Various Artists
‘En Suspens’ (SP091)

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Various Artists ‘En Suspens’

Technical

96 pages + insert
19,5 x 24,5 cm
Clothbound softcover
Saddle Stitched
2018
first edition of 1000 copies
(600 french + 400 english)

ISBN: 978-2-919430-06-2
Publication date: February 8th, 2018
Co-published by Le Bal & Shelter Press

Credits

Editors: Diane Dufour, Bartolomé Sanson, Julie Héraut
Graphic design: Bartolomé Sanson
Translator: Glenn Naumovitz
Proofreader: Joséphine Gross and Elaine Krikorian
Scans: Après Midi Lab

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About the book

Co-publié avec Le BAL, ce livre en format souple et broché se lit comme une trace des oeuvres rassemblées à l’occasion de l’exposition éponyme autour d’un état transitoire de notre temps : le suspens. Entre abstraction et fragilité, il contourne l’idée du catalogue traditionnel pour transcrire à travers de fines pages en noir et blanc cet état intangible et indéfinissable.

Publié à l’occasion de l’éxposition En Suspens, Le Bal, Paris, février 8 – Mai 13, 2018

Published at the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Le Bal, Paris, this publication is a poetic, abstract, fragile attempt to translate something of our times: being in a state of suspension. It subverts the idea of a traditional catalogue to transcribe this intangible and indefinable state through a continuous stream of black-and-white images.

Conceived by Bartolomé Sanson, Diane Dufour and Julie Héraut, the book borrows the simplicity of black and white fanzines and unfolds in a continuous stream of images, like a suspended trace of the works in the exhibition. Excerpts from Jacques-Henri Michot’s Un ABC de la barbarie—an inventory of media language clichés that contaminate everyday life—seep into its pages. Like a multitude of shards, images of the works featured in the exhibition oppose this desertion of words and thought. A gesture of resistance to immediacy, this publication is an attempt to give poetic form of the intangible.

Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition, Le Bal, Paris, from February 8 to May 13, 2018.

Artists

Bas Jan Ader
Debi Cornwall
Stéphane Degoutin & Gwenola Wagon
Luc Delahaye
Darek Fortas
Hiwa K
Aglaia Konrad
Jacques-Henri Michot
Rabih Mroué
Mélanie Pavy
Sebastian Stumpf
Paola Yacoub
Henk Wildschut

Press

Aperture
Les Inrocks
France Culture (La Dispute)
France Inter
Connaissance des Arts



Gaillard & Claude
‘Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot’ (SP088)

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Gaillard & Claude ‘Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot’

Technical

48 pages
22 x 28 cm
color offset
perfect bound
soft cover with flaps
first edition of 500 copies
2017

ISBN 978-2-36582-022-6

20 euros

Special edition with limited print in a run of 25 signed copies also available. Write an email for more informations / order at contact@shelter-press.com

Credits

Photography: Kristien Daem
Dialogues: Lili Reynaud-Dewar
Publication coordination: Alberto García del Castillo
Proofreading: Eleanor Ivory and Lætitia Paviani
Design: sunny-side- up
Printing and binding: Snel, Vottem, Belgium

Co-publishers
Établissement d’en face, Brussels, Belgium
In extenso, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France

Funded by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
With additional support from
Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France

About the book

Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot narrates the story of four members of an orchestra who animatedly chat during a break backstage at the Henry Le Bœuf concert hall in Brussels. Through gossip, arguments, and existential crises, they shake the axioms and notions of community, authenticity and happiness.
Dialogues by Lili Reynaud-Dewar are illustrated by photographs realised by Kristien Daem. The sculptures depicted in the book are part of a larger corpus previously exhibited between 2015 and 2016 in Early Development of Calculus at Etablissement d’en face, A Proper Orchestra is Fun for Everyone! at Les Bains-Douches and A Finite Sum at In extenso.

