art & war / violence

 
 
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
Images of the Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong by Italian photographer Lele Saveri.
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.
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.”
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.
Keiichi Tanaami - Tears of Dreams
2019
English edition
Nieves
Artist's book.
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 – Works in society
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 – Works in society
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.
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.
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.
Ami Shavit - Yom Kippur 1973 (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
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.
Gustav Metzger - Writings (1953-2016)
2019
English edition
JRP|Editions - Anthologies & Art Theory
Les écrits complets d'un artiste, activiste, mais également écrivain, théoricien et satiriste parmi les plus influents du XXe siècle.
Gabriele Basilico - Free Zone 2006
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
In 2006, film director Amos Gitai invited Gabriele Basilico to undertake a journey retracing the locations of the shooting of Gitai's film Free Zone, on the demilitarized zone between Israel and Jordan. This publication follows this unique photographic project.
 Syndicat - Proof
2018
no text
Empire - Books
A visual archive of the Islamic State's destruction of artifacts.
Otto Dix - Estampes
2018
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
This publication devoted to Otto Dix's print works (woodcuts, etchings, lithographs) showcases a collection from the Zeppelin Museum Friedrichshafen, Germany. A large iconographic thematic section and a series of essays revisit Otto Dix's favourite themes—the nude, the portrait, the city, religion and war—symptomatic of his desire to portray man holistically, from birth to death, as a creature of flesh, palpitations and blood.
Guillaume Apollinaire - Poèmes en guerre - 31 juillet 1914 - 9 novembre 1918
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
All poems written by Apollinaire during World War I, gathered for the first time.
Gregory Buchakjian - Habitats abandonnés - Une histoire de Beyrouth
2018
French edition
Kaph Books
In a rapidly changing Beirut, neglected dwellings are condemned to disappear as a result of land speculation. This multi-layered transdisciplinary project aims at examining the transformations that these obsolete architectures undergo. The study, carried on site, based on archives, testimonies and oral history, also proposes new artistic perspectives towards the city.
Hans Hartung - Les années de guerre
2018
French edition
Fondation Hartung Bergman
This catalogue looks back at Hartung's artistic production and life during the Second World War.
 Stéphane Degoutin & Gwenola Wagon - Psychanalyse de l\'aéroport international
2018
French edition
369 editions - Essays
This essay proceeds to a psychoanalysis of the international airport, surveying its subconscious and its imaginary world.
 Giovanna Silva & Peter Fröberg Idling - 17 April 1975 - A Cambodian Journey
2018
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
This publication by photographer Giovanna Silva and writer Peter Fröeberg Idling retraces the history of Cambodia, creating a fictional and personal story that looks at the country through the eyes of the two authors. Today's Phnom Penh cityscape photographs take on a singular dimension in comparison to the ruins of Khmer temples, with a sense of emptiness and abandonment that resonates with the invasion of Phnom Penh by the Khmer Rouge in 1975.
Marcel Odenbach - Beweis zu nichts
2018
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Departing from his eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, this catalogue examines new works by acclaimed video and visual artist Marcel Odenbach. The series gathered in the publication reflect on the persistence of the victim-perpetrator structure within post-war society, in Germany or Africa.
Clarisse Hahn - Politiques de la présence
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Monographic study dedicated to director, video artist and photographer Clarisse Hahn. Edited by Nicole Brenez, the publication gathers writings encompassing the variety of her work, from contemporary art to cinema, guerilla groups, and eroticism; conversations with Clarisse Hahn, artists, and art historians; and a series of reproductions of her artworks, photographs, photograms, and videograms.
Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa - Requíem for Mirrors and Tigers
2018
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
This publication catalogues the trajectory of a cycle of performances of the same name, through which the artist attempted to exhaust his interest in the Guatemalan Civil War as a recurring subject of his work. It documents the six performances in the cycle via foldout colour posters of each work, and an essay by Frédérique Bergholtz and Susan Gibb.
 The Oval Language - Hibernation (vinyl LP)
2018
French edition
Edition Telemark
In 1991, German art group The Oval Language built a multimedia artwork exploring the irrational impact of Leipzig's Monument to the Battle of the Nations to German generations throughout the years. This LP reproduces the sound layer of the event and includes a recording of a live performance at the HGB Leipzig. Inner sleeve contains photos of each stage of the project and texts.