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Polyphonie Penthésilée

La dernière romance de Liliane Giraudon !

"elle guerroient les amazones

              dans leur petites armures peintes"

OPITZ, Silke; RIGAUDIE, Mylène
Bauhaus-Kater Fritzie

BAUHAUS? - Kater Fritzie jedenfalls interessiert sich mehr für Mäuse und Vögel. Als seine Künstlerfamilie Klee in den Urlaub will, kann er nicht mit, denn ihm wird vom Eisenbahnfahren schlecht. Daher bringen die Klees…

Publishing as Practice. Hardworking Goodlooking, Martine Syms/Dominica, Bidoun

This book documents Publishing as Practice, a residency at Ulises—a curatorial platform based in Philadelphia—that explores publishing as an incubator for new forms of editorial, curatorial and artistic practice.


BOTANOVA, Kateryna; LATIMER, Quinn
Amazonia - Anthology as Cosmology

Amazonia: Anthology as Cosmology is devoted to Amazonia, its peoples, allies, and nonhuman spirits, and their myriad material and immaterial practices, from certain cosmopolitics and visual languages to past and…

Partners - a biography of Jerry Hunt

In Partners, writer, librarian, and teacher Stephen Housewright paints an intimate portrait of a lifetime spent with Jerry Hunt (1943–1993), a Texas-born artist and musician with an astonishing mind and a mystifying…

The O.G. Vol. 15: Elements for a conversation

A new zine in the form of a bloc of postcards made as part of the Solitude project with the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium!

During the lonesome winter of 2020, the world was abstract and brutal, almost un-…

Parade of the Old New

An incredible document of an incredible work. Whilst making Parade of the Old New, a series of paintings on cardboard some forty meters long that related the events of the Trump presidency as they unfolded, Zoe Beloff…

JB BLUNK (third edition)

This long-awaited monograph presents the breadth of JB Blunk's practice and includes never-before-seen archival and newly commissioned photographs of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, furniture, sculpture and his hand built…

The Clearings

JJJJJerome Ellis’s The Clearing asks how stuttering, blackness, and music can be practices of refusal against hegemonic governance of time, speech, and encounter. Taking his glottal block stutter as a point of…


The publication Armin Hofmann—Farbe. Texts on the exhibition was published on the occasion of the exhibition at Gallery Susanna Kulli, Zurich, in the summer of 2012, providing background information about the color work…

C'est Bien - a coloring book

The Struwwelpeter and other creatures cavort in a sunlit and happy garden. They all give into their crave to dig their fingers further inside an adventure reminiscent of both Warhol’s In the Bottom of My Garden and Brueghel’s…

CRIMP, Douglas; OLESEN, Henrik
Diss-co (A Fragment)

Douglas Crimp (b. Coeur d’Alene, USA, 1944; d. New York, USA, 2019) was one of the most influential art critics, curators, and AIDS activists of his time. His writings on representation and critique remain uncontested…

DILLON, Martha (ed.)
freezing in LA! Issue 8

In this issue of It’s Freezing in LA!, we turn our attention to borders as they criss-cross the climate movement in their many forms. We hear from people displaced by extreme weather, groups fighting for climate reparations…

WOOD, Anna; STRIPE, Adele
Flashback - Parties for the People by the People

Flashback - Parties For The People By The People tells the story of the infamous Blackburn Acid House 'parties', the vital part this moment of counter-cultural history has played in the social, economic and cultural…

DEW, Charlotte
Women For Peace - Banners From Greenham Common

In the late summer of 1981, a group of women walked from Cardiff, Wales for over a hundred miles carrying a hand-made banner proclaiming their protest against nuclear missiles. This march to the military base at Greenham…

STOP PAINTING - An Exhibition By Peter Fischli

Described by Peter Fischli as "a kaleidoscope of repudiated gestures", the project explores a series of specific ruptures within the history of painting in the last 150 years, intertwined with the emergence of new social…