About the artists

Gaillard & Claude make sculptures, editions, musical tracks, radio broadcasts and other forms that most often appear as groups – like friends or families – relating to each other through music, science, sociopolitics, and art in a form of joyful play.

Estelle Hanania
‘Happy Purim’ (SP064)

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Estelle Hanania ‘Happy Purim’

Technical

68 pages
24,5 x 31 cm
4 colors printing
2015
first edition of 700 copies
perfect bound / clothbound hardcover
Text by David Ivar (english)
Interview with Delphine Horvilleur (french + english)

Happy Purim is out on September 20th 2015, in a first edition of 700 copies worldwide.

Order / Wholesale / Commande Librarie

— Direct order from our STORE

— FR / BE / CH: LES PRESSES DU REEL
— UK / EU: ANTENNE
— AU / NZ : PERIMETER
— Others countries / get in touch ⇢ shelterpress@gmail.com

About the book

September 2015 marks the release of Happy Purim, a new monograph dedicated to the work of paris-based photographer Estelle Hanania. Happy Purim gathers 42 images documenting 3 years of photographs taken between 2011 and 2014 during the Purim holiday in the neighbourhood of Stamford Hill, London.
Kids wearing home made costums incarnating a wide range of human vernacular history and reality (from the pizza to the clown). Standing in the street they are revealing some cultural fantasies as well as the familiar invisible backgrounds of their neighborhood: a simple tree, a part of a brick wall, a locked door or a pavement.

While the content of this book could appear a bit softer compare to her previous series, costums, masks, parade and most of Hanania’s recurring subject are fully vivid here.

To quote french rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, who signs a text at the end of the book : « Purim has the reputation of being a holiday for children. It is children, besides, that constitute the very matter of these photos even if the truth, in my opinion, is that Purim is an adult holiday. Children, in a way, act like a veil, like the “masks” – in all senses of the word – disguising the holiday, making it up in order to hide the complex questions it raises. The fundamental issue of Purim is the question of appearance and of internal reality. On this day, we read a text called the Megillah of Esther, whose content should practically be censured for underage persons. »

About the artist

Estelle Hanania lives and works in Paris. Happy Purim is her fifth collaboration with Shelter Press, following Attila Csihar, Broken Mirror & Metamorphosis of the Tree (2010), Dondoro (2011), Glacial Jubilé (2013), and more recently Eternelle Idole (2015), a collaboration with Stephen O’Malley and Gisèle Vienne published last month.

Press

New York Times
American Suburb X
Le Monde
Another
Vice

Anne Laure Sacriste
‘Orion Aveugle’ (SP041)

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Anne Laure Sacriste ‘Orion Aveugle’

Technical

48 pages + 2 inserts
16.5 x 23 cm
full color offset
2014
first edition of 700 copies
perfect bound
hard cover

All works by Anne Laure Sacriste
Layout by Bartolomé Sanson

About the artist

Anne Laure Sacriste (1970) is a paris-based visual artist.
Her works have been exhibited in Paris (Air de Paris, Galeries des Galeries Lafayette, Lafayette, Fondation d’entreprise Ricard, Art : Concept…), in France (Musée d’art moderne Saint Etienne, Villa Betarix Enea, Anglet, Château d’Avignon, Arles…) as well as in the rest of the world (Fri-Art, Fribourg – Suisse, Galerie Hadrien de Montferrand, Pékin, Chung King Project / François Ghebaly, Los Angeles…).

About the book

With the same image of Freud’s divan on its front and back covers, Orion Aveugle, Anne Laure Sacriste’s new artist’s book, offers a selection of recent paintings marked by an intensification of the characteristics we have come to know: monochrome grounds, vegetal motifs and visual anamneses. Borrowing the principle of free association (here, of pictures) from psychoanalysis, she also includes a fragment from Nicolas Poussin’s Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun. This is her simultaneous subversion of the ideals of classical clarity and analytical decoding: we can see only thanks to blindness and dazzlement.

