Lost Paradise. Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič.

Posted in art, Artist Book, books, photography on September 24th, 2014
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Lost Paradise. Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič. 

Lost Paradise consists only of images. Artwork signed by Žiga Kariž in collaboration with designer Vasja Cenčič doesn’t’ even have classic book binding. No hardcover, no softcover, no binding in the middle. Instead, it consists only of 130 leaves, wrapped in cellophane. Calling this artwork by the technical term book is therefore seemingly problematic, which is underlined by the response of the Slovenian National and University Library that has designated Lost Paradise as a book at first, but has later changed its decision.1 A similar fate has befallen Ed Ruscha’s first cult book Twentysix Gasoline Stations in 1963. The book was rejected by the American Library of Congress because of its “unorthodox form and supposed lack of information”.2 Lost Paradise is in fact an even more unlikely candidate to achieve book status than Ruscha’s gasoline stations.

What has probably ultimately convinced the librarian bureaucracy that what lies on the table of the National and University Library is not a book or indeed any other sort of publication, is the fact that Lost Paradise is a book which contains no words save for the note on the cover. The cover foil bears a sticker which holds an extended colophon that gives basic data in two languages: “Lost Paradise by Žiga Kariž in collaboration with Vasja Cenčič was published by Zavod Projekt Atol, with Marko Peljhan acting as editor at large. The first issue was printed by Littera Picta in 250 copies and published in December 2010 with support of the Ministry of Culture or the Republic of Slovenia.”3  The text reveals only basic information: the title, the names of the editor and publisher, the year and place of publication. The price of the book is printed next to this data and can be compared to the prices of illustrated books about art; therefore the book does not try to label itself as artwork through its value. Of course, save for the title, there is also information about authorship, which is the only relevant and important piece of data for understanding of the artwork.

€40.00

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The Library Vaccine. Opening Sept. 24 @ Artists Space. New York

Posted in events on September 22nd, 2014

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Lee Gamble Album Launch and Talk @ Motto Berlin. 25.09.2014.

Posted in events, Motto Berlin event, music on September 22nd, 2014
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KOCH album launch / In conversation with Lee Gamble & Lisa Blanning.

Please join us in celebrating the release of Lee Gamble’s new album KOCH, his second for the illustrious record label, PAN. Lee will also discuss his work with music Journalist, Lisa Blanning (The Fader, Electronic Beats).

Sharing some stylistic affinity with his previous records, which excavated his deeply personal history with UK jungle and rave, and techno, this new work dives even deeper to reveal a singu- lar and intimate musical vantage point, shifting to approaching music as projection, state, hallucination, an other place. In ‘KOCH’, we experience an artist constructing a future after time spent deconstructing the past.

Thursday 25th September, 19.30 – 22.00.

Motto Berlin
im Hinterhof
Skalitzerstr. 68
10997 Berlin

Ken Kagami ‘MILKMAN’ book signing @ Tokyo Art Book Fair. 20.09.2014

Posted in events on September 18th, 2014

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Ken Kagami ” MILK MAN” Book Signing
At Tokyo Art Book Fair 2014
September 20th around 14:30 (after the radio recording)
Presented by MOTTO BOOKS
You can see Milk Man!!!

http://zinesmate.org/lang/jp/the-tokyo-art-book-fair

“The magic of mimesis. On personal and technological media.” Joachim Koester & Anselm Franke @ Motto Berlin. 14.09.2014.

Posted in art, events on September 12th, 2014
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Joachim Koester & Anselm Franke @ Motto Berlin. 14.09.2014.

“The magic of mimesis. On personal and technological media.”

Joachim Koester will be talking with Anselm Franke about his recent work. He is included in the three-person show, with Allison Gibbs and Ken Jacobs, which Franke has curated with Heidi Ballet at Dan Gunn, opening on Saturday 13th September. Anselm Franke is the director of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. Joachim Koester is based in Copenhagen and has exhibited widely, including recent shows at SMAK Ghent, Palais de Tokyo Paris, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Centre d’art Contemporain Geneva.

 

Sunday 14th September, 17.00.

 

Motto Berlin
im Hinterhof
Skalitzer Str. 68
10997 Berlin

 

FUKT Magazine for contemporary drawing #13.

