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Terminal Boredom

The first English-language publication of the work of Izumi Suzuki, a legend of Japanese science fiction and a countercultural icon.


Culture Strike

A leading activist museum director explains why museums are at the center of a political storm and how they can be reimagined


BOYLAN, Alexis L.; DUANE, Anna Mae; GILL, Michael; GURR, Barbara
Furious Feminisms

While both fans and foes point to Mad Max: Fury Road’s feminist credentials, Furious Feminisms asks:…

BRATTON, Benjamin H. (ed.)
The Revenge of the real

COVID-19 exposed the pre-existing conditions of the current global crisis. Many Western states failed to protect their populations, while others were able to suppress the virus only with sweeping social restrictions. In…

GANANCIA, Mathilde
Bilan de parcours

Dans l’écriture de Mathilde Ganancia…

‘Tense’ is a never-realised publication, written and composed by Lucy Lippard and Jerry Kearns in 1984, that has only now has been released in a very limited run. The book accompanies their exhibition ‘Top…
SPÉ, Philippe
La Facade

Thousand of faces, people, monsters or famous peeps drawn by Philippe Spé.


MCKAY, Claude
Romance in Marseille

Romance in Marseille a patienté près de 90 ans avant de trouver un éditeur. Écrit en 1932 à Tanger, le roman nous plonge,…


Mona et Pauli ont survécu à d’étranges et immenses inondations. Elles vivent et s’aiment à Tabor, un nouveau monde bricolé et agreste. Mais de mystérieux visiteurs, sorciers ou fonctionnaires, viennent en troubler l’équilibre,…

Sterling, Karat, Gold

Sterling is arrested one morning without having done anything wrong. Plunged into a terrifying and nonsensical world, Sterling – with the help of their three best friends – must defy bullfighters, football players and…

Art Sex Music

"Please note: This book contains explicit imagery. Limited editions will be in a slipcase, then wrapped and sealed in brown paper."

[publisher's note]

KUMPF, Lawrence Kump; BUCCIERO, Joe (eds.)
Blank form #7: The Cowboy’s Dreams of Home

The Cowboy’s Dreams of Home, the seventh Blank Forms anthology, takes its name from a psychedelic Wild West reverie of Texan singer-songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen. This volume privileges new texts including…

Let the record show. A political history of Act Up New York, 1987-1993

In just six years, ACT UP, New York, a broad and unlikely coalition of activists from all races, genders, sexualities, and backgrounds, changed the world. Armed with rancor, desperation, intelligence, and creativity, it…

Parle comme un homme et autres textes

Une adolescente tombe amoureuse d’une IA. Une femme est sauvée par une sororité cachée. Une chanteuse a d’inquiétantes visions du futur. Une femme combat le cancer…
Les nouvelles de Nisi Shawl, figure de l’afro-féminisme,…

The Soul of a Nation Reader. Writings by and about Black American Artists, 1960–1980

A comprehensive compendium of artists and writers confronting questions of Black identity, activism and social responsibility in the age of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers, based on the landmark traveling exhibition What…

JAFA, Arthur; RYDAL JØRGENSEN, Lærke (ed.); USSING SEEBERG, Mathias (ed.)
Arthur Jafa. MAGNUMB

Though he has worked in film and music for decades, American video artist Arthur Jafa only garnered acclaim in the art world in 2016 for his video work Love is the Message, the Message is Death. Composed of found…

Shelter Cookbook

American publisher and DIY architect Lloyd Kahn made a name for himself in the 1970s with publications on the self-build movement. As an eclectic meta-manual, Shelter Cookbook explores the content of these now iconic publications…

PORTER, Charlie
What Artists Wear

I'm a mess. The cream sweater I'm wearing right now has so many stains and I have no memory of what caused them. I'm guessing coffee. There's a hole in the seam at the armpit that I've darned but the hole won.

