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.
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
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.
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
MCJP (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.
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…).