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Alex Coles - Fusion! - From Alice Coltrane to Moor Mother
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - History, Criticism and Theory
forthcoming
The role of blended musical genres and styles across jazz, rock, pop, funk, new wave, hip-hop, techno, and grime.
Eckardt Lindner - Inorganic Life - On Post-Vitalism
2024
English edition
Diaphanes
forthcoming
A theory of passive vitalism.
Thierry de Duve - Come On, Men, One More Effort… - Anthropogenesis, Christianity, Sexuation
2024
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
forthcoming
In this essay, Thierry de Duve leaves the aesthetics and history of the art to approach, under the religious prism, two anthropological questions that the mutation of the symbolic order in progress makes pressing: the difference of the sexes and the future of the politics of emancipation.
Emmanuel Alloa - Le contemporain, l\'intempestif et l\'imminent - Petits arrangements avec une époque
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Documents
forthcoming
A reflection on our present, through a series of portraits of contemporary artists.
Eyal Weizman - L\'art de la contre-enquête - Esthétiques de l\'investigation – Politiques de vérité
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – esthétique:critique
forthcoming
A new field of counter-investigation across journalism, human rights, art and law.
Uno Kuniichi - Artaud pensée et corps
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – L'écart absolu (Absolute Gap) – Fundamental
forthcoming
Alexandre Chèvremont - Donner lieu au son
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A philosophical reflection on the place of sound, from musical aesthetics to sound habitat, at the crossroads of sound, music and technology studies, and phenomenology.
Rosi Braidotti - Posthuman Knowledge and the Critical Posthumanities
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - The Incidents
forthcoming
On the advanced knowledge economy, which perpetuates patterns of discrimination and exclusion, and the threat of climate change devastation for both human and nonhuman entities.
Reiner Schürmann - Heidegger\'s De(con)struction of Metaphysics
2024
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
forthcoming
The Heideggerien deconstruction of metaphysics by Reiner Schürmann.
Reiner Schürmann - The Place of the Symbolic - Essays on Art and Politics
2024
English edition
Diaphanes - TransPositions
forthcoming
The Place of the Symbolic brings together Reiner Schürmann's essays on the nexus between art and politics.
Marion Laval-Jeantet - Microbiota - Créer et soigner
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Contemporary art – Monographs
forthcoming
Marion Laval-Jeantet's research into therapeutic care continues her work with Benoît Mangin under the name of Object-Oriented Art on microbiota, at the crossroads of scientific art, biology, anthropology, psychology and ethology.
Olivier Berggruen - Formes du désir - Une brève histoire de la collection d\'art
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
Figures du désir: une histoire de la collection d'art (Figures of Desire: A History of Art Collecting) traces a multiplicity of aesthetic attitudes through the prism of certain key figures in the history of taste. Over the course of the chapters, we discover how art collecting reflects—or responds to—an individual's character.
Ida Soulard - Les abstractions concrètes d\'Anni Albers (1899-1994) - Une histoire textile de la modernité
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Misceallenous
forthcoming
A wide-ranging study of the visual and theoretical practice of Anni Albers, a pivotal figure between two continents and two modernities, as part of a general history of art, design and textile production in the European and American women's avant-gardes.
Kim West - The Contemporary Condition - The Autonomy of Art Is Ordinary – Notes in Defense of an Idea of Emancipation
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - The Contemporary Condition
forthcoming
An essay-length book arguing for the autonomy of art in the present.
Ana Teixeira Pinto - Entropy and Chronopolitical Allegory
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - On the Antipolitical
forthcoming
How the transition to fossil fuels entailed an intensification of ongoing processes of racialization.
Ines Weizman - Avant et après - L\'architecture du désastre
2024
French edition
Diaphanes
forthcoming
Eyal and Ines Weizman explore the history of the before-and-after image, from its origins in 19th-century Paris to today's satellite surveillance.
Eduardo Jorge de Oliveira - Invented Skins - Epidermal Readings in Brazilian Art and Literature
2024
English edition
Diaphanes - Think Art
forthcoming
The social, historical and cultural dimensions of the skin in Brazilian art and literature.
Sonia de Puineuf - Télégraphes de l\'Utopie - L\'art des avant-gardes en Europe Centrale 1918-1939
2024
French edition
Empire - Books
forthcoming
A wide-ranging discursive study of the cultural geography of the Central European avant-garde between the wars.
Peter N. Miller - The Weather on 9/9/01
2024
English edition
MER. B&L
forthcoming
An essay on historical thinking through an examination of the unstudied minor genre of the newspaper weather map.
Jean-Christophe Thomas - Diabolus in Musica - 53 fragments for Bayle in 151 examples
2024
bilingual edition (English / French)
Maison ONA
forthcoming
Jean-Christophe Thomas analyzes François Bayle's complete work in 52 recurring features.
Morgan Labar - La gloire de la bêtise - Régression et superficialités dans les arts depuis la fin des années 1980
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
A history of stupidity (deliberate and sometimes even claimed), regression and superficiality in the arts.
Jonathan Crary - L\'écorchement du monde - Pour en finir avec l\'ère numérique : vers un monde post-capitaliste
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – esthétique:critique
forthcoming
Refusing the digital world of late capitalism.
