Tags: Kristen Mueller
Columnist. Boris Rebetez.
«Columnist» nennt Boris Rebetez seine Einzelausstellung im Kunsthaus Baselland und auch die nun neu vorliegende Publikation. Nicht von ungefähr wird der Leser bereits mit diesem Titel auf eine Gedankenfährte durch Ausstellung und Katalog geschickt. Denn ist es nicht der Kolumnist, der in Zeitschriften, Zeitungen oder Magazinen aktuelle Geschehnisse kommentiert, seine Haltung dazu äussert und damit den Lesern den Blick durch eine andere Brille ermöglicht? Diesen etwas anderen Blick auf die Realität ermöglicht einem Rebetez mit seinen künstlerischen Eingriffen, die er in der Publikation auf spannende Weise erläutert.
Language: german / english
Tags: distribution, Joost Vandebrug, Nico Kos, Seed Projects
“A teenage utopia of freedom, rebellion and lawlessness is set in a parallel society, fuelled by destructive drugs and little state or parental protection.”
The book Cinci Lei follows the lives of Nicu, Stefan, Costel, Liviu and many friends that inhabit tunnels underneath the streets of Bucharest.
Tags: Felix Guattari, Graeme Thomson, In Search of UIQ, OtherFilm, Silvia Maglioni
Motto & OtherFilm present a temporary store and screening of Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni’s In Search of UIQ at the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
In Search of UIQ unfolds the story of Felix Guattari’s Un Amour d’UIQ both as a missing film and as a missed chance for cinema.
Slipping between documentary, fiction and essay, through the deployment of video and sound archives, letters and other documents that are enmeshed in a series of fabulations and spectral re-enactments, In Search of UIQ explores what Guattari’s cinema of the Infra-quark might have been (and may still become) in relation to his thought and clinical practice, and considers its implications in terms of the wider social and political transformations both of its own time and of the present moment.
Building a dynamic counterpoint between the unfilmed UIQ script and hypotheses of its possible manifestations, In Search of UIQ creates a phantom topography of this missing big-screen encounter involving science- fiction, schizoanalysis and molecular politics – virtually projecting UIQ towards horizons of present and future struggles as a tactical weapon of sabotage in the war of images.
To accompany the screening, Motto will present a temporary bookstore, offering a selection of books, magazines, records and artist’s publications.
Thursday 6th March, 6pm.
Institute of Modern Art
420 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Tags: David Hartt, Markus Miessen
Belvedere. David Hartt. Dominica, New Documents.
Photographs by David Hartt.
Text exchange between David Hartt and Markus Miessen.
Editors: Jeff Khonsary, Martine Syms
Design: Practise, Chicago
Tags: Abake, David Maljković, Karl Larsson, Maria Fusco
New Reproductions. David Maljković. Mousse Publishing.
Jurga Daubaraitė (Ed.)
“She, the grid system is aware only of her corners, not of her straight lines. She perceives her own space and those persons who traverse her space as flat entities moving swiftly and without substance.” – Maria Fusco.
The artist book New Reproductions, published in conjunction with David Maljković’s exhibition at CAC Vilnius, is a dense object jn which the textual contributions function as poetic and fictional response to the artist’s collaged 48 images. Here, Maljković provides a certain utilitarian take on re-reading, remembering, incompleteness, and exhaustion as artistic positions in order to assemble filiations between works separated by time span and by his changing ideas.
New Reproduction is part of MIDI, an imprint of Mousse Publishing initiated by Åbäke
Tags: Eastern Europe, Marina Abramović, Miroslav Tichý, Petrit Halilaj
Texts by Boris Buden, Keti Chukhrov, Vit Havránek, Marco Scotini and Joanna Warsza.
