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Nakako Hayashi - Here and There - Collage Issue
2020
bilingual edition (English / Japanese)
miscellaneous
Nieves
forthcoming
The 13th issue of Nakako Hayashi's graphic journal, on the theme of collage.
Kitasono Katué - 1902-1978
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Construction
forthcoming
Monograph.
 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 – 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
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.
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.
Anthologie Aires de jeux au Japon
2019
French edition
Tombolo Presses
A landscape of Japanese playgrounds, at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, design, pedagogy and contemporary art.
Keiichi Tanaami - Tears of Dreams
2019
no text
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
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 - Artist's Travels
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 - Merzopo (2 CD)
2018
Sub Rosa
sold out
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.
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.
Kaori Suzuki - Conduit (CD)
2018
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.
Affinités japonaises - Vers le décor moderne
2018
French edition
Kaph Books
sold out
Following the opening up of Japan to the West in the 1850s, artists, designers and makers across Europe became gripped by a new fashion for “Japonism”. The catalogue of the Louvre Abu-Dhabi exhibition focuses on the pioneering group of Parisian artists Les Nabis, their fascination for Japanese prints, and the importance of this cross-cultural influence in the development of the decorative arts.
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…).


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