Art & war / violence

 
 
Feminine Futures 2 - Expression / Abstraction – The Membrane of Dreams – Avant-garde Expressive & Abstract Dance Through Photography & Experimental Film
2023
Texts in English and French
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
forthcoming
Eleven years after the publication of the first volume of Feminine Futures in 2011, this sequel explores the dance history of abstraction in the feminine, during the first half of the 20th century and continuations today, unfolding new research perspectives with a new body of rare or unpublished original photographs.
Nida Sinnokrot - Palestine Is Not a Garden
2023
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
forthcoming
Through Sinnokrot's agriculture research platform Sakiya, and other ongoing projects that span moving image, sculpture, and socially-engaged practice, Palestine Is Not a Garden examines the potential to develop counter-strategies that effectively decolonial the social, political, economic, and narrative structures that goven relationships to nature in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Traces de guerre
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Perceptions
forthcoming
An multidisciplinary approach of the war by its traces.
Enrico Peressutti - URSS 1941
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Time Travel
The photographs and drawings, mostly unpublished, made by the Italian architect back from the Russian front in 1941.
Rwanda - L\'atelier de la mémoire – Des archives à la création
2022
French edition
Naima
A workshop for the memory of Rwanda.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Alger-Tokyo - Des émissaires de l\'anticolonialisme en Asie
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Al Dante
Al Dante - Theory & criticism / essays
A transversal vision of the affirmation of a global Afro-Asian South through the anti-colonial resistance and war diplomacy of Algerians in Asia and Japan, bringing together history, politics, political philosophy, and poetics.
Le paysage après coup
2022
French edition
Naima
A collective research on the memory of the places to the test of wars and conflicts through representations of landscapes, as they are reworked by means of contemporary art, cinema or literature.
Jean Kempf - Les conquérants de l\'inutile - Photographes de conflits américains au tournant du XXIe siècle
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Al Dante
Al Dante - Theory & criticism / essays
American conflict photographers at the turn of the 21th century.
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros - The Sun Is My Only Ally
2022
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.
Charbel-joseph H. Boutros - The Sun Is My Only Ally
2022
French edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
First monograph.
Liv Bugge - Structural Magic
2022
English edition
Torpedo
New monograph.
Éric Pougeau - ACTES
2022
French edition
White Rabbit Prod
A synthesis of the most recent works of Eric Pougeau, between terror, sublimation, bewitchment and ecstasy (artist's book).
Thomas Hirschhorn - The Purple Line
2022
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Conceived entirely by the artist on the occasion of the homonymous solo exhibition at MAXXI, Rome, this volume documents Thomas Hirschhorn's research on Pixel-Collage, an impressive cycle of works realized between 2015 and 2017.
Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli - A Season in Slemani
2021
English edition
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
A series of artistic residencies in Iraqi Kurdistan.
Ueno Chizuko - Une idéologie pour survivre - Débats féministes sur violence et genre au Japon
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Délashiné!
First translation into French of a work by the Japanese sociologist and feminist Chizuko Ueno, who questions the relationship of women to historical tragedies, violence, war and terrorism, rejecting all forms of violence, both state and domestic, as well as domination.
Hito Steyerl - De l\'art en duty free - L\'art à l\'époque de la guerre civile planétaire
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
A caustic diagnosis of the situation of the current art, by one of its major protagonists.
Le phototexte engagé - Une culture visuelle du militantisme au XXe siècle
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An original multidisciplinary study of the text-image pair in its political dimension, from the militancy of the early twentieth century to the struggles for "visibility" of minorities.
(W)archives
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Digital and data technologies are actively transforming the archives of contemporary warfare. Bringing together a range of scholarly perspectives and artistic practices, (W)archives investigates digital archiving as an integral technology of warfare and how artists respond to these changes.
Cold Revolution - Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948-1959
2021
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Socialist realism and the relationship between the visual culture of the 1950s and the geopolitical "climate" of the time.
Marius Loris Rodionoff - Procès-verbaux
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
This poetic document is based on the archives of the personal procedure files of a military court in Algeria between 1954 and 1963. These files are exempt archives that the author, also a historian, was one of the first to consult. In line with objectivist literature, this book gives one the opportunity to read the words of French justice in Algeria.
Ceija Stojka - The Paper is Patient
2021
English edition
Paraguay Press
The work of Ceija Stojka (1933-2013) is considered today an invaluable testimony on the deportation and the holocaust of the Romani people during the Second World War. For the very first time, this publication considers equal to her graphic work the notes she wrote on the back of her drawings and paintings.
Heba Y. Amin - Research/Practice - The General\'s Stork
2021
English edition
Sternberg Press - Research/Practice
The General's Stork explores historical accounts of biblical prophecies, colonial narratives, and the politics of technological warfare in the Middle East from a bird's eye view.
Marianne Vitale - The World, the Flesh and the Devil
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Editions Lutanie
A project developed by American artist Marianne Vitale around the history of an American hospital built in France during the First World War (with an essay by Rachel Valinsky).
Brian Massumi - Ontopouvoir - Guerre, pouvoir, perception
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Philosophy / politics – Drama
An original theory of power based on a dense and insightful inquiry into the consequences of the "Global War on Terror" and the security state, up to the imposition of neoliberal logic and the overflowing of the media made viral.
