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

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Deux Soeurs Beatrice Gibson

Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin & Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen, 2020, 248 pages (colour ill.), 10.8 × 18 cm, English

Price: €16

Edited by Axel Wieder, with texts by Robert Glück, Ursula K. Le Guin, Audre Lorde, Eileen Myles, Alice Notley, Pauline Oliveros, Adrienne Rich and contributions by Basma Alsharif, Erika Balsom, CAConrad, Adam Christensen, Beatrice Gibson, Mason Leaver-Yap, Eileen Myles, Irene Revell

Deux Soeurs brings together a chorus of voices that explore representations of parenthood, friendship, and disobedience. The book acts as a reader to artist Beatrice Gibson’s films, I Hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead (2018) and Two Sisters Who Are Not Sisters (2019), and includes material that informed Gibson’s working process, together with the artist’s texts and notes used in both films.

Designed by HIT Studio.

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My Mother Laughs Chantal Akerman

Published by Silver Press, London, 2019, 175 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 13 × 19.7 cm, English

Price: €16 (Out of stock)

In 2013, the filmmaker Chantal Akerman’s mother was dying. She flew back from New York to Brussels to care for her, and between dressing her, feeding her and putting her to bed, she wrote. She wrote about her childhood, the escape her mother made from Auschwitz but didn’t talk about, the difficulty of loving her girlfriend, C., her fear of what she would do when her mother did die. Among these imperfectly perfect fragments of writing about her life, she placed stills from her films. My Mother Laughs is both the distillation of the themes Akerman pursued throughout her creative life, and a version of the simplest and most complicated love story of all: that between a mother and a daughter. With an introduction by Eileen Myles and an afterword by Frances Morgan

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