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig (ed)
Martin Kippenberger. Metro-Net

In the early 1990s, Martin Kippenberger developed the idea of a global underground network: METRO-Net. Although it is one of the artist’s most fascinating projects, his premature death in 1997 meant that it could only…


What can be carried over
From the sensation of groundlessness
To the laws of light reflection?
Is it the same groundlessness
on a plane of momentary outlines…

PETIT, Elodie; LE LOUVIER, Marguerin
Anthologie Douteuses (2010–2020)

A NOUVEAU DISPONIBLE ε>ε>ε=ε=ε=ε=┌(; ̄◇ ̄)┘
Élodie Petit et Marguerin Le Louvier écrivent des poèmes brûlants, sexuels, politiques et les autoéditent depuis leurs chambres sous la bannière commune des Éditions Douteuses.…

We are not where we need to be but, we ain’t where we were

WAGES FOR WAGES AGAINST lance le premier volume d’une série de publications. Son objectif est de questionner les logiques néo-libérales qui sous-tendent les milieux de l’art contemporain et de mettre en pratique différentes…

Yuji Agematsu. Four Seasons

Four Seasons is a unique artist book presenting Yuji Agematsu’s renowned zips, miniature sculptures comprised of reanimated urban detritus collected by Agematsu on daily walks in New York City and encased within…

DUSAPIN, Alice; PIALOUX, Alice; PINTEAUX, Baptiste; LABORDE, Martin (eds.)
Octopus notes #10

WOW ! Le Octopus nouveau est arrivé // This already legendary state-of-the-arts bilingual (en-fr) publication is everything you need to carry around this summer.

Avec & Autour de / With & About : Sara de Chiara,…

KUMPF, Lawrence (ed.)
Blank Forms #6: Organic Music Societies

Avant-garde jazz trumpeter Don Cherry and textile artist Moki Cherry (née Karlsson) met in Sweden in the late sixties. They began to live and perform together, dubbing their mix of communal art, social and environmentalist…

The Cheerful Scapegoat

If I knew what the snow fell on, I could triumph over the current political regime, which has its own perverse style of landing on surfaces; this regime falls on my body with the ambiguous force of a milkshake spilling…

FISCHLI, Fredi; OLSEN, Niels; JASPER, Adam (eds.)
Retail Apocalypse

Shopping is history, in both senses of the word. As shopping shifts online and the COVID-19 pandemic transforms our perception of social contact, retail is facing its own version of the end of days. The arsenal of commercial…

Gut Feelings

Gut Feelings est une comédie musicale chantée et jouée par des bactéries géantes. En référence aux communautés lesbiennes séparatistes et plus particulièrement à leur capacité à créer d’autres formes et modes…

Ottinger, Ulrike
Madame X – Eine absolute Herrscherin

Madame X, the cruelest and most successful pirate of the Far Eastern seas, puts out a call to all women seeking a world full of gold, love, and adventure to join her crew and become marauders on the high seas. But even…

Gufo (ed.)
HOOT#1 Fanny Lallart

Dans ce numéro, nous avons échangé et discuté des pratiques de Fanny Lallart, de la revue SHOW, d'autonomie, de visibilité, de feinte, d'amitié, d'écriture et de travail. Gufo a rencontré Fanny après qu’elle ait déposé…

BUETI, Federica; ALAMPI, Antonia; SOH BEJENG NDIKUNG, Bonaventure (eds)
We Have Delivered Ourselves From the Tonal – Of, Towards, On, For Julius Eastman

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,…

The Law of Large Numbers

Why am I here in this city? Thousands of miles from San Francisco. Do we have enough food? Water? Books? Living in a zombie movie is banal. What a slog till we get to the other thing. Where are we going? Why can’t…

GRAW, Isabelle; HAUSLADEN, Katharina; KOETHER, Jutta; LIPINSKY DE ORLOV, Genevieve (eds.)
Texte Zur Kunst 31/122 Figuration

This June issue of Texte zur Kunst undertakes a wide-ranging inquiry into the figurative in art. The human body, and the figure more generally, is undoubtedly among the most widely depicted subjects in the history…

BASAR, Shumon; COUPLAND, Douglas; OBRIST, Hans Ulrich
The Extreme Self

“If you’re wondering why the inside of your head feels so strange these days, this book has the answers.” [!?]