COSTA, Chiara; Mario MAINETTI (eds)
Betye Saar - Uneasy Dancer

Drawing from a variety of cultural forms, objects and materials - from black identity traditions to influences of beliefs of all kind (Unitarian, Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, and syncretic faiths), Betye Saar's artistic process…

Mirror Reflecting Darkly

From the Bronx to Soho to Brixton, Mirror Reflecting Darkly is an exploration of the artist Rita Keegan's archive collection. Part autobiography and part critical history, it reproduces a cross-section of Keegan's…

Mouse in residence

Fahrenbühl is a remote artists’ residence inhabited by two mice. It’s the most beautiful place in the world. People say that living in the country makes you calm and thoughtful. Yet the insipidness of a life of seclusion…

LIN, Candice (artist); BYERS, Dan (ed.); SUNG, Victoria (ed.)
Candice Lin: Seeping, Rotting, Resting, Weeping

Lin often investigates the legacies of colonialism by tracing the material histories of goods that circulated within global trade routes. For her Walker Art Center and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts project, the…

Private Book #9

Ninth volume in Karma’s 11-volume facsimile printing of Lee Lozano’s “Private Book” project, covering the days from Mai 1 to Sept. 30, 1970, and comprising several entries about states of the body. 

BENAZET, Luc; FROST, Jackqueline (eds.)
Senna Hoy #8

Le huitième numéro d'une nouvelle revue bilingue, Senna Hoy, qui a choisi pour titre le pseudonyme du militant anarchiste Johannes Holzmann (1882-1914) pour pratiquer la collecte et la traduction de textes de poésie contemporaine.…

Bee Reaved

This new collection of essays, selected by Dodie Bellamy after the death of Kevin Killian, her companion and husband of thirty-three years, circles around loss and abandonment large and small. Bellamy's highly focused…

JAMESON, Frederic
Archéologies du futur

Depuis la fin des années 1970, l'idée de totalitarisme a agi comme un interdit d'imaginer un avenir collectif désirable. Mais aujourd'hui, le capitalisme mondialisé touche à sa fin, discrédité par les crises environnementale,…

The Letters of Mina Harker, new edition

Hypocrisy's not the problem, I think, it's allegory the breeding ground of paranoia. The act of reading into—how does one know when to stop? KK says that Dodie has the advantage because she's physical and I'm “only…

IVES, Lucy; CONNORS, Matthew
The Poetics

In July of 2017, Matthew Connors and Lucy Ives embarked on this strange project to remove and catalog all the contents of Connors’s car, a 1992 Volvo 240 station wagon. Although they began the endeavor without knowing…

WINANT, Carmen
Instructional Photography: Learning How to Live Now

Instructional Photography: Learning How to Live Now is a timely and explosive book by artist and writer Carmen Winant. An investigation of a genre of photographs Winant calls “instructional”, it asks: can photographs…

WOOLF, Virginia
Oh, to Be a Painter!

This collection of Virginia Woolf’s writings on the visual arts offers a whole new perspective on the revolutionary author.

Despite wide interest in Woolf’s writings, and in the artists and art critics in her Bloomsbury…

La Séquence Aardtman

Dans ce monde futuriste, les humainxs ne sont plus que quelques millions sur terre et les bots, depuis les lois d’autonomie, sont privilégiés par la société grâce à un système de point. Parallèlement, pour découvrir l’univers,…

La volonté de changer

Si pour beaucoup d’hommes, le féminisme est une affaire de femmes, bell hooks s’attelle ici à démontrer le contraire. La culture patriarcale, pour fabriquer de « vrais hommes », exige…

Jeremiah Day. “If It's For The People, It Needs To Be Beautiful,” She Said

Accompanying a series of solo collaborations in 2020, this publication offers the first comprehensive and global perspective on Jeremiah Day's work as an artist, performer, researcher and teacher. As it details Day's specific…

“A Lecture on Stagnation”

It is less a lecture, more like a cartography.
Parts may or may not sync up, we will see.

