Soleil politique Pierre-Bal Blanc

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2016, 216 pages (b/w ill.), 15 × 24 cm, English

Price: €25 (Temporarily out of stock)

Soleil Politique is a book conceived by curator Pierre-Bal Blanc, in dialogue with graphic designers Vier5 and Paraguay, the book dwells on the exhibition that he organized at Museion Bolzano in 2014. In Soleil Politique, Pierre Bal-Blanc examinines the exhibition starting points in the readings of a group of thinkers and artists, its methodology—inspired by the musical compositions of Cornelius Cardew.

Contributions by Robert Breer, K.P. Brehmer, Marcel Broodthaers, Giorgio De Chirico, Josef Dabernig, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, Sanja Ivekovic, Deimantas Narkevičius, Roman Ondák, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Pratchaya Phinthong, Carlo Scarpa, Allan Sekula, Sturtevant, Terre Thaemlitz, Philippe Thomas, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Lois Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner and others.

#2016 #christodoulospanayiotou #clemensvonwedemeyer #deimantasnarkevičius #giorgiodechirico #josefdabernig #kpbrehmer #loisweinberger #paraguaypress #pierrebalblanc #pratchayaphinthong #terrethaemlitz
I Can’t see Oscar Tuazon

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris & DoPe Press, Paris, 2010, silkscreened cover, 275 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 24 × 32 cm, English

Price: €60

Produced in 2010 on the occasion of three large solo exhibitions organised at the Centre international d’art et du paysage de Vassivière (France); the Kunsthalle Bern (Switzerland) and the Parc Saint Léger Centre d’art contemporain (France), I Can’t See stands as the first comprehensive monograph on the work developed by American artist Oscar Tuazon. It reads as a full-page visual essay with a phantom narrative spreading over 250 pages that was composed by the artist together with graphic designer Pierre-François Letué. With texts from Ariana Reines, Matthew Stadler, Cedar Sigo, Karl Holmqvist, Thomas Boutoux, Carissa Rodriguez, Eileen Myles, David Lewis, Oscar Tuazon, Sandra, Chiara Parisi, Philippe Pirotte

#2010 #arianareines #carissarodriguez #eileenmyles #karlholmqvist #matthewstadler #oscartuazon #paraguaypress
Collective Exhibition for a Single Body Pierre Bal-Blanc

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2019, 52 pages (b/w ill.), 15.5 × 24.5 cm, English

Price: €14 (Temporarily out of stock)

A score of performative gestures, drawn from the conceptual art and body art scenes from Central and Eastern Europe in the 1970s and 1980s.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition Exposition collective pour un corps individuel – La partition privée at gb agency, Paris, from the October 12 to November 5, 2019, and the Playground Festival, Leuven, from November 14 to 17, 2019.

With works by Milan Adamčiak, Geta Brătescu, Anna Daučíková, Valie Export, Stano Filko, Tomislav Gotovac, Sanja Iveković, Anna Jermolaewa, Július Koller, Jiří Kovanda, Katalin Ladik, Simon Leung, Karel Miler, Paul Neagu, Manuel Pelmuş, Petr Štembera, Mladen Stilinović, Sven Stilinović, Slaven Tolj, Goran Trbuljak.

More information on the project can be found here.

Designed by Vier 5.

#2019 #annadaučíková #getabratescu #jirikovanda #juliuskoller #katalinladik #mladenstilinović #paraguaypress #petrstembera #pierrebalblanc #sanjaiveković #stanofilko #valieexport #vier5
mangelos

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2014, 112 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 16 × 23 cm, English

Price: €22

Acknowledged today as one of the most influential figures of post-war Yugoslavian art, mangelos is the pseudonym that the Yugoslavian art critic and historian Dimitrije Bašičević (1921–1987) used for his artistic activity, a parallel career he would only make public in the 1970s. Although he never considered himself an artist, he never stopped producing paintings, blackboards on which he inscribed poems, stories, quotations and philosophical manifestos, all inspired by his historical pessimism and the idea that language is infected by ideologies.

Edited by François Piron. Designed by Laure Giletti

#2014 #dimitrijebasicevic #paraguaypress
DIE TOILETTE Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater (after Chris Kraus)

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2013, 16 pages, 16 × 22.5 cm, English

Price: €5

The 5th installment of The Social Life of the Book series is a an assemblage of text fragments taken from different books by LA-based writer Chris Kraus, conceived and annotated by artists and writers Jon Bywater, Louise Menzies and Marnie Slater. By reading through Kraus’s texts looking for traces of New Zealand, where she grew up, the three Kiwis question the representation of the distant; how it is embodied by characters, situations, language, and in the writing/reading dynamics Kraus creates.

The Social Life of the Book is a collection of commissioned texts dealing with books, and how they engage with the circulation of ideas and the agency of social situations. It brings together artists, publishers, writers, designers, booksellers, etc. who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to produce new relationships, new publics and new meanings.

Designed by Will Holder.

#2013 #chriskraus #jonbywater #louisemenzies #marnieslater #paraguaypress #thesociallifeofthebook #willholder
THE LIBRARY OF HELEN CHADWICK Will Holder

Published by Paraguay Press, Paris, 2015, 16 pages, 16 × 22.5 cm, English

Price: €5

The 6th installment of The Social Life of the Book series is a section of the catalogue of publications from English artist Helen Chadwick’s personal library, reproduced by Will Holder for single mothers. The library was acquired in 2006 and is held by the Henry Moore Institute archive, Leeds, UK.

The Social Life of the Book is a collection of commissioned texts dealing with books, and how they engage with the circulation of ideas and the agency of social situations. It brings together artists, publishers, writers, designers, booksellers, etc. who consider books less as finished objects or forms but for their disruptive potential and their ability to produce new relationships, new publics and new meanings.

Designed by Will Holder.

#2015 #helenchadwick #paraguaypress #thesociallifeofthebook #willholder