Reading List

VOX suggested readings will help deepen your thinking about our most recent exhibitions. Enjoy!

Erdem Taşdelen

Batuman, Elif. The Idiot. Penguin Press, 2017.

Hustvedt, Siri. The Blazing World. Simon & Schuster, 2014.

Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi. The Time Regulation Institute. Penguin Classics, 2014. [English translation by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely from the original in Turkish published in 1961]

Temelkuran, Ece. Women Who Blow on Knots. Parthian Books, 2017. [English translation by Alexander Dawe from the original in Turkish published in 2016]

Tuğal, Cihan. The Fall of the Turkish Model: How the Arab Uprisings Brought Down Islamic Liberalism. Verso, 2016.


Serge Tousignant

Campeau, Sylvain. Maquettes d’atelier. Chicoutimi: Séquence, 1992.

Dessureault, Pierre. Parcours photographique = Phases in photography. Ottawa: Musée canadien de la photographie contemporaine, 1992.

Latour, Jean-Pierre et al. Serge Tousignant : Indices : études et maquettes (Centre d’exposition de l’Université de Montréal) // Serge Tousignant : Signalements : Œuvres formelles et géométriques (Galerie Graff). Montréal: Éditions Graff, 2000.

Tousignant, Serge. Serge Tousignant. Dessins, photos : 1970-1974. Montréal: Musée d’art contemporain, 1975.

Video interview by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (in French). Online. <http://www.macm.org/expositions/tableaux-dune-exposition-car-le-temps-est-la-plus-longue-distance-entre-deux-endroits/> Consulted on April 26, 2017.


Ján Mančuška

Dessanges, Guillaume. “Ján Mančuška : The Missing Bit.” in Ján Mančuška : First Inventory. Edited by Vít Havránek. Prague: JRP|Ringier and tranzit, 2015, p. 367-374. Online. <http://guillaumedesanges.com/spip.php?article130> Consulted on January 31, 2017.

Havránek, Vit (ed.). Ján Mančuška : Absent. Zurich: JRP|Ringier and tranzit, 2006.

Havránek, Vit (ed.). Ján Mančuška : First Inventory. Prague: JRP|Ringier and tranzit, 2015.

Macel, Christine. “Ján Mančuška : Expectations of the Past.” in Time Taken: The Work of Time in the Work of Art. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2014, p. 68-74.

Wagner, Hilke (ed.). Ján Mančuška : Against Interpretation. Braunschweig: Kuntsverein Braunschweig, 2011.


François Lemieux

Abiteboul, Serge and Christine Froidevaux. “Big data : l’enjeu est moins la donnée personelle que la disparition de la personne. Entrevue avec Antoinette Rouvroy.” Binaire/Le Monde, January 22, 2016. Online. <http://binaire.blog.lemonde.fr/2016/01/22/le-sujet-de-droit-au-peril-de-la-gouvernementalite-algorithmique/> Consulted on January 31, 2017.

Brecht, Bertolt. Manuel pour habitants des villes. Paris: L’Arche, 2006.

McElheny, Josiah and Christine Burgin (eds.). Glass! Love!! Perpetual Motion!!!: A Paul Scheerbart Reader. Chicago/New York: Christine Burgin Gallery and University of Chicago Press, 2014.

Massumi, Brian and Erin Manning. “Histoire du milieu : entre macro et mésopolique. Entrevue avec Isabelle Stengers.” Inflexions 3, 2009, p. 1-17.

Pasquinelli, Matteo. “Contradiction of the Sun (And the Limits of a Molecular Revolt).” in The Ultimate Capital is the Sun : Metabolism in Contemporary Art, Politics, Philosophy and Science, translated by Claudia Weigel, Berlin: Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, 2014, p. 137-145.


Putting Rehearsals to the Test

Buchmann, Sabeth, Ilse Lafer and Constanze Ruhm (eds.). Putting Rehearsals to the Test Practices of Rehearsals in Fine Arts, Film, Theater, Theroy, and Politics. Vienne: Sternberg Press, 2016

Buchmann, Sabeth and Constanze Ruhm. “Subject Put to the Test.” Texte zur Kunst, 90, 2013, Online <https://www.textezurkunst.de/90/buchmann-ruhm-subject-put-test/> Consulted on November 23rd , 2016.

