The editorial policy of Le Grand Café builds upon the support given to artists creating a solo exhibition at the art centre. The books are full monographs rather than exhibition catalogues, allowing for the comprehensive documentation of an artist’s practice and a concentration of critical texts about their activity. Each one is a chance to collaborate closely with the artist on a different and appropriate graphic concept.

These books are always joint publications with other organisations. They are often the first opportunity for an international artist to publish in French, or the very first publication for an emerging artist, and guarantee a broader reach and visibility for their practice.