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Doug Aitken - Mirage
2023
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
forthcoming
With numerous special printing features, this luxurious accordion-fold volume documents and embodies Aitken’s exploration of mirrored surfaces in architecture.
Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
forthcoming
Renewing our understanding of Ruscha's art.
Mungo Thomson -
2022
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
forthcoming
First comprehensive monograph, surveying three key series spanning Mungo Thomson's investigations into mass culture and everyday perceptual experience.
Jack Pierson - Tomorrow\'s Man 6
2022
English edition
varia
forthcoming
The sixth volume in Jack Pierson's famed Tomorrow's Man series associates archival material and works by contemporary artists in a collage-like design to produce an exploded vision of the current visual landscape, draped in vintage homoeroticism and glamour.
Jack Pierson - Less and more
2022
English edition
DoPe Press
forthcoming
A concise introduction to the Jack Pierson's photographs, collages, word sculptures and more across four decades.
William Leavitt - Installations, Plays, Video - 1970-2018
2022
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
forthcoming
A retrospective overview of the work of a pioneer of Conceptual art in Los Angeles
Richard Hertz - Jack Goldstein et la CalArts Mafia
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
The fascinating story of Jack Goldstein, the beginnings of CalArts, and some of the illustrious fellows who, in the 1970s and 1980s, led the transition from conceptual art to the Pictures Generation, paints an uncompromising picture of the art world then and now.
Daniel Schmidt - Cloud Shadows (CD)
2022
Recital
New release of the third album of American Gamelan composer Daniel Schmidt.
Barbara Turner Smith - Body Talks - Interview
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zero2
(last copies available!)
A history of feminist gesture and performance since the 1960s and 1970s in California through an interview conducted by Carole Douillard with art critic Amelia Jones and two pioneering American artists, Barbara T. Smith and Susan Lacy.
Amir Zaki - Building + Becoming
2022
English edition
X Artists' Books
Hyperrealist photographer of California skateparks Amir Zaki's new monograph covers twenty-plus years of photographic work, including an essay and interview.
Kenny Scharf - MOODZ
2022
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Variations on the face: downtown legend Kenny Scharf's permutational exploration of character.
The Youngest Day
2022
English edition
X Artists' Books
A newspaper format publication by artist and curator Mathew Hale, derived from an exhibition of 24 LA and Berlin-based artists.
Harold Budd - The Pavilion Of Dreams (CD)
2022
varia
Reissue of a milestone of ambient music, produced and released by Brian Eno in 1978, featuring Marion Brown, Gavin Bryars, and Michael Nyman.
Steve Roden - Oionos (livre + CD)
2022
Room40
An evocative musical tribute to Greek architect and painter Dimitris Pikionis, based on field recordings and small "poor" objects such as tin whistles, music boxes and toy harmonicas: a meditative, whirring, vibrating and suspended sound piece, both "environmental" and particularly musical.
Brandon LaBelle - Dreamtime X
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Miscellaneous
Errant Bodies
Dreamtime X is a diary kept between March 2020 and March 2021, capturing the conditions of lockdown as experienced by the author. Articulated in the form of 100 short poetic entries, the publication veers across a set of ambivalent perspectives.
Post-Performance Video, Prospective 1 - Los Angeles
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The first curatorial project dedicated to Post-Performance Video with a special look at the works of four artists working in Los Angeles or having trained in this city: Coleman Collins, Rodney McMillian, Nathaniel Mellors, and Anna Wittenberg.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Un  hiver  en  plein  été (vinyl LP)
2021
Shelter Press - Records
The third collaboration between Félicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma—their first album produced together in the same studio: an electroacoustic, poetic, fluid and sensitive dialogue between the two experimentalists.
Barry McGee - Fuzz Gathering
2021
English edition
Perrotin
This zine gathers several photos, collages and drawings of Barry Mc Gee. He created a unique visual language, composed of geometrical patterns and recurring symbols.
Wolfgang Stoerchle - Success in Failure
2021
English edition
Daisy editions
First monograph devoted to the work of video artist and performer Wolfgang Stoerchle (1944-1976), an artistic figure of the Californian scene in the 1970s, based on extensive research and three international exhibitions.
C.W. Winter - The Works and Days - The Black Sections (vinyl LP)
2021
varia
An absorbing sound collage album that emerged out of the production material of the film, The Works and Days (of Tayoko Shiojiri in the Shiotani Basin) by C.W. Winter & Anders Edström, with musical excerpts from Tim Berne & Bill Frisell, Tony Conrad, Graham Lambkin, Mary Jane Leach, Alvin Lucier, Phill Niblock, Folke Rabe, Éliane Radigue, and Akio Suzuki.
Jim Shaw - Paperback Covers
2021
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Monograph dedicated to Jim Shaw's “Paperback Covers” key series.
Kim Schoen - BARAGOUIN
2021
English edition
X Artists' Books
A nonsense opera (artist's book).
Jenny Odell - Inhabiting the Negative Space
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - The Incidents
Artist and writer Jenny Odell speaks about the role of design and observation in a fully virtual commencement ceremony for Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Liz Craft - New York & Beyond - 2017-2019
2021
English edition
CEC (Centre d'édition contemporaine)
A selection of recently exhibited works of the Californian artist.
