three languages and designed in collaboration with Åbäke, the book revisits the artist's interest in the questions of translation and wordplay. A photography book, an exhibition catalogue as well as an artist book, Three Double Tales unites three projects that share the use of photography, and whose sources – places and fantasy – have structured Froment's work for the past fifteen years.
Sigismond de Vajay - Unreachable Empires
2018
trilingual edition (English / French / Spanish)
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
Conceived by Sigismond de Vajay, this artist's book combines 70 of his drawings with commissioned essays by Mexican novelist Mario Bellatín, French biologist and glaciology researcher Bruno Jourdain, and geography and biotechnology expert Elizabeth R. Johnson. Together, thanks to their intertwined dialogue around reality, fiction, science, knowledge, and the power of artistic approaches, they express a subjective vision of our changing times.
John Baldessari - Learning To Read with John Baldessari
2017
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
out of stock
A portrait of the artist as an inspiring teacher: this publication focuses on Baldessari's practice at the intersection between pedagogy and art. Visually organized in alphabetical order, Learning To Read features essays, artworks, a chronology, and personal insights on Baldessari's teaching and influence by a group of the artist's former students and CalArts collaborators such as Ashley Bickerton, Liz Craft, Meg Cranston, Matt Mullican, and Tony Oursler.
David Claerbout - Olympia - The Real-Time Disintegration into Ruins of the Berlin Olympic Stadium over the Course of a Thousand Years
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This publication documents the first iteration of Belgian artist David Claerbout's project Olympia, a digital simulation of the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
 Invernomuto - Calendoola - UTU
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Publication documenting the pilot episode of a series of video works by Invernomuto that avails itself of the structure and production processes of a TV series. This episode deals with the true story of a conflict between natives and settlers in New Zealand during the eighties.
Paul-Armand Gette - Collection Maison Bernard, Fonds de dotation
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Analogues - Monographs
The first title in a series of publications dedicated to artists' residencies at Maison Bernard, a masterpiece of organic architecture carried out in the 1970s by Antti Lovag in association with Pierre Bernard. The book documents a site-specific project by Paul-Armand Gette, the first artist ever to exhibit at Maison Bernard.
Philippe Parreno - H {n)y p n(y} osis / Hypothesis
2017
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Produced in conjunction with two exhibitions, this monograph offers a rich critical overview of Parreno's work, with essays by Cyril Béghin, Molly Nesbit, Brian O'Doherty and Adam Thirlwell, and two interviews with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Andrea Lissoni. An invaluable research tool for studying one of the most influential and charismatic figures on the contemporary art scene.
Valérie Mréjen - Images en quête d\'histoires
2017
French edition
Le Plateau / Frac Île-de-France
A collection of 37 postcards based on family pictures gathered by the participants of a collective workshop held by the artist and writer Valérie Mréjen. The postcards tell two fictitious family stories, which the reader can freely rearrange to create his own narrative.
Marinella Senatore - The School of Narrative Dance
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Founded by Marinella Senatore, the School of Narrative Dance is an international initiative which proposes an alternative system of education, based on emancipation, inclusion, and self-cultivation. The School implements multidisciplinary projects focusing on storytelling and choreography. This publication documents a workshop at MAXXI, Roma, involving more than 300 people for five months.
Riccardo Giacconi - The Variational Status
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
Humboldt Books
Artist and researcher Riccardo Giacconi investigates the relationship between a range of narrative forms (puppetry, street storytellers, flyers and pamphlets) and a series of pre-political acts of revolt staged between Italy and South America. This publication documents his research project and features a series of texts, notes, archives, illustrations, and interviews.
 Alexandre & Florentine Lamarche-Ovize - Inventaire
2017
bilingual edition (English / French)
The Drawer - Books
Monograph gathering most of the artists's recent works—ceramic and faience sculptures, watercolors and gouaches, drawings, collages, and installations—divided into three thematic chapters. The publication includes an interview of several voices (with special guest Mathieu Mercier), and a text by Annabela Tournon.
Ed Fornieles - Micro Unit of Two
2017
English edition
Cura. - Cura.books
Quoting excerpts from Keller Easterling's 2014 essay Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space, this coloring book tells the story of two characters, a fox (the artist) and a cat, and their special relationship, made of exotic travels, dreams and nightmares, struggles and desires.