The Extreme Self is a new kind of graphic novel that shows how you’ve been morphing into something…

Friction. Délires et faux-semblants de la globalité

Friction : que se passe-t-il dans les « zones-frontières » où se développe une économie sauvage, ravageant les ressources, les plantes, les animaux, les forêts et les cultures humaines ? Où aucun droit ne limite plus la…

Tuesday's Child - Volume 1, 1969

Tuesday’s Child was a short-lived “ecumenical, educational newspaper for the Los Angeles occult underground” published in Hollywood between November 1969 and April 1970. While perhaps not as successful or well-known as…

DELANY, Samuel
Big Joe

A chance encounter with two older fellows at the movie theater has the young vagabond Ligie on his way to Lot-8, a trailer park down the road with an unconventional local reputation. There, Ligie meets Big Joe and his…

The Nancy Reagan Collection

The Nancy Reagan Collection is a response to growing up queer and trans under the rise of HIV-AIDS. Crossing genres and generations, this performance novel remixes the AIDS archive through an ever-spiraling politics…

The rhyme of the ag-ed mariness

This book gathers all the poems written by Lynn Lonidier (1937-1993) between her last book and her death. Lynn Lonidier was a streetwise, visionary poet whose idiom was a jazzy American English with San Francisco Mission-district…

SIGO, Cedar
Guard the Mysteries

A compendium of five talks presented by poet Cedar Sigo for the Bagley Wright Lecture Series. Retracing the ways in which he first encountered the realm of poetry, Sigo plumbs the particulars of modern critique, identity…

A Poetics of the Press

“Part of the reason for being involved in poetry, part of the reason for starting journals, part of the reason for starting presses, part of the reason for talking to you sitting on this bench right now, is all about building…

LEE, Kyoo Lee (ed.)
Queenzenglish.mp3: poetry | philosophy | performativity

“Although this anthology is a literary poetic volume, written by a great many hands, it is built and seems to want to function like a grammar or a manual for the sociolinguistic study of a region with topical testimonies…

Olivia on the Record

The burgeoning lesbian and feminist movements of the '70s and '80s created an impetus to form more independent and equitable social and cultural institutions—bookstores, publishers, health clinics, and more—to support…

AZIMI, Negar; MALAKOOTI, Tiffany, C. VAZQUEZ, Michael (eds.)
Reza Abdoh

Over a brief, twelve-year career, the Iranian director and playwright Reza Abdoh broke all of the conventions of American theater, pushing actors and audiences past their limits to create hallucinatory, at times nightmarish,…

JOPECK, Baptiste; RIGAL, Pauline (eds.)
Les saisons #3

Les écrits que la revue Les saisons collecte naissent dans un espace de coalescence entre les mots et les images : le paysage masculin de l’histoire que Lis Rhodes rouvre à son appropriation irréductible, l’acuité…

QUINTANE, Nathalie
J’adore apprendre plein de choses

"J'adore apprendre plein de choses" est un livre qui mêle des anecdotes, des idées, des mémoires, des critiques concernant l'éducation nationale. La forme varie d'un chapitre à l'autre. Le texte est très rythmé, l'ensemble…

How to Mend: Motherhood and Its Ghosts

In How to Mend: On Motherhood and its Ghosts, Iman Mersal navigates a long and winding road, from the only surviving picture of the author has with her mother, to a deep search through what memory, photography,…

En Chine avec Green Day ?!!

Aaron Cometbus, auteur phare de la scène underground, est connu pour être resté fidèle à son éthique punk et son approche do it yourself. Lorsque Green Day l’invite sur leur tournée asiatique, ce sont deux styles…

HEUGUET, Guillaume,; MENU, Etienne (eds.)
TRAP. Rap Drogue Argent Survie
La trap est autant célébrée que stigmatisée et criminalisée. Elle évoque le rap obsessionnel d’artistes comme T.I., Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Young Thug ou Future, les planques d’Atlanta et la prison, les succès français…
WIILLIAMS, Christopher; OLSEN, Niels (ed.); FISCHLI, Fredi (ed.)
Stage Play

Another printed masterpiece by Christopher Williams, in the form of four slim books in a slip case, Stage Play focuses on Williams’ eponymous theatrical work, first presented in 2017…

PFEFFER, Susanne (ed.)
Tetsumi Kudo. Retrospective

Tetsumi <3 Kudo
Tetsumi <3 Kudo
Bottled humanism, colored neon contaminations, tattered flaps of skin, and limp penises bring humanist self-assurance crashing to the ground. What appears as poison or chemical…

