Published by Mousse Publishing. Edited by Andrea Lissoni. Text by Cyril Béghin, Andrea Lissoni, Molly Nesbit, Brian O'Doherty, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Adam Thirlwell.
Philippe Parreno (born 1964) is interested more in the dynamics of how a work of art is shown to the public than in its actual production, and in his films, installations, performances and texts, he subverts the codes normally applied to exhibition spaces. By placing the construction of the exhibition at the heart of his process, the French artist redefines the exhibition experience as a coherent object rather than a collection of individual works. “The exhibition is conceived as a scripted space,” he writes, “like an automaton, producing different temporalities, a rhythm, an itinerary, and a duration. The visitor is guided through the spaces by the appearance and orchestration of sounds and images ... a mental choreography.” Published to accompany his 2015 exhibitions in New York and Milan, Hypnosis Hypothesis offers a rich critical overview of Parreno's work, featuring essays by Cyril Béghin, Molly Nesbit, Brian O’Doherty and Adam Thirlwell, and interviews with exhibition curators Hans Ulrich Obrist and Andrea Lissoni. The monograph provides invaluable new research on one of the most influential and charismatic figures on the contemporary art scene.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Carlos Basualdo, Darius Khondji, Mouna Mekouar. Conversations with Carlos Basualdo, Philipp Parreno, Michel Serres, Hans Ulrich Obrist. Photographs by Darius Khondji.
Philippe Parreno (born 1964) reconceives the exhibition experience by creating a mise-en-scéne in the Palais de Tokyo, shepherding the viewer through a torrent of sound, image and performance.
Published by Damiani/Fondation Beyeler. Edited by Karen Marta. Text by Philippe Parreno, Nancy Spector.
In his latest project, Philippe Parreno (born 1964) used the mediums of landscape and film as a vehicle for playing with the conventions of time and space. According to NASA, any planet hospitable to life will likely orbit a pair of dwarf stars in a Continuously Habitable Zone (CHZ). The effect of orbiting multiple stars is black vegetation. With this in mind, Parreno, with the help of landscape architect Bas Smets, created a garden on a hillside in Porto, Portugal that is futuristic yet primordial: black plants grow where images fade, and we travel to a new fantastical world. Fashioned from earth, black minerals and vegetation, this real garden tells a topographical story that comes from the world of science fiction. C.H.Z. features the artist’s dark, impasto ink drawings, which functioned as a storyboard for the cinematographer Darius Khondji, as well as stills of the seven stages of the film.
Published by Walther König, Köln/Koenig Books. Edited by Karen Marta, Kathryn Rattee, Zoe Stillpass. Foreword by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julia Peyton-Jones. Texts by Nicolas Bourriaud, Michael Fried, Dorothea von Hantelmann.
Philippe Parreno rose to prominence in the 1990s among a group of artists later gathered under the rubric of Relational Aesthetics. Parreno has sought to redefine the exhibition experience as a coherent object rather than a collection of individual works. In this spirit, his recent exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery constitutes an environment through which the visitor is guided by an orchestration of sound and image. This catalogue for the exhibition examines Parreno’s films, including Invisibleboy (2010), the tale of a Chinese immigrant boy who sees imaginary monsters that are scratched onto the film stock; June 8, 1968 (2009) which revisits the train voyage that transported the corpse of Robert Kennedy from New York to Washington D.C.; and The Boy from Mars (2003), which partly focuses on the generator that supplies the power required to make the film.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Christine Macel, Karen Marta. Text by Simon Critchley, Maria Lind, Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Philippe Parreno (born 1964) undermines the notion of the discrete, ownable, copyrighted artwork through collaborations with artists such as Douglas Gordon and Pierre Huyghe, performances, dialogue and the cultivation of exhibitions as real-time encounters. This superbly produced monograph, designed by M/M, offers the first substantial inventory of Parreno's work since the late 1980s, covering his multifarious production from film (such as the famous Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait, made with Douglas Gordon, 2006) to spectacle (Il Tempo del Postino, with Hans Ulrich Obrist, 2007). It also includes critical and fictional texts by Maria Lind, Charles Arsčne-Henry, Enrique Juncosa and Simon Critchley, as well as an interview by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
Published by JRP|Ringier. Edited by Karen Marta. Text by Philippe Parreno.
