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Books and Other Matters

After 8 Books publishes books, and sometimes other kinds of objects. Promoting, circulating and discussing contemporary book practices, After 8 Books deals with the pragmatics and poetics of publishing. It develops projects with artists, graphic designers, writers, editors, with intellectual as well as sentimental attention.

Distribution

France & Belgium: Interart
Germany, Austria, Switzerland: ViceVersa
UK: Art Data
Americas: DAP

After 8 Books édite des livres et, occasionnellement, des éditions d’artistes. Alors que l’échange de données et la disponibilité sans limites de toute création semblent être devenues des évidences, After 8 Books prend le parti d’une forme de minutie et d’attention, en travaillant sur des projets répondant à une nécessité autant intellectuelle que sentimentale.

WANG, Evelyn Taocheng
Unintended Experience. A job in Amsterdam (reprint)

A new version of our first publication and bestseller: Evelyn’s adventures as a transgender masseuse in Amsterdam, back when she was a young artist, supporting herself by working in a massage salon. The texts are witty,…

THOREL, Benjamin; BEN SALAH, Myriam (eds)
Neïl Beloufa: People Love War Data & Travels

Emotional ! We are very proud of this one. It has taken a lot of time and dedication to bring this publication to life - exploring Neil Beloufa's manifold practice and relations has been quite a ride. We hope you will…

ROBINE-LANGLOIS, Théo
Le Gabion

Au départ, une simple anecdote: un gabion de chasse typique des marais normands se détache de son ancrage pour dériver dans l’Océan Atlantique, avec des chasseurs incapables de nager à son bord. Théo Robine-Langlois transpose…

FINCH, Claire
Chapter 15: I lie on the floor – Presage Pamphlet Series

This is a chapter in which nothing happens. (Even more
so than usual).
I am taking a day off, to lie on the floor.
My yoga mat purple corrugated mousse sticks
slightly…

FORSTER, Sherian Mohammed
wild wild west – Presage Pamphlet Series

It’s 4:50 am, without an alarm clock ringing, the rage comes out, why ? Sherian Mohammed Forster questions the abstract patterns that get into our heart and hurt, from Instagram trends to planes that take off with or without…

LABOR, Soto
Trompette – Presage Pamphlet Series

Yesterday as they smoked, a cigarette butt leaked and burned
their delicately stitched summertime pyjamas. A round hole
on their torso reminded the holes drilled in the wall the day
before to ventilate…

SILLMAN, Amy
Faux Pas. Selected Writings and Drawings

A key figure in the New York art scene, Amy Sillman is renowned for her singular approach to painting and drawing. Her writings extend a practice that challenges traditions and theoretical frameworks with criticality and…

HOY, Estelle
Pisti, 80 rue de Belleville

There she goes !
Pisti, 80 rue de Belleville is Estelle Hoy’s latest novel.
Elke is a young academic with a troubled past that keeps spilling onto her present. Just as she is about to leave town for…

YAGO, Dena
Fade The Lure

Hello there. So very happy to hold this new publication today.
Fade the Lure is a collection of poems and photographs created between 2014 and 2017, during Dena Yago’s experience working and living alongside…

LUND, Marie
Door Handles

Nous avons produit une nouvelle édition avec Marie Lund. Il s'agit d'une pièce composée de deux pièces, unies par une troisième. Ces trois pièces permettent l'ouverture et la fermeture d'une pièce, l'union ou la séparation…

BOYER, Anne
Traductions

Ces traductions ont été publiées à l’occasion de L’histoire est pleine de gens qui n’ont juste pas, conversation entre Anne Boyer et The Cheapest University à Bétonsalon, le 17 novembre 2018. La publication est…

MARAUD, Guillaume
Version n°0005, July 2018, “May 2018 SPECIAL”

Guillaume Maraud started in 2016 the publication series Versions: he had already self-published n°0001 − n°0002, n°0003, and n°0004,…

BEAUFILS, Julie
Le Large

Wow, we made it ! This light, pocketbook format new publication by After 8 Books gathers works by French artist Julie Beaufils, and three short stories commissioned for the occasion, dealing altogether with social tensions…

EXPERIMENTAL JETSET
Time Piece

Experimental Jetset’s Time Piece continues their experiences in “turning language into objects." Conceived in close collaboration with the artists, these editions are devised to support the activities of After…

BARBIER-BOUVET, Stéphane; WILLS, Camilla
Block the Light and Preserve Yourself

Stéphane Barbier-Bouvet and Camilla Wills’ collaboration on Block the Light and Preserve Yourself suggests…

SILLMAN, Amy
De la Couleur

Souvent, quand je suis dans mon atelier, entourée de seaux et de Sopalin, je me demande quelle erreur freudienne a fait de moi une peintre.
Amy Sillman, “On Color”

“On Color”, dans sa version française,…

WANG, Evelyn Taocheng
Unintended Experience. A Job in Amsterdam

She had a lot of siblings she told me, so she wouldn’t get any pretty clothes until she had a likely match—but since she didn’t have anything pretty to wear, she couldn’t get a match. She was trapped in a vicious circle,…