PRYDE, Josephine
lapses in Thinking By the person i Am

lapses in Thinking By the person i Am presents documentation and texts from Josephine Pyde’s eponymous exhibition shown [in 2015] at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, and Institute…

"The Outside Can't Go Outside"

Why has there been so much interest in “surplus value” in recent years? In “The Outside Can't Go Outside”, artist Merlin Carpenter considers how this term has been inserted into contemporary art theory following the financial…

Le Large

Wow, we made it ! This light, pocketbook format new publication by After 8 Books gathers works by French artist Julie Beaufils, and three short stories commissioned for the occasion, dealing altogether…

OH, Min
Score by Score

Score by Score was conceived as an extension of Oh Min’s study of score, which she has maintained in parallel with her work with video and performance. She interviewed seven other artists who actually make and…

GRAW, Isabelle
The Love of Painting

American critic Isabelle Graw conducts an innovative genealogical study on the success of painting as a medium. Keeping a close eye on painting's fourteenth century theoretical foundations, Graw analyses the work of artists…

BURNS, Aileen; LUNDH, Johan; McDOWELL, Tara (eds.)
The Artist As Producer, Quarry, Thread, Director, Writer, Orchestrator, Ethnographer, Choreographer, Poet, Archivist, Forger, Curator, and Many Other Things First

Does the way artists work today impact the ecology of art? Has the pluralism of art given way to a pluralism of roles that artists may occupy? What are the contemporary conditions of labor producing this new state of affairs,…

MOSSET, Olivier; JETZ, Gianni (ed.)

When Olivier Mosset bought his first motorcycle — a US Army surplus Harley Davidson — in Paris back in the late 1960s, he helped start up a subculture still wholly unknown in Europe at the time: the motorcycle club. The…

My ideas

Conceived by Greg Parma Smith as an active archive, this artist's book combines a selection of recent paintings, an extensive number of drawings (preparatory sketches, studies, simple patterns and designs, cartoons, notes,…

HAN, Byung-Chul
Shanzhai. Deconstruction in Chinese

Tracing the thread of “decreation” in Chinese thought, from constantly changing classical masterpieces to fake cell phones that are better than the original. [publisher's note]


Meditations, aphorisms, maxims, notes, and comments construct a philosophy of thought congruent with the inconsistency of our reality. [publisher's note]

GRAFF, Jeanne

Composed between destinations, in airplanes, trains, museums, and bars over three years, Jeanne Graff's Vzszhhzz captures the slight intersections of a loose group of artists and lawyers, restauranteurs, philosophers,…

DAVIES, William
Economic Science Fictions

From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand to Aldous Huxley's consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has deliberately…

Gore Capitalism

Written by the Tijuana activist intellectual Sayak Valencia, Gore Capitalism is a crucial essay that posits a decolonial, feminist philosophical approach to the outbreak of violence in Mexico and, more broadly,…

Wars and Capital

In Wars and Capital, Éric Alliez and Maurizio Lazzarato propose a counter-history of capitalism to recover the reality of the wars that are inflicted on us and denied to us. We experience not the ideal war of philosophers,…

JAFA, Arthur
A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions

Attention: this is a HUGE volume! Over the past three decades, the American filmmaker, cinematographer and artist, Arthur Jafa, has developed a dynamic and multidisciplinary career that is centred upon questions of identity…

TAN, Fiona
10 Madnesses

Five Portraits of the Insane by the nineteenth century French artist Théodore Géricault are said to be all that remain of originally ten commissioned portraits of insane patients. Each painting depicts a particular…

Boris by the sea

Boris is a precarious creature thrown into a world he is ill-suited for — a bit like Monsieur Plume and other relatives. The world was “somewhere inside his skull. And it hurt.” These poems and dramatic sketches, however,…

SUTER, Batia
Radial Grammar

Radial Grammar was created by Batia Suter in 2018 on the occasion of her eponymous exhibition at Le Bal in Paris, from May 25 till August 26, 2018. The imagery in this book, which revolves around radial shapes…

