Ricarda Roggan. Apokryphen. Spector Books

Posted in Artist Book, distribution, exhibition catalogue, photography on January 30th, 2015
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Over the past two years Ricarda Roggan collected and loaned from various museums and institutions objects which originally belonged to a key figure in the German cultural canon. She photographed them like the ceramic fish once owned by Ricarda Huch or Martin Heidegger’s pocket watch. These objects remain as artefacts in collections and have no intrinsic value. They only take on historical significance when they are shown in public, suffused with an awareness of the identity of their former owners. But what will remain of an object once it has been taken down from its pedestal only to disappear again in the archives? The artist locates her photography in the gap that is created between the knowing viewer and the photographed object and asks the question: Can photography preserve and convey the original auras of these everyday objects? Apocrypha was shown in 2014 in the Echo exhibition at the Kunstverein Hannover and at the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen.

28 x 21 cm + 15 x 9,7 cm
€28.00

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Space for Visual Research. Spector Books

Posted in art, distribution, photography on January 30th, 2015
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Space for Visual Research. Spector Books
edited by Markus Weisbeck, Mathias Schmitt, Michael Ott

The Space for Visual Research was established at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2013 as a workshop and laboratory for experimental research into new graphic, abstract and visual worlds. The Space’s mission is to support the exploratory urge for new aesthetics, in particular by empowering design students to create their own individual imagery. The resulting Space for Visual Research publication is a lab book, a log of visual experiments conducted using physics, chemistry, optics and reproduction technology as starting points for image production. Technical explanations open up possibilities for customized reproductions of each visual experiment presented here, while commissioned interviews and essays as well as a hand-picked bibliography render Space for Visual Research a useful reference tool for visual research generally today.

With texts by Alex Marashian, Liam Gillick, Karl Schawelka and Sophia Gräfe.

26€
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Verities N°4: Deception

Posted in distribution, magazines on January 27th, 2015
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VERITIES Issue four introduces a refreshed larger format and is dedicated to the theme of Deception.
Highlights of this issue include, Elaine Sturtevant in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Trevor Paglen in conversation with Ossian Ward, Victor Burgin, Larry Sultan, Slavoj Zizek and The Eternal Internet Brother-
hood.

€16.00

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ALBERTO TROIA (Kyselina) + DAN BODAN (D.F.A.) – CATCHING FIRE POSTER + Zweikommasieben 10 launch. 27.01.2015

Posted in events on January 26th, 2015

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ALBERTO TROIA (Kyselina) + DAN BODAN (D.F.A.) – CATCHING FIRE POSTER + Zweikommasieben 10 launch. 27.01.2015
from 6pm

This summer after completing his new album, ‘Soft’, Dan Bodan asked Munich based artist Alberto Troia (Kyselina) to choose a song and interpret it as a series of images. The result is a limited edition collection of 3 wall posters depicting Troia’s unique take on the song ‘Catching Fire’. With the kind participation of DFA Records, the posters will be made available to Europe exclusively through Motto Distribution.

The launch corresponds with the release of SOFTY SOFT vol 2, the second part in a series of radical reworking of songs from the album. Vol 2 collects remixes from Lotic, KABLAM, Draveng, E+E and a previously released remix by Gobby.

The posters collection will come packaged with a digital edition of the entire remix series, including the yet unreleased Vol.3 featuring remixes by CFCF, McFERRDOG, Low Concept and veteran producer Howie B.

Join us January 27th at Motto Berlin at 18h to a reception featuring a DJ set by Draveng + Zweikommasieben Djs

Group Affinity

Posted in Artist Book, exhibition catalogue on January 25th, 2015
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by Binna Choi, Saim Demircan and Bart van der Heide

GROUP AFFINITY reflects on an experimental summer school that took place in 2011 at Kunstverein München organized in collaboration with Casco.
Five independent collective bodies or groups—Andreas Müller & Susanne Pietsch, Chicago Boys, Cinenova, Grand Openings, and Slavs and Tatars—headed up faculties and turned their respective self-organized practices and research and working processes into curricula for the participants.