Davide Balula
‘Ember Harbor’ (SP039)

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Davide Balula ‘Ember Harbor’

Technical

96 pages + centerfold
18.5 x 20,5 cm
full color offset
2014
first edition of 1000 copies
perfect bound
hard cover

About the book

Davide Balula exhibition catalogue produced on the occasion of the exhibition Ember Harbor at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels.

Credits

Images by Davide Balula
Text by Paul Galvez

Estelle Hanania
‘Glacial Jubilé’ (SP027)

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Estelle Hanania ‘Glacial Jubilé’

Technical

160 pages
19 x 24 cm
4 colors printing
2013
first edition of 700 copies
perfect bound / clothbound hardcover
Interview with Alexis Vaillant (french + english)

— Regular editions out of stock at source.
Copies are still available at :
Les Presses Du Réel (France) and
Antenne Books (UK / ROW).

— Limited edition is still available :
Write us an email to place an order
contact@shelter-press.com

About the book

Customs and traditions: the originality of Estelle Hanania’s photographic work appears in the fact that it focuses on the european vernacular rites in a very unique way. Unlike the anthropologist or pure documentarist, she doesn’t try neither to understand nor to decode the mystery of those rites, letting them pass trough her camera.

A procession of giants in a field, a magician in a parking lot, a wild cave… The shadows of a singular identity are standing as a non-exotic setting yet revealing themselves as an hallucination.

Graduated from Les Beaux Arts de Paris, the 2006 award-winning photographer in Hyeres Festival Estelle Hanania is not afraid by the beauty, the pure aesthetics of the clothes or the masks. She knows how to keep a human distance to the subject, in a natural light, in silence.

Her photographs are portraits and landscapes of men becoming animals or plants, as many chimerical figures embodied in our absurd contemporary world.
In the background appears a car, a road, a parking lot: such as banal infrastructures and unspectacular places. Extraordinary rituals required in an ordinary community, a present in syncope, nested in the reality as a strange lichen growing on a concrete wall.

First monograph dedicated to the work of Estelle Hanania, Glacial Jubilé features six sets of photographs taken in Switzerland, Bulgaria, the Basque Country, Italy and Austria between 2006 and 2011.

Special Edition

3 different editions of 15 copies

Housed together in an embossed clamshell box, each set comprising :

— a signed and numbered first edition of the book « Glacial Jubilé » (1/15—A)
— one of three C-prints (A / B / C ) (unframed, 19 x 24 cm, signed and numbered (1/15—A)
— a signed and numbered zine (SP031)

Feel free to write us if you have any questions : contact@shelter-press.com

250 euros + shipping / write us an email to order

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Camille Vivier
‘Veronesi Rose’ (SP012)

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Camille Vivier ‘Veronesi Rose’

Technical

20 pages
23 x 34 cm
full color offet
2012
first edition of 400 handnumbered copies
unbounded

About the book

Girls lying on concrete disonaurs are facing obsolete neon signs.
Broken, knocked down, abstract, discarded, left there.
The girls are naked, in black and white, static. The neons are coloured, saturated like comic strip boxes.
Prehistoric monsters, mysterious beauties follow and merge with relics of modern cities. Metals, skins and stones collide.
Pages unattached slide and mix to deceive time and order.

Text

“These girls? Their curves sketch infinity; their hollows end in, wisps of flesh, dark at times; their eyes pierce the image when they reach you. Waxy bodies drawing the image towards a less synthetic century. Artificial?

Bodies are framed, embedded and enclosed in a photograph. Caught in between limited
spaces: in the depths of a boulder, on a rocky edge, on the top of a shelf. Impossible to escape. Bodies and curios end their way here: still lives aiming at anthropomorphic shapes. In a haze of orange, green, yellow or blue—everything surfaces and evokes the colors of ancient masters.

