Art & language

 
 
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.
François Mangeol - À la recherche du bonheur
2022
no text
Christophe Daviet-Théry
forthcoming
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).
Liam Gillick - A Max De Vos
2022
English edition
MER. B&L
forthcoming
A novel by Liam Gillick.
Joseph Kosuth - Redefining the Context of Art, 1968 and After - The Second Investigation and Public Media
2022
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
forthcoming
This first comprehensive survey of Joseph Kosuth's work with public media centers on his pioneering project The Second Investigation (1968–74).
Alessandro de Francesco - And Agglomerations, of Trees or E agglomerati, degli alberi o
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
forthcoming
A bilingual text by Alessandro De Francesco that blurs the boundaries between art and poetry.
David Douard -
2022
bilingual edition (English / Portuguese)
Serralves
forthcoming
Monograph.
Éric Alliez - Duchamp avec (et contre) Lacan - Essai de mutologie queer
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Between art history, psychoanalysis and philosophy, Éric Alliez thinks afresh about the questions of eroticism and gender posed by Marcel Duchamp's "desiring machines", based on an audacious analysis of the relationship between language (from wordplay to theoretical notes in Duchamp's notebooks and writings) and plastic materiality in his work.
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.
Carole Douillard - Body Talks - Interview
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zero2
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.
Lawrence Abu Hamdan - Dirty Evidence
2022
English edition
Lenz Press
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
varia
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)
varia
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.
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 (CDs / 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
Luis Camnitzer - E-flux journal - One Number Is Worth One Word
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - E-flux journal
This collection of texts—with many unpublished—spans over half a century of the conceptual artist's radical engagement with art education and its institutions.
Nicoline van Harskamp - My Name is Language
2020
English edition
Archive Books
This publication explores the key tenets of artist Nicoline van Harskamp's research and practice, such as the contemporary use and modification of languages, a treatment of names as spoken language rather than spelled identity markers, and the practice of self-naming.
Isidore Isou - Antonin Artaud torturé par les psychiatres
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Through the detailed analysis of Antonin Artaud's psychiatric history, Lettrist master Isidore Isou delivers a real indictment in this singular text which is both an investigation and a pamphlet.
Camille Llobet - Alice
2020
French edition
Florence Loewy
A research on the verbal transcription of sound and an inventory of the first sound productions of Alice, the daughter of Camille Llobet (artist's book).
Claude Closky - Solutions
2020
French edition
Cneai
Artist's book.
Fog Friend Font - Ways of Doing Multilingual Sense (box set)
2020
English edition (texts in Inuktitut and other languages)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
Box set comprising five books, a vinyl and a supplementary dust jacket, each highlighting different practices and transformative developments occurring in the realm of writing and speaking today as triggered by digital communication.
Paul Elliman - The Heralds - Un appel et peut-être une réponse (vinyl LP)
2019
varia
Superimposing different sources—background sounds, recordings of a charivari in the streets of Lyon, bird songs or rhythms and melodies of amateur or professional musicians—Paul Elliman's vinyl record can be experienced as a form of sound loitering, each track composed by the transformation of different audio materials into unique musical collages.
Irma Blank - Eigenschriften - 1968–1973
2019
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
A series of drawings considered the starting point of the artist's mature work.
Stefan Brüggemann - Hyper-Palimpsest
2019
English edition
Mathieu Copeland editions
This publication reflects upon the exhibition of Stefan Brüggemann's nihilist statements read, sung, and screamed by Punk icon Iggy Pop, sculpting aurally the spaces of a seemingly empty gallery covered in densely painted black paneling paintings.
Sophie Jodoin - Les confessions
2019
French edition
Le laps
An artist's book that reflects Sophie Jodoin's ongoing preoccupation with the interaction of language with images.
Anne-Lise Coste - Sors le monde - Récit de Mona Thomas
2019
French edition
Hippocampe - Books
Antonio Grulli - Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Diary
2019
English edition
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
A travel diary / a screenplay.
Intersubjectivity - Vol. 2 – Scripting the Human
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Intersubjectivity is a collection of writings on the presence of language in the visual arts: this second volume investigates the relationship between performance, subjectivity, and human agency within a more global reflection on transhumanism.
Robin Hayward - Words of Paradise (vinyl LP – Picture Disc)
2019
Edition Telemark
A composition for brass chamber ensemble that explores the origins of language and its relationship with music.
 Kinkaleri - All for All!
2018
English edition
Bruno
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.
 Art & Language - Reality (Dark) Fragments (Light)
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
varia
This monograph covers more than fifty years of creation by Art & Language, whose artists are at the origin of conceptual art. Through unpublished texts by Matthew Jesse Jackson and Art & Language, a transcript of their opera libretto Victorine, and an interview with the artist collective, this publication questions their journey, and more broadly, the relationship between contemporary art and conceptual art.
Alejandro Cesarco - Learning the Language (Present Continuous I)
2018
trilingual edition (English / Spanish / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
This catalogue stems from the artist's eponymous video project dedicated to Argentine pianist Margarita Fernández. The publication reproduces two texts from seminars given by Fernández, in which she gives an analysis of the filmic and musical writing taking the example of Robert Bresson's use of Franz Schubert's Sonata in A major.
Rémy Zaugg - Après Rémy Zaugg /  Avant Rémy Zaugg
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Rémy Zaugg's early work.
Actes du colloque arts & langage - Épreuves  contemporaines des relations textes & images
2018
French edition
varia
A contribution to the construction of a critical thought of the iconic economy of the relations between text, language and image.
Zin Taylor - Lavender Glass
2018
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This monograph brings together nearly a decade of work, combining sculpture, installation, artist's book and writing. More specifically, the publication explores the themes of growth and training within the artist's conceptual practice, through a long interview conducted by writer and curator Dieter Roelstraete.
Rene Ricard - 1979-1980
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Editions Lutanie
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.
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