Contributors: Liam Casey, Hyun Ju Chung, Cinenova, Marthe van Dessel, Gürsoy Dogtas, Jan van Duppen, Matthias Friedrich, Rahman Hamasalih, Tad Hozumi, Claudia Hummel, Mary Ikoniadou, Hiwa K, Eva Könnemann, Nahla Küsel, Annette Krauss, Sofia Montenegro, Andreas Müller, Susanne Pietsch, Slavs and Tatars, Tijana Stevanovic, Davide Stucchi, Jason Waite, and Paul Wiersbinski, English, 175 mm x 240 mm, 176 pages, softcover, ISBN 978-3-943514-27-8, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder

English
116 pages
17.5 x 24 cm
700 g
Softcover
€19.00

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Starship 12

Posted in distribution on January 23rd, 2015
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STARSHIP Nº12
128 pages, english/german
Editors: Nikola Dietrich, Ariane Müller, Martin Ebner, Henrik Olesen

Contributors to Starship Nº 12:
David Antin, Tenzing Barshee, Gerry Bibby, Hans-Christian Dany, Nikola Dietrich, Stephan Dillemuth, Francesca Drechsler, Martin Ebner, Haytham El-Wardany, Yusuf Etiman, Morgan Fisher, Jean Genet, Julian Göthe, Ulrich Heinke, Judith Hopf, Karl Holmqvist, Chris Kraus, Sam Lewitt, Mikhail Lylov, Crispin Oduor Macachia, Almut Middel, Ariane Müller, Christopher Müller, Henrik Olesen, Sam Pulitzer, Gunter Reski, Mark von Schlegell, Nora Schultz, He-Ji Shin, Mitchell Syrop, Vera Tollmann, Annette Wehrmann, Lily Wittenburg, Amelie von Wulffen, Stephanie Wurster, Florian Zeyfang

D 8€ WW 10€

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Edition Taube / Stefan Sulzer @ Motto Berlin. 24.01.2015

Posted in events on January 22nd, 2015
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Saturday January 24th @ Motto Berlin
Stefan Sulzer
The day my mother touched Robert Ryman
Edition Taube book launch

The artist will be present and read from the book at 8pm, followed by an artist talk together with Daniel Herleth.

A special edition will be available, numbered, signed by the artist, and touched by the mother

www.editiontaube.de
www.stefansulzer.com

Erik van der Weijde – Gebilde. Camera Austria

Posted in distribution, photography, writing on January 20th, 2015
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Erik van der Weijde – Gebilde

Texts by Pierre Dourthe, Frits Gierstberg, Maren Lübbke-Tidow, Dan Rule, Erik van der Weijde, Jan Wenzel

Edition Camera Austria
96 pages
11,3 x 17 cm
€9.00

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Alexandra Leykauf – Posterbook

Posted in Artist Book, photography on January 19th, 2015
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Alexandra Leykauf – Posterbook
36 pages
40 x 55 cm
€35.00

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PALATTI AR AI @ Motto Kunsthalle Basel. 22.01.2015

Posted in events on January 18th, 2015

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PALATTI AR AI (Moving Multiples & Palatti 2015) @ Motto Kunsthalle Basel
January 22nd 2015, 6:30pm

PALATTI AR AI (new publication!)

It is late summer, together we stroll over the hill at Birli, along the Moosbach and the Goldach, we converse in various languages, and wander through the forest. We meander. We find mushrooms in the undergrowth, stones and snake sticks. We climb over fences, cross brooks and gaze into the water. We arrive at the Chastenloch, this mystical meeting point of trails, and we drink cider. Then we go our separate ways, taking the explorations and findings of the day to the next stage (…) From: Moving Palatti by Ursula Badrutt

The artist network Palatti proudly presents a new publication – a follow-up project to the 2013 residency at the Birli. From May-October Palatti was working in East Switzerland at the house of Dr. René und Renia Schlesinger Foundation in Wald, Appenzell in the framework of the 500 years anniversary festivities and the culture project Ledi – The Traveling Stage. The artists took the experience and their individual project as starting points for the artist booklets that have been developed for this publication.

Content:
Aurelio Kopainig – Wald (some kind of forest)
Julia Mensch – Bibliothek
Musquiqui Chihying – The Political Brain Constitution
Nicolas Novali – Incubatio
Betty Ras – Peek Mountain
Barbara Signer – Mi Casa Es Tu Casa
Paul Steenberghe – Appenzeller Metzgete
Text by Ursula Badrutt – Palatti bewegen/Moving Palatti

Edition: 720.
Published by Moving Multiples, Amsterdam & Palatti, 2015. ISBN/EAN 9789078020004
With the support of: Ledi – The Traveling Stage of AR◦AI 500, Stiftung Kunstfonds, Innerrhoder Kunststiftung, Hof Weissbad, GOBA AG
http://www.palatti.net/

Motto Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
4051 Basel
www.kunsthallebasel.ch