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Critique in Practice - Renzo Martens\' “Episode III: Enjoy Poverty”
2020
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
forthcoming
This publication explores the legacy of Renzo Martens' landmark film Enjoy Poverty: a provocative work establishing how poverty became Congo's most lucrative export.
Déborder la négritude - Arts, politique et société à Dakar
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A collective analysis of the emergence of the “contemporary” and the transnational and transhistorical logics at work in artistic practices in Dakar in response to questions raised by globalization since the Independances, opening up new territories for sociological, economic, political and aesthetic investigations.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Le singe de Kafka & autres propos sur la colonie
2020
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Theory & criticism / essays
forthcoming
The colony as a major philosophical concept in contemporary political thought—a basis for reflection on decolonization (expanded reprint of the book published in 2008).
Streams of Consciousness
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Archive Books
Catalogue conceived for the 12th Edition of the Bamako Encounters, the principal event dedicated to contemporary photography and new imagery in Africa.
Bonaventure Soh Bejend Ndikung - Pamphlet 1 - Ceux qui sont morts ne sont jamais partis – La préservation de la suprématie, du Musée ethnologique et les complexités du Forum Humboldt
2020
French edition
Archive Books
A post-colonial pamphlet on the ethnological museums of Europe, primarily the upcoming Humboldt Forum in Berlin.
Philippe Dudouit - The Dynamics of Dust
2019
French edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A long-term photographic study on the sociopolitical evolution of the Sahelo-Saharan region since 2008.
Philippe Dudouit - The Dynamics of Dust
2019
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
A long-term photographic study on the sociopolitical evolution of the Sahelo-Saharan region since 2008.
Raphaël Grisey - Semer Somankidi Coura - Une archive générative
2019
French edition
Archive Books
This publication is the result of a research project led by artists Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré around the archives of the self-organized agricultural cooperative Somankidi Coura, in Mali. A historical reflection on agricultural, archival, health, and migratory issues through a decolonial perspective.
Bonaventure Soh Bejend Ndikung - Pamphlet 1 - Those who are dead are not ever gone – On the Maintenance of Supremacy, the Ethnological Museum
and the Intricacies of the Humboldt Forum
2019
English edition
Archive Books
A post-colonial pamphlet on the ethnological museums of Europe, primarily the upcoming Humboldt Forum in Berlin.
Zineb Sedira - A Brief Moment
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
This catalog accompanies Zineb Sedira's exhibition at the Jeu de Paume, covering a period from 1998 to the present, and mediums as diverse as video, film, installation and photography.
Jean Laude - Écrits sur l\'art
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Jean Laude's writings on art.
Gaëlle Beaujean - L\'art de cour d\'Abomey - Le sens des objets
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Conceived around an anthropology of the object, this book proposes to follow the course of royal objects of Abomey, former capital of the pre-colonial Kingdom of Dahomey (in present-day Benin).
Latifa Echakhch - Le jardin mécanique
2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Published in collaboration with the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco, this book guides the reader through the discovery of Latifa Echakhch's jardin mécanique, her latest exhibition at the Monegasque institution. A collection of visual and written essays, the publication explores the artist's take on the museum's collection of automatons and set models, as well as on the historical representations of the Exotic Garden of Monaco, through the form of a flipbook, translating on the page the motion of the five video works specifically produced for the exhibition.
Hubert Fichte - The Black City - Glosses
2019
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The first English translation of Hubert Fichte's investigation on New York's African diaspora in the late 1970s. Contesting the stylistic norms of ethnographic studies, Fichte offers an experimental, poetic, and radical reflection on the living conditions, struggles and cultural heritage of New York Africans.
Anne Lafont - L\'art et la race - L\'Africain (tout) contre l\'œil des Lumières
2019
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
French art historian Anne Lafont delivers an unpublished study on the close and paradoxical relations of art and race in the Enlightenment. A new voice in current works on issues of race, art, images and colonization.
Nathalie du Pasquier - Gabon 1977 - Un Don Juan chez les gendarmes
2018
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
This publication presents a comic strip made by a 20-year old Nathalie Du Pasquier in remembrance of a six months journey in Gabon. Inspired by a clipping from a Gabonese daily, the cartoon tells the colorful story of a clumsy Don Giovanni. This edition features an introductory text by the artist, the translated strip, and a facsimile of the comic book in original French version.
Cécile Fromont - L\'Art de la conversion - Culture visuelle chrétienne dans le royaume du Kongo
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
An an extensive analysis of the advent of Christian visual culture in the Kingdom of Kongo and its and development across four centuries.
Seloua Luste Boulbina - Les miroirs vagabonds ou la décolonisation des savoirs (art, littérature, philosophie)
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Figures
A philosophy of decolonization that intends to show how, in knowledge and the arts, the past can be passed.
Yaëlle Biro - Fabriquer le regard - Marchands, réseaux et objets d\'art africains à l\'aube du XXe siècle
2018
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Works in society
Based on a set of mostly unpublished archives, this book focuses on the role played by art dealers at the turn of the last century in the definition, promotion and circulation of African objects as artworks, in Europe and the United States.
Vincent Meessen - L\'Autre Pays / The Other Country
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
out of stock
Monographic catalogue structured around installations by Vincent Meessen which examine the influence of the Situationist International in Sub-Saharan Africa, notably through figures such as Lungela Diangani eand Omar Blondin Diop. This richly illustrated book documents both the IS's relationship with the African continent and the artist's discursive, collaborative and para-curatorial activity of the past four years.
Bouchra Khalili - Blackboard
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Jeu de Paume - Monographs
Bouchra Khalili's films, video installations, photographs and silkscreen prints suggest civic platforms, from which members of minorities perform their strategies of resistance to arbitrary power. This catalogue dedicated to the French-Moroccan artist spans ten years of creation.
Cheikh Ndiaye - Hippocampus
2018
bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
First monograph, spanning ten years of work by Senegalese artist Sheikh Ndiaye. This volume focuses more specifically on his installation practice, in particular the artist's Hippocampus project. It also features a text by Mamadou Diouf and an interview with Ndiaye.
Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli - Towards the Altar of a God Unknown - Liberian Notes
2018
English edition
Humboldt Books - Artist's Travels
Federico Lodoli and Carlo Gabriele Tribbioli went twice in Liberia to carry out a study on the war. This publication gathers their travel memoirs, interviews with Liberian warlords and a photographic reportage.
Moyra Davey - Gold Dumps and Ant Hills
2017
English edition
Toupée
Shot in South Africa in 1992, Moyra Davey's Gold Dumps and Ant Hills is a series of black-and-white photographs of mounds left behind by two types of excavation—one human and one animal. For Davey, the pairings of gold dumps and ant hills “invite not only our imagined associations but, as South African landscapes, our received, politically charged associations as well.” The photographs are presented here in book form for the first time.