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Japan

 
 
Sophie Basch - Le Japonisme, un art français
2023
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
A thorough investigation that renews the understanding of Japonism from the French art of the nineteenth century, avoiding the temptation of orientalist exoticism while reversing the logic of influence, with an abundant also entirely renewed iconographic corpus.
Kitasono Katué - 1902-1978
2022
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
forthcoming
Monograph.
Harutaka Mochizuki - Eugène
2022
French edition
Lenka lente
forthcoming
Nakako Hayashi - Here and There
2022
bilingual edition (English / Japanese)
miscellaneous
Nieves
The 15th issue of Nakako Hayashi's graphic journal, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the project.
Kazuki Tomokawa - A String of Paper Cranes Clenched between My Teeth (vinyl LP)
2022
Blank Forms - Records
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
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
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
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.
Tazuko Masuyama - Les êtres lieux
2022
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Catalogues
MCJP (Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris)
Four contemporary artists in touch with their territories (the catalogue of the exhibition at the Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris).
Lei Saito - Existential Cuisine
2022
trilingual edition (English / French / Japanese)
Is-Land
The culinary performances and installations of the Japanese artist based in Paris (book printed in fluorescent pantones).
Midori Hirano - Water Ladder (vinyl LP)
2022
varia
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
varia
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
Room40
A series of in situ improvisations on Mount Tamborine in Australia.
 Novi_sad - ΚΕΡΑΥΝΟΣ (CD)
2021
varia
A series of compositions using environmental sounds and field recordings from the five continents.
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.
Tetsuo Furudate - The Nocturne, The Nightmare and a Fruit (CD)
2021
Sub Rosa
Tetsuo Furudate's new album, featuring Keiko Higuchi and Olga Magieres.
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
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.
Masayuki Takayanagi - Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 1 + 2 (2 CD)
2020
Blank Forms - Records
Reissue of a classic example of Masayuki Takayanagi's “non section music” from 1975.
 Shimabuku - 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.
Japanese Expanded Cinema and Intermedia - Critical Texts of the 1960s
2020
English edition
Archive Books
A collection of commissionned translations of a selection of key texts about Intermedia and Expanded Cinema in Japan.
Nakako Hayashi - Here and There - Collage Issue
2020
bilingual edition (English / Japanese)
miscellaneous
Nieves
The 14th issue of Nakako Hayashi's graphic journal, on the theme of collage.
 Yuya Tsukahara + contact Gonzo - Transphère - Watching you surf on beautiful accidents
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
MCJP (Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris)
The catalogue of the first exhibition in France of the Japanese performers' collective contact Gonzo.
Mieko Meguro - Julia (Uncovered) - The work of Julia Scher – a conversation
2019
English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Miscellaneous
A talk between three artists around Julia Scher's work.
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 – Philosophy / politics – 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
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.
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.
Masayuki Takayanagi - April is the cruellest month (CD)
2019
Blank Forms - Records
Masayuki Takayanagi's legendary “lost” album.
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
no text
Nieves
Artist's book.
Jeremy Corral - Japanoise - Extrémismes & entropie
2019
French edition
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.
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.
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