new releases
 
Liu Xiaodong - New England
bilingual edition (English / Chinese)
Nero
The volume New England brings together a series of portraits by Liu Xiaodong of homonymous subjects. The project represents the artist's search to portray a generation of young Chinese professionals who have moved to London to try and follow their dreams.
David Cayley - Silent Blocks
bilingual edition (English / French)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Silent Blocks considers two point of views on the Covid-19 pandemic and the way it is dealt by Western countries during the lockdowns of spring 2020. First, Myr Muratet's photographs in a silent Paris. Then, the thoughts of Canadian science journalist David Cayley, based on the work of philosopher Ivan Illich.
Gotico-Antiqua, Proto-Roman, Hybrid - 15th Century Types between Gothic and Roman
bilingual edition (English / French)
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
ENSAD Nancy (Nancy National School of Art and Design)
The first comprehensive and thorough scientific study of typographic typefaces created in Germany, Italy and France between 1459 and 1482, which are neither fully gothic nor roman.
Samy Rio - Futur-proof? - Ongoing research 2015-2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
Pli - Collection 01
An inventory of the research of the designer Samy Rio, which attempts to account for the rich and open process of his work towards a more sustainable design practice.
Jim Shaw - Paperback Covers
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
Monograph dedicated to Jim Shaw's “Paperback Covers” key series.
Marion Scemama - A Slow Boat To China
bilingual edition (English / French)
Is-Land
This publication brings together photographs taken by Marion Scemama during a trip through the American desert with David Wojnarowicz, shortly before his death. It features documents from Scemama's personal archives and notes from Wojnarowicz's diary, along with texts by Thibault Boulvain and Elisabeth Lebovici.
Edi Hila -
bilingual edition (English / Albanian)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
The first comprehensive monograph of the highly accomplished Albanian artist Edi Hila.
 Everything -
English edition
Humboldt Books
This collection presents the first five issues of Everything: reports on the studio of the same name led by Kersten Geers, Fabrizio Ballabio, Jelena Pancevac and Guido Tesio at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio.
Josef Albers - Messico 1935/1956
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Humboldt Books - Time Travel
Unpublished photographs taken by Josef Albers during his travels to Mexico with Anni in the 1930s and 50s.
Vincent Meessen - Blues Klair
bilingual edition (English / French)
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University
This book furthers the reflection that was given form in the exhibition Blues Klair, a site to test History in terms of the present. A series of essays probes the enduring presence of colonialism as well as of alliances and cultural crossovers across time and space through the filter of the colour blue.
François Lemieux - Going to, Making Do, Passing Just the Same
bilingual edition (English / French)
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University
In a series of essays the artist Edith Brunette and François Lemieux outline collectively a few proposals on the question of inhabiting as put forward from their multiple and tenuous attachements to the land.
Andrée Putman - Andrée Putman in San Sebastián - The Story of a Singular Project
bilingual edition (English / Spanish)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
One of Andrée Putman's latest home designs, from the plans, drawings, and pictures of an amazing apartment in San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain).
Kim Schoen - BARAGOUIN
English edition
X Artists' Books
A nonsense opera (artist's book).
FRANK
English edition
Torpedo
A book that documents/closes the Oslo-based queer-feminist plattform FRANK, with a rich contributions list and many illustrations.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Jeff Koons. Just kidding. It\'s a book of interviews with nine really great artists
bilingual edition (English / French)
Clinamen
Nine interviews with the artists exhibited in the Geneva art space Forde between 2018 and 2020.
Performing Human Rights - Contested Amnesia and Aesthetic Practices in the Global South
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
Aesthetic practices and human rights in the global south.
Esther Hoareau - Le soleil danse autour de nos têtes
bilingual edition (English / French)
Frac Réunion
By means of photographs, videos, installations and sound pieces, Esther Hoareau depicts phantasmagorical landscapes which nevertheless share certain appearances and appeal to a truly collective imagination (monograph).
Stéphanie Brossard -
bilingual edition (English / French)
Frac Réunion
Monographic catalogue based on the project specifically created by Stéphanie Brossard for her native island of La Réunion: a deconstruction of common narratives and a creolisation of forms and thoughts, in a poetic gesture made up of skilful appropriations and wild reimaginings.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - In a While or Two We Will Find the Tone - Essays and Proposals, Curatorial Concepts, and Critiques
English edition
Archive Books
This collection of writings from Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung presents, for the first time in one volume, essays and proposals edited anew.
Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung - The Delusions of Care
English edition
Archive Books
The misappropriated notion of care and the paths for its rehabilitation.
Stronger Than Bone - On Feminism(s)
English edition
Archive Books
Stronger than Bone draws upon the embodied strength, intuitive desires, and collective wisdom of feminists and non-binary protagonists to foreground the manifold dimensions of feminist politics and commitments.
Japanese Expanded Cinema and Intermedia - Critical Texts of the 1960s
English edition
Archive Books
A collection of commissionned translations of a selection of key texts about Intermedia and Expanded Cinema in Japan.
Med Hondo - On the Run - Perspectives on the Cinema of Med Hondo
English edition
Archive Books
A tribute.
Med Hondo - 1970—2018 - Interviews with Med Hondo
English edition
Archive Books
Seventeen interviews conducted with Med Hondo over a period of almost half a century, most of the interviews originally published in French were translated into English.
Julius Eastman - We Have Delivered Ourselves From the Tonal - Of, Towards, On, For Julius Eastman
English edition
Archive Books
A collection of essays, librettos, lyrics, memories, photos, personal anecdotes by musicians, visual artists, researchers and archivers that pays homage to the work and life of African-American composer, musician, performer, activist Julius Eastman.
Ultrasanity - On Madness, Sanitation, Antipsychiatry, and Resistance
English edition
Archive Books
A curatorial and research project that aims to move beyond insanity as the opposite of sanity, and imagine a space beyond what is understood as sane, i.e. ultrasanity—not a romanticization of madness or mental illness, but an effort to reconsider and challenge the notion of madness and the stigmas labelled on the so-called mad.
Whose Land Have I Lit on Now? - Contemplations on the Notions of Hospitality
English edition
Archive Books
A curatorial project about concepts of hospitality and the triggers of hostility in hospitality.
Why Call it Labor? - On Motherhood and Art Work
bilingual edition (English / Arabic)
Archive Books
Four essays and one conversation with contemporary artists and curators from different backgrounds and origins (Jerusalem, Lebanon, Kuwait, USA, Egypt) discussing their experience of becoming mothers as professionals in the arts, its reality and effects.
How Does The World Breathe Now? - Film as Witness, Archive, and Political Tool
English edition
Archive Books
How film may be a constructive tool to examine the state of the world and its cruelties, and how to form a more stable and supportive culture of film production and distribution.
Rehearsing Hospitalities - Companion 2
English edition
Archive Books
A series of essays and visual contributions critically reflecting on the current structures of knowledge within the art world.
Artforum - April 2021
English edition
Artforum
Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Florian Hecker, Félix Fénéon and anarchism, Jack Pierson...
Walter Grasskamp - The Angel Vanishes - Profiles in Postmodern Art
English edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
Four decades of incisive writing about contemporary art, fired by enthusiasm and scepticism alike, by the eminent German cultural critic and commentator Walter Grasskamp (essays on Joseph Beuys, Hans Haacke, Duane Hanson, Jörg Immendorff, Axel Kasseböhmer, Alex Katz, Anselm Kiefer, Per Kirkeby, Karin Kneffel, Eduardo Paolozzi, Sigmar Polke, Markus Raetz, Gerhard Richter, Sarkis, Aldo Walker, Ben Willikens).
William J. Simmons - Queer Formalism: The Return
English edition
Floating Opera Press
(last copies available!)
A new kind of queer art writing.
Giovanna Silva - Roma - Never Walk on Crowded Streets
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
The Milanese photographer and long-distance traveler captures the light (and visual contrasts) of Rome while walking through the city.
Orietta Lanzarini - The Living Museums - Franco Albini – BBPR – Lina Bo Bardi – Carlo Scarpa
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
An analysis of four museums by architectural historian Orietta Lanzarini, built between the 1940s and 1960s, and set up by four of the most groundbreaking Italian architects of the 20th century.
Isabelle Graw - Three Cases of Value Reflection - Ponge, Whitten, Banksy
English edition
Sternberg Press - Institut für Kunstkritik
In response to recent discussions about the value assigned to artworks, art critic and theorist Isabelle Graw introduces the term "value reflection", focusing on the artistic production of three individuals—Francis Ponge, Jack Whitten and Banksy.
Graham Harman - Artful Objects - Graham Harman on Art and the Business of Speculative Realism
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Can objects be traumatized? How does the commercial value of an art object relate to its aesthetic qualities? How do objects interact? These are some of the questions addressed by Graham Harman, the originator of object-oriented philosophy and a central figure of the Speculative Realism school of thought in contemporary philosophy.