Jehanne Denogent - Palimpsestes africains - Primitivisme littéraire et avant-gardes (Paris, 1901-1924)
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Literature – Œuvres en sociétés
forthcoming
The notion of primitivism rethought to highlight the role of the African referent in the development of the artistic and literary avant-garde in Europe.
Lionel Marchetti - En cheminant avec La Noire à soixante, une composition de musique concrète de Pierre Henry
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
forthcoming
Makis Solomos - Pour une écologie de la musique et du son - Le vivant, le mental et le social dans la musique, les arts sonores et les artivismes d\'aujourd\'hui
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
forthcoming
An exploration of the ecologies of music and sound, from an ecosophical and emancipatory perspective.
Griselda Pollock - Maîtresses d\'autrefois - Femmes, art et idéologie
2024
French edition
JRP|Editions - Lectures Maison Rouge
Parker and Pollock's seminal volume of feminist art history.
Valentina Tanni - Exit Reality - Vaporwave, Backrooms, Weirdcore, and Other Landscapes Beyond the Threshold
2024
English edition
Nero
The first attempt to map that ensemble of subcultures, popular narratives, and visual and auditory languages we now recognize as "internet aesthetics".
Enora Rivière - Moteurs - Un sacre
2024
French edition
CND (Centre National de la Danse) - Notebooks (ebooks)
A stunning look at Stravinski's The Rite of Spring, recreated by choreographer Dominique Brun with thirty dancers in 2013.
Aruna D\'Souza - Imperfect Solidarities
2024
English edition
Floating Opera Press
Art, empathy and political solidarity.
Nilima Sheikh - The Significance and Relevance of Early Modern Indian Painters to the Contemporary Indian Art
2024
English edition
Reliable Copy
The Significance and Relevance of Early Modern Indian Painters to the Contemporary Indian Art, written in 1971, reevaluates the legacies of painting inherited by the artist Nilima Sheikh.
Kiran Subbaiah - Melancholia in the Age of Mechanization
2024
English edition
Reliable Copy
Indian artist Kiran Subbaiah reevaluates the history of Modernism, through its ideals of growth and progress, as one steeped in contradictions around industrialisation and its effects on society.
Jean-Paul Martinon - Visual Cultures as World-Forming
2024
English edition
Sternberg Press - Visual Cultures as…
How does the world—and the world of visual culture in particular—creates itself in a creative act that knows no economic return.
Iglika Christova - Penser et créer avec le microcosme - Du dessin d\'observation au « dessin vivant »
2024
French edition
various
An interdisciplinary investigation by French-Bulgarian visual artist Iglika Christova, an explorer of the microcosm, into the relationship between the mechanisms of the living world and drawing.
Gilles Perraudin - Les jours sont ronds
2024
French edition
Caryatide / Cosa Mentale - Essays
The story/manifesto of an architect's life: a re-reading of Gilles Perraudin's career by himself, enabling us to retrace the path of a thought in perpetual motion.
 Claire Fontaine - A User\'s Manual to Claire Fontaine
2024
English edition
Lenz Press
In the first monograph on the feminist conceptual artist collective Claire Fontaine, political theorist and somatic practitioner Anita Chari explores the artist's theoretical and political innovations to illuminate a more haptic, embodied approach to the practice of critical theory.
Servin Bergeret - Iris Clert - singulièrement galeriste
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Fama
This monographic essay explores Iris Clert, an unclassifiable and emblematic figure of the 1960s artistic avant-garde.
Armelle Talbot - Variations Fassbinder - Images d\'Allemagne, désirs de cinéma
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Cinema & video art
A philosophico-cinematographic journey through Fassbinder's filmic oeuvre, from the avant-garde daring of 1968 to the fallout of the leaden years ten years later.
Sophie Orlando - La Part affective
2024
French edition
Paraguay Press - Essays
A chronicle of the recent transformations of art schools, from the point of view of a teacher, at a time when these spaces are both threatened by increasingly fragile and uncertain public policy management, and at the same time more than ever spaces where the word opens up, practices change and art finds itself in direct contact with the most avant-garde movements in society.
Michel Guérin - Aménager l\'espace, orner les lieux
2024
French edition
Athom
Three texts by Michel Guérin on the notions of ornament and decoration, at the crossroads of theological, anthropological, aesthetic and philosophical considerations.
Akasegawa Genpei - Anatomie du Tomason
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Avant-gardes – Délashiné!
The first French translation of the texts of the Japanese artist and writer Akasegawa Genpei (Katsuhiko Akasegawa, aka Otsuji Katsuhiko, 1937-2014), a figure of the Tokyo avant-garde of the 1960s, on the concept of Tomason, with a rich iconography.
Anne-Marie Minella - Les artistes et le textile
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Criticism, theory & documents – Misceallenous
An overview of the use of textile in contemporary visual arts around the world.
Edward J. Sullivan - Modernités américaines (1910-1960)
2024
French edition
Les presses du réel – Art History – Œuvres en sociétés
An audacious account of the ways in which the arts in the Americas were modernized during the first half of the 20th century.
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