BOCK, Katinka

Artist book with photographic work by Katinka Bock dating from 2007 till 2017. It marks the occasion of three interrelated exhibitions by Bock in the space of one year in Kunst Museum Winterthur (Sonar/Tomorrow's Sculpture),…

Animal Books for Jaap Zeno Anna Julian Luca

Lous Martens about the book: "Seventeen years ago our grandson Jaap was born. That was the start of an animal book for Jaap. I used a dummy for the OASE journal of architecture and loosely pasted in pictures of animals…

ESTRELA, Alexandre; MARIA GUSMÃO, João; PAIVA, Pedro
Lua Cão

Lua Cão is the eleventh publication in Kunstverein München’s Companion series, and corresponds to an exhibition by Alexandre Estrela and João Maria Gusmão & Pedro Paiva. Initiated by Natxo Checa at ZdB in Lisbon,…

Stories of Almost Everyone

This book addresses how artifacts and objects of contemporary art create meaning and mythology in equal measure. What challenges does exhibiting a work pose to the inherent muteness of objects? How do artists choose to…

DONNOT, Kévin; GAY, Elise; MASURE, Anthony (eds.)
Back Office #2 (2018)

Back Office n°2 aborde les notions d’indexation, de tri et de représentation des données numériques. La faculté à stocker et à traduire l’information en entités discrètes est une caractéristique fondamentale de…

POTTER, Norman
Qu'est-ce qu'un designer: objets. lieux. messages (nouvelle édition)

Qu’est-ce qu’un designer est un témoignage ardent et critique destiné à tous les acteurs du design. Loin de se contenter d’une interrogation (ou d’une réponse) bien formulée, Norman Potter énonce les conditions…

EVANS, Chris (ed.)
Job Interviews

“The ritual of the job interview can be considered as a courtship that’s conditioned by protocols that ask for a quite particular display: with social relations as material, a dance of conformity, the attempted imagining…

FURTER, Loraine; GYSEL, Jessica; MAILLET, Roxanne; MELVÆR Mia (eds.)
Brussel Almanack Lesbisch

Cette publication, ainsi que son exposition associée, cherchent à recueillir des fragments d’histoires lesbiennes, produites par des lesbiennes. Constitué à partir d’archives locales Belges, ce projet est un patchwork…

RAY, Man
The Ridgefield Gazook

The Ridgefield Gazook is a letterpress facsimile of a satirical magazine (perhaps the original “zine”) conceived by Man Ray. On March 31st 1915, Man Ray created a one-off, four-page, hand-drawn maquette on a single…

BENSON, Cara (ed.)
Let me be clear

Poems from Bernie Sanders’ filibuster speech on December 10, 2010 as (re)written at Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton, New York by D. Anderson, Jerry Andrew, RC Brown, Jareau Carter, Daniel Felder, Dempsey Hawkins,…

Selected Writings

Argentinean artist Mirtha Dermisache wrote dozens of books, hundreds of letters and postcards, and countless texts. Not a single one was legible, yet, in their proximity to language, they resonate with a mysterious potential…


"I stripped Shakespeare's sonnets bare to the 'nets' to make the space of the poems open, porous, possible—a divergent elsewhere. When we write poems, the history of poetry is with us, pre-inscribed in the white of the…

The happy end / All welcome

The Happy End/ All Welcome is set in a job fair inspired by the Nature Theater of Oklahoma from Kafka's unfinished novel Amerika: the largest theater company in the world is recruiting all kinds of employees.…

A handbook of disappointed fate

A Handbook of Disappointed Fate highlights a decade of Anne Boyer’s interrogative writing on poetry, death, love, lambs, and other impossible questions.

BURKE, Harry; MUL, Marlie (eds.)

Ground is a zine that looks beyond institutions in their current form as dominant frameworks for artistic production, and embraces grassroots political and aesthetic perspectives.

GUSMÃO, João Maria; PAIVA, Pedro
Théorie de l'indiscernable / Teoria do indiscernível

Traduction originale du portugais du texte “Teoria do indiscernível”, figurant dans le livre Abissologia - Teoria do Indiscernível publié par le duo d’artistes João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva en 2012.