Cybernetics of the Poor
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
The relationship between art and cybernetics and their intersections in the past and present.
(W)archives
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
Digital and data technologies are actively transforming the archives of contemporary warfare. Bringing together a range of scholarly perspectives and artistic practices, (W)archives investigates digital archiving as an integral technology of warfare and how artists respond to these changes.
Jenny Odell - Inhabiting the Negative Space
English edition
Sternberg Press - The Incidents
Artist and writer Jenny Odell speaks about the role of design and observation in a fully virtual commencement ceremony for Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Jesse Ash - Avoidance – Avoidance
English edition
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
The script for, and conversations around, artist Jesse Ash's multi-dimensional project built around a play about a bitter argument between two ex-lovers.
 Ho Tzu Nyen - G for Gong
bilingual edition (English / German)
Sternberg Press - Monographs and artists' books
G for Gong looks at the artistic practice of Singaporean video artist and theater director Ho Tzu Nyen. An extension of the artist's large-scale solo exhibition in 2019, this book not only explores Ho's distinctive artistic approach but also dives deeper into the themes of his work.
Ilona Németh - Eastern Sugar
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
This book takes as its starting point artist Ilona Németh's extensive research into the history of sugar production in Central Europe, from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century.
Wu Yi - The Sea as Mirror - Essayings in and against Philosophy as History
English edition
Diaphanes - Misceallenous
The deep political and moral ambiguity attributed to the maritimeelement in Western philosophical and literary imaginaries.
Mario Pfeifer - If you end up with the story you started with, then you’re not listening along the way
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Mario Pfeifer's most extensive monograph to date.
Cold Revolution - Central and Eastern European Societies in Times of Socialist Realism, 1948-1959
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
Socialist realism and the relationship between the visual culture of the 1950s and the geopolitical "climate" of the time.
Erling Kagge - Walking - Movements North of Bolzano
trilingual edition (English / German / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
The intersection of walking and collecting.
Pamela Rosenkranz - Alien Culture
bilingual edition (English / German)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
New monograph.
Things We Do Together - The Post-Reader
English edition
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A collection of essays and honest conversations with practitioners around collaborative practices, at the intersection of art, education, and activism.
Jacopo Benassi - FAGS
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
A photo book by Jacopo Benassi that brings together images in which the artist portrays and documents his own intimacy over a 25-year period, from the day he announced his homosexuality: a human journey comprising meetings that have left an indelible sign on his personal story as an artist. 
Protext! (2 volumes)
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
The possible role of weaving as a transgressive practice, as a weapon of protest and sabotage.
Sara Enrico - The Jumpsuit Theme
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
The series of works developed by Sara Enrico around the concept of the textile jumpsuit.
Rä di Martino - Afterall (A Space Mambo)
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Nero
Publication based on the eponymous futuristic / dystopian project of the Italian artist and film-maker.
Micol Assaël - Λ (Lambda)
English edition
Nero
Λ (Lambda) is an artist book by Micol Assaël which collects a series of 72 drawings made by the artist starting in 2011 as a reflection on light.
Brian Alkire - The Last Mask - Hamann\'s Theater of the Grotesque
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
A philological and theoretical rereading of the late work of Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788).
Davide Giuriato - Infinitely Determinable - Children and Childhood in Modern Literature
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
Children and childhood in modern literature.
Faire – To look at things - Volume 08 (#27, 28, 29, 30)
bilingual edition (English / French)
Faire
Empire - Faire magazine – To look at things
Issues 27 to 30 of the critical review dedicated to graphic design.
Christian Marclay - Index
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
This publication brings together the source material that has informed Marclay's visual practice over the past few years. It gathers nearly 600 black & white Xeroxes of found image collages compiled with the help of graphic designer Laurent Benner.
 Manon - Feathers
English edition
Edition Patrick Frey
Feathers presents a collection of notes written by the Swiss artist during the conception of an aborted documentary in 2005. Taking the shape of a diary, it offers a unique gateway into Manon's daily life, interweaving memories and reflections on her artistic practice.
Flash Art - Spring 2021
English edition
Flash Art
Flash Art - Flash Art International (magazine)
Helen Marten, Carl Craig, Anne Imhof, Julie Mehretu, Kaspar Müller, Promising Young Woman, Hito Steyerl, Telfar, Grace Wales Bonner...