WANG, Jackie
The Sunflower Cast A Spell To Save Us From The Void

¡Poetry by the author of Carceral Capitalism
The poems in The Sunflower Cast A Spell To Save Us From The Void read like dispatches from the dream world, with Jackie Wang acting as our trusted comrade…

Deep Listening. A Composer’s Sound Practice

Deep Listening: A Composer's Sound Practice offers an exciting guide to ways of listening and sounding. This book provides unique insights and perspectives for artists, students, teachers, mediators and anyone…

JOHNSON, Ray; HASKELL, Caitlin (ed.); CARTER, Jordan (ed.)
Ray Johnson Are the Funniest Artist

Ray Johnson (1927–1995) was a renowned maker of meticulous collages whose works influenced movements including Pop Art, Fluxus, and Conceptual Art. Emerging from the interdisciplinary community of artists and poets at…

KAISER, Anja; STEPHANY, Rebecca (eds.)
Glossary of Undisciplined Design

D for Dummy Woman, M for Monster’s Tools, S for Style Defense, U for Unstable Signs – the Glossary of Undisciplined Design looks into undisciplinarity as a feminist unpacking of the field of graphic design, of…

HAMMONS, David; AHLBERG, Joanna (ed.)
David Hammons: Body Prints, 1968–1979

“The body prints had political content, and then at times they weren’t political. They were always Black bodies, to my knowledge—that was concrete. The image wasn’t conceptual or abstract. The images were Black figures.…

L’Apocalypse arabe

Réédition d’un livre majeur de la poète et peintre Etel Adnan, publié pour la première fois en 1980, dont elle avait entamé l’écriture en janvier 1975 à Beyrouth – quelques mois avant le début de la guerre civile au Liban.…

HINRICHS, Heide; TANG, Jo-Ey; HAINES, Elizabeth (eds.)
Shelf Documents. Art Library As Practice

Artists, writers, curators, teachers, and librarians reflect on how they can use the beloved library as a source of inspiration or a field of action for anyone who identifies as a woman, queer, non-binary, or a person…

Propos filmiques

Alors qu’on le connaissait lecteur insatiable, observateur minutieux d’images en tous genres et amateur exigeant de musique, les textes rassemblés dans ce livre nous révèlent que Jean-Claude Lebensztejn est aussi un spectateur…

URBANO RAGAZZI, Francesco ; FARRONATO, Milovan ; BELLINI, Andrea (eds)
Chiara Fumai. Poems I Will Never Release, 2007-2017

This book is dedicated to the complex artistic trajectory of Chiara Fumai, who played a significant role in the development of performance and feminist aesthetics in the twenty-first century and who died prematurely in…

Le Gabion

Au départ, une simple anecdote: un gabion de chasse typique des marais normands se détache de son ancrage pour dériver dans l’Océan Atlantique, avec des chasseurs incapables de nager à son bord. Théo Robine-Langlois transpose…


In Gailė Pranckunaitė’s publication F-O-N-T-S you will discover a collection of 21 fonts created between 2017 and 2020.  To explore the shapes and forms of each font, the text is copied from a section on Reddit…

Beach Umbrella

“The umbrellas were shot in Rockaway Beach over the course of four Mondays, starting July 13th, 2020. When I arrived at the beach, it was littered with broken umbrellas and various other “day at the beach” sundry. It had…

DAVEY, Moyra; HUJAR, Peter
The Shabbiness of Beauty

“I curated myself with Peter Hujar; a risky act, but it was an invitation I could not resist. I began by listing categories of images I wanted to see: animals, water, Latino men, body parts, NYC, babies. I’ve long been…

The Matrix

The Matrix by Norman H. Pritchard (1939–1996) gathers a selection of the Concrete and Black Arts poet’s work from 1960 to 1970. The seventy-one poems collected here might be regarded, as Charles Bernstein has…


‘Let’s just make it to the end.’