Lehmann, Hans-Thies. Postdramatic Theater. New York: Routledge, 2006. [English translation by Karen Jürs-Munby from the original in German published in 1999]

Jean-Luc Godard, Passion (France / Swiss, 1982, 88 min.)

Yvonne Rainer, Lives of Performers (USA, 1972, 90 min.)


Annette Kelm

Lübbke-Tidow, Maren. “Annette Kelm.” Camera Austria, 131, 2015, p. 9-13.

Ruf, Beatrix. “Allerlei Wendungen.” Annette Kelm : Parkett 87, 2010, p. 144-157.

Bell, Kirsty. “Analog Encounters.” Art in America, 2014, p. 102-105.

Presentation House Gallery, Kölnischer Kunstverein (eds.), Annette Kelm : Subjects and Objects. Exhibition catalogue. Vancouver: Presentation House Gallery; Cologne: Kölnischer Kunstverein, 2015.


Naeem Mohaiemen

/ United Red Army

Toscano, Alberto and Go Hirasawa. “Walls of Flesh: The Films of Koji Wakamatsu (1965–1972).” Film Quarterly 66.4, 2013, p. 41-49.


/ Afsan’s Long Day

Chowdhury, Afsan. Conversations with Suleman (A Poem). Dhaka: Srabon Publishers, 2007.

Meinhof, Ulrike. Everybody Talks About the Weather… We Don’t: The Writings of Ulrike Meinhof. Seven Stories Press, 2011.

Varon, Jeremy Peter. Bringing the war home: the Weather Underground, the Red Army Faction, and revolutionary violence in the sixties and seventies. University of California Press, 2004.


/ Last Man in Dhaka Central

Custers, Peter. Capital accumulation and women’s labor in Asian economies. New York University Press, 2012.

Lifschultz, Lawrence and Kai Bird. Bangladesh: The unfinished revolution. Zed Books, 1979.


David Maljković

Daubaraité, Jurga (ed.). New Reproductions. David Maljković, 2003 – 2013. Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2013.

Esche, Charles, Annie Fletcher et al. (dir.). David Maljković: Sources in the Air. Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2012.

Südbeck, Annette and Tina Lipsky (dir.). David Maljković – exhibitions for Secession. Vienna: Wiener Secession Vienna, 2011.

Souriau, Étienne. De l’œuvre à faire. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 2009. [Published in English as On the Work to Be Made. transl. Erik Beranek and Tim Howles. Minneapolis: Univocal Publishing, 2015.]


Lina Selander

Ehlin, Fredrik (ed.). Lina Selander : The Space of Memory. Stockholm: Axl Books, 2010.

Ehlin, Fredrik, Oscar Mangione, Lina Selander and Felix Vogel. Around the Cave of the Double Tombs. Stockholm: OEI editör, 2010.

Essling, Lena (ed.). Lina Selander: Excavation of the Image: Imprint, Shadow, Spectre, Thought. Exhibition catalogue, Biennale di Venezia. Stockholm: Moderna Museet; Germany: Koenig Books, 2015.

Holmberg, Helena (ed.). Lina Selander. Echo. The montage, the fossil, the sarcophagus, the x-ray, the cloud, the sound, the feral animal, the shadow, the room, and ”Lenin’s Lamp Glows in the Peasant’s Hut”. Stockholm: OEI editör, 2013.

Holmberg, Helena (ed.). A Series of Images About You. Exhibition catalogue. Kalmar: Kalmar Konstmuseum, 2014.


Clément de Gaulejac

Bouretz, Pierre,  Marc de Launay et Jean-Louis Scheffer. La Tour de Babel. Paris: Éditions Desclée de Brouwer, 2003.

De Gaulejac, Clément. Tailleurs d’histoires. Montréal: La Mauvaise tête, 2015.

Favret-Saada, Jeanne. Désorceler. Paris: Éditions de l’Olivier, 2009.

Heidsieck, Bernard. Vaduz. Éditions Al Dante, 2007.

Vernant, Jean-Pierre. L’univers, les dieux, les hommes. Éditions du Seuil, 1999.


Lucy Raven

Alighieri, Dante. The Inferno. New York: Modern Library, 1996.

