July 6, 2015 - Palais de Tokyo - A brand new series of monographic books published
July 6, 2015

A brand new series of monographic books published

New series of monographic books

www.palaisdetokyo.com

In parallel with its magazine PALAIS, Palais de Tokyo is launching a brand new series of monographic books, published in conjunction with its exhibition program. Richly illustrated with many photos of Palais de Tokyo’s exhibitions, these books will offer the reader an extended experience of the encounter with the artists’ work.
The artists’ words will appear alongside original contributions by theoreticians, art critics, and curators, providing the reader with a deeper understanding of each artist’s background and of the genesis of their project for Palais de Tokyo. These books will allow the reader to follow the evolution of the artists’ reflection on their work. Reproductions of artworks, preparatory documents, visual references, and studio views will bear witness to each step in the artist’s process and accompany interviews and essays. Eagerly seeking out new talents in graphic design, Palais de Tokyo has entrusted the design of the first volumes in this collection to the graphic designer and artist Xavier Antin. A new graphic designer will be selected each year. This new series of monographic books is published in collaboration with Les presses du réel.


New books published in June 2015

Céleste Boursier-Mougenot
Essay by Frédérique Aït-Touati; Céleste Boursier-Mougenot in conversation with Daria de Beauvais, curator of the exhibition.
Céleste Boursier-Mougenot has created a lakeside landscape which leads visitors into an experience, at once tactile, visual and auditory, which changes their perception of the space. Exhibition until September 13, 2015.

Jesper Just
Essay by Fabien Danesi; Jesper Just in conversation with Katell Jaffrès, curator of the exhibition.
Jesper Just has created a new installation which combines multiple videos, music and a spatial intervention, which transforms the visitor’s journey, and explores themes of ableism and agency, as well as the boundaries of body and selfhood. Exhibition until September 13, 2015.

Patrick Neu
Essay by Katell Jaffrès, curator of the exhibition; Patrick Neu in conversation with Jean de Loisy.
Patrick Neu converses with the figures of Bosch, Holbein and Rubens and turns traditional technique on its head, embarking thus on new experiments with fragile materials. Exhibition until September 13, 2015.


Upcoming books end October 2015

Ragnar Kjartansson
Mélanie Matranga
Exhibitions run from October 21, 2015 until January 10, 2016.


The monographic books are bilingual (English & French) and are available internationally. Distribution: Les presses du réel (France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland); Art Data (United Kingdom); Idea Books (Other countries).
More information and online orders: www.palaisdetokyo.com


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