Pierre Soulages - Outrenoir
bilingual edition (English / French)
Perrotin
A series of “Outrenoirs” produced by Pierre Soulages between 1986 and 2018.
Ceija Stojka - The Paper is Patient
English edition
Paraguay Press
The work of Ceija Stojka (1933-2013) is considered today an invaluable testimony on the deportation and the holocaust of the Romani people during the Second World War. For the very first time, this publication considers equal to her graphic work the notes she wrote on the back of her drawings and paintings.
Kara Walker - A Black Hole Is Everything a Star Longs to Be
English edition
JRP|Editions - Monographs
The drawing practice of Kara Walker.
Liz Craft - New York & Beyond - 2017-2019
English edition
CEC (Centre d'édition contemporaine)
A selection of recently exhibited works of the Californian artist.
Anne Dressen - Fluidités
bilingual edition (English / French)
CEC (Centre d'édition contemporaine)
Anne Dressen talks about her curatorial practice (and more broadly about the world in which it takes place); Nick Mauss, with whom the curator exchanges regularly, intervenes in her text, by insertions and echoes.
Clubbing - Hubert
bilingual edition (English / French)
Cura. - Cura.books
Issue dedicated to the iconic Parisian club Les Bains Douches.
Rejected - Designs for the European Flag
trilingual edition (English / German / French)
Wirklichkeit Books
All flag designs proposals rejected by the Council of Europe until 1955, published for the first time, with a text by German-French artist and writer Marie Rotkopf, who tackles the EU's neoliberal political cynicism and Germany's expansion of power with biting irony.
Natasha Barrett - Souvenirs cachés / Innermost (vinyl LP)
Persistence of Sound
A split LP from two leading voices in electroacoustic music.
Olaf Nicolai - ( !? x : ..? X!
Florence Loewy
A poem written by the artist for the space of the book composed only of punctuation marks.
Félicia Atkinson - Echo (vinyl LP)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Newly remastered by Rashad Becker for this vinyl edition, “Echo” finds Félicia Atkinson synching her feelings into a watercolour suite of solo keys, voice and field recordings, unfurling 40 minutes of new breathtaking music.
Mads Emil Nielsen - PM016 (vinyl LP)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
The 2020 remaster & vinyl reissue of PM016 by Danish musician Mads Emil Nielsen, re-mastered and cut by Kassian Troyer, with cover artwork by visual artist Dane Patterson.
Kassel Jaeger - MMXX-13: Vol Sombre (vinyl EP)
Matière Mémoire
A subtle expanse of delicate ambiences and long tones, meticulously constructed into an immersive sonorous world.
Max Eilbacher - Forma / Metabolist Meter (Foster, Cottin, Caetani and a Fly) (vinyl LP)
Portraits GRM
Two pieces that evolve with grace and inspiration in the vast domain of the sound world, each with their own agenda.
 Hematic Sunsets - Aroma Club Adieu (2 vinyl LP)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
Asmus Tietchens' Hematic Sunsets shut down the Aroma Club with a final release. The album "Aroma Club Adieu" features 12 exquisite pieces of death lounge electronic pop performed on electronic organs and entertainment devices of various kinds.
Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Love Is A Stream (vinyl LP)
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
10 year anniversary edition of Jefre Cantu-Ledesma's landmark album originally released in 2010 on TYPE records, remastered by Stephan Mathieu.
Ekkehard Ehlers - Heroin (2 vinyl LP)
Keplar
First vinyl release of the classic album of 2001, remastered by Stephan Mathieu.
Julius Eastman - Femenine - Performed by ensemble 0  (CD)
Sub Rosa
Julius Eastman's major yet long-forgotten ensemble piece from 1974, dense and hypnotic, played by Ensemble 0.
Hans Op de Beeck - Staging Silence - Original Film Soundtracks (2 vinyl LP)
Sub Rosa
An exquisite study in dreamlike abstract ambience, a kaleidoscope of sounds and tones that engage the head and the heart.
Sven-Åke Johansson - Night Music - First recordings (vinyl LP + 2 CD)
Edition Telemark
"Night Music" unearthes Sven-Åke Johansson's very first recordings from 1964—made with his Tandberg tape recorder in the Kronenburg Bar, a dive bar in the red-light district in Münster/Westfalen (West Germany). There he performed jazz versions of popular songs and standards with Uwe Wegner (piano) and Gerold Flasse (double bass), sometimes joined by Dutch singer Jenny Gordee. Young Udo Lindenberg was a frequent guest at the Kronenburg Bar
Philip Corner - Deutsche Bundesbahn (vinyl LP)
Edition Telemark
Two previously unreleased recordings from Philip Corner's "Gong/Ear" series of works. Side A was recorded on a South German night train ride in 1990, side B in the Alps in 1994.
