Home Away From Home

Un livre produit par la Fondation d’entreprise Hermès et publié par Aperture à l’occasion de l’exposition Home Away from Home à la Galerie Aperture, du 15 mars au 10 mai 2018. Le projet présenté dans cet ouvrage a été réalisé dans le cadre du programme Immersion, une commande photographique franco-américaine créée par la Fondation d’entreprise Hermès et la Fondation Aperture.

éditeur: aperture


In the Carpet

Edition : Ifa Gallery








«Une confiance d’enfant, une confiance qui va au-devant, espérante, qui vous soulève, confiance qui, entrant dans le brassage tumultueux de l’univers […], devient un soulèvement plus grand, un soulèvement prodigieusement grand, un soulèvement extraordinaire, un soulèvement jamais connu, un soulèvement par-dessus soi, par-dessus tout, un soulèvement miraculeux qui est en même temps un acquiescement, un acquiescement sans borne, apaisant et excitant, un débordement et une libération, une contemplation, une soif de plus de libération, et pourtant à avoir peur que la poitrine ne cède dans cette bienheureuse joie excessive…» Henri Michaux, L’Infini turbulent (1957).

Auteur : Georges Didi-Huberman
Editeur : Gallimard

Aqua Vitalis

Vive, matricielle, purificatrice, métaphore de l’insondable,
l’eau est un thème privilégié de l’histoire de l’art,
entre innombrables figurations du Déluge,
miroitements chers aux baroques et reflets changeants
goûtés des Impressionnistes.

Si elle continue d’inspirer nos rites de régénérescence et de vitalité, l’eau devient un sujet capital pour le monde du XXIe siècle : une matière en voie de raréfaction, convoitée, souillée par la pollution anthropique, une zone frontière aussi.

L’Artothèque de Caen, à l’instigation de Claire Tangy et Paul Ardenne, a invité vingt-quatre artistes plasticiens à porter un regard critique sur l’eau : comme ressource naturelle menacée ou inaccessible pour certaines populations ; comme théâtre des flux migratoires contemporains ; comme marchandise moderne devenue objet de spéculation. Tout le répertoire de l’eau « politique », en somme.

Cette exposition salue l’ouverture de la nouvelle Artothèque de Caen, dans le
Palais Ducal réaménagé. Elle s’insère dans le programme de l’édition 2013 du festival Normandie Impressionniste, importante manifestation culturelle développée sur le territoire de la Haute et de la Basse Normandie, dont le thème est l’eau.

Auteurs : Paul Ardenne, Claire Tanguy
Editions Le Bord de l’eau / La Muette

Keep Your Eye on the Wall

In art and literature, walls are frequently used as powerful symbols of division. For the people of Palestine, however, the wall that cuts deeply into their land and society is all too real, snaking through over 700 kilometres of the West Bank. It throttles Palestinians, seals off Israelis, and all but guarantees perpetual ignorance, fear and rage on both sides.

Keep Your Eye on the Wall brings together seven award-winning artist-photographers and four essayists, all responding to the Wall in images or words, specially commissioned for this book. The photographers present unique perspectives, whether documenting the journey of labourers across the barrier, the desolation of abandoned checkpoints or the tattered posters of martyrs on a wall in Gaza.

The book features photographic work from Taysir Batniji, Raed Bawayah, Rula Halawani, Noel Jabbour, Raeda Saadeh, Steve Sabella and Kai Wiedenhöfer, text from Malu Halasa, Yael Lerer, Christine Leuenberger and Adania Shibli, and a foreword from Raja Shehadeh.

Author: Olivia Sneije
Edited by Mitchell Albert
Publisher: Saqi Books

Safar/Voyage: Contemporary Works by Arab, Iranian, and Turkish Artists

This publication accompanies a group exhibition held at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia from April to September 2013.

‘Safar/Voyage features a selection of recent artwork by artists from Iran, Turkey and a range of Arab countries. The groundbreaking text, illustrated with more than fifty colour photographs, archival images and a map of the region, explores themes of migration, dislocation, and changing identities—addressing the impact of war and revolution on individuals, communities and culture in this highly contested region of the world.

Echoing the title, the internationally acclaimed curator Fereshteh Daftari constructs a journey through the work of the eighteen artists featured in the book. Political geographer Derek Gregory questions the West’s assumptions about the Middle East by asking “Middle of what? East of where?” Offering a counterpoint to Western travellers exoticizing the Middle East, historian Naghmeh Sohrabi examines the experiences of nineteenth-century travellers from the Middle East to the West. Canadian Lebanese artist Jayce Salloum offers a visual essay that responds to the themes of voyage and dislocation.

The artwork featured in Safar/Voyage includes photography, installation art, a carpet, a wall mural, painting, and sculpture.’ – from book flap.

With artist statements and biographies.