Brandon LaBelle - The Other Citizen
2020
English edition
Errant Bodies - Errant Edition
Drawing upon traditions of socially engaged poetics, Brandon LaBelle's The Other Citizen presents narratives of contemporary crisis and exclusionary politics—from American teenagers in the maze of neoliberal privatization to those caught between borders of nation-states—outlining the force of a planetary citizenry.
Michele Lombardelli - California
2020
English edition
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
A collection of photographs and drawings retracing the founding Californian experience of the artist.
Lynn Marie Kirby - 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).
Raymond Pettibon - Selected Works From 1982 To 2011
2020
no text
Nieves
An anthology of Pettibon's drawings.
Jack Pierson - Tomorrow\'s Man 5
2020
English edition
varia
The fifth volume in Jack Pierson's famed Tomorrow's Man series associates archival material and works by contemporary artists in a collage-like design to produce an exploded vision of the current visual landscape, draped in vintage homoeroticism and glamour.
Eamon Ore-Giron - Infinite Regress
2020
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
First monograph: American artist Eamon Ore-Giron's hard-edge paintings combine Native American traditions and European abstraction. This publication offers a dialogue between his ongoing Infinite Regress series and the prose of poet and scholar Edgar Garcia.
Harmony Korine - Key Zest
2019
English edition
Nieves
The script of Harmony Korine's new movie The Beach Bum.
Laida Lertxundi - Landscape Plus
2019
trilingual edition (English / Spanish / Basque)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.
George Herms - Haiku
2019
English edition
X Artists' Books
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.
David Horvitz - When The Ocean Sounds
2019
English edition
Shelter Press - Books
(last copies available!)
A score for 51 human voices intended to mimic the sound of the sea, displayed as loose sheets slipped in PVC sleeve. David Horvitz's hommage to Pauline Oliveros.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Limpid as the Solitudes (vinyl LP)
2018
Shelter Press - Records
Félicia Atkinson and Jefre Cantu-Ledesma have thought of this new collaboration as a series of soundscapes filled with literary and cinematographic references, from Sylvia Plath's poetry to the films of Hal Hartley and Wong Kar Wai. The album carries a strange echo of the 1990s, materialized in Julien Carreyn's cover photograph.
Terry Fox - AudioWorks (vinyl LP)
2018
Song Cycle Records
(last copies available!)
Originally published in 1983 by Maurizio Nannucci, this collection gathers a careful selection of audio works by American body artist and conceptual artist Terry Fox, also a pioneer of sound art.
Brandon LaBelle - The Human Strike (CD)
2018
Errant Bodies - Records (CDs / DVDs)
This recording stems from a collaborative sound experimentation developed as part of a project to create new forms for artistic research within the university. Invited artists, musicians, and researchers produced a series of sound actions focusing on questions of community, creative resistances, sonic agency and the créolité passing between Haiti and Quebec.
Sam Falls -
2018
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Reference monograph.
L.A. collects L.A. - Latin America in Southern California Collections
2018
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
A panorama of Latin American art collections in Southern California.
Jay DeFeo - The Ripple Effect
2018
English edition
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 Sam Falls, Rachel Harrison, Wyatt Kahn, Ron Nagle, Gay Outlaw, Tobias Pils, R.H. Quaytman, Ugo Rondinone, Bosco Sodi, and Oscar Tuazon.
Rafael Delacruz - Exploding Jezebel
2018
no text
Nieves
A selection of recent paintings by San Francisco-born artist Rafael Delacruz. Drawn from the artist's Tech Bum series—which envisions a future portrait of his native Bay Area—, and also from the artist's personal imagery, Exploding Jezebel untwists a narrative universe of misfit characters in Paul Klee-like palettes and visionary hues. Delacruz's work presents a singular exploration of chromatic, painterly storytelling.
Parker Ito - Capitol Records Shit Toots
2017
no text
Christophe Daviet-Théry
This artist's book questions the status of the image in the digital era through a reinterpretation of a classical subject in art history: flowers and the female figure. Images of flowers and women are associated with backgrounds of a city landscape, including photographs of the Capitol Records building in LA.
Sam Watson - CityCat Project - 2006-2016
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This publication traces the extraordinary collaboration between American artist Dave Hullfish Bailey and senior Aboriginal writer and activist Sam Watson. structured around their highly political work Maiwar Performance, this book also covers their activities both before and throughout their work together.
David Horvitz - A Disappearance from Winschoten
2017
English edition
Shelter Press - Books
This publication documents a work by David Horvitz made on the occasion of a Bas Jan Ader-themed exhibition in Holland in 2012. Annoyed by the curators, Horvitz literally disappeared one month before the show, leaving all his belongings and quitting social media. He returned on the exhibition's closing day, and explained his piece to the curators.
Piero Golia - The Painter
2017
bilingual edition (English / German)
Nero
The Painter is a robot programmed to paint and to improvise and generate unexpected narratives—in response to visitors entering. It is center piece of a larger project lead by Italian artist Piero Gola at the Kunsthaus Baselland—documented in this publication. Includes a text by Ines Goldbach, and an interview with the artist by Jonathan Monk.
 Bureau A - Sea Level
2017
English edition
Boabooks
This publication stems from The Devil's Peak (in beige), an installation created in the Californian desert of Amboy by Maxime Bondu and Bureau A (Leopold Banchini & Daniel Zamarbide). The project deals with how the absence of water conditions life in the desert.
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