Kparr Dirè - Balafon Music from Lobi Country (vinyl LP + DVD)
Edition Telemark
LP plus DVD with full-length movie (125 minutes) of Balafon music of the Lobi people, recorded in and around Gaoua, Burkina Faso, on a two-week journey in June 2014, by Dirk Dresselhaus (alias Schneider TM), Julian Kamphausen and Arved Schultze. Packaged in a full-colour gatefold sleeve with DVD tray, with numerous photos and an extensive interview with Dresselhaus.
John Tilbury - Contre-Courbes (2 CD)
Akousis Records
Two improvised concerts where are woven between the piano and the saxophone subtle games of harmonic textures, appearances of differential sounds, resonances and sometimes some more noisy sequences.
Persona Everyware
texts in English and French
What You See Is What You Hear (Volume) - Books, editions & records
Through a set of artistic proposals and a fictional conversation, this publication explores the ways in which individual and collective identities manifest and reconfigure themselves in the digital age and the health crisis.
David Graeber - L\'anarchie – pour ainsi dire - Conversations avec Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky et Assia Turquier-Zauberman
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
Hans Ulrich Obrist - Brève histoire des musiques actuelles
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Documents
JRP|Editions - Documents (co-edition Les presses du réel)
An anthology.
Walter Benjamin - Sonnette / Sonnets
bilingual edition (German / French)
Walden n
The seventy-three sonnets, unpublished in French, written by Walter Benjamin in memory of his friend Fritz Heinle, a poet who committed suicide at the age of 19, in despair or in protest against the advance of the First World War (bilingual edition).
Marius Loris Rodionoff - Procès-verbaux
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
This poetic document is based on the archives of the personal procedure files of a military court in Algeria between 1954 and 1963. These files are exempt archives that the author, also a historian, was one of the first to consult. In line with objectivist literature, this book gives one the opportunity to read the words of French justice in Algeria.
A.C. Hello - Koma Kapital
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Koma Kapital speaks of the violence of our society and the world of work on our individualities, and their ability to either shape us, or destroy us.
Gabriele Belletti - Objet et sujet dans les miroirs de la poésie
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
A singular analysis of Italian poetic modernity and its relationship to reality, by the poet and theorist Gabriele Belletti.
Elisabeth Lebovici - Ce que le sida m\'a fait - Art et activisme à la fin du XXe siècle
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
A both intimate and political account of the links between artistic practices and activism during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s in France and the United States—featuring monographic texts, interviews, and thematic essays.
Art contemporain africain - Histoire(s) d\'une notion par celles et ceux qui l’ont faite
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
A polyphonic genealogy of the concept of contemporary African art.
Empavillonner
French edition
Athom
An analysis of the exhibition pavilions (universal exhibitions and bienniales) from the point of view of their architecture, crossing the contributions of designers and architects, historians, philosophers and aestheticians.
Carlos Martí Arís - Les variations de l\'identité - Le type en architecture
French edition
Cosa Mentale - Essays
First French translation of the seminal essay on type in architecture by Spanish architect Carlos Martí Arís.
Brian Massumi - Ontopouvoir - Guerre, pouvoir, perception
French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory – Drama
An original theory of power based on a dense and insightful inquiry into the consequences of the "Global War on Terror" and the security state, up to the imposition of neoliberal logic and the overflowing of the media made viral.
Erin Manning - Pensée en acte - Vingt propositions pour la recherche-création
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
20 proposals for the intersection of artistic practice and research in academic milieu.
Xavier Douroux - L\'art sans le capitalisme
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
A new model of action to invent new modes of art production and exchange by establishing a direct dialogue between the artist, the citizen-commissioner and the cultural mediator, outside the museum and apart from the art market (available in English edition).
Michael Marder - La pensée végétale - Une philosophie de la vie des plantes
French edition
Les presses du réel – Theory – Miscellaneous
Vegetal life at the forefront of philosophical thought.
Eric Vautrin - Le cinquième mur - Formes scéniques contemporaines & nouvelles théâtralités
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
A collection of interviews and studies of performances that constitutes a crossing of the contemporary theatrical and choreographic landscape, re-examining the critical and theoretical tools that allow us to apprehend and think about current scenic forms.