Editor: Meg Taylor
D&M Publishers (Vancouver, Canada)
Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada)


Ici ailleurs : Une exposition d’art contemporain

L’exposition “Ici, ailleurs” réunit à la Friche la Belle de Mai à Marseille, Capitale européenne de la Culture 2013, trente-neuf artistes originaires des pays du pourtour de la Méditerranée. Le titre de l’exposition renvoie à la disponibilité à toutes sortes de migrations possibles. Sans renier leurs origines culturelles, les artistes revendiquent plusieurs points d’ancrage, ils sont d’ici et d’ailleurs. Vingt-neuf projets inédits ont été ainsi menés à bien (peintures, photographies, sculptures, films et installations vidéo). Les oeuvres présentées développent pour la plupart d’entre elles une réflexion critique sur le monde et la société, elles traitent du voyage, témoignent de l’expérience de l’exil et de l’émigration, interrogent les notions d’identité et de citoyenneté, explorent les questions de genre et le rapport à l’autre. Elles s’emparent des problèmes sociaux, politiques, environnementaux, offrent une relecture de l’histoire. D’autres encore engagent un travail de mémoire concernant tant la sphère intime que publique.

Author: Juliette Laffon
Publisher: Skira

Light from the Middle East: New Photography

Light from the Middle East explores the various ways that contemporary Middle Eastern artists deploy the language and techniques of photography. Whether embracing the capacity of photography to record or bear witness, or subverting that process in order to highlight its susceptibility to manipulation and recontextualization, they use the medium to tell stories, to question, and to challenge.

This book accompanies an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (13 November 2012–7 April 2013), the first major museum exhibition of contemporary Middle Eastern photography. It presents over 25 artists from across the greater Middle East (including North Africa and Central Asia), whose multiple viewpoints are appropriate to a region where collisions between personal, social, religious and political life can be emotive and complex. It includes a wide array of work made by artists living in the region and in diaspora, ranging from photojournalism to staged and digitally manipulated photographs.

Authors: Martha Weiss and Venetia Porter

Steidl Editions

Newtopia: The State of Human Rights

Authors: Ariella Azoulay, Stéphane Hessel, Lina Khatib,
Edited by Katerina Gregos and Elena Sorokina



Ludion Editions


 Out of Rubble

The rubble that each war leaves behind shapes today and tomorrow — physically, psychologically and spiritually. OUT OF RUBBLE presents works by international artists and architects who consider its causes and consequences, its finality and future, moving from decimation and disintegration to the possibilities of regeneration and recovery.

Artists whose work is included in the book: Lida Abdul, Adel Abidin, Diana Al-Hadid, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Taysir Batniji, Wafaa Bilal, Xu Bing, Liu Bolin, Enrique Castrejon, Lenka Clayton, Helen de Main, Decolonizing Architecture, Jane Dixon, Christoph Draeger, Monica Haller, IDEA sarl, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Jennifer Karady, Mary Kelly, Osman Khan, Anselm Kiefer, Barry Le Va, MadeIn Company, Curtis Mann, Samina Mansuri, Raquel Maulwurf, Julie Mehretu, Simon Norfolk, Cornelia Parker, Walid Raad, Armita Raafat, Rocío Rodríguez, Thomas Ruff, elin o’Hara Slavick, Susanne Slavick, Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz, Pamela Wilson-Ryckman, Tomoko Yoneda

Artists with work in the exhibit included: Taysir Batniji, Wafaa Bilal, Enrique Castrejon, Lenka Clayton, Decolonizing Architecture with Sara Pellegrini, Jane Dixon, Heide Fasnacht, Hirokazu Fukawa, Monica Haller, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Jennifer Karady, Osman Khan, Samina Mansuri, Simon Norfolk, Rocio Rodriguez, elin o’Hara slavick, Susanne Slavick, and Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz.



Editor: Susanne Slavick

Arab Photography Now

This publication shows the visual dynamics of Arab photography in all its fascinating beauty, revealing a rich new aesthetics. We see portraits and landscapes by 36 photographers creating works of great political and cultural relevance. Their visual imagery constitutes an exciting and instructive journey for the reader. Each of the contributing photographers was asked to supply a statement on his or her life and experience as an artist. Rose Issa is a curator, writer and producer who has championed visual art and film from the Arab world and Iran for nearly 30 years. She has lived in Iran, Lebanon, France and, for the last 20 years, London, where from her private project space in Kensington she showcases upcoming and established artists, and produces exhibitions and publications with public and private institutions worldwide, including Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, and the Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg. Participating artists: Myriam Abdelaziz, Jananne Al Ani, Manal Al Dowayan, Reem Al Faisal, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Jowhara Al Saud, Anas Al Shaikh, Karima Al Shomely, Kader Attia, Lara Baladi, Taysir Batniji, Faten Gaddes, Jellel Gasteli, Khalil Joreige & Joana Hadjithomas, Majida Khattari, Youssef Nabil, Sabah Naim, Malik Nejmi, Nabil Boutros, Omar d., Hichem Driss, Lalla Essaydi, Gilbert Hage, Hassan Hajjaj, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Jehad Nga, Farah Nosh, Raeda Saadeh, Sueraya Shaheen.

Authors: Rose Issa, Michket Krifa
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag


New Vision: Arab Contemporary Art in the 21st Century

A groundbreaking book that brings together 90 of the most exciting, challenging and innovative Arab contemporary artists and curators, including Mona Hatoum, Susan Hefuna, Hassan Khan, Jeffar Khaldi, Diana Al Hadid and Yto Barrada. Sumptuously illustrated throughout, it is the single most comprehensive and informative survey of this region’s art available.

Editor: Hossein Amirsadeghi

TransGlobe Publishing Ltd

In the Arab World… Now

(artists, galleries, Museums, collectors, architects, designers, fashion, media, Lifestyle & more)

Authors: Jérôme Sans, Fabrice Bousteau




Publisher: Galerie Enrico Navarra