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Kaoru Tashiro - Cloud Atlas / Vertical Study (CD)
2019
Sub Rosa
Cloud Atlas is a collection of 10 short pieces composed by Toshi Ichiyanaghi between 1985 to 1999. Vertical Study gathers rare pieces composed by Claude Ledoux. Both are performed by Japanese pianist Kaoru Tashiro.
Cahiers Charles Fourier - Fourier au Japon
2019
French edition
Cahiers Charles Fourier
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Charles Fourier review
The reception of Charles Fourier's thought in Japan.
 EYƎ - This Bird Know Rabit
2019
no text
Nieves
Artist's book.
Daisuke Kosugi - A False Weight
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
Part of The New Sanctuary, the Satellite Programme 12 devised by Laura Herman for the Jeu de Paume and the CAPC, A False Weight is published in conjunction with the exhibition by Daisuke Kosugi, an intimate project on the disabled body, supported by a reflection on the architecture of the home.
Oscar Oiwa - Transphère - Rio, Tokyo, Paris – Cities, Games
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
Rio, Tokyo, Paris: Oscar Oiwa, Brazilian artist of Japanese origin, draws from these three Olympic cities to which he is personally bound, a matter to question the world of today, inviting us to dive into his half-realistic mid-fantasy universe, where sometimes point humor and nostalgia.
Keiichi Tanaami - Mirror\'s Surface
2019
no text
United Dead Artists
The Japanese master's new large-format artist's book: a graphic hallucination on 40 pages of Bichrocolor collage drawings.
Stephen Barber - Film\'s Ghosts - Tatsumi Hijikata\'s Butoh and the Transmutation of 1960s Japan
2019
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
An essential book for readers engaged with film and performance, urban cultures and architecture, and Japan's experimental art and its histories.
Keiichi Tanaami - Tears of Dreams
2019
English edition
Nieves
Artist's book.
Jeremy Corral - Japanoise - Extrémismes & entropie
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Délashiné!
A detailed investigation into the Japanese noise scene (Japanoizu), with a sharp critical eye and an in-depth knowledge of local sources, by a specialist of alternative cultures and experimental musics in Japan.
Takako Saito - Spontaneous Music (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
Edition Telemark
currently out of stock
This double LP is released in an edition of 300 and includes two solo vocal pieces by Flux artist Takako Saito, two more vocal pieces in which Saito's voice interacts with the sounds of an everyday event, and two non-vocal sound pieces. It is housed in a full-color sleeve and includes one insert with liner notes by Saito, a poster, and four postcards.
Ayla Hibri - A Palm Tree Bows To The Moon
2018
English edition
Kaph Books
60 black and white photos taken in Lebanon, accompanied by poems by the artist.
Tadashi Kawamata - Over Flow
2018
English edition
Kamel Mennour
This catalogue focuses on an immersive one-year project in Portugal, centered around questions of global ecology and tourism. Kawamata's large scale installation integrates both plastic residues and abandoned boats collected on Portugal's shores during beach cleaning campaigns. The publication features a text by the artist, exhibition views, and a section documenting related projects made by Kawamata throughout his career.
Linda Fregni Nagler - Yama no Shashin
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books
This publication presents a project by Linda Fregni Nagler about the photographic “School of Yokohama”, which emerged during the Meiji era in Japan. Over the past ten years, the artist has collected hand-colored photographs of this period representing Mount Fuji. She re-photographed them, printed them and colored them by hand, according to colorization method of that time.
 Merzbow & Opening Performance Orchestra - Merzopo (2 CD)
2018
French edition
Sub Rosa
out of stock
A collaborative 2-CD album by Japan noise legend Masami Akita alias Merzbow and Czech seven-member ensemble Opening Performance Orchestra. The first CD features four folk-inspired Merzbow compositions. The second CD gathers two live recordings of the Opening, made in Tokyo and Prague.
Kaori Suzuki - Conduit (CD)
2018
French edition
Second Editions
Originally conceived for live context employing high volume playback and extended duration, Conduit pushes the parameters of musical composition and perception. Minimal in construction, applying high frequency staccatissimo that gradually turns in on itself, Kaori Suzuki's latest output delivers a striking twenty-six minutes of intoxicating computer music. A remarkable statement.
Yoko Ono - Everything in the Universe is Unfinished
2018
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
This new publication by avant-garde artist and cultural icon Yoko Ono combines never-before-published texts and invitation pieces written in 2016–2018 with drawings from the “Franklin Summer” series she started in 1994.
Koki Tanaka - Vulnerable Histories - An Archive
2018
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Fully documenting Koki Tanaka's latest video & photo project, this publication focuses on a pressing issue from the artist's native country—the mutual incomprehension and mistrust between Zainichi Koreans and ethnic Japanese—to plead for vigilance when it comes to racism and discrimination.
Nakako Hayashi - Here and There - Hyacinth Revolution Issue
2018
bilingual edition (English / Japanese)
miscellaneous
Nieves
On the occasion of this 13th issue, the Japanese artist asked 46 participating artists to cultivate a hyacinth, and to give an account of this experience through artistic gestures, including paintings, photographs, poetry, haiku, essays, and observation diaries (with Yukinori Maeda, Masanao Hirayama, Benjamin Sommerhalder, Susan Cianciolo…).
Pierre-Jean Giloux - Invisible Cities
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Zero2
This first monograph accompanies a series of videos inspired by the Metabolist utopist architecture movement, created in 1959 in Japan. The videos bring together several portraits of Japanese towns, combining digital images with filmed or photographed images of social and urban reality.
Tomoko Yoneda - Transphère - Dialogue avec Albert Camus
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris
This catalogue presents an unpublished series of work by Tomoko Yoneda: the Japanese photographer has followed in the footsteps of Albert Camus, through Algeria and France, carrying on her reflection on the memory of places by way of her sensitive and poetic photographs. It is a subtle evocation of the youth of the author of “The Stranger.”
Uno Kuniichi - Hijikata Tatsumi - Penser un corps épuisé
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Délashiné!
This collection of texts offers a philosophical and textual analysis of the work of butō dance creator, Hijikata Tatsumi. The author, the philosopher and translator Uno Kuniichi, gives a deterritorializing reading of the Japanese dancer and choreographer, linking him to figures like Genet or Artaud, while restoring his own specificity.
Sylviane Pagès - Le butô en France - Malentendus et fascination
2017
French edition
Centre National de la Danse - Research (ebooks)
A fascinating reflection on the reception of butoh dance in France.
 Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita - Les incroyables Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita
2017
French edition
L'Incroyable - Mini (books)
The “Mini” series is the natural extension of the magazine L'Incroyable. Each book immerses itself in the youth of artists through an interview about their teenage years. This inaugural issue is dedicated to filmmakers couple Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita.
Tomoko Sauvage - Musique Hydromantique (CD)
2017
French edition
Shelter Press - Records
The Japanese sound artist's second album is the result of a ten-year investigation on the sound properties of water, in line with her previous LP in 2009. Based on the use of waterbowls—porcelain bowls filled with water and amplified via hydrophones—her musical practice is now enriched with experiments with the environment and hydrophonic feedback.