Francesca Zappia - Les Flâneuses - Copies, appropriations, citations dans la collection du Centre national des arts plastiques
French edition
Shelter Press - Books
Copies, appropriations, quotations in the collections of the Centre national des arts plastiques
Michel Henritzi - Micro Japon
French edition
Lenka lente
Michel Henritzi's collection of interviews provides a rich portrait of the experimental music scene in Japan.
Revue & Corrigée
French edition
Revue & Corrigée
Souffle Continu Records; interviews with François Bonnet / Kassel Jaeger, Yann Gourdon, Satoko Fujii, Hans Reichel, Christophe Guérin; Lelio Giannetto; books and records reviews; contemporary Arabic poetry: Carol Sansour by Henri-Jules Julien...
Politiques de la distraction
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Labex / ArTeC
A collective and transdisciplinary reflection on the notion of distraction, thought both as the stigma of our societies and as its antidote.
Valentin Husson - L\'Écologique de l’Histoire
French edition
Diaphanes - Anarchies
Valentin Husson overturns the traditional hierarchy between being and having, rehabilitating the latter as an ecological imperative, in order to rethink our relationship to the environment, in an innovative re-reading of the history of philosophy.
Alessandro de Francesco - Pour une théorie non dualiste de la poésie (1960-1989)
French edition
Mix
A comparative analysis of the poetic creation of the second half of the 20th century, under the aegis of the notion of non-dualism, redefining the epistemologies of action peculiar to the poetry of the 1960-80s but also, in perspective, of the extreme contemporary.
Alexis Nouss - Droit d\'exil - Pour une politisation de la question migratoire – précédé de Covidexil
French edition
Mix
A manifesto for the right of exile: the foreigner is the future of the citizen.
Neil McWilliam - L\'esthétique de la réaction - Tradition, foi, identité et l\'art français (1900-1914)
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A study that explores the complex relationship between nationalism, traditionalism and the critique of modern culture in France in the decades preceding the First World War.
Lucia Piccioni - Art et fascisme - Peindre l\'italianité (1922-1943)
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A reconstruction of the vast network of images and texts that give shape to Italian fascist totalitarianism.
Thierry Fontaine - A-t-on déjà vu un nomade pressé ? - Évolution, hasard, hybridation, métissage
French edition
Dis Voir - Visual Arts – Encounters
An encounter between Gilles Clément, botanist, landscape gardener and writer, and Thierry Fontaine, photographer, both globetrotters and fascinated by the evolution of living things and mutant landscapes.
Martin Cothren - Tu sais où je suis et je sais où tu es
French edition
Dis Voir - Visual Arts – Encounters
The encounter between international artist Gary Hill and Martin Cothren, an Amerindian fisherman from the Yakama reserve, thrown in prison and died homeless shortly after his release: conceived by Gary Hill, this singular book alternates the story of their common history over twenty years, touching and tragic (an opportunity for Hill to look back on his own trajectory) and Cothren's letters, interspersed with his extraordinary naive drawings.
Raoul Ruiz - Un aviateur de neuf ans
French edition
Dis Voir - Cinema – Fictions
An unpublished tale by Raoul Ruiz.
Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance -
French edition
Dis Voir - Design
First monograph on French designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, whose practice, deeply rooted in natural forms and fine craftsmanship, ranges from objects or furniture design to architecture working for majors industry leaders, as well as many private projects.
Paul-Armand Gette - Dessins supendus
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Al Dante
Al Dante - Contemporary Art
A project by Paul-Armand Gette around the censorship of the Diane Chasseresse by the artist Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828), whose sex considered too naturalistic was plugged up and filled with bronze rods and then hammered in 1829 when it entered the national collections.
Marcel Alocco - Origine Nice
French edition
Enseigne des Oudin
The first “Cahier Enseigne des Oudin” (Enseigne des Oudin's booklet) highlights three periods of Marcel Alocco's work in two volumes, emphasizing the scale of a mythological tale printed in every image the artist and poet has offered over a fifty-year period, through his Patchwork Painting and the ornamented unweaving on the canvas surface.
Marcel Alocco - Au présent dans le texte & Cinq Rhapsodies
French edition
Enseigne des Oudin
The writings of the artist Marcel Alocco, painter, writer and poet, presented in the chronological order of their writing, from 1963 to 2001.
