©Isabelle Giovacchini

©Isabelle Giovacchini


A manifesto on the challenges of contemporary production in the arts


Along with Faisons de l’inconnu un allié, this book titled Anticipations concludes the pre-launch programme organised by the Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette begun in October 2013. This book presents the institutional and curatorial research launched by the Prolégomènes series and developed through production residencies, as well as through numerous projects supported by the Fondation in France and abroad.

The book is the subject of an artistic commission by the Swiss artist Raphael Hefti. Thanks to the particular treatment of the cover, each book will be a unique piece.

The book is built around 4 parts:

  • Production booklets of the main projects led by the Fondation since October 2013
  • 5 to 10 « fundamental » texts analysing the Fondation’s core missions
  • A text dedicated specifically to the October 2016 exhibit

Liste of contributions:

  • Rem Koolhaas et RoseLee Goldberg
  • Chris Dercon et Lidewij Edelkoort
  • Howard S. Becker et franck leibovici
  • Charles Aubin, Anna Colin et Hicham Khalidi


  • Guillaume Houzé
  • François Quintin
  • Judith Wielander et Matteo Lucchetti

Fiction: Neil Cummings

Production booklets:

  • Simon Fujiwara
  • Olaf Nicolai
  • Emmanuelle Huynh
  • Anja Aronowsky Cronberg
  • Jerszy Seymour
  • Gabriel Sierra
  • Ulla von Brandenburg
  • Anicka Yi
  • Rotor
  • Paul Kneale et Raphael Hefti
  • Flora Katz / Editathon Art+Feminism


order anticipations

Anticipations                                          French or English                                 35,00€

To order Anticipations, please email


Editorial direction:                           Guillaume Houzé, François Quintin          Bound, 220 x 320 mm                            Co-edition with JRP Ringier                           French/English publication                       Graphic design by Yorgo&Co (Paris)

French                                                     ISBN: 978-3-03764-484-3                Number of pages: 312 pages                    Publication date: Octobre 2016                200 color images                                      EUR 35 / CHF 42 / £ 28 / US 45      

English                                                    ISBN: 978-3-03764-462-1

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