The Delusions of Care
The Delusions of Care is a culmination of three long essays that ruminate on notions of care in our contemporary and historically. It is concerned with the appropriation of care by the capitalist…
BOYNIK, Sezgin (ed.)
Rab-Rab: Journal for Political and Formal Inquiries in Art #6

“Often people acuse Rab-Rab of dealing with the odd issues from the past. This is true. […] We did not discover Archie Shepp, Viktor Shklovsky, or Karel Teige under the dust of archives, and ressuscitate them…

GLEIZE, Jean-Marie (ed.)
Nioque #24

Le dernier Nioque est arrivé ! Mais laissons à ce court texte de Christophe Tarkos le soin de définir l'orientation de ce nouveau numéro :

je ne suis pas pressé, je ne m'étouffe pas

je ne suis…

Sturm und Drang

This book accompanies the 2020 Suzanne Deal Booth / FLAG Art Foundation Prize exhibition, Nicole Eisenman: Sturm und Drang. The exhibition ran from February 27 through November 15, 2020, at The Contemporary…


American poet Norman H. Pritchard’s second and final book, EECCHHOOEESS was originally published in 1971 by New York University Press. Pritchard’s writing is visually and typographically unconventional. His methodical…

AGAR, Eileen; SMITH, Laura (ed.); STOREY, Grace (ed.)
Eileen Agar: Angel of Anarchy

Painter and photographer Eileen Agar (1899–1991) was born in Buenos Aires and spent the majority of her life in Great Britain. In spite of her own pioneering contributions to painting, collage, photography and sculpture,…

CLARK, Michael; OSTENDE, Florence (ed.)
Michael Clark: Cosmic dancer

Coinciding with a major exhibition at Barbican Art Gallery, this richly-illustrated book features an exclusive interview with Clark alongside a series of enlightening essays and contributions, from Jarvis Cocker to Kim…

DELANY, Samuel
L’Athée du grenier

L’Athée dans le grenier est une novella publiée pour la première fois en 2018 aux USA. Ce texte raconte avec suspense, tension, réflexions diverses, la rencontre très secrète entre le mathématicien génial Gottfried Wilhelm…

TUTTI, Cosey Fanni
Art Sexe Musique

« Le royaume des hippies avait ses conventions, même si elles n’avaient pas toujours grand sens. On se rebellait contre le système en jouant les marginaux, mais on ne se gênait pas pour toucher la sécurité sociale ou les…

BUCK, Paul
Along the river run

Lisbon: that city at the mouth of the Tagus, that city that whispers, licks and seduces its visitors, that city that haunts those seeking refuge or its pleasures. Who would wish to escape?

It is the start of the…

VON BINGEN, Hildegarde; LEMMEY, Huw
Unknown Language
BLIGHTMAN, Juliette; IANNONE, Dorothy
T(a)rot Tarot

In 2020, Juliette Blightman invited Dorothy Iannone to work on a collaborative exhibition for the Kölnischer Kunstverein. The work (Ta)Rot Pack (1968-69) by Iannone is the seed for this three-part project: "Love is the…


Jutta Koether's new artist book, "Libertine", documents and interprets her eponymous exhibition at Museum Abteiberg, a major installation that delved into the museum's history. The artist designed the book and its fold-out…

VOLLAND, Jennifer M. ; MARINO, Chris (eds.)
Edith Heath : Philosophies

Edith Heath: Philosophies is the most comprehensive resource on Edith Kiertzner Heath (1911-2005) and the history of Heath Ceramics to date, emphasizing the philosophical foundations…

GUIBERT, Hervé; FATTORI FRANCHINI, Attilia (ed.); GAUDLITZ, Felix (ed.)
… of lovers, time, and death

A handsome publication after an eponymous exhibition around Hervé Guibert, … of lovers, time, and death gathers photographs of his – several taken during stays and journeys in Italy – along with the English translation…

BARSHEE, Tenzing; DEJEAN, Gallien: SOLBACH, Dan (eds.)
The BANK Fax-Bak Service

“Press releases are genuinely fascinating documents. They’re usually unsigned, which is perhaps why they’re so often absurdly pompous. But the really interesting thing is, who are they for? Rich collectors, who must be…

Edi Hila

This book is the first comprehensive monograph of the highly accomplished Albanian artist Edi Hila. His vast oeuvre, long overlooked, describes the political and social transformations of Eastern Europe over the last half…

STORIHLE, Sille (ed.)

