Jean-Luc Moulène

Jean-Luc Moulène, a self-declared technicien libertaire, studied Aesthetics and Sciences of Art at the Sorbonne University in Paris, where he currently lives and works. He participated in the Taipei Biennial, the Sharjah Biennial, the First International Biennial of the Image, the Venice Biennial, the Sao Paulo Biennial, and Documenta X. Among the institutions that have dedicated solo exhibitions to his work are the Secession, Centre Pompidou, Villa Medici, Rome, Kunstverein Hannover, Dia:Beacon, Carré d'art-Musée d'art contemporain, Nîmes, Culturgest, Lisbon, Musée du Louvre, Paris, and Centre d'Art Contemporain de Genève.

  • Documents, 4-vol. set

    Documents, 4-vol. set

    1999–2016

    Jean-Luc Moulène

    Box set documenting six of Jean-Luc Moulène's most well-known photographic series.

    This special edition box set contains four volumes documenting six of Jean-Luc Loulène's most well-known photographic series. His practice cuts diagonally across the oft-stratified spheres of economics, politics, and culture in order to reveal gaps in assumed knowledge and allow new figures and transparencies to emerge. Unlike a scientist or a mathematician, an artist must produce work that is not merely the outcome of an experiment, but must also render the experiment available to others; Moulène sees this as his task. The resulting forms are models for other lines of inquiry. Many of Moulène's photographic images are grouped under the series Documents; this special publication is comprised of subseries chronicling the writings on the wall inside a tunnel in Paris (Le Tunnel/The Tunnel), a group of sex workers from Amsterdam (Les filles d'Amsterdam/The Amsterdam's Girls), minor statuettes at the Louvre (Le Louvre), objects made by French workers while on strike (Objets de grève/Strike Objects), an invasive plant species in urban environs (La Vigie/Watch Out), and products illegally exported from Palestine (Produits de Palestine/Palestinian Products). Here, photography functions as a research tool, a form of record keeping. Like Malraux's Musée Imaginaire, Documents unites the heterogeneity of the world under the sign of photography. Edition of 700 signed and numbered copies, English/French.

    • Paperback $120.00

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  • Collapse, Volume 8

    Collapse, Volume 8

    Casino Real

    Robin Mackay

    An assembly of perspectives on risk, contingency, and chance—at the gaming table, in the markets, and in life.

    A transdisciplinary survey of practices that produce, analyse, and exploit risk and uncertainty, the eighth volume of Collapse uncovers the conceptual underpinnings of methods designed to extract value from contingency—at the gaming table, in the markets, and in life. The indictment of “casino capitalism” and the centrality of risk to contemporary society are traced back to a ubiquitous image of thought that originated in games of chance, but which is no longer adequate to address a world whose realities are now shaped by risk models and trading in speculative futures.

    To challenge the “casino” model, this volume brings together philosophers who extend the thinking of contingency beyond statistical modelling, professional traders and gamblers whose lifelong experience has shaped their understanding of chance, researchers analysing the perception and treatment of risk and uncertainty in diverse arenas including derivatives trading, quantum physics, insurance, sonic experimentation, literature, futurology, mathematics, and machine gambling, and artists whose work addresses both the desire to confront chance and the need to tame it by bringing it to order.

    • Paperback $31.95