Offrir des fleurs
French edition
Pli
The consideration of flowers as an object of contemporary design (a curatorial exploration).
Abigail Lang - La conversation transatlantique - Les échanges franco-américains en poésie depuis 1968
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
The fertile exchanges between French and American poetry since 1968.
Liliane Giraudon - Sade épouse Sade
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
An essay on the love relationship between Sade and Renée Pélagie, his wife, followed by an anthology of letters from Sade to Renée Pélagie.
Amandine André - Anatomique comme
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
From Pantin to Paris-North Station, via "somewhere in Latin America": an implosive writing for a mapping of violence. Both a poetic document and a choreographer's notebook.
Alain Frontier - Du mauvais père
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
Fabienne Létang - Chambre froide
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Al Dante
Al Dante - Poetry & Literature
A series of photographic performances by Fabienne Létang, confined to her studio, with texts by Liliane Giraudon, Amandine André and A.C. Hello.
Soldes
French edition
Soldes Almanac
An illustrated almanac on arts, science, and society, dedicated to the wise men and the fools.
Lucien Jean - En herbe / In Virus Times (livre + CD)
French edition
Lenka lente
Two short stories by Lucien Jean (1870-1908), accompanied by a mini CD slipped into the book: an unpublished atmospheric piece, recorded for the occasion, by Lee Ranaldo.
Anne Van der Linden - Amour vache
French edition
Eretic-art
A retrospective of Anne Van der Linden's paintings and drawings from 2015 to 2020.
Philippe Thomas - L\'agence
French edition
MAMCO - Monographs
The first systematic and exhaustive study of the company named Readymades belong to everyone® with which Philippe Thomas radically questioned the author's figure.
Martin Kippenberger - MOMAS Project
French edition
MAMCO - Monographs
The first study of all the archives and documents relating to the artist's museum created by Martin Kippenberger.
Sylvie Fleury - Bedroom Ensemble II
French edition
MAMCO - Monographs
A complete study of Sylvie Fleury's installation, a tribute to Claes Oldenburg.
Jean Widmer - Une traversée
French edition
EnsAD Paris (French National School for Decorative Arts)
Emma Kunz - Penta
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Nieves
A selection of works on paper by Swiss visionary outsider artist and healer Emma Kunz (1892-1963), close to geometric abstraction.
Jean-Louis Costes - Nazicon
French edition
Eretic-art
Delirious comic strip by Costes about coronavirus and containment. Two original color drawings pasted in the book, signed and numbered by the author.
Chloé Mathiez - Guerriers amoureux
French edition
Eretic-art
The comic strip adapted from the eponymous novel by Costes.
Jean-François Bory - FREEING (Our Bodies) - Numéro spécial Jean-François Bory
French edition
miscellaneous
Issue dedicated to the work of Jean-François Bory.
Jean-Pierre Bobillot - Rimbaud, Thiers, Pétain & après
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Misceallenous
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
An essay on the political dimension of Rimbaldian poetry.
Jacques Halbert - Autoportrait
French edition
Art centers, museums, galleries & varia
A number of more or less benevolent considerations on the work of Jacques Halbert.
Octave Mirbeau - Un homme sensible / Pièce pour Un homme sensible (+ CD)
French edition
Lenka lente
In Un homme sensible, Octave Mirbeau tells the story of a murderer who, in the name of world harmony, is determined to rid the world of "all organisms unfit for a strong and harmonious life". This inspired Nurse With Wound, which, as an illustration, gives us here a new piece of unpublished music.
Maxine Gordon - Dexter Gordon - Sophisticated Giant
French edition
Lenka lente
Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of modern jazz. In a context of biography, history, and memoir, Maxine Gordon has completed the book that her late husband began, weaving his "solo" turns with her voice and a chorus of voices from past and present.
Ahmed Bouanani - La Septième Porte - Une histoire du cinéma au Maroc de 1907 à 1986
French edition
Kulte Editions
Ahmed Bouanani's book on the history of Moroccan cinema from 1907 to 1986, published for the first time 33 years after it was written: a hybrid text with prodigious inspiration.
Olivier Mosset -
French edition
MAMCO - Monographs
An extensive overview of Olivier Mosset's six-decade painting practice.
Identités du transitoire
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
ENSAD Nancy (Nancy National School of Art and Design)
The dimension of the transitory in the fields of architecture, urbanism and design, as a new horizon of thought and action concerning all aspects of urban life, in its economic and ecological complexity.