Posted in art, books, distribution, drawing, graphic design, illustration on September 6th, 2014
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FUKT Magazine for contemporary drawing  #13. 

Featuring

William Kentridge
Antje Weitzel/
Viktoria Lomasko
Dan Perjovschi
Aris Moore
Christoph Niemann
Benjamin Betts
Marit Roland
Derek Beaulieu
Brigitte Waldach
Caroline Kryzecki
David Eager Maher
Drawing Room/
Stewart Helm
Irene Kopelman
Jockum Nordström
Mariusz Tarkawian
Keita Mori
Lotte Maja Bjerre
Björn Hegardt
Marco Fusinato
Mark Reynolds
Phil Sawdon
Pushwagner
Amadeo Azar
Trafo Pop
Christian Schwarzwald

216 pages, softcover with foil stamp, full color, 17 x 24 cm.

€16.00
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IN WINE. Erik Steinbrecher. Tafel-bild

Posted in art, Artist Book on September 5th, 2014
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IN WINE. Erik Steinbrecher. Tafel-bild

16 pages 23 x 33cm
full colour

€12.00

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MANY OF THEM – VOL.III [This must be the place]

Posted in design, distribution, fashion, magazines, photography on September 4th, 2014
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 MANY OF THEM – VOL.III [This must be the place]

A LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 COPIES

COSMIC WONDER, YUKINORI MAEDA, COMME DES GARÇONS, JUNYA WATANABE, ALAÏA, CHRISTOPHE LEMAIRE, SUSAN CIANCIOLO, CHANEL, KARL LAGERFELD, DRIES VAN NOTEN, SAINT LAURENT, YOHJI YAMAMOTO, LIMI FEU, ISSEY MIYAKE, YUSUKE TAKAHASHI, PELICAN AVENUE, JUN TAKAHASHI, UNDERCOVER, FINAL HOMME, MAURIZIO AMADEI, DANIELA GREGIS, PAUL HARNDEN, GEOFFREY B. SMALL, BERNHARD WILLHELM, HERMÈS, EATABLE OF MANY ORDERS, BLESS, MIGUEL ADROVER, ELEIN FLEISS, LAETITIA BENAT, GILLES CLÉMENT, RAYA MARTIN, OLIVIER ASSAYAS, RIRKRIT TIRAVANIJA, JOANA PREISS, CARLOS REYGADAS, COSTA-GAVRAS, MICHÈLE RAY-GAVRAS, NATHALIA ACEVEDO, ANDRÉS DUQUE, MIA HANSEN-LØVE, KHAVN DE LA CRUZ

Printed: Color – Black & White
Format: 215 x 155 X 45 mm

€35.00

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Fukt #13 @ Motto Berlin. 06.09.2014

Posted in events on September 3rd, 2014

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Come celebrate the release of Fukt Magazine for contemporary drawing #13 with us at Motto in Kreuzberg, Berlin! Bring friends and enjoy drinks and music (DJ Matt & Bode) + of course the magazine for a special price.

Saturday, September 6, we start at 7 pm and go on until 10 pm. Welcome!

http://fukt.de/

biographical landscapes of new zagreb. Claudia Bosse (Ed.) Cheap Method Edition – Motto Books & theatercombinat.

Posted in architecture, books, distribution, Motto Books, photography on September 3rd, 2014
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biographical landscapes of new zagreb. Claudia Bosse (Ed.) Cheap Method Edition – Motto Books & theatercombinat.

New Zagreb. The Museum of Contemporary Art (MSU), its space, collection and environment, and the unique concept of its urbanism were the starting points of the artistic research project called Biographical Landscapes of New Zagreb by Claudia Bosse, and was conceived through field research, including the analysis of actual experiences of urbanism in New Zagreb based on the memories and lifestyles of its inhabitants.

Invited by EUROKAZ and MSU to develop a unique project for the museum and its surroundings, Claudia Bosse and Günther Auer collaborated on visiting living spaces (apartments) in different urban areas of New Zagreb in December 2011. In March 2012, they interviewed the inhabitants on issues such as democracy, capitalism and identity. These experiences resulted in the research project which became part of the museum’s live installation, and an art-transfer between the museum and private living spaces: Biographical landscapes of New Zagreb.

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