Ce qui suit est “Une conférence sur la stagnation”
Il s’agit moins d’une conférence que d’une


“A visual feast”
This publication contains a collection of patterns designed by Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens. Although Martens is widely recognised for his specialisation in typography, the dozens of full-page…

DARABI, Hannah
Soleil of Persian Square

Soleil of Persian Square est une recherche sur l’identité visuelle du style de vie de la diaspora iranienne à Los Angeles. Elle tente de donner un visage à cette ville fictionnelle qui a pour nom Tehrangeles,…

BONNET, François; SANSON, Bartolomé (eds.)
Spectres #03. Ghosts in the Machine / Fantômes dans la machines

The expression ‘ghost in the machine’ emerged within a particular context, namely as a critique of Cartesian dualism’s separation of soul and body, and thus served to revive a certain mechanistic materialism. In simple…

OWENS, Craig
From Work to Frame or, Is There Life After "The Death of the Author"?
"From Work to Frame" was first published in English and Swedish in 1987 in a catalog of the Moderna Museet in Stockholm for the exhibition "Implosion: A Postmodern Perspective"…
The Supporters
Collection Buttonwood Press « W » , Financeurs: Kunstlerhaus Stuttgart, Kunstverein Nürnberg, Max Mayer Galerie
I See / You Mean

From the first edition, published by Chrysalis Books (1979):

I See / You Mean is an experimental novel about mirrors, maps, relationships, the ocean, elusive success, and possible happiness. Through a collage of…

STONE, Eric Golo (ed.)
Services Working Group

The transcript collecte in this Folio document the ground-breaking working group on labour relations and institutional governance in the field of art organized in 1994 by Helmut Draxler and Andrea Fraser. With newly produced…

BY OLSEN, Elise (ed.)
Wallet #10 – Heirs of History

A conclusive conversation on archival practices in fashion. Featuring Valerie Steele, David Casavant and Emman Debattista in a text conversation, and Martin Margiela, Georges Wendell, Helmut Lang, Willi Smith, Colmar,…

BARUCHELLO, Gianfranco
Amuser Duchamp

72 frames from Gianfranco Baruchello Filming Marcel Duchamp(1964). A short portrait of Duchamp smoking a cigar.

[publisher's note]

HOWE, Susan
Il n'y a pas assez de feuilles

Saisir un double mouvement, du poème vers ­l’histoire et de la vie vers la littérature, pour entrer dans des espaces qui s’imbriquent et nous font traverser l’Océan et la Guerre, c’est l’enjeu de ce livre. Face à une langue…

GOODE, Joe; RUSCHA, Ed; ZANDER, Thomas (ed.)
Joe Goode I Ed Ruscha. Yesterday’s Treasures

The catalogue of the two-artist exhibition features works from six decades including photographs, paintings, works on paper and artist’s books. With their unconventional approaches to these media, both artists are seminal…

Disparaitre #3

La nuit je dors plus. Je prends mon vélo et je vais voir là où ça construit les rêves des autres, l’argent qui s’élance dans le ciel et qui nous fait de l’ombre. L’argent qui arrange l’espace et la réalité, change…

Other People’s Clothes

2009. Berlin.
Two art students arrive from New York, both desperate for the city to solve their problems. Zoe is grieving for her high school best friend, murdered months before in her hometown in Florida. Hailey…

MOTEN, Fred; HARNEY, Stefano
All Incomplete

Building on the ideas Harney and Moten developed in The Undercommons, All Incomplete extends the critical investigation of logistics, individuation and sovereignty. It reflects their chances to travel,…

Weird Fucks (new edition)

BACK AND BEAUTIFUL !!! A young woman drifts through dimly lit bars and rented rooms, reporting from the erogenous zones of New York and Europe. Encountering increasingly bizarre sexual situations, she turns her curious,…

PIRON, François; DÉSANGES, Guillaume (eds.)

