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Erik Steinbrecher - Ausmalbuch
2019
English edition
Nieves
New works on paper.
Zoe Beloff - Techniques de la distraction
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
Two texts by New York artist Zoe Beloff, pioneer in the field of “media archeology”, whose works are at the crossroads of avant-garde art, popular cultures and critical theory.
Piotr Uklański - Pornalikes
2019
sans texte
Edition Patrick Frey
A book of portraits with a difference, culled from a 2002–2018 photo archive of porn actors who resemble or actually even portray celebrities and public figures. Polish artist Piotr Uklański draws on a stock of hard and soft copies of “dirty” glossy men's magazines like Hustler and Loaded—as well as a plethora of meme culture material dumped on websites and blogs.
Tetsuo Kogawa - Radio-Art
2019
French edition
UV Editions
A history of Radio Art through the works and life of theorist, activist and artist Tetsuo Kogawa, a key figure in the sound arts and the free radio movement in Japan in the early 1980s.
Judy Radul - This Is Television
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
This Is Television addresses the increasingly obsolete medium of television by way of the medium of the book, commenting on media's continuous changes of form and format. Through an interplay of theory and artistic research material, the book extends Judy Radul's ongoing investigation of media with an idiosyncratic perspective on television—while still feeding off collective experience. The book thematizes television as a cultural container, both in its format as a box for content and as an ideologically saturated apparatus for reception.
Samuel Etienne - Bricolage Radical - Génie et  banalité des fanzines do-it-yourself – Tome 2
2019
French edition
Strandflat
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.
Michael Snow - The Last LP (vinyl LP)
2019
French edition
Song Cycle Records
currently out of stock
Michael Snow's The Last LP is an extraordinary collection of tracks “of rare music derived from threatened, obsolete, or now-extinct cultures from around the world” that although the claiming of being field recordings of ancient musical experiences, are in fact pieces played, conceived and recorded by the artist himself.
Mike Hentz - Works 7
2019
bilingual edition (English / German)
Edition Patrick Frey
forthcoming
A very special overview of the work of a new media art pioneer: snapshots from all over the world, paintings, collages, graphic and ornamental works, and various artifacts from the artist's collections, which include everything from old magazines to fabric patterns.
 Syndicat - Proof
2018
no text
Empire - Books
A visual archive of the Islamic State's destruction of artifacts.
Katja Novitskova - Ringier 2017
2018
English edition
JRP|Editions - Artists' books & editions
A visual tour de force (artist's book).
Pierre Hénon - Une histoire française de l\'animation numérique
2018
French edition
EnsAD
A French history of digital animation.
Samuel Etienne - Bricolage Radical - Génie et  banalité des fanzines do-it-yourself
2018
French edition
Strandflat
(last copies available!)
A panorama of the world of do-it-yourself fanzines.
Konrad Becker - Dictionnaire de réalité stratégique - Intelligence culturelle et politiques invisibles de l\'information
2018
French edition
UV Editions
The second part of Konrad Becker's triptych devoted to information control methods: with his seventy-two keys, Becker aims to unlock the gates of strategic reality: its construction over centuries, its imposition through stealth and force, its dull and laborious maintenance, and its dissolution and destruction by those who can't take it anymore.
Samuel F. B. Morse - Conférences sur l\'Affinité de la Peinture avec le reste des Beaux-Arts - précédé par Jean-Philippe Antoine : Pour qui peindre et parler ? Un art de la conférence
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Conférences sur l'affinité de la peinture avec le reste des beaux-arts (“Conferences on the affinity of painting with other fine arts”) shed a new light on the career of the inventor of the famous Morse code, best known at his time as one of America's most promising painters of his generation.
Friedrich Kittler - Gramophone, Film, Typewriter
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
The first French translation of the landmark work by media theorist Friedrich Kittler.
Dieter Mersch - Théorie des médias - Une introduction
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Medias/Theories
An introduction to media theory.
John Baldessari - Learning To Read with John Baldessari
2017
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
out of stock
A portrait of the artist as an inspiring teacher: this publication focuses on Baldessari's practice at the intersection between pedagogy and art. Visually organized in alphabetical order, Learning To Read features essays, artworks, a chronology, and personal insights on Baldessari's teaching and influence by a group of the artist's former students and CalArts collaborators such as Ashley Bickerton, Liz Craft, Meg Cranston, Matt Mullican, and Tony Oursler.
Sarah Vadé - Boy
2017
no text
Tombolo Presses
Anthology of selected commercial ads published within the US Playboy from 1960 to 2003, Boy constitutes a visual commentary on the normative representations of desire and on the masculine consumer's ideal of life at the end of the 20th century.
 Raqs Media Collective - The Contemporary Condition - We Are Here, But Is It Now? (The Submarine Horizons of Contemporaneity)
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Searching for the present: an account of contemporaneity by the Dehli-based trio Raqs Media Collective.
Sven Sachsalber - A B BC
2017
English edition
Nero
A B BC is an artist book by Sven Sachsalber which collects 150 collages made in the last five years out of the notorious Artforum's back advertising covers of Bruno Bischofberger Gallery.
Gertrud Koch - Breaking Bad, Breaking Out, Breaking Even
2017
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
This study offers a reflexion on the complex temporality in the series Breaking Bad. The author develop her theories through examples coming from the show's various visual elements and masterful temporal and narrative structuring.
 Invernomuto - Calendoola - UTU
2017
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Publication documenting the pilot episode of a series of video works by Invernomuto that avails itself of the structure and production processes of a TV series. This episode deals with the true story of a conflict between natives and settlers in New Zealand during the eighties.
Katja Novitskova - If Only You Could See What I\'ve Seen with Your Eyes
2017
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
Published for the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Katja Novitskova's catalogue addresses emerging potentialities between visual culture, big-data-driven processes, and ecology.
Ute Holl - The Moses Complex - Freud, Schoenberg, Straub/Huillet
2017
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
With this essay, Ute Holl analyzes in detail and deep historical context major works by Freud, Schoenberg, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet, all inspired by the figure of Moses. The author offers a dynamic and comprehensive political and cultural theory of migration and violence.
Virgil Vernier - Arcana 2
2017
no text
Editions Lutanie
Based on the Nordic myth of Odin, this volume investigates the contemporary representation of the male body, by seeking out the limit of the fantasy of omnipotence and of the sexualization of masculinity (second volume in a series of books dedicated to producing an archive of the present day through a selection of emblematic documents of the 21st century, culled from the media, advertizing, and the Internet).