Couleur et soin
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
ENSAD Nancy (Nancy National School of Art and Design)
For the past ten years or so, several hospitals, art and design schools, social science researchers and design agencies have been mobilizing around the notion of care, a concept derived from American féminist philosophy. This publication aims to explore the place of color in this concept of care.
Faire, faire faire, ne pas faire - Entretiens sur la production de l’art contemporain
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
HEAD (Geneva University of Art and Design)
This book examines the modes of execution in contemporary art from the viewpoint of production, by means of a series of eighteen interviews. It presents a plural and polyphonic thinking, bringing together the words of different participants concerned with the realisation of artworks and several generations of artists.
Exercice(s) d\'architecture
French edition
Exercice(s) d'architecture
ENSAB (Brittany National College of Architecture) - Exercice(s) d'architecture
The ninth issue of the journal of the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Bretagne proposes to update the debate on the autonomy of architecture.
Art et mathématiques - Modélisations mathématiques et transformations artistiques des données du réel
French edition
Jannink - Wide Open
Since 2015, Yann Toma and Antoine Mandel have been bringing artists and mathematicians together at the Sorbonne. From these encounters between the two extremes of the conceptual were born the texts presented here which highlight new forms of creation, representation and action on the real.
Vikhi Vahavek - Biographie d\'une artiste très professionnelle
French edition
Les commissaires anonymes
This biography of a fictitious artist constitutes a critical analysis of the professionalization of arts education as well as a support for reflection in favor of the socio-economic responsibilities of artistic practices.
Benoît Toqué - Habiter Outre
French edition
Supernova - Books
A collection of narrative texts articulated around the narrowness of a Parisian dwelling and the daily life of its occupant.
Pierre Escot - Spermogramme
French edition
Supernova - Books
The first book written by Pierre Escot at the beginning of the 1980s, never published before, intertwines several stories in poetic and narrative fragments.
Antonin Veyrac - Basalte et Javel
French edition
Supernova - Books
Collection of poems influenced by experimental poetry (Tarkos, Pennequin, Quintane...).
Jure-moi de jouer - Galerie Chantal Crousel
French edition
Is-Land
Published on the occasion of the forty-year anniversary of Chantal Crousel Gallery, this extensive publication (more than 700 pages) traces the history of the gallery, a major actor on the contemporary art scene, in France and abroad.
Jean-Paul Fourmentraux - antiDATA – La désobéissance numérique - Art et hacktivisme technocritique
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Perceptions
An analysis of the technocritical acts and strategies by artists, hackers and activists in the (post-)digital age.
Emmanuel Hocquard - La poésie mode d\'emploi
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
This volume focuses on all of Emmanuel Hocquard's activities, in order to highlight his importance, and to situate him in a history of contemporary poetry in which he was one of the main protagonists.
Alessandro Bosetti - Thèses/Voix
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
A collection of texts by Alessandro Bosetti, between theory, poetry and score, all of which breathe in concert with a series of sound projects and often focus on the voice from different angles and perspectives.
Anne Bénichou - Rejouer le vivant - Les reenactments, des pratiques culturelles et artistiques (in)actuelles
French edition
Les presses du réel – Dance & Performing Arts – Miscellaneous
Emmanuel Pernoud - Le serviteur inspiré - Portrait de l\'artiste en travailleur de l\'ombre
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An investigation into artistic reproduction and the role of the engravers in the shadows who made prints signed by others, questioning the relationships of domination and subordination in creation.
Brigitte Gilardet - Paroles de commissaires - Histoires. Institutions. Pratiques
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
A survey of the history of temporary exhibitions in France, through a series of interviews with 38 curators.
David Lemaire - Les hauteurs difficiles - La peinture religieuse d\'Eugène Delacroix
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
Why does a painter like Delacroix paint so many religious subjects?
Hervé Bauer - Manière noire
French edition
Hippocampe - Books
Each of the stories that make up this collection of narratives has as its starting point a phrase that must be taken literally, in its literal sense. The writing then develops its poetic and imaginary potentialities.
Frédéric Bruly Bouabré - Paris la Consciencieuse : Paris la Guideuse du monde
French edition
Empire - Books
The unpublished story, reproduced in facsimile, of the journey to Paris of Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (1923-2014), Ivorian poet and artist, "prophet", creator and inventor of the Bété alphabet, who writes a "report" of his encounter with the Western world on his return from the opening of the mythical exhibition "Magiciens de la Terre".
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