WILLIAMS, Christopher
Normative Models

The two catalogues in a slipcase are comprised of the identical sequence of images and are only differentiated by the printed texts: Catalogue 01/2018 contains "The Trial of Lucullus" by Bertolt Brecht (English translation…

ADNAN, Etel; FATTAL, Simone; WILSON, Bob
Garden of Memory

Etel Adnan, Simone Fattal and Robert Wilson create a universe where poetry, sound and sculpture overlap, as well as a framework that enables them to construct situations in which memories are transformed into objects,…

YANG, Haegue
ETA 1994-2018

This comprehensive catalogue raisonné documents and depicts Yang's entire oeuvre, from early action-based objects to lacquer paintings, photographs, works on paper and video, anthropomorphic sculptures, performative works,…

ACKER, Kathy
New York City in 1979

A tale of art, sex, blood, junkies and whores in New York's underground, from cult literary icon Kathy Acker. [publisher's note]

BUTT, Gavin; ESHUN, kodwo; FISHER, Mark (eds.)
Post Punk then and now

What were the conditions of possibility for art and music-making before the era of neoliberal capitalism? What role did punk play in turning artists to experiment with popular music in the late 1970s and early 1980s? And…

Asleep in the afternoon

Asleep in the afternoon is the novel that the ‘hero’ (ironically conceived) of Sugar in the air then writes. The book has quite a complex structure: a novel about a device that can bring on sleep, the woman who…

The weird and the eerie

What exactly are the Weird and the Eerie? In this new book, Mark Fisher argues that some of the most haunting and anomalous fiction of the 20th century belongs to these two modes. The Weird and the Eerie


Imagine a type of writing so hard to define its very name means a trial, effort or attempt. An ancient form with an eye on the future, a genre poised between tradition and experiment. The essay wants above all to wander,…

The hatred of poetry

No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It’s even bemoaned by poets: ‘I, too, dislike it,’ wrote Marianne Moore. ‘Many more people agree they hate poetry,’ Ben Lerner writes, ‘than can agree what poetry is.…

TILLMANS, Wolfgang
What is different?

Né en 1968 en Allemagne, Wolfgang Tillmans vit et travaille à Londres. Il s'est rendu célèbre dès les années 1980 en investissant les sujets traditionnels de la photographie pour en renouveler l'approche et la perception,…

NASA Graphic design guide

Le classeur de la norme graphique de la NASA est un étrange fantôme. Cet outil visuel inédit dessiné et alimenté par Richard Danne et Bruce Blackburn à partir de 1975 fut délaissé en 1992 par l'agence aérospatiale américaine.…

Histoire du graphisme avant la modernité en trois temps cinq mouvements

Le graphiste, le designer graphique, le typographe semblent apparaître avec la notion toujours complexe de modernité, en tous cas avec le mouvement d’une industrialisation plus consciente d’elle-même. C’est ce que paraît…

Smile & Nod

The English definition of
Arabic was lost due to severe
Infrastructural damage & hundreds dead
On assignment from my mother
I learned Allah was just a word for god
The capital A was a silent woman’s…

Matt Mullican's Pure Projection Landscapes

Since the late 1970s, American artist Matt Mullican has developed a practice of performing under hypnosis that extends from his investigations into representation and subjective projection. The evolution of this body of…

DION, Mark; ARKESTEIJN, Roel (ed.)
The Incomplete Writings of Mark Dion. Selected Interviews, Fragments and Miscellany

Mark Dion is a prominent pioneer of environmental and ecological art. As a visual artist, he appropriates scientific methods of fieldwork, collecting, ordering, and exhibiting objects. He reflects on the visual representation…

CARPI DE RESMINI, Benedetta; KREIVYTE, Laima (eds.)
Magma. Body And Words In Italian And Lithuanian Women's Art From 1965 To The Present

This catalogue is published on the occasion of the second part of the exhibition curated by Benedetta Carpi de Resmini and Laima Kreivytė at the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome, expanded with a selection of more…