Published for “Il Piedistallo Vuoto – Fantasmi dall’Est Europa / The Empty Pedestal – Ghosts from Eastern Europe” – presented at the Museo Civico Archeologico in Bologna from January 24 to March 16 and organized by Arte Fiera – this book accompanies a project that traces recent developments in the art scene of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. On view are a hundred works (from leading Italian private art collections) by over forty artists, ranging from members of the younger generation, such as Petrit Halilaj, Gintaras Didžiapetris and Evgeny Antufiev, to recognized masters like Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Marina Abramović, and Miroslav Tichý. “None of these so-called archeologists”, writes exhibition curator Marco Scotini, “is practicing an art of ruins: they all act upon time but also ‘against’ time, in favor of a time to come. Neither do they aim to predict anything. All they do is allow the unknown knocking on the door to enter”. Alongside a compendium of images, the book presents a selection of essays by philosophers, art critics and curators that illustrate and comment on certain key concepts examined in the show, including the notions of “East” and “West”, and of “democracy”, “struggle”, “History”, and “site-specificity”.
Language: Italian / English
Tags: book cover design, Freek Lomme, John C. Welchman, Thomas Raat
An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth (2nd Edition). Thomas Raat. Onomatopee.
Second edition (November 2013 )
Thomas Raat’s An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth takes off from the cover designs of popular “egghead” paperbacks published from the late 1940s until the early 70s. The artist’s repurposing of the predominantly abstract imagery of the jackets mediates an abstruse range of synthetic epistemologies (from “freedom and responsibility” to “the law of civilization and decay”) as well as the needs or demands of various book series and the branding orientations of the publishing houses that commissioned them.
The accompanying essay by John C. Welchman discusses how Raat’s work operates at the technical interface between abstract painting and visual construction and on the generic borderlines between art, design and the history of ideas; and how his intervention precipitates a salient crisis in the signifying assumptions delivered to non-figurative compositionality in the mid-twentieth century—and its later reassessments. Prompted by an ethos of design that fronts the inevitability of reading, Raat’s project asks how abstract signs have been organized as the future of a long and stealthy illusion.
Editors: Thomas Raat, Edwin van Gelder, John C. Welchman and Freek Lomme
text by John C. Welchman
Graphic design: mainstudio
Photograpy: Willem Vermaase
Pages: 80 (Japanese folding)
Tags: conceptual writing, Kristen Mueller, Maurice Blanchot, Nick Thurston
Partially Removing the Remove of Literature. Kristen Mueller. & So.
“A book, even a fragmentary one, has a center which attracts it. This center is not fixed, but is displaced by the pressure of the book and circumstances of its composition. Yet it is also a fixed center which, if it is genuine, displaces itself, while remaining the same and becoming always more central, more hidden, more uncertain and more imperious. He who writes the book writes it out of desire for this center and out of ignorance. The feeling of having touched it can very well be only the illusion of having reached it.” -Maurice Blanchot, The Space of Literature
In Reading the Remove of Literature (Information as Material, 2006), Nick Thurston has erased the text of the English translation of Maurice Blanchot’s L’espace littéraire (The Space of Literature), while at the same time preserving his own marginalia, resetting them in almost the exact typeface of Blanchot’s text.
In Partially Removing the Remove of Literature, Thurston’s marginalia have been partially erased. Only the non-verbal, diagrammatic traces – the underlinings and arrows, circles and asterisks – remain, printed one atop another, collapsing each chapter into the space of a single page. The chapters’ running titles, reprinted at the top of each page, offer the sole clue as to what Blanchot once wrote, and Thurston once read and annotated.
Tags: Brian O’Doherty
The Crossdresser’s Secret. Brian O’Doherty. Sternberg Press.
The eighteenth century was an era of violent contrasts and radical change, intellectual brilliance and war, spies and diplomatic intrigue, elegance and cruelty. One of the century’s most mysterious figures was the Chevalier d’Eon, who lived as both man and woman, French spy and European celebrity. Written from the perspective of this historical figure, the novel by Brian O’Doherty—artist and author of, among others, the critical milestone Inside the White Cube and the Booker Prize-shortlisted The Deposition of Father McGreevy—reveals d’Eon’s radical modernity, certified by his attitudes to gender and his examination of his own nature. He ponders the social determinants of sexual identity and studies the manners and conventions governing discourse between the sexes. At the same time, as diplomat and spy, he is involved in the power politics of nations. The novel holds close to historical facts and reproduces some of d’Eon’s comments as recorded in his voluminous journals. Apparently his life did not become real to him until he had rehearsed it in writing.
Published: February 2014