Lucia Piccioni - Art et fascisme - Peindre l\'italianité (1922-1943)
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A reconstruction of the vast network of images and texts that give shape to Italian fascist totalitarianism.
Hermann Nitsch - Traubenfleisch (2 vinyl LP)
2020
Tochnit Aleph
Presenting the first perfomance of Hermann Nitsch's grand and large-scale “Traubenfleisch” symphony.
Mihai Barabancea - Falling on Blades
2020
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Photographer Mihai Barabancea portrays the underworld of post-Soviet Romania and Moldova: a set of subjects and scenes revealing the crude reality of the streets, zeroing in on moments of ruthless rawness and keen poignancy.
Diego Tonus - Never Again
2020
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This book revolves around the cycle Topography of Terror, initiated by artists Elisa Caldana and Diego Tonus in 2017, and presents the making-of process behind Topography of Terror (19.12.2016) and Never Again, the first two episodes of the cycle.
Jane Jin Kaisen - Community of Parting
2020
English edition
Archive Books
Reference monograph: the most comprehensive introduction to the Korean artist's postcolonial and feminist approach.
Sammy Baloji - Ce qui fut et ce qui sera
2020
French edition
various
This collective book devoted to the work of Sammy Baloji explores how the artist, born in the DRC in 1978, attempts to “restore defeated connections”. How to think about the memory sifted through colonial violence? What effects does the mining of yesterday and today in Katanga and elsewhere have on the project of a common future? How does form make history beyond erasure?
Michael Rakowitz - Research/Practice - I\'m good at love, I\'m good at hate, it\'s in between I freeze
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - Research/Practice
The inaugural publication of the “Research/Practice” series focuses on an artistic research by Michael Rakowitz on the aftermath of a canceled show by Leonard Cohen initially scheduled in Palestine.
Encircling the Image of Trauma
2020
English edition
Archive Books
This book tiptoes between aesthetics and ethics; it proposes to rethink trauma in its necessity as well as impossibility to be represented and understood.
Our World Is Burning
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Palais de Tokyo - Catalogues & artist's books
A political view of international contemporary creation seen from the Gulf region, where wars and diplomatic tensions have constantly determined the history of the early 21st century (exhibition catalogue).
Philippe Dudouit - The Dynamics of Dust
2019
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A long-term photographic study on the sociopolitical evolution of the Sahelo-Saharan region since 2008.
Gustav Metzger - Writings (1953-2016)
2019
English edition
JRP|Editions - Anthologies & Art Theory
The complete writings of an influential figure.
Dorota Sajewska - Necroperformance - Cultural Reconstructions of the War Body
2019
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
Dorata Sajewska proposes an innovative perspective for looking back at the formative process of Polish modernity, delving into repressed areas of experience connected with World War I and the ensuing emancipatory movements.
Lele Saveri - Hong Kong Barricades
2019
English edition
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
Images of the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong by Italian photographer Lele Saveri.
Divided We Stand - 9th Busan Biennale 2018
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Catalogues
The comprehensive catalogue of the 9th Busan Biennale, curated by Cristina Ricupero and Jörg Heiser, on the theme of divided territories caused by war, conflict, or colonization.
Serwan Baran - Fatherland - The Pavilion of Iraq – 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
2019
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Commissioned by the Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq and published on the occasion of the 58th Venice Biennale, Fatherland presents the work of Kurdish Iraqi artist Serwan Baran and his investigation of the concept of “fatherland” as opposed to what we traditionally understand as “motherland.”
Alban Muja - Family Album - The Kosovo Pavilion – 58th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
2019
bilingual edition (English / Albanian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The catalogue of Alban Muja's project for the Kosovo Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
Keiichi Tanaami - Tears of Dreams
2019
no text
Nieves
Artist's book.
Rayyane Tabet - Fragments
2019
trilingual edition (English / Arabic / French)
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.
Émilie Goudal - Des damné(e)s de l\'Histoire - Les arts visuels face à la guerre d\'Algérie
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A critical look at the place and stakes of representations of the war of independence in the contemporary construction of the French and Algerian art scene.
Catherine Grenier - Sophie Ristelhueber - La guerre intérieure
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
Interview with one of the great figures of art photography today, in which Sophie Ristelhueber reflects on her own carrer and practice.
Isabelle Delorme - Quand la bande dessinée fait mémoire du XXe siècle - Les récits mémoriels historiques en bande dessinée
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
The historical-memorial narrative in comics, from Art Spiegelman to Marjane Satrapi, as a new form of representation of History, between individual and collective memory.
Aslan Gaisumov - Keicheyuhea
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This first monograph on Aslan Gaisumov borrows its title from a video work focusing on the traumatic aftermaths of post-World War II for the Chechen people under Soviet control. The publication documents in text and images this both historical and intimate project.
Erkan Özgen - Giving Voices
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Giving Voices features documentation on four of Erkan Özgen's video works dealing with war, violence, and trauma—beyond the boundaries of the political, within the dimension of the private and the human. It includes essays and an interview with the artist lead by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hilde Teerlinck.
Ami Shavit - Yom Kippur 1973 (vinyl LP)
2019
Sub Rosa
A previously unheard masterpiece of Israeli multimedia artist Ami Shavit, inspired by the Yom Kippur war, in Sub Rosa's Early Electronic Music series.
 Syndicat - Proof
2018
no text
Empire - Books
A visual archive of the Islamic State's destruction of artifacts.
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