FRANK was an Oslo-based queer-feminist platform established in 2012 to nurture art and critical discourse revolving around gender, desire and sexuality, run by Liv Bugge and Sille Storihle until 2020. The final publication, FRANK, is…

Paperback Covers

One of the most singular voices of today’s contemporary art scene, Jim Shaw is known for his desire to produce an immersive visual oeuvre aimed at exploring the dark side of the American psyche.…

JESI, Furio
Culture de droite

«Qu’est-ce que la culture de droite?» demande un journaliste à Furio Jesi en 1979. C’est « la culture pour laquelle le passé est une sorte de bouillie homogénéisée que l’on peut modeler de la façon la plus utile, dans…

GAGO, Verónica
La puissance féministe

L’Amérique du Sud est un des coeurs battants du féminisme contemporain. Des millions de femmes y prennent la rue contre les féminicides, les violences qui frappent les minorités de race et de genre, les lois qui répriment…

BONANNI, Nicolas; CAPELIER, Margaux
Grenoble Calling

Bruyant et contestataire, fossoyeur des années 1970, le punk poursuit sa trajectoire aussi nihiliste qu’inventive avec l’idée de tout faire par soi-même (do it yourself) en refusant la marchandisation et l’institutionnalisation.

Muse Odalisque Handmaiden

A memoir by a member of the Incredible String Band that charts a journey from hippie utopia to post-Woodstock implosion.

Between 1967 and 1971 Rose Simpson lived with the Incredible String Band (Mike Heron, Robin…

ALTHAUS, Karin; BÖLLER, Susanne
Florine Stettheimer
“I was thrilled”, was Andy Warhol’s enthusiastic reaction to the pictures of Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944). Many of the elements of her work inspired his Pop Art. During Stettheimer’s life her…
Between Artists: Rachel Harrison/ Haim Steinbach

This book compiles, in loose chronological order, some of the many pictures that Rachel Harrison and Haim Steinbach exchanged via text-message between 2008 and 2020.

Through humour and visual wit that ranges between…

LHAMON JR., William T.
Peaux Blanches, Masques Noirs

Peaux blanches, masques noirs, à travers l’histoire des ménestrels du blackface, explore la longue mutation d’un lore limité aux frontières d’un marché multi-ethnique en une véritable culture populaire atlantique…

EDJABE, Ntone (ed.)
The Chimurenga Chronic (Mars 2021)

imagi-nation nwar – genealogies of the black radical imagination in the francophone world

de-composed, an-arranged and re-produced by Chimurenga

feat. Mongo Beti & Odile Biyidi’s Peuples Noirs, Peuples…

DONNOT, Kévin; GAY, Élise; MASURE, Anthony (eds.)
Back Office #4

Back Office est une revue annuelle entre design graphique et pratiques numériques. Elle explore les processus de création en jeu dans la diversité des médias et des pratiques numériques contemporaines. En traitant…

HAN, Dong Bin; McMILLAN, Benjamin (eds.)
Rush Print #0 – Bad Type

“May we want to reckon the time of the position ‘student’ not from the progressive aspect of amateur towards pro. Besides the fact that every step of life is an ongoing learning, there’s a clear physical (virtual) circumstance…

What is Gender Nihilism?

A collection gathering readings for discussions on ending gender oppression, not by the proliferation or liberation of gender(s), but by its catastrophic cancellation. The reader brings together writings as old as 1883…

Hope Against Hope. Writings on Ecological Crisis

We are told we are living in the middle of a climate crisis of unprecedented proportions. As doomsday scenarios mount, hope collapses. Even as more and more people around the planet experience climate disaster as immediate…

Edible, Medicinal, and Utilitarian Plants

This zine is a great introduction to identifying, foraging, and using what the authors term “weeds” and “common plants.” The authors wrote it to be an introductory-level guide for anarchists to get more acquainted with…

IVES, Lucy

A woman answers a Craigslist ad (to write erotic diaries for money). A woman walks onto a tennis court (from her home at the bottom of the ocean). A woman goes to the supermarket and meets a friend’s husband (who happens…

Transcendent Kingdom

As a child, Gifty would ask her parents to tell the story of their journey from Ghana to Alabama, seeking escape in myths of heroism and romance. When her father and brother succumb to the hard reality of immigrant life…