Another fact: these images are noisy. Noise, a misguiding word that silences light, and nourishes black and white for a richer silver print. These selfish pictures, pose, freeze out of a storyline. But they take everything they can from the present: urban oddities, the wanderings of a contempary eye, and fragments of a no longer ostentatious luxury. These images, they steal everything: remnants of forgotten French films, some Garrel, some Rivette—but there is no Amour Fou, only an imposed distance. Are they found images?
They don’t care about their times, because they curl up—in the city, in wilderness, in a studio or in a forsaken interior. They become a new kind of daguerreotype. It takes us the past to progress.
Light as feathers, round as breasts, these images are voluptuous, straightforward, they swallow everything. A sentence by Henry Michaux fits them well: “In the warm mist of a young girl’s breath I found a place…”.

About the artist

Born in Paris in 1977, Camille Vivier started her photography career as an assistant
in Purple magazine.
After studying at the Grenoble Fine Arts School and Saint Martins, she dedicated herself entirely to photography and works at the same time in the art and fashion worlds. In 1998, she was awarded the photography prize at the 12th Hyères Festival. In 2002, she was awarded the Villa Medicis international grant. She has contributed to various magazines, including: I-D, Dazed&Confused, Another Magazine, Numéro, Purple Magazine, Double Grey, Crystallized, Ten, and Self Service. She’s collaborated with brands such as Stella McCartney, Martin Margiela, Cartier, Le Monde d’Hermès, and Isabel Marant amongst others.
Her work has been exhibited in several galleries and institutions abroad as well as in France, including the CAPC Bordeaux (“Jean-Luc Blanc/Opera rock”), Espace Electra (“Le Voyage intérieur”), Galerie Kamel Mennour, Maison Européenne de la Photographie (“Enquête d’identité”), and during the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles.

Julien Langendorff
‘Black Mirrors’ (SP003)

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Julien Langendorff ‘Black Mirrors’

Technical

48 pages
16,5 x 23 cm
full color offset
2012
first edition of 1000 copies
perfect bound / hardcover

About the artist

Julien Langendorff was born in Paris, France, in 1982. He studied at the École Duperré Paris where he began experimenting in various mediums including metal etchings and film, while writing and playing music. He has exhibited in galleries in Paris, New York, Tokyo and Berlin. He also plays music in Pillars of Fire, a doom-psychedelic band formed with artist Jason Glasser and singer Matteah Balm, and plays and records solo under the name, Skate Witches.
Julien Langendorff lives and works between New York (US) and Paris (FR).
His work combines collage, pen and ink drawings and paper cut-outs of 1970’s erotic imagery and often conjures up dark, dream-like visions influenced by gothic and hippie cultures, Black Sabbath, spiritism and diary-art. Langendorff’s work is both minimal and psychedelic with a free, stream of conscious sensibility.

About the book

I’ve always been a bit jealous of people who are able to paint and draw well. It’s not easy to write about drawings or paintings, they seem to be even more personal than photographs or video clips because they are so many things funneled into one image that is completely controlled and original.

Below is a short list of some places that my mind goes when i see Julien’s.
-the best parts of saturday morning cartoons, with all the shitty parts stripped away.
-the movie KRULL always sitting at the video rental store on VHS but i was too young to rent it.
-the feeling of what it might be like to get tasered.
-dark places mixed with light ones, literallly and figuratively.
-being covered in sweat and falling in dirt, but maybe colorful dirt.
-colored rocks at the bottom of a fish tank.

It seems that a lot of artists (myself included) are attracted to counter culture groups from the past; hippies, goths, satanists, etc. I’m not sure why these movements still resonate today. Is it because we haven’t had anything comparable in very recent times? Sometimes it feels like we are living in a time when it’s all about the same, everything has been referenced so much that it has all become dust and the peace sign has about as much meaning as the swastica. I’m not saying this in a negative way, i think it’s kind of exciting. For me these works create that feeling, they reference several times and things but still completely fresh. It’s like starting all over. (…)

 

Peter Sutherland, NYC, 2011