A Different Organization, A New Name,
A Shifting Cultural Landscape, An Enduring Passion For Art Publishing
2019 constitutes a milestone for us.
After 15 years of dynamic editorial activities as a commercial publishing company, JRP|Ringier became JRP|Editions on January 1st, 2019. Placed under the responsibility of the Fondation suisse pour l’édition d’art (FSEA), a nonprofit entity presided over by Swiss artist John M Armleder, this new imprint is committed to pursuing the distribution of titles published since 2004, as well as publishing new books.
When Swiss curator Lionel Bovier and publisher Michael Ringier founded JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag AG in Zurich in 2004, it was a natural evolution for a small publishing company named JRP|Editions that had been established a decade previously by Lionel Bovier and Christophe Cherix. Coming full circle back to our former imprint name, our new activities are clearly informed by the acclaimed journey through art publishing led by JRP|Ringier, which established itself as one of the leading international and independent publishers of contemporary art, partnering with artists, museums, galleries, and private institutions worldwide.
Newly released are the long-awaited facsimile publication of Dorothy Iannone’s 1969 "Cookbook," and Thomas Hirschhorn’s "Maps," a volume that unveils the matrix of an uncompromising artist. New monographs on artists such Charles Atlas, Sylvain Croci-Torti, and Fredrik Vaerslev have been recently added to our catalogue. "Art Basel|Year 49," the sixth volume of the innovative series of publications started with Art Basel in 2014, and the catalogue raisonné of Peter Halley’s paintings of the 1980s, a landmark tome for any contemporary painting amateur, have just been printed. Like "Color Library–Research into Color Reproduction and Printing" and "Andro Wekua" published in 2018, Halley’s book has been named one of the Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2018. In the making are theoretical volumes dedicated to Ed Ruscha, Swiss experimental cinema, and Sheila Hicks, as well as a new anthology of interviews by Hans Ulrich Obrist devoted to influential Indian artists.
These new and forthcoming titles testify to our enduring wish to map and disseminate the diversity and excellence of stimulating contemporary artistic and theoretical practices. JRP|Editions will continue to publish in our shifting cultural landscape, and would be thrilled, dear reader and art lover, to continue to accompany you through contemporary culture.
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