Jenkins, Bruce. On the Camera Arts and Consecutive Matters : The Writings of Hollis Frampton. Cambridge, Massachussetts: MIT Press, 2009.

Leslie, Esther. Hollywood Flatlands : Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant-Garde. New York: Verso, 2004.

Michaud, Philippe-Alain. Aby Warburg and the Image in Motion. New York: Zone Books, 2004.

Smithson, Robert. Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.


Raymond Boisjoly

Appadurai, Arjun. The Social life of things : commodities in cultural perspective. Cambridge Cambridgeshire New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Deren, Maya. Divine horsemen : the living gods of Haiti. New Paltz, NY: McPherson, 1983.

Carter, Paul. Dark writing geography, performance, design. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press, 2009.

Gell, Alfred. Art and agency : an anthropological theory. Oxford New York: Clarendon Press, 1998.

Reed, Ishmael. New and collected poems. New York: Atheneum, 1988.


Faire des histoires (Kim Kielhofner, Nikki Forrest, Groupe Intervention Vidéo)

Bergson, Henri. Matière et mémoire : essai sur la relation du corps à l’esprit [1939]. Paris: Presses universitaires de France, 1982.

Didi‐Huberman, Georges. Atlas ou le gai savoir inquiet – L’œil de l’histoire, 3. Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 2011.

Merleau-Ponty, Maurice. The World of Perception. London: Routledge, 2008.

Sebald, W.G. The Rings of Saturn. London: New Directions Books, 1998 [English translation from the original in German].

Woolf, Virginia. The Waves. Penguin Books, 1992 [re-edition].
(and Les vagues. Paris: Éditions Stock, 1937 [French translation by Marguerite Yourcenar from the original in English published in 1931].)


James Benning

James Benning. Decoding Fear. Exhibition catalogue. Graz: Kunsthaus Graz; Hamburg: Kunstverein in Hamburg, 2014.

Ault, Julie (ed.). Two Cabins. New York: Art Press, 2011.

MacDonald, Scott. “Exploring the New West: An Interview with James Benning.” Film Quarterly 3, Spring 2005. p. 2-15.

Moore, Rachel. “James Benning’s California Trilogy: A Lesson in Natural History.” After all 8, 2003. p. 34-42.

Pichler, Barbara and Claudia Slanar. James Benning. Vienna: Österreichisches Filmmuseum/Synema Publikationen, 2007.


Jean-Marie Delavalle

Campbell, James D. The Mirror, Method and Meaning in Monochrome: Jean-Marie Delavalle. Toronto: Christopher Cutts Gallery, 1993.

Couture, Francine (dir.). “Technologies et art québécois 1965-1970.” Cahiers du Département d’histoire de l’art de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Spring 1988.

Nemiroff, Diana P.C. A History of Artist-Run Spaces in Canada with Particular Reference to Véhicule, a Space and the Western Front. Master’s thesis, Montreal: Concordia University, 1985
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Pontbriand, Chantal (dir.). Périphéries. Montreal: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 1974.

Smith Brydon and Pierre Théberge. Boucherville, Montréal, Toronto, London. Ottawa: National Gallery of Canada, 1973.


Modest Livelihood

/ Brian Jungen 

Bourgeois, Louise, Marie-Laure Bernadac (ed.) and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (ed.). Destruction of the Father / Reconstruction of the Father. Writings and Interviews 1923-1997. Cambridge (Mass.): The MIT Press, 1998.

Brody, Hugh. Maps & Dreams. New York: Pantheon Books, 1982.

Lee, Pamela M.. Object to be Destroyed. The Work of Gordon Matta-Clark. Cambridge (Mass.): The MIT Press, 1999.

McCarthy, Cormac. Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West. New York: Vintage Books / Random House, Inc., 1985.

Spector, Nancy. Felix Gonzales-Torres. New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1995.

/ Duane Linklater

Agamben , Giorgio. “What is the Contemporary?” in “What Is an Apparatus?” and Other Essays (Giorgio Agamben), Stanford (CA): Stanford University Press, 2009.

Durham, Jimmie. Venice: Objects, Work and Tourism. 2015.

McCarthy, Cormac. The Road. New York: Vintage Books, 2006.

Moten, Fred. The Feel Trio. Tucson (AZ): Letter Machine Editions, 2014.

Sontag, Susan. “The Aesthetics of Silence.” in Styles of Radical Will (Susan Sontag), London: Secker and Warburg, 1969 [1967].


Challenge for Change / Société Nouvelle: Documents in Participatory Democracy

Brendan Baker, Michael, Thomas Waugh and Ezra Winton (dir.). Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.


Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens

Bourget, Marie-Noëlle and Christophe Bonneuil. “De l’inventaire du monde à la mise en valeur du globe. Botanique et colonisation (fin 17e siècle-début 20e siècle).” Revue française d’histoire d’outre-mer, tome 86, n°322-323, 1st semester of 1999. p. 9-38.

Daston, Lorraine. “Type Specimens and Scientific Memory.” Critical Inquiry 31, Autumn 2004. p. 153-182.

Ibghy, Richard and Marilou Lemmens. “Beyond the Grave and Into the Future.” in Plot for a Biennial: Sharjah Biennial 10 (Ghalya Saadawi, ed), Sharjah: Sharjah Art Foundation, 2011. Online. <http://www.ibghylemmens.com/AlvisedaCadamosto.html> Consulted on July 13, 2015.

Ibghy, Richard and Marilou Lemmens. “Our Latest Greatest Hope.” 2014. Online. <http://www.ibghylemmens.com/ourlatestgreatesthope.html> Consulted on July 13, 2015.

Krugman, Paul. “The Theory of Interstellar Trade.” 1978. Online. <http://www.princeton.edu/~pkrugman/interstellar.pdf> Consulted on December 23, 2013.

Laval, Christian and Pierre Dardot. Commun. Essai sur la révolution au XXIe siècle. Paris: La découverte, 2014.


Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni

Hoberman, Mara. “Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni, Casino Luxembourg.” Artforum, April 12, 2014. Online. <http://artforum.com/archive/id=46195> Consulted on May 2, 2014.

Kurzweil, Ray. The Singularity is Near : When Humans Transcend Biology. New York: Viking, 2005.

Lamberti, Ornella. “Et si quelque part quelque chose se mettait simplement à vous remplacer.” Paris Art, 2010. Online. <http://www.paris-art.com/marche-art/et-si-quelque-part-quelque-chose-se-mettait-simplement-a-vous-remplacer/giraud-fabien/7017.html> Consulted on May 2, 2014.

Soulard, Ida. “Étienne Chambaud, Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni.” Revue 02, no 56, Winter 2010. p. 36-39.

von Uexküll, Jacob. Mondes animaux et monde humain ; suivi de Théorie de la signification. Paris: Éditions Denoël, 1965.


Geert Goiris

Broomberg, Adam, Oliver Chanarin, Gordon MacDonald, and Julian Stallabrass. Fig.. Brighton: Photoworks, 2007.

Durand, Régis. “Geert Goiris Photo Révélateur-Photo
Sensitive.” L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, n°383, May-June 2011. p. 100-107.

Frost, Sabine, Geert Goiris, Volkmar Mühleis, and Francis Smets. Whiteout Cahier. FAK (Faculteit Architectuur & Kunsten), Accro publishers.

Goiris, Geert, Nickel van Duijvenboden, and Matthew Vollgraff. Geert Goiris / Lying Awake. Roma Publication 195, 2013.

Macfarlane, Robert. Mountains of the mind. New York: Pantheon Books, 2003.


Tris Vonna-Michell

Casablanca Chandigarh : bilans d’une modernisation. Montreal: CCA / Zürich: Park Books, 2014.

Vonna-Michell, Tris. Tris Vonna-Michell. Zürich: JRP Ringier, 2011.

Vonna-Michell, Tris. Tris Vonna-Michell. Zürich: JRP Ringier, 2010.

Lax, Robert. Circus Days and Nights. Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2000.

Sebald, W.G. Austerlitz. New York: Random House, 2001.

Walden, Russell. Open Hand: Essays on Le Corbusier. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1977.


Michael Blum

Hamilton, Jaimey. Uncommon Goods: Global Dimensions of the Readymade. Bristol: Intellect Press, 2013.

Milev, Yana (ed.). D.A. – A Transdisciplinary Handbook of Design Anthropology. Zürich: Peter Lang Publishing, 2013.

Eilat, Galit. “You Are A Cannon.” Michael Blum-Ciao Ghatoul. France: Frac Pays de la Loire, 2012.

Lambert-Beatty, Carrie. “Make-Believe: Parafiction and Plausibility. ” October, 129, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009.

Esche, Charles. Cream 3. London: Phaidon Press, 2003.


Jon Knowles

Eddy, Michael. “Works with Photography: Hold that Thought.” Journal VOX, 43, 2013.

Luo, Amy. “Jon Knowles: I’m only in it for the Manet.” Art Toronto, 2013. http://www.artoronto.ca/?p=20092. Consulted online on November 5, 2013

Bonin, Vincent. Jon Knowles and Robert Knowles. “Mixed Misuse.” Fonderie Darling, 2012. http://fonderiedarling.org/en/mixedmisuse.html. Consulted online on November 5, 2013


Zachary Formwalt

Formwalt, Zachary. “How to Depict Finance.” Interview by Binna Choi, Kaleidoscope, 10, 2012. p. 100-105.

Formwalt, Zachary. Reading the Economist. Utrecht: Office for Art, Design and Theory / Porto: Fundação de Serralves Museu de Arte Contemporânea, 2012.

Lutticken, Sven. “Inside Abstraction.” E-Flux Journal 38, 2012. p. 1-14.

Wecker, Frédéric. “Seeing the Capital”, Art 21 31, 2011. p. 50-57.

Formwalt, Zachary. “Representing Capital.” Interview by Luigi Fassi, Mousse Magazine 24, 2010. p. 76-78.

Allen, Jennifer. “History of Trauma.” Monumentalistm: History, National Identity and Contemporary Art. Amsterdam: Stedelijk Museum and NAi Publishers, 2010.


Sven Augustijnen

Berrebi, Sophie. “Fish nor Fowl, but Real Bodies: The Films of Sven Augustijnen.” Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquir, 31, 2012. p. 84-93.

Vanderbeeken, Robrecht. “Documentary as Anti-Monument: On Spectres by Sven Augustijnen.” Afterall: A Journal of Art, Context and Enquir, 31, 2012. p. 94-105.

Augustijnen, Sven. Spectres. Brussels: ASA Publishers, 2011.

Demos, T.J. Sven Augustijnen’s Spectropoetics. Brussels: ASA Publishers, 2011.

Haidu, Rachel. “Heart of Daftness.” Artforum International, 50, 2011. p. 115.


Jonathan Plante

Hudon Laroche, Annie. “Jonathan Plante regard rétrospectif/prospectif.” Art le Sabord, 91, March 2012.

Delgado, Jérôme. “À dimensions variables.” Le Devoir, February 12-13, 2011.

Pouliot, Audrey. “Fasciné par l’architecture.” Le Progrès, August 14, 2011.

Mainville, Claudine. “Expositions de Jonathan Plante.” Le courrier, September 15,  2010.

Delgado, Jérôme, “Duels et petits rassemblements de notre art.” Le Devoir, June 7-8, 2008.

Bélisle, Josée, Lanctôt, Mark, Landry Pierre and Paulette Gagnon. Rien ne se perd, rien ne se crée, tout se transforme : La triennale québécoise 2008. Montréal: Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2008.

Books consulted on visual perception

L’illusion d’optique. Saint-Laurent: Éditions du renouveau pédagogique (ERPI), 2012.

Vry, S. 13 Arts Illusions Children Should Know. Munich: Éditions Prestel, 2003, 48 p.

Crystal, N. and M. Tytla. Tu n’en croira pas tes yeux! Saint-Lambert: Les Éditions Héritage Jeunesse, 1996, 84 p.

Jennings, T. 101 illusions d’optique. Paris: Librairie Gründ, 1996, 88 p.

Leeman, F. Hidden Images: Games of Perception, Anamorphic Art, Illusion from the Renaissance to the Present. New York: Harry N. Abrams Inc, 1977, 176 p.

Baltrusaitis, J. Anamorphoses ou perspectives curieuses. Paris: Olivier Perrin Éditeurs, 1955, 84 p.