Cet ouvrage documente des luttes et des contre-cultures en Bretagne et en Loire-Atlantique, telles qu’elles ont été chroniquées par des cinéastes, des photographes, des artistes et des militant·es…

PATER, Ruben
Caps Lock. How Capitalism Took Hold Of Graphic Design, And How To Escape From It

In this book, Dutch graphic designer Ruben Pater uses clear language and visual examples to show how graphic design and capitalism are inextricably linked. Capitalism could not exist without the myriad banknotes, documents,…

WARK, McKenzie
Philosophy for Spiders

It's time to recognize Kathy Acker as one of the great postwar American writers. Over the decades readers have found a punk Acker, a feminist Acker, a queer Acker, a kink Acker, and an avant-garde Acker. In Philosophy…

Tout peut faire cendre

Il faut être deux pour bien garder un secret. Il faut être deux pour bien manier le métier à tisser. Il faut être deux sœurs, coutumières du silence et du caché, pour confier à la trame d’une tapisserie le plus grand secret…

JONES, William E.
I Should Have Known Better

I Should Have Known Better’s first person narrator, while working at a dead-end job in Los Angeles during the mid-1990s, reconnects with his best friend Moira, recently returned from Central America, and makes…

MULLEADY, Jill; KNOLL, Velérie (ed.)
Jill Mulleady: Fear of Fear

The atmosphere in Jill Mulleady's paintings is one of foreboding; of an underlying tension about to be unleashed. Tragedy lurks in open suitcases, displays of sea creatures, and sinks filled with dirty dishes. Another…

The Sound of Culture. Diaspora and Black Technopoetics

The Sound of Culture explores the histories of race and technology in a world made by slavery, colonialism, and industrialization. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and moving through to the twenty-first, the book…

La Pédagogie des opprimés

Nouvelle traduction d’un ouvrage essentiel du brésilien Paulo Freire (1921–1997), écrit en 1968 au Chili et publié une première en VF par les éditions Maspéro en 1974. La Pédagogie des opprimés pose les principes…

BUQUET, Benoît

Les années 1960 et 1970 sont les décennies du triomphe du design graphique : du cinéma à la télévision, de la signalétique urbaine à l'exposition, sans parler de son rôle dans la contre-culture.
Véritable traversée…

Note(s): Work(ing) Process(es) Re: Concerns (That Take On / Deal With)

Originally created in 1977 as a single handmade copy, Dara Birnbaum’s Note(s): Work(ing) Process(es) Re: Concerns (That Take On / Deal With) gathers writings, working drawings, photographic documentation, and ephemera…

Lee Lozano. Drawings 1958-64

This 640-page volume comprises drawings from a critical six-year period in the development of American painter and conceptual artist Lee Lozano’s (1930-99) practice. Her daring, facetious sketches investigate issues of…


[BACK IN STOCK!] Îlles tisse un récit mêlé de fiction et de données historiques autour de l’existence, à travers les âges, d’une garde-robe non genrée. Des processus…

WANG, Evelyn Taocheng
Unintended Experience. A job in Amsterdam (reprint)

A new version of our first publication and bestseller: Evelyn’s adventures as a transgender masseuse in Amsterdam, back when she was a young artist, supporting herself by working in a massage salon. The texts are witty,…


Ce livre suit le même fil conducteur qu'un roman noir - une des dernières formes de récit qui arrivent à nous parler vraiment du monde. La narration se construit ici comme une enquête qui, à force de rassembler des éléments…

Défaire la police

Alors que les violences policières sont de plus en plus visibles, l'image du gardien de la paix et l'idée que la police serait un service public tendent à s'effriter. Il est maintenant entendu que l'institution policière…

Beyond the World′s End

In Beyond the World's End T. J. Demos explores cultural practices that provide radical propositions for living in a world beset by environmental and political crises. Rethinking relationships between aesthetics and an…

Liquor Store Theatre

For six years Maya Stovall staged Liquor Store Theatre, a conceptual art and anthropology video project---included in the Whitney Biennial in 2017---in which she danced near the liquor stores in her Detroit neighborhood…

The Salvage Collective
The Tragedy of the Worker. Towards the Proletarocene

To understand the scale of what faces us and how it ramifies through every corner of our lives is to marvel at our inaction. Why aren’t we holding emergency meetings in every city, town and village every week?


