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Ed Ruscha - A Reader
2024
English 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.
Jan Jelinek - Social Engineering (vinyl LP)
2024
Faitiche
forthcoming
Social Engineering brings together thirteen text fragments from so-called phishing emails. Using speech synthesis, they are spoken, sung, and/or transformed into abstract textures. The result is a 36-minute language and sound collage devoted to the dark forces of phishing.
Bea Schlingelhoff - The Crooked - Typefaces for Baseless Rumors
2024
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
forthcoming
This artist's book by Bea Schlingelhoff gathers together 366 capping phrases used for kōan practice.
Guy de Cointet - Transatlantique
2024
bilingual edition (English / French)
ER Publishing
Rachel Valinsky invites seven artists from both sides of the Atlantic (Davide Balula, Eva Barto, Julie Béna, Jesse Chun, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Gordon Hall, and Alan Reid) to share their views of Guy de Cointet (1934-1983), a major figure in the conceptual and performance art movements.
Benjamin Hirte - Modest Homes
2023
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.
Agnès Thurnauer -
2023
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Reference monograph.
Agnès Thurnauer -
2023
French edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Reference monograph (also available in English edition).
Farkhondeh Shahroudi - Wir sind die feder in des schreibers hand, wohin wir gehen, ist uns nicht bekannt
2023
trilingual edition (English / German / Persian)
Archive Books
currently out of stock
The first monographic overview publication of the work of Iranian artist Farkhondeh Shahroudi.
Marcel Alocco - L\'avenir n\'a pas de nom - Tomes 1 & 2
2023
French edition
Enseigne des Oudin
A text by the painter, writer and poet, begun in 1959 as a student and finalized half a century later.
Margaret de Asbaje - Court traité-poème de métaphysique moniste
2023
French edition
Mix
A mysterious hybrid manuscript ("rediscovered", edited and presented by Alessandro De Francesco) whose prose, oscillating between poetry, philosophy and conceptual art, ingenuously explores the great unresolved questions of humanity and nature.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - Pidginization as Curatorial Method - Messing with Languages and Praxes of Curating
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - Thoughts on Curating
In this compelling rethinking of curatorial practice, renowned museum director, curator, and writer Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung proposes that Pidgin languages and pidginization as a mode of being and doing offer a decolonialized reinvention of communicative practices.
Marcel Alocco - Héritage obligé
2023
French edition
Enseigne des Oudin
Two unpublished texts that demonstrate the extent of the writing work that Marcel Alocco has been producing for over half a century.
Jacques Donguy - Essai sur la Poésie numérique - Ou vers un élargissement du langage
2023
French edition / excerpts translated into English
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
An international essay (France, USA, Brazil, etc.) on digital poetry, from the first attempts to generate text on the computer to the most contemporary developments and the problems posed by artificial intelligence.
François Mangeol - À la recherche du bonheur
2023
no text
Christophe Daviet-Théry
François Mangeol appropriates Michel Houellebecq's Sérotonine and reduces it to only the letters representing the chemical symbols composing the neurotransmitter linked to the state of happiness (artist's book).
Marc Buchy - Ka Kualmaku
2023
French edition
Florence Loewy
This artist's book is the achievement of the Ka Kualmaku project conducted in 2018 during a residency of Marc Buchy in Colombia, in Lugar A Dudas, during which the artist began to learn Namtrik, said to be a disappearing language. The book restores this learning as a Namtrik-French language guide.
Tony Lewis - Anthology 2014–2016
2023
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Thirty-four original collage-poems by the Chicago-based artist Tony Lewis.
Jan Jelinek - Zwischen (vinyl LP)
2023
Faitiche
A short version of a radio play devised and produced by Jan Jelinek for German public broadcaster SWR2, bringing together twelve sound poetry collages using interview answers by public figures, from Marcel Duchamp to Lady Gaga.
From Concrete to Liquid to Spoken Worlds to the Word
2023
English edition
Lenz Press
currently out of stock
From Concrete to Liquid to Spoken Worlds to the Word explores the emancipation of language through historical and contemporary positions, from the earliest typographic and sound works of concrete poets to poetic experiments in the digital era, revealing the porosity between art and poetry.
Maurizio Nannucci - Autobiography
2023
English edition
Tonini Editore
Maurizio Nannucci's "auto(biblio)biography" (artist's book).
Nayla Romanos Iliya - The Phoenician Alphabet
2022
English edition
Kaph Books
Publication dedicated to Lebanese artist Nayla Romanos Iliya's "Small Characters" sculptures, inspired by and named after each of the 22 letters of the Phoenician Alphabet.
David Douard - U Killed me First (Melody)
2022
English edition
various
Publication constituting a continuation of Melody, the installation created by David Douard for Sculpture Garden, acquired by the city of Geneva, and which was subsequently vandalized.
Anne-James Chaton - I have the solution for the planet
2022
texts in English and French
Daisy editions
The first publication dedicated to the visual work of writer and performer Anne-James Chaton.
N. Katherine Hayles - Parole, écriture, code
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – ArTeC
How the impact of code on everyday life has become comparable to that of speech and writing.