In collaboration with the American illustrator Johan Olander, Philippe Parreno has created this children's book, in which a parade of 16 monsters—such as Propaganda Rabbit, Beamer, Audiotron, Superfan and Reality—are described and illustrated, in the form of a fable.
The French filmmaker and artist Philippe Parreno born in Algeria, has been working and collaborating with curator/thinker/editor Hans Ulrich Obrist for many years; over many projects they have taken huge risks and broken countless conventions together. The conversations gathered here give us a window into a dynamic and forward thinking aesthetic relationship.
Published by Charta/Irish Museum of Modern Art. Foreword by Enrique Juncosa. Edited by Philippe Parreno, Rachael Thomas. Text by Kurt Vonnegut, Cory Doctorow, Grant Morrison, Liam Gillick, Hans Pruijt, Philippe Parreno, Rachael Thomas.
This crowd of artists, as exuberant as this collection's title, were recruited for a mini-survey of contemporary art based on the diversity of their approaches and practices, which the editors saw as representative. Their work in a variety of media from film and video to painting and installation is informed by everyday life, and addresses issues such as ecology, technology, popular culture and globalization. The pieces gathered here include a mix of key moments in conceptual art and newly commissioned works, sourced from the artists' studios and from international collections. Contributors include Liam Gillick, Carsten Höller, Douglas Gordon, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jorge Pardo, Sarah Morris, Cerith Wyn Evans, Sarah Lucas, Anri Sala, Doug Aitken, Jim Lambie, Paola Pivi, Carles Congost and Eva Rothschild, and their work appears alongside pieces from the estates of Alighiero e Boetti and Bas Jan Ader. With texts from Liam Gillick and Kurt Vonnegut, among others.
PUBLISHER Charta/Irish Museum of Modern Art
BOOK FORMAT Clothbound, 9.5 x 11 in. / 224 pgs / 104 color/7 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 2/1/2007 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2007 p. 157
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9788881585793TRADE List Price: $70.00 CDN $85.00
Published by MFC-Michele Didier. Artwork by Philippe Parreno.
Fade to Black is the series title for a group of projects organized or "triggered" by conceptual artist Philippe Parreno over the last 10 years. Parreno is the initiator, but has sometimes pursued his work in collaboration with colleagues such as Rirkrit Tiravanija (with whom he animated ventriloquist's dummies) or Liam Gillick (with whom he hung a fictional commercial banner along the highway in Bangkok). Fade to Black gathers 11 titled images of those projects, each photograph testimony to an action or ephemeral installation, and offers the images in glow-in-the-dark ink that must be exposed to light before it can be seen--and allowed to fade away again--in the dark. Fade to Black therefore exists without being visible until the viewer makes it so, and then only for a brief predetermined window: an ideal product for an artist who enjoys using time as a material. Each ghostly image in this unique, large-format, limited-edition artist's book is bound as a detachable print.
PUBLISHER MFC-Michele Didier
BOOK FORMAT Spiral bound, 9.25 x 13.25 in. / 32 pgs / 11 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 3/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 143
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9782930439013SDNR30 List Price: $150.00 CDN $180.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Edited by Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno. Essays by Molly Nesbit, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Maurizio Lazzarato, Israel Rosenfield, Maurice Pianzola and Kathryn Davis.
AnnLee is an avatar, a virtual being made in Japan for the animated film industry. She was intended as a third-rate character, one with few personality traits, designed to lead a brief life. In 1999, French artists Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno bought the rights to her, gave her a name, and initiated a project to fill the empty entity AnnLee with stories and ideas generated by other artists and writers, including Liam Gillick, Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Richard Philips, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Molly Nesbit and Hans Ulrich Obrist.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 11.5 x 9 in. / 304 pgs / 150 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 5/2/2003 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2003
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883756646SDNR30 List Price: $65.00 CDN $75.00