Écologies déviantes. Voyage en terres queers

Les mouvements écologiques dans leur ensemble ont du mal à intégrer la question des minorités et notamment des minorités sexuelles. Certains adoptent même des discours ouvertement LGBTQIphobes, sur la PMA et la transidentité…

Permanent Volta

A debut collection of love poems that resist subjection and ask how we might live together outside of capitalism, providing for each other through intimate acts of care and struggle.

[publisher's note]

GUMBS, Alexis Pauline; PAVLIĆ, Ed; RODRIGUEZ, Ivelisse (eds.)

It is rare now for people to stay where they were raised, and when we encounter one another—whether in person or, increasingly, online—it is usually in contexts that obscure if not outright hide…

Maisons d'art moderne

Maisons d’art moderne takes the reader on a journey through the history of private art-collections in Belgium starting in the 1920’s. He describes two generations of art collectors: the post-war generation that made their…

Ivan Cheng. Confidences / Baseline

Confidences / Baseline plays with the vampire novel like a dollhouse. Charac­ters who variously believe in the power of theatre and performance become entangled with grief, desire, and the un­known. What does a rehearsal…

BURTIN ZORTEA, Julia; FERCHAUD, Charlotte (eds.)
Panthère Première #7

“Maquillage zébré sur le visage, aux formes aussi nettement dessinées que le démantèlement progressif des droits sociaux, on prendra des chemins de traverse avec Emmanuel Beaubatie en liant changements de sexe et mobilités…

Spectres de ma vie

Just when I think I’m winning
When I’ve broken every door
The ghosts of my life blow wilder than before
Just when I thought I could not be stopped
When my chance…

Machiavel chez les babouins. Pour une anthropologie au-delà de l’humain

Si le bourdon fait partie du système reproducteur du trèfle, pourquoi ne ferions-nous pas partie du processus de croissance de machines et d’artefacts…

Three Month Fever

First published in 1999, Gary Indiana’s Three Month Fever is the second volume of his famed crime trilogy, now being republished by Semiotext(e). (The first, Resentment, reissued in 2015, was set in a…

House of Shame

A nocturnal secret ritual performed by two naked men in a hotel room in the Netherlands; a woven tent where the artist dressed as a mage encounters visitors to share their traumas; buttplugs adorned with rooster feathers;…

FORTI, Simone; LO PINTO, Luca (ed.)
Simone Forti: News Animations

The book is the complete collection of Simone Forti’s News Animations, one of the works that best reveal her artistic practice. The news and, more broadly, the most pressing issues of the global socio-political…

Du tissage

Initialement paru en 1965, Du tissage retrace le passage de l'artisanat à la production industrielle, soulignant toute l'importance de la matérialité et les innovations créatives apparues à chaque fois que des…

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Alice, do you think the problem of the contemporary novel is simply the problem of contemporary life?

Alice, a novelist, meets Felix, who works in a warehouse, and asks him if he'd like to travel to Rome…

Les Doublures. Manuscrits du roman Le Souffleur (J.-J. Pauvert, 1960) et autres documents

Les Doublures – titre provisoire du roman Le Souffleur ou le Théâtre de société publié chez Jean-Jacques Pauvert en 1960 – est une plongée dans les manuscrits et les archives de Pierre Klossowski, disparu il y a vingt…

Tabboo! 1982–88

A publication dedicated to the wonderful—and long overlooked—painting work of Tabboo! With a text by Jarrett Earnest. 