Éric Alliez - Duchamp avec (et contre) Lacan - Essai de mutologie queer
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
Philosopher Éric Alliez rethinks Marcel Duchamp's legacy in relation to contemporary art and the image, psychoanalysis and gender.
Kim Gordon - Chronicles - Vol.2
2022
no text
Nieves
Chronicles Vol. 3 combines Kim Gordon's Real Estate Paintings with staged canvases photographed by Josephine Pryde in vacant apartments and offices in and around Kriens and Lucerne. The photos, which were taken using purely analog technology, create a disturbing and enraptured atmosphere.
Alessandro de Francesco - And Agglomerations, of Trees or E agglomerati, degli alberi o
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A bilingual text by Alessandro De Francesco that blurs the boundaries between art and poetry.
Liam Gillick - A Max De Vos
2022
English edition
MER. B&L
A novel by Liam Gillick.
Rene Ricard - God with Revolver
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Editions Lutanie
The re-issue of Rene Ricard's second volume of poetry, originally published in 1989, is a vibrant testament to 1980s New York.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan - Dirty Evidence
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
currently out of stock
Richly illustrated, this book provides for the first time a visual overview of Lawrence Abu Hamdan's works of more than a decade, and elaborates on a formal vocabulary characterized by the aesthetics of sound and language.
Alexandre Leger - Longtemps éphémère
2022
French edition
Roven - books
Alexandre Leger's drawings-poems.
Giovanni Di Domenico - Polvere di rabbia (vinyl LP)
2022
Kohlhaas
22.00 18.50 €
Giovanni Di Domenico adds another superb piece to his prolific discography with the first of his works to ever feature voice and language as foregrounding elements.
John Latham - Recueil de contradictions
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
various
Dedicated to John Latham's heterogeneous and paradoxical practice, this book highlights the artist's contradictory relationship with knowledge and language, through a selection of translated texts and images of some of his projects, all articulated around a glossary.
Éric Tabuchi - Un être, un acte, un objet, un lieu
2021
French edition
Tombolo Presses
An attempt to explain the reason for the dimensions of a photographic image, of a print (the book is illustrated with works from the collection of the FRACs of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region laid out in their respective scale ratios).
Jacqueline Mesmaeker - Quelle Aventure !
2021
trilingual edition (English / French / Dutch)
MER. B&L
Reference monograph on the work of one of Belgium's most discreet, yet most important, female artists.
Marcel Alocco - Fluxus, Events, Music (1964-2021)
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Vroum - Editions
Marcel Alocco's Events, some poem-scores to be performed in a real or imaginary space.
Valérie Mavridorakis - Siah Armajani, pragmatisme et anarchie (1957-1988)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An in-depth study of the elaboration of the functional architectures-sculptures of the American artist of Iranian origin Siah Armajani (1939-2020), between utopia and pragmatism, allegorizing as much the ideals as the contradictions of the American democracy before being dedicated to figures of the anarchy.
Vincent Broqua - Malgré la ligne droite - L\'écriture américaine de Josef Albers
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
The essential place of writing in the work of Josef Albers (1888-1976), one of the most important artists, painters and educators of the 20th century.
Industrial - On Hacking Consciousness and reprogramming Language
2021
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Industrial production processes applied to literary translation and cultural creation.
Laurent Montaron -
2021
quadrilingual edition (English / Arabic / French / Hebrew)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
New monograph.
Untranslatable Terms of Cultural Practices - Shared Vocabulary
2021
English edition
Archive Books
A collective reflection on the richness of the untranslatable.
Alessandro de Francesco - Pour une théorie non dualiste de la poésie (1960-1989)
2021
French edition
Mix
A comparative analysis of the poetic creation of the second half of the 20th century, under the aegis of the notion of non-dualism, redefining the epistemologies of action peculiar to the poetry of the 1960-80s but also, in perspective, of the extreme contemporary.
Marcel Alocco - Au présent dans le texte & Cinq Rhapsodies
2021
French edition
Enseigne des Oudin
The writings of the artist Marcel Alocco, painter, writer and poet, presented in the chronological order of their writing, from 1963 to 2001.
Marcel Alocco - Origine Nice
2021
French edition
Enseigne des Oudin
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.
Eilith Le Fort - Synästhetische Bilder (DVD)
2021
Errant Bodies - Records & DVDs
An exploration of the synesthetic phenomenon, where language and perception interweave in poetical ways.
Deniz Gül - There is life between us (+transparency)
2021
English edition
Kunstverein Publishing Milano
A concise and poetic meditation on materiality and consciousness by Turkish artist and writer Deniz Gül.
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré - Paris la Consciencieuse : Paris la Guideuse du monde
2020
French edition
Empire - Books
The unpublished story, reproduced in facsimile, of the journey to Paris of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (1923-2014), Ivorian poet and artist, "prophet", creator and inventor of the Bété alphabet, who writes a "report" of his encounter with the Western world on his return from the opening of the mythical exhibition "Magiciens de la Terre".
Julien Blaine - La cinquième feuille - Aux sources de l\'écrire et du dire
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
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