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Japan

 
 
Kitasono Katué - 1902-1978
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
forthcoming
Monograph.
Kazuki Tomokawa - A String of Paper Cranes Clenched between My Teeth (vinyl LP)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
forthcoming
Vinyl reissue of the third album of the Japanese "screaming philosopher" (1977), the culmination of his introspective approach to the search for a "music of the self".
Kazuki Tomokawa - Finally, His First Album (vinyl LP)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
forthcoming
Vinyl reissue of Kazuki Tomokawa's seminal album (1975), that introduced one of the most singular voices of the post-war Japanese music scene.
Kazuki Tomokawa - Straight from the Throat (vinyl LP)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
forthcoming
Vinyl reissue of Kazuki Tomokawa's second album (1976), having imposed him on the Japanese avant-garde/avant-folk scene.
Kazuki Tomokawa - 1975–1977 (Finally, His First Album / Straight from the Throat / A String of Paper Cranes Clenched between My Teeth) (3 CD box set)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
forthcoming
Box set gathering the first three albums of Kazuki Tomokawa (1975-1977), retracing the rise of the Japanese "screaming philosopher" and providing a complete introduction to his singular world, between folk experimentations, existential and introspective meditations and psychedelic rock.
Midori Hirano - Water Ladder (vinyl LP)
2022
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
forthcoming
Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist Midori Hirano and Tokyo based string experimentalist Atsuko Hatano have teamed up for their first collaborative full-length.
Midori Hirano - Water Ladder (CD)
2022
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
forthcoming
Berlin-based multi-instrumentalist Midori Hirano and Tokyo based string experimentalist Atsuko Hatano have teamed up for their first collaborative full-length.
Akio Suzuki - Breathing Spirit Forms (CD + book)
2022
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
forthcoming
A series of in situ improvisations on Mount Tamborine in Australia.
Benjamin Mouliets - Mikami Kan (book + CD)
2021
French edition
Lenka lente
The biography of the singer and performer Mikami Kan, figure of the Japanese underground scene, with two unreleased concerts on CD.
Kazuki Tomokawa - Try Saying You\'re Alive!
2021
English edition
Blank Forms - Books
A memoir by Kawasaki-based writer and musician Kazuki Tomokawa, Try Saying You're Alive! offers a semi-fictionalized account of the vibrant Tokyo underground that he has been at the center of since the 1970s.
Ueno Chizuko - Une idéologie pour survivre - Débats féministes sur violence et genre au Japon
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – 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.
Nakai Masakazu - Introduction à l\'esthétique
2021
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Délashiné!
The first translation into French of a work by the Japanese philosopher, this book, based on photography and cinema, in dialogue with Cassirer, Heidegger, Marx and the authors of the Frankfurt School, proposes an aesthetic of resistance and rebound that is inseparable from the body and the struggles it involves.
Ayami Awazuhara - Window / Spacetime
2021
English edition
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Window / Spacetime is a portrait of the city of Berlin. A variety of shops that have names of countries and cities refer to different faraway places and invite the reader on an imaginary journey. Dis- and misplacing distant memories of the past triggers a yearning sense of other destinations within the everyday scenarios.
 Shimabuku - The 165-metre Mermaid and Other Stories
2021
bilingual edition (English / French)
Bom Dia Boa Tarde Boa Noite
Conceived in close collaboration with Shimabuku, this new publication tells of the poetic actions conducted during his travels, between his native Japan and Monaco via Brazil, Australia, and many other lands (with texts by the artist, Nicolas Bourriaud, Claire Le Restif and Rirkrit Tiravanija).
Makoto Fujiwara - Stone and Makoto
2021
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A sculptor's life: on the career and innovations of Makoto Fujiwara.
Takashi Homma - Tokyo and my Daughter
2021
no text
Nieves
The complete edition of Takashi Homma's acclaimed homage.
Michel Henritzi - Micro Japon
2021
French edition
Lenka lente
(last copies available!)
Michel Henritzi's collection of interviews provides a rich portrait of the experimental music scene in Japan.
Seiji Morimoto - Ring + balance / Solo with background (vinyl LP)
2021
Edition Telemark
A split LP featuring two complementary experimental sound performances.
Tomoko Sauvage - Fischgeist (vinyl LP)
2020
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
The third solo album by Paris-based Japanese experimental musician and sound artist Tomoko Sauvage, recorded in a former water tank in Berlin, a building with a special architecture and acoustics.
Izumi Kato -
2020
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
Perrotin
This luxurious monograph presents a wide selection of works by Izumi Kato, Japanese painter and sculptor known for his mysterious representations of human figures with primitive aesthetics, alongside exhibition views. It is accompanied by four original critical texts and a poem by the artist.
Daisuke Ichiba - Haze
2020
no text
White Rabbit Prod - Pool of Tears
A collection of drawings by Daisuke Ichiba published in Pool Of Tears, a series of small format artist's books.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 2 (vinyl LP)
2020
Blank Forms - Records
Reissue of a classic example of Masayuki Takayanagi's “non section music” from 1975.
Fanny Drugeon - Cuban Samba Remix (Remix by Kassin with Arto Lindsay) / Sculpture for Octopuses: exploring for their favorite colours / With Octopus
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Frac Franche-Comté - Conferences series
The transcription of a lecture by Fanny Drugeon on three installations by Japanese artist Shimabuku.


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