Some background: Tabboo! is a multidisciplinary performer, designer, and artist with a fascination…

Kai Althoff goes with Bernard Leach

From the very beginning of planning this show, the artist talked of Bernard Leach and his deeply rooted love for the work of this man, extending to his writing and thought, which…

ELKIN, Lauren
No. 91/92: A Diary of a Year on the Bus

Saturday night
It's in the tube, they found it in the tube. ectopic it's called. that's greek for "out of place." that's greek for "what the fuck"
Methotrexate cancer shot taxi home now…

Take Me to Another World

A key figure of Swedish counterculture and the creator of the first digital arts laboratory in Nordic countries, Charlotte Johannesson has worked primarily with two tools: the artisan technology of the loom and digital…

Formations en mouvement

Un recueil en français d’écrits de Hito Steyerl, publié un peu en retard après son exposition au Centre Pompidou je crois. 20 textes parus originellement en allemand et en anglais, qui mettent en…

SELF, Jack (ed.)
Real Review #11

Real Review is “what it means to live today”.
Real Review assesses contemporary culture.
Real Review looks backwards to look forwards.
Real Review appears timely and timeless.
Real Review interrogates…

HAUSLADEN, Katharina; LIPINSKY DE ORLOV, Geneviève (eds.)
Texte zur Kunst 31/123 Neid / Envy

This September issue of Texte zur Kunst examines envy as the operating system of an art world based largely on networking, competition, and interdependencies. Envy, as understood here, develops when individuals…

DRESCHER, Karl-Heinz
Berlin Typo Posters, Texts, and Interviews

Karl-Heinz Drescher (born on October 7, 1936 in Quirl; died on May 19, 2011 in Berlin) was a graphic artist working at Bertolt Brecht’s world famous theater Berliner Ensemble as a graphic designer for almost 40 years.…

THOREL, Benjamin; BEN SALAH, Myriam (eds)
Neïl Beloufa: People Love War Data & Travels

Emotional ! We are very proud of this one. It has taken a lot of time and dedication to bring this publication to life - exploring Neil Beloufa's manifold practice and relations has been quite a ride. We hope you will…

The Green Imperative

“Design must be an innovative, highly creative, cross-disciplinary tool responsive to the needs of men. It must be more research-oriented, and we must stop defiling the earth itself with poorly-designed objects and structures.”


BRION, Lina; DIEDERICHSEN, Detlef (eds.)
The New Alphabet/DNA #8: Looking at Music

The performance of computer-generated music breaks with the codes that have been established for concerts: the audience can no longer watch as music is created, and the causal relationship between action and sound has…

LOTRINGER, Sylvère; GRAU, Donatien
J'étais plus américain que les américains

Au milieu des années 1970, Sylvère Lotringer a créé Semiotext(e), un groupe philosophique devenu magazine puis maison d'édition. Depuis sa création, Semiotext(e) est le lieu de rencontres libres: John Cage lisant Nietzsche,…

MUÑOZ, José Esteban
Cruiser l'utopie

Fruit d'un travail de recherche de plus de dix ans sur les potentialités queer que Muñoz observe dans les pratiques artistiques et littéraires des années 60 et 70 à New York et Los Angeles, pratiques qui lui permettent…

David Robilliard Notebooks 1983-1988

I think I'll get my head examined - but by who that is the thing

DUSTAN, Guillaume
The Works of Guillaume Dustan
Guillaume Dustan's first three novels, published in France between 1996 and 1998, describing the narrator's sexual odyssey through a Paris still haunted by AIDS. [publisher's note]


PAGLIA, Camille
Vamps & Tramps

I am a pornographer. From earliest childhood, I saw sex suffusing the world. I felt the rhythms of nature and the aggressive energies of animal life. Art objects, in both museum and church, seemed to blaze with sensual…

A Summer

99 flowers, a guide, a calendar, an index, and a conversation.
Amy Sillman strikes again with this really beautiful publication, dedicated to all the flowers she encoutered last summer. So, yes, a great summer look-into-book,…

Gufo (ed.)
HOOT #2 Liv Schulman

Nous avons rencontré Liv par écrans interposés, en regardant un épisode de la mini-série « Que Faire ? ». Des phrases en sous titre se collaient à nos pupilles et se fixaient quelque part dans nos souvenirs. Le sous-titrage,…

Terminal Boredom

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