JRP|Editions - We Make Books and Multiples with Art
After 15 years of dynamic editorial activities as a commercial publishing company, JRP|Ringier became JRP|Editions on January 1, 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 to 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.
Since 2004, with a team of highly motivated collaborators, associate designers, and editors, and thanks to collaborations with great artists, writers, curators, museums, and private institutions worldwide, JRP|Editions (formerly JRP|Ringier, 2004–2018) has managed, through an expanding network of specialized and committed distributors, to establish itself as one of the leading international and independent publishers of contemporary art.
We have built up a catalogue of more than 500 titles currently in active distribution (in English, German, and French), which has established our profile and audience in the contemporary art field.
Careful to maintain high editorial quality in terms of conception, design, and production, we have succeeded in positioning the company simultaneously as an independent producer and as a publishing partner for museums and private structures.
In September 2019, we launched our Multiples’ department with a brand-new website, lithographs on denim by the Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury, as well as a lithograph by Dorothy Iannone released to accompany the facsimile publication of her legendary book The Story of Bern, 1970.
Between Fall 2019 and Summer 2020, we released new editions with artists from different generations and nationalities such as John Armleder, Isabelle Cornaro, Olivier Mosset, Greg Parma Smith, Kenny Scharf, Joe Andoe, and Todd Bienvenu. Most of their multiples—including Armleder’s exclusive series of new mirrors—were unveiled during JRP|Editions’ first participation in the artgeneve art fair in January 2020.
All our lithographs are printed at the oldest Parisian printing house ”IDEM,” founded in 1880, where Picasso, Matisse, Miró, and Chagall printed their work. The paper we use to print the lithographs is 100% handmade cotton and all the colors are also prepared by hand.
Our Advisory Board
Hoor Al Qasimi
President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF), Hoor Al Qasimi has established the SAF in 2009 as a catalyst and advocate for the arts in Sharjah, UAE, as well as regionally and internationally. She is also the Sharjah Biennial Director which she co-curated in 2003. Some recent curatorial projects include exhibitions with/on Tarek Atoui, Hassan Sharif, Yahoo Kusama, Robert Breer and Rasheed Araeen as well as the second Lahore Biennale.
Photo credit : Sebastien Böettcher
John M Armleder
Swiss artist John M Armleder (b. 1948, Geneva) is one of the leading voices of the contemporary art world. Active and renowned since the end of the 1960s, he was also an important go-between between Europe and American scenes and cultures, and is today an inspirational figure for younger artists’ generations. For the last 20 years, JRP|Editions and John M Armleder have collaborated on numerous publications and art projects. He also chairs the FSEA (Swiss Foundation for Art Publishing).
Photo credit : Annik Wetter
Lionel Bovier (b. 1970, Geneva) is director of MAMCO Geneva (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) since 2016. Previously, he worked as a freelance curator, notably associated with Le Magasin, Grenoble, from 1999 to 2003, and taught at ECAL (University of Art and Design Lausanne). An art critic and publisher, he is the founder of JRP|Ringier, now JRP|Editions.
Photo credit : Annik Wetter
Hans Ulrich Obrist
Hans Ulrich Obrist (b. 1968, Zurich) is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since his first show World Soup (The Kitchen Show) in 1991, he has curated more than 300 shows. He is the author of A Brief History of Curating, first published by JRP|Editions in 2007 and now in its ninth printing.
Photo credit: Tyler Mitchell
Finance & Distribution
Head of Digital
Hubert De Castelbajac
Head of Multimedia
Eléonor de Pesters
Art Basel Yearbook Manager
High Quality Art, Prints & Products
Our products are the result of sophisticated techniques and the highest quality materials to ensure as precise a replication